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Raw vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls! AKA 5 minute cookies!!!

Raw vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls! AKA 5 minute cookies!!!health bites 1
 
Total Time: 5 minutes
 
Yield: 2 dozen bites
 
 
These healthy oatmeal cookie balls are delicious knock off  of oatmeal cookies. I was inspired to make these after watching a video the other day with a young boy (adorable lil guy) eating a store bought health bar! Those are great as long as you read the labels however I prefer to always make my own treats:)The honey is rich in enzymes and all the ingredients are natural and organic!
Ingredients
 
6 dates (pitted)
a few (a small handful) un sulfured dried golden raisins
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
½ cup organic finely shredded coconut
¾ cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 Cup walnuts (OPTIONAL)
2TB raw honey
2 tsp of each of the following
cinnamon 
maca root powder
holy basil
Instructions
 
Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl or a food processor adding the chocolate chips last. Stick the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until the nut mixture has chilled and firmed up slightly.
With damp hands, form 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball, squeezing it until about 1-inch wide and very compact. Chill the cookie balls until ready to serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to snack on throughout the week.
Notes
 
These healthy dessert balls have lots of great ingredients for your skin, hormones, blood sugar and the holy basil powder makes them have a calming effect! Replace the raw honey with maple syrup and you have vegan oatmeal cookies! Be sure and pin these or share them on your social media:)health bites 2

Why I no longer take on clients who consume pork! The pineal gland connection!

In order to be the light you must eat and drink the light! Eating things like pork and red meat simply do not allow for the pineal gland to work effectively!

What is the pineal gland? The pineal gland is a pine cone shaped gland of the endocrine system. A structure of the diencephalon of the brain. It produces several important hormones including melatonin.

Below is a list of things that inhibit the pineal gland from functioning properly!
The items listed below calcifies the gland and makes it no longer effective in balancing the entire hormonal processes through the body.

1) Detox the body of mercury and other heavy metals!
My suggestion is to consume foods such as chlorella, wheatgrass, spiraling, and green juices daily! Some studies have shown cilantro consumed daily can help remove mercury from the brain as well. DO NOT think if you are juicing daily that you have this covered! You don’t friends!

2. Avoid Fluoride both in toothpaste and in water!
We already know fluoride ruins the thyroid function! But did you know it effects pineal gland function? Avoid it at all costs. It calcifies the pineal tissue and basically shuts the gland down.

3. Consume ONLY organic NON GMO foods – many pesticides are pineal gland toxins.

4. STOP the use of drugs alcohol and smoking!
Naturally these need to go along with the emotional attachments to them. Many including myself believe the use of these two substances to issues of self worth or unresolved trauma.

5. The healing of the heart and working through feelings of anger and hurt
This method raises the vibration on a cellular level this is a useful advantage for when we start to decalcify the pineal gland.

6. AVOID toxins at all costs!
These include items such as artificial sweeteners that contain aspartame, refined sugar, deodorants containing aluminum, cleaning chemicals, dental mouthwashes and air fresheners.

7. Stop consuming meat especially pork and red meats!
This one is huge and why I refuse to now take on clients who consume foods such as pork! It simply does not allow for energy to flow freely! The toxicity and density of meat will pose challenges and we want to make the work of cleansing the body and the glands as easy as possible!

I can always tell if a client has consumed pork or red meat when I get a message or speak with them on the phone. They always seem to have elevated anxiety and not be as clear! There is a very distinct reason for this! Be aware that pork is filled with toxicity and disease and will not only effect the physical cleansing of the body but also ones spiritual connection!

Remember, I only want the very best for you! Andrea L Cox

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You have everything you need inside of you!

Hi there:) I wanted to share with you a story that I hope inspires you to know that you have everything you need inside of you to succeed.

After having my first experience in the boxing ring:)

After having my first experience in the boxing ring:)

This morning I took my first boxing lesson. I arrived five minutes late and was not in the most chipper of moods. The instructor was a close to 300 pound former professional boxer who trains professional MMA fighters and boxers today. He wrapped my hands in this long pink bandage stuff, told me my nails would need clipped if I continued to take his class and placed a set of boxing gloves on my hands. He then told me I would be punching at him since it was my first class. What happened next blew my mind and everyone else’s. I began hitting…hard….VERY hard! These were not girl punches he said, these were “knock out punches” “strong punches! Punches I didn’t know I had in me!

About ten minutes in he asked me “where I had been boxing at before here”, “nowhere I said, he thought I was lying! “I think I’m pissed off” I said. He asked me what I was pissed off about and gave me the freedom to say it out loud. I looked around at the packed room and then back at him. I took a side jab so strong it almost knocked him to the ground and then it began.

I screamed while punching! I began punching harder and I was getting faster. As the flood gates opened I knew I had found a new addiction! I was born for this I said! It turns out my forward jabs and upper cuts were very strong and my ability to transition between the different styles of punching was extremely fast. So fast that as he danced around the room holding two protectors against his face I was “to punch” he could not escape me and I did not miss a single punch!!!:)))

When he stuck me on the speed bag that he said would be “difficult for a while and that some people never get the hang of”, I nailed it! I had that speed bag bouncing off my fists like it was a hacky sack! He looked at me with the most honest eyes I have ever seen and said “you sweetheart are a little bad ass”…with tears streaming down my face, I thanked him!

As the tears fell and I screamed out my frustrations at this man I had met moments before I was reminded of what life is about. Our ability to transition from one situation to another and our choice to not “react” in the moment is what really carries us through to the breath taking exhilarating moments and I for one LIVE for those moments!

Spend a year with me!

Hey there! So its that time of year again where as we approach the holidays and another New Year that we set the intention of doing better, feeling better and yes looking better! I wanted to offer you something that will ultimately change the way you look, feel and change the outlook on your entire life for the next year! I wanted to give you something that many people ask me for but that to be honest I don’t usually take them up on! Its something so personal and so intimate that I only take on twelve people for the entire year!

The year long intensive is me helping you for an entire year! Three calls per week and if needed daily check ins via text and phone! During the three calls per week we will not only keep you on track but also help you to break through any and all plateaus you are or will struggle with in the future!

 
Here are the benefits!
 
1) You have me the entire year! I’m your personal coach the entire time, through every season and during any and every issue that pops up (and they will pop up)! You can reach out to me at any time as you will have my personal cell number! Our weekly calls or Skype consultations will keep you completely in line both with your food and your personal struggles!
 
2) It is impossible to not reach your goal and to stay there for good on this program! The success rate  my clients have had with this program is  99% success! In fact, Ive actually had clients loose too much weight and have to pause the program for a month or so! Thats perfectly fine and we just pick up where we left off.
 
3) We cover a new total body cleanse for each changing season! I know right! YAY!!! Bring the cleansing on!
 
4) You receive 15% off any up coming retreats during the year of 2015 and you automatically have a reservation!
 
5) You receive 15% off all Healthy Haven products, books and programs for the entire year!

I really wanted to be able to offer something very similar to the program I offer at my private retreats that cost thousands, to all of you without the big price tag! As a bonus I’m throwing a twenty minute consultation in right away! I want you to be able to prepare this weekend for your new lifestyle! This way you have all the tools to begin right away! 

This will go fast…so if you E-mail me back at andrea@thehealthyhaven.net and do not get a response that only means all spots have been filled. You are more than welcome to private message me if that happens, and if you are EXTREMELY interested…I may be able to fit 1 more of you in.

Remember, I only want the very best for you! Make it an AMAZING healthy day!
Andrea L Cox

Andrea Cox

Tips for visiting your local Asian market!

Are you scared to visit your local Asian market? Don’t be!

Hey everyone! So II wanted to share with you three simple tips on shopping at your local Asian market! I think you’ll find that it can be quite the delicious experience! 

TIP#1 DON’T BE SCARED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW!
You will find interesting vegetables and fruit at your Asian market! A few of my favorites are Durian fruit, jack fruit and bamboo shoots! Don’t be afraid to try these healthy foods and introduce them to your family! They are both delicious and FULL of nutrients!

Tip#2 READ LABELS CAREFULLY AND WASH EVERYTHING! 
Lets face it folks this stuff is coming from another Country! It’s important to read the labels for things like soy and to thoroughly wash ALL produce before consuming!

Tip#3 BRING A HAND TOWEL FOR YOUR CART!
YEP! You heard me right! Most Asian markets seem to be Universally dirty! I don’t have a clue as to why this is but Ive been in them in Ohio, San Diego and Orange County and they were all filthy! My advice is to bring a wet towel and wipe out the entire cart or simply bring your own recycled bags to use in the cart. 

Here are just  few of my favorite finds at my local Asian market!
Asian Pears
Dragon fruit
Jack fruit (not a huge fan)
Durian (my favorite)
young coconuts
Lychees 
Bamboo shoots

Check out my Durian video:  CLICK HERE

Well I hope this helps you venture out and try new things at the asian market! Below are a few pictures of my yummy Durian, Coconuts and a little “Asian market mascot” named Lou Lou!!!


If you are reading this and know someone that can potentially benefit from this news letter, please SHARE via your social media! They will be thankful and so will I! :)

Remember, I only want the very best for you!

Andrea L Cox

Think you can’t grow long beautiful hair?

Think you can’t grow long beautiful hair? Think again! This is my amazing stylist and myself after a 6 inch cut! I go to her to get trims and I eat dirt! Yep! I eat my breakfast blend clay formula!

Hair growth has very little to do with protein (yes I know what “they say”) and EVERYTHING to do with minerals! If the body is clogged with dead animal protein from one consuming too much of it than the hair, simply will not grow! Minerals are also something you want to get from NATURAL sources! NOT supplements! I eat my clay formula daily and just had six inches cut off my hair! Notice, its to my waist!

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Purple is the HOT new color this season!

They say purple is the HOT new color this season! I prefer to eat my colors over wearing them:) Shredded green and purple cabbage with chopped dates and my spicy tahini dressing! On top I sprouted the wheat berries. This is VERY cleansing for the body!
 
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TWO AMAZING RAW VEGAN “VICE CREAM” RECIPES BY ANDREA COX!

My daily habit is helping my clients and myself lose weight:) Guess what…IT’S EATING ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST! Raw, vegan, gluten free and dairy free “vice cream”! I’ve gotten such a beautiful response from all of the people that are in the FLOW that I thought I would share two of my FAVORITE “vice cream” recipes with you!

 

 Remember BOTH of these recipes are organic, gluten free, dairy free and raw vegan!

Whoever said vegans have nothing to eat should be punished. Possibly by being forced to watch us devour this masterpiece!

RECIPE #1 Matcha, mint, wild jungle peanut butter “vice creme” with vegan chocolate chips!

4-6 FROZEN BANANAS

1TB MATCHA GREEN TEA

FRESH MINT OR 3-4 DROPS OF ORGANIC MINT OIL

2-3 HEAPING TB OF WILD JUNGLE PEANUT BUTTER

1-2 FRESH DATES

50-60 VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIPS (ITS NOT A LOT IF YOU SE THE MINIATURE CHIPS)

Blend all ingredients then using only half of the vegan chocolate chips. Sprinkle the rest on top of the vice cream”!

Raw vegan banana ice cream!

Raw vegan banana ice cream!

4-6 FROZEN BANANASMATCHA ice cream!RECIPE #2 Banana “vice creme” with wild jungle peanut butter topped with bullet proof coffee chocolate covered coffee beans! TOTAL FOODGASM!

1-2 FRESH DATES

1/2 CUP OF BULLET PROOF COCOA COVERED EXPRESSO BEANS (YUM)

2 HEAPING TB OF WILD JUNGLE PEANUT BUTTER!!!

Blend all ingredients then using only half of the expresso beans. Pour into a jar or bowl and sprinkle the rest of the beans on op! Devour without shame or guilt:)

Its my anniversary!

Today is a special anniversary for me:)
Ten years ago I made a pact with myself on this very day to go raw vegan! I never looked back! At the age of 25, I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired!

The first eight years I stayed 100% raw. During the last two years I invited small amounts of cooked food in. 

I DON’T BELIEVE in labels! Not at all! I will say this. I feel best eating a 100% raw diet! It just works for me! It feels good! People tell me I look good and that I GLOW!

Today I made another pack with myself! I made a pack to place myself first. I made a pack to begin creating my raw master pieces every weekend so I’m able to stay raw. 
sxWhen you find something that truly works for you….you just, DO IT!

Ten beautiful years ago, I found my calling and I ended a cycle of abuse that took the form of an eating disorder that almost killed me.

Today, I’m proud to be known as “The Detox Queen”, “Raw food celebrity chef” and the “Queen of juice”! I earned every single one of those titles and wear them proud!

What appeared to be “a crazy fad” in my small town of Ohio has become my life’s calling!

I truly believe that our health is our wealth! You better bet that I’m here to get the word out and to change the World! One juice at a time♡♡♡

What I ate today on my raw anniversary:)
Watermelon rind juice, fresh local raspberries, date melon salad, coconut turmeric wraps and raw dark chocolate:) Food fit for a Queen♡♡♡SEXY FOOD

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