Superfood Mocha Smoothie

 

Superfood Mocha Smoothie:

* 2/3 Cups Cashews
* 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
* 2-3 TBS coconut palm sugar
* 2 TBS Cacao Powder
* 2 TSP instant coffee powder
* 1 TBS Cacao Nibs
* 1 1/4 Cup Coconut Water
* 2-3 Cups Ice
Blend all until smooth and yummy!!

Amazing benefits of Chocolate, true chocolate in it’s purest form; cacao. Antioxidants are preserved in the raw cacao; dark chocolate doesn’t contain these like raw cacao does. The bad things commonly associated with chocolate are driven from the processed, sugar laden chocolate. Health benefits of raw cacao are: weightloss, cavities prevention, regulation of blood sugar, benefits the heart and entire cardiovascular system as a whole. Cacao is the highest whole food source of magnesium, which happens to be the most deficent mineral in the diet of modern cultures. Cacao is also clinically proven to dissolve plaque buildup in the artiries; which help in reversing heart disease and naturally lower blood pressure.
Contains:
* Vitamin A, B (1,2,3,5,6), C, and E
* Magnesium
* Copper
* Calcium
* Zinc
* Sulphur
* Iron
* Chromium
* Phosphorus
* Omega 6 Fatty Acids
* Saturated Fats
* Amino Acids
* Soluble Fiber
* Enzymes
* Phytonutrients

Enjoy all!
xoxo,
Heather

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Superfood Acai Bowl

Acai Bowl:
* 1 Samazon Acai Pack (at health food stores)
* 1/2 Frozen Strawberries
* 1-2 Ice cubes Wheat Grass
* 1/2 Cup Organic Applejuice
* 1/2 tsp Maca Powder (helps hormonal balance)
* 1/2 tsp mesquite powder ( helps manage blood sugar)
  * 1 TBS Chia Seeds (AMAZING)
  * Goji Berries
* Cacao Nibs or Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Mix everything in the blender and make sure it is thick like ice cream. Scoop into a bowl and top with a couple Goji berries and cacao nibs and a few pieces of frozen fruit! This is so yummy! Makes a perfect breakfast, meal, or divide into 2 or 4 for a yummy superfood packed dessert!
Benefits of Acai Berries:
* Heart Health: extremly high in antioxidants that help lower cholesterol in the blood stream. Rich in plant sterols, which provide cardio-protective benefits to cells. Prevents blood clots, improves blood circulation & relaxes blood vessels.
* Antiviral, Antibacterial, and AntiParasetic Agent: Can help fight both viral & bacterial infections
* Aids in weightloss: Help us loose weight as well as maintain a healthy weight
* Promotes Healthy Skin: Acai oil is in alot of modern beauty products for its’ known antioxidants; when taken internally acai berries with give your skin a healthy glow from within. Brazilians have been eating acai berries for centuries to treat skin conditions.
* Helps Digestion: Keeps digestion system clean and functioning properly. Powerful detoxification properties & well known source of fiber!
* Anti-Allergenic: contains anti-inflammatory properties that may prevent inflammation with allergic reactions
* Prevent Cancer: known to help prevent cancer, its high levels of Vitamin C give your immune system a super boost, fighting off unwanted cancer cells
* Anti-Aging: Acai Berries have the highest level of antioxidants that any other plant known on the planet! 1 berry has 10 times more antioxidants than grapes and 2 times more than blueberries!
*** Boost in Energy, Better Sex (espically in men), and Improved Mental Function
*** Can’t go wrong with these frisky little berries! Make sure you are using certified organic acai berries, the Sambazon brand and company are a very reliable source! Enjoy Photo Credit: www.lindawagner.net/blog I can’t find my camara!!!!!
Best Wishes & Live Beautifully~
xoxo, Heather

Fancy Chocolate Chia Puddin

Fancy Chocolate Chia Puddin’

Fancy Chocolate Chia Puddin’:

* 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
* 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
* 2 heaping tbs Chia Seeds
* 2-3 tbs cacao powder
* 1 stevia packet or raw honey to taste
* 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/8 – 1/4 Pomegranate Arils
Add milks, cacao powder, stevia or honey, and vanilla extract in a blender to incorporate flavors, pour over chia seeds in a bowl, mix throughly. Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes. After that, take out and top with pom arils; you can add some more almond or coconut milk if you want it a little less thick!

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

1. Highest known plant source of essential fatty acids of Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s!!
2. Stabilizes blood sugar; slows down the rate in which complex carbs are digested then sent throughout the body. The fiber helps stabilze blood glucose
3. Did you know 1 TBS of chia seeds can sustain you for 24 hours? Well…at least that’s what they say. The Mayans used chia seeds for strength and actually “chia” is from the Mayan language meaning strength; they used the seeds to sustain energy, strength, and hunger!
4. The Omega-3’s helps lubricate joints and aids in inflammation
5. Chia seeds can help aid in weightloss and maintain a healthy weight. The chia seeds have the essential fatty acids that boost your metabolism and “bulk up” when wet and keep you fuller longer!
6. Chia seeds can help with detoxification and elimination; the swelling affect the chia seeds have in the body helps cleanse and soothe the colon and absorbs toxins; which are then eliminated
7. Chia Seeds contain 20% higher protein than many other grains
8. Chia seeds contain more antioxidants than blueberries and the antioxidant oils in chia seeds helps them from going rancid giving them a long shelf life!
9. Excellent source of protein, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and the essential fatty acids of omega 3 and 6
10. Can help improve brain function in memory and concentration!
11. Helps cut food cravings
12. Adds an awesome texture to your food!
13. Easily added to any recipe! Mix them up in smoothies, make puddin, add to cereal, soups, salads, stews, baked goods, and more!

Best Wishes & Live Beautifully