recipe - watermelon salad
My favorite part of the intuitive eating process is being able to be creative in the kitchen. I've always loved cooking - the freedom to mix different textures, flavors, scents, and have something at the end that you've put your heart into and that provides nourishment.
The process of cooking intuitively looks like this -
I ask myself what I feel like eating. What flavors, textures, temperatures will satisfy me? What is it my body is wanting? To feel nourished, warm, energized? What can I put together to meet that?
Today, my body was craving a mono-meal of watermelon. I wanted the crunch, the light and sweet flavor, the hydration and energy that I feel when I eat fruit.
(This is deserving of it's own post, but for now -- a mono-meal is when you eat one thing for a meal to ease digestion. the most common mono-meals are fruit, which is the easiest thing for our bodies to digest and provides clean energy as well as hydration and numerous vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids.)
Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamins B1 and B6, biotin, magnesium, potassium, dietary fiber, and, of course, water.
This watermelon salad is a favorite recipe of mine during the summer, but it seemed fitting to bring it out today. There are no measurements, so that you can balance your flavors how you like them...
fresh mint (sometimes I use basil)
drizzle of olive oil (so that you can absorb those fat-soluble vitamins - always unrefined, extra virgin)
juice from half a lime
sprinkle of goat cheese
salt to taste ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀