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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.

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Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!

Jodi

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Superfoods

Superfoods

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Superfoods

Here is it, my list of Superfoods that I love.

What makes a Superfood?

It’s nutrient dense. It’s also better if it’s live, organic and non-gmo but especially nutrient dense – that is why it’s called a Superfood.

It confuses me when I google Superfoods and I get Broccoli, Eggs, Blueberries…….I don’t think so!!! 🙂

There are other Superfoods out there as well that aren’t on this list, but these are my favourites and ones I use. I wanted to share just some great things about them and why I use them so as I continue to create recipes with Superfoods it will make more sense why and how to add them in.

Even though I am a big believer in eating fresh, green and as much live foods as possible, they still don’t have the nutrition in them like they used to, that is one reason to add in Superfoods. They are also old ancient foods that have been around for 100’s if not 1000’s of years, we’ve just forgotten about them due to man knowing better and modern day conveniences.

Adding in even 1 green drink a day will make a big difference in how you feel – of course depending on the greens you use – always make sure they are live, organic and non-gmo – the best! And if you don’t like drinking or want more nutrition add them to your smoothies, sprinkle them on your cereal, your salads, your baked potatoes or anything else – just don’t heat them as it cooks out all the nutritional benefits.

I don’t understand why we add hemp and chia to baked goods. Chia was taken years ago but the Aztecs and Mayans on long journeys when it wasn’t practical to carry much food. Some Chia and water gave them energy for hours and took away the hunger as it was filling (chia expands and becomes gelatinous when soaked in water) so why would we bake it?? Constipation comes to mind!!

I was going to do a brief break down of the benefits – but it’s not my specialty area – I just know what I know and I love adding them into recipes as my body loves them, my body loves it and it’s a great way of truly feeding the body and nourishing it.

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Superfoods Spirulina

 

I’ve made a list of the Superfoods that I like to use below with the most common nutrients with them.

Please note know your sources NOT all Superfoods are clean, many are contaminated – not a sales pitch here but that is why I choose and use Purium – I know their standards and I know David Sandoval and Amy Venner’s bit pull like stance when it comes to that, working directly with the farmers, certified organic and beyond, passion and knowledge for real health and not just a buck!!

Spirulina, Chlorella, (dark green pictured above), Hemp, Maca, Raw Cacao, Chia, Kamut,

Spirulina is a blue green algae, a complete protein that is easily digestible, vitamins, trace minerals, GLA, chlorophyll

Chlorella -singled cell green algae, dark green a highest form of chlorophyll, 60% complete protein in free amino acid form (very easily digested), different vitamins, iron (so great for women), trace minerals, omega 3’s, GLA, Enzymes

Mike Adams has a free download book on Spirulina and Chlorella and David Sandoval has The Green Foods Bible both have a ton of great information.

Hemp – has been quoted as the most nutritious seed in the world. Nutty flavour,- another easily digestible protein, bursting with Omega 3’s & 6’s, GLA’s Amino Acids, Antioxidants, Vitamins, Rich in Vitamin E and Calcium and so much more.

Maca – it’s ground root with an earthy, nutty taste rich in B vitamins, vitamins, calcium, iron, amino acids, high in protein, fibre

Raw Cacao – notice I said Raw – if it’s not then these nutrients have probably been processed out, magnesium and other minerals, vitmains, relic acid, protein, fibre and more plus it’s good!!

Kamut – ancient heirloom seed to Wheat Grass. Again loaded with chlorophyll, trace minerals, magnesium, enzymes, alkalining, and so much more. Kamut is one of my favorite greens – it bring so much goodness to the body and I don’t use it to cook / bake with. Always on it’s own.

Chia – high in Omega 3’s, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, zinc, copper – good for helping fill you up and creating a gelatinous like substance (puddings, replace eggs in recipes)

Hope this helps, I’ve kept it simple yet it may explain why Superfoods are a great way of getting better nutrition in your body therefore nourish your body. And why I add them into foods!!

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Chlorella & Spirulina

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PS Here is a site – Positive Health Wellness –  with some more great information on Spirulina that takes it further than I do!!

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!

 

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Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

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Superfoods

Why Superfoods??

Why Superfoods??

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Superfoods

Why settle for anything less??

I would like to use the analogy of comparing foods – eating junk foods or highly processed foods is like hanging out in the slums or the ghetto compared to eating superfoods and hanging out in the woods or on top of a mountain.

What do I mean by that exactly?

I may get some slack for that but what I am trying to convey is eating Superfoods is not only healthy and clean for the body, it’s needed. When you connect with nature, it is calming, grounding, you can breath easier, there’s no judgment, it’s fresh, natural and real.

Why would I compare a Superfood to nature. Good question!

Superfoods that are real superfoods and by that I mean clean (no holds, gmo’s, pesticides etc) are quite nutrient dense, loaded with vitamins and minerals and feed the body at a cellular level. By that I mean it truly gets in a such a deep degree in the body, the cells get nourished properly and they wake up become more alive (hence more energy for you). When cells are properly fed – you radiant more health – your skin, nails and hair all grow better and shine more. You are not carrying around excess weight. Less time in the kitchen preparing foods (yup). You have more energy – why? Because when eating Superfoods that are live and nutrient dense they bring a life force into you and your body – which if you are breathing and walking around you are alive – live foods for a live body – kind of makes sense!

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Spirulina & Chlorella

With Superfoods like Spirulina, Chlorella (the deep dark green ones) they are loaded with chlorophyll, it has come from a plant that was alive that got nourished by the sun – and we now get to eat it. Just look at the deep colors, the vibrancy. It’s real – nothing added there!!

In our modern day society we spend so much time on food, thinking about, shopping for it, preparing for it, eating it, yet we really don’t spend much time in what is truly feeding the body compared to eating. Are you living to eat, or eating to live??

Sometimes I hear people say to me that eating healthy is so expensive. I ask compared to what?

We pay for our health in one way or another – either through the foods we eat or the drugs or medical care we need later on – it all catches up one way or another. Even with supplements, its a multi billion dollar industry – what is so great about real superfoods is they are real foods – the body knows what to do with them and utilizes them easily and effortlessly and not taxing the body. They are not (or should not have) fillers, binders, artificial sweeteners or any other chemical added to it.

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Tumeric – Fresh & Dried

That is why I am so excited at creating recipes now with more Superfoods added in, to share how easy, tasty and nutritious it can be.

Remember packaged foods come from companies that are there for profit not health. When you feed your body at a cellular level more nutrient dense Superfoods – you may actually eat less foods. Now some might be saying but I love food!! So do I, but I also love feeling great. I also love the extra time I have freed up!

One of my greatest mentors and a wealth of information is David Sandoval – who has written The Green Foods Bible – I highly recommend for learning about more Greens and Superfoods (I don’t need to repeat it all here – I’m just the recipe creator with great foods). Mike Adams, another person who is a wealth of information on real health has a great free e-book on Superfoods – Spirulina and Chlorella.

You may also be wondering why I keep saying the word ‘real’ in front of Superfoods. When I google the word Superfoods – so much comes up that is not a Superfood in anyway, in my eyes at least with what I know and now I understand why people are confused as I certainly would be if I was just starting out trying to really eat healthy!!

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Activated Barley

So please keep checking back or sign up for the updates as we dive deeper into recipes with real Superfoods.

In the photos above there is Spirulina, Chlorella, Tumeric, Hemp, Chia, Activated Barley, Bee Pollen just to name a few!

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Live Well,

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

Raw Vegan Superfood Tzatziki

Raw Vegan Superfood Tzatziki

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Raw Vegan Superfood Tzatziki

I love Tzatziki and Spanopitas  I will admit.  I don’t eat one often so when I do it’s a awesome treat.  I love taking recipes and converting them and this one I’ve used several times but decided to add in some hemp and it tasted just as good!!

Adding in Superfoods to up the nutritional value can be easy!!  This also makes a great dip for veggies and with less water (so thicker) could be a great spread for raw (or not) crackers!!

 

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–  grate half of a English Cucumber and put in a strainer or cheesecloth and let strain for at least an hour or even over night

–  1 cup raw Cashews

–  1/2 cup water (possibly more)

–  juice 1/2 Lemon

–  2 Garlic cloves (chopped or minced)

–  2 tbsp Hemp seeds

–  Himalayan Sea Salt to taste

Throw all ingredients into a Vita- mix or Blender and blend until smooth (start with 1/2 cup of water and you may need to add more depending on how thick or less thick you would like it)

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Dill

 

Once all mixed well, smooth and to desired consistency add in strained Cucumber and 2 – 3 tbsp finely chopped Dill  – stir well.

Enjoy!!

 

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Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

Superfoods

Superfoods

Superfoods

Why and What Are They??

 

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Superfoods

 

Google the word Superfoods and see what comes up.

No wonder people are confused these days!!

How does Salmon, Eggs, Broccoli and a few other similar foods get claimed as Superfoods?  What is the true definition of ‘Superfoods’?

I would like to share with you my beliefs, thoughts, journey with Superfoods and please know I am not here to claim that they cure things BUT I will share that they are nutrient dense foods that feed the body well and or at a cellular level.  As I say to people there is a BIG difference between eating and feeding the body.

I have also been paying attention to all the food blogs out there now and really truly have lost some interest in the whole game.  I know for me personally, with my history of my eating pattern that Superfoods – true Superfoods have helped me with  my health and conscious eating!!

Superfoods should be clean, organic, non-gmo and nutrient dense.  Our society has been lead to believe in the SAD Food Pyramid – don’t you just love it – I am big on becoming aware of programming that has been feed to me, society or that I have engaged in.  SAD – Standard American Diet – SAD – yup don’t need to go much into detail there!! 🙂  Diet – I so try to use other words as our bodies hear all – die – we don’t want or need to diet we need to eat to live, eat for optimal health.  Pyramid – most people have issues with pyramids (sorry couldn’t resist).

What I have also noticed is people don’t really understand Superfoods, what they are or how to use them outside of a Green drink, which I truly believe if most people even gave up pop (or soda) and or coffee (at least reduced it) and drank even one truly real Green drink a day, they would feel so much healthier, clearer or better!

My focus is going to be more on Superfoods, which ones I use / like, how to use them and creating more recipes with Superfoods.  It’s become a natural thing for me but I realize so many people are stuck and no wonder when I google Superfoods and what they are its rather confusing.

I will be going into detail over the next few weeks on Kamut, Spirulina, Chlorella, Hemp, Maca, Activated Barley, Rice Bran Solubles, Chia, Camelina, Raw Cacao, Tumeric and a few others!!  Sharing how to incorporate them more in your foods and meals and recipes – I just created for my beloved a Raw Chocolate Cheesecake with Superfoods – you can’t tell and it still tasted so yummy!! Recipe coming soon!

I feel that sharing and helping people learn about Green foods and Superfoods is so important these days – we have been misled, misguided and advertise to for profits not health.

Labelling is a joke these days and when I walk through a grocery store and look around and see that more than 95% of the store is catered to processed packaged foods and I don’t care what label is on it – natural, organic, added nutrition, gluten free it’s not for the most part real foods.

People look at me funny or give me the line ‘Green foods aren’t real foods’ to which I have learned to reply with a question ‘When did twinkles, hot dogs, pizza, pop, chips, (and I do use a few others) become real foods?”  Who made them?  Was it for health or profit?

So come back, check in and feel free to share as we start on the journey of learning about, using and eating more Superfoods in your way of eating!!

 

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

 

 

Beauty From the Inside Out

Beauty From the Inside Out

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Real Foods

What does beauty from the inside out really mean?

As you know I love eating healthy, and helping, guiding, inspiring others to do the same.

We have been so programmed and lied to by tv, advertising and hidden agendas from corporations that are for profits not health – that it’s confusing and overwhelming for the average person these days. I so get that!!

Our bodies are the biggest source and signals for what is truly going on inside, but we’ve been taught to ignore that, not to trust our inner guidance ( and many if not most people are shut off from that connection). If we need to go to the dr’s for some reason – the dr. may spend 10 mins with you, doesn’t ask about what you eat, how you live, if you exercise, mediate, laugh, get sunshine or how much water you drink, have a healthy sex life, if you like or hate your job or even your spouse and so on. Instead they prescribe a pill maybe several in many cases..
Don’t get me wrong, if I broke my leg I would go to the dr’s but not for other things.

Our bodies talk to us, when in pain they are literally screaming at us to pay attention (unless of course you broke your leg :)).

https://jodiburke.comWhat we eat , put into our bodies can be reflected back in our hair- dry, brittle, shiny etc, our eyes – alive or dull, skin tones – dry flakey, dull or radiant, clean and clear or full of acne etc
Also our thoughts and emotions reflect out from our bodies as well.

Most people that are eating healthy live foods, also have mostly healthy thoughts and feelings ( no one is perfect nor should they be) that are self empowering, self loving, vibrant, alive and have more life.

https://jodiburke.comChances are they are also taking time for life enhancing or healthy things like exercise, yoga, nature, laughter, good sex, water, (oops wrong order??? Lol) fulfilling relationships ( in other words loving not draining or drama causing relationships) and work that inspires them and that they love (notice I didn’t use the word job???).

I’m on my way to catch a ferry this am and was in rush hour traffic – I cannot imagine doing this every day, how much time does it take and suck from someone not to mention energy?? I look at people’s eyes and faces and see so much stress………..the body talks.

The point I am making here is we have been programmed to believe that these shampoos, or this skin care line or this product for acne etc etc will take care of things. How many times have you tried something and it didn’t work or only works for a little while and then stops? Or that we have to keep up with the Jones – who the hell are they anyways? Or we need to fit in – according to who? Trading time for money and at the same time letting someone else decide your worth. Or how it’s never new enough, big enough, fast enough,……..according to who????

I want to leave you with some questions to ponder……..

What is real health to you?

What is real wealth to you?

Are you feeling as good as you cold be?

Who’s programming have you boughten into – the dr’s, tv commercials, ads, collective consciousness or yours?

What feeds your soul and are you doing it?

When was the last time you laughed and laughed and laughed?

When was the last time your went for a walk in nature?

How much clean water (no not bottled) are you drinking?

How much fresh or live foods are you eating?

When was the last time you meditated or were fully present?

Do you love what you do or spend most of your time at? (i.e. work)

Are your relationships healthy, fun, empowering?

Do you have a healthy relationship and sex life with your partner?

Is there open and honest communication in your life?

How much tv do you watch?

Do you spend our free time doing things you love to do?

Do you spend any time on self care?

Do you exercise or do any body movement?

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Keep is simple – eat real foods ( not from a package) as much as possible, use green foods and Superfoods, use body products that are free of chemicals, toxins and artificial additives, think and feel amazing – no matter what is going on. Yes we all have crap in our lives but it’s not what is going on around you it is what is going on inside of you that matters!! Find ways that nurture you!

Weed and tend to that garden of weeds daily (mind bs like judgement, criticism especially towards self, dramas).

Instead focus on

Intentions

Gratitude

Love

Self Love

Being Present

Eating Clean

Joy

That is true beauty from the inside out!

Create an amazing day and a Life YOU love!!!

Jodi

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Purium Superfood Treats

Purium Superfood Treats

Purium Superfood Treats

 

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Purium Superfood Treats

Since I use an love Purium an  the Ignite Road Trip  is on and about half way through the tour with 100’s of people c coming out, I thought I would include this recipe!! If you are curious about Purium, why Purium, why green foods, why David Sandoval or Amy Venner then join 100’s of other people attending these events  (if it’s not already too late) and getting tapped in, tuned in and turned on to the wave of the future and the importance of Green food!!!

If you think you would like to try this recipe then feel  free to check out the Purium products ( Tropical oil aka Coconut Oil – probably the best I’ve tried, Activated Barley and the L.O.V Live Organic Vegan ), contact me with any questions or go straight to order these products and use the $50 Gift Card (code is eatinghealthy) or better yet you already have these products and can use them right away!!  Yes you could substitute them as well and I will give suggestions yet it just won’t be as tasty or probably nutritious – ok I may be a little biased here but I know what I know!! 🙂

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Please note – most of Purium’s products are foods  and they are live, vegan, organic (certified whenever possible) AND NON-gmo.

 

Mash 1 Avocado well

 

Mix in

 

2 tbsp Coconut oil (Purium’s Tropical Oil)

4 tbsp raw Cacao Powder

4 tbsp raw organic Almond butter (try for raw if possible)

4 tbsp Activated Barley (Purium’s Activated Barley) the closet substitute I would use would be ground Hemp seed

6 tbsp L.O.V.E. (Purium’s L.O.V) another live, vegan protein source/powder or even ground Hemp

2 tsp Spirulina (Purium’s Spirulina)

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Mix well together either by hand or in a food processor

Roll into balls or flatten them

Can roll that in shredded raw Coconut or raw Cacao Powder with some Monk fruti sugar (or other type if wanted any sugar at all – not needed)

Keep in fridge

Makes great snacks, treats and since it’s loaded with nutrition and the Activated Barley (slow burning germinated carb) you will have sustained energy!!  If all ingredients are raw, including the almond butter you have a tasty and live treat!

Enjoy and please feel free to share this!!

 

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

With much Gratitude

Jodi

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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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

Spirulina Balls

Spirulina Balls

https://jodiburke.com

Spirulina Balls

 

 

 

One of the biggest things I am finding is the more Super Foods I have added into my way of eating (no not a ‘diet’) the less food I actually eat!!

It’s true!!

Why is that??

There is a BIG difference between eating and feeding the body today.  If you walked into your local grocery store, you will find shelves full of ‘food’ or products with a lable of ‘food’.  Many items in that store have little if any real nutritional value, so I ask you then, is it really food??

If the nutritional value it does have is created by man or a machine, does it count?  It depends on if the body recognizes it and digest or can utilizes it otherwise the answer is no.

Here are a couple of questions that can help answer that.

After eating :

–  Do you still feel hungry shortly after eating a meal (or a really good sized snack) even though your stomach is still full an it’s been less than an hour (even 2 hours)?

–  Do you feel tired and lethargic after eating?

–  Do you feel bloated, gassy or have indigestion?

–  Are you feeling tired most of the time or lethargic and craving sugar or caffeine products then having a big slump after an initial energy burst?

–  When you think of eating is everything you want, crave or think about comes in a box, packaged, canned or frozen?

–  Do you wake up tired, sluggish or achey and it takes a coffee (or several) to get you going?

 

These are just some of the side effects of not getting nutrition from the food you eat.

Another good question is if you think you can’t give up some of the food you do eat or are addicted to.  There is such a thing as food addiction.  In our society today it’s everywhere, we are inidated with fast food, processed food, food shows, food blogs etc everywhere, yet most of it lacks nutrition.

How do I know that?

Obesity, not just being little overweight but obese, diabetes, heart disease, cancer,food allergies, gluten intolerances, are just a few side effects that people are suffering with these days are at record highs.

We don’t know how good we can feel in our bodies or how good our bodies are suppose to feel as most of us are being ruled by our mouths and taste buds – but did you know food manufacturers have added in so many chemicals so that we do become addictive to processed foods?  Thirty years ago there were approximately 800 food additives, now there is over 10 000 and most have NOT been tested. Yet they get put in our ‘foods’.

Every mouthful moves us in a direction – either closer to health or further from it.

We do have choice – we get to choose what we buy and what we eat.  One of the things that I love about adding in Super foods is, not only are they nutrient dense, they feed my body so my body is nourished therefore I eat less food.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love to eat food, especially good tasting food, but when I feed my body real food, whole food, food that is nutrient dense, it actually needs less food.  I also feel healthier in so many ways!!

It’s a win win in so many ways.  It saves on my monthly food bill – yes it does!! It may seem more expensive at first but trust me it’s not, it’s like using those new light bulbs that cost 3 or 4 times as much – but lasts more than 10 times longer.  It has made me realize what good food actually tastes like and my food addictions – not just to certain foods but also to eating in general.  We seem to eat of joy and pleasure  or even pain more these days then actually eating for nourishment – and we wonder why obesity is at an all time high!!?

I am a lover of Super foods and use many in my way of eating.  I have been creating recipes adding them in, but will be expanding more on that and listing Super Foods that you too can add in.  There is a ton of info on the internet about Super Foods – no not broccoli or eggs or salmon, but greens, algae, hemp, mushrooms, roots that are becoming more common as we are waking up to what real foods are.

One of the best slogans I’ve heard is – ‘If it’s made in a plant – don’t eat it, if it comes from a plant – eat it!!  (of course please use caution as some plants grown in the wild can be poisonous depending on where you live!)

This is another quick and easy, tasty yet nutritious vegan, raw, gluten free recipe!!

Spirulina Balls

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–  1 cup ground raw Almonds

–  16 Madjool Dates (approximately)

–  1 tsp Spirulina (Purium’s Spirulina)

–  1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

–  3 tbsp Activated Barley (Purium’s Activated Barley – you can also substitute Hemp seeds or Hemp Powder or a good source Vegan Protein Powder or even Cacao Powder to not have the green color)

–  2 tbsp raw Coconut Oil (Purium’s extra virgin Tropical Oil that is hand poured)

–  1 tbsp Chia seed

–  2 tbsp raw Cacao Nibs

Throw all ingredients into a food processor and process, add in

–  1/2 cup raw Almonds and process until all ingredients are well mixed and the almonds are still chunky.

Roll into 1 in balls and store in air tight container in the fridge.

This is easy and quick to make and is loaded with nutrition.  You will find you only need a couple of these (maybe 3 or 4 depending on your size :)) and it will keep you satisfied for a long time.

Please note – I have used and added in Purium product links – why?  I have found them to be the cleanest,  organic, live and non-gmo for some of the super foods.  I use these as I have found them to be the best for the greens and algae, so yes I do promote them.  If you have another brand that you love, then please feel free to use that.  If you don’t have any or are interested in trying Purium, then by all means please be my guest and ask me questions or take advantage of the $50 Gift Card towards your first purchase of Purium products – I know once you try them, you too will agree!!

Enjoy and Please feel free to share!!

Eat Healthy

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Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi