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Zingy Lemon & Coconut Energy Balls, Vivimoss Spotlight & New Meditation Series!

Posted on August 02 2016

This week we want to feature local clothing company Vivimoss who are based just down the road from us! We absolutely love to shop local! We've picked our favourites from the range but you can see the full range here!

If you're on the go (we certainly are - it's the start of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!) you'll love these Zingy Lemon Energy Balls - perfect for a refreshing protein filled snack! As we completed the Home Practice Series last week we're starting something new....The Meditation Series (aimed at beginners!)....we hope you enjoy!! To see the newsletter click here!

Yours in Yoga,
The Yoga Shop Team

A refreshing spin on energy balls...lemon & coconut!

Packed full of chia seeds, cashews & dates we ate way too many of the first batch of these!! As with all energy balls they are ridiculously quick to make, and can be stored in the fridge for a month or so...although we doubt they will last that long!

We're always looking for ways to be adding chai seeds to things...and they work really well in this recipe! High amounts of antioxidants, protein, calcium, phosphorus & magnesium. Combine this with cashews that contain vitamins E, K and B6, as well as minerals like copper, zinc, iron, selenium & more magnesium & phosphorus - we love this recipe! Recipe from The Healthy Maven.

Ingredients:

-1 cup pitted dates (sticky, so yours might need soaking in hot water for 10mins)

- 1 cup cashews

- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (split into two halves or do 2 x 1/2 cups)

- 1/4 cup chia seeds

- zest from 1 lemon

- juice from 1/2 a lemon, or more - taste first!

- pinch sea salt

Method:

- Process dates in food processor until they are in pea-sized bits before adding the cashews, chia seeds and 1/2 of the coconut and process until well combined.

- Add the lemon zest, juice and salt and process for around a minute until it forms a ball. Roll into 18 balls and roll in the remaining coconut. Pop in the freezer for 15minutes before storing in the fridge.

 

Meditation Series - Introduction

Meditation is something we suggest everyone incorporate into their lives – in this day and age, the demands of modern life leave many feeling stressed, out of control and overworked – as if there is never enough time to get everything done! This has a huge effect on our overall health leaving us stressed, tired, unhappy and frustrated!

Much like finding 15 minutes to practice yoga, spending a spare 10 or 15 minutes in meditation will begin to have a profound impact on your life, emotions and how you understand your own mind. As the old Zen saying goes “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you’re too busy…then you should sit for an hour!”!

Meditation is not a way of making the mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks each day” – Deepak Chopra

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