Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, difficult, or unrealistic! God wants us to enjoy our lives and a significant part of that is spent eating. We have to look past all the misguided information out there on what it means to truly eat healthy, and go back to the basics – what God created for us to consume. One of my biggest thrills is teaching students and clients that they can eat nutrient-dense and amazingly delicious foods that have been created to help their bodies thrive! Choosing foods that are organic, non-GMO, pasture-raised, nutrient-dense, living and whole can change your world of food! Instead of foods that deplete life from you, these foods will give life, energize you, rebuild and restore cells and hormones, but most of all, they will allow you to live in the overflow of divine health! You’ll never go back to your old way of eating. Enjoy these recipes from my kitchen that are not only healthy, but easy and delicious.

Intense Chocolate Truffles

What You Need:

1 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw coconut oil
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup coconut cream (canned), or heavy cream

Your choice of coconut sugar, shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips, or cocoa powder (for rolling)

What You Do:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the coconut oil, honey, and coconut cream together until well blended.
  2. Add the cocoa powder until it’s incorporated thoroughly and isn’t lumpy.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. Place a couple tablespoons of your choice of topping in a bowl.
  5. Roll the truffle dough into bite size drops, then roll in the topping.
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Lattes (Hot or Iced)

What You Need:

6 cups double-strength brewed coffee*
1 cup organic heavy cream OR 2 cups organic whole milk
1 cup organic cane sugar (or coconut sugar)
1 teaspoon organic vanilla
3 organic cinnamon sticks 

* Double up on the coffee grounds needed for 6 cups of regular coffee.

What You Do:

  1. In the slow cooker, add the hot coffee and sugar. Stir until sugar is almost completely dissolved.Slowly add in the cream and/or whole milk in a stream stirring constantly.
  2. Once everything is blended, add the cinnamon sticks.
  3. Cook on HIGH for approximately 3 hours. I find different slow cookers heat differently, so you may not need the full 3 hours or it may start separating.
  4. Serve lattes in mugs and top with whipped cream, if desired.
  5. These can also be turned into iced lattes by allowing the liquid to cool and serving over ice.

Next week we will post nutritious Main Dish recipes.  Be sure not to miss out on these ideas for adding to your recipe box.

Kari Newsom is a Certified Health and Nutrition Consultant/Author/Blogger, and Founder of Living Strong Health and Wellness. She holds certifications as a Wellness Coach, in Fitness Nutrition, and as a Personal Fitness Chef (CWC, CFNC, and CPFC).

 

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