3rd day on recovering from adrenal fatigue

I respected my sleep program but my sleep was really poor.

I function like a zombie today.

 

Nut free raw food bars

That’s something I’m very interested in!

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My 5yr old has been enjoying store bought raw food bars that contain nuts.

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For school next year I wanted to make ones that tasted the same but are nut free.

Nut free raw food bars

1/4 cup of mixed seeds (chia, flaxseed, pepita and sunflower)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
5 organic dates
1/4 cup of cacao powder
3 tablespoons of panela

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In your blender, thermomajig or coffee grinder reduce your mixed seeds to a meal.

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1/4 cup of seed will create aprox. a heaped 1/2 cup of meal

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In a food processor blitz the pitted dates till they are paste then add the seed meal and combine well. Add the other ingredients and process until a wet paste it formed.

Using a lid container, lined with food wrap.

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Press the mix into the lid until very firmly packed.

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Turn out and refrigerate until set. This mix makes aprox…

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Leftovers

I like all the colors in that bowl!

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Just a quick post today to share why I love summer gardening season and the gorgeous raw food creations we can make with fresh food. David’s been working only five minutes away from home this week, which means we get to have lunch together. Yesterday, I made a raw almond mock “tuna” pâté (complete with homegrown lovage instead of celery and the first green pepper of the season), and featured it over freshly picked salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, chives, and edible flowers from the garden, along with carrots and beets from a local farm:

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And today, we had the leftovers, made into something completely different:

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Bouquet picked this morning, plus nori wraps filled with leftover nut pâté, carrots and another cucumber, and then tree collard wraps filled with nut pâté, avocado, fresh tomato, carrots and cukes. We spread a little umeboshi plum paste on the wraps at lunch for a…

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Dairy-free sour cream (Vegan, raw)

Delicious Dietitian

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Photo credit: http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2014/03/how-to-make-mind-blowing-vegan-sour-cream/

Amy:

I fed this to my hubby and he looked at me with surprise in his eyes and said “wow…I’m actually impressed how close that is to real sour cream!”…and then polished off the entire batch.  It’s delicious, easy and you can make it in your own kitchen in about 5 minutes!

Based from: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/02/05/my-favourite-vegan-chili-with-homemade-sour-cream/

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cashews (either raw or roasted and unsalted)

1/4 – 1/2 cup water (if you soak them, you’ll need less)

2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Dash of salt

Directions:

1. Ideally….soak the cashews in water for 4-12 hours in the fridge to soften them up.  Drain. I didn’t soak mine the first time I made this. It still tastes great but the texture won’t be totally smooth.

2. Add all ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth.  Scrap down the sides a few times.  Adjust the water and lemon…

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First day on recovering from adrenal fatigue path

 

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I definitely felt a difference after 10 hours of sleep.

The morning was much more smooth with no upsets or rushing feelings.

However, afternoon caught me. I felt just my old me, dead tired.

Well, I didn’t expect a huge difference from a night of 10 hours sleep. I’m happy I’ve seen some difference so I’ll keep going.

The most difficult thing for me to do is to unplug myself from DOING. Even when I’m resting I’m DOING something … watching a movie, reading, etc. Or, worst, I’m craving sweets lots of sugar. …

Adrenal fatigue – my attempts to fight it

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I have tried to place myself into the normal range of population by attempting to sleep 7-8 hours a night. It finally became obvious for me that 7-8 hours a night it’s not enough. Not for me. Who says I am a normal person? Given the extraordinary levels of stress I have been living through in the last 5 years … I think I’m far from being a person with a normal health. I’m pretty sure I have moderate to severe adrenal fatigue.

So, here it is I’ll do my best to put 10 hours of sleep into my schedule for the next 30 days and see what will happen.

Along with my other trials and errors in relation to supplements and exercise I’ll have some conclusions in the following months.

I’ll keep posting my progress, my failures and my successes.

 

 

Beet Kvass – benefits and recipe

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There is nothing earthier than a glass of beet kvass!  

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Even better when you have made it yourself and feel a sense of accomplishment as you lovingly gaze at the beauty of your creation LOL!

Kvass originated in Russia and was traditionally made with stale sourdough rye bread. It was known to have great immune boosting qualities, and although it wasn’t an alcoholic drink, it was similar to beer in taste. Kvass can also be made with beets, and traditional homes in the Ukraine always had a bottle on hand.

The health benefits of lacto-fermented foods are undeniable and becoming ever more popular among health conscious families today. Beets are truly a super-food with an extensive nutritional arsenal and when fermented, the nutritional value increases.

A few benefits of Beet Kvass:

  • A tonic for the blood and liver
  • Alkalizes the blood
  • Helps to prevent heart disease, stroke and even…

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