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Lemon-Ginger Coconut Chia Bars

Today I needed a refreshing bite of lemon & ginger. These bars have a zingy citrus flavor, plus they're raw and alive with powerful anti-oxidant lemon nutrition. In Chinese medicine lemon is cooling -- yes I get it. And ginger moves Qi, the vital force in the body -- well, I definitely need that. Super-easy to make, you don't need any equipment for this recipe, although a food processor is a wee bit quicker. There's no need to bake these bars, as...

Apricot Blueberry Goji Salad with Basil

Today the kitchen was almost bare - just a few apricots, blueberries, a handful of spinach, lemon, and a bit of fresh basil. OK, that's perfect! I tossed all these ingredients together - every one loaded with delicious flavor, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and alkaline power. It took about 3 minutes to slice them and blend a dressing. Whew! It was a fabulicious lunch! Try it! ...

Paleo Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Alive with flavor and life force, this pesto is an easy nutritional powerhouse you can enjoy in 2 minutes flat. It looks and tastes just like authentic Pesto Genovese, but dairy-free with pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts. For this vegan pesto, I used lemon juice and nutritional yeast to give a tangy parmesan taste. You'll need a food processor. Pumpkin seeds are a true superfood loaded with a wide variety of healthy nutrients from magnesium to copper, protein and zinc. ...

Probiotic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Here's a quick snack to satisfy a sweet craving while providing high protein whole food nutrition. Even better, probiotics will keep your inner micro-biome running in top condition. Basically a chocolate banana coconut milkshake, I added my favorite probiotics. We get extra kudos for chocolate, because chocolate is actually a fermented food! Ha ha! However it needs to be 100% and sugar-free to reap the benefits, because sugar disturbs the gut microbiome....

Creamy Avocado Sesame Lime Dressing

This creamy avocado sauce goes well with just about any salad, vegetable, bread, or meat. Today I'm spreading it on a Flourless Blender Bread sandwich. Lusciously smooth and bursting with flavor, this thick spread reminds me of a Mexican spicy guacamole or mayo married to a Middle-Eastern sesame tahini. Yum! Just blend and serve. It's infinitely versatile. Make a 5-minute meal with Zoodles Quick & Easy. ...

Strawberry Mousse with a Young Coconut

Today I was running late, and my team needed a quick, healthy snack. In the kitchen were a young coconut, some strawberries, and a banana. With only five ingredients, minutes later we were enjoying this refreshing mousse! Opening a young coconut used to be a chore, however I recently bought a Coco Jack tool. See below how easy it is! I'm going to be making this a LOT! Make sure your strawberries are organic, as they absorb nefarious amounts of pesticides. ...

Divine Paleo Rose Truffles, Just 5 ingredients

These enchanting chocolate truffles are a luscious treat for someone you love. With only five ingredients, they taste just like French chocolates except they’re incredibly easy to make, way healthier, Paleo, free of sugar, dairy and carbs. Hooray! Yes, I promise the intense chocolate packs a punch. And the creamy smooth texture will make you weep with pleasure. The good news is, there won't be any sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic natural sweetener. ...

Chocolate Ambrosia and a Young Coconut…

Sounds like a suspense novel. Nope, just a dizzyingly scrumptious chocolate treat. And my instant pick-me-up today. OMG the flavor is so rich I'm in love! Hard to believe it is raw, dairy-free and sugar-free. Yes, I was terrified the first time I opened a young coconut. However it's as simple as 1-2-3! I bought the Coco Jack, so I'm going to be making this a LOT! ...

12 Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermenting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health. In this age of processed fast food and GMO's, fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt are a life-saver to your gut, with far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements. Available in tasty forms and flavors, just 2 tablespoons of a fermented food at a meal can restore your internal balance. Here are 12 BIG advantages of fermented food: Improves your energy level, mood, mental health, ...

Fermented Mango Chutney aka Major Grey’s

The first time I tasted Major Grey's chutney, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Its surprising blend of exotic Indian flavors with mango and - well, plenty of sugar, was love at first bite! I wondered - can I re-invent Major Grey's chutney with non-glycemic sweeteners, and ferment it for digestive health, to enjoy these mysterious flavors with every meal?? It worked! Ha Ha! ...

Paleo Dark Chocolate Truffles

These babies taste luscious, decadent and divine. I can't believe they’re so incredibly easy! The best dark chocolate truffles are made with pure coconut milk and 100% bakers chocolate. Creamy and dreamy inside, just like French "Truffes au chocolat", amazingly they're healthy and Paleo, free of gluten, grains, sugar, dairy, and GMO's. These won't spike your blood sugar ...

Paleo Spinach-Walnut Dip

Here's an easy dip that's bursting with flavor and nutrients. It tastes vibrant and alive, like a fresh pesto. Life force in food is not easy to measure, however we all know instinctively that fresh foods have lots of Qi and processed foods do not. So freshly harvested veggies, meats, and nuts are rich in life force. ...

Fermented Mango Pear Goji Chutney

Here's a tasty side for any meal that builds intestinal health. Traditional pickled chutneys have been enjoyed in Asian cultures for thousands of years. Chutneys come in every flavor imaginable and add distinctive taste to every meal. They also help to balance a healthy gut micro-biome, and preserve the fruit for months. This recipe is quite flexible. If you modify it, taste your mixture and adjust as you go. This recipe came about when my friend Teri gave me a huge basket of pears ...

Instant Apple Honey Butter

Homemade apple butter tastes fantastic on toast or pancakes! This creamy butter is ridiculously easy to make - just blend and enjoy with toasted Flourless Blender Bread or any of my other healthy breads. The secret to it's luscious flavor and thick texture is pure coconut butter. Sadly, commercial jams contain sugars, GMO's and pesticides. ...

Rainbow Salad with Herb Dressing

My body is asking for veggies today - and this crunchy mixture is my absolute favorite! Quick, colorful, and unbelievably delicious with this blended Yogurt Herb Dressing. If your digestion is delicate, you can steam the veggies lightly in a steamer for 2-3 minutes, so they're partly cooked...

Yogurt Herb Dressing

This flavorful mélange will make any salad irresistible. It's so easy, just blend fresh lemon with herbs. I love this dressing with crispy Rainbow Salad. Pumpkin seeds contain free-radical scavenging phytosterols that - yes - make you sexy! Flaxseed oil adds Omega-3 nutrition. Raw garlic gives flavor and anti-bacterial properties. ...

Instant Fruit Slushies!

Everybody loves a slushy when it's hot outside! Blend them in just 5 minutes with whole fruit, which is WAY healthier than juice! Store-bought fruit juices are heat processed, stripped of fiber, acidifying, glycemic, tasteless, and low in nutrients. These thick slushies use whole fruit including fiber, blended all together with ice. ...

Raw Superfood Milkshakes in 14 Flavors

OK, I confess, I've been doing raw milkshakes every day for several months, and guess what? My aches and pains are gone, I feel more energy, my skin spots have vanished, I sleep better. If you've never tasted the flavor of raw milk, you're in for a treat! Smooth, creamy, sweet, life-giving, deeply nutritious, and satisfying - subtly different from pasteurized milk....

Chocolate Banana Nut Pile-Up

This healthy breakfast-in-a-glass consists of bananas and nuts piled up together with an easy chocolate ganache. It’s super quick to stir together, pile up in a glass and eat! Non-glycemic sweetener won't spike blood sugar or cause weight gain. Almonds are high in protein and fiber. Unsweetened chocolate contains anti-oxidants and theobromine, ...

Vegan Tsatziki – Coconut Cucumber Dip

Tzatziki is refreshing, easy to make, and deeeelicious! A traditional Greek dish, this Paleo vegan recipe is made with coconut cream instead of yogurt. Just blend the sauce and pour over cucumber. It's also loaded with nutritious superfoods, like hemp nuts high in Omega 3's and all 20 amino acids! ...