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Raw Chocolate Mousse Parfait

Chocolate Mousse Parfait

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RAw Chocolate Mousse Parfait

 

Finishing up another Transformation Cleanse and feeling fantastic – I wanted to stay with eating light, raw and healthy – especially since the weather is so hot – it’s easier to do this at this time of the year.

Another raw and vegan recipe that is easy to make, tasty and can be loaded with lots of nutrition making eating healthy much easier, so much so I had it for breakfast 🙂

 

Raw Chocolate Mousse Parfait

 

–  2 large Avocados

–  1/4 cup Raw Cacao Powder

–  1/4 cup Agave

–  1 tsp Vanilla

Optional ingredients (and only suggestions but these can really increase nutritional value since these foods are very nutrient dense and therefore will stay with you much longer as in not getting hungry soon after) 1 tsp Spirulina,  1 tbsp Rice Bran Solubles, 2 tbsp Hemp, 1 tbsp Maca – you could  use all of them together and it would still taste amazing and really be filling!!

 

Throw all ingredients into a processor and process until smooth – adjust for taste.

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Nut Crunch

–  1 tbsp Coconut Oil

–  1/4 cup Coconut sugar

–  1 tbsp Hemp

–  1 tsp Chia seeds

–  2 tbsp chopped Walnuts

In a frying pan, on medium heat, melt the coconut oil then add in the coconut sugar and stir until it thickens.

Then add in the rest of the ingredients to well mixed and continue to stir for about a min.

Remove from heat and spread on a cookie sheet. I like to keep my in the fridge but you don’t have to, once cool break it up into smaller pieces.

(this can be eaten on it’s own, add into salads, as topping on deserts or mixed into this chocolate mousse parfait)

 

Take some of the Chocolate Mousse mixture and put into a glass or bowl, then some nut crunch, then some fruit and keep layering 2 or 3 times.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

This will make two good servings or 4 smaller ones.

Please feel free to share this and let me know if you made it how it went!

Jodi

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Challenge Yourself

Challenge Yourself

 

I had the privilidge of photographing a new friend last week that has really inspired me and I just wanted to share why.

I met him through a friend at his daughters new restaurant in Steveston outside of Vancouver – The Living Cafe – which I highly recommend stopping in if you are out that way – the food was amazing, and had choices of raw, live, whole and gluten free – what a great combination!!

Back on track here, well I met her father Kevin and we got talking and we ended up setting up a meeting to take some pictures for his new website and upcoming competition, which at the time I didn’t realize it was for a competition I thought it was for just his web site.

untitled (97 of 222)In the process of realizing that he told me his story of turning 40 realizing where he was at his age and health and found a book that got his inspired and committed to the 90 day program.  he had before and after pictures which blew me away.  Not that he was big and fat before, maybe could lose a few pounds but his after pictures in just 90 days were truly amazing.

He ate clean and committed to working out every day.

Since then he eats healthy, works out and feeds his mind with great things.

 

 

 

 

He also found this cool Gymstick thing that he is using, now promoting and creating videos for people like me showing me how to use it and what I can do with it and not have to go to the gym – how cool is that??

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Now he is entering his first competition and he is 50 something – that got me motivated.

As I hear so many excuses from people ALL the time – I’m too old, it’s that age thing, I’m not as young as I used to be blah blah blah

untitled (181 of 222)People like Kevin get inspired, make a decision, take action AND commit to it – therefore they get results.

I had to look at some areas of my life and ask some questions of where I wasn’t showing up and being the me I could truly be.  What excuses were I using and where was I hiding??

Are you doing the same thing?

This isn’t about beating anyone up it’s about Challenging you to stop playing small and be YOU.

I start a 10 day Transformation Cleanse next Monday – the day after Mother’s Day 🙂 – I will keep track of my progress and share – I’m stepping up and out.

Thank you Kevin

 

Step out of your comfort zone today and do something your future self will thank you for!!

Have an amazing day!!

Jodi