evepostappleOnce upon a time, there was a woman named Eve, who, unable to resist the luring temptation of a fragrant orchard, took a bite of forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. Perhaps Eve was bored. Perhaps she was ovulating and had a desperate craving for something sweet. Perhaps life in the little garden was becoming stressful or claustrophobic. Perhaps she felt out of control or lacked passion in her life and in order to numb her emotions or soothe herself from Adam's lack of attention or his ambivalence in starting a family, she chose to indulge. Perhaps Eve was an emotional eater. But as Eve soon discovered, neither the bite, nor the whole fruit fulfilled her as she had hoped. Not only did she realize she was naked but that she had contempt for the way she looked. Perhaps Eve suffered with body dismorphia. Eve tried to stop eating the forbidden fruit and eventually avoided eating altogether but that didn't work and she ended up eating until she could no longer breathe. The point of this is that Eve lost her intuitive ability to nourish herself. She no longer had balance in her life and was willing to do any and everything to get that back.

Maybe Eve didn't exist. Maybe the stories that were told are not as important as the stories we tell ourselves.

This blog is dedicated to creating new stories based on the philosophies of whole body nutrition, self-love, intuition, fitness and yoga.

In my journey I have sought to uncover the knowledge and balance which have brought me to a greater awareness of health and this is what I wish to share with you.

About Me

I am a holistic nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, athlete, healthy living chef, and published writer. I have spent the last four years of my life rebuilding all aspects of myself after recovering from an eating disorder. Follow me as I continue to eat clean, train hard, and discover balance mind, body and spirit. zainsaraswatijamal.com

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    One of these kinds of mornings….😄

Zain’s Vegan Buckwheat Waffles with wayyyy too many summer berries and a London Fog made with homemade cashew milk!

Ingredients:
1 Cup Buckwheat Flour (made from ground organic buckwheat groats)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 Scoop @Sunwarrior Protein Powder, Vanilla Whey OR Protein Powder of your choice
1/2 Banana
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 Flax Eggs
1-2 Tbsp Water if needed
Coconut Oil Spray

Directions:

1. In a food process or magic bullet, blend almond milk, protein powder, flax eggs, vanilla, banana and flax seeds until smooth and blend till smooth

2. Place buckwheat flour in a mixing bowl and stir in blended ingredients slowly, mixing thoroughly

3. Preheat waffle iron and grease with coconut oil spray.

4. Pour mixture onto grill, close lid cook for 3-5 minutes or until lid releases

5. For each waffle, respray the grill

6. Once waffles are cooked, plate and top with berries maple syrup & coconut whip, serve warm

    One of these kinds of mornings….😄

    Zain’s Vegan Buckwheat Waffles with wayyyy too many summer berries and a London Fog made with homemade cashew milk!

    Ingredients:
    1 Cup Buckwheat Flour (made from ground organic buckwheat groats)
    1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
    1/2 Scoop @Sunwarrior Protein Powder, Vanilla Whey OR Protein Powder of your choice
    1/2 Banana
    1 Tsp Vanilla
    3 Flax Eggs
    1-2 Tbsp Water if needed
    Coconut Oil Spray

    Directions:

    1. In a food process or magic bullet, blend almond milk, protein powder, flax eggs, vanilla, banana and flax seeds until smooth and blend till smooth

    2. Place buckwheat flour in a mixing bowl and stir in blended ingredients slowly, mixing thoroughly

    3. Preheat waffle iron and grease with coconut oil spray.

    4. Pour mixture onto grill, close lid cook for 3-5 minutes or until lid releases

    5. For each waffle, respray the grill

    6. Once waffles are cooked, plate and top with berries maple syrup & coconut whip, serve warm

    07.27.147 NOTES Reblog
    One of these kinds of mornings….
Zain’s Vegan Buckwheat Waffles with wayyyy too many summer berries and a London Fog made with homemade cashew milk!

Ingredients:
1 Cup Buckwheat Flour (made from ground organic buckwheat groats)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 Scoop Sunwarrior Protein Powder, Vanilla Whey OR Protein Powder of your choice
1/2 Banana
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 Flax Eggs
1-2 Tbsp Water if needed
Coconut Oil Spray

Directions:
1. In a food process or magic bullet, blend almond milk, protein powder, flax eggs, vanilla, banana and flax seeds until smooth and blend till smooth

2. Place buckwheat flour in a mixing bowl and stir in blended ingredients slowly, mixing thoroughly

3. Preheat waffle iron and grease with coconut oil spray.

4. Pour mixture onto grill, close lid cook for 3-5 minutes or until lid releases

5. For each waffle, respray the grill

6. Once waffles are cooked, plate and top with berries maple syrup & coconut whip, serve warm

    One of these kinds of mornings….
    Zain’s Vegan Buckwheat Waffles with wayyyy too many summer berries and a London Fog made with homemade cashew milk!

    Ingredients:
    1 Cup Buckwheat Flour (made from ground organic buckwheat groats)
    1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
    1/2 Scoop Sunwarrior Protein Powder, Vanilla Whey OR Protein Powder of your choice
    1/2 Banana
    1 Tsp Vanilla
    3 Flax Eggs
    1-2 Tbsp Water if needed
    Coconut Oil Spray

    Directions:
    1. In a food process or magic bullet, blend almond milk, protein powder, flax eggs, vanilla, banana and flax seeds until smooth and blend till smooth

    2. Place buckwheat flour in a mixing bowl and stir in blended ingredients slowly, mixing thoroughly

    3. Preheat waffle iron and grease with coconut oil spray.

    4. Pour mixture onto grill, close lid cook for 3-5 minutes or until lid releases

    5. For each waffle, respray the grill

    6. Once waffles are cooked, plate and top with berries maple syrup & coconut whip, serve warm

    07.26.146 NOTES Reblog
    And exhale….

Stoked after wrapping my last shoot with @myyogaonline in Vancouver…and wishing them all the best as they leave for their new home in Boulder, Colorado!

Had so much fun shooting four all new Kundalini Fusion classes coming soon to @myyogaonline & @gaiam TV

This is a still shot moving through dancing warrior sequence for my Sweet Body Bliss Kundalini Flow, hitting the channel in January 2015 ❤️
Wardrobe @lululemon errthang 🙏

    And exhale….

    Stoked after wrapping my last shoot with @myyogaonline in Vancouver…and wishing them all the best as they leave for their new home in Boulder, Colorado!

    Had so much fun shooting four all new Kundalini Fusion classes coming soon to @myyogaonline & @gaiam TV

    This is a still shot moving through dancing warrior sequence for my Sweet Body Bliss Kundalini Flow, hitting the channel in January 2015 ❤️
    Wardrobe @lululemon errthang 🙏

    07.25.142 NOTES Reblog
    Vegan Quinoa Sushi is one of my favourite go-to snacks to keep me fueled on a busy day 😋

I love the combination of yam, avocado, mango, cucumber beets and shredded carrots or sprouts.

All you need:

Sushi roller
Seaweed - Organic Nori Paper 
1 Cup Quinoa of your choice, white, red or rainbow 
11/2 Cup Veggies or filling of your choice (thinly sliced)
1/2 avocado
And a sauce if you wish…I like mine plain or with a ginger miso paste!

Then…
Simply lay it out on your roller and roll them up starting from the middle, working your way out!
I like to chill mine for 20 mins and I serve it up with gluten free, tamari or braggs & lots of pickled ginger!

    Vegan Quinoa Sushi is one of my favourite go-to snacks to keep me fueled on a busy day 😋

    I love the combination of yam, avocado, mango, cucumber beets and shredded carrots or sprouts.

    All you need:

    Sushi roller
    Seaweed - Organic Nori Paper
    1 Cup Quinoa of your choice, white, red or rainbow
    11/2 Cup Veggies or filling of your choice (thinly sliced)
    1/2 avocado
    And a sauce if you wish…I like mine plain or with a ginger miso paste!

    Then…
    Simply lay it out on your roller and roll them up starting from the middle, working your way out!
    I like to chill mine for 20 mins and I serve it up with gluten free, tamari or braggs & lots of pickled ginger!

    Vegan Quinoa Sushi is one of my favourite go-to snacks to keep me fueled on a busy day 😋

I love the combination of yam, avocado, mango, cucumber, beets and shredded carrots or sprouts 

All you need:

Sushi roller
Seaweed - Organic Nori Paper 
1 Cup Quinoa of your choice, white, red or rainbow 
11/2 Cup Veggies or filling of your choice (thinly sliced)
1/2 avocado

And about 4 tbsp sauce if you wish…I like mine plain or with a ginger miso dressing! 

Then…
Simply lay it out on your roller and roll them up starting from the middle, working your way out!

I like to chill mine for 20 mins and I serve it up with gluten free tamari or braggs & lots of pickled ginger 😄

    Vegan Quinoa Sushi is one of my favourite go-to snacks to keep me fueled on a busy day 😋

    I love the combination of yam, avocado, mango, cucumber, beets and shredded carrots or sprouts

    All you need:

    Sushi roller
    Seaweed - Organic Nori Paper
    1 Cup Quinoa of your choice, white, red or rainbow
    11/2 Cup Veggies or filling of your choice (thinly sliced)
    1/2 avocado

    And about 4 tbsp sauce if you wish…I like mine plain or with a ginger miso dressing!

    Then…
    Simply lay it out on your roller and roll them up starting from the middle, working your way out!

    I like to chill mine for 20 mins and I serve it up with gluten free tamari or braggs & lots of pickled ginger 😄

    07.24.144 NOTES Reblog
    Look who came to teach infrared yoga with mama today…

Her teachings were profound, she reminded all of us with her peaceful presence to reset our biorhythms simply by connecting to nature and drawing the elements of earth, air, fire, water and ether into our practice ❤️

    Look who came to teach infrared yoga with mama today…

    Her teachings were profound, she reminded all of us with her peaceful presence to reset our biorhythms simply by connecting to nature and drawing the elements of earth, air, fire, water and ether into our practice ❤️

    07.23.142 NOTES Reblog
    Don’t have a vegetable garden started yet? 

These days you barely need much space to grow herbs, certain fruits such as strawberries, raspberries & blueberries as well as a variety of lettuces, kale, chard, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and even zucchini!

There are layered planters that you can buy for the tiniest of spaces and nothing tastes quite like the fresh organic eats from your own garden. So take some time and start with even one little planter…it may just change your life and it will definitely make your healthy meals taste even more amazing! Plus it will save you tons of dough 😉

'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow' - Audrey Hepburn 💚

    Don’t have a vegetable garden started yet?

    These days you barely need much space to grow herbs, certain fruits such as strawberries, raspberries & blueberries as well as a variety of lettuces, kale, chard, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and even zucchini!

    There are layered planters that you can buy for the tiniest of spaces and nothing tastes quite like the fresh organic eats from your own garden. So take some time and start with even one little planter…it may just change your life and it will definitely make your healthy meals taste even more amazing! Plus it will save you tons of dough 😉

    'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow' - Audrey Hepburn 💚

    07.22.147 NOTES Reblog
    Zain’s Anti- Ager Green Juice 💚

This juice combination is pretty much the Fountain of Youth. 

Packed with phytonutrients antioxidants, vitamins & organic goodness, you’ll be knocking em back by the blenderful 😏

In yo juicer…

Ginger 
Parsley 
Coriander 
Spinach 
Lime 
Turmeric 
Cucumber
Radish
Green Apple (optional) 

Then blend with…

Kale
E3live
Vitamin D (drops)
Wheatgrass
Goji Berries (I use fresh ones)
@Sunwarrior Ormus Greens 

I don’t normally measure out my juicing ingredients I just do it intuitively feeling what I need that day. This is a great combo to have first thing in the morning or after your daily yoga or meditation practice.

    Zain’s Anti- Ager Green Juice 💚

    This juice combination is pretty much the Fountain of Youth.

    Packed with phytonutrients antioxidants, vitamins & organic goodness, you’ll be knocking em back by the blenderful 😏

    In yo juicer…

    Ginger
    Parsley
    Coriander
    Spinach
    Lime
    Turmeric
    Cucumber
    Radish
    Green Apple (optional)

    Then blend with…

    Kale
    E3live
    Vitamin D (drops)
    Wheatgrass
    Goji Berries (I use fresh ones)
    @Sunwarrior Ormus Greens

    I don’t normally measure out my juicing ingredients I just do it intuitively feeling what I need that day. This is a great combo to have first thing in the morning or after your daily yoga or meditation practice.

    07.21.149 NOTES Reblog
    As you start this fresh new week, remember you are the only one responsible for the way you feel. 

No person or situation has the power to shake your roots…these situations merely present themselves so that you can understand your true nature.

If you find yourself getting pulled into reaction or emotion, bring to mind the divine qualities of a tree. No matter what is happening around it, she remains grounded & rooted, calm & stable, soft yet strong ❤️

    As you start this fresh new week, remember you are the only one responsible for the way you feel.

    No person or situation has the power to shake your roots…these situations merely present themselves so that you can understand your true nature.

    If you find yourself getting pulled into reaction or emotion, bring to mind the divine qualities of a tree. No matter what is happening around it, she remains grounded & rooted, calm & stable, soft yet strong ❤️

    07.21.143 NOTES Reblog
    Zain’s Vegan & Gluten Free Zucchini Lasagna! 

Ingredients:
5 organic zucchini
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh basil 
2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight preferably in water)
3 cups tomato sauce of your choice (I make mine homemade with vegetable stock, fresh heirloom tomatoes & oregano)
2 cups veggies of your choice (I like orange peppers, mushrooms & onion)
11/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Crystal salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
11/2 cups @daya vegan cheddar cheese or non-vegans swap for cheese of your choice 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Trim ends off zucchini slice about 1/16 thick with a mandoline 

3. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. 

4. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes until zucchini is soft then remove and let cool.

5. Meanwhile blend cashews, about 1/2 cup water, nutritional yeast, basil and a pinch of salt until smooth.

6. Line a sprayed loaf pan (I use one that is 9 inches)with a layer of zucchini, 1/8 cup tomato sauce, 1 cup of the veggies of your choice, half the cashew cheese and 1/2 cup daya cheese or cheese of your choice.
Cover with another layer of zucchini and repeat until loaf pan is full. Top with remaining tomato sauce and remaining daya cheese or cheese of your choice.

7. Bake for 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe tastes amazing cold too on those hot summer days!

    Zain’s Vegan & Gluten Free Zucchini Lasagna!

    Ingredients:
    5 organic zucchini
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 cup fresh basil
    2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight preferably in water)
    3 cups tomato sauce of your choice (I make mine homemade with vegetable stock, fresh heirloom tomatoes & oregano)
    2 cups veggies of your choice (I like orange peppers, mushrooms & onion)
    11/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
    Crystal salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
    11/2 cups @daya vegan cheddar cheese or non-vegans swap for cheese of your choice

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°

    2. Trim ends off zucchini slice about 1/16 thick with a mandoline

    3. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

    4. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes until zucchini is soft then remove and let cool.

    5. Meanwhile blend cashews, about 1/2 cup water, nutritional yeast, basil and a pinch of salt until smooth.

    6. Line a sprayed loaf pan (I use one that is 9 inches)with a layer of zucchini, 1/8 cup tomato sauce, 1 cup of the veggies of your choice, half the cashew cheese and 1/2 cup daya cheese or cheese of your choice.
    Cover with another layer of zucchini and repeat until loaf pan is full. Top with remaining tomato sauce and remaining daya cheese or cheese of your choice.

    7. Bake for 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe tastes amazing cold too on those hot summer days!

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