Chlorophyll: liquefied sun energy by raw foodie Sarah Lea
I salivate over green. Intuitively, as the winter creeps in, my body yearns for dark greens; wild and cultivated, grasses, seaweeds and winter leafy vegetables. I drool over kale and silverbeet standing tall and strong, and wrestle the children over who gets the dandelions in the lawn.
Instinctively, I turn towards the sun. The sun, responsible for all life, not only warms us and sends sun beams of joy but stores its brilliance in plants in the form of chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is liquefied sun energy. “No life is possible without sunshine, and no life is possible without chlorophyll.” writes Victoria Boutenko in her revolutionary book, ‘Green for Life’. Consuming vast amounts of chlorophyll feels like bathing your insides in an ocean of sunlight. The thought of this radiates through me, liquid gold lapping around my insides. So, I am thankful for the beautiful almost-winter days that immerse us in the light of heaven.
We luxuriate in sunny playdays with friends on empty beaches here in our Paradise. I watch the girls frolic in aquamarine water. Lapping up the glow in the sky, their bodies drip in luminescence. Grabbing a quick snack of sprouts, arame and wild rocket dressed with my green goddess sauce, our bodies dance with vitality. When living under a sky of grey, we grab dark green leafy vegetables from the garden and wrap sunlight in them. My body thirsts for winter greens as the nights draw in and Jack Frost visits in the wee hours of the morning. And so it is we load our daily juices and smoothies with freshly plucked leaves; dandelions, spinach, bok choi, parsley. The girls are sprouting alfalfa and sunflower seeds, we drizzle our green salads with flax oil, add seaweeds to every meal and drink nettle tea.
Since the days of our ancestors, chlorophyll has been a miraculous healer. With a high oxygen content and a colossal mineral count in green plants, greens are the most alkalizing food that exists on our planet. Chlorophyll looks after our body, healing and cleansing our organs, and even destroys many internal enemies such as pathogenic bacteria, funghi and cancer cells. By including uncooked green leafy vegetables in our everyday diet, we can keep our bodies alkaline and healthy.
Wheatgrass juice is another great way of getting liquid sunshine into your body. It consists of 70% chlorophyll and contains a whopping 92 different minerals of the 102 minerals in the human body, as well as beta carotene, B vitamins, C,H,E and K vitamins, 19 amino acids and beneficial enzymes! I’ve given up watching the torturous faces pulled by my loved ones when downing this nutritionally dense food in one, a spoonful of this medicine goes down alot easier in its powdered form. I like to hide it in delicious chocolate biscuits, juices and smoothies and I also use other dried supergreens such as Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae, spirulina or barleygrass in the same vein.
Next time you get the winter blues, go for green. Look around you and see that plants lives depend on sunshine, and our life depends on plants.
For Helen x
1 dark green leaf; bok choi is my favourite
Mix together an assortment of chopped seasonal vegetables; tomatoes, red pepper, sweetcorn, beans, sprouted seeds and silverbeet
Add a creamed avocado, flax oil and white miso to the mix.
Add some of your favourite spices to taste; chilli, masala, paprika
Roll the mix inside the leaf like sushi and walk on sunshine…
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