Cold Pressed Enlightenment - Summer Chakra Series

Beth Marie’s Ice Cream is a Denton staple. Located on the Square, founded in 1998, they continue to serve up unique and old time favorites to a very satisfied clientele. Beth Marie’s uses a 1937 Emery Thomas ice cream machine, and this puppy turns out around 400 gallons of their homemade goodness each week. And they don’t do just ice cream, the counter also serves as an old school soda fountain, and they have a delightfully retro lunch menu that is offered from 11-4. You don’t have to go to one of their two Denton locations to find their goods, Beth Marie’s ice cream is available in 48 locations statewide and can be found at many local small businesses within the Denton community.

 

 

Andie Sterling, Café Manager and Barista of Harvest House, is showcasing their perfectly summer orange sherbet for a fizzy concoction in this weeks Summer Chakra Series. The “Hara”, for the Sacral Chakra, is a combination of ginger root, oranges, pineapples, lemon, a scoop of Beth Marie’s orange sherbet, and a splash of non-alcoholic ginger beer.

 

The Sacral chakra is represented by a brilliant orange color, and is the center of feelings, emotions, sensation, intimacy, and connections. This chakra and the energy it embodies allows you to experience each moments in its fullness, to let go of emotional attachments, to move freely, and to be open to the change and transformation that occurs within our bodies. The Sacral chakra is our passion center, it is our oneness with ourselves. This chakra is also the buzzing hub of creativity, and passion that fuels are want and need for artistic and self-expression. Everything we create originates from this chakra, our passions, our offspring, and our desires. 

You can scoop up a cold glass of “Hara” at this week’s Wednesday morning class in Harvest Houses super zen lounge or beautiful back yard at 10am. Class is all levels, just $5, and a portion of proceeds will go to support the Denton Animal Support Foundation. Cheers yogis! 

Ginger Root - used an an anti-inflammatory to treat arthritis, have anti-oxidant effects on cancer cells, and is very effective in boosting the immune system. Adding a dash to your tea, can really help to work up a healthy sweat to get rid of toxins generated by the common cold and flu. 

Oranges - lowering sodium in our diet is important for maintaining a more stable blood pressure level, but increasing our potassium intake can also help contribute to a healthier blood pressure. The fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, and choline content also encourage overall heart health.

Pineapples - the high levels of Vitamin C and manganese are a great way to get your recommended amount of dietary fiber and bromelain (good for you enzyme).  These help aid our antioxidant defenses, plus the thiamine and Vitamin B found in pineapples keeps our energy levels higher. 

Lemon - full of nourishing nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper,  calcium, iron,  magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. The lemon is a powerhouse fruit, that helps fight off illness, increase energy levels, keep our skin healthy, and contains antioxidant as well as cancer fighting properties.