Chocolate Chia Pudding

chocolatechiapuddingWe really love our creamy coconut chia pudding, and now we’ve found the perfect milk-chocolate flavored version.  Whenever you crave a chocolate pudding (kind of like a chocolate Tapioca), this is the winner both in taste and health benefits.

Chia gel is a very soothing fiber for your digestive tract, and the seeds are high in protein and Omega-3 EFA’s (anti-inflammatory).  The combination of part raw cacao and part raw carob creates a very balanced milk-chocolate flavor and makes it easier for your body to uptake the magnesium and calcium minerals in each when eaten together.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

3.5 Cups Coconut Milk (So Delicious brand unsweetened)
1/2 Cup Chia Seeds

Stir well and soak chia seeds in above liquids for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Blend 1 cup of soaked chia seeds with:
1/4 Cup Vanilla Agave Nectar (or Honey)
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
2 Tbsp Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp Carob Powder
1/4 tsp Sun Fire Salt
1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Add blended mix (it’s a bit paste-like it’s so thick) back into the rest of the soaked chia seeds and stir well.  Keep it refrigerated and Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Bliss for Energy & Endurance

Chocolate Bliss is a source of exuberance and vitality, and has become our “morning coffee” here at Loving Superfoods.  We are always delighted to receive e-mails from new customers who have recently discovered Chocolate Bliss, and give us feedback about their experience with it.  Here is what one of our customers had to say about Chocolate Bliss, now that it has become a daily staple of their own:

 

“I started drinking the Chocolate Bliss before my morning runs, and I noticed immediately that it gave me more energy and my pace keeps getting better.   I’m feeling younger every day!”

-Kirwan W

5 Mile Run at Hoover Dam in Ohio

5 Mile Run at Hoover Dam in Ohio

The raw ingredients in Chocolate Bliss are nutrient-rich, free of dairy, soy, and gluten.  Cacao is one of these ingredients, and it stimulates your endorphins, producing a pleasurable sensation much like a “runner’s high” after a jog.  So whether running is your exercise of choice or not, you can still have that euphoric feeling drinking Chocolate Bliss.

 

Goji-Filled Chocolate Candies

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Goji-Filled Chocolate Candies

While playing around in the kitchen, I created this recipe on a whim.  I decided to blend 3 cups of goji berries in my Vitamix with the intention of making a powder-like substance.  But instead, it turned into a pliable-dough-like treat.  So I rolled them into little balls, and refrigerated them.  That’s when I got the idea to coat them with chocolate!  This raw dessert recipe very much reminds me of cherry-filled chocolate candies.  Only unlike those cherry treats, goji berries have anti-aging properties, detoxify the body, they protect your adrenal organs, and balance the immune system.

Blend the currants, cacao nibs, ground vanilla powder, and vanilla agave nectar in a high powdered blender.  Pour contents in a bowl, and dip the entire goji berry ball in the sauce.  Place the chocolate covered goji ball on a flat plate or pan, ready to refrigerate once they are all dipped.  After 3 hours, the balls should be ready to roll in coconut flakes.  Enjoy right away, or refrigerate longer. Happy Uncooking!

Adoria

 

Cosmic Chocolate Balls

cosmic chocolate balls

cosmic chocolate balls

OMG these are good!  My friend Courtney has been making raw superfood chocolate treats for herself and her family, including her magical toddler son for several years and she’s definitely perfected the flavors, nutrition and art of making cosmic chocolate balls.

Here’s the basic recipe for making Cosmic Chocolate Balls – they will definitely open you up to your most cosmic self!

1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds

1/2 Cup Cacao Powder

1/2 Cup Lucuma

1/4 Cup Tocotrienols

1/4 Cup Carob Powder

1-2 tsp Blue Green Algae (use 1 tsp if you’re new to BG Algae)

1 Tbsp Ground Vanilla

2 tsp Vitamin C Powder

1 Tbsp Mesquite Powder

1/8 tsp SunFire Salt

1 Tbsp Mucuna Pruriens Powder

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (you might use up to 1/2 Cup)

1/3 Cup Honey or Vanilla Agave Nectar or blend of both

1/4 Cup Cacao Nibs (optional – I leave these out because I don’t prefer the crunch, but if you like crunch, add them after you’ve given the rest of the ingredients a good mixing)

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Practical High Performance Health Practices

Here’s another interview with David Favor about a bunch of stuff we’ll just call “Practical High Performance Health Practices”

David Favor is the creator of the SunFire Super Foods brand (which includes Chocolate Bliss) and he’s a wealth of information!

This is over an hour of David Favor and I talking about all this great stuff:

  • Comparison of mineral supplements to whole, raw superfoods
  • How to listen to your cravings to discover and correct your nutrient deficiencies
  • Why Salt is your friend, Supplements not so much
  • Alcoholics and Sugar as a metaphor for Junk Food Addictions
  • Managing Guru Advice and Upgrading to Your Own Body’s Wisdom
  • Cacao, Coffee & Caffeine – Beyond the Myths
  • Learn how very careful David is in sourcing the raw superfoods for the SunFire Super Foods brand

 

Watch/listen on blip tv: http://blip.tv/thedavidfavor/2011-02-09-practical-high-performance-health-practices-4834293

 

 
Here are a few notes I made to help guide you through the audio/video:

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Is Cacao Bad For You?

cacao powder

cacao powder

Now that raw food is entering more and more of mainstream consciousness, we’re seeing people dissing raw food or parts of a raw food diet.  It’s almost like there’s a round-robin in the media using the fear and panic of “Is [insert food] bad for you?”

We’ve already talked about the Agave Nectar media frenzy.  Now there seems to be a frenzy brewing about raw cacao.

At this point, I’m not even going to go into detail about why raw cacao IS good for you (but go ahead and check out some of the info we have about the quality of the raw cacao we carry and how helpful the cacao is in the Chocolate Bliss Super Food mix).

Right now I want to talk about how to manage the media frenzies that are bound to come up (and also any other advice or opinions you’re likely to hear from your friends, family, neighbors, doctors, government, etc).

I believe that there are lots of great approaches to life and to food and to health.  How do you know what’s best for you and your body in this moment of time given your current status and requirements? Experiment.  Follow your inner guidance (that gut feeling) of what to try out because it sounds good to you.  Then pay attention to how you feel.  If you feel good or even better, keep doing that “experiment” until something changes. Read the rest of this entry »