Monday, April 19, 2010

Coconut = Bliss

Coconuts are one of the greatest gifts on the planet! They can save your life! In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as kalpa vriksha, meaning "tree which gives all this is necessary for living," since nearly all parts of the tree can be used in some way or another. The coconut itself has many uses, including milk, meat, sugar and oil as well as functioning as its own dish and cup. The husk was also burned for fuel, and can be used to make brushes, mats, fishnets, and rope. A very potent fermented toddy or drink is also make from the coconut palm's sap. Coconut oil, a saturated fat made from dried coconut meat, is used  for commercial frying and in candies, as well as in cosmetic products and soap.  How versatile!

Mango Creme Pie:

2 cups almonds, soaked overnight, then dehydrated for 18-24 hours at 105 degrees
2 cups dried coconut, shredded
1/4 cup dates, pitted
1 Tablespoon coconut oil

1 1/2 cups fresh mango, chopped
1 cup dried mango, soaked 1 hour
1 cup fresh young thai coconut flesh (reserve water for recipe below)
1 Tablespoon psyllium powder or Lecithin powder
1 cup strawberries, sliced or 1 banana sliced
Mint for garnish

Place almonds in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process into a fine meal. Gradually add the coconut, dates, and coconut oil and process until well blended. Press into a 9-inch glass pie plate.

Combine fresh mango, dried mango, and coconut pulp in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until smooth and creamy. Add psyllium powder or lecithin and mix well. 

Place sliced strawberries in the bottom of the pie crust and pour mango filling on top. If you have some strawberries left over, use as a garnish with the mint! Mango creme goodness!
Coconut water health benefits

Young tender coconut water has the following benefits and medicinal values:

  • Low in Carbohydrates
  • Low in Fat 99% Fat Free
  • Low in natural occurring sugar
  • Keeps the body cool and at the proper temperature.
  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Re-hydrates your body, as it is an all natural isotonic beverage. It carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, so that it naturally replenishes your body's fluids after exercising.
  • Effective in the treatment of kidney and urethral stones.
  • Natural drink for feeding infants because its more nutritional than whole milk! Less fat and NO cholesterol. It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mothers milk. It also aids from the suffering from intestinal disturbances.
  • Excellent oral re-hydration medium, an all natural isotonic for all ages. 
  • Presence of saline and albumen makes it an excellent drink in cholera cases.
  • Aids in the quick absorption of drugs and makes their peak concentration into the blood stream easier because of its electrolytic effect.
  • Found as a blood plasma substitute because it is sterile, does not produce heat, and does not destroy red blood cells and is readily accepted by the body. Used during WWII for blood transfusions, because it is identical to human blood plasma. In fact, adding coconut water to your green drink or smoothie is like getting an instant blood transfusion because plasma makes up 55% of your blood and hemoglobin makes up 45%, which is essentially transformed plant blood (chlorophyll). Yay!
  • Detoxes and fights viruses. 
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Balances Ph and reduces risk of cancer
  • Kills intestinal worms. Helps Eliminate pinworms. Helps kill the parasite Giardia Lamblia.
  • Aid the body in fighting viruses that cause the flu, herpes, and AIDS
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Helps control diabetes
  • Promotes bowel movements
  • Promotes healthy thyroid function.
  • Used to treat kidney and urethral stones.
  • Boosts poor circulation.
  • Improves digestion
  • Provides quick energy
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body
  • Helps in gallbladder disease
  • Helps eliminate Candida yeast infections
  • Inhibits the growth of mycoplasma
  • Helps eradicate eczema
  • Helps keep skin soft and smooth
As you can see, Coconut water has amazing health benefits. It should be an integral part of any healthy diet. Coconut water is a natural energy drink. No need for drinks like Gatorade or Powerade. Replace them with the healthy alternative that is coconut water. I could probably go on and on, but I think you get the picture.
The coconut is botanically classified as a drupe and not a nut. It is the largest seed known.
Pictured left is a Sweet Kale Smoothie:

1 banana
1 large handful of kale
Water from 1 Thai coconut
1 teaspoon maca
1 teaspoon bee pollen

Using a blender, process until smooth. Serve!

Simply, Wow!

Love and Bliss,


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wellness Fair, May 4, 2010

Come one, come all to be motivated by Dr. Brian Clement, author, international lecturer and director of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, will explore the institute’s fifty years of helping people to heal themselves. He will also discuss dealing with disease, cancer, serious illness and the possibility of miracles. An extensive question and answer period will be offered so that participants will leave with viable, personal roadmaps back to completely healthy lives.
Berry Bliss will be there with some scrumptious munchies and a delectable dessert for the potluck!
There will be fabulous information and wonderful food!
Please come and join the fun!

“Change Your Lifestyle, Save Your life”
National Guard Armory
2989 Hwy. 93 * Kalispell, MT
Admission $5 (advance) $7 (at door)
4:00-6:00 pm Wellness Fair (local resources)
5:00-6:00 pm Book signing by Dr. Clement
6:00-7:00 pm Raw Food Potluck Supper
7:00-9:00 pm Dr. Brian Clement -Lecture + Questions & Answers 
In this lecture, Dr. Clement will address the half century of work on disease and longevity conducted at the renowned Hippocrates Institute. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, MS, ALS, Parkinsons, fibromyalgia and more can be altered, prevented, and at times conquered with phyto-chemicals, antioxidants and other nutrients consumed on a diet of organic vegan living food. Dr. Clement will explain the basic science and extraordinary mechanisms that bring about a heightened and balanced immunity. Hundreds of thousands worldwide share enthusiasm in their greatly improved health by utilizing unprocessed green foods. One of the exceptional benefits acquired from this powerful cuisine is longevity.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, April 5, 2010

Perfect Chocolate Mousse

The avocado is a versatile food that is used in a variety of raw dishes-- like gazpacho and other cold soups, fruit salads, dips, desserts, and even ice cream! Avocados are a healthful substitute for sour cream or cream cheese in dressings, dips and spreads. But today we are going to explore chocolate mousse!
Many varieties of this native American plant are grown, but there are basically two different skin types: a smooth, green-skinned variety that remains green when ripe--this is known as the Fuerte and it is available in the fall and winter; and Hass, a dark, rough-skinned variety that blackens as it ripens is available in the summer.
Select avocados that are fairly heavy for their size and free of irregularities. When the fruit yields to gentle finger pressure, it is ripe. Store at room temperature until ripened, then refrigerate.

  • The Perfect Chocolate Mousse

  • ½ cup dates, pitted, soft

  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter, (optional)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons non-alcohol vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups avocado, mashed (about 3 medium)

  • ¾ cup raw carob powder

  • 4-6 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • Directions:

  • Soak the dates in 1/2 cup fresh water for 5-10 minutes to soften. Drain soak water and set aside. In a food processor, blend dates, maple syrup, coconut butter (if desired), and vanilla until smooth. Spoon in avocado and blend until smooth. Add a few tablespoons of date soak water if necessary to aid in blending. Spoon in carob and cocoa powder and blend until smooth.
    Spoon mousse into parfait or wineglasses. Keeps fresh for several days.
    You may also choose to freeze for a decadent ice cream! Yumm!

  • Eighty-eight percent of an avocado's calories come from fat--primarily monosaturated fat--which makes avocados an excellent food for people wishing for the nourishment and the building of blood and yin. Because they are an excellent source of fat for people who have difficulty assimilating other fatty foods they are also a good source of protein, potassium, and vitamin E. They also reduce vata.
    And there you have it!
    Have a wonderfully chocolaty spring!

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