Chocolate “Love Potion” Improved & Passover Friendly too(recipe)

If you’ll recall a little while back I introduced you to a Chocolate “Love Potion”

My friend Ivette shares an updated version that adds a little more spice to an already spicy treat.  Thanks Ivette!

And BTW, if you’re keeping Passover you don’t have to give up a thing : D !!!!

Paleo Choc Pudding Recipe  (added ingredients in red ) 

2 ripe avocados  (Use one avocado for more silky mousse and 2 for thicker more fudge mousse.)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey, organic agave or maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 dates, soaked and pitted
Dash of cinnamon 
Dash of Himalayan sea salt
Optional – red pepper flakes

Blend ingredients in the food processor, serve room temp or chilled

Top with sea salt and/or red pepper flakes  & your set for a delicious treat!

whipped cream is optional but ooooh sooo good : P

Happy Passover & Bon Appetite!

GO for Life! ™joycethumb

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

 

STEEL-CUT OATMEAL RECIPE

oatmeal can

 

Here’s a simple recipe for you to follow.

For a little xtra flavor I’ve included a delicious sauce to put on top.

 

STEEL-CUT OATMEAL the RECIPE :

Measure 1 cup uncooked put in to 4 cups of boiling water

Add cinnamon

Bring down to low temp lt simmer about 20-25 minutes ..

monitor the water so that it does not dry out completely

Then let cool

Put away in fridge ..next morning scoop out half cup put in sauce pan and add a little coconut milk or almond milk  and maple syrup to taste

For a super fiber blast  and omega-3s add flax seeds & chia seeds

Simmer on low until warm ..

Can also add vanilla and top with fresh organic berries

For a little xtra special sauce on top

Cinnamon Almond or Coconut  Butter Sauce (whisk together: 1 tbsp almond or coconut butter, 1 tbsp almond or coconut milk, 1 tsp maple syrup, & 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Bon appetite    joycethumb

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Sub High-Carb Meals with this Rockstar Vegetable

Joycelyn-253webOde to the Cauliflower

Cauliflower is…

A cruciferous vegetable in the same plant family as broccoli, kale, cabbage and collards.

•Nutritionally dense & full of vitamins and minerals
•An excellent source of vitamin C
•Contains many vitamins from the B group especially Folate
•B5, B6, B1 & B3
•Vitamin K
•A good source of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium and potassium
•Has Phyto–nutrients that help prevent prostate, ovarian & cervical cancers
•High in dietary fiber

All these vitamins are required from external sources to replenish and required for fat, protein & carbohydrate metabolism.

Cauliflower contains just 25 calories, 5g carbs per cup and has 0 g of fat and 0 mg of cholesterol.

Remember carbs are good to eat, but not at night!

This rock star vegetable can take the place of high starch potatoes for a low carb meal.

Try these cauliflower recipes:

Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Faux Rice
Cauliflower- just the head  (lightly steamed)
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
2 Tbsp Cilantro-Chopped
Garlic -Chopped
1 Tbsp Coconut oil or Olive Oil
Put Cauliflower, Cilantro, Lime, in blender on chop
heat Pan with coconut oil and garlic and sautée blended ingredients in pan

Mashed Cauliflower
Cauliflower-head only (boil)
Almond milk or coconut milk  (a splash)
Vegetable Broth (optional)- I do without
Garlic (minced)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in the blender. Add Almond milk to create desired consistency

*For People with thyroid dysfunction- excessive use of cauliflower as with other members of the brassica/cruciferous family may cause swelling of thyroid gland and thyroid hormone deficiency.

Bon appetite!
GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer


Aphrodisiacs & a Love Potion # guaranteed you’ll like

Joycelyn-105webAphrodisiac is defined as an agent, food or drug that evokes or stimulates sexual desire.

I did some research and found this healthy list of ingredients :

Almonds, Avocados, Asparagus, bananas, broccoli rabe, carrots, dark chocolate, coffee, figs, garlic, ginger, honey, hot peppers, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, truffles, vanilla, & watermelon

 

 

Try this tempting “Love Potion #”:

all the ingredients appear on the list above…you do the math ; )

Paleo Choc Pudding

2 ripe avocados

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup honey or organic agave

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend ingredients in the food processor, add some whipped cream & your ready for the night.

After a bowl of this, can’t wait to hear how the night turned out for you…

Submit details please…

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer


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Fat that Burns Fat?

SAMSUNG DVC PICTURESCOCONUT OIL contains the most concentrated natural source of medium chain fatty acids, MCFA, available.

Most fats in our foods, if not used immediately as an energy source are stored as fat tissue in our body, aka FAT.  COCONUT OIL has a totally different effect on the body.  The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil are broken down and used predominantly for energy production…they produce energy NOT FAT!

Unlike other fats, they do not circulate in the bloodstream and are sent directly to the liver, where they are converted into energy like a carbohydrate, but unlike a carbohydrate in that it does not raise blood sugar levels.

Because MCFAs shift the body’s metabolism into a higher gear increasing the metabolic rate, coconut oil is a fat that can actually promote weight loss!

However like anything in excess it too can be converted to fat so use moderately.

The simplest and best way to replace LCFAs with MCFAs is to use COCONUT OIL in the preparation of your food.

Enjoy the many other benefits of COCONUT OIL:

Skin Care – moisturizer

Hair Care – conditioner

Healing – cuts & wounds

Digestion – speeds up

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer