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Healthy “Snickers” Mousse

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 x frozen ripe banana
  • 1 x ripe banana (not frozen)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of peanut butter (I use the organic peanut butter from my local market)
  • 2 teaspoons of raw organic cacao
  • 3 chopped dates with pips removed
  • dash of coconut water
  • Loving Earth caramelised buckinis

METHOD :

  1. place the bananas, peanut butter, cacao and dates in a high powered blender or food processor and pour a small amount of coconut water over the top,
  2. blend and add more coconut water until you get the desired consistency.
  3. Spoon the mousse into small glasses and top with buckinis.
  4. Enjoy!

TIP: using frozen bananas allows you to enjoy this tasty treat straight away. If you dont have any frozen bananas or you’re pre-preparing for later you can just use unfrozen ripe bananas and leave the mousse to chill in the fridge for a while. Make sure to only add the buckinis just before you serve them so they stay crunchy and delicious.

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Lazy Sunday Breakfast Smoothie with Han Solo

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So… I was feeling a little under the weather today so i made a smoothie and I made a video about it.

If you would like to purchase some supergreens you can find them here…

http://www.yorhealth.com/jessicagriffiths

Otherwise visit the contact section of my blog,

Jess.

7 Princicals of Health

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Just passing on some knowledge nuggets from the incredible Don Tolman. The man is a genius! He’s the Indiana Jones of whole foods medicine…. get on it…

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FIND DON TOLMAN HERE: http://www.dontolmaninternational.com/

Juice

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Drinking Juice is a great way to get extra vitamins and minerals in to your body. However not all juice is created equal.

Juice that you buy from the supermarket is full of preservatives and added sugars etc. Fresh squeezed juice is the way to go!

Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. This is really important because most of us have impaired digestion due to less than optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of fruit and vegetables easily enabling you to absorb all the mico-nutrients.

I use a regular juicer but for best results and to retain the optimal amount of enzymes and nutrient quality you can use a cold press juicer.

Here are some of my favourite recipes.

Refresher Juice

  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 2 limes

Detox Juice

  • 1 apple
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 small beetroot (and beetroot greens if available)
  • 1 small bunch of spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 thumb of ginger

Orange and Mint Juice

  • 4 oranges
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 1 apple (or pear) for added sweetness.

Happy Juicing!

Jess.

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Red Lentil Dahl recipe (Vegan)

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Here is one of my favourite and easy recipes to make, I like to cook this up and freeze it in meal sized portions for when I’m too busy to cook something or go to the shops. I also like to do this with soups as well. This means you’ll be less inclined to go get take away food which is no good for your health or your wallet.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of red split lentils
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ thumb sized piece of ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Himalayan crystal salt to taste

 

 

Method:

  1. wash and drain the lentils thoroughly
  2. place the lentils in a saucepan with the 4 cups of water over a medium heat. While these are cooking use a spoon to skim any residue off the surface of the water.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add in the grated ginger and the turmeric. Partially cover the saucepan with the lid and simmer for one hour. Cook, stirring occasionally for another 30 mins until the lentils are tender.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a small pan over a low heat. Once the oil is melted add in the cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  5. Stir oil and spice mix into the lentils and add salt to taste.

 

I like this on its own or with brown rice or quinoa for something a little more filling.

 

Sometimes I add different vegetables to the lentil mix. You might like to try adding in cauliflower and peas while the lentils are cooking, or try just adding in a a few cups of baby spinach when you are mixing in the spice mix.

 

Happy Cooking,

 

Jess.

SHOULD YOU EAT MEAT?

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365 DAYS OF WHOLENESS

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CLICK HERE to watch PETA’S amazing video on factory farming narrated by Paul McCartney.

Vegans/vegetarians/meat eaters could argue until the cows come home over this subject (hopefully for the cows sake they come home to a vegan/vegetarian) but in the end every person has a right to choose exactly what goes into their stomach.

We are both vegans, but our journey was a step-by-step process and we certainly didn’t wake up one day and just become vegan.
In fact both of us ate copious amounts of meat for over 20 years!

We would often have eggs on toast for breakfast, tuna sandwich for lunch, and steak and veggies for dinner. This is such a ‘normal’ diet regime, however sickness, illness, and disease have also become very normal. So the question had to be asked, if this path we are taking isn’t working for everyone else, then why would we follow it?

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Chocolate Banana Berry Breakfast Smoothie

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your metabolism, keeps you from bingeing later on whatever is available when you finally get hungry, and it can even put you in a good mood. I usually start my day with a smoothie. This is one of my favourite recipes because it tastes no naughty but is oh so nice.

Smoothies are great for people who don’t really like having breakfast. They are quick to make and you can add all sorts of fruits, vegetables and superfoods to them to make sure you are starting your day in the best way possible. Because they are liquid they are also easy for your body to digest which makes it easy for your body to assimilate the nutrients.

Equipment needed : Blender

Ingreedients

  • 1 ripe banana (this can be frozen for convenience)
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop of SuperGreens**
  • 1/4 teaspoon of maca powder
  • 1 tbs of raw cacao
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • top with bee pollen for extra goodness! (optional)

Blend and enjoy!

For more information on where you can get the best SuperGreens on the market comment or email me at -jessienicole30@hotmail.com

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