Food Gratitude

Food is Becoming Boring

Food is Becoming Boring

 

There is so much talk about food, blogs about food, websites about food and controversy about food that I feel like I just want to step back.

I mean that in a way that there is some great sites and people doing some great things like Food Babe and Natural News informing us about what is really going on, making changes and exposing the truth about healthy real foods.

I am tired and disappointed of finding out stores like Whole Foods are becoming Whole Ripoffs after being know as Whole Pay Check……when does the profit over health or profit over people stop??

There are health products up the ying yang but when you look closer many are not what they claim to be.

Keep It Simple Sweetie

Eat as much real foods as possible – organic and non-gmo too!

Yet everyone is different and good things sometimes get pushed to the extreme as in the Ketosis way of eating – makes sense, good healthy fats and then I see people promoting all the hot dogs and bacon you can eat as it’s protein and fat…………I just shake my head.

And I feel like I get too preachy as I so want people to realize the lies, the untruths about food etc

I lost my mojo for creating recipes and I finally realized why – it became a job but I love being in the kitchen and creating – I don’t usually like measuring and recording what I am doing – it takes the fun the spontinanity out of it!

I’ve been asking lots of questions lately – like why if someone is healthy as in eating all the right foods and exercising do they drop dead?  Why do some people look super great and others don’t even though they are eating the same. And so on……..many questions

Why am I here?  What is my true purpose?  Ok yes I’ve been going deep.

Been doing more yoga, meditation – want to do more breath work, paying attention and listening to my body when it feels good and when it doesn’t, learning about energy and consciousness – which I keep coming back to over the last 5 years or so…….Quantum Physics fascinates me.  So does Human Design that I am diving into as it’s the first thing that has given me some answers to some of these questions.

What is a soul connection? How does my soul communicate with me? How do I wake up my heart more?

What about the struggles I’ve had in life and turned them around – should I be sharing that with people who may be struggling with some of the issues I’ve had mainly an eating disorder, low self esteem and a bad body image thoughts.

What direction do I want to move in?

Can I be the change in the world that is needed, how can I help and how can I be of service?

I am finding this more important than what I ate yesterday.

Another layer of healing and awareness is underway……..for me at least that is!!

 

When we can lose the addiction or any charge we have with anything or anyone then we know healing is happening…….speaking of healing – what about this pasts week’s elections??

 

Talk soon

xo

Jodi

 

 

 

Eating Healthy While Travelling

Eating Healthy While Travelling

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One Great Picnic Spot!

 

 

Many people have asked me about how did we eat healthy while travelling?

If you’ve ever travelled in the USA (and Canada and probably many other places) you will find that it’s all the same restaurants whether sit down, fast food or in between.  Has that ever made you wonder why it’s always the same places – you can see the signs on the highway.

I’ve always settled when I travelled but no more as I end up paying for it but ALSO my health is my #1 priority.  When I got totally burnt out and needed to sleep like 12 hours plus a day, I will never go back to that.  I know stress plays a huge role, but also what I put in my body AND mind.

It’s now my lifestyle and I won’t compromise – that is my choice and I have no judgment of what others do unless they are looking for solutions!

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Fast processed foods are mostly chemical concoctions labelled as foods and we have been advertised to so much that we think it’s food.  don’t ever settle or buy into the b.s!

When we stopped for gas I would go into the gas stations and some of them were like littlemini malls yet so full of crap – we wonder why obesity is at an all time high, high cholesterol, heart disease, food addictions, food allergies and so on.

We had many picnics somewhere off the highway when we had time and if we were limited we would pull into the rest area as we had our coolers with our foods.

Picnics

 

At the same time that I share that – I have to admit I love making food and creating – I am all about creating whether it be in the kitchen, in photography, in new experiences, in art, new friendships – I love creating.  I also get not everyone is like that.

What if you came better prepared?  You brought a cooler with some food already made or healthier versions that you bought before you left?

Fresh Food

There are soooo many great blogs on the internet now with truly healthy recipes – many that are easy to make.  Yet if you truly don’t like that or have time, go buy a healthier version of things at the grocery store.

Here are some ideas:

Hummus (of course look for non-gmo) great with veggies or good crackers

Avocados –  great on their own or easy to make a quick tasty gac – (next recipe I will post)

Fruit to snack on especially if it’s crunchy.

Raw nuts like Almonds or Cashews – mixed with Raisins (always make sure they are organic as grapes are highly sprayed),

Wraps – great to hide all kinds of veggies

Non-gmo natcho chips with fresh salsa

so many other things once you start looking – easy to get creative here

To some that may seem like extra work, or the thought of ‘Well I’m holidays so I’m not working or I”m going to eat whatever or………’

Life is short – whether you live to 65 or 95 years old – it goes fast.  Why not live it feeling the best you can so that each day can be filled with great experiences.

I mean who likes being stuck in a bed or a chair due to an illness that could have been prevented.

“Take care of your body – it’s the only place you have to live!”   –  Jim Rohn

 

I really go on about food as I do know and believe the way we eat effects us greatly – if we are constantly taking in garbage then that effects us in how we feel, move and think.

That goes for thoughts too – more on that next time!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

 

PS – I had some cool photos of places we stopped to eat and picnic and many were amazing places – I either lost the photos when my hard drive crashed or I just can’t find them yet on my back up…………you get the idea I hope though!

Another Sunset Picnic

Markets

Markets

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Fresh Foods at the Market

 

I know for many of us, markets could be a thing of the past with summer ending and well into fall!

I don’t know if you take the time to shop at markets or not but highly encourage you to do so.

I have been hearing from many people similar things like – ‘It must have been hard eating healthy while travelling?’

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Markets

 

And the answer is NO!!  (a post on that is coming soon too)

David and I live this lifestyle and it’s part of who we are.  We don’t just do it when it’s convenient, or get sloppy about our health – as once you lose it, it is so hard to get back.  And once you pass a certain point of eating, doing and being the health things you just can’t go back – basically you are awaken and you see the light and truth – there is no going back.

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Market Food

 

What does all that mean?

Many people think they are eating healthy because they shop at Whole Foods (watch this great video by the Health Ranger, it will open your eyes up and save you money!), or eat packaged foods labelled organic or gluten free, go to a yoga class several times a week, wear Lululemon and eat brunch on the weekend at the latest ‘in’ restaurant.  Now I’m being fairly general yet trying to paint a picture -to some it’s part of being in the trend.  To others it’s a lifestyle choice.

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Colorful Foods!!

 

That type of scenario people are doing better than most, but many do it to look cool…….does one really understand true health, eating healthy, thinking / meditating and being true health and empowered?

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Lots of colors!

 

What I am realizing is that it takes more than grabbing a juice at your favourite local bar (or off the shelf which to be honest is better than juices in general but for optimal nutrition – juice needs to be drank within an hour of it being pressed fyi for any optimal nutrition) or doing a couple of yoga classes a week – it’s not as much about the body or work out as it is a moving meditation where one takes the practice of non-judgment out in their every day world.

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Amazing Food Artisans

Most packaged foods are still processed even if the ingredients are healthier or organic.  Please don’t get me wrong, I eat them too, I am not up on a soap box here, real health still comes down to eating mostly real foods, raw and alive foods, natural foods that aren’t loaded with lead or sprayed with other poisonous things, and of course non-gmo, adding in superfoods, minerals (not isolated ones), eating high quality proteins (yet not too much) from conscious sources, just to name some things.

Which brings me back to markets – this is where we can eat healthier – as most of it is real food.  We can get to choose how we spend our dollars, support local farmers, eat what is in season and enjoy the creativity of who is there with some of their healthy food creations (outside of farmers growing organic, non-com foods).  Connecting with people that love what they do (for the most part) , you can tell the difference by tasting their goods.

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A lot if not most of the food these days I am finding at the markets is organic – woohoo!!

While on our travels we got the privilege of catching a few markets in different states and they were all great.  All different, yet similar in that they have fresh foods grown by people who love what they do – they have to as not many will grow their own gardens – many also can’t today that I realize.

So if you live in an area where you can visit a market year round – do so!!

And for the ones that maybe missed the market this year – there’s next year – you won’t be disappointed.

We sampled (and bought) some of the best food I’ve ever tasted from the markets we went to while travelling and yes we have a cooler and I will post on ways to eat healthier  and to make it easier while travelling !

Thanks for stopping by!!

Jodi

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Some of the best greens I have ever tasted!!

 

Why Do You Eat?

Why Do You Eat?

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Picking Real Fresh Avocados

 

Have you ever really stopped and asked yourself ‘why do I eat?’

Is it for fun, entertainment or nourishment?

What do you eat?

By that I mean have you been programmed to eat according to what the Standard American Diet is – S.A.D………….hmmmmm and I wonder who is behind that one (as in marketing it), cause once you know or understand real health, real food, optimum nutrition its nothing but a lie.

Do you buy and eat what is advertised on tv or anywhere else?

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself who is behind that as well?? I mean do you feel, think or believe it’s for real health or profit?

Consider this – if it’s made in a plant don’t eat it or if it has a commercial don’t eat it?

What do you do when you eat? Do you sit down and limit your conversation so you can focus on chewing and what you are eating or do you gobble it up, talking intensively, are on your phone either talking, texting or surfing, watching tv or on your computer?

How do you even know what you’ve eaten, what it tastes like or when you are full?

Does it make a difference?

Try it for a few days even  a week and you decide…………….it’s called Conscious Eating – or being fully present!!

Did you know that our made man foods these days (as in packaged foods) have over 10 000 chemicals in them, many which are addictive ones to keep you wanting more and coming back eating more – hence you are eating and get full but your body wants more, your body is hungry………ever experience that?

It’s because you are eating empty foods and your body is literally starving.

That is why eating real food is important to add in to your way of eating.

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Eating a Delicious Raw Dish

 

We need to fuel and honour our bodies like we do the tv, computer, our nails, our clothes, our phones, our hair, our trucks or cars………they may be pretty or flashy or even expensive but if we don’t have our health or our bodies what good are they?

Some Food for Thought and yes pun intended!! 🙂

 

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

and that includes Loving YOU too!!

 

Jodi

xo

Ps – While travelling around Florida we were in St Petersburg yesterday and found a quaint little Raw Vegan Restaurant – we don’t eat out often as we are picky and only want healthy, clean, vibrant, real food so we make our own almost always.  But we decided to see what was in the area and take a chance – Oh my!!! Probably some of the best raw foods I have ever eaten so if you are in the area go to Leafy Greens Cafe – you will NOT be disappointed!!

This is the Marinated Portabella Mushroom with Brushetta Topping!

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Raw Food – Leafy Greens Cafe

 

Healthy People – ‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter

 

Healthy People – ‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter

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(Photo by Mark Benson)

My Healthy People (person) this week is ‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter who I had the pleasure of meeting  many years ago when she first moved into Roberts Creek and set up the Yoga by the Sea yoga studio.  There is not much in the heart of the Creek but what is there brings an unique flare as Roberts Creek is pretty unique.

Roberts Creek attracts a certain kind of person – the ones that stay anyways! 🙂  Roberts Creek is known for the Gumboot Cafe (yes when I moved there many people wore gumboots!), beaches and amazing sunsets.

 

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Marney’s yoga studio is a beautiful space.  It was great running into and catching up with Marney and the studio is going strong.  If ever you are on the Sunshine Coast, stop by and take a class at Yoga By the Sea – you will love it!

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Q  –  What do you do and how did you get started?

I am the Director and Manager of a Yoga Studio.
I have been teaching Yoga as a lifestyle for 22 years.
I needed a place to continue to offer this service.
There was a space available right in downtown Roberts Creek

 

 

Q  –  What does health mean to you?

Being vital and present in day to day life, listening to my body.

When or what got you started down this path?
In 1994, I had a breaking open one night. Which showed me two paths…. A dark one, with suffering and struggle. a light one which was illuminated with vitality and serenity.
I choose the light one.

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Q  –  What are some of your favourite health foods (or health products / things)?
Yoga, Meditation, being in nature, Whole foods, bone broth.

 

Q  –  If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?
Have a honest look at what patterns you have. Then pick one thing to add in, and one thing to remove.

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(Photo by Mark Benson)

 

Q  –  What is part of your daily health routine that you just won’t miss?
Meditation

Q  –  Anything else you would like to add?
Start now !

 

Peace comes from Within
‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter
Owner/ Director Yoga by the Sea
604 989 2382

 

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Healthy People – Troy Edwards

Healthy People – Troy Edwards

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Troy Edwards

 

This weeks post on Healthy People is on Troy Edwards.

I had the fun of running down and taking pictures while the domes were being brought to life and I can’t wait to see them full of life once planting starts!!

It’s been a pleasure getting to know Tory and Sharon over these past few months while coming and going to the coast – the energy that these two people have is very special and I know that it will go into all the plants and food that will be soon growing.  I look forward to getting my own dome one day and seeing many more around!!

 

Q  –  What got you started on the health path?

 

I have been on it since I was 21 years old.  I got really sick after using drugs and alcohol, I got offered a job in a health food store and it was like I was born again!

Soon afterwards I got into farming organics and biodynamically and that lasted over 14 years.  Then I trained as a Nutrition Consultant and had my own practice for over 15 years in Vancouver, Hawaii, Colorado and California.

I love the basic and simple things with real food.

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Q  –  What does health mean to you?

I’m not interested in good / bad or right / wrong, – I’m interested in what best supports you in food nutrition and of course exercise.

I’ve always had gardens and grown some of my own food.

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Q  –  What took you in this direction since Domes are quite unique?

Last summer we stayed with friends that had a huge garden and I realized that I love being with food and growing food, I got tired of doing all the supplement things and wanted to go back to basics.

We  began to wonder how we could do something better in this world.  We also wanted to grow nutrient dense food year round, and we knew we wanted to do that on the Sunshine Coast.   We also wanted to include educating people and encouraging them to have their own year round growing space.

So fast forward and here we are today, we just got two domes set up and we are starting it!!

These are great as we can help anyone do it  even with limited growing space- with the smaller one and the bigger one will be more commercial as it can hold it can hold 20 vertical towers that can grow 880 plants on less than 400 square feet.  It’s a more sustainable model, reduction in water and of course good soil.

We want to help create less of a foot print in the world.  It’s awesome we have organic food available yet it still travels, sometimes 1000’s of miles, packaging, food is usually picked underripe and it’s mass produced.

The domes extend growing times to 9 – 10 months a year with light and heat year round.

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Q  –  If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?

I would advise to focus on as much nutrient dense, live, real foods and minimally processed as much as possible.  I would reduce carb intake and increase healthy foods and healthy fats like avocados, coconut oil, hemp oil, flax oil.  Sugar is the biggest culprit followed by salty and crunchy foods that are not good for us – they are usually high in calories, bad fats and low in nutrients.  People these days are eating too much proteins and carbs which convert into fats.

I haven’t had to go to a doctors in 40 years.  When I do go now it’s for diagnostics information so I can then go and research ways through foods, supplementation etc.

I feel brain food is very important – that is highly quality good fats and nutrient dense foods – rich in minerals and trace minerals which most people are low in or don’t even get.  Minerals allow conductivity in the brain and the brain needs that plus good fats and water.  Keeping the body hydrated is also very important – good clean water.

Movement is also important – stretching, breath works, exercise, mindful practice and quiet time in the day.

 

Q  –  What is part of your daily health routine that you just won’t miss?

I think Vitamin N is very important – Nature – spending time in nature – fresh air and more!

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Q  –  Anything else you would like to add?

Supplements are called supplements as they serve a purpose for a time not forever.

Our dome projects just getting started, we don’t even have a website up yet.

(when Troy does I will put it in here or please feel free to contact Troy on FB to ask him any questions).

 

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to share!!

Jodi

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Food Gone Crazy

Food Gone Crazy

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Food Gone Crazy

 

 

LOL – I couldn’t resist putting in this photo – looks like void of life eh? Isn’t that similar to so much of our so called ‘ food’ is these days??

Food Gone Crazy!!

If I was just starting out today to change how I was eating towards better healthy, real foods, I would be so confused and overwhelmed I probably wouldn’t do anything and I have a feeling that has happened and is happening to many people.

We have people from every way of eating claiming that it’s the best and the only way – from vegetarian, to vegan, to raw foods, to Ketogenics, to Atkins, and I could go on!!!

Everyone is talking about food, eating food, celebrating with food, shopping for food, watching food channels and more.  It’s trendy to be a Foodie now.  There is so much more marketing and awareness, but my question is WHY did it become so confusing, scientific,  and even complicated!!??

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What drives me nuts even more so is the labels, the mis-marketing, the confusion like when I google Superfoods I get blueberries, salmon and eggs…..seriously?? WTH?? Or Gluten -free yet has more toxic ingredients then if it wasn’t glue free.

Superfoods are nutrient dense foods – I don’t think those are it!!

What I have noticed is food is everywhere and so much of it is still chemical concoctions labelled as food and we are mass consuming much of the wrong things still – so much so that I was just informed in Canada they are pushing through an Obesity Tax.  At first it actually pissed me off as I thought how rude, BUT the foods that people overeat and make you sick and fat will have the tax.  Well, fine and dandy but I feel the crappy food or so called ‘food’ should just be removed period!!! I mean if it isn’t  food but chemical concoctions, and people are getting fat and sick by eating them, then lets get rid of them!!  Oh, but what about profits?………..it really comes down to that and another way to get more money out of people.

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It bothers me as so much of that food has so many chemicals in them, there are now over 10 000 food chemicals and some them are addictive ones.  So not only are you eating high empty calorie and saturated fats type foods but with no nutritional value, so your body really still is hungry even though you have eaten something.  Yet on top of that they use addictive chemicals so now you want even more…….kind of sick isn’t it??

What’s truly the difference between Non-gmo (and why do those companies have to get that labelling and yet the GMO companies and products don’t have to???) and GMO free?  GMO free is ALL ingredients are gmo free, but non-gmo can have a certain amount of gmo’s in them……….yeah figure that one out.

What about real foods that mother nature gave us, organic as much as possible, simple, clean and natural……..boring you say?  That’s because your taste buds and emotions have been overtaken by the chemicals and I’m not being sarcastic here it’s actually the truth.  Emotions and addictions are big and the food industry knows that!!!

When you go back to clean food and try to eat highly processed foods (even with natural, organic or labels like that on them – if they are processed they are processed period, yes they can have better quality ingredients but……..and yes I am not perfect I do eat some) you won’t be able to eat them, your body will not want them and you will know and feel it.  I hope your food addiction doesn’t control you!! 🙂  It’s not what you do sometimes, it’s what you do all the time – other words what are your habits??

What though with all of this food around and it being trendy to be a foodie and the addictive chemicals in the food does one do that struggles with emotional eating or has an eating disorder?

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There’s nothing more freeing than making peace with food, having to have no label about how or what you eat and loving yourself enough to feel good enough not to have to use or abuse it, not being controlled by it and not over needing it!

Ok, thanks for letting me rant today!

 

And for stopping by!

Jodi

xo

 

 

Energy

Energy

 

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I am not sure if it’s the Saggittarian in me or the way I am wired, but I have a thirst for certain knowledge, a knowingness about certain things and a deep desire to learn and grow more.  When I’m not learning, growing, expanding & creating ( and yes that can even be as easy as creating a great tasting dish in the kitchen! :))  I become very shut down and I’ve even gotten somewhat sick in the past.

Energy of creation is big.  I’ve been learning about energy for a little while and you would think that since everything is energy we could understand it pretty easily, but we really aren’t taught much about how things really work or so I wasn’t anyways growing up!

I want to share some of that on my journey.  In simple terms – If everything is energy Nothing is stagnate, things are always changing and morphing yet us humans many times don’t like change.  We may go into contracts and commitments that bind us – many times for a long time and when one party wants a change or they’ve grown past that type of way of being say,  they are made wrong, ridiculed or even sued.

I’ve been criticized many times in my life for not settling down, or to have a good steady job, or to find a place to live – forever (I’ve lived all across Canada), do one thing and only one thing and keep doing it (no matter what)- I tried that for awhile, my life force, my spark, my soul started dying – quite literally.  It just doesn’t work for some of us – heck many of us, yet we try and or resist it.

Learn to do and create from a place of joy.  I know we all have responsibilities and obligations sometimes that we ‘have’ to do but not always.  What if we started asking ourselves better questions to create our moments, hours, days and weeks?  Have you ever woken up and thought ‘ hell where did the last year (or 10) go, nothing has changed except I am older!’

I was programmed to work hard, work lots, it didn’t matter if you liked what you were doing or not as most people don’t and you’re no different type of thinking.  I remember when I was 6 months pregnant going into my Dr’s appointment and saying how tired I was and she looked at me and said ‘Jodi, you’re 6 months pregnant and working 2 jobs, maybe it’s time you stopped one of them??’, the sad part of that is I had never even thought of it as that is how deep I was programmed.

Where are you programmed and with what?  What story did someone tell you that you bought into, but it’s really not you?  Do your beliefs and values align with who you truly are?

Ask yourself what brings you joy and how much more could you allow in starting today.  I now choose to do things that I love and want to do for the most part, and my life keeps getting better,  in oh so many ways – it’s what my intentions are and now – I choose to work fun, easy, healthy and abundantly, actually I try not to use the word work – how do I choose to show up in life and play is what I prefer to say!!

Become a conscious co-creator – after all it IS YOUR Life!!

Have an amazing day!!

Jodi

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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

 

PS Here is a site – Positive Health Wellness –  with some more great information on Spirulina that takes it further than I do!!

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 today’s 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