Health and Wellness with Shambhala Love
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Raquel Mocholi started Shambhala Love after years exploring the fields of design – turning her interest in healing foods, yoga and meditation into a holistic lifestyle that she now shares through coaching sessions and classes. She is a certified Holistic Health coach and has studied macrobiotics, raw food, and energetic nutrition. Here she gives us some insights to her version of wellness and shares a recipe to give your body a little self love.
Where did the name Shambhala love come from?
Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning “place of inner peace” and love is the universal language of the soul, so when creating my company it made so much sense to base it on something that was so strong to me and to most of the women I was already coaching. Women want to feel inner peace, as the pathway to a purposeful life, grace and true beauty.
What is your approach to wellness?
To me health and wellness are based on my own approach to Beauty Food. As a lifestyle destination that is Shambhala Love, I love to spread this concept of creating beautiful long lasting experiences with the self. It goes way beyond of what we eat. You can eat kale 7 days per week and feel miserable, unhappy. It’s an exquisite balance of nourishing foods and thoughts; it’s movement, feelings, daily rituals and life experiences. We want to feel alive, to feel loved and create moments that will activate our biochemistry, feeling the beautiful meaning in our lives.
Can you share with us a secret wellness tip?
Adaptogens are the “thing” to watch in wellness. They are herbal ingredients widely used for centuries. Rooted in ancient wisdom traditions like Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, these plants help the body to cope with stress, anxiety, fatigue, naturally balance hormones adapting to your specific body’s needs.
BODY LOVE POTION
"This is what I call a Body Love Potion, which literally is an alchemic concoction of all the goodness you can get in a smoothie. This recipe acts like an inflammation tamer and tissue regenerator, and is a skin nourishing aphrodisiac formula, high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. it also activates the libido, while supporting adrenals and brain chemistry. It tastes delicious too!" - Raquel
Ingredients | Serves 1
- 1 ½ cup vegetable milk (almond, cashew, coconut, macadamia...)
- 2 pitted dates
- 1⁄2 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon lucuma powder
- 1 tablespoon tocos (tocotrienols)*
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 5 ice cubes
1. In a high-powered processor, blend all the ingredients for about 30 seconds.
2. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with cacao nibs and enjoy.
* Tocos (formerly known as tocotrienols) derived from the bran of organically grown brown rice, it is a superfood famous as a super rich source of fat-soluble natural vitamin E & D. We source ours from Sun Potion and Moon Juice.
The “The Moon Detox” program uses the powerful influence of the moon to help your body cleanse in a smooth and sustainable way. The program is a plant-based soup cleanse (more fiber, less sugar) based on the Shambhala Love concept of Beauty Food, providing fiber and nutrients to aid the body in the detoxification process by merging the worlds of the plant kingdom, raw food, Ayurveda, energetic nutrition, macrobiotics and alchemic Taoist herbalism.
The program is organic, gluten, and refined sugar free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.