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Fruit And Nut Bar

1 Cup Almonds
1 Cup Sunflower Seeds
2 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seed
1 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 Cup Fresh Coconut
1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Goji Berries
1.5 Cups Dates
1.5 Cups Apricots
3 Tablespoons Raw Honey
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

Pre-heat oven to 300
Blend Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut, Oats, Goji Berries together.   Add Dates,
Apricots, Raw Honey, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, Eggs and blend until it is a paste.

Cover Baking Pan with Coconut Oil.  Add paste.  Place in oven.  Cook for 45 minutes.

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 fiber
Boosts Energy
(Drink a lot of water with almonds)

Benefits:

Sunflower Seeds
Helps prevent heart disease and cancer.
Contains Antioxidants.

Ground Flax Seed
Helps with digestion and good for cardiovascular system.
Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Provides anti-inflammatory properties

Pumpkin Seeds
Help with the immune system.
Contains antioxidants and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Anti-Inflammatory.
May help with arthritis and osteoporosis.
May fight prostate cancer.
Helps stabilize cholesterol.

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
Lowers Cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease
Makes you feel full longer
May reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
May reduce heart disease
May reduce high blood pressure
Contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
May reduce risk for certain cancers

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

Cinnamon
May lower cholesterol
May help treat Type 2 Diabetes
Contains antifungal 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

Dates
High in Fiber.
Prevents absorption of LDL Cholesterol.
Protects colon.
Good for vision.
Fights cancer and Cardiovascular disease.
High in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Copper and Magnesium.  Also contains B6.

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

Apricots
Contains Fiber and antioxidants.
Fights cancer and heart disease.
Lowers cholesterol.
Fights infections and free radicals.
Good source of vitamins and minerals including Iron.

Goji Berries
Contains antioxidants.
May help prevent cancer and heart disease.
May boost the immune system and lower cholesterol.
Anti-Aging properties.
May fight Alzheimer’s.
Good for vision.

Eggs
May prevent macular degeneration
Lowers risk of developing cataracts
May help prevent blood clots, stroke and heart attacks
Helps regulate brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system
May improve lipid profile (Cholesterol Levels)
May lower risk of breast cancer
Promotes healthy hair and nails

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

Coconut Oil
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

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

Oatmeal Pancakes

When I started my transformation, I wanted to find a diet that worked for me.  Instead I found a nutrition plan and I set up my own guidelines.  Bill Phillips and his program Transformation have provided me with the information that I needed to help me come up with a nutrition program within his.  I personally am a little more strict with mine but it comes down to what ever works for the individual.  If you don’t enjoy the food, than you will never stick with it.  I had started with a different diet and realized that it was set up to fail.  At least for me.  I started getting my nutrition within Transformations educational guidelines and started to stick with Free Range Chicken and Eggs, Grass Fed Beef and Seafood for Protein and Organic Fruits and Vegetables.  The food that I was making was so good that I knew that I could eat like this for the rest of my life.  No More bland diets for me.  I’m eating food that tastes so good that you would think that there was no way that it was healthy.

Start the day out right with both protein and carbs.  You have heard, “breakfast is the most important meal”

One of my favorite meals is out of Bill Phillips cook book “Eating For Life” :  I use RAW honey as the sugar replacement.

Oatmeal Pancakes with Banana and Walnuts.
Makes 4 Servings
1 cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
6 eggs or egg whites
3 Tablespoons of RAW Honey (make sure that it is RAW-look for it on the label)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese (For those of you who don’t like cottage cheese.  Don’t worry you will never taste it.
1.5 tablespoons of cinnamon
teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
One banana
1/2 cup of walnuts
Unrefined Coconut Oil

Blend Nuts into a rough powder in a food processor add Uncooked Oatmeal, Eggs, Raw Honey, Cottage Cheese, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract and Banana.  Blend together.
Heat Skillet on Medium and add Coconut Oil as needed.
Poor several pancakes and cook until golden brown.
No syrup need.  If you use syrup try Raw Agave.

Also try out
Oatmeal Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts with Fresh Coconut
1 cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oatmeal
6 eggs or egg whites
3 Tablespoons of RAW Honey (make sure that it is RAW-look for it on the label)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1.5 tablespoons of cinnamon
teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
1/2 cup of Macadamia Nuts
1/2 Cup of Fresh Coconut
Unrefined Coconut Oil

Blend Nuts and Fresh Coconut into a rough powder in a food processor add Uncooked Oatmeal, Eggs, Raw Honey, Cottage Cheese, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Extract.  Blend together.
Heat Skillet on Medium and add Coconut Oil as needed.
Poor several pancakes and cook until golden brown.
No syrup need.  If you use syrup try Raw Agave.

Eggs Benefits:
May prevent macular degeneration
Lowers risk of developing cataracts
May help prevent blood clots, stroke and heart attacks
Helps regulate brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system
May improve lipid profile (Cholesterol Levels)
May lower risk of breast cancer
Promotes healthy hair and nails

Oatmeal Benefits:
Lowers Cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease
Makes you feel full longer
May reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
May reduce heart disease
May reduce high blood pressure
Contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
May reduce risk for certain cancers

Cottage Cheese Benefits:
Slow burning protein (Casein)
Helps control appetite
May increase hormone levels (helps with muscle gain and promotes fat loss)

Cinnamon Benefits:
May lower cholesterol
May help treat Type 2 Diabetes
Contains antifungal 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

Banana Benefits:
Provides Energy
Helps circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain
Helps reduce strokes and regulates blood pressure
Helps maintain regular bowel functions
Helps the mind relax
Makes people more alert
May help lower depression
Helps reduce menstrual pains
Reduces physical and psychological effects on nicotine withdrawal.  (Helps people quit smoking)
Promotes intestinal health
Gets rid of heartburn
Promotes hemoglobin production in blood.  Helps you clot faster

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

Macadamia Nuts Benefits:
Increases energy
Contains minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels

Coconut Benefits:
Antibacterial and Anti-Fungal: Fights infection and is a cleanser for intestines
Fights cancer
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

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