Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

28th August 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

No matter what crazy things are going on in life, when I enter my kitchen, it’s a haven of peace. It’s my sanctuary from the ‘storm’, whatever what is going on in the crazy world ‘out there’. It’s my heartfelt expression of culinary alchemy. It brings me so much joy to see which ingredients want to dance together to create a recipe. Nothing is ever the same twice, most especially when I make no-bake sweet treats. It’s like a mystery that unfolds as I dance from one ingredient to the next.

Raw or no-bake treats have been something I’ve relished since the beginning of my conscious kitchen journey. I take great joy in knowing that each little morsel nourishes my mind, body and soul in some beneficial way. The recipe that I am sharing today is enriched with the blissful properties of coconut, sweetened with dates. It’s naturally gluten-free, totally plant-based and incredibly delectable. Like so many of my recipes, I first created this when catering for a group of beautiful souls on retreat. The response was priceless!

Please do check out the video I’ve made (below) and let’s do this together…

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Tasty Recipe: Grain Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free Seed Crackers

Tasty Recipe: Grain Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free Seed Crackers

25th July 2016

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest writer for Wake Up World

It may be hard to believe that foods so tiny can offer up a host of nutritional and healing benefits, but that’s just what these seeds do. Nutritionally they offer a health trifecta –healthy fats, protein and fiber.

Made from chia, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and flax seeds, this grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free seed cracker recipe is a simple way to incorporate the health benefits of seeds into a tasty, versatile everyday snack.

Aside from being a great source of vitamins and minerals, there are numerous studies on the health benefits of adding seeds to your daily diet; benefits that include protecting your body against arthritis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stress.

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10 Detox Water Recipes to Try at Home

10 Detox Water Recipes to Try at Home

14th July 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Detox water has become a wildly popular diet craze. Many hail it as a miracle diet and think it can support weight loss. Could this be a revolutionary new way to drop pounds and trim the physique, or is it just another fad diet? Let’s start by understanding what detox water is.

What Is Detox Water?

Detox water is basically water (I recommend distilled water) infused with fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs. Sometimes called infused water, many people use it as part of a body detox strategy.

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7 Ingredients for Natural Cancer Prevention – Health Tonic Recipe Included!

7 Ingredients for Natural Cancer Prevention – Health Tonic Recipe Included!

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

In nature, there are 7 food ingredients that, when combined together, may provide the ultimate answer to cancer prevention.

A combination of garlic, onion, hot peppers, horseradish, ginger, turmeric and apple cider vinegar, forms a nutritional, high potency tonic I call The Master Tonic. Promoting healthy immune function, digestion and longevity, the ingredients in this potent natural “cure-all” tonic support natural immunity and help with many different health conditions. Best of all, they have the scientifically proven ability to prevent and reduce cancerous cell growth, without the dangerous effects of chemotherapy.

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Share The Love With These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites! (Yummy Vegan Wheat-Free Recipe)

Share The Love With These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites! (Yummy Vegan Wheat-Free Recipe)

12th February 2016

By Elisha McFarland

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Valentine’s Day is coming and for many that means chocolate. I admit that I do have a serious sweet tooth and try to temper it, by making desserts that are not overly sweet. This dessert fits the bill. I love the crunch of chocolate and the creamy filling.

While I do recall eating raw cookie dough as a child, I admit it wasn’t the healthiest of choices. This filling however is made with chickpeas, which is loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals. You will be pleasantly surprised by this creamy filling.

Enjoy!

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The Health Benefits of Hemp Seed … and 6 Delicious Hemp Milk Recipes!

The Health Benefits of Hemp Seed … and 6 Delicious Hemp Milk Recipes!

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Hemp seeds are a tremendous source of protein, vitamins and minerals. With a wonderful creamy and nutty flavor, this superfood is amazingly versatility; hemp seeds can be used to make butter, milk, protein powder, salad dressings and desserts, they can also be used in smoothies, cereals, yogurt, breads, crackers… well to be honest the list is endless.

One of the main concerns that many people have with hemp seeds is that it may contain THC. But rest assured, they do not. (1)

So why not enjoy the health benefits of hemp seed every day with these 6 delicious hemp milk recipes?

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Cannabis Infused Coffee – Consumers Grow Wise to Health Benefits of Marijuana

Cannabis Infused Coffee – Consumers Grow Wise to Health Benefits of Marijuana

By Marco Torres

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

A hemp-flavored edge to your morning joe?

Talk to anybody about Marijuana Coffee and they may refer to long existing establishments in Netherlands where licensed coffee shops have been serving it to customers for decades. However, the idea has firmly caught on in the United States, where pot-infused coffee is growing in popularity as more consumers are finally becoming informed on the beneficial properties of this amazing plant.

While pot-infused coffee will get you high, it still has to taste good.

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10 High Protein Vegetarian Recipes

10 High Protein Vegetarian Recipes

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Vegetarians are often faced with one critical question by meat eaters, “Where do you get your protein?”

The fact is, protein is abundant in plant foods, and while certain dietary deficiencies are common (but avoidable) among vegans and vegetarians, it’s possible to receive all essential amino acids by eating a completely vegan or vegetarian diet. Some plant foods, like avocados and quinoa, contain all essential amino acids and are therefore considered a complete protein. Incorporating these foods into your recipes can ensure you will receive all the protein you need.

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Superfood Kitchen: How to Take Your Health to the Next Level (Includes Non-Dairy Acai Berry Cheesecake Recipe!)

Superfood Kitchen: How to Take Your Health to the Next Level (Includes Non-Dairy Acai Berry Cheesecake Recipe!)

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

You eat an organic diet, exercise, drink plenty of water and get sufficient rest. But is it enough?

In our daily grind, we try to keep it healthy and real by watching what we eat, minimizing processed food, staying active and going to bed at a decent hour. Although it’s a good start for maintaining general well-being, if we really want to thrive and lead a vibrant life — we need extra help.

This is where superfoods come into play.

Dynamic and Nourishing

Julie Morris is a master of taking exceptionally nutrient-dense food and creating magic in the kitchen. As a bestselling author and natural foods chef, she’s put together a number of cookbooks, including Superfood Kitchen: Cooking With Nature’s Most Amazing Foods. Gorgeously photographed with stunning recipes, Julie has shattered the myth of bland health food. Carrot & Yacon Soup with Gojis, Butter Lettuce Salad with Creamy Sea Buckthorn Dressing, Black Bean—Hemp Protein Patties and Lucuma Ice Cream Cupcakes are just a few examples of Julie’s creativity in action.

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Turmeric Milk Recipe: a Natural Mood Enhancer and Depression Fighter

Turmeric Milk Recipe: a Natural Mood Enhancer and Depression Fighter

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Depression affects an estimated 121 million people worldwide [1] and as many as 20 million Americans are currently taking anti-depressant drugs. [2] However, we are finding more and more that pharmaceutical treatments are not providing an adequate solution, because they address the symptom not the cause [3], induce dependency, and often come with intense side-effects that are worse than the condition, including suicidal tendencies, sleep problems, digestive disorders, decreased sex drive, constant nausea, headaches, dry mouth and cold symptoms to name a few. [4] It becomes a constant ugly cycle of misery and dependency which, at best, only helps a depressed person to cope with life rather than to overcome their depression and thrive. And as a result, the United States has seen a 30% increase in suicides since 1999. [5]

Thankfully, nature – as always – gives us many herbs, plants and foods that can heal and help us, without the harsh side-effects and exorbitant costs of pharmaceutical drugs. And when it comes to treating depression, turmeric is one of these amazing gifts from the Earth.

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How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer – 2 Easy Recipes!

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer – 2 Easy Recipes!

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Fact: Commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While, yes, they do kill certain bacteria and viruses, the unfortunate byproduct is that these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream.

The primary active ingredients in commercial sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. [1] Isopropyl alcohol is a petrochemical that is commonly used as an industrial solvent. It is a well-known neurotoxin, meaning it is toxic to the human brain and nervous system. [2] Ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol, is both neurotoxic and psychoactive. [3] 

Thankfully there are natural sanitizer alternatives that can help keep you and your children’s hands clean and germ-free, without damaging your nervous system in the process. And today I’m going to share with you two simple recipes I came up with that are effective and very easy to make at home! The first one is a gel and the other one is a spray. They both work great, it just depends on your preference.

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Immune Support Tonic – Delicious Natural Recipe!

Immune Support Tonic – Delicious Natural Recipe!

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Your immune systems is your body’s defense mechanism against viruses and infections. While it’s healthy for your immune system to flex its muscles every now and then, we live in an increasingly toxic world, so it’s important that you know how to naturally support your immunity, and your family’s. (Anyone who has children knows that keeping them healthy and vital can be a full time job!)

Thankfully, Mother Nature has provided us with many perfect ways to keep the whole family happy and healthy. And today, I’m going to share with you my all-natural Immune Support Tonic recipe! The powerful ingredients in this natural tonic combine to support and uplift the immune system. It’s easy to make at home — and it’s delicious. The primary ingredient is the pleasant tasting Elderberry, which is why children of all ages love this tonic.

Forget the pharmaceutical stuff — everyone should have a large bottle of this in the medicine cabinet.

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