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Why Puratae?

Why Puratae?

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Puratae is a great way!!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a stickler for real foods and clean eating.  A thing that has gotten harder and harder and should it really be that way?

No, but until things really change we all do need to help our bodies as best as possible.

I started my blog off as a food recipe blog as I trained as a Raw Fd Chef  and dove deep into healthy eating. My blog has since changed,  yet I still eat healthy and real foods.

You can get free recipes here.

I even created recipe books here.

I tried not adding anything else into my way of eating and ended up not feeling great, unfortunately we do need more as our soils don’t have the nutrients like they used to plus food is pick before it’s ripened then stored in warehouses then shipped – that takes a couple of months sometimes, so our food does not have all the nutrition like it could.  Maybe if you are growing your own, but very few people do that.

There are so many health products out there, it’s overwhelming and confusing.

I must be honest, I get rather irritated when I hear ‘health’ product only to read the ingredients and at least a 1/4 of them are chemicals.  Especially if someone is trying to sell me on it, some of the lame as excuses I get is astounding, yet there is money attached to it.

I have been using a great co, that is clean and pure – I try to do that as much as possible with what I put in and on my body – not perfect and no I am not anal – I also use intention and gratitude if I am at someone’s house for dinner as an example.

I have recently switched to a new co – Puratae.

Why?

Ease – only 1 product plus I don’t have to juice – saves time, money and mess, plus I don’t have my dehydrator currently and I don’t like to waste.

Taste – it’s very good, I’v drank a lot of swamp water in my days in the name of health and just can’t do it any more.

Price point – considering it’s one product, it’s priced well

It’s pure, clean, balanced and not much else if anything is needed.

Why am I sharing this?

As a creative, I can not do my best work if I am not feeling great, so I do my best to live well – adequate sleep, lots of water, real food, great people and doing things that bring me joy.  I also try to be in a state of gratitude and a higher vibration as much as possible.  Puratae helps greatly as it feeds the body at the core level and brings in balance.

I ike having balance in my life as it’s not always easy to have 🙂

So, I thought I would share why I am using Puratae – to me, its made my life easier – only 1 product, simple to make, tastes great and I am not spending $100 of in ‘supplements’ each month!

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I love feeling as good as I can – my goal this year IS to see how good I can feel – yes food / nutrition play a big role, but also doing what I love to do, spending my days and time doing things that align totally with my heart and being!

If you are interested or have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.

Jodi

PS here is the link again – Puresuperfoods.club

Also, check back as I will be diving into a 30 Day experiment with Photos!!

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Puratae makes it easy, tasty and healthy!!

Real Food

Real Food

 

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Stuffed Avocados

Have you ever stopped and thought about what is real food?

 

This is a long post and at the end I have a little gift for you!

 

In this post I would like to share a different perspective on real food, it may stretch you a bit, but that is good isn’t it?  It may help you to eliminate dieting for ever – that is good too isn’t it?

If may help you create a healthier living eating style with ease – that is good too isn’t it?

 

That is my hope!!

 

You may have be aware of or have heard that – Everything IS Energy. Well, it’s true.

Everything IS Energy.

Yes – EVERYTHING.

No exceptions.

 

Our thoughts?? – Yup energy!

The table you sit at? – Yes

Our bodies? Yup those too

Food – why yes of course it is!

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Real Foods

 

So IF Everything IS Energy, and it is, but don’t take my word for it – there are many Scientists and Quantum Physicists proving all of this, J why would one knowingly eat low vibing, fake, chemical laden foods?

 

I know – we are run by our taste buds and believe what the commercials on tv say – right? J

 

Energy has different vibrations which is really different frequencies.

An example would be a table – if you cut it open and put it under a microscope you will still find atoms and molecules moving around – hence much denser and slower but it’s energy.  No matter with the item you will find the same thing just different density or frequency.

 

And space.

 

Our bodies are 99.99999% space – yet all of us are energy of varying degrees of vibration or frequencies. If we took all that away say in our hand, what would be left would be very very small hand as all the space is gone.

 

Interesting eh?

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Real Food

 

You’re probably thinking, ‘what does this have to do with food?’  Stay with me here!

 

Back to everything IS Energy – including our food.  Even all the chemical concoctions labelled as food.

 

The diet industry has been lying to you.

Food manufacturers have been lying to you.

Labelling on much of the food is a lie too.

With all the mis-information, products, companies, opinions on the internet – it’s no wonder people are confused.

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Real Foods

 

Lets go back to who we are.  At the very core of our being we too are energy, we are consciousness or a Soul having a human experience.  We come down and put on these body suits to create a life on planet earth.

Our bodies come from the sun and earth – everything we do we do for our bodies.  We eat to fuel them, we work to house them, cloth them, we move them, etc

 

We are part of nature – we are electric and magnetic beings held together by sacred geometric forms that run on the power of the sun.

 

Yes the sun!  You know all that sunblock – it’s not only full of toxic ingredients, killing the corral reef but also harming you.  You skin is the biggest organ – so it’s absorbing all those toxins and then what you are eating is also being released out through your pores and if your diet is full of the chemical concoctions labelled as food and you go sit in the sun…….then well guess what it does?

Yup that c word comes out.

 

I am a freckly red head and I haven’t used sun block in over 6 years and have spent much time in the sun – never at mid day of course and never for hours on end and I don’t burn – anymore!

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Me – in a raw restaurant in Sedona

 

Anyways, back to what is real food.

 

We eat the light energy from the sun in the form of food or we should be.

 

Read that again.

 

Photosynthesis is the transformation of visible light energy into consumable fuel – it’s being consumed for calories that creates heat aka energy once digested.

 

Where in packaged foods, fast foods or foods laden with chemicals (which by the way our foods now have over 10 000 chemicals) is there any sun light?

 

Isn’t it interesting that as more and more ‘food’ products have come available more and more sickness and obesity has too?

 

Labels have information on calories, fats, carbs etc but very little of it matters.

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Real foods

Food ingredients – 4 simple rules I go by IF I buy canned or packaged food

 

–  Do I need to learn Swahili to say any ingredients?

–   Can I pronounce all the words cause if not, changes are I don’t have a clue what it is?

–  Do I have to carry a food dictionary around with me to figure out what an ingredient is?

–  Does it have a shelf life longer than my dog’s life?

 

Keep it simple.

 

Real foods came from Mother Nature – why does man always feel he can do better? Or is it because of money and profit??

 

Real food either has no label as it’s fresh and from the earth or very few and real ingredients in it.

 

When we eat real foods that have been grown in the sun and in the earth then we are ingesting light energy and elements.  The sun energy charges us up and the earth energy grounds us – both are needed for optimal health.  They also bring a balance of positive and negative ions.

 

When our bodies are off – we get sick.

 

Real food is one of the base necessities for a healthy life. We are all different, have different bodies and different genetics but we all need real foods.

 

Even much of our water is dead.  I have been playing with structured water – using my vitamix and magnets – I can taste and feel the difference in my water – it’s awesome!

 

Wanna go a little further down the rabbit hole?

 

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Real Foods & Superfoods

I really believe that the movie the Matrix actually gave us some clues.  Since everything IS energy which therefore carries a frequency which is a number sequence…..yup…….if we put something in our food – aka a chemical – it will alter the food as it’s a different (man made) number frequency – then when we eat it a couple of things happen – if it’s processed, packaged or fast food – the body actually doesn’t understand the vibe, the energy, the number frequency – hence the coding of numbers so it can’t utilize or digest it, so even though we are eating we aren’t feeding the body – hence why so many people are getting sick.  Also because there is so many chemicals in our foods and many are addictive ones – you keep wanting or coming back for more as the body at a cellular level are still starving even though you might be full.

As I’ve always said – there is a difference between eating food (or chemical concoctions labelled as food) and feeding the body.

Some or well many of the food additives actually are coded so that they run programs in your mind and body – addiction, emotions and more – I know sound freaky yet its true.

 

It affects our DNA – which btw I am learning IS very important.

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Raw Cashew Whip

 

Food is everywhere today and unfortunately it’s slowly killing many people.

My wish and hope is more and more people wake up to more of the big fat fucking lies the food industry has lead us to believe.

 

When one truly eats more real foods then the counting of calories, carbs etc doesn’t need to happen.

 

For some that struggle with emotional eating – I will be sharing some upcoming posts on that as well.

 

Food is suppose to be our energy and somehow it has become confusing, addictive, trendy, difficult, profitizing, manipulated and mostly dead.

 

One of the best ways to nurture yourself and body, to live easier, longer and with more vitality is to eat real foods!!

 

A I promised, I have a little gift for you – 2 of my books on Amazon are FREE to download today and tomorrow – Easy Raw or Vegan recipes – I hope you will download them BUT ever more so I hope you will use them and go on to create even more tasty healthy dishes  and to keep eating real foods – so enjoy!!

 

Much Love

Jodi

Again the link to the Free books on Amazon Kindle is here – you can get the free kindle app in the store for any phone, iPad or computer.

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Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Mouse

 

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods

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Superfoods!!!

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods at Purium – code is eatinghealthy (all one word)

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Gift Card code is eatinghealthy

I normally don’t advertise like that but with all what is going on in North America with our food and eating healthy has become a make work project that should be easy and it’s not!

Here’s a few reasons why adding in Greens, Superfoods, Non-Gmo’s and why Purium

  • so much mis leading marketing

  • so much mis leading labels

  • GMO’s are effecting our health in a serious way – watch the FREE documentary on GMO’s and how they are affecting our health starting tomorrow.

  • BIG difference between eating food and feeding the body – so much of our fresh food these days is void of real nutrition in the form of nutrients and minerals – we need to add things to our way of eating that bring much value (shop local at the farmers market)

  • google superfoods and see what comes up – what a joke!! No wonder people are so confused these days

  • people may think eating healthy is expensive BUT so is sick care – truth is when one truly feeds the body at a cellular level you actually eat and need less food – so much of our food these days especially packaged foods is ‘chemical concoctions’ labelled as foods.

  • when we let go of much processed foods and eat more accordingly to nature and adding in ‘real’ superfoods – it’s incredible how good one can feel and health issues can clear up easier, weight re-adjusts itself, skin and eyes look clearer and other things

  • you can think, feel and act so much better – it truly does make a BIG difference

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    This is Real Food!!

Why Purium?

Once you meet David Sandoval or read his book and therefore get a sense of his vast knowledge and training (only with the best that truly knew and understood the body and real health from the past) and his dedication to never using cheap fillers or by-products, working first hand with farmers so developing a real relationship and giving people a choice so we don’t have to stand or fight against the big corporations who truly don’t give a rats ass about your health it’s about profits – therefore we vote by how we spend our dollars – we either keep supporting things that literally are slowly killing us or spend our dollars that improves our health with companies that truly do care and make a difference – we always have choice.

Purium  – show for Pure and Premium was under another name for more than 20 years as a buying club and private labelling company – they are not new.  Approximately 4 years ago David was approached to take it into the network marketing area to help spread the word faster and bigger for his amazing products. After much thought and learning about the industry he decided to jump in.  There are other companies out there that make some similar claims – all you have to do is read the labels to truly know the difference!!

Part of that choice is becoming educated.

That is one of the great things happening with Purium – new website coming out early Sept with short videos on all their products – what they do and how they can help – taking away some of the internet confusion!!

Many people when they are first introduced to Purium start with the 10 Day Transformation – first question many people ask is ‘Will I lose weight?’ – the answer is probably yes but more importantly you will be cleaning out, re-balancing much inside AND feeding the body at a deep cellular level and getting rid of parasites – plus learning more about ‘real foods.

Cleanses and transformations are good to do – unfortunately many of them are harsh, misleading and we lose muscle with them.

Some of my favourite products are the L.O.V. for my morning smoothies – just read the ingredients – you will NOT find fillers, binders, recipients, sugar or crap – ALL foods and Superfoods.

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Look at the deep Green of Spirulina – truly feeding our cells!

Spirulina has been amazing for me being a women!! 🙂

My other 2 favs that I use daily are the Green Spectrum – daily greens and Chlorella tabs.

Higher Vibe Living is truly raising our Vibrations in ALL areas of our lives!!  We cannot be eating mostly dead or processed foods and expect to have high vibrations – it just can’t happen as the body needs real foods, green foods and even superfoods – I learned first hand when I got adrenal burn out – when your health is compromised then one wakes up – I certainly did!!

Please feel free to share this as I would love to offer the $50 Gift Card for Purium to as many people as possible – no catch – except cleaner, healthier foods!!

To Your Health

Jodi

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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

 

Chic Pea Salad

Chic Pea Salad

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It’s been a little while since I have posted, been doing some travelling, focusing in on my business and really wanting to know the direction of my blog.  How could I provide better and something different, as time passes I realize there are many similar blogs and recipes out there – how could I provide something different yet needed.

I love the fact that more and more people are waking up to real foods and live foods as I am seeing evidence of it in the grocery stores – one word of caution – DON”T believe everything you see on labels – especially words like ‘natural’ – it can be misleading as I am finding advertising and marketing – well – can be interesting!!  Eat more real foods, live foods, and fresh foods in season!!

My tag line is Healthy is Cool – as much as I believe we need to be eating real foods clean foods as much as possible, I also highly believe in clean thoughts (easier when our food and our bodies are clean) and by that I mean empowering thoughts, more self love thoughts, aligning our energy with what we love to be doing – with who we really are.  Not being in a state of anger, angst or frustration at people, ourselves or life.  By not liking the food you eat yet you eat it as it’s suppose to be healthy, by not working a ‘job’ that you hate or is out of alignment with who you truly are, by not surrounding yourself with toxic, negative, drama loving people who bring you down or drain your energy!!

By being in total alignment with who and what you are about.

For me, it keeps getting easier and clearer – Entrepreneur, Superfoodie, Photographer – besides my kids, dog, beloved and friends – this is what fuels me, drives me, what I love to be, do and have and when I come from that place – it’s easy, fun and flowing.  Now not each moment is perfect and I am only human – learning and making mistakes but I also love it!!

What better place to share than on my blog!!

After spending some time on my business, enjoying the sun, picnics and hanging with horses which was new to me and playing with so me superfood recipes it all started coming together!

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So my recipes from now on are going to have more Super foods – what I love using and how you can incorporate more into your way of eating, what are they and why use them taking you more into plant based eating that is nutrient dense and healthy!

More Photography even outside of food and recipes and more thinking outside the box – life, job, being – I have really been untangling and questioning all the programming and advertising we have been fed our lives – and if you look around I don’t believe it’s working too well – so in other words a truth seeker – and breaking free from a Job if you feel you are entangled in one – life is too short to be spent chasing a pay check or doing something that does not fulfil you in any way shape or form, or better yet having to spend 8 hours a day with people you have nothing in common with………..so please come back for more and share this – and stop by and say hi – I love meeting new people and making connections with like minded people!!!

 

Anyways – on to the recipe – this one is easy, tasty and well get creative…….:)

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Chic Pea Salad

  • 1 cup Chic Peas soaked for 24 – 36 hrs then another 24 – 36 hrs rinsing them several times and letting them drain – there will be a sprout started
  • OR
  • 1 can Chic Peas (drained and rinsed) – still healthy and vegan just not raw
  • juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 – 4 Garlic cloves minced (depends on you – I like more Garlic for this one)
  • 2 – 4 tbsp of cold pressed Oil – Olive is good, my favorite these days is Camelina
  • 1 cup finely chopped Parsley
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • Arugula chopped up
  • Mix all together
  • Pinch of Himalyan Sea Salt

 

In this recipe I also included chopped up Peppers, Dulse and Hemp.

I love to mix up the greens ie Spinach instead of Arugula as an example, or Green Onions, lots of herbs – it’s never the same dish twice except for the base of Lemon, Garlic, Oil and Chic Peas.  So get creative and add lots of fresh, in season organic veggies and greens!!

 

Thanks for sharing this!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

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Raw Spiced Pear Crisp

Raw Spiced Pear Crisp

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Raw Spiced Pear Crisp

 

I used to love baked Apple Crisp – now I love the raw kind 🙂 Pears jumped out at me the other day and I thought why not!!? And why to create it a little different with a little spice.

Healthy eating made easy and adding in a little more live, raw foods that are tasty – you don’t have to give up things that you love, you just come to it in a different way.

Some of our health concerns come directly from our way of eating – making changes for our health can be easy!

This is raw (which is also really live foods and whole foods) vegan and gluten free – yes!! 🙂

 

–  4-6 Pears  sliced or cut up into chunks (skins on or off it’s up to you, I preferred most of them off)

–  Juice of 1 Lemon

–  2 – 3 Agave

Stir all together well.

I like putting the pears in a shallow baking dish.

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Throw in the rest of the ingredients into a processor or blender and pulse coarsely

–  2/3 cups raw Walnuts

– 2/3 cup raw Pecans

–  1/4 cup Hemp Hearts

–  1 tsp Vanilla

–  1/2 tsp Cinnamon

–  1/2 tsp Nutmeg

–  1/2 tsp Ginger (i did use powder in this recipe)

–  pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

–  4-6 Madjool Dates (optional – I like it either way – the dates will help the mixture stick together better)

Pour the mixture over the sliced Pears so that it is evenly spread out.

The best part is it is ready – no baking!!

I love adding in Cashew Whip as a topping.

Enjoy!!

 

Eat Well

Live Healthy

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

 

 

Cleansing Soup

Cleansing Soup

 

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Cleansing Soup

 

 

Since I am doing a cleanse right now this recipe was perfect, but you don’t need to be on a cleanse to eat it.  It is tasty, filling, easy to make and nutritious too.

This soup is totally raw / vegan and as well Gluten Free – making eating healthy easy.

Love how the weather is warming up and these foods are becoming more in season and abundance.   Green is everywhere if you take a look around nature, the leaves not the tress are popping, the grass is growing, veggies are starting to pop their heads and flowers are out in full bloom, where I live in Vancouver anyways!!  Nature always provides for us!

On the cleansing side, I am on Day 5 and am feeling pretty good.  Since I don’t eat much, if any really crap or processed foods, cleansing is easier but I find it’s always good to give the body a bit of a break, it’s preventative, and like going in and having the oil changed on your car or a check up done.  When we do things like this, it makes a difference health wise, even if you can only do a 24 hour one.  Try it, you might be surprised or start noticing you food (or coffee) addictions!!

 

 

Soup

 

– 1 med to large Avocado

– 1/2 English Cucumber (can leave skin on)

–  2 Celery Sticks

– 1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt (can adjust to taste)

–  1 clove Garlic

–  small handful Cilantro

–  pinch Cayenne Pepper

–  juice 1/2 Lemon

Throw in all ingredients into your Vitamix or blender and add approx

1/2 cup Water, process until smooth adding approx another 1/2 cup water (depending on if you like it thin or thick and size of Avocados used will determine how much water you add) slowly add in the water while it is blending.

Top with chopped Cilantro and Green Onions and enjoy!!

Told you it was pretty easy and it does taste pretty good too!!

 

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Jodi

Super Foods for Super People

Super Foods for Super People

I just had an older video clip with David Sandoval shared with me and I had to share it with others as it is totally about eating healthy!!

In this short clip he talks about models, anorexia, bulimia, why superfoods and the rewards for eating this way! How the 10 Day Transformation got started as Super Food for Super Models!! If you have read my About Me page, you know I struggle with an eating disorder for a long time, I know that consuming super foods helps huge in many areas especially some of the damage that I did to my body years ago – the body is happy being fed nutrient dense foods – you will feel a difference.

Some great info here.

Another great vid – I love this guy and how he is truly helping people get off the process crap!! 🙂

Click here to watch

Since it’s Springtime and I am spring cleaning my home, I also decided to do my body, we all can use a little spring cleaning and that is why Purium has also included the MAYhem special. First I would like to share another short video on our food pollution – don’t think it’s doesn’t effect you or you eat well? Think again, you may be surprised!!

 

David’s Food Philosophy

 

This is NOT a diet or a quick fix but a lifestyle – one that takes you closer to health. Everything we put into our mouths leads us closer to health & vitality or further from it.

What are you choosing to eat?

Click here for more info on the $1 MAYhem Membership & Cleansing