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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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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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Have Green drink will travel – Red Rock, CO

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!!

Chia Cereal

Chia Cereal

Raw Vegan Style

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Chia Cereal

 

 

When I was a kid we got to choose our cereal that we ate in the mornings – little was known about real health back then and I am embarrassed to say my favourite was Count Chocola – seriously eh? My brother’s was Frankenberry – I know beyond a shadow of a doubt my kids never got that crap from me and I doubt my brother’s kids do either.  Some of us have come a long way and yet it saddens me when I walk down the isles of the grocery stores and I see the crap for kids these days, and how advertising targets them.

There are other choices.  I promise in the very near future I will write a post on some of the properties of some of the Superfoods I choose to add into my way of eating.  When you know this information, it’s hard to go back to nutrient void, chemically processed, man made empty, carbon like cereals or foods.  We eat to live not live to eat, and it really does not have to be hard, boring or expensive.

One of the best things I can share with you about eating real foods, healthy foods and superfoods is it feeds the body.  When it feeds the body you actually require less or eat less food as the body is satisfied.  If we are over eating its usually one of three things, we are nutritionally starved, we are emotionally eating or we are so distracted we aren’t paying attention (i.e. watching tv while eating) and are disconnected not only to our food and ourselves but also our bodies.

Conscious eating is eating – enjoying and tasting the food,(no the, computer or cell phones around) having great conversation (anything negative should be spoken later on), slowly chewing each mouthful so you taste the food, digest it properly and are present.

This Chia Cereal is easy to make and one can get quite creative with it – you’re only limited by your imagination!

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–  1/4 cup Chia seeds

–  1 cup Nut Mylk

Put the Chia seeds in the nut Mylk and let sit for at least an hour.  You can also put it in the refrigerator over night.  You may want to add a little more nut Mylk to get the desired thickness or consistency.

It’s at the point when I add in the rest – in this recipe I added in

–  Hemp Seeds

–  Fruit (Pomegranates)

–  Pumpkin Seeds

–  Almonds

–  Rice Bran Solubles (Purium)

Vanilla, Cinnamon and a pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt

But you can add in  some fun spices like Cardamon, Maple etc  You can add in shredded Coconut, other nuts, Goji Berries, Raw Cacao, or you could even make it with a Chocolate nut Mylk (kids might like it or think you went a little nuts 🙂

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I choose Pomegranates to stick with the color red for the festive season but you could add any kind of fruit.

Not only is this a tasty healthy cereal, it has a fair amount of nutrition in it, so for kids its awesome and will stick with them for awhile.

Eat, Enjoy and please feel free to share!

 

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

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A Different Kind of Kale

A Different Kind of Kale

Purium

 

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

 

If you are interested in any Purium’s products – feel free to use the $50 Gift Card – promo code is eatinghealthy and you can redeem it here!

 

 

Alive with Energy

Alive with Energy

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Alive with Energy

There is a saying – ‘You Are What You Eat’.

Just by looking at this piece of Kiwi is it not screaming out fresh, alive, vibrancy, health, taste?

Take a second today and look at what you are deciding to put into YOUR body and what is it screaming out?

Is it the above or something else………..

You do have choice!

Here’s to YOUR health!!

Jodi

Raw Truffles

Raw Truffles

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Truffles – Raw

 

This is one of two recipes I created – this one being easy, quick yet tasty – you wouldn’t know it’s raw!.  Again this recipe is a raw recipe so a great snack for kids or serve at your Christmas party / dinner – people won’t know!  Always use Raw nuts when preparing raw foods – they still have the nutritional value you are wanting in live foods.

 

 

–  2 cups Hazlenuts – ground to a powder (throw in your Vitamix flour container to do so, if you don’t have a Vitamix, your blender or even a coffee bean grinder will do but do so in small batches)

–  11/2 cups Madjool Dates (pits removed)

–  1 tsp Vanilla

–  pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

–  1/2 tsp Cinnamon

–  1/2 tsp Maca

1/2 tsp Cacao (optional – if you want more of a chocolatey flavor)

Once the Hazelnuts are ground into a flour, throw all ingredients into a processor and process until well mixed and when you take a little bit and roll into a little ball it does so easily – not falling apart or is too sticky.

At this point you can also roll the balls into Cacao or Coconut, a mixture of both or nothing!!

As you can see in the photo I did several varieties!

Enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment or share!

Thank you

Truffles

Jodi

 

Hemp Hummus

Hemp Hummus

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When I was pregnant with both my kids (now seems like many moons ago) I ate so much hummus that it’s amazing that that wasn’t their first words when they started talking!!.  Seriously I even made Hummus sandwiches – I love it, still do and have usually always made my own since it’s so easy.  It’s a pretty basic recipe but what I wanted to show you here is how simple it is to add in Hemp to not only something like this but so many other dishes therefore upping the nutritional value big time.  Now a days we need all the extra help we can get!!

Did you know these things about Hemp?

Hemp production is probably one of the oldest industry on the planet.  Hemp in the past had many different roles from clothing to paper to rope to food.  One of the biggest conspiracies happened in the 1930’s  – Dupont Corporation, a newspaper publisher, a group of petroleum interests, the American cotton growing lobby, international bankers and a group of politicians led a crusade to ban hemp so it was out lawed in 1937. (David Wolfe – Superfoods).

Hemp can be used in so many ways it’s truly amazing!!

Canada also grows some of the best hemp!!

Hemp is a high protein seed containing all nine of the essential amino acids therefore making it an easy digestible protein.

Hemp has a lot of Essential Fatty Acids – significant omega 6’s as well as omega 3’s all good for our skin, reducing heart disease and stroke.

Hemp also has GLA’s knows as gamma-linolenic acid.

Hemp excels at absorbing minerals from the soil so is an excellent source of major and trace minerals especially iron.

Just to name a few things – so adding help into your way of eating is good and can be easy.

Try to buy organic Hemp, if in Canada buy Canadian Hemp as we have great growers and I’ve heard things but can’t validate what happens when USA Hemp crosses the borders.

Here are some suggestions of adding Hemp into things – for instance salsa, (mix in a tbsp or two), guacamole, sprinkle over salads, mixed into salad dressings, sprinkle over a stir fry (after it is cooked you really don’t want to heat hemp as it will lose most of it’s nutritional value), sprinkled on granola, used as the protein source in smoothies and I could go on.  Hemp can be added into most – but like I said I wouldn’t heat it very high.  Get creative and I try and get several tablespoons in a day.

 Hemp Hummus

Hemp Hummus

– 1 can Chic peas drained

–  1 – 2 cloves Garlic

–  juice of half Lemon

–  1/2 tbsp Tahini (can omit with adding Hemp in but I still like the flavor it adds)

–  2 tbsp Hemp

– 1 tbsp cold pressed Olive oil

–  2- 3 tbsp Water (depending on the thickness you would like)

Hemp Hummus

Throw all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, you may have to scrape the bowl down a few times and i process mine a little longer as I like the smoothness and a bit of almost fluffiness to it (it’s not as heavy so to speak).

Eat and enjoy and if you like hummus as much as I do it won’t last long!!

Hemp Hummus

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Have an awesome day!!

Jodi

 

 

 

Spirulina Krispie Bars

Spirulina Krispie Bars

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When I lived on Vancouver Island – I would visit this health food store that sold these amazing Spirulina Bars – don’t know the recipe and tried to copy it (kind of hard when you don’t know the recipe at all) but this is what I came up with and different but I think still tasty.

it may seem like I am on a bit of a Spirulina kick but what I am trying to share is how easy it is to get superfoods or nutrient dense foods into your way of eating and it doesn’t have to be hard, expensive, boring or confusing – it really can be easy, tasty and your body will love you for it!!

I am all about healthy eating made easy!!

Spirulina is a natural “algae”  powder that is incredible high in protein and nutrients and easily digested by our intestinal bacteria that in turn then feed our blood and cells.  It is an excellent source of B vitamins, is a complete protein, 18 amino acids, has PEA (Phenylethylaimine) – dubbed the love chemical so it helps us to ‘feel good’, high in bioavailable iron, is loaded with lots of enzymes – which helps with digestion, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, and is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system.

Spirulina is one of the most nutritious food sources in the world – I choose Purium Spirulina because it’s organic, non-gmo and live – always make sure of these qualities.

What if consuming a tablespoon or two per day of a simple food like Spirulina could drastically lower your chances of developing cancer, heart disease, or stroke, or just feeling better overall?  Wouldn’t that be cool?

Recipe

–  2 cups Crispy Rice cereal

–  1 cup Pumpkin seeds

– 3 tbsp Chia seeds

– 3 tbsp Hemp seeds

–  1 cup Sunflower seeds

Mix together in a big bowl

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In a pan on very low heat – just enough to warm things, mix together

– 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Purium’s Coconut oil)

–  1 cup Almond butter

–  1/2 – 3/4 cup Agave, Honey or Brown Rice Syrup (depending on the sweetness – I used Brown Rice and it needed a little more)

–  1/4 cup Tahinni

–  1 tbsp Vanilla

– 2 tsp Spirulina (Purium’s Spirulina)

Mix all ingredients together and when smooth  mix into the other bowl and mix well.

Press into 8 x 12 square dish.

I found it best to keep in fridge – cut into squares, eat, share and enjoy!!

Great snacks, on the good food source and will keep you satisfied for quite awhile – including your sweet tooth!!

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Please feel free to share this and would love any comments and if interested in trying any Purium product – please email for a $50 Gift Card towards your first purchase – you will love the quality of these products!!!

 

Have a great day!!

Jodi

 

Fresh Food

Fresh Food

Raspberries

 

Just as it is important to feed the mind with great thoughts, it’s important to feed the body with great food.

Fresh as often as possible is best.

Natural is easy.

Now that IS Fast Food !!!

Make it a great day

and Eat Healthy!!

Jodi

FREE Recipe Books

FREE Recipe Books

Hello Everyone

I just wanted to share with everyone the chance to download my 2 recipe kindle books for FREE Sat & Sun July 20 & 21 – my gift to YOU!!!

Here are just a couple of samples of the recipes you will find in both books that are easy to make – the links are at the bottom of the page so enjoy.

Please feel free to share this, leave a comment or even a review on Amazon if you like them!!!

Enjoy!!

JB

Domales – Raw

FREE Recipe

Black Bean & Edamame Salad – Vegan

Marinated Portabella Mushroom with a Creamy Dill Sauce  – Raw

FREE Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Spread – Vegan

FREE Recipe

Eggplant Delight – Vegan

FREE Recipe

 

Stuffed Peppers – Raw

 

FREE Recipe

Amazing & Tasty Vegan Recipes Made Easy       jodiburke-180

Amazing & Tasty Raw Recipes Made Easy  amazingrecipes-180

 

Healthy Eating Made Easy – FREE

Healthy Eating Made Easy – FREE

Today only get your FREE copy on Amazon of my kindle book – Healthy Eating Made Easy

and you can always check out my other 2 books with some easy but great healthy recipes!!!!

A belated Happy Canada Day and early July 4th gift for my North American friends and just a little gift for everyone else!!

Enjoy and any reviews, comments or shares would be greatly appreciated!!!

Have a great day!!

JB