Super Foods

Raw Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Some of you probably remember making chocolate chip cookie dough as a child like I do. What a yummy and enjoyable treat! My mom was notorious for her excellent baking skills. I think she timed it perfectly as I would arrive home from school and a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies would be coming out of the oven!

The version I have created is one that promotes health and bio available nutrition to the body. Some of you may wonder about eating raw eggs because of salmonella but honestly there is just as much chance if not more of getting salmonella while cooking foods. Chances of Salmonella are more of an issue for the elderly or someone with a weak immune system. Even so if someone had a challenge with this bacteria a strong and healthy does of probiotics on the hour every hour would balance and harmonize the gut flora.  Always choose the highest quality eggs you can find.

Recipe:

1 fresh organic grass fed egg

1 part colostrum powder

1 part tocotreniols (rice bran solubels non gmo)

A couple of TBS. Maca Powder

2-3 tsp. raw organic cultured butter

1 tsp. of fresh raw ground vanilla bean

2 to 3 tbs of heirloom cacao paste chopped

sprinkle of high quality sea salt

1 tbs. raw & creamy honey warmed to think consistency

1 dropperful of liquid stevia

In a glass pot lightly melt butter on low heat. Crack egg into a glass bowl and add butter, liquid stevia, and honey. Combine with spoon. In a separate bowl add your colostrum, toc’s, maca, salt and ground vanilla bean. Mix well and then add to your wet mixture ingredients. Once combined if you want to add more dry or wet ingredients to your liking go for it. When your happy with the sweetness and overall flavor add the cacao paste chunks. Refrigerate or enjoy right away.

If you do not prefer honey or can not have sugar then omit this and just use stevia. It will however change the overall consistency and flavor. When the honey is incorporated it gives it a creamy texture, well rounded flavor and mega nutrition.  Other sweeteners you might try are coconut palm sugar or yacon syrup.

Raw eggs are an incredible way to get potent nutrition.  Zeaxanthin and Lutein are two incredible nutrients we get from eggs. A great vegan source is Goji Berry Powder, also known as lycium. The amino acids in raw eggs are nourishing for the brain, nervous system, glands and hormones. Once heated and cooked they do start to change their protein structure and harder to digest so it is best to eat them raw at your best. This recipe is a great way to incorporate raw eggs or simply add them to your smoothie. The thyroid is highly nourished from the yolk of the egg.  Eggs are also one of the few food sources where we can obtain Vitamin D.

The reason I add Grass Fed Raw Organic Cultured Butter is because it contains activator x which is also known as the fat soluble vitamin k2.  The brain is highly nourished from this food and it allows for better nutrient absorption. Vitamin K2 is important for bone health as it helps to place Vitamin d3 into the bones and not into the soft tissue. When Vitamin D deposits into the soft tissue the bones become rigid and often times arthritis and calcification become an issue over time.

Colostrum is another incredible super food that supports the bodies renewal process. It gives the body bio available nutrition for improved physical stamina, brain nourishment and healthy skin & hair.  Besides being a key to optimal immune system protection, colostrum gives the cookie dough an incredible taste too.  Recent studies show that Colostrum is more potent than vaccines at preventing flu and other immune system invaders. It is a natural approach to preventing illness that does not cause stress on the organ systems.

Tocotreniols are great for skin repair and have an abundance of coq10 as well as selenium, glutathione peroxidase ( important for DNA repair), and is an overall protector of degenerative disease.

Lucuma is a sub tropical fruit and super food powder that brings nutrient density to foods as well as a maple like flavor. You could add this into the recipe or if wanting to create a vegan cookie dough. Lucuma, toc’s and maca could be used in abundance replacing the colostrum.  You might try raw coconut oil instead of the butter and omit the egg adding in fermented chick pea miso and a bit of coconut water to replace the egg texture!

Anything is possible and it is fun to be open to all kinds of things. The more receptive and flexible we are the more we make way for the higher good to come abounding into our lives.  Making choices requires discernment and utilizing our inner wisdom for the greater good of all. And so it is!

Enjoy this potent medicinal cookie dough and gift yourself with Anti-Aging Factors, Rejuvenation, Regeneration and even some spiritually enlightened insights! Hip Hip Hooray!

Categories: Cacao Recipes, Cellular Nutrition, Super Foods | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Path to Lasting Wealth and Abundance

I propose that question to you.  What is the path to lasting wealth and abundance? As I journeyed off to the local farmer’s market this morning I was amazed at the abundance of fresh food surrounding me.

The Farmer’s Market Abundance

Our outer world is directly related to our inner world. Everything is connected. I just recently completed a 21 day juice, coconut kefir water and herbal tea fast supplementing with vitamineral green, chlorella and barley grass powders. I also included wild teas such as nettle, rose hips, chaparal & others.  High quality teas like gynostemma, dandy blend and he shou wu were extremely beneficial in supporting the immune system ( along with chaga tea). The more wild food & mineral rich  our food is the better our body will feel. These substances give our bodies more life and strength.

This fast was a wonderful experience of self growth, commitment, clarity, and a profound knowing that our inner world is directly related to what we experience externally. This holds true for our abundance as well. When we clean out the body and let go of the things that no longer service we  reset the body systems and allow for a healing to take place. If we let the body heal and rejuvenate on it’s own miraculous things happen within our mind, body and spirit. The energy around our body strengthens as well.  I feel like I just hit the reset button on my body.  My mind is very clear and strong. I have lots and lots of energy. At this point I have moved into green smoothies which consist of a little bit of fruit and alot of greens with some water and superfoods. Green smoothies are great way to ease back into food because they are broken down already so little work is done by the digestive system. The miracle of green smoothies is the fiber content and their ability to strengthen our natural hydrochloric acid so we may have the stomach acid to break down our foods properly.  Green smoothies are alkalinizing and are a great way to sweep the intestines after an extended fast. If one has an imbalance in their intestinal flora too much fruit will pose a challenge. It is a good idea to stick to green apples and possibly berries in smoothies otherwise candida can be an issue. A wonderful smoothie recipe for anyone would be something like this:

2 cups coconut kefir water (friendly bacteria)

1 cup of coconut meat

3/4 cup of berries

2 huge bunches of lettuce

1 tbs. barley grass powder – full of Nourishing vitamins including k

1 tsp. chlorella powder – Vital Nutrients and metal chelator – find the best source you can.

Blend all ingredients in your Vitamix and bam you have yourself and award winning super hero smoothie!

So as I went through this cleanse and experienced so many magical moments of synchronicity and inspiration I thought more deeply about the path to lasting wealth and abundance. Many people make money to lose it all shortly there after. Maybe they are not comfortable with the idea of making lots of money. To break through your glass ceiling or your barrier of whatever lies between you and your abundance is something worth pondering.  Abundance to me is to be fulfilling your life’s work, when all of the things required to fulfill your life’s work come into alignment and show up in your reality through people, places, experiences,  & clues this to me is true wealth.

In order to experience long lasting abundance the spiritual laws of money must be recognized and utilized. Another tool to utilize is before taking action be in the right state of mind. If you are feeling good and inspired chances are you are in alignment with your higher self and the Creator. This would be a wise time to take action. By working with energy and magnetism before you take right action things will flow a bit more effortlessly.  More is then accomplished and little effort is required. I look forward to writing a post soon about the spiritual laws of money. Until then! Caio Friends!

Categories: Cellular Communication, Cellular Nutrition, Cleansing, coconut water kefir, cultured foods, Digestion, Fasting, fresh pressed juice, Green Smoothies, Super Foods | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Creator’s Cacao

You know what gives me tremendous joy?  Creating Nutrient Rich Gourmet Living foods in the Ital Kitchen. OH Yes it is what sends me to the blissful abyss~!  I  often imagine my dream kitchen and think of how it will be the most epic kitchen ever. A commercial kitchen set up so that anything I make could be sold at market whether it is cultured vegetables, almond coconut yogurt with fresh ground vanilla bean, rainbow sushi  wraps or super galactic chocolates! It is such a pleasure to create in the kitchen.

I remember when I was in Jamaica and as I was walking home from dinner with my friends, A lovely woman was selling pies right out of
her beach front kitchen window. It was cozy and soulful. I just loved
the whole vibe. Once while visiting Costa Rica I met a woman whom had
a small restaurant at her home and every night she made fresh
cuisine. The menu changed daily! The kitchen was open for you to see
in and you sat at bar stools while she created. The aromas, the
clanking of pots,the steam arising from the dish station, the tropical foliage surrounding you, It was quite magical for the senses. She invited me to make some food with her one night. It was
truly inspiring.
My ideal kitchen is indoor/outdoor with tropical breezes and
occasionally a fun storm brews up so that I get to make incredible
creations to sit, sip and watch the storm.

My little nephew Beau inspired this post because he recently went into the cupboards and found my heart molds for making chocolate. He handed it to me and made a few baby words that I know mean, “Can we make Chocolate?”  What a love muffin he is. Beau loves when I make chocolates. He reminds me of myself as a kid.  I LOVED chocolate back then and I love it now.

As my love for health grew I gravitated towards yummy creations made from real, wholesome cacao that had not been processed, instead a fermentation takes place and keeps the nutrients intact making a super food.  I look forward to making chocolate in the Ital kitchen as well as things like cheesy endives filled with paprika cultured cashew cheese served warm from the dehydrator  Or how about a raw vegan chocolate filled croissant! (I am still awaiting to receive the download on how to make). The Angel Juicer will sit on my thick, wooden cutting block station where pressed juices can create the base for recipes or just to simply drink and hydrate.  Dinner gatherings and cocktail parties with health promoting elixirs will be a joy to facilitate and create.

At the time when I began really enjoying the chocolate making  I was studying under a Shaman and we did a lot of talking about the Creator of life and all things. It is then that I had the magical idea to name the Chocolates. I chose Creator’s Cacao because it made perfect sense. I am in the holy flow while creating in the Ital Kitchen.  It is like I am on autopilot just enjoying and laughing and tasting while Creator flows through.

Creator’s Cacao
Art Work by Joshua Madrid

Have you ever seen the movie Ratatouille? If you have you will know what I mean.  In the movie the Chef gets all of his skills from a little mouse that sits in his Chef’s  hat on his Crown Chakra, but of Course!

My niece calls me the Chef and often when I make her food we pretend we are at an imaginary restaurant.

Creating in the kitchen and making nourishing, living foods is an honor, a gift and a wonderful contribution to the world. I do it out of love, appreciation and for the joy of it.

Stop by the Ital Kitchen any time.  Soon I will post an incredible chocolate recipe. Live Aloha!

Categories: Cacao Recipes, Cellular Environment, Cellular Nutrition, Super Foods | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Chia Seed Porridge Recipe

Top of the Morning! Yes…that is just how I feel when thinking about having Chia Seed Porridge for breakfast. Chia seeds are considered to be magical for their ability to increase stamina and energy. Chia seeds were apart of the Ancient Aztec civilization and were highly revered amongst them as a medicine for keeping the body healthy and vital.

Chia actually means, Strength in the Mayan language and this makes sense as they have more protein than any other seed.  Chia seeds are a super food as the Omega 3 fats are rich and thriving through out. Eating these power packed seeds in the morning for energy and stamina is a great idea along with the added benefit of being a colon cleanser. The fiber content is outstanding and I can really feel the difference as the colon gets a good “sweeping” each day.

Another wonderful benefit is the fact that the seeds contain boron which is a trace mineral and valuable in calcium absorption. Boron and proper calcium absorption allow for the bones to be strong and healthy. Vitamin D3 is crucial for the uptake of Calcium for with out it Calcium goes into the soft tissue and does not get utilized properly in the bones.  A great source of Vitamin D3 is the sun.

So this morning as I enjoyed a walk on this beautiful May morning in Southern California I was inspired to make Chia Porridge for breakfast.  It is simple and below I have provided the recipe. I choose to make my own fresh almond mylk or hemp seed mylk. Then I slightly warm it either by blending for a while or warming on the stove ever so slightly. I cover the chia seeds with the mylk and allow them to expand. Then I top with Cacao Nibs (another mineral dense super food), Cinnamon and Fresh Ground Vanilla Bean.

1/4 cup of Chia Seeds

1 cup of freshly made nut or seed mylk

1 tsp. Fresh grounded vanilla bean powder

Soak Raw Organic Almonds over night or Hemp Seeds. Then rinse in the morning and add to blender. Now add 3 cups spring water and blend on high. I add a little vanilla stevia for a non glycemic sweetener that virtually anyone could enjoy b/c it has no effect on the blood sugar.  If you like you could add some  tocotreniols or medi-aminos rice from PR labs for extra nutrition and flavor. Then blend well and sift thru a nut mylk bag.  Your mylk is ready if it is warm. If not heat in a glass pot slightly.

Add to chia seeds, cacao nibs and sprinkle with cinnamon & fresh vanilla bean powder.  Oh My Goodness what a blessing this treat is. Enjoy!

Categories: Cacao Recipes, Super Foods | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Amazing Grace of the Pomegranate Tree

Pomegranate is an incredible superfood that you can feel on a cellular level.  When the seeds and juices are pressed and cold water extracted into a powder you have a super healing ayurvedic herb!

Pomegranate Tree, Malibu CA

Pomegranate has been utilized as a medicine for thousands of years in many different cultures. It is highly revered in the Ayurvedic system as a medicine.

It has been noted that Pomegranate is a key strengthener for the arteries and heart. It assists to break up calcification in the arteries and can clear a clean path way for vital blood flow.  If someone has cardiovascular issues, heart attacks or wants to take preventative measures for heart health Pomegranate Extract is a key nutrient and herb.

Pomegranate is also fascinating because it goes after mutated cells and prohibits their proliferation. As clean and healthy cells flourish in the body and the blood flows like a fluid river the vital life force is emanating from the body.  One of the keys to Radiant Health is clean healthy blood.  When the blood is flowing and clean the opposite of sticky and thick blood you can be assured your cells are floating along happily in their river of life.

The Amazing Grace of the Pomegrante Tree

My research has also shown me that it extremely beneficial to clear out intestinal parasites, specifically tape worms.

I enjoy Pomegranate in my aloe drink that I mentioned in a previous post. I also recommend utilizing Pomegranate in facial masks. You can also add a little to your coconut kefir water for a fun and nutrient dense twist.

Enjoy!

Categories: Super Food & Herb Elixir, Super Foods, Super Herbs, Wellness | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aloe Leaf is Nature’s First Food

Aloe leaf is an incredible healing super food to add to your arsenal if you are not consuming and using it on your skin already. I believe it is one of Nature’s foundational foods for our bodies. When internally taken it soothes and heals the digestive tract with all of its enzymes and nutrients intact it will ease and coat the intestinal walls acting like a gentle sweep of old matter stuck in the system.  It also gives us healthy and glowing skin when applied after bathing. Just fillet open the leaf and apply to your skin.  The lubricating effects of aloe are so great because of the polysacchrides that make up the plant. It is actually beneficial for your joints, brain and the entire nervous system.

Aloe contains sulfur, zinc, selenium, chromium, amino acids and Vitamins A, C, & E.  It is such an incredibly healing food for the body.

Most health food stores have fresh Aloe leafs or look for some growing near you.

Fillet the skin off and blend into juices & smoothies.

It also is a prebiotic which means it assists the friendly bacteria to grow in our guts. This is crucial b/c our gut is really like a “second brain.”  If the friendly microbes are flourishing and the bowels are moving adequately our bodies and minds are truly at peace.

If you have any kind of digestive disorder or have a history of consuming processed and denatured foods enjoy aloe daily to heal the tract.

It also aids in weight loss b/c it promotes lean muscle building and the burning of fat cells.

It has the ability to heal or prevent skin damage. I like to use it as a natural sun skin protectant. B/C of its natural zinc content it is great for this. Avoid the high heat times of the day and enjoy sunbathing in the early part of the day or late afternoon.

Well enjoy your Aloe and Keep On Glowing!!!!!

Categories: Super Foods | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.