Lush Eating Adventures

My passion is showing people how to be at the top of their game, day in and day out, ready for whatever adventure comes their way!

 

Whether its scaling ancient ruins, shaking your tail feathers on the salsa floor, or planting petunias in the flower beds!

 

Food has the power to fuel your lush adventures, heal your dancing machine and nourish your soul!  


Cooking with fresh food, is one of our greatest allies when we want

 to create a shift in the body and mind towards balance and vitality!

 

But more than that, the foods we choose have the ability to encourage powerful regeneration and rejuventation!

 

Lush eating starts with Lush Thinking!

      Lush Smoothies

Smoothies are one of the best ways to get your fruits and veggies quickly and deliciously!  

 

The only limitation on this lush conconction is your imagination and creativity! 

 

Greens,  Spinach, kale, swiss chard, awesome way to sneak those good for you greenies; minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, phyto-nutrients and fiber! 

 

Fruits and berries, fresh or frozen. Yummy vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and phyto-nutrients, plus they add beautiful color and sweetness.   

 

Yogurt, plain greek, non-fat or full fat is loaded with calcium, protien and those all important pro-biotics which are crucial for healthy digestion and immune health.  Yogurt also adds body and creaminess, if you are in the mood for something a little rich. 

 

Protien Powders either animal or plant based are a great way to boost the protien content. 

 

Healthy fats  such as nuts and seeds in whole raw form, or butters (peanut, almond, cashew etc) add a delicous nuttiness. Coconut oil, avocado, olive oil add valuable fats that create saiety and richness.

 

Sweeteners, sometimes you prefer a little sweetness, pure organic stevia powder adds no calories, honey, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar, or add more sweet fruits or even juice. 

 

Basic Smoothie Recipe:

 

1 cup of fruit (berries, apple, banana, papaya, pineapple, whatever fruit you love, maybe not melons)

1/2 cup of Greens, (spinach, kale)

1/2 cup yougurt

1/2 to 3/4 cup  liquid, choice of nut milk, coconut milk, soy milk, nut milk, cow milk or water

1/2 to 1 cup of ice 

Sweetner, honey, maple syrup, stevia to taste

 

 

 

 

Savage Aztec Dark Chocolate Chipotle Pepita Bark

Highly addictive!

In a double boiler over medium heat, heat just to melting point, stirring constantly:
7 oz 73% Organic Dark Chocolate (Trader Joe's)
1 cup Organic Semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil (heaping)
1 teaspoon organic Vanilla
1/4 to 1/2  teaspoon Chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
*of course you can make this without organic ingredients
Spread over cookie sheet lined with parchment paper:
1 cup  salted and roasted pumpkin seeds(Pepitas)
Option add: 1 cup of Gogi berries
After the chocolate starts to melt, remove from heat and continue to stir until completely smooth and liquid. Pour carefully over the seeds and berries and with a spatula carefully spread to cover the seeds and berries.  Place in refrigerator to chill and solidify.  

 

Once cooled break into pieces and store in covered container in refrigerator.