Berry Delight Green Smoothie

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups spinach
  • 1 cup collard greens
  • 1 cup plain almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 5 raw walnuts
  • 1 date
  • 1 TBSP flax seeds
  • For the crunch: coconut flakes, hemp seed, cacao nibs or slivered almond, raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Optional: one scoop protein powder

Blend smooth

Enjoy

 

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Cilantro Pesto Cubes (vegan)

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Cilantro is one of the best ways to detoxify the system. This cilantro pesto is the best ways to consume this super herb. Don’t miss out on this mouth watering recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup whole almonds (with or without skin)
  • 1/3 cup Mexican pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 2 cups packed cilantro, large stems removed
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Water if needed

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a food processor or blender, process the almonds until they have turned into fine crumbs. (vita mix is best)
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Scrape sides a few times
  3. Scoop with spoon into ice cube trays.
  4. After frozen, pop the cilantro pesto cubes out of the trays and place into a freezer plastic bags.
  5. Use all year round! Grab some out of the bag for dips, seasonings and sauces!

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Gluten free Spice Waffles

Gluten free Spice Waffles

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Starting a gluten free diet will give you more energy, vibrancy and weight loss!

Gluten is the protein in some grain products. It is extremely damaging to the lining of your intestines. This damage could result in an autoimmune disorder.

Don’t miss this unbelievable lifestyle change. Replace gluten containing products with more healthy ones today! You will never regret any effort you put into your health and wellbeing. It’s gives back to your happiness and joy 10 fold!

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Ingredients:

DRY:

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup Gluten free flour blend (pamalas)
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

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WET:

  • 4 dates
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut milk or plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • water if needed

 

Directions:

  1. Heat waffle iron to VERY HOT
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix
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  4. Blend all ingredients in vit mix or blender until smooth- add water if needed
  5. Allow ingredients to thicken for 5 min
  6. Spray iron with coconut oil spray or spread on with brush- Coat well!
  7. Pour batter in and allow 5 min or more to cook
  8. Remove from iron and enjoy

Top; with:

  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Mint leaves
  • Fig sauce (5 chopped figs, pinch of salt, 2 TBSP honey- heat over stove)
  • Granola
  • Fresh fruit
  • Apple sauce
  • Chopped nuts
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Raw DARK Chocolate almond bark- 5 ingredient heaven

This full, smooth and incredibly delectable raw chocolate will satisfy your chocolate cravings and give you a boost of nutrition!

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Chocolate:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup Raw cacao powder
  • 1 TBSP agave nectar
  • 1 TBSP almond butter
  • ½ cup sprouted almonds

Filling: optional others

¼ cup chopped filling

– Almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, cashews, goji berries, hemp seeds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, dates, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, dried bananas, pecans, peanuts, shredded coconut, and dried fruits such as blueberries, mango, cherries, or apricot.

Directions:
Put the coconut oil in a bowl, and place that bowl inside another bowl filled with warm water.  This will allow the coconut oil to heat up just enough to melt.

Add the cacao powder, almond butter and agave, and mix well.

Next throw in your fruit, nuts, and flavorings, pouring into an 8 x 8 pan lined with wax paper.

Place the pan in the freezer for around 10 to 15 minutes, then remove and cut into 16 even pieces.

If you use coconut oil, store in the fridge to keep from melting as it will soften at room temperature.

 

 Your never going to eat other chocolate!

 

 

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Dandelion Greens, orange peppers and roasted beets w/ orange and mint.

 

This salad has wonderful detox elements. It is perfect for a spring meal and to enhance your system, detox and get more energy! Bright, fresh and warm!


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Ingredients:

  • 1 orange pepper chopped
  • ½ orange chopped
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup roasted beets
  • 3 cups dandelion greens (one handful)
  • 2 TBSP white Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, minced
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese or goat
  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa

Optional: 1 cup chicken or turkey

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa according to package
  2. Cook chicken or turkey
  3. Roast beets
  4. Warm oil in pan, add pepper, beets, dandelion greens and orange, sauté for 5 min.
  5. Add salt, mint, balsamic and quinoa to pan.
  6. Add cheese at end.
  7. Enjoy!

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Taking the chance- travels to Colorado

Life throws some pretty strange curve balls at you sometimes. Whether it’s assembling a water slide on a cruise ship in the Bahamas for 12 days or living in the middle of nowhere- BC Canada for 2 months.

I often wonder is this my life? How the heck did those experiences really happen? Have I been this blessed to have those opportunities? Life is a beautiful thing when you embrace it as it comes and take the chance. It’s really that simple. One doesn’t need nor should want the fancy “dream life” that is coveted by all cause it will make you happy. In all reality that “dream life” isn’t all that humans crack it up to be. It’s not the big house, corporate job, fancy car, vacation home and parties every weekend. It’s the simple things that make life a dream. Living, cherishing every moment and opportunity as it flies at you. I am far from all those “coveted” things and my life blows me away day after day. The past 2 years of embracing each opportunity as life comes has proven to be more that a happy, joyous life. Each new chapter I’m lead to is exciting and different. I am so blessed. So what’s my new chapter?

Frisco Colorado; mountain town at 10,000 ft, full of adventure and undiscovered territory is my new chapter. Here for a whole month. Another random place my life happened to put me. Or is it random? I’m so excited to be here! A new place that I have wanted to be my whole life; Colorado.

Why am I here? Funny you should ask. Remember the water slide job in the Bahamas; well I met some fun people who worked on the job and in particular was a chill dude named Rob. We got along famously and talked all about his hometown in Colorado. Apparently I needed to meet his wife because we would get along great, but didn’t think that the opportunity would ever come. We also talked about this trip he had been planning for a long time. Him and his wife were going to go to Cosa Rica for a month in the spring and they needed a person to house and critter sit. I jumped right in, not thinking it would ever happen, “I’ll come to Colorado and watch the place”!

Three months later I got a text, “how are you? Hope all is great. We are going to Cosa Rica for the month of May and was curious if you wanted to watch the house?” Instantly my mind was spinning with ideas of how I could make that possible. I thought, as my Grampa would say “well why not? When else am I going to get this stellar opportunity to live in the mountains of Colorado for a month, no strings attached?” Then I can check out Colorado and see if it’s really a place I would like to hang my hat in the future.

The month of April zipped by and here I am, Frisco Colorado for a whole month. Incredibly excited to check out the town and surrounding areas. Meet some new people. Form a relationship with this wonderful state I have always dreamed of living in! And all because I took the opportunity at hand, first the water slide job to meet Rob then to house sit for a month. I’m excited about where life will lead me next!

Go where life leads you. Take the opportunity at hand or you’ll waste time wondering what it would have been like if you had taken the chance, that leap of faith. You have no idea of how it would turn out but what if you miss out on a chance of a lifetime?

Life is what you make of it. You can choose to go for your dreams or stay comfortably regretting the opportunities you didn’t take. I challenge you to go for it. Go for a life you have always wanted and never look back. Life is not promised to be easy nor ever will be. Will you live in regret, or in constant thankfulness that you embraced the opportunity life brought you?

 

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Is the cause of death in communication?

I often wonder where I would be if I had not stumbled upon IIN?windy road
  • Would I be suffering even more than when I had started back in September?
  • Would I have dug myself deep into a hole of pain and negativity?
  • Would have gotten cancer or some other disease at this very young age?
  • Would all the motivation and passion I had cultivated over the years completely diminish?

These are things that I firmly believe would have taken over my life. I am grateful everyday for the knowledge and insight that IIN has and is providing me.

This week we are going through the topics of emotional eating, love and communication.

It has been quite inspiring and makes you get down in the dirt and DIG deep.

  • Dig for feelings that you didn’t know where even there.
  • Dig down into your emotions, which can be a scary and painful thing.

I have learned that it is good to get look inside and find the real reason you are living on this earth.

  • Why are you here?
  • What is your purpose?
  • What is the reason you wake up everyday?
  • What will you do with this life of yours?

Bernie Siegel MD Believes that the key to life in all its forms it’s ability to communicate. Communicate with each other but more importantly communicate within our selves, our individual organs and cells.

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Life begins with one celled organisms who learn communicate with chemistry and the environment in order to grow. Today these communications continue this marvelous dance and we ignore any dangerous mishap that may happen because of our low level of unconsciousness.

Think of Mondays and the simple fact that this day has higher mortality and suicide rates than other days of the week. We aren’t the wisest creatures. We don’t listen to our inner being. People hate Mondays and this feeling of hate impacts our very being.

Now think of the signals one receives while growing? How does touch, hug or caress impact the individual and the body’s signals? How does fear, despair and depression tell our bodies to respond to life? Every signal call is aware of these signals and our will to live.

The question is what messages are you giving to your body? Are they signals to create and enhance life and are not life threatening? I believe it is the thoughts that we allow into our brains that determine life or death. Inspiration feeds life while expiration kills. Just as we would say when someone dies, they expire.

Inspiration means breathing in and creating life. So what inspires you? People who find new meaning and become inspired can cure “incurable” diseases. They are not ready to expire because they are inspired to life, love and serve.

This inspiration goes into each and every cell of the body allowing it to come alive. The body, soul and mind now has purpose, a reason to live.

The significance is clear, give your body messages and signals related to your inspiration and will to live. You body will do the rest. Find your reason for living and get going now!

Remember these words are meant to help you enjoy life rather than avoid disease. Focus on life and disease will stay away. The people who wake early to jog, eat only organic vegetables, drink pure water and meditate still die. So do what feels right for you because it’s how the chemical messages communicate with your body though feelings not thoughts. Both feelings and the mind matter and when they work in synchronicity they are the healthiest unit.

 Consciousness and matter unify and become one through the inspirational signals we provide. So get in touch with your body. -Bernie Siegel

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