Super Foods

Rock that Stock: Flavor Filled Vitality in a Bowl

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The other day, I posted this photo of a soup stock bubbling away on Instagram. I simply love the smell of them cooking  and the tremendous healing powers they impart. Stocks rock so much, that I was inspired to give you my super-star superfood stock recipe.

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There is an expression that a good stock will bring a dying man back to life. While that is a slight exaggeration, I have consistently seen their value in my personal and professional life. Even when I was a staunch vegan, I would regularly recommend bone broth stocks to my chronic (and even terminal) clients to restore their vitality. Stocks are easy to digest and are full of vital minerals and nutrients that are essential for healing.

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Raw Chocolate Balls: Little Mouthfull of Love

Raw Chocolate Balls: Little Mouthfull of Love

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I present to you Raw Chocolate Balls.

I love this recipe because it is delicious, healthy and easy. If you making desert for your lover or looking for a midday pick-me-up, these salty balls will definitely do the trick. I only use powdered raw cacao (chocolate) because it maintains its nutritional profile that would be otherwise lost when cacao is exposed to heat.  

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Cacao is a super-food powerhouse, full of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Pumpkin seeds are high in testosterone-producing compounds and protein. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain saturated fats. They break down more quickly than long-chain saturated fats, and give you long-lasting slow-burning energy. Rice bran powder is excellent brain food and gives this recipe a creamy consistency.

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Juicy in the Afternoon: Aromatic, Superfood, Enlightened Passionfruit Juice

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For many, there is nothing more depressing than a Monday morning in January in the Northern hemisphere? From this vantage point, there are at least six, probably closer to eight more weeks of winter’s wrath. To be a Canadian, one needs to know how to survive with lightness in our hearts.

Eating tropical or raw food in the winter is not something I generally recommend for myself or for my clients. Cold causes constriction in the body and the last thing we need in the winter is more tightness… However, every now and then, we need to break the rules. We need to remember that even in the bleakness of winter, somewhere, life is growing and thriving. We can feast on that inspiration.

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Easy as Gluten-Free Service Berry Pie

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I love Summer! One of my all-time favorite things to do in the summer is casually stroll around my neighborhood and feast on the abundant fruit trees and bushes. Toronto is full of them. Every morning Bodhi and I go on our morning walk and stop off at a huge Mulberry tree in the park. It’s a great and healthy way to start the day.

photo 2My parents have a gigantic Service berry bush in their backyard. Every year, I harvest it to make gluten-free pie or jam or simply eat until I simply cannot eat any more (one hour is usually my max). Service berries are also called Saskatoon berries. They are native to Canada and simply delicious. They are a deep purple or dark blue berry that is the size of a large blueberry. Recent research indicates that Saskatoon berries have higher levels of antioxidants compared to other more common berries such as wild blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. The most perfect Service berry is sweet and juicy with a small center seed that tastes like almond marzipan. It’s sublimely delicious.

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Super Food Cocoa Bliss Drink

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One of my favorite drinks to nourish my body and mind is a Cocoa drink. Here is a recipe to start with. You can adjust based on availability of ingredients and personal taste. The benefits of this drink are endless…aside from it being super extra delicious bliss.  invisible Enjoying Cocoa Drink2 tbls Cacao  1 tbls Maca 2 tbls Rice bran powder  1 tbls Shilajit 1 tbls Goji (soaked in hot water) 1 tbls Chia 1 tsp Cardamom  1 tsp Vanilla powder  1 tbls Hemp seeds  1 tbls Moringa  1 tbls Coconut oil Honey to taste invisible Toss into the Vitamix(or any serious blender) w 16oz of water. 

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Here are some notes on the various health and well being benefits of the ingredients. 

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  • Raw Cacao– highest source of Magnesium (the relaxation mineral) on the planet. Suppresses the appetite. Helps secrete bliss molecules in the brain. 
  • Maca– Also known as Peruvian ginseng. Promotes vitality, sexual potency in both men and women, clarity, endurance. 
  • Rice bran powder– High in the anti-oxidant Vitamin E. Excellent for neural functioning. 
  • Coconut oil- Provides an excellent source of medium-chain saturated fats, helps lubricate colon, provides long lasting energy. 
  • Chia seeds– Vegetarian source of essential fatty acids, reduces inflammation, helps support healthy bowel flow. 
  • Shilajit– Increases Strength, and Endurance, Powerful Antioxidant, Helps the Body Adapt to Stress.
  • Moringa– nutrient dense superfood that tastes slightly like green tea.  used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive ,  boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production. 
  • Raw honey– an excellent anti-bacterial and it makes everything taste so delicious.
  • Cardamom– helps remove excess phlegm from the body, acts to warm internally and move cold stagnation. Also a sexual stimulant.
  • Cinnamon– Warms internally, provides sweetness without spiking the glycemic index.
  • Lacuma– loaded with antioxidants like beta carotene and is also a quality source for complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins such as niacin (B3) and minerals such as zinc, calcium and iron.
  • Goji berries– Superfood, longevity food. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine as a tea to support healthy functioning of internal organs and positive moods.
  • Vanilla powder– Delicious addition to anything, anytime, anywhere. Also a sexual stimulant, happy maker and internally warming.

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