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Friday, May 2, 2014

Best Grain-free Pancakes Ever!



These are hands down the best grain free pancakes I've ever made!

For Pancake Mix:
-1 Cup Almond Flour
-1 Cup Garbanzo Bean Flour
-1 Cup Flax Seed Meal
-3 Tbsp Swerve
-3 Tbsp Baking Powder (aluminum Free)
-1 Tsp Salt

Combine thoroughly and store in sealed jar for whenever you're in the mood for pancakes!

For Batter:
-1 Cup Pancake Mix
- 3/4 Cup Milk (almond, coconut, organic cow's)
-2 Tbsp Oil (I use coconut)
-1 Organic Egg

Mix all ingredients together and let it sit for a minute while you heat up a pancake pan with coconut oil. 1 Cup of mix makes about 6 medium sized pancakes. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maximized Meditation!

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I wanted to let you guys know about an awesome meditation program from Centerpointe Research Institute. I've been using this program for almost two years now, and during that time I've enjoyed some incredible positive changes in mental clarity, awareness, and quality of life. If you're interested in learning more about the powerful benefits of meditation and the Holosync program specifically join us on Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm at West Cobb Chiropractic for a workshop!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Makin' Banana Pancakes


I am a lover of the little things. The little routines, traditions, rituals and songs of daily life warm my soul and make me happy to be alive. One of these little things are Sunday morning pancakes. What could be better than a cute mug full of hot, black, organic coffee and a stack of grain free perfectly fluffed pancakes? This past fall every Sunday morning was spent trying to find the perfect pumpkin pancake recipe and not every one was a success. In fact there were more failures than winners. Several times I ended up making muffins because the batter was so uncooperative. This recipe, however, is a winner! 
  • 1 and 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ripe banana (or 1/2 cup organic pumpkin)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Swerve (optional) 
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl with a hand mixer until fully incorporated. Heat up coconut oil on a flat cast iron skillet (this is my favorite pan for pancakes- also tortilla making) and pour batter into small/medium pancakes. I find that the first few pancakes never come out perfect, but around #3 you should be good to go! 




Chia Superfood Energy Bars


These bars were inspired by a trip to Harry's (Whole Foods) for a cold coconut water after a Bikram Yoga class(105 degrees for 90 minutes). I was looking through the bulk snack food section, saw some chia based snack bars, read through the ingredient list and said "I can totally make these myself". So I grabbed some dates (which I normally don't keep around because they are pretty high in sugar) and headed home. I googled chia bars looking for a recipe and didn't find one I was thrilled about so I decided to wing it. Here's what happened...

9-10 pitted medjool dates
1/3 cup white chia seeds
1/4 cup black chia seeds
1/3 cup hemp hearts
handful raw walnuts
handful raw cashews
handful raw sunflower seeds
handful golden flax meal
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp hemp oil
2 tbsp coconut manna (which is AMAZING by the way find it here)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place everything in the Vita-Mix and process until until thoroughly combined. Grease a glass pyrex dish with coconut oil and empty the sweet, nutty mix into container. Press down tightly so there are no bumps, cover and chill over night. In the morning cut into square or bars and enjoy!

After making these I thought of all kinds of other fun stuff you could add: goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut shreds/flakes, pecans, pistachios... the possibilities are endless!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cozy Root Vegetable Soup


I've made this delightful soup twice in the last week!

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper, oregano
  • olive oil 
  • 2 boxes chicken broth
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken (breast or thighs)
  • 4-5 kale leaves
Step 1: 
Peel, chop and roast veggies at 425 for 30 minutes or until you can get a fork through it the tough veggies. 

Step 2: 
Boil chicken in filtered water until cooked through then shred. 

Step 3: 
Pour broth (except for 1 cup) into large soup pot with handfuls of the dried spices (I'm bad with measurements- I just do what tastes good).  Add in the chicken shreds and start to warm. 

Step 4: 
Take your roasted veggies (excluding onions and garlic) and put half of them into the soup. The other half, place in high power blender with the 1 cup of broth and blend thoroughly. 

Step 5:
Add in pureed veggies to the rest of the soup along with your chopped up kale leaves. Heat everything together for 10 minutes and then serve! 

This was wonderful when served with Kim's Southern Style Biscuits!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October = Pumpkin Cheesecake


It's the most wonderful time of the year! FALL <3 What better way is there to celebrate than with a healthy pumpkin cheesecake? I've tweaked a few things on a recipe from Maria Emmerich and my version got rave reviews.

Crust:
11/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup Swerve
1 cup coconut oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 free range egg
pinch of sea salt
*add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and a few drops of liquid stevia to make it a chocolate crust!

Filling:
2 bars organic neufch√Ętel cheese or cream cheese
1 can organic pumpkin
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tbsp cinnamon (or more to taste)
3/4 cup swerve
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 free range eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all crust ingredients and evenly press down in to pie pan and up the sides. Bake crust by itself for 15 minutes and remove.

Whip together cream cheese and swerve. Add in pumpkin,spices and vanilla, combine thoroughly. Add in one egg at a time until full incorporated. Taste to see if it needs any added sweetener or spice.

Pour batter over crust and bake for 45-55 minutes until center is set. Best after chilled for a few hours!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Green Smoothie!



Every single day we need to eat AT LEAST 5 servings of vegetables. Most people need up to 15 servings (especially those fighting disease or elderly) to maintain proper nutrition. A great way to incorporate more greens is by throwing them all in a smoothie! Here is an idea of a great green smoothie. There are endless combinations!


  • celery
  • green apple
  • kale
  • spinach
  • broccoli 
  • cucumber
  • grated fresh ginger root 
  • lemon juice 
  • coconut water
  • frozen pineapple
  • frozen strawberries 
I don't measure anything so i just chop up a handful of each veggie or fruit, throw it in the vitamix, add a splash of lemon juice, a TBSP or so of grated ginger and cover the blades with coconut water and turn it on for at least a minute.