Enjoy one of our favorite hot oil treatment hair masks from As I Am‘s Day 8′s Self-Care Treatment. This really makes your hair feel more manageable, shiner and naturally healthier!
• 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
• 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
1. The night before your treatment, pour a can of unsweetened coconut milk in a bowl and refrigerate overnight so it hardens.
2. Warm the coconut oil. Massage to scalp and hair.
3. Apply the hardened milk from roots to ends over the coconut oil.
4. Comb the mixture through your hair.
5. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Shampoo, rinse and comb out.
If you have dry ends but your scalp tends to get oily, apply this mask only to the bottom half of hair, keeping it away from your scalp.
Day 2 Salad from The Dharma Zone 21-day Program Menu:
We love all the salads in The Dharma Zone 21-day program, and you would never know this was a vegan, heart-healthy “Caesar” Salad!
Vegan “Caesar” (serves 4)
• 3 cups chopped romaine leaves
• 1/4 cup chopped onions
• 1 sliced avocado
• 1 ripe avocado
• 3 tsp lemon juice
• 2 tsp water
• 3 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1 tbsp capers
• 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
• sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
• ¼ cup hemp seeds
Blend the avocado, lemon juice, water, garlic, capers, mustard, salt and pepper in your food processor or blender until smooth. If it needs some thinning (depending on the size of your avocado) you can add a touch more water. The end result will be the consistency of pudding. Keep it this way to maintain ultra creaminess. Spoon dressing into a bowl and stir in hemp seeds.
Place romaine in a large salad bowl. Mix onions and avocados to taste. Drizzle dressing on top and stir until coated to preference.
Day 20, The Dharma Zone Program, As I Am: I AM You
Aside from the fact that we are all one collective unconscious body, everyone in your life is your mirror. This is the greatest of all relationships secrets. What this means is that you are recognizing aspects of your own consciousness in another person. This gives you an opportunity to truly see what you are focusing on, and ultimately, to grow. The qualities you most admire in others are your own and the same goes for those qualities you dislike. To change anything in your relationships, be the change you want to see.
The beauty of this understanding is that it leaves no room for blame, judgment or to be a victim to another person’s actions or words. There is only room for real love based on understanding, compassion and gratitude. Your relationships with others are your opportunity to experience yourself and grow. They are a perfect mirror of your inner relationship with yourself and the beliefs you have acquired about life and love. In order for you to recognize a certain quality in another, it must be part of your conscious awareness. You could not see it otherwise.
Although The Dharma Zone guidelines minimize interactions with other people, positive and supportive relationships are the treasures of life. The time spent alone during the program will increase appreciation of your relationships when communications do resume. The space will also shed light on whether these relationships are trustworthy and true.
See Yourself In Others
All beings tremble before violence
All fear death
All love life
See Yourself In Others
Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?
He who seeks happiness
By hurting those who seek happiness
Will never find happiness
For your brother is like you
He wants to be happy
Never harm him
You Too Will Find Happiness
In this life
And after you leave this life
~ Buddhist Teaching
Our Dharma Zone recipes are all pretty outstanding, but a few stand apart as favorites, for several reasons. The Blueberry Pro is one of these – super tasty and super good for you – full of anti-aging and disease prevention antioxidants to keep you feeling your best! The dark color is from the antioxidant rich blueberries and depending how much greens powder that you add.
Blueberry Pro (serves 1)
- 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or hemp milk
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
- 1 scoop royal jelly powder mix (YS Eco Bee Farms Royal Rush)
- 1 scoop greens powder (Vitaminerals Greens or similar)
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder (Sunwarrior or similar)
Mix ingredients in a blender and serve.
The Broccoli Puree Soup is one of my favorite recipes from my 21-day mind-body detox program, The Dharma Zone featured in my book, As I Am. The Dharma Zone program is designed to increase your awareness of who you are (and how to stay true to you), while living in a world telling you who you should be. You can join the group event here.
• ½ large onion, chopped
• 1 large garlic clove, chopped
• 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• 1 pinch black pepper
• 1 pinch dried thyme
• ½ bunch of broccoli (cleaned, stems removed and broken into smaller florets)
• ½ head of cauliflower, cleaned and cut into large pieces
• 2 cups vegetable broth
• 1 avocado
Heat a large soup pot with a splash of olive oil, onion, garlic and spices over medium high heat. When it starts to sizzle reduce heat to medium and cook about 5 minutes until lightly brown, softened and fragrant, stirring occasionally.
Add the cauliflower and broccoli and cook a few minutes with the onions. Add the hot broth to the soup pot, increase the heat back to medium high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat back to medium, partially cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are very soft and you can mash them with a fork.
Remove soup from the stovetop and let it cool a bit. Purée the contents with a blender or food processor until smooth. Add more broth depending upon how thick you want your soup. Garnish with the avocado on top.