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$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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Higher Vibe Living with Food

Higher Vibe Living with Food

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Higher Vibe Living with Food

 

What does Higher Vibe Living with Food truly mean in our food obsessed culture!!?

Since being in Mexico I have been on an exploratory journey – clearing much old energy, old programs, wounds etc and diving much deeper into learning about Quantum Physics, who we truly are, unplugging from the Matrix and that ALL programing is a construct of our minds – look around – most people are running on auto pilot yet don’t know it.

Some – many are waking up.

We are NOT human beings – we our Souls – and while we are on planet Earth we live in what we call bodies.

Now, while we inhibit our bodies we do need to take care of them as we live in the dense 3rd dimension – we are not pure Love & Light…..yet., which is energy!

Yet at the same time we have become a culture that is food and body obsessed.

These again are distractors and programs that create separation, judgment and more.

Why?

I will share with you in a minute and please don’t get me wrong – I am and have been into healthy eating and living for many years – yet I keep it simple – I keep it real – real food, real body products, real feelings (I will also go into more of that in a post)……..it’s not rocket science yet today it is more overwhelming, confusing and make work projects to find real food and body care products so that at least our bodies aren’t polluted.

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What real food looks like!!

Marketing is big and we are being lied to constantly!!

When I became a Raw Food Chef – I felt I was better, had better knowledge and was higher on the scale of …..I don’t know really just felt I was better – judgment, separation as I judged many people on what they ate or didn’t eat.  I have also been at the other end of the spectrum with an eating disorder and know what it is like from both perspectives!!

We have Raw, Vegan ( I do subscribe to non-cruelty and that we don’t need any or near as much meat as we have been lead to believe we need – eat it consciously if you choose to eat meat) Vegetarian, Paleo, Ketosis and I could go on.  Most feel they have figured it out and it’s the right answer.

For some it is.

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Real Foods and Superfoods

Yet does it truly matter?

I will always come back and say that there is a HUGE difference in a big live colorful raw salad compared to Rotten Ronnies oops I mean McDonald’s  as an example.

But lets look at the energy of it instead of just the nutritional value or not of it – one is certainly vibing at a higher rate – live real foods will always trump dead process foods.  It feeds the body and cells and the body knows how to digest it and utlize it.

With dead highly processed foods the body is so busy trying to get it out of the system ASAP – sluggishness, bloating etc

When we start looking at everything as energy and vibration because everything IS energy – you start to wake up, you start to choose differently – usually starting with food first as then you can think clearer, then you will want to use cleaner products on your body – since your body is the biggest organ and absorbs ALL.

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Yoga Teacher Leah in Sayulita Mexico

You may want to start doing Yoga (or something similar), meditating, spending more time in nature,  adding in superfoods, being alone or taking responsibility for ALL things in your life as a few examples.

That is all part of raising one’s vibe – raising one’s awareness – becoming more conscious.

Then you let go of judgments, right vs wrong, labels, and possibly even programming keeping you separate from yourself which in essence separate from everyone else.

When one keeps raising their vibration – less food is needed and one truly only wants real food – as real food (usually what comes from a plant not process in a plant aka man made for profit not real health)is what feeds the body and nourishes the cells – one starts becoming more aware of energy and starts playing with that – stepping more into the 4th dimension where things are lighter, more love, less judgment therefore separation – hence less food is needed especially toxic food.

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Picking an Avocado from the tree!!

Taking on a way of eating for any other reason than truly feeding the body and cells is just another way to have judgments and create separation.

As we are living in the 3rd dimension food is needed to sustain ourselves.

Why not eat the best?

Junk food is labelled that for a reason. Are you junk?

When it’s time to leave this world will we truly be thinking how important it was to eat a certain way for a label, true health or how much we loved?

There are people too who use food to escape, self comfort, manipulate, over-indulge in or are addicted to (all the chemicals in the processed foods many are addictive ones).

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Real Food

Keep it simple – keep it real – the body then knows how to utilize it well.

Pay attention today to see where you are at with food – aka any judgments with self or others? Pre-occupied continually with food – what to eat and when or are you listening to your body?  If you can’t hear what it truly wants then that is a tell tale sign to start a clean up process as once you let go of any programs or contructs around food and body you can tap into more heart energy and love.!!

Food for thought? Leave a comment!!

Jodi

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Stuffed Avocados with Chipolte Mayo

PS – Need some ideas for easy yet tasty real food dishes – check out the recipes I created before that are still on my blog.

Stuck in Emotional Eating? This 21 Day Food & You – Stop the Insanity will break the patterns and start you on a better relationship with food and YOU!!

 

 

 

Catching Up

Why We Do Yoga

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Why We Do Yoga

Wow what a crazy few weeks!!

Mercury is in Retrograde and I decided to go back to Canada during this time -flying – travelling not always a great idea as I found out on my way back!  Lets just say I would never fly United Airlines again and letting others know it!!  Rude customer agents and over priced baggage fees!

My time is in Canada and USA was busy – gathering things together to come back down to Mexico for a longer stay, packing up things, visiting friends, playing with my dehydrator and making lots of crackers, cereal and a few other goodies and shooting Yogi’s for the book coming out very soon Why We Do Yoga.

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Why We Do Yoga

It’s been an amazing venture to meet and be able to Photograph most of these Yogi’s – words cannot describe it!  I cannot wait to share the photos, the whys and more – it truly has inspired me even deeper – whether you do Yoga or not, or something that moves the body and bring you joy, awareness and a way to connect mind, body and spirit is what is essential.

We have become extremely disconnected and uncaring – I experienced it first hand at the Airport.

Now that I am grounded for a little while in Mexico I will be diving deeper into Yoga, consciousness, awareness, energy, manifesting, real and raw foods and more!.  I have no dehydrator here but I did an amazing deal on a juicer when I got back here and will be experimenting using the sun energy for dehydrating.

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Quiet Time

I’ve already started my sprouts, kombucha and tomorrow will be raw sauerkraut.

Whether it’s food, thoughts, feelings or intentions – it’s all energy and it all matters or will create matter!

I am realizing that people and the world are waking up – we need to – our health and the planet is headed in the wrong direction for many.  It does not have to be hard, boring, confusing or taste bad.

We are powerful creators – we create everything in our lives and we are live beings who need to be eating more live or real foods!

I joke with people now and say – once you take the blue pill and you actually swallow it – life becomes very different!

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Go for Peace as much as possible!

Can’t wait to share.

I hope you are having an amazing day and if not go find something or someone that brings you joy and move more into that vibration!!

Peace, Love & Consciousness

Jodi

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Love heals much!

Jicama & Beet Salad

Jicama & Beet Salad

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Jicama & Beet Salad

 

It’s been quite awhile since I have done a recipe so thought it might be fun to create something simple, yet fresh, raw and oh so tasty – Jicama & Beet Salad.

Since being down in Mexico I have been eating so well.  For me, I know the warmth, sunlight and fresh foods nurture my soul.  There is an abundance of fresh foods down here besides just Tacos and Quesadillas!! lol

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Fresh Foods

There are also many markets that happen happen several times a week in different locations where an abundance of not only fresh / raw foods, but tasty (from vendors) and organic.  Usually more so where the gringos are yet so much great food.

I’ve been living off much Papaya, Pineapple, Figs, Avocados, Fresh Greens and yes I admit it fresh salsa and chips – locally made and non-gmo.

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Fresh Organic Greens

I truly feel for many people that the environment makes a huge difference.  I know for myself while living in Vancouver and it was damp and raining a lot it was harder for me to eat as much raw foods as I do now – my body wanted and needed some cooked foods like Quinoa and roasted veggies.  Here I never think of that.  In sharing that – when you eat clean, your body will let you know what it truly wants – honour that.  There are too many people out there dictating that it has to be a certain way.  Yes eat healthy but listen to YOUR body!!

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Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic Foods

Energy is everything – if you are hating what you are eating and eating because you think you should or have been told to – you are actually doing more damage!!

The one thing that makes me kind of sad down here is the NA influence like Coca Cola is everywhere, and some other nasty treats yet isn’t it everywhere now unfortunately??  Corporate greed is all I can say on that one as it is not food – only chemical concoctions labelled as food and creates havoc in the body!!

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Lots of Raw Cacao – Good for opening Pineal Gland, Kombucha & this Raw Sauerkraut is sooo good – she makes amazing stuff!

Anyways, off my soap box and on the recipe – which is simple and leaving it up to you to get your creativity flowing a bit!!

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Jicama, Beets & Greens – Colorful Mexico

I love Jicama and Beets especially together.

This is a Raw and Vegan recipe.

The selection of organic greens at the market is incredible – the one table sells about 8 different kinds and you get to mix and match and filler bag.

I chopped them all up to mouth size and grated up the Jicama (which isn’t as sturdy as Beets to do so) and also Beets.

I also did a second dish of just Jicama and Beets chopped up together. I also finely chopped up Tumeric thinking the color would be cool (orange with the white and red but as we know beets take over!)

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Jicama, Beets, Tumeric with Basil & Dill Dressing

I have been on a Basil kick lately as I have been getting it fresh from the market and it is sooo tasty with garlic of course.

So it’s like a Pesto but no nuts – lots of Basil, Garlic, cold pressed Olive Oil, pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt, I also added in a mixture of Sea Veggies (dried that I brought from Canada) and Irish Moss – good for collagen (trying to add it in more in my way of eating) but those two are optional.

Of course since being here once I put it on the salad or just the Jicama & Beet salad I also squeeze fresh Lime juice!

In the Jicama and Beet Salad I added in a bunch of Dill too.  I let that one sit in the fridge for a couple of hours (ok while I went to the beach :)) to let the flavours marinate.  Now you can use any herbs and I always find that fresh is smooch tastier and better.

It was a tasty delight.

The salad feel free to sprinkle on some toasted Sunflower seeds or Pecans or even add in Avocado and a sprinkle of Nutritional Yeast.

Jicama doesn’t get used often enough and is very mild tasting so really takes on flavours of there ingredients.  Jicama is abundant down her in Mexico and has many vital nutrients and lots of fibre and probiotic role in the intestines.

I am so loving being in Mexico!!

Enjoy!!

Jodi

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Live Sprouts – so yummy & good for you!!

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

 

 

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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Raw Lemon Macaroons

Raw Lemon Macaroons

 

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Raw Lemon Macaroons

 

Great raw – vegan snack for lemon and coconut lovers!! Easy to make, but a dehydrator is needed to maintain being raw.  I have fallen in love with Macaroons lately and have been playing with recipes that I love!!  I hope you will too!!

 Raw Lemon Macaroons

 

–  4 cups flaked Coconut

–  2 tbsp Coconut oil (Purium has an amazing hand poured organic Coconut oil)

– put in processor and process until creamy

Add in

–  1/2 cup Agave

–  1 tsp Vanilla

–  juice of 1 Lemon – I even added a little bit of the pulp (optional)

–  1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Stir in

–  2 cups shredded Coconut

Mix well.

Take by the spoonful and place on dehydrator sheets (you can also make balls and flatten out a little – whatever works best for you)

Dehydrate for 12 – 24 hrs

Enjoy and enjoy!!!

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Eat Well

Love Healthy

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

PS – Feel Free to use a $50 Gift Card towards any Purium product – i.e. like Purium’s Organic Coconut Oil – small size or big size!!

 

Raw Noodles with Coconut Lime Dressing

Noodles with Coconut Lime Dressing

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Noodles with Coconut Lime Dressing

Raw Vegan style for this recipe!!

Whats kind of cool about eating more raw foods, natural foods, (yes even superfoods) is once you learn a few ‘new’ things, food preparation and clean up is a lot less – I do not miss washing dishes that have baked on stuff – those days for me are done!! 🙂

Having the base of raw Cashews can set the stage for any creamy style sauce – the rest is only limited by your imagination!!  For this recipe I us.ed Coconut water, cilantro and fresh limes – but you could really use anything

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Fresh

I just finished watching most of The Truth About Cancer series – the last episode last night was with people that overcame their cancer and how they did it – each one did something different but the main theme was they changed the way they ate big time.

I have been asking people lately about our programming, asking why, asking what is normal and so on.  We seem to think it’s ok and cool to have National Twinkie Day and yet what’s normal about that?  What is the health benefit about a twinkie – I mean it has a shelf life longer than my dogs life, no nutritional value, chemicals, preservatives, hydrogenation, words I can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are yet it’s ok to promote that as a food?

I am starting to ask better questions and in my asking them hope that people start waking up and start  asking questions too, or better yet make different choices  – healthy eating shouldn’t be hard, confusing or difficult.  I believe we just need to undo some programming around food that we have gotten for many years now!!

Just me 2 cents worth – thanks for reading!!

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Always of course wash the ingredients that you need to and even though I don’t use the words organic – I use organic as often as I can and hope you do too!! And yes I would still wash the fresh veggies / fruits!

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Coconut Lime Dressing

–  1 cup raw Cashews

–  juice of 4 limes with the zest of one lime

–  1 clove Garlic

–  1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

–  1/2 cup Coconut Water (fresh or canned)

Put all ingredients in a Vitamix or Blender and process until smooth, depending on how thick you like the sauce will determine if you add a little more Coconut water (or even plain water)

I used a Spiralizer for the Zucchini noodles – click here to see that.  I also usually use approximately 1 small to medium size Zucchini per person (also depending on if it’s a main dish or a side dish)

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Once you have the noodles, put into a bigger bowl and add in the sauce and mix well.  When being served, add in raw Black Sesame seeds, chopped Green Onions and chopped Cilantro – I love Cilantro so I add a lot – use how much you like!!

Can eat with a fork or chopped sticks!!

Enjoy!

Thanks for sharing this!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

Raw Banana Chocolate Macaroons

Raw Banana Chocolate Macaroons

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Raw Banana Chocolate Macaroons

 

My recent love has been for raw Macaroons – any flavour!!  This recipe is quick, raw,(therefore vegan and gluten free) tasty and doesn’t need to be dehydrated.

Can be a great little snack or a desert!

Keep in an air tight container in the fridge and oh my great to snack on.

 

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Macaroons

– 3 Banana’s well mashed in a mixing bowl

–  1/2 cup Coconut oil

–  1/2 cup Agave

–  11/2 tsp Vanila

–  3 tbsp Activated Barley (slow burning carb – Purium’s Activated Barley – if you don’t want to use it or have it just use Cocoa

       Powder instead)

–  3 tbsp raw Cocoa Powder

–  2 cups shredded Coconut flakes

–  pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

Add in Coconut oil, Agave and Vanilla into mashed Banana and mix well.  Add in the rest of ingredients and mix well together.

Once mixed well, spoon out (I used a melon ball scooper) onto wax paper in a container.  Keep in fridge.

Enjoy!

Jodi

You can add a little more raw cocoa if you like.  I didn’t have any but ground up my raw cocoa nibs.

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Raw

Does Natural Mean Healthy??

Does Natural Mean Healthy??

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On the sidewalks outside the Expo

As you may (or may not) know I have been travelling for the past 6 weeks. In that traveling time we found out about the Anaheim Natural Food Expo and what an adventure!! Glad we stayed the extra days – 3 full days – and we only saw a little more than half – it was a tad overwhelming but we also met a ton of very cool people, made some new friends and got to sample many new products!

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I woke up feeling not great on Monday morning, – which got me to really thinking. Yes there was a ton of samples to sample – Organic Chocolate – mostly Cane Sugar, many different Bars, Cookies, Chips, Nacho Chips, Brownies, and I could go on – sweeten, unsweeten, natural,organic, non-gmo and some even raw, lots of different health drinks and Kombucha, Coconut Water and different types of nut mylks.

The one thing that so much of it had in common, no matter what label was on it as far as being Organic, Natural, Non-Gmo was that it was dead or processed. No, not the raw samples – and there was some of that and what was there was very good!

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Non-Gmo

I was a little choosey I will admit and didn’t sample just anything but did let my taste buds take over somewhat especially with the chocolate I will be honest – but how I felt on Monday was a big sign of ‘oh man this is not worth it!!’ I woke up feeling tired, achey, foggy, a tad grumpy and really out of sorts – I don’t know if it was the sugar I am not sued too, too much processed yet natural foods I am not used to or anything else – I do know that it wasn’t fun!

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I got to thinking and wondering – how many people wake up like this each day, better yet, how many people wake up like this each day and think it’s normal!!??

Here is my question for you……..Just because it’s labeled ‘natural, ‘organic’ or ‘gluten free’ (which by the way is the latest trend) is it really healthy for you?

Yes and NO

Yes – for the reason being that many times the ingredients are of better quality, may also be ingredients that are non-gmo, and may not have asm much additives, fillers etc

No – as labeling can be somewhat misleading. One ingredient could be ‘natural’ and the rest all garbage, as an example. I suggest to still read the labels, don’t assume.

Another reason is – packaged food for the most part is dead foods (unless of course it is live or raw) and dead food is just that. Our bodies truly need more live foods and raw foods. Not everyone can be, myself included 100% raw, it may work fine for some people. Depending on where one lives – like I do in Vancouver where it rains most of the winter – it’s damp – I like some soups, Quinoa, Lentils etc sometimes in winter, but I still incorporate many live foods, lots of whole foods and of course superfoods.

That I believe makes a huge difference. I have been tested a couple of times like this and it ends up the same way. For me this time, I stepped back and really thought hard about how to move forward with my blog in the best way to share what I do and love for many people and it is to create more healthy yet tasty and easy recipes and many that are nutrient dense.

It was great to see so many vendors, to see that people ware wanting better,healthier choices, and people are waking up and people know that many illnesses are because of the things we are eating, it’s time to make changes – because if we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we will keep getting what we’ve got and so far people are getting bigger and sicker every year – it is not getting better!!

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Chef Be Live

Had the honour and privilege of meeting Chef Be Live, who is blazing a trail for people in the raw food world, has created recipes with David Sandoval for Purium, is going live on air soon and a very cool guy!!

Keep stopping by and please feel free to share this.

Jodi

PS – One of the cool things on our journey was because we make our health a priority, eating in most restaurants is not on our list. Yet we had some of the best 5 star seats wit nature being able to watch beautiful sunsets.

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Sarah’s Raw Vegan Cafe

We also met a lady named Sarah and her husband David, in Bend Oregon that has a beautiful raw, vegan cafe and was expanding it while there since her business is growing!!! She served us a delicious yummy tasting Superfood hot beverage and we bought some amazing tasting raw treats that she has created!! What a beautiful, energetic, caring being she is and I look forward to connecting again with her – no wonder her business is expanding!

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A Different Kind of Kale

A Different Kind of Kale

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The other night I had a bit of a craving and decided to mix this up and see how it tasted!!  Oh boy, there was a little party going on in my mouth!!  It was exactly what I was in the mood for.  It also made me realize how simple my eating has gotten and yet so satisfying.  Also, how when guided by my body – once you clean up and get rid of so much junk, processed foods, sugar etc as a main staple – the body really will lead you to to want healthy foods and you can enjoy them.  I am not into eating things just because they are ‘healthy’ but what my body likes and wants – clean, green, alive, and healthy.

It wasn’t always that way.  I also realize as I walk down streets that are full of restaurants that some, most foods don’t call out to me or do I want them.  I am not controlled by food, emotional eating, my taste buds or addictive chemicals or sugar – woohoo!!!

Now please don’t get me wrong – I am not anal about it, or over controlling, it just is and it is very cool.  I share that only because of my past with food when it did control me, when I ate for emotional comfort, when I let food control me and my life – this is so freeing it’s hard to put into words!!

Anyways, this is a very quick and easy yet tasty and nutrient dense recipe, it’s vegan, gluten free and pretty raw of course though depending on how much or what temperature you warm / heat the kale – I hope you enjoy it as much as I am!!

 

– Kale – as much as you want – I put mine in a pot (yes) with just a couple of drops of water (you can do that with good quality stainless cookware) and basically just heated it – I did not steam or cook it

–  Coconut oil that was warmed (no not in a microwave)  Coconut oil (Purium’s Coconut Oil)will melt easily – so even if you put it in a glass dish and put it in hot water and let it sit in that for a few minutes- just make sure the water doesn’t mix with the oil

–  Minced Garlic – as much as you like – I love fresh Garlic and no one was around that I would be kissing or talking with so I went all out – but use how much you want

–  pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt

– 1 tsp Spirulina (Purium’s Spirulina)  this is such a nutrient dense Superfood that is easily digestable – my body loves this stuff

Mix the Spirulina, Garlic and Coconut oil together well and drizzle over the Kale.

Eat and Enjoy!!!

Healthy IS Cool!!!

Jodi

 

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