Lemon Cream Pie with Chocolate Crust

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Crust

  • 1 1/2 C raw pecans
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • Tbs coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbs raw agave

Process/blend to a sticky dough. Press into parchment lined springform pain and place in freezer.

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Filling

  • 3 C raw cashews soaked in water 20 mins and rinsed.
  • Juice of 3-4 lemons
  • 10 drops stevia
  • Tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C coconut water. I use the leftover from a full fat can of coconut water. Refrigerate overnight so the cream rises to the top. Drizzle the water slowly into the blending lemon cream to achieve the desired consistency. Save the coconut cream in fridge for the whipped topping.

Spread evenly over crust and refrigerate or freeze to set.

Thaw before serving and top with coconut whipped cream.

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Coconut whipped cream

  • 1-2 cans of full fat coconut milk
  • Tsp vanilla
  • 5 drops of stevia or 1 tsp agave

Refrigerate coconut milk overnight. Spoon the cream that rises to the top into a chilled bowl. Whip until fluffy.

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Sunflower “Tuna” Wraps with Mustard Aoli

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“Tuna” filling:

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 4 hours
  •  3 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1/2 carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olives
  • 1/4 sundried tomatoes, soaked for 20 minutes
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • handful fresh dill
  • Tbs dijon mustard
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper

Pulse to a coarse chop in processor or high speed blender.

Wrap-collard greens with center stem cut out. Each leaf make 2 wraps. Wrap spoonful of filling with sunflower sprouts, veggie strips (celery, carrot, scallions, cucumber, daikon radish, etc, tomatoes, avocado ( any of your preferences.

Mustard Aoli

  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • fresh herbs ( I like dill, but you can use rosemary, thyme, tarragon, whatever you like
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 Tbs cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, drizzle into blender until sauce flows freely and liquefies

Place on side or inside wrap

Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

In the video I am using the ingredients that I have on hand. I could have used Roma tomatoes and Italian herbs. the sauce was thinner with the juicier tomatoes but still amazingly delicious. I used cilantro and cumin. You can also use basil, thyme, oregano.

Noodles

  • 1 beet
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash

Spiralize and squeeze out excess water with paper towels.

Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • handful of fresh herbs
  • Tbs dried herbs
  • full fat coconut milk (chill overnight, use just the thick cream on top)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Liquefy in processor or blender

Pour sauce on the noodles and add fresh veggies and olives. I used 1/2 a red bell pepper and green olives from Trader Joes without vinegar or oil.

The Journey Home to Clean Cells.

It’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle. Easier said than done.
I had become complacent and impatient  at the same time, in my quest for clean cells. It was so easy to say the way I was eating was a lifestyle not a diet. But I turned my back  one day a couple years ago, and have been fighting to get back on track ever since. I guess that’s what I deserve for feeling so sure of myself and thinking I was better than people who called it a diet and had trouble staying clean. Now I’m one of those people and it serves me right. I equate it with quitting drinking or smoking. Every day of your life you’re just one bite, sip or drag away from falling off the wagon again, and having to start from the beginning.
So as a beginner again, I am trying to quit white flour, white sugar, cooked oils and grains, other than quinoa. I am upping the water, green juice and vegetables.
To help me do this and to stick with it I am going to keep a food journal and blog about my journey. Hopefully if I share my experience it will help keep me accountable.

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Juicy Juicy in Indian Wells, on the way to my moms this morning.

  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Kale
  • Tomato
  • Lemon

Thai Fried Rice (not fried and not rice)

My first attempt @ shooting and editing a 2 camera video (of myself no less). I can’t believe I forgot to take the curlers out of my hair, oops. The food was gone (after I ate it) so I couldn’t re-shoot. Next time I’ll look in the mirror first.

Also I need better lighting and sound. All in all I’m pretty pleased with the shooting and editing for my first try. 

Awaken and Release

Awaken and release. Those of you who are followers of Natalia Rose are very familiar with this term. If you don’t know what this means, let me tell you: not only is this the basis of the detox lifestyle, it is the key to weight-loss, energy and longevity. What it means is:

1. Disease has weight. Our amazing bodies are constantly attempting to eliminate disease matter.

2. Age has weight. Age is not measured by how many times we have rotated around the sun, but by how much debris and toxicity have we accumulated that we haven’t been able to release.

3. Toxicity has weight. Everything that we eat that is not alkiline, is acidic and it sticks to our tissues and accumulates.

In order to lose all of this excess waste, we have to first awaken the toxins in our system. We do this by flooding our intestines and thereby our bloodstreams with alkalinity. What is this alkalinity you may ask? It is the green juices and the raw water-based plant foods we have been discussing here.

That is the easy part.

Once we have awakened this toxic, acidic matter, how do we release it?

When we are babies and toddlers, if we are lucky, our bodies are able to eliminate the toxic matter that we are taught to ingest. As we get older the body becomes more clogged. It is not equipped to deal with the mass quantities that modern diet involves. Our incredible body stores it in the many open spaces that we originally have, and waits for a time when the influx slows down and it can assimilate these masses. Remember that science taught us that our bodies are designed like our solar system. The spinning atoms in our molecules are like the  planets rotating around the sun. This means there is much more space in our bodies than there is matter. In other words there is plenty of room for our bodies to store this sticky gluey waste that was never meant to part of a human diet. The bowels begin to clog and back up and if we are lucky if we are able to eliminate 1 meal a day even though we eat 3 plus snacks plus how much else do we consume every single day.

Our system needs help. Not only do we need to awaken this old waste with hydrating alkine foods and juices, we need to assist the bowel in releasing what we have awakened. We need to familiarize ourselves with enemas and colonics.

Yes I said it.

If you plan to add green juice and salads to your diet for weight-loss and detox, you must assist the bowels in releasing these masses of accumulated waste. I guarantee you will be shocked at how much there is, and it just keeps on coming!

I would love for you to join me in this quest for energy, abundant health and longevity, oh and of course a lean body. I will be posting regular tips and photos and would love encouragement and comments from you. If you would like daily personal advice. and guidance in your own quest, I am in the process of developing a guided cleanse that we can do together, if you are interested.