This week at IndigoChildren.com we’re celebrating the Autumn Equinox by honoring the Fairies! Yes, little magical people who grant wishes with wings and Fairy Dust. I remember going to a park named for the Fairies as a young girl. We were given glass vials of sparkly, magical Fairy Dust and sang songs as we played in the park imagining Fairies all around us.
Fairies notoriously love sugar and sweets and have to be careful not to indulge too often. They thrive on a largely vegan diet eating things you may find on a walk through the forest.
- Wild Rice
- Nut Milk
Fae tend to have A blood types, meaning they need a meat-free, organic, fruit, veggie and grain diet. They get plenty of protein through nuts and seeds.
Protein In Nuts:
- Oil Roasted Almonds: 1 cup = 33g
- Dry Roasted Almonds: 1 cup = 29g
- Oil Roasted Mixed Nuts: 1 cup = 27g
- Honey Roasted Almonds: 1 cup = 26g
- Oil Roasted Cashews: 1 cup = 22g
- Hazelnuts: 1 cup = 20g
- Almonds: 1 cup = 20g
- Brazil Nut: 1 cup = 19g
- Pine Nuts: 1 cup = 18g
- Walnuts: 1 cup = 12g
- Macadamia Nuts: 1 cup = 11g
- Cashews: 1 oz = 5g
- Pecans: 1 oz = 2.7g
- Chestnuts: 1 oz = .5g
Protein In Seeds:
- Dried Pumpkin Seeds: 1 cup = 39g
- Roased Pumpkin Seeds: 1 cup = 35g
- Dried Sunflower Seeds: 1 cup = 29g
- Sesame Seeds: 1 cup = 26g
- Chia: 1 oz = 4.7g
- Flaxseed: 1 tbsp = 1.9g
Our friend Fairy Paloma shared her favorite Fairy-friendly recipe. “I like quinoa mixed with broccoli and cut up carrots. Simple, light and yummy.” Fairy Paloma says she uses coconut oil to grill the veggies and that she likes the tri-color quinoa because it’s crunchier. Yum! Don’t mind if I do!
Quinoa is considered a grain known best for its overall nutrient richness. The difference between quinoa and other grains are that they are not considered a total protein due to their lack in amino acids. Quinoa has a lot of amino acids; lysine and isoleucine. Quinoa is also an excellent source of Vitamin E and a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent.
In my opinion, there is something kind of glamorous about the Fairy Diet. It feels clean and beautiful. Almost sparkly like Fairy Dust. Perhaps a person with gut concerns, candida or inflammation would thrive on the Fairy Diet, as well as those with A blood types. Your body will thank you.