Meditating in the Kitchen- and a Peach, Berry and Chocolate Smoothie Parfait

As I’ve mentioned before, being in the kitchen and cooking keeps me calm. It keeps me present. It keeps me grounded.

I have always, to a certain extent- gravitated towards the kitchen. 🙌🏻

Food styling came later- the concentration on colors, plating, textures and angles. Food became not only about taste and smell- but the visual aspect as well. It's double the work, double the prep, but double the fun.

Food art, so they say!!


The more time I spend preparing my plant based meals, the longer I am in the kitchen and therefore, the calmer my mind.

Cooking, for me, is meditation.

And if anyone says that meditating is only done by sitting still and concentrating on one's breath, is mistaken.

Simply put.

Mindful cooking...

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the classic form of meditation. In fact, I've tried very hard for many years to accomplish a meditative state in stillness but it just isn't for me.


Therefore, THIS ⬆️ is my meditation.

This breakfast consisted of, if you're wondering:

A parfait layered with (from bottom up) chopped peaches and blackberries.

A chocolate smoothie made with:

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup almond milk

1 handful spinach

1/4 cup homemade rawtella (raw cacao , maple syrup, hazelnuts, vanilla bean, walnuts, coconut oil, Himalayan salt and a bit of water blended in a vitamix )

1 tbsp hemp seeds

3 tbsp raw cacao

And the final layer is a simple strawberry and white chia jam (boiled strawberries with white chia seeds!) My daughter added a few dried rose petals and there ya go.