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Wellness with Janina Church
October 9th, 2013

Golden Goddess Shake

Enjoy this vibrant shake with your breakfast or as a snack. Filled with nourishing and healing ingredients to help you glow with golden light of health like the divine goddess that you are!
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1 banana
1 teaspoon turmeric-ground
1/4 teaspoon cardamom-ground
1 cup milk-can use cow, almond, rice or soy
3 dates-soaked for 15 min and pitted
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Blend and serve!
Sweet tastes and heavy qualities of the dates, milk and bananas make this concoction a grounding drink for dry and flighty autumn days. Adding some cardamom lightens the mucus forming qualities of the bananas and milk. Cardamom also improves circulation and digestion. Sesame seeds are high in potassium, selenium and have rejuvenative qualities. Turmeric is pretty much a wonder herb with immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antibiotic, muscle nourishing and complexion enhancing properties, to name a few.
Cheers!
Janina

October 2nd, 2013

Date Nut Bliss Bites

 

Try these delicious little bites next time your sweet tooth starts up. Dates, nuts and ghee are all sattvic (blissful) foods. Dates are also high in fiber, vitamin a, potassium, rich in calcium, magnesium and are considered an aphrodisiac in yoga cooking…Ooh La La!

 

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Date Nut Bliss Bites

1/2 cup pitted chopped dates

1/2 cup raw unsalted nuts (try walnuts, almonds or cashews)

1 tablespoon melted ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil

1/4 tsp cardamom

1/3 cup dried unsweetened shredded dried coconut

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

1. Chop dates in a food processor or blender, add nuts and ghee. Blend into a paste. It’s okay if the paste is a little chunky, they will still taste good.

2. Remove from food processor, roll into 1 inch balls and roll in coconut or cocoa powder

***Get creative! Hand mix 1/4 cup goji berries or dried cranberries into paste before rolling out or try toasting coconut before coating the bites. Skip the coating step by adding the coconut into the date/nut paste.***

With coconut covered love,

Janina