If you have been following my journey, you know that last year at this time, I was searching for relief from running three businesses. I had also gained nearly 20 pounds and felt tired, sluggish, and depleted. It was hard to savor life because frankly, I was just too spent.
In 2014, I made a lot of business and lifestyle changes: I found high-level partners to help run the businesses, and I also committed to a gluten-free Paleo lifestyle using beauty foods — ingredients that nourish and energize from the inside out.
Women entrepreneurs desire to live out their full potential daily. We give, we change the world, we make it a better place for others. The greatest leaders and performers in this world have a magnetic energy and radiant charisma about them.
When I was a pianist, there was a word that my teachers and colleagues used a lot – Ausstrahlung. It means aura, presence, charisma, and radiance. If you have Ausstrahlung on stage, people are inexplicably attracted to your energy that you emit. In the regular world, we call this the “it” factor.
This kind of energy takes a lot of focus and strength to emit, and I’ve learned that the kinds of foods we put into our bodies are key to helping with this level of output.
Here’s a great seasonal breakfast filled with beauty foods you can make during the holidays that will help you replenish, rejuvenate and ring in the New Year at your highest potential… and look fabulous while kicking ass!
Rutabaga Sausage Power Beauty Breakfast
You can choose any root vegetable you love, but I especially love Rutabaga, which is an excellent source of Vitamin C (keeps skin toned and firm) and magnesium (reduces stress.)
- 1-2 T Sesame Oil | moisturizes skin, contains tyrosine (produces CoQ-10 and helps with stress reduction)
- 2 cups roots (peeled, cubed) | high in anti-aging Vitamin C
- 1/2 pound Sweet Italian Sausage | hormone-free (buy directly from butcher)
- 1/2 cup carrots | high in carotenoids (protects skin from sun)
- 1/2 cup zucchini | high in anti-aging Vitamins A and C, relaxing
- 1/2 cup shitake mushrooms | protects skin’s elaticity, immune-boosting
- parsley, rosemary, salt, pepper to taste
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
- Put root in skillet and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add sausage and carrots until vegetables have softened.
- Add remaining ingredients and cook until ingredients are tender.
Serve and Savor!