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The most AMAZING RAW, VEGAN, NO FUSS & NO BAKE expresso chocolate brownies

UMMMM! YES PLEASE!
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Raw vegan chocolate brownies

Raw vegan chocolate brownies


 These are to die for! They are gluten free, dairy free and take less than 10 minutes to make! This recipe came about once I discovered my beloved expresso brownie at my favorite organic grocery contained canola oil:( Sigh 
I promise you these will be the most decadent moist, divine brownie you will ever eat! They are packed with a unique chocolate espresso flavor! Hey…You ready?! Did I mention they don’t cause cellulite?!
 
Serves: ~ 10-20 people or one VERY hungry girl who is in her pre menstrual phase or pregnant:) Just kidding!
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cups raw walnuts, divided
  • 1/3 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 
2 – 2 1/2 cups Medjool or Deglet Nour dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1-2 TB espresso powder or finely ground ORGANIC coffee (depending on preference)
  • pinch sea salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon 
  • a tiny piece of vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. First, sprout your nuts by soaking them over night then draining the soak water in the morning! Then, place 1 cup walnuts in the food processor and process until finely ground.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, espresso powder and sea salt. Pulse to combine and then transfer to bowl and set aside.
  3. PIT YOUR DATES! Then, add the dates to the food processor and process until small bits remain. Remove from bowl and set aside.
  4. Add nut and cocoa mixture back into food processor and while processing, drop small handfuls of the date pieces down into the food processor spout. Process until a dough consistency is achieved, adding more dates if the mixture does not hold together when squeezed in your hand. Fold in the chocolate chips!
  5. Add the brownie mixture to a small cake pan or loaf pan (I like to lightly dust my pan with coconut sugar first to avoid sticking)! Then add remaining 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts. Toss to combine and evenly distribute, and then press down with you hands until it is flat and firm.
  6. Place in freezer or fridge to chill before cutting. Store in an airtight container to keep fresh. Will keep in the fridge for at least 2 1/2 weeks and in the freezer for at least 2 months.

Its that time of year again! The best gift to give yourself!

Ahhh! Its that time of year again! I’m so excited to offer this to you!

When 2014 rolled around I set a goal to help a minimum of fifty clients one on one! I was seeking to help serious people who had a health issue or needed to lose a significant amount of weight. These private clients were not to be part of my retreats. They are people who could not spare the time away from home to attend one of my retreats. 

I’m happy to say I’ve helped forty of those fifty! This is why I’ve chosen to take on ten new private clients during the month of January to get you in the most incredible shape of your lives!

During this time, I’m going to show you one on one how to first cleanse and detoxify your body on a cellular level! Then the focus shifts onto how to keep it clean while removing excess weight and toxicity FOR GOOD! The majority of my clients lose anywhere from ten to twenty pounds during this phase! The beautiful thing is, you are eating the entire time abundantly! This by NO MEANS is a diet! It is a life style change!

The experience…We will begin with a one on one Skype consultation where I listen and asses your current needs, goals and desires. After that you will get a program that I design exclusively for you! We will then be speaking daily on the phone or via Skype for a period of thirty days in order to keep you on track! You will also get exclusive access to my private membership site prior to it being open to the public! 

This will go fast…so if you message me (here on Facebook or at the address below) and I don’t respond, that only means all ten spots have been filled. You are more than welcome to private message me at a later date if that happens, and if you are EXTREMELY interested…I may be able to fit 1 or 2 more of you in.

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

Lets make 2015 your sexiest, healthiest year ever! With me holding your hand the entire way…you simply cannot fail!

e-mail at andrea@thehealthyhaven.net for your free 15 minute phone consultpretty

Five tips to save you time and money!

 

Its never to late to get started on a healthier way of eating! The number one complaint I hear from people is “I don’t have the time to make healthy dishes and juices Andrea”!

 

Here are my top five tips to save you both time and money when you transition to a plant based more raw way of life!

 

Tip #1 Buy in bulk!

This really is a no brainer! How many times have you been craving a big avocado salad but you ate that avocado last night:( Don’t be a victim of not over shopping a bit and buying in bulk! Lets face it…you will be eating more than just three bananas in a week! Buy in bulk folks!

 

Tip#2 Shop the farmers markets

If you truly want to get more bang for your buck then shop the local farmers markets for the best deals! 

 

BONUS TIP! Go there when they are about to close and you will get amazing deals on fresh produce!

 

Tip #3 Get creative! Some of my most satisfying relishes meals are born from my own creativity! Check out the recipe below! That took me all of five minutes and only four ingredients! Simple always wins the prize!

 

Tip #4 Take one day a week to prep your food!

For me Sunday is the day i hit the markets and prep my food! I even clean my fridge! Its a day of preparation so I can be sure and be prepared to save time throughout the week!

 

Tip #5 Make your juices and freeze them!

Yep I said it…freeze them! I once did this for a Tony award winning client who had to take an over night trip out of the Country! He was able to thaw his juices out on the plane! Sure they lose a little enzymes but not near as many as you would think! You still have a fresh juice!

 

I hope these tips have helped you save money and time throughout this busy Holiday season! Here is a look at what I just created for “brunch”! 

 

Persimmon date salad!

 Persimmon salad

1 ripe persimmon

3 Cups spinach 

3 dates chopped

1 handful of dulse 

 

Directions: Place spinach in a bowl break open the persimmon on top and place the chopped dates into the bowl. End this sweet salad with a little bit of natural saltiness by adding the dulse in! Enjoy without shame or guilt!

My weight loss journey! How I used my own program to lose 40 pounds!

Okay I don’t want to boast but it’s been almost two years since I broke my foot, went through a break up and had to move twice! 

It was an EXTREMELY stressful time for me and without any change in my diet, my cortisol levels went up and I gained forty pounds!

Apparently fifteen of those pounds were desperately needed! I had not had a menstrual cycle in almost 7 years from being too lean!

Fast forward to today in the gym! I took off twenty two of the forty pounds I gained And feel fantastic! My menstruation is regular and my body is in harmonic balance. 

I’m mentally, hormonally and physically in the absolute best shape of my life! All of that worrying and it was really God doing his work on me to create a balanced body♡♡♡

Feeling grateful for my Digital detox program that got me back to feeling my very best!

weight loss journey

weight loss journey

7 day juicy cleanse!

Twenty seven beautiful people are “breaking their fast” today in my private juice cleanse group! Want to join us for the next one starting just a week after Thanksgiving?

Below raw vegan coconut turmeric wraps stuffed with local greens, sprouts and sundries tomatoes! Followed by a raw vegan carob chocolate brownie with young thai coconut “yogurt”! Gluten free, dairy free, raw and vegan! Made with SO much love!!!

Here is the link to my 7day Juicy cleanse >>> http://thehealthyhaven.net/7-day-juicy-cleanse/

Andrea Cox's raw vegan turmeric coconut wrap stuffed with local greens!

Andrea Cox’s raw vegan turmeric coconut wrap stuffed with local greens!

Why am I smiling so big? Seven day juice cleanse!

Why am I smiling so big?

Because today is a VERY special day! Tears are seriously streaming down my face! Why? Tomorrow is day one of the 7 day juicy cleanse that I’ve worked on an entire year for all of you!

We have close to 50 people in our private group here on Facebook and they are all SUPER excited to get started!

Heres how it works! Tomorrow you will join me and a group of health minded people in a private group here on Facebook to cleanse and detox your body! I will be adding a daily video guiding you on EXACTLY what to consume every day! I practically hold your hand the entire time!

No time to get started now? NO PROBLEM! You will have full access to it for your desired start date!

You also get my AMAZING detoxifying recipes daily! As if thats not enough, I’m also there for you before, during and after your cleanse to answer any questions or to address any emotional concerns that may come up for you during this process!

Not sure you want to just do juice the entire seven days? Thats fine, I’ve designed this system for those of you who don’t feel like going purely on liquids.

I’m only accepting five more people into this group! This will go VERY fast…so if the link below does not work, that only means all spots have been filled.

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

Here is the link >>> http://thehealthyhaven.net/7-day-juicy-cleanse/ smile

Tummy toning soup!

About to jump on a Skype chat with a new client! I’m sipping on my tummy toning soup that is FULL of L glutamine! The sea vegetables in here are excellent for a sluggish thyroid! I love how beautiful this soup is in my hand painted bowls from Italy! Life is SO good!!! #veganfoodshare #rawvegan #seavegetables #andreacox #healthcoach  

Andrea Cox's tummy toning soup full of L glutamine!

Andrea Cox’s tummy toning soup full of L glutamine!

The recipe you’ve been waiting for!

Hi There! So last week I posted a photo of some chocolate chips I had made (raw vegan gluten free dairy free chips) followed by a raw vegan cookie and WOW! Y’all acted like i posted a full on cleavage selfie! Ie received countless Emails for the recipe! So here it is! Enjoy!

RAW OATMEAL CHOCOLATE WALNUT CHUNK COOKIES!

Raw chocolate chips:

  • 2 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 T maple syrup 
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped 

 

Chips: Mix all chocolate chip ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Roll the dough out onto parchment paper and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Optional: Half way through at 15 mins., flip the chocolate sheet over for even freezing. You can then slice them up as chunks or use a cut out like i did in the picture here! They are DELICIOUS mixed with the cookie recipe below! 

 

Raw vegan Dough:

One banana

 1 Cup oatmeal

 1/2 Cup coconut shreds

3-4 TB maple syrup grade B

1/2 Cup chocolate chips

1/2 Cup walnuts

 

Mix all ingredients and create cookie shape. At this point you may freeze, refrigerate or dehydrate! Depending on what type of cookie you desire!

Raw vegan chocolate chips

Raw vegan chocolate chips


Raw vegan oatmeal chocolate chunk walnut cookies!

Raw vegan oatmeal chocolate chunk walnut cookies!

Did you miss this?

How intermediate fasting can benefit you!
There’s no doubt that eating enough is important to our overall health and well-being. Its a must to cross our T’s and dot our I’s when eating a vegan or especially raw diet! Eating is healthy, we all know that, but is eating 3-6 meals per day really healthy? Several recent studies have proven otherwise! It’s just not as simple as putting it into our mouths whenever we feel like it. Today I’m going to teach you the secret that I learned a decade ago that literally has me defying the aging process! I’m going to teach you the proper ways to intermediate fasting that leads to less digestive problems and tons more energy.
 
Here is how I like to intermediate fast!
I choose a six- eight hour window each day to eat in! Yep! That’s it! Now keep in min this can very depending on your schedule! Usually my eating begins around one pm in the afternoon and stop eating by seven pm!
 
ALWAYS keep a food and exercise diary! This will help you to see what best works for you
Once you hit your goal weight you can stop the intermediate fasting if you wish! Something tells me the benefits will be SO amazing that you will stay the course!
 
Why it works! We are naturally hunter gatherers! This is how we were designed to eat! On then off! I myself have chosen a vegan lifestyle, this however works for every eating style including pale, macro-biotic, vegan and raw! Also when your body is in a resting state it has time to repair itself and go into fat burning furnace mode for your morning workout! I would also suggest having your routine every morning start with at least 24oz of lemon water then be sure to get a minimum of 3 more quarts throughout the day.
 
The benefits of intermediate fasting!
Lowers triglycerides
Preserving memory functioning and learning
 Reducing inflammation
 Reducing free radical damage
Normalizing Ghrelin levels known as “the hunger hormone”
 
 
Applying this rule is very simple. We eat approximately 3 large meals a day so why not substitute one of those meals for a juice and then follow it with a fruit meal and a more substantial meal as the sun goes down? It just works! I would recommend if eating fruit during your days of intermediate fasting that you do eat the fruit alone and always on an empty stomach! If you’re ready to give intermittent fasting a try, simply skip breakfast, maybe workout or take a walk instead Be sure and stop eating anything but water three hours before you go to sleep, and restrict your eating to an 8-hour (or less like I do) time window!
 
 
I view intermittent fasting as a complete way of life! NOT a diet! You will notice your body begins to crave healthier options when you do eat! This is because intermediate fasting allows you to clean out on a cellular level! Give it a try and do E-mail me about your results!

I hope this gives you a better idea of how this can work for you!

Remember, I only want the best for you!

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