Change Your Perspective with Spiritual Wellness Warrior Julie Piatt

If you’ve got a burning desire to add more energy, creativity, deliciousness or pure love to your life, Julie Piatt can be a guiding light and enormous inspiration, as she is to me! A brilliant plant based chef, a wife and mother of four children, a singer/songwriter and a spiritual healer on so many levels, Julie is a shining example of grounded wellness and creating your world in your own beautiful way.

Julie’s podcast, Divine Throughline, is a weekly dose of inspired ideas to live a lighter and happier life, along with an episode dedicated to a meditation or healing idea to apply directly to life in the very moment. Her Instagram beams with brightness — from plant-powered retreats in Italy to adventures in the kitchen in Malibu, music and family.

All of this creating is a constant reminder to get closer to nature — and our own truest inner nature — as a lifestyle.

Julie is an example of her own teaching in a profound way. Diagnosed with an incurable large cyst on her neck, she cured herself using food, lifestyle and meditation as her own best medicine. That powerful experience was a profound step toward a universe of vibrant foods, artistry and exploration that is addictively fantastic.

Along with her husband, plant based ultra endurance athlete and wellness advocate, Rich Roll, Julie co-authored the best selling plant-based lifestyle cookbook, The Plantpower Way: Whole Food recipes and Guidance For the Whole Family. She has also created a meditation program, in-depth e-cookbooks, and has released an album — Mother of Mine — with her two sons (so awesome!) that you can explore on her website, SriMati.

Julie, I’m so excited to share your thoughts — and recipe — today!!!

Q & A

If you had an extra hour in your day every day, how would you spend it?

Meditating and communing with my soul…

If we could peek into your refrigerator, what would definitely be there?

Organic homemade Japanese specialty miso pastes, raw cacao, and kombucha.

Could you share your go-to recipe that’s now a family classic?

Cashew Cheese from The Plantpower Way!

I was graciously given permission to share the recipe and all of Julie’s notes on making it with love, courtesy of Avery Books (Copyright © 2015, Rich Roll & Julie Piatt) and here it is explained in full:

“Here’s to a healthier way to satisfy your cheese fix. Cashews are rich in essential minerals like iron, copper, zinc, manganese and selenium and provide a mildly sweet cheese flavor. Using chickpea miso raises the vibrational experience, but if you can’t find it use fresh non-GMO soy miso instead. When preparing, I tend to warm in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Maybe it’s because I enjoy putting my energy back into this magical dish as I gaze into the creamy sauce and envision our lives fulfilled in beauty and grace. Thoughts are things. Energy does make a difference. Infuse your sauce with the positive life experiences your heart longs for. Intend healing, love, creativity and vibrant health for you and your family. There you have it — food as medicine.”

Servings 1


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • Celtic sea salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup filtered water, plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup chickpea or yellow soy miso
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a Vitamix or high-powered bender, add cashews, sea salt, nutritional yeast, filtered water and chickpea (or yellow soy) miso. Blend until smooth, adding more water if you desire a thinner consistency.
  2. Transfer to a small saucepan and heat on low until warm. It will thicken up quickly. Add small amount of water and keep stirring to achieve the desired consistency.
Keyword Profiles, Wellness

How do you make yourself at home?

Light nag champa incense and pour myself a cup of Puer tea from 500 year old tea trees…

The one material object in your home that you cherish… (is there one?)

My Sitar

The daily habit that’s been game-changing…

Offering my life over to something greater than my personality, the force or whatever name you prefer to call it by.

The best lifestyle decision you ever made…

Choosing to eat food as medicine healed my body and connected me more deeply to nature.

Where do you go/what do you do to find inspiration?

I find inspiration in the stars and heavens as they remind me of the presence of other worlds to be experienced.

So so so beautiful.

Thank you so much Julie!

xo Dana