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Kale & Coconut chip Recipes! Why you should make your own!

Hi Beautiful Health Warrior

Lately I’ve been getting a ton of questions from you guys about kale chips and coconut chips! They are snacks that are highly available on the market today with a hefty little price tag! I’m answering your questions below

1) Are they healthy? Well kale chips and coconut chips are healthy however the store bought brands are often laden with both sodium & fat!

2) Do I make my own? I do! They are pictured below and I guarantee you they are 100 times better tasting than any you can get in the store! I tend to make these on my “Food prep Sundays”! I’m shooting a video series on "Food Prep Sundays" right now!


 

My kale & coconut chips-)

Kale & coconut chips are EASY to make yourself! Just do it! I know you can!

 

 

Andrea's SUPER CHEESY kale chips!
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to every 1/2 head of kale
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt or pink Himalayan sea salt
  •  (optional) 1TB of sweet miso Directions:
  1. I actually pre heat my dehydrator to about 118 degrese

    Beautiful Kale!

    Kale is FULL of minerals!

  2. Some people remove the stems. If you choose to, you can save the stems for your morning juice. I leave my stems on however. Wash and spin the kale until thoroughly dry.
  3. Add kale leaves into a large bowl. Massage in the coconut oil and sweet miso until all the nooks and crannies are coated. Now sprinkle on the spices/seasonings and toss to combine.
  4. Spread out the kale onto the prepared dehydrating sheet. Be sure not to overcrowd the kale. Just like men~It needs space:)
  5. Dehydrate for one hour, rotate the kale & then place it back into the dehydrator for 1 more hour until the kale begins to firm up. The kale will look shrunken, but this is normal.
  6. Cool the kale on the sheet for 3 minutes before DEVOURING! This really makes all the difference! Enjoy immediately as they lose their crispiness over time.

Feel free to make these in an oven too! Just keep the oven at about 300F and watch them closely! I bake mine in the oven for about 25 minutes total!


 Andrea's MINERAL RICH coconut chips!

Guess what~I shot a video for this recipe while visiting my sisters home in Arizona! Enjoy it here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYEBfLE8PXQ

Yummy coconut chips!

Yummy coconut chips!

I hope all of you will begin making your own kale and coconut chips after reading this news letter/blog post! It really is the healthier more money conscious way to go!

Have a beautiful Wednesday & be well my little health warriors! Feel free to share this blog post~News letter with your social media! Let me know when you do! I just love that! 


PURDAY GIRL

                                                                Who is Andrea Cox?
Andrea L Cox is the owner of  The Healthy Haven & www.alkalizewithandrea.com  (Detox, Yoga, Juice fast & Raw Food Educational Retreats!)

Andrea is a fitness model turned health coach who has written two books on the raw vegan healthy detoxing lifestyle! Known as "The Detox Queen" She has taken the media by storm & has an impressive social media following with her YouTube channel surpassing 2 million views & her personal Facebook page alone having 20,000 people! 

Andrea has appeared on numerous news stations TV shows and magazine publications in her home town of Dayton Ohio and now where she lives in San Diego! She has also had national media coverage! Her retreats have become a destination health vacation for several Hollywood celebrities! 

Andrea's online detox programs may be found at www.thehealthyhaven.net

Andrea's retreats can be found at www.alkalizewithandrea.com

If you’ve not checked out Andrea's Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter yet FOLLOW her below!!! She would love to see you there! 

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Five reasons to eat figs!

Ahhhh FIGS! Figs have long been touted upon as being the fruit that represents ABUNDANCE, FERTILITY & SWEETNESS! No wonder they are my favorite food out of EVERY food on the planet!

Look at this DIVINE plate of fresh figs! They are in season in the winter months here in California and I absolutely LOVE them! In fact, I've been known to consume them daily! The early Olympic athletes used figs as a training food! Fresh Figs were also presented as a prize to the winners, becoming the first Olympic “medal.” Just three large plump fresh figs contain only roughly 130 calories (if you follow me you know calories don't matter anyway)! They also contain 5.5 grams of dietary fiber! That's more fiber than one cup of oatmeal!

This was a pre~yoga late brunch meal for me today!!! For me, there is nothing quite like a plate of organic figs from my local farmer! This is one of my favorite fruits of the season! I love to sprinkle them with ginger cinnamon and a little bit of Celtic Sea salt for a late afternoon pre-dinner delight! Enjoy this delicious raw vegan scrumptious treat on an EMPTY stomach for optimal digestion!

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FIVE REASON TO EAT FIGS!

1) Figs are FULL of vitamins & minerals including vitamins A, K and vitamin C!

2) They can be used a s a fat replacement in baked goods~without the fat!

3) They taste SO GOOD! If you've not tried figs I encourage you to do so! They are considered to be a "sweet" fruit! Much like a date~ they are like eating candy!

4) They are high in fiber and provide AMAZING digestive properties!

5) Figs are great for your ovaries ladies! Yep thats right! If you look closely at a fig when split open you will see they look a bit like the ovaries as well!

In Rome figs are considered to be restorative! They are believed to increase the strength & known to maintain the health of the elderly! Figs also are believed to make the elderly look younger with fewer wrinkles!

So lets be more like the Romans and eat a plethora of fresh figs while they are in season! If you're like me, you'll be find a way to sneak the dried whens during the summer too! Enjoy!


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Andrea L Cox is the owner of www.thehealthyhaven.net & www.alkalizewithandrea.com She is a fitness model turned health coach who has written two books on the raw vegan healthy lifestyle and detoxification! Andrea has appeared on numerous news stations TV shows and magazine publications. She runs yoga juice cleanse retreats both in San Diego and Mexico! Her You Tube channel is approaching close to 2Million views. Her website for retreats is www.alkalizewithandrea.com Her other programs may be found at www.thehealthyhaven.net

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Have a beautiful Sunday & don't forget to drink your juice!

 

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Ten minute Pumpkin fig chia cocoa cookies!

Hey everyone! Wow am I hearing A LOT about pumpkin! Is it just me or does every Holiday revolve around pumpkin these days? I like pumpkin just as much as the next person but geese!

If you're anything like me you also have noticed it's FIG SEASON! I LOVE figs! So much so that I ate them every day last year while they were in season! YEP!

In this recipe up on my blog TODAY I combine the best of both worlds! I didn't quite know what to call them so I just called them what they are "Pumpkin Fig Chia cookies"!!! The suprize bitter and salty component in these will rock your taste buds! I took these to a party last week and they were gone within ten minutes!

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This recipe is also in the dessert section of my book coming out January 1st Sexy on Salads!!! Enjoy!

Ten minute Pumpkin fig chia cocoa cookies!

2 Cups dried figs soaked for 2-3 hours in good water

1 Fresh Fig (Ripe)

3 TB chia seeds (not soaked)

4-5 TB of Cocoa nibs (I prefer SunFood) 

2 Cups & 2 TB dried coconut shreds

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice (HA gotcha didn't I ~ You thought I was using real pumpkin!:) Told you I'm burnt out on Pumpkin! 

a pinch of cayanne

1 tsp pink sea salt or any "good" quality rock salt

Step 1 Toss all of this yummy RAW ORGANIC goodness into a food processor and blend! You may slowly add some of the liquid used to soak the figs in as well! This will provide the moisture to the cookies. Don't pour too much:) If you do, you will simply add more shredded coconut to dry the recipe up a bit! 

Step 2 Take spoon full of your mixture into your hands and form into balls. Once the balls are formed split into three groups and place into three different plastic bags.

Step 3 Once the balls are in each bag you will want to take one cup of chia and pour into one bag. Next take shredded coconut (one cup) into another bag. For the last bag take one cup of large crushed keltic sea salt! Shake the balls in each bag until each ball is covered in the different ingredient! 

EAT THOSE BALLS! YUMMY! EAT THEM WITHOUT SHAME OR GUILT KNOWING YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR BODY LIVE FOOD THAT WILL HEAL YOU ON A CELLULAR LEVEL! Trust me~ I know stuff:)

 



Want vitamin C? Eat an orange!

Andrea L Cox Owner of The Healthy Haven & Alkalize with Andrea Detox retreats


Andrea L Cox is the owner of www.thehealthyhaven.net & www.alkalizewithandrea.com She is a fitness model turned health coach who has written two books on the raw vegan healthy lifestyle and detoxification! Andrea has appeared on numerous news stations TV shows and magazine publications. She runs yoga juice cleanse retreats both in San Diego and Mexico! Her You Tube channel is approaching close to 2Million views. Her website for retreats is www.alkalizewithandrea.com Her other programs may be found at www.thehealthyhaven.net

If you’ve not checked out my Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter yet FOLLOW me below!!! I would love to see you there!  

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/andrea.l.cox2

Twitter https://twitter.com/RAWChefAndrea

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCninCDtTdPxxEL64dbCya8A

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rawchefandrea/

Have a beautiful Sunday & don't forget to drink your juice!

7 Tips for Healthy Travel & Hotel Salad Video!

Hey there Healthy Haven peeps:) I've got something SO special for you! Ive been traveling like crazy! In the past two weeks I've been in San Diego, LA, Napa Valley, Berkley and Mexico! WOSA! Being that I'm from Ohio, I'm a bit of a homebody. My boyfriend however really knows how to travel and does so with ease. I on the other hand pack the entire kitchen and seem to think I need 13 different black dresses for each trip:) 

Although he hasn't laughed at me to my face yet, my sweet William has made subtle suggestions to make my (our) travel time less stressful! 

1) Pack enough food to make one healthy dinner and one healthy breakfast!   The truth is you never know when you will get stuck in an airport or not have access to organic food. I once got stuck in Hawaii of all places and they are 150% sure to not allow so much as a cashew onto the flight when leaving! So far this is the only time I have ever had to toss some organic bananas. I like to pack the following! 

Green juice for the plane ride:)

Green juice for the plane ride:)

Dried fruit such as dates, a few bananas, a bag of spinach, a lemon, an avocado, the wraps you will see in the video below and a juice (tell them you have a special diet, they will wave a word over it and let you board). Yep, in 11 years Ive not one time had to toss the juice my friends! 

2) Opt out! Don't even get me started on this one! If you think that "microwave you're walking through is not radiating the crap out of you, think again! Ive always opted out and yes, so should you!

3) Take advantage of the hotel sauna and steam room! How could you think of skipping out on this? I am blessed to have an infrared sauna at home. That being said the first thing I ask when arriving at a hotel is "where is the sauna"? You paid good money for your room, use the facilities to your full advantage! 

Another option is always to grab a workout or swim at the hotels pool! Anything to get your lymphatic system pumping!

Another option is  to grab a workout or swim at the hotels pool! Anything to get your lymphatic system pumping!

4) Use Youtube exercise videos to workout every morning in your hotel room!  Oh boy how I love this tip I'm sharing with you! I actually have three videos that I love! They don't take up much time and are very easy! Check out "Walk away the pounds"! Just fifteen minutes and you're done! YAY!

5) Book hotels that use only hypo allergenic bedding and non toxic cleaning supplies! Another reason I LOVE to travel with the "man~pan~ion" is because he always picks the most unique and amazing hotels! It truly is the main reason he can peel me away from my kitchen! One thing most hotels have in common is the fact that they will bring you foam pillows instead of  feather pillows. Make this request when booking the room! Also ask them if they would please use a green cleaner in your room the day of your arrival. For just fifteen dollars more, many will abridge!

6) Take Vitamin C and magnesium in your carry on bag or purse! A must! When you travel by air you will most likely get anything and everything that is floating around on that plane! Look at it as you breathing in and exchanging everyones breath! Trust me when I tell you that vitamin C will wipe out any chance of you getting ill! The magnesium will relax you! WARNING: I'm not a fan of "EmergenC packs" take a closer look at the label:) 

Want vitamin C? Eat an orange!

Want vitamin C? Eat an orange!

 

7) Sleep whenever possible especially on the plane or in the car! There really is no better happy pill, beauty pill or health pill than sleep! Get all the sleep you can get! Heck~look at sleep as you collecting organic fruit or diamonds! They are both worth their weight in gold!

Meditation is a great way to settle the mind while traveling!

Meditation is a great way to settle the mind while traveling!

 

Detox pancake recipe & a success story!

Hi there beauties:) So I'm here in Mexico (again) and I just got done running an AMAZING VIP detox for a stunningly beautiful woman named Minerva! Minerva was Hands down one of my absolute favorite clients to ever do my detox program! Miss Minerva I like to call her! A wife, mother World traveler and speaker of truth!!! I love and adore this woman & wish she was my next door neighbor! 

To love what you do for a living is to have peace in your heart!!! This woman was sent from above and will forever be etched inside of my heart!!! Enjoy the photos of her retreat along with two versions of pancakes I know she will be whipping up! 

Miss Minerva's 3 day detox VIP retreat!

Let the 3 day detox begin!

Let the 3 day detox begin!

 

After a guided super market tour and a trip to trade in toxic cosmetics for paragon free goods! YAY! Minerva is 100% a girly girl! She LOVES all things about being a woman! 

The beautiful Minerva and I stayed out a bit too late after our trip to the grocery!

The beautiful Minerva and I stayed out a bit too late after our trip to the grocery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiting on my new favorite girl to get her colonic:) I was eating blueberries in the lobby while Miss Minerva was getting "cleaned out"!

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 Before she left, I took her a fresh coconut and made her a salad with organic soy-free tofu made from hemp! She loved it and I call that healthy travel food!!! 

travel food

 

Minerva left her 3 day detox GLOWING even more than when she walked in! I wrote about fears I was having prior to her coming that taught me a valuable lesson! The following is what I wrote on my Facebook wall after meeting this beautiful woman! 

Beautiful both inside and out!

Beautiful both inside and out!

"Today I had a VIP guest fly in from Texas to do a three day detox here in San Diego. As I went to greet her at the resort, I was a bit nervous. The truth is, as I've been speaking to her on the phone the past few months she reminded me a lot of myself. I'm not exactly easy to please and was beginning to fear if I would live up to her expectations.

I spent about an hour and a half with her and then returned this evening to teach her class. Within minutes she opened up to me and invited me to open up to her. Much like the last guest I had a month ago...I fell in love with her kind loving heart! Not only is she beautiful on the outside but also on the inside too!

On the drive home I began thinking "yes...we are a lot a like!" We are both "high maintinance women" with HUGE giving, loving honest hearts! Heck I'm proud to call myself "HM" for the first time in my life! To me high maintenance only means you demand people give you their very best and do the same for others! I'll take that title ANY day of the week!

Today was a beautiful day of two women from different cultures, different up bringing and different lives coming together to share, love and to heal!

 I am forever blessed to be able to LOVE what I do!"



 

A divine salad recipe! VEGAN and NON VEGAN PANCAKE RECIPES! YUM!

 
So here I am "chill~axing" in Mexico and I thought hmmm what would the beautiful friends at the Healthy Haven like to see this week? Then it hit me...some easy to digest recipes! Enjoy these favorites below!
 
Curry tofu with dried fruit and seeds!
1/2 C pineapple
1/3 C dried cranberries
1 of Andrea's "sticky balls" (dates, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds rolled into balls and dusted in dried coconut)
1/2 C hemp (soy free) tofu
1 tsp turmeric
1TB curry powder
1 TB hemp seeds
 
Combine tofu with curry, coconut oil and turmeric set aside.
cover a large plate with raw spinach, break up Andrea's sticky ball, add pineapple and dried cranberries place curried tofu on top and add hemp seeds! BOOM! Enjoy without shame or guilt!
 
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YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE BOTH VERSIONS OF THESE PANCAKES!
 
Ok folks I know I NEVER do NON vegan recipes but Ive been getting requests for this! Here are two FABULOUS recipes for pancakes! One is vegan and one is not!
 
Gluten free banana pancakes!
1 banana
2 farmers eggs
blueberries
cinnamon oil by Young Living (E@mail me at andrea@thehealthyhaven.net to learn how to get 11 essential oils FREE!)
 
Thats it, yep! 4 ingredient pancakes! Simply mash, mix and cook! See vegan recipe below!!!
Andrea holding her banana blueberry pancakes topped with cinnamon mac almond sauce!

Andrea holding her banana blueberry pancakes topped with cinnamon mac almond syrup!

Here is the vegan recipe! Feel free to share the photo below onto your favorite social media page! I love that!

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Enjoy this beautiful weekend everyone and enjoy the BEST part of your life! LIVE IN THE NOW!

Remember, I only want the absolute BEST for you! Andrea L Cox

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