Jan 15

Raw Lime Superfood Cheesecake

Raw Lime Superfood Cheesecake

 

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Raw Lime Superfood Cheesecakes

 

Deserts don’t have to be taboo, full of crap or uninteresting!!

Raw Cheesecake tastes amazing, most people cannot tell that it’s raw.  Raw Lime Cheesecake is not one of those that is too sweet tasting and by adding in some Superfoods of course healthy too yet undetectable!!

Instead of a big cheesecake I decided to make cupcake style ones and threw in a little hemp too to make little healthier.  Many raw food deserts are dense – but aren’t many good deserts lol  It’s just nice knowing that you can have a sweet and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy, taste bad or have no or little nutritional value.

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Limes

 

You could use lemon instead of lime – I just so love the smell of fresh limes!!

This recipes makes 1 full muffin tin tray of the cakes – I found it easy to put the paper in there (easier to remove).  You could also just make one  cheesecake if you desired!!

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Limes

Crust

-  1 cup raw Almonds

-  1/4 cup Hemp seeds

-  1/2 cup Madjool dates (pits removed)

-  1 tsp Vanilla

-  pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

Put the Almonds in a food processor (or Vitamix) and process till almost fine.  Throw in the other ingredient and process until a ball forms or it’s sticky enough to stick together.

Press in the bottom of the paper cups (that are in the muffin tin tray) to the thickness you desire but make sure it’s pressed together firm – you don’t want it falling apart as you eat it.

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Raw Lime Superfood Cheesecakes

Cheesecake

-  11/2 cup raw Cashews

Throw raw Cashews into the Vitamix (or blender) and process first on their own a bit, not necessary but I find it makes it smoother faster.

Add in

-  1/4 cup Hemp seeds

1/4 cup L.O.V. Plain (optional and it is a Purium product, if omitted add in a few more Cashews or Hemp – 1/8 cup approx)

-  3 tbsp cold pressed Coconut Oil

-  1/2 cup nut Mylk (Almond, Hemp, Cashew – your choice!)

-  1/2 cup fresh Lime juice

-  2 – 3 tbsp Honey or Agave (your choice, I used 2 tbsp but you may like it a tad sweeter with the lime juice)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, pour into each cupcake / muffin tin or paper (or cheesecake pan). I tap the container on the counter a few times to get air bubbles out if there are any.

Put in fridge or freezer to chill.  From the freezer it’s more like an ice cream – either way is good.  I would eat these within 2 days.

Please feel free to share, contact me with any questions and of course enjoy!!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

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Jan 10

Superfoods

Superfoods

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Superfoods

 

 

Here is it, my list of Superfoods that I love.

What makes a Superfood?

It’s nutrient dense.  It’s also better if it’s live, organic and non-gmo but especially nutrient dense – that is why it’s called a Superfood.

It confuses me when I google Superfoods and I get Broccoli, Eggs, Blueberries…….I don’t think so!!! :)

There are other Superfoods out there as well that aren’t on this list, but these are my favourites and ones I use. I wanted to share just some great things about them and why I use them so as I continue to create recipes with Superfoods it will make more sense why and how to add them in.

Even though I am a big believer in eating fresh, green and as much live foods as possible, they still don’t have the nutrition in them like they used to, that is one reason to add in Superfoods.  They  are also old ancient foods that have been around for 100’s if not 1000’s of years, we’ve just forgotten about them due to man knowing better and modern day conveniences.

Adding in even 1 green drink a day will make a big difference in how you feel – of course depending on the greens you use – always make sure they are live, organic and non-gmo – the best!  And if you don’t like drinking or want more nutrition add them to your smoothies, sprinkle them on your cereal, your salads, your baked potatoes or anything else – just don’t heat them as it cooks out all the nutritional benefits.

I don’t understand why we add hemp and chia to baked goods.  Chia was taken years ago but the Aztecs and Mayans on long journeys when it wasn’t practical to carry much food.  Some Chia and water gave them energy for hours and took away the hunger as it was filling (chia expands and becomes gelatinous when soaked in water) so why would we bake it?? Constipation comes to mind!!

I was going to do a brief break down of the benefits – but it’s not my specialty area – I just know what I know and I love adding them into recipes as my body loves them, my body loves it and it’s a great way of truly feeding the body and nourishing it.

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Superfoods Spirulina

 

I’ve made a list of the  Superfoods that I like to use below with the most common nutrients with them.

Please note know your sources NOT all Superfoods are clean, many are contaminated – not a sales pitch here but that is why I choose and use Purium – I know their standards and I know David Sandoval and Amy Venner’s bit pull like stance when it comes to that, working directly with the farmers, certified organic and beyond, passion  and knowledge for real health and not just a buck!!

Spirulina, Chlorella, (dark green pictured above), Hemp, Maca, Raw Cacao, Chia, Kamut,

Spirulina is a blue green algae, a complete protein that is easily digestible, vitamins, trace minerals, GLA, chlorophyll

Chlorella -singled cell green algae, dark green a highest form of chlorophyll, 60% complete protein in free amino acid form (very easily digested), different vitamins, iron (so great for women), trace minerals, omega 3’s, GLA, Enzymes

Mike Adams has a free download book on Spirulina and Chlorella and David Sandoval has The Green Foods Bible both have a ton of great information.

Hemp – has been quoted as the most nutritious seed in the world. Nutty flavour,- another  easily digestible protein, bursting with Omega 3’s & 6’s, GLA’s Amino Acids, Antioxidants, Vitamins, Rich in Vitamin E and Calcium and so much more.

Maca –  it’s ground root with an earthy, nutty taste rich in B vitamins, vitamins, calcium, iron, amino acids, high in protein, fibre

Raw Cacao – notice I said Raw – if it’s not then these nutrients have probably been processed out, magnesium and other minerals, vitmains, relic acid, protein, fibre and more plus it’s good!!

Kamut – ancient heirloom seed to Wheat Grass.  Again loaded with chlorophyll, trace minerals, magnesium, enzymes, alkalining, and so much more. Kamut is one of my favorite greens – it bring so much goodness to the body and I don’t use it to cook / bake with. Always on it’s own.

Chia – high in Omega 3’s, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, zinc, copper – good for helping fill you up and creating a gelatinous like substance (puddings, replace eggs in recipes)

Hope this helps, I’ve kept it simple yet it may explain why Superfoods are a great way of getting better nutrition in your body therefore nourish your body.  And why I add them into foods!!

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Chlorella & Spirulina

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

 

Dec 31

Happy New Years!!

Happy New Years!!

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The Pier

 

 

As I sit and write this on the last day of 2015, I’m thinking back over the past year and what an incredible year it’s been.  I have so much to be thankful for and if you are reading this that includes you as without you I wouldn’t have a blog!!

I was able to leave my job I had for a short time in film as I created a residual income,  did two amazing 6 week road trips down through the southern states getting my fill of sun, beach and warm weather with an incredible man, (and many photos taken), Plus many little side trips in between,  I started picking up my camera more and now know that 2016 will have much more camera action going on.  I have made many new incredible friends, ate amazing food, got my health back, started meditating, had more gratitude for things and people, got excited more at the little things in life, began deprogramming myself on many levels of programs that weren’t even mine (still going on of course lol), watched and captured many amazing sunsets, got to see whales, dolphins, bears and a few others in the wild, had many picnics, created art, got to walk my dog in the rainforest, made love often and turned 50………….

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Big Sur

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Sunset

 

 

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California

 

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Joshua Tree

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San Diego

 

I share that with you not to brag but to show what is possible.  for me I had to step away from the norm and what was expected of me.  Plus my kids turned 20 & 21 and are off doing their thing now – so it’s become more me focused and not in an ego type way!

I gave up making New Years Resolutions many years ago and now create intentions and get in touch with the truth of who I really am – or keep trying to – I am human!

 

Most New Year Resolutions are the same as last years, the year before and so on.

The most common ones are

-  lose weight

-  get into better shape

-  get healthier

-  make more money

-  get out of debt

-  quit smoking

-  spend more time with family

-  quit drinking

-  more travelling

They are also the the most commonly broken!!

 

What about being happy?  What makes you sing, get you excited, make your juices flow.  What about creating a life YOU love? Without comparing it to anyone else or what they have or are doing??

So I ask you – how will it be different this year?  How will you do things differently?

What changes could you  make, even if they were tiny things yet done daily, that could become more permanent in your way of living taking you closer to how you want to live and feel?  So that at the end of 2016 you can look back and love what happened!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and taking time to red this and share it.

My wish of you is that 2016 is full of many amazing moments, tons of love, laughter, great health, abundance in all areas and anything else that makes your heart sing!!

 

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

xo

What’s a post without a least one food photo!! :)

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Raw Foods

 

 

Dec 29

Ditch the Dieting

Ditch the Dieting 

Forever!!!

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Just look at the word ‘die t’

Doesn’t that say a lot on it’s own!!??

How about healthy eating?  What about feeding the body? Nourishing the body?  Providing the body with the right nutrients so that it thrives, you thrive as through that you will feel and look fabulous.

There is a BIG difference between eating and feeding the body.

Nourishing foods, depleting foods or chemical concoctions labelled as foods.

We are part of a group Transformation starting next week (or the week after if one chooses) to nourish our bodies, feed our bodies and cells, detox from a little over indulgence during the holidays – yes even I did I will admit!!  It was fun, tasty and oh so part of the holidays yet I am also learning that it’s not a big part of my life any more – for me it’s so not worth feeling crappy.  The little bit I did do I can feel the difference in my body – I guess I am way more sensitive since I am so much cleaner in my way of living.

Here are some questions maybe to ponder as there is always room for more people who want to take their health and eating to a higher level AND Ditch the Dieting bs thing

Are you eating to live or living to eat?

Do you have any food addictions?  ( coffee, caffeine type drinks, sugar, white starchy things, junk foods etc)

Do you eat  / snack in the evenings?

Do you have any extra weighty would like to release?

Are you feeling tired, sluggish – or just not your best?

Is your eyes or skin kind of blah (in other words not vibrant)?

Do you have mental fog, can’t make decisions type of thinking?

Just kind of feel blah, heavy like or a little blue?

Have any aches or pains in the body for no apparent reason?

These are signs from the body saying ‘hey wake up, I need a little attention. detoxing or some changes”.

I am not a fan of diets or New Years Resolutions – what I am a fan of is making a fresh start, creating health and eating real foods – as close to nature as possible and eating consciously.  No you don’t have to become vegan or raw but how often are you eating meat and do you know where it’s coming form or how the animals were treated?  Things like that.

I am also a firm believer in eating healthy does not have to be boring, confusing or difficult.

One of the reason’s I share Superfoods and the Purium 10 Day Transformation as they are foods, real foods (also live, organic and non-gmo), people do get good – great results as they are feeding the body at a deep (cellular level) and it’s fun waking people up!!

People are still learning what real foods are and once you experience it – it’s hard to go back!!

If interested please contact me for more information.

We are starting a group cleanse Jan 4 (yet you can start any time) and we are joining in with Purium so many of us will be doing it at the same time – love the support AND David Sandoval himself will be doing daily support calls – the founder of the Transformation and Purium – now how cool is that??

You also have my support via text and phone / Skype – as much as I love the health benefit and feeling and looking the best I can – without comparison to anyone else or todays so called models, I also love helping people break free from addictive food eating, processed food eating and emotional eating.

When we nourish our bodies with real, healthy foods and superfoods, it’s one of the most powerful ways of saying I love you (me / my body) – not from ego just self love.  Self love is part and a big part of overcoming emotional eating.

I’ve been there, I know – reach out – I am here!!

2016 is going to be a fantastic year – as I am choosing to make each moment, hour, day, week and month count.

Are you??

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

xo

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