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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

Mushroom Sauce -Raw / Vegan

Mushroom Sauce

Mushroom Sauce

 

I believe once you get use to the simple and tasty raw / vegan version of a cream sauce you might just never go back to the dairy one!!

I used Kelp Noodles for this recipe, but whether it is Zucchini noodles or regular pasta, it will still be tasty!!

 

Kelp noodles are harder to find, any local health food store that has a fair amount of raw foods may sell it.  I usually order mine on line so I order a few packs at a time as they keep well in the fridge.  You can serve them right out of the package cold or put in a dish or warm to hot water to warm them up. They are loaded with nutrition and lots of minerals, are crunchy and don’t really have a strong taste but I like them – it makes regular pasta seem mushy.

Recipe

–  11/2 cups chopped Mushrooms ( I used regular mushrooms but any can be used as they will give a different flavor)

Put into a bowl with

–  1 tbsp Tamari

–  2 tbsp Olive oil

– sprinkle Sea salt

Mix well and let marinate for a few hours (2 – 4 hours) stirring occassionally

 

In the Vitamix or blender

–  11/2 cups raw Cashews

– 2 cloves Garlic

–  Pepper ( I like a mushroom / pepper sauce so I added a fair bit but add to your liking)

– 6 – 8 oz of water – start with 6 oz and slowly add more depending on how thick or thin you like your sauce (so you may need to add a little more, just add a little bit at a time while the blender is mixing)

Once your sauce is smooth, throw in 3/4 of the mushrooms and keep blending – this sauce I made smooth so I blended it up well, but you can also leave the mushrooms chunky, you will need to process less.

Pour the sauce over the noodles, add a few of the remaining noodles on top, garnish and enjoy!!

JB

 

Banana 'Not so Green' Smoothie

Banana Smoothie

Most of the smoothies I make I use water but sometimes a creamier texture one is really good.  This is a good one for kids as you can sneak in the greens and they don’t even know it!!!  So it doesn’t look green, I use Cacao so it has a good chocolate taste!!

This is just for one serving, so increase the amounts if need be.

1-2 bananas ( I like to freeze ripe bananas and add one of them, it makes the smoothie nicer I find, but you don’t have to, I know some would disagree with freezing but a bit of both is good)

1 cup almond mylk (now you can make your own or buy it whatever works for you, Almond milk is my favorite for this recipe then Hemp milk but use what you like, I always suggest to stay away from Soy when possible).

Big handful of Spinach

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1-2 Tbsp Cacao Powder

I like to throw  Cacao nibs into this one but you don’t have to, blend up and enjoy!!!

Why Coconut Oil and Cacao Nibs??

Coconut Oil – very healthy fat,  they say one of the healthiest on the planet, great nutrition for the hair and skin,  helps with weight loss, a stable oil, our bodies can metalbolize it well

Raw Cacao – powder – this is not commercially processed so it has alot of antioxidants and flavonoids in it.

All chocolate is made from the cacao (cocoa) bean, and cacao beans in their natural, unprocessed, unadulterated state are rich in nutrients and beneficial to health.