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1 heaping Tbs. of almond butter
2 Tbs. raw cacao nibs
1/8 – 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2- 1 tsp. cinnamon
8-10 oz. almond or coconut milk (no sugar added)
1/2 – 1 tsp. honey or 1/2 banana
4 ice cubes
Right before blending is complete, add 1 Tbs. coconut oil
Directions (warning! very complicated!…ha just kidding)
Place liquid in the blender first, add everything else except coconut oil. Blend and then add the coconut oil at end to avoid clumping (ice+coconut oil = weird clumping textural experience)
Detoxification is an important natural part of life. Our bodies have innate intelligence and know how to heal. The only two pieces of the detox equation that we have to be a part of is:
A). Getting out of the way (ie. letting it happen), and
B). Giving the body the right foods while avoiding the “wrong” ones.
Detoxing is a natural process that all forms of life go through. Many animals will go without eating one or two times each year in order to let their body enter into a period of increased cleansing, which then helps rid the body of accumulated substances therefore increasing vitality.
Cleansing is not fasting. Cleansing and fasting are two completely different things.
Cleansing is giving your body an abundance of what it needs to unlock toxins that have been stored away. Fasting is allowing your body to prioritize cleansing over metabolizing. Needless to say, cleansing is much easier on the body and much easier on you.
Toxins and Fat
Did you know that most of your toxins are stored in your fat cells? One reason that many people are overweight is because of the toxic load they are carrying. Fat cells act to neutralize toxins (as best as they can) by coating them in fat so that the organs and tissues of your body are protected from the damage that their free radicals create.
Because fat cells store toxins, cleansing the toxins out are one of the reasons our 21 day purification program helps people to lose weight.
We are our Environment
Even if you eat really well, you should consider a regular cleansing program once or twice per year. We are sponges in our environment and we are exposed to chemicals and metals on a daily basis. There are now 80,000 man made chemicals in the environment that did not exist over 100 years ago. Wow! Many of these are considered safe by the FDA and some aren’t even labeled.
Foods as Toxins
Even the foods that you consume on a regular basis can cause you problems that you wouldn’t expect. For instance, many people consume wheat three times (or more) per day every day of their life. This is not natural and will eventually lead to problems. I can explain the different reasons why you don’t want to consume this much of any food, but I’ll leave that to another post. Clearing these common (and often processed/denatured) foods from your diet for the magical three weeks will do you a world of good.
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t cleansed in the last year, you definitely want to do your body (and mind) this favor. Our Purification program is designed to make it as simple as possible for you. We give you all the real food supplements that you need so that you have the abundance of nutrition to unlock some of those stubborn toxins. We also give you 50 great recipes, a guidebook, daily emails to motivate and encourage you, and free support by phone if needed.
AND, we are giving you 25% off this week only! So, give us a call to start yours.
Happy Valentines Day!
Well, there are no desert recipes today, look at to our recipe box for those, but here is some practical information you can use in the kitchen.
We have all heard that we should consume less fast food and more real food. Of course the fast food industry is staying the course, and always will try to coax us in the door. But, as a whole, our subconscious drive is becoming less and less susceptible to the appeal of the golden arches or the charm of the Colonel’s smile. We know that eating fast food appeals to our emotions and contributes to our sense of comfort, and there are many reasons for this including the amounts of fats, sugars and carbs typically found in the “foods”. We could speculate and even verify that there are many other reasons we crave the quick fix of fast food, such as chemicals that affect neurotransmitters and hormone levels. Remember how in the movie “Super Size Me”, Morgan Spurlock was completely addicted to Micky-D’s even thought he felt horrible after eating it?
Well, there are many reasons that we want those foods, the top 7 reasons are as follows..
They’re easy to get to.
People like the taste.
They’re inexpensive (not counting the cumulative toll on your health).
People claim to be too busy to cook.
It’s a “treat”.
People don’t like to prepare food.
I’ll stop here. But basically, people stray towards these foods (and really I do hesitate to call the foods since a true food nourishes the body) mainly because they are quick, easy and monetarily inexpensive. The whole thing about it tasting good doesn’t make sense to me since all real food should taste good if it is prepared well. So if these top reasons are our “need” for fast food, how can we transform the circumstances that lead us to the front doors of these establishments (since transformation is the only way something can sustainably change)? And unless you have been living under a rock, you know that eating nutrient dense foods is one of the top ways of staying healthy. So, how can we make it easier?
A dear friend recently gave me a Mother Earth News magazine, and there was a great article in it that I thought had great information on how to save time in the kitchen. So if you want to change the circumstances that lead you astray, try the following tips:
Batch-Process Produce. Take a few minutes when you get home from the market to rinse, chop and properly store fruits and veggies so they’re ready to use.
Soak beans overnight and keep them in the fridge for the week or freeze some to thaw when you need them.
Make double batches and freeze. Especially useful for baked dishes.
Use a slow cooker. Start it up in the morning for dinner!
Pre-measure the required spices and dry ingredients of your favorite dishes and store them in a container for speed seasoning when you’re ready.
Put roasts in the oven before bed at 200 degrees (helps keep your house warm during winter nights and cool during summer days), pop it out when you wake and an hour before dinner put it back in at 350.
Chop extra for today’s meal and package them for another.
Cleaning as you go makes the whole after dinner experience better and cooking becomes an overall less dreadful project.
Juice your meal or eat them raw. Most raw foods have so many more enzymes and vitamins than their counterparts.
Structure determines behavior. So change the structure of your environment so that it is easier and quicker than jumping into the car and driving to eat that chemical burger at the fast food shop.
Slice mangos and strawberries, place in bowl
Pour organic coconut cream all around
Toast coconut shavings until just slightly browned and sprinkle on top
And there you have it…there is a delicious vegan dessert!
Use this recipe or change out the fruits with berries to help yourself transition off of sugar and floury deserts.