How To Live The Sweet life Every Day.
Do you lack the energy to get through your busy day and fulfill your highest and truest potential? If you need more enery, then you’ll want to read this.
Six years ago, I faced several life changes all at once. I needed to change my diet and lifestyle to generate surplus energy to create a new life for myself and get through my busy workday.
As a plant based chef and certified holistic health coach, I originally developed nutritient dense recipes for myself as an experiment in my test kitchen. I worked with a variety of organic whole food and super foods to perfect the Energy Diet recipes. The recipes helped transform my sluggishness into lasting energy and sustainable weight loss.
After I experienced the results, I perfected the recipes and began to share this system in my health coach practice. I live the Energy Diet way and I'm excited to share my first Energy Diet eBook: Module 1, with you, without the cost of my health coaching programs.
This eBook will guide you to generate your core energy. Energy that’s instant and lasts all day! I promise, you’ll never want to feel any other way. And think of what you can achieve with renewed energy.
Included are 10 easy and delicious recipes, important nutrition information, energy food concepts such as "adding in", "crowding out" "soul food", "mood food", and "eating the rainbow". Module 1 of the energy diet also provides a 7-day meal plan with a comprehensive grocery list, and a guide to set up your new healthy pantry and fridge. Plus, tips for eating for energy while away form your kitchen.
Generating real energy is multifaceted, but core energy stems from our digestion. Energy food establishes a healthy gut and aids in digestion. Whole food contains living enzymes, phytonutrients, and high fiber, which cleanse and detoxify our gut on a cellular level. A healthy gut balances hormones, builds a strong immune system, reduces inflammation, efficiently extracts energy and nutrients from food, and allows healthy bacteria to make B and K vitamins, all of which provide powerful energy. The body needs energy to heal itself and cleanse itself from toxins. A healthy gut is the key to energy production and overall wellness.
Here’s a quick and yummy energy diet recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the bad carbs and refined sugar. After all, who doesn'tl crave sweet things? Sweet words, sweet gestures, sweet relationships, and sweet treats. But all sweets should be healthy and healing.
Chocolate & Strawberry Torte
8 strawberries, sliced thin
1 medium apple, peeled and sliced in ¼ inch circles, or shape of your choice
Almond Chocolate Spread
2 Tbs. almond butter
1 ½ Tbs. coconut butter
1 Tbs. raw organic honey (use maple syrup for vegan)
1 ½ Tbs. raw cacao powder
½ tsp. chia seeds
- Mix all ingredients by hand with a spoo
- Add extra cacao powder if the consistency is not thick enough.
- Using a round cookie cutter, cut out the peeled apple rounds into six uniform pieces.
- On a round dessert plate, begin building layers with an apple layer at the bottom.
- Spread a generous amount of cacao spread on apple slice.
- Top with 3 slices of strawberry.
- And so on until the torte is 6 layers tall.
- Add three extra strawberry slices to the very top to decorate.
- Share with your sweetie.
Having a few tools of the trade is well worth the investment in your heaIth. I suggest three kitchen tools to help you successfully uncover your core energy. A high speed blender, a food processor and a sharp chef knife.
Vitamix: I recommend the Vitamix Pro750 high-speed blender. It has been the best investment in my health. I bought one for each of my kids too. You can purchase it at Williams Sonoma or Amazon.com
BlendTec: I have experience with this BlendTec brand and I like their unique functions. You can shop at blendtec.com or amazon.com
The Magic Bullet: The Bullet is a good starter-blender for about a hundred bucks. It’s an efficient little machine but won’t have the variable functions or lifespan of the bigger blenders. You can buy one at bed bath &beyond or amazon.com
Cuisinart Food Processor: A 10-14 cup size food processor is great. I use the Cuisinart brand and love it. You can shop at Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, or amazon.com
A Chef Knife: If you can only invest in one good knife make it the “Shun" classic 8", chef knife. The Shun knife creates beautiful cuts and lasts for years. You can purchase it online at Williams Sonoma, cuttleryandmore.com and amazon.com
For setting up your fridge and pantry for sucess see my Energy Diet eBook 1. Organizing your pantry is like cleaning out your closet, garage or attic. Getting rid of old belongings that no longer suit you or your lifestyle. Creating an organized and clean closet makes getting dressed more efficient and fun; it’s the same idea with food. Your pantry, fridge, and freezer are your food closets. Purging all the unhealthy, expired and processed foods that no longer serve you is empowering and sets you up to succeed.
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