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    • Joel Fuhrman's Immersion

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    •  7/31/2013 7:24:18 PM
    • We recently heard about this upcoming Dr. Fuhrman event and we thought we should share it with our readers.  If you live in or close to Austin, Texas and you know of someone who would benefit from this life-changing event- please pass it on!

       

      Can One Day Really

      Change Your Life?

      Yes, It Can!


      One-Day Health Immersion

      with Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

      September 7, 2013

      AT&T Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin


      Seeing Dr. Fuhrman in person is a unique experience that will motivate you to take control of your health. He makes the recent advances in nutritional science easy to understand and immediately applicable to your life. He has distilled these advances, compiled from thousands of studies in human nutrition, to have the greatest impact on your overall wellness — and life!


      Join Dr. Fuhrman for this powerfully life-changing one-day event!

      Dr. Fuhrman will explain how his Nutritarian diet-style:

      • Resolves food addictions and cravings

      • Helps you safely and permanently lose weight

      • Reverses chronic diseases

      • Protects against cancer, heart attack, dementia and stroke

      • Eliminates the need for medication

       

      Dr. Fuhrman’s depth of knowledge and 25-years as a family physician specializing in nutrition places him in a unique position. He has aided in the recovery of thousands for whom conventional medical care had left suffering and medically dependent.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with Dr. Fuhrman, ask him questions, and learn how to free yourself of medical constraint and fad diets.

       

      In addition to enlightening lectures, this one-day immersion includes:

      • A question and answer session with Dr. Fuhrman

      • A delicious Nutritarian lunch

      • A one-month Gold Membership*

      • A book signing with Dr. Fuhrman

       

      Dr. Fuhrman provides attendees with the tools to put this new knowledge into action at home — immediately — with menu planning, cooking tips and delicious Nutritarian recipes.

       

      Recharge your Life!

      To register visit:  www.DrFuhrman.com/texas or call 1-800-474-WELL (9355)

      ONLY $99 per person until August 15th!!!

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    • Super Easy- Super Green Drink

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    •  7/25/2013 4:31:13 PM
    • Super Easy Super Green DRINK

      This is such a fun recipe to make and is beneficial for multiple reasons:

      1.  It's super easy to make.

      2.  It has HUGE amounts of Spinach, which is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.

      3.  It is a great transition drink for those people who have trouble drinking those thick green smoothies.

      4.  Babies, kids and teenagers love this sweet and refreshing drink.

      5.  You will never waste any watermelon again...it is a great way to use any watermelon that might be too soft for some people's liking.  And also a great way to use spinach that might be going bad soon.


      BUT...if you choose to strain the pulp (you DEFINITELY DON'T HAVE TO), the amount of fiber is decreased.  I still prepare this for my family when we are in the mood for a cool, refreshing drink (and I have a lot of watermelon) even though removing most of the fiber isn't as good for you.

       

      **You can also substitute APPLES when watermelon is not in season.



      Super Easy- Super Green Drink

      Ingredients

      2 cups watermelon

      1 slice lime or lemon, 1/4 of an inch thick

      2 large handfuls of spinach


      Directions

      Fill your blender with your watermelon and slice of lime.  Pulse until smooth.  Begin adding your spinach and blend until smooth.  I have added up to a pound of spinach to really make this a power GREEN DRINK.

       

       

      If you want to STRAIN some of the pulp:

      Using a food grade CHEESE CLOTH, pour your drink into the cloth and strain the juice into a bowl.  You can strain as much as you want with as little or as much pulp as you like.

       


      Serve over ice and enjoy!

       

       

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    • Wonderfully Raw Coco-Roons

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    •  7/17/2013 9:45:55 PM
    • Brownie Mini Coco-Roons

       I was at my local grocery store this past week and they were giving these out as samples.  I was thrilled to see the words:  Wonderfully Raw, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.  Then I was even more excited when I tasted them...They are super yummy!  This past week when my kids have asked for something sweet, I have given them one of these and they love them!

      They are made from raw coconut, raw almonds, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt.

      They have been a perfect mid-afternoon snack for me.  It gives me that sweet that I am looking for and fills me up as well.  One is all that I need.

      Thought I would share!  The company is found in California, but they distribute nationwide.  Here is their website:  www.mycocoroons.com.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Cacao Nib

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    • My Beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn

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    •  7/11/2013 4:20:32 PM
    • I finally got around to checking out Rip's new book:

      MY BEEF WITH MEAT 

      The Healthiest Argument for

      Eating a Plant-Strong Diet


      Of course Rip Esselstyn is the son of one of our favorite Doctors, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. (author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease).


      We loved Rip's first book: The Engine 2 Diet and his second book doesn't disappoint.

      His first book tells the story of how he was able to help a bunch of Texas firefighters change their lives by eating a plant-based diet.  It challenges readers to eat plant-strong for 28 days to help them see the power of plant based nutrition.

       

      This new book is all about the "Crazy Myths About Food".  It has 36 fun chapters that contain all the facts you'll need to combat the silly food myths that we hear all of the time about food and what is healthy.  We all know there is a huge disconnect between what people think is healthy and what medical science knows to be healthy.  Rip explains to plant eaters and meat eaters alike why a whole-food, plant-based diet rocks on many different levels.  I checked out this book to look through the recipes, but found the entire book to be very beneficial.  It is an easy read and it reminds me why I love Rip Esselstyn, he is a total stud!

       

      So if the first book challenged you to learn about plant-based eating, this second book provides you with all the facts you need to stay on the diet, as well as convince others to join you!  Highly recommend it.

       

      I am excited to try some of the recipes as well...I will keep you posted :)


      much love!

      Veteran Mommy

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    • Chewy Oatmeal Cookies: Re-Visited

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    •  7/27/2013 9:37:23 PM
    •  

      Here is my somewhat SAD attempt at making a healthy Chewy Oatmeal Cookie (back in 2012).  See my blog HERE.  They weren't bad tasting, maybe just a little flat.

       

      One of our sweet Whole Food Mommy READERS re-did my recipe to make these cookies so much BETTER!  I just had to share.  She took it from a flat "ok" cookie- to a chunky super yummy cookie!


      Here is her recipe:

      (her blog is HERE)  

      www.sweetandthatsit.blogspot.ch


      Coconut Milk Oatmeal Cookies

      Ingredients:

      110 g light brown sugar (1/2 cup)

      240 ml coconut milk (1 cup)

      1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

      140 g whole wheat flour (heaping 1/2 cup)

      3/4 teaspoon sea-salt and vanilla (or salt)

      1 teaspoon baking powder

      160 g rolled oats (2/3 cup)

      100 g raisins (1/3 cup, heaping)

      60 g chopped blanched almonds (1/3 cup)

      50 g unsweetened desiccated coconut, ground (1/4 cup)

      70 g bitter-sweet chocolate chips (for vegan: vegan chocolate chips)

      *I used 1/2 cup of chocolate chips- because I like extra chocolate!

       

      Directions:

      Preheat the oven to 350°F and line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper.

      In a bowl combine the light brown sugar, the coconut milk and vanilla extract and whisk until creamy.

      Sift the flour with the baking powder and the salt and add them to the coconut milk mixture and stir until mixed.

      Add the rolled oats, the raisins, almonds, desiccated coconut and chocolate chips and mix well.

      Scoop onto a cookie sheet with a spoon or small ice cream scoop and flatten them a bit. Leave some space between them. They will slightly expand.

       

      Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned on top and bottom.

      • Many many thanks for sharing. So glad you loved them. I still have a few in my freezer, ready to be eating... Uhuii they are calling me :-) All the best and many greetings from Switzerland www.sweetandthatsit.blogspot.ch
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