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Avocado Chocolate Coconut Pudding

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I love guacamole, but I never thought that I would be eating avocado for dessert.

Try feeding it to someone who doesn’t like avocado and I bet they will tell you how good it tastes.
1 Avocado
4 Tablespoons Raw Honey
2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao
1/2 Cup Fresh Coconut
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Place it all into a food processor and blend
Refrigerate for 20 minutes

Health Benefits

Avocado
Lowers Cholesterol
Regulates Blood sugar
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Inflammatory
High in good Fats
Reduces risk of Heart Disease and  Stroke
Fights Cancer (Oral, Breast)
Good for the Eyes

Raw Cacao (Chocolate)
Known as a Super-Food
Claims to reduce cataracts, improve heart function and alleviate stress
High in antioxidant flavonoids
Claims to reduce free radicals in the body and in turn reducing risk of cancer
Vanilla Extract
The scent helps reduce stress

Raw Honey:
Increases natural energy
Used in treating allergies
Treats colds and sore throats (it coats the throat and reduces irritation)

Cinnamon
May lower cholesterol
May help treat Type 2 Diabetes
Contains anti-fungal properties and may rid the body of Candida
May reduce proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells
When added to food inhibits bacterial growth and is a natural food preservative
Boosts cognitive function and memory
Helps eliminate headaches and migraines
Helps stabilize blood sugar
Increases metabolism

Fresh Coconut
Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Promotes Weight Loss
Improves Production of Red Blood Cells
Contains Anti-Viral Properties
Fights Colds and Fevers (Viral)
Boosts Energy

Vanilla Extract
Antioxidant Properties
May fight Cancer
Boost Metabolism
Reduces Anxiety
May fight infections and fever in children
Reduces Nausea

Living A Healthy Lifestyle Is The Fountain Of Youth

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One of the benefits of dropping 40 pounds was that now I look younger.  Instead of being embarrassed about sharing my Before Picture, I now have something that makes me proud.  It’s almost surreal looking back at that before picture.  I love it when people claim that my Before and After pictures are two totally different people.  I almost agree with them.  I don’t even feel like my former self.

I feel 10 years younger and think that I look 10 years younger.  I’m sure that a big part of it is that I guess I must have had a lot of fat in my face, because it is a lot thinner.   But when you live a healthy lifestyle it can make a huge difference with the aging process.

When Oxidation takes place in the body it creates Free Radicals (Damaged Cells).  When metal Oxidizes it turns to rust.  The human body has a similar effect.   Oxidation is part of the aging process and can be sped up by having an unhealthy lifestyle.  Smoking, Alcohol, Stress and other factors will speed Oxidation.  Not only will the body age quicker, but a person can be at an increased risk of heart disease, cancer and other heath related problems.

I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “Eat blueberries they have Antioxidants in them.”
Ok so what do they do?  Antioxidants prevent and reduce free radicals (damaged cells caused by oxidation).  In comparison if the body were rusting like metal than the body would prevent the body from rusting.  They are in a wide range of foods and each of them do different things.  This is another reason why you want to eat a balanced diet.  (Examples of some Antioxidants: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene and Selenium)  One of the best sources of antioxidants comes from Blueberries, raspberries and other berries.  They also show up in fruits, vegetables, nuts (almonds, walnuts), Spices (cloves, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, oregano).

I try to add certain things to my nutrition each day that provide antioxidants as well as other benefits.  I probably add cinnamon to 3 or 4 of my meals a day.  I add different types of fruit to my shakes.  I use a lot of black pepper and garlic.

A healthy balanced diet will do a lot more for you than just help you drop weight.

Tropical Cranberry Sauce


24 Ounces of Cranberries
2 juice Oranges
2 Table Spoons of Raw Honey
1 Cup of Pineapple
1/2 Cup of Fresh Coconut
1/2 Cup of Walnuts

Blend Coconut in Food Processor
Add Walnuts and blend
Add Oranges, Pineapple and Cranberries and blend
Add Raw Honey and blend
Add more Honey if you would like it sweeter

Pineapple
Contains Many Vitamins and Minerals
Contains Anti-Inflammatory Qualities
Great for Arthritis, Gout and other conditions that involve inflammation
Helps with Digestion
Strengthens Gums and Bones
Fights colds

Cranberries
Contains Antioxidants and Antibacterial properties
Great for the Urinary Tract
Lowers risk for cancer (Breast and Colon)
Good for the heart
Good for the Eyes

Oranges
Great Source of Vitamin C
Great source of Fiber
Contains Bioflavonoids (White Part Under the Skin Contains Much of it)
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Cancer
Reduces Production of Cholesterol
Decreases Risk of Heart disease
Can lower high blood pressure
Strengthens Immune System
Lowers Risk of Kidney Stones
Fights Viruses

Raw Honey
Increases natural energy
Used in treating allergies
Treats colds and sore throats (it coats the throat and reduces irritation)
Used as an acne treatment

Fresh Coconut
Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Promotes Weight Loss
Improves Production of Red Blood Cells
Contains Anti-Viral Properties
Fights Colds and Fevers (Viral)
Boosts Energy

Walnuts Benefits:
Contains minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
Contains good fats including omega-3’s
Helps lower Cholesterol
Helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure
Helps prevent certain cancers
Promotes Anti Aging
Helps remove free radicals from the body

Homemade Coconut Flavored Chocolate

If you think that you can’t have great tasting food while eating healthy this will prove that you are wrong.  I love being able to eat something that tastes so good that it can’t be good for you.  Check out some of the benefits that this recipe provides.  This was a recipe that really help me stay on track during my transformation.

1/2 cup of raw cacao

1/2 cup of Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1/2 cup almonds
Mix it up throughly
Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Keep it in there long enough and you will have to cut it with a knife
I also sometimes put peanut butter on top of it and also sometimes add blueberries/raspberries/ whatever

Coconut Oil Health Benefits:
New research claiming that it has been helping Alzheimer’s patients improve and even reverse effects.
Positive results for people affected with Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
Increases thyroid health by raising body temperature.
It increases metabolism (increases body temp)
Increases energy
Coconut oil on the body can promote healthy skin and hair.

Raw Honey:
Increases natural energy
Used in treating allergies
Treats colds and sore throats (it coats the throat and reduces irritation)
Used as an acne treatment

Raw Cacao (Chocolate)
Known as a Super-Food
Claims to reduce cataracts, improve heart function and alleviate stress
High in antioxidant flavonoids
Claims to reduce free radicals in the body and in turn reducing risk of cancer

Vanilla Extract
The scent helps reduce stress

Almonds
Good for brain development (great for kids)
Helps in preventing colon cancer by moving food through the colon
Helps reduce the cause of plaque buildup in the arteries of the heart
Regulates Blood Pressure
Regulates Cholesterol
Helps fight diabetes.  Keeps Blood sugar down
Rich in fibre
Boosts Energy
(Drink a lot of water with almonds

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