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Universe Drink

Before moving down south to sunnier  Sarasota, Florida, we lived in Ponte Vedra and often ate at a wonderful little organic, raw food cafe in St Augustine called The Present Moment. They gave me permission to post one or two of their recipes when I was there, so I thought I would start with this one. It has antioxidant-rich raw cacao, the ancient Chinese superfruit goji powder, and hormone-balancing maca root powder...

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Singing Canary

The Singing Canary has become a regular part of my morning routine several times/week since my poor adrenals are still on the mend. Decades of abuse can take years to repair and my adrenals are apparently among the last of my body parts to fully heal.

Their Facebook post gives you all the details, but I made a few little changes...

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Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

In spite of its name, buckwheat is not actually wheat at all.  It's a gluten-free, wheat-free and grain-free fruit seed that is known for its blood pressure and cholesterol lowering effects. It is a complete protein, containing all 8 essential amino acids.  Taking the extra step to sprout buckwheat helps to breakdown the anti-nutrients and hard-to-digest components of the seed and at the same time, helps to release highly beneficial nutrients. 

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Toasted Coconut Squares

The secret ingredient in this recipe is coconut butter.  It's creamy texture really adds oomph to these otherwise pretty basic "larabar"-style snacks. If you haven't yet tried coconut cream or coconut butter then you're definitely missing out!  I eat a spoonful almost daily to satiate my sweet tooth.  In addition to other benefits, coconut butter is rich in lauric acid, which is shown to boost immunity and destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Personally, I prefer coconut cream from Tropical TraditionsArtisana is good as well...

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Why Eat Organic?

"Organic food can be difficult to find."  "It is so expensive!"  "It doesn't look as nice as the conventional versions."  "Organic, grass-fed meat tastes weird and is difficult to cook."  "Organic food seems to have a shorter shelf life."  "Recent studies indicate organic produce isn't any healthier."  "It's a luxury fad for the wealthy."  "Again, it's too expensive!"

We can make a conscious decision to pay for our health now with wise food choices and lifestyle modifications or we can choose to pay in the future as we take on the financial burden of fighting disease.  Many Americans see food simply as a means to satisfying their appetites. If we, instead, view food as nourishment and fuel for our body's innate ability to heal itself then we begin to understand the importance of really considering every bite we consume.

Here are the facts...

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