Daily Quote

You are what you deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. ~Upanishads text.
What is your deepest desire?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Chanel meets Under Armor?

Under Armor and Chanel?  Who knew...

One of my fav designers, Chanel and a not-to-shabby, pretty cool performance gear company!  I remember when Under Armor started... Their office was in the same building as the comapny I worked for at the time. Wow how time flies.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Great Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs!

Hi there!

Happy Good Friday!  Can you believe spring is in full effect?  This week, I reverence the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.   


Here is a great guilty free :) recipe for some great homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.  This are very similar to a the popular Reese Peanut Butter Easter Eggs but are made with 65% pure dark chocolate, no processed sugar and some additional minerals!

Here is what you need:

Filing:


1 cup Raw Peanuts

1/2 cup of hydrated dates (about 4 or 5) pitted

Dash of Celtic Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt

1/2 tsp of Raw Coconut Crystal by Coconut Secrets
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil

1 tsp of Organic Flax Seed Oil


Coating:

Vegan Chocolate Chips (60% or better)

Extra stuff:
Parchment paper or non-stick foil

What to do:
 
1.  Combine all of the filing ingredients in a a mini Ninja or food processor for a delicate chop.  Once the filing is nice and smooth, scoop out with a spoon and mold into egg shape.  Set aside.
 
2. Next, melt the chocolate chips on simmer in a small sauce pan.  (You can add a small amount of coconut oil to thin the chocolate a bit.)  Dip the peanut butter egg molds into the warmed chocolate until fully coated. 
 
3.  Place each egg on non-stick foil, cover and place in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour or until hard.
 
Serve!!!
 
TIP:  If you want crunchy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs,  set aside a portion of the raw peanuts and just crush them and add them to the mixture AFTER its been blended right before you make the molds.
 
Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Friday, March 30, 2012

5 Ways to Cut Liquid Calories

 Are you drinking your calories away? 

Here are my Top 5 Ways to Cut your Liquid calories:

1.  Avoid Soda!  Do you know that the average can of soda contains 32 teaspoons of sugar and that it will take 32 8 ounce glasses of water to neutralize your body's pH?  If you drink soda, giving up 2 cans of soda a day can cut back about 300 calories as well as lower your sugar intake.  Try opting for a less sugared drink.

2. Cut out sweetened and artificially sweetened Fruit Juices!  Most fruit juices on the market today are not natural juices, contain only about 10% fruit juice, are loaded with processed sugars and are the furthest thing from a nutritious drink.


3. Avoid the fancy coffee and donut shop drinks.  Yes, I know the latest frappuchino, latte or blended fruit smoothies sounds really enticing, however, most of them are loaded with unnecessary calories and sugar. 



4.  Add fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice to your water.  I keep fresh lemons and limes in my home at all times.  Fresh lemon or lime juice is a great compliment to your water.  Both of these fruits help to eliminate toxins from your body, aid in digestion and can assist in helping your drop a few extra pounds!


5. DRINK WATER!  Water should be your best friend.  It helps with so much in your body. It keeps everything flowing.  Our brains are about 85% water.  If you are dehydrated or near dehydration, then your brain can suffer.. not to mention the normal flow that is necessary in our bodies.


So... Drink up and Enjoy!

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