Pranakitchen’s Spring 2015 Tour

 

 

CHUR/Switzerland

we had a cosy prana picknick with a large variety of fresh spring food, well actually we said changings are often not hard cuts and in the beginnings not directly obvious – it was march 24th, the calendar said spring, but ingredients still mixed winter veggies like beet root (rolled up in bliss balls with coco straw topping) and pumpkin for example ( – in a lentil salad with dried tomato and updated with powerful SPRING sprouts). our light spinach pesto with bärlauch was definitely a seasonal treat, do you know bärlauch? tastes garlicy but is much milder on your digestive system even when consumed raw. Before we sat down Katharina picked up the spring topic for her Yang/Yin Yoga class, talked ybout energie that wakes up and moves sky wards, there were lots of twits in this sequence to help to wake up the digestive system by giving it a massage after a long winter with heavier foods.

PLUS here the very first edition of the Pranakitchen Recipe Collection got released, want one??

What a cool event, thanks Chur for welcoming Pranakitchen!

Btw way if you want to join Katharina and Martina at their City Retreat in Barcelona in may find here more information: CITY RETREAT BCN

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ZÜRICH/Switzerland

…and off I went to Zurich, one of my favorite cities, don t ask me why, even though it was raining I had a great time, went to spy and got inspired in one of Europe’s oldest vegetarian restaurants before sharing RAW food skills in a cool workshop with highly interested listeners who were eager to grate, chop and blend as you can see on the pics. *What about the scientific background?* – a classic question and i understand where it comes from, but isn’t it obvious that if all that stays natural and barely processed must be made by nature to nourish us well AND heal us….FOOD AS MEDICINE. if something needs to be tested and proved it already is suspicious.

Earth is taking care of us and we have to take better care of her! Let’s eh…….NOW

thanks for showing up Ladies and Gentlemen!! keep cookin’

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VIENNA/Austria

A bunch of Yoginis gathered to find out about vegan RAW food, all levels welcome – we never stop learning, there is always something to share and find out to exchange and change. Life moves, flows and that is PRANA. More questions and more ways to answer, more kale chips and an attempt to copy an Austrian classic – waffels of sprouted buckwheat with hazelnut cream….although it was not so pretty as the industrial original it was gone in the end, we’ll go back to the lab soon and work on the design.

With Christine Stiessel Martina will share more yogi knowledge in this Yoga Teacher Training, if you have thought about taking one this might be interesting for you – Part 1 of the training take s place in Spain, close to Barcelona at an amazing retreat place that allows you to really indulge into your yogic studies and for Part 2 we meet in Vienna city cos we have to be able to find silence everywhere, right? also in the urban jungle.

More Information here: YOGAWEGE

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Pranakitchen’s Radical Immersion 2015

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August 1st – 17th – Algarve Portugal
 

Arrival: This is serious – imagine you arrive and our beautiful host collects your cellphone you are offered a virgin basil daiquiri and you put your feet in the sand. WELCOME.

 

Day 2 – your day X: you stay as long as you wish, this is your vacation, your practice your responsability – activities you book as you wish.

What you commit to during your radical immersion is this:

6:30 gooood morning practice! Silence. We practice early, it will get very hot very soon. Asanas, physical practice.

8:00 green juice. PURIFY. You go for a swimm and eat fresh fruits.

daily activities depend on the swell, since we play here with nature and it’s forces we humbly schedule with the tides – the area offers countless options and we want to show them to you

*swim naked towards the sun set-  we know the hidden beaches along the rough coast!

*surf

*join us for a Prana dinner under a tree at one of the most quiet places in the area

*villages and beaches to explore and enjoy

if you know how to surf we recommend to rent a car, if you want to learn there will be a daily shuttle to a beach with swell that suits your level and skills.

Our hood is located close to Aljezur on the portugese atlantic coast

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Price for 6 days _ 700€/Person

this includes:

*daily yoga class

*green juice, tea, water, fruits

*healthy delicious whole food dinner

*alojamiento

have a look at our beautiful Prana Casa.

 

 

 

Why beet roots are awesome:

– and why todays’s green juice is red….

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once upon a time …. only the greens of beets were used, until the romans started to also cultivate and use the red, sweet and earthy tasting roots – so why again do we throw the greens away today? More about that later…

The romans used beets as aphrodisiacs, which makes totally sense, as red roots it’s obvious that they vibrate with our lower chakras, ain’t it?

IMG_3497Beets are known and often recommended because of their iron content, which is good but not as high as in other vegetables, what is interesting about it though ist he fact that beet’s iron is easier for our organisms to assimilate. The higher iron content is in the greens!!

 

Talking about the leavy greens – I put them in my green juice today, it is delicious J the stems turned t deep red but still the chlorophyl oft he kale that went in was still in my jar, i also added parsley, lemon and a spoon of tamari to make it a savory version.

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Other ways to add them to your daily menu is sauteed with coconut oil and served with slightly warmed cherry tomatos or finely chopped in any salad.

The roots have the highest sugar content of all vegetables. Try to use them in their whole form to sweeten your cakes! They are also known and valued for supporting the body in detoxification, particular pigments bind toxins so they can be execrated.

Beets boost bone strength and stimulate the production of antibodies and white blood cells – means they help our immune system. Can’t beat the beet!

 

I gotta go and radiate just finished my red green juice YAY!

Prana Thursday @ Labcuina

 

check out this week s pranic menu….thursday on the plates you ll find: *fruit salad with raw prune crackers and green juice *beet soup wit rocket salad and crackers *veggies and a chickpea/coco surprise last but not least *a giant chocolate chip cookie – – who s comming?

Apocapoc BCN, Passatge Hort dels Velluters, 5, Barcelona

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Want to know….

 

……why? how? and what Traditional Chinese Medicine has to say about that?

join one of our Pranakitchen Workshops, we look forward to meeting You!

26.3 Zurich, Switzerland

29.3 Vienna, Austria

2.4-6.4 Banyoles, Spain

30.4-3.5 Banyoles, Spain

PEACE

info: martina.wastl@gmail.com

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Why sprouts are awesome:

They have an exceptional high concentration on enzymes, it’s said up to a hundred times more than uncooked vegetables or fruits. (enzymes are a special type of proteins we need for our bodies metabolism to function).

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They are super easy to make and grow in your kitchen – they need some of your attention in the mornings and before you go to bed, you shower them and put a moist blanket on them, tell them how beautiful they are and leave them alone again, just kidding J I’m ok, but try it and you ll see how excited you get once they start to grow for you.

 

 

During the germination process starch gets transformed this makes them easy and quick to digest. How many people have digestive problems? We all should add sprouts to our nutrition. Sprouting icreases the levels of fibers, essential fatt acids and vitamins + they contain chlorophyl, another special protein, the easiest to digest – it goes straight to our red blood cells and is one of our greatest healers, liquid sunlight in green juice, remember? Sunshine makes us all smile and feel good right? So sprouts are natures solution for us on rainy days…Grains and legumes are generally creating acidity, what does not make them bed, eh! But sprouting lets them become alkalizing which makes them even better for us.

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Do not over consume and keep everything very clean when hOMe sprouting.

 

PEACE.