Sometimes the holidays can tempt us, push us over or strengthen us. I hope this helps you find a little more strength or determination not to go over board during the holidays so that come January it’s a breeze!!
It seems like we go overboard in many areas during the holidays and it doesn’t have to be that all or nothing thing.
Have fun as we get closer to the start of another year which is going to be amazing!!
My mom used to make this Chocolate treat at Christmas time that I and almost everyone who tries them, loved them. I couldn’t find a replacement for all the ingredients as they weren’t the healthiest treat but came close to it with this recipe for raw Chocolate Clusters allowing to have a sweet treat yet still healthy eating. Another treat that you can’t tell is raw and still healthy – as it’s yummy!!
- 1 cup Raw Cacao Paste – melted in a double boiler over low heat
- 1 tbsp Coconut oil
- 3 tbsp raw Honey or Agave
Mix together until melted - not too high temp – very low. Once melted (stirring occasionally) then stir in
- 1 cup chopped or slivered raw (or pieces) Almonds
- 1 cup raw Pumpkin seeds
- 3 tbsp Hemp Hearts
- 1 tbsp Maca (Superfood – optional)
- 1 tbsp Spirulina (optional – these Superfoods are optional but you can’t taste them and it just adds more nutritional value to a sweet treat – what better way to get more nutrient dense food into your body)
Raw Chocolate Clusters
Stir until well coated. Then pour into a glass rectangle dish or drop by spoonful onto wax paper and let cool.
Best place to store is in fridge to keep solid and fresh (sometimes it may soften when kept out at room temp)
This recipe almost tastes like shortbread but it’s totally raw! When you can create treats like this at Christmas time – you won’t miss the traditional cookies and snacks that are loaded with sugar!!! I love shortbread cookies but really try not to eat them – now I can and so can You!!!
- 2 cups Almond Flour – throw the almonds in to the Vitamix in the flour container and blend until a fine powder – I did leave the skins on – you can remove them if you choose.
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp raw Honey
- 1 tsp Maca (Superfood – optional)
Blend all ingredients together. It will almost look like thicker Almond butter
Place on wax paper and roll into a log like shape, wrap in the wax paper and store in fridge for 12 – 24 hours.
Take out and slice wedges – serve immediately otherwise they will soften for sure!!.
This is the third 10 Day Transformation Cleanse I have done this year – I keep doing them due to the results I am getting – it just keeps getting better!!
The biggest side benefit is weight loss but that is not my main reason for doing this. It really is to detox and cleanse AND feed my body at a deep level.
Each day between what we eat, our emotions, the air we breath we in take various toxins.
This cleanse also allowed me to really look at when and how much I was eating – as I keep saying there is a BIG difference between eating and feeding the body. I realize how much I had been eating and really eating too much. When I really am feeding the body, I eat less food – I paid attention to when I was actually hungry or when I was craving something to see exactly if it was a real hunger or a habit. I also slowed down my eating so I could chew and enjoy my food instead of gulping it down, eating on the run or sitting in front of my computer.
It is also making me realize how important it is staying away from GMO foods – I can feel the difference.
But the increase in my energy levels – haven’t felt this good in a long time!!
Could your health, body or energy use a little improving??
What I like about this is it is easier to keep eating healthier – if each year you make a New Years Resolution to eat healthier, lose weight or get into better shape – then I highly recommend you having a look at the Purium lifestyle – only if you are serious about creating a healthier lifestyle and NEVER having to make those New Years Resolutions again!!
Raw, Live, Organic, NON-Gmo and now 17 products even Kosher!!!
Here’s to living a great, healthy lifestyle.
Hope to see you on the journey!!
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