Raw Chocolate Pudding

Must serve to finicky adults or kids before revealing ingredients!

AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS

Raw Chocolate Pudding (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 Avocado

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup agave

6 medjool dates

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Soak dates in cool water for 30 minutes to soften

Mix dates and avocado in processor or blender until dates and avocado are mixed together without lumps from dates.

Put in bowl with ingredients and mix together.  Serve immediately or chill.

*Avocados help lower cholesterol. Loaded with potassium which helps regulate blood pressure. Helps lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Higher in potassium than a medium banana.

*Dates are little gems of fat, cholesterol free and low in sodium. Works wonders for energy, rich in potassium which helps regulate the central nervous system and low in calories.

Blooming Sassy Gluten-free holiday tip

Gluten-free foods may not trigger the same negative responses to our bodies as wheat but can still bring on the glucose-insulin response that causes weight gain.

“Foods made with cornstarch, rice starch, potato starch, and tapioca starch are among the few foods that increase blood sugar even more than wheat products.” – Wheat Belly, William Davis, MD

Here is are easy, delicious recipes that can help keep your blood sugar stable.

Fourth of July Paleo menu

CBS links sugar to cancer, heart disease and obesity

Dying for something sweet?

What if that delicious bite of a cup cake or that awesome taste of your favorite ice cream was slowly killing you?

Did you know that toxins whether environmental or internal, can be roadblocks to your wellbeing? Unwanted toxins can affect your energy, mental clarity, heart, breathing, mood, reaching your ideal weight and even your bottom line financially.

CBS did a news story on the affects sugar (in a variety of forms) has on cancer cells, heart disease, obesity and quality of life.  I have been blessed when I do eat sugar my body gives me a signal immediately – clear and present danger – I get tired, cranky, ache, my head feels stuffy and I have toruble concentrating.

In the article “Three hidden ways wheat makes you fat” Mark Hyman writes “Two slices of whole wheat bread now raises you blood sugar more than two tablespoons of table sugar.”

Chooose your foods wisely. This food pyramid is without the foods that turn to harmful sugars in our bodies.

Choose your food supplements, cleaners, skin care & personal care products wisely as well.

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They are all products which can aid in the balance of blood sugar and remove cravings. 

Protein: CINCH (whey or soy), Energizing Soy Protein,  Instant Protein Soy Mix

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Cinch Snack Bar

Cinch Energy Tea Mix

Cinch soy or whey protein

Paleo for the Vegetarian

Finally, a Paleo recipe book for the vegetarian.  This has been a stumbling block with people who understand the value of the Paleo diet but do not eat meat.  The Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook

The Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook: 47 All Natural Gluten-Free Meals and Desserts (The Paleo Recipe Cookbooks)

For years I have worked with people who use high quality proteins and meal replacements  staying true to what they believe is best for their bodies.  Enjoy your shake in the morning while choosing a yummy recipe for dinner.

Now there is this cookbook with vegetarian, Paleo meals, excellent.  Please share your favorite dish so we can let other people know the best recipes .

Gluten-free Super Bowl Snacks

Delicious, easy and you get to feel great the next day.  Staying true to myself no matter what the occasion pays off the next day.  Other people are sluggish, put on a few pounds and don’t feel good from indulging in flour and sugar filled foods.

What if you can have foods that fit right into the party, are delicious and you don’t have to have a food hangover tomorrow?

Here are a few suggestions from www.everydaypaleo.com    .

Sweet Potato Rounds:

2-3 yams

3-4 egg whites

21 seasoning blend from Trader Joes’ or Oregano, Thyme, and Garlic Powder

Ground black pepper

Sea salt

Olive oil

Slice sweet potatoes into round discs. Separate eggs and add as much 21 seasoning spice blend and black pepper as you like. Dip each sweet potato round into the egg mixture and lay flat on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Drizzle the rounds with olive oil and sprinkle on more seasoning-this is key-and then sprinkle on a little sea salt.

Bake at 350 f or 30-40 minutes. The egg whites make these a little crispy. You can finish under the broiler for ab out a minute to make then crisper.

Excellent Paleo Cookbook

I made my first dinner from the cook book Well Fed: Paleo recipes for people who love to eat, by Melissa Joulwan

Really delicious, prep was more time consuming than stated, but worth it. 

Recipe from Well Fed (pg 97), By Melissa Joulwan Ingredients: 1 batch mashed cauliflower 1 1/2 tbls coconut oil 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup) 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced (about 1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp) 2 pounds of ground lamb (I used grass fed beef) salt and pepper to taste(I don’t use salt) 1 tbls tomato paste 1 cup beef or chicken broth (I used organic beef broth) 1 tsp coconut aminos 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp dried thyme leaves 3 egg whites paprika, for garnish

Directions: Preheat oven to 400F Heat large skillet over medium-high heat about 3 minutes. Add coconut oil and allow it to melt.  Add the onion and carrot, reduce heat to medium-low and cover, allow the vegetable to get soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic to pan and stir about 1 minute. Crumble meat into pan and break up to small pieces. Saute until cooked and brown, about 5-10 minutess. taste, season with salt and pepper.

Add the tomato paste, broth, coconut aminos, rosemary adn thyme to the pan. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil and simmer until most of liquid has evaporated about 10 minutes.  Set pan aside and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Scramble theh egg whites until frothy and blend into themeat mixture.

To assemble the shepherd’s pie, spread the meat evenly in a 12X6 inch (2.2qt) baking dish. With a rubber scraper and light hand, spread the mashed cauliflower on top of the meat.  Gently drag the tines of a fork in a zigzag pattern across the surface to create a texture. SPrinkle the top lightly wit paprika.

Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top begins to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for 5-10 minuts before serving.

Mashed Cauliflower:  1 Cauliflower 1 garlic clove, crushed (about 1 tsp) 1 1/2 tbls coconut oil 1/2 cup coconut milk salt and black peper to taste 1 tbls plus 2 tsp dried chopped chives

Directions: Cook Cauliflower until soft not waterlogged. Drain water if you steamed it and put in food processor or blender. In a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan, heat the garlic, coconut oil, coconut milk, salt and pepper about 1 minuted. Puree the cauliflower in the bowl of a food processor, scraping down the sides. Add the coconut milk to the processor along with 1 tbls of chives. Process about 10 seconds. taste and adjust seasonings. Sprinkle with remaining clives before serving.  

More benefits from Coconut Oil

I am so glad to see more information and healthy experiences coming from using Coconut Oil.  As stated in this video make sure it is pure. Scientists now report it is helpful for Cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, a natural antibiotic and other issues. I wrote earlier this week in a blog it is also a healthy fat aiding in weight management.