WITCHY BLACK MOON IN SCORPIO// moon day diet guide

A new black moon in Scorpio is on the horizon for the upcoming Halloween weekend, a time to set intentions, start new projects and make plans for the big things you'd like to make happen. It's also a time where many women are menstrual (if in sync with the new moon). Your body chemistry is changing. Progesterone drops, fatigue and cravings may hit, so the focus is slowing down + finding comfort. 

Just as we discussed the importance of proper nourishment to support ovulation during the full moon, there are also specific foods that are powerfully healing to eat as we shed during this new moon, replenishing lost nutrients that are essential for hormonal balance.

During your menstrual phase, it's a good idea to avoid stimulants like alcohol, tobacco, coffee, refined sugar and excess meat and dairy which can make the body feel sluggish. Also, because our body needs to maintain warmth and movement during this time, it’s important to limit the amount of cold or raw foods and heavy, starchy foods that might weigh us down.

 

Optimal menstrual, new moon foods:

 

GRAINS | Buckwheat and wild rice

Indulge in the ideal comfort food brunch and stack some thick buckwheat pancakes high on your plate + batch this homemade coconut curry that you can keep around for quick and satisfying moon day meals. 

VEGETABLES | Think grounding roots + lots of seaweed like beets, burdock, dulse, hijiki, kale, kelp, kombu, mushrooms, wakame

Beets help replenish the iron lost during menstruation and seaweed is rich in iodine, which deeply supports optimal thyroid function. This is the time to load it high with the seaweed varieties in the form of a deeply nourishing macro bowl. 

FRUITS | Blackberries, blueberries, concord grapes, cranberries, watermelon

Stick with fresh rather than frozen in your morning smoothies to avoid the cold shock to your system, especially during the cooler months. Gotta keep that uterus real warm! (Also, cranberry cheescake + pistachio stuffed vegan french toast. JUST saying.)

LEGUMES | Adzuki, kidney

Try this avocado toast upgrade that combines red kidney beans with tahini, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice + extra EVOO. 

And if you're lucky to live in LA, get yourself to Butcher's Daughter ASAP for their cauliflower grits with adzuki bacon. Life changing. 

NUTS | Chestnut

This nut is underrated. Pumpkin Chestnut Stew, anyone? We say yes. Or just try them straight upROASTED in coconut oil, ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL | This stuff also helps to boost the iron in your blood and to deal with the anemia that typically develops from chronic heavy bleeding. Put that shit in all your morning tonics or drop a few under your tongue and go. 

Feed that beauty blood belly good + well, and keep that heating pad and some extra blankets close by. That's the only costume you'll need this weekend. see our take on a full blown black moon side dish below. vegan. gluten free. grain free. obviously.....cause its mostly berries and one for the simple. laiiiiiiid back.

BY ALLISON WALTON OF ANDBEWELL.COM

 

 

BERRY PROBIOTIC SLAW // we aint afraid to take chances + mix savory and sweet like its our job. this berry slaw is rich in iodine, gut-loving bubbles, and parasite killing apple cider vinegar (one of the only vinegars you should ever consume.....drop the balsamic!) to help bring you a mouthful of flavor thats almost as good as sex. 

2 cups organic berries (in any ratio, we did equal amounts of strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry)
2 tsp probiotic powder (We love Moon Juice probiotics)
2 tsp shatavari
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp black salt
handful of nori flakes (dulse works too!)

serves 2 as side dish. 

 

ELI KEATON