Eating healthy treats couldn't be easier. These are soooo good and only ask for two ingredients: dark chocolate and peanut butter.
I hope you're having a nice day. It's a long weekend and all, so that's more reason to celebrate, riiiiight? Honestly, I am NOT feeling my best. My period started today and the weather here - clouds and rain - has really been bummin' me out. Right now I'm listening to The Carpenters and they're helping a bit. But I think I just need to accept that I am allowed to be not 100% happy all the time. Was that a confusing sentence?
I have been SO positive and enthusiastic about life for the past year, but the past week I've been trying to fight off the blues. At first I though I was feeling less than my norm (super awesome) because I wasn't eating greens enough or drinking enough water or getting enough sleep or stressed with school... I could go on. But I corrected all these factors (ate more greens, drank more water, mediated to calm down about school, and got more strict with my sleep sched) yet the melancholia persisted. WHY!? What was I doing wrong!? My conclusion is: [the weather and also] it's OKAY to be a tad glum sometimes. I've written posts before wherein I explain how sometimes I choose to ignore my less-happy feelings so I can stay focused on being positive. But you guys are smarter than me. Many of you reached out and told me I shouldn't ignore unhappy feelings, I should embrace them! That's what I am doing now. Well, it's a slightly begrudging embrace but I AM accepting it. I don't have to be ON all the time. It's perfectly normal and probably healthy to let myself experience the unhappy emotions when they come. Then they will pass and I will have engaged in another chapter of this incredible, colourful relationship of being alive in the world.
I'm not gonna give up on everything and fall to the bottom of the blues pit though. I am going to dip my feet in and be cool with it. I am going to go through these feelings and emotions and thoughts and meditate on them. I will ask myself why I am feeling them, why now, and what I can do about it. I'm not entirely sure how long this funk will last, but regardless I will continue to take care with myself; nourishing my body and mind with whole plant foods, plenty of hydration, yoga, sleep, laughter and quiet time. Moral of the story: you're allowed to feel sad for no reason sometimes. As long as it isn't hard core depression or anything (in that case: talk to a professional, seriously), I think as complex, self-aware humans beings in this hectic sphere of modernity - aka the 21st century - it would be crazy NOT to feel emotionally confused at times.
In any case, this recipe will make everything a little better.
TWO INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
Makes 3-6, depending on how big you like 'em
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 bars Zimt chocolate
Melt the chocolate. In cupcake papers, pour in a tiny bit of melted chocolate and put in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens. Scoop in a teaspoon or tablespoon of peanut butter then cover up with more melted chocolate. Stick the freezer again until hardened. Enjoy!
ADAPTIONS: use any nut or seed butter instead of peanut butter (coconut butter would be amazing too); use any other organic, raw, vegan dark chocolate instead of Zimt. But I gotta say: Zimt is my fave because my good friend, Emma makes it and she has excellent taste. All the ingredients are fair-trade too.
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