Raw Chocolate Basic Recipe (Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Gluten and Wheat Free)

Raw Chocolate Basic Recipe (Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Gluten and Wheat Free)

 cocoa-butterIngredients:

  • 50g cacao butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder or cacao paste
  • 4 tablespoons lucuma powder (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons carob powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut nectar blossom or raw honey

First melt the cacao butter and coconut butter. I grate the cacao butter first so it melts quicker. Place in a bowl and then put this bowl into a larger bowl of hot water which heats the butters gently and you won’t end up cooking them! You can also get double boilers (bain marie or porringers) which does the same job but on the stove.

dark in a boxWhen the butters have completely liquefied (you might need to add more hot water), add the cacao, lucuma and carob powders a tablespoon at a time, stirring it in until dissolved. I shake the powder through a sieve to stop lumps. Next add the agave syrup or honey; slowly pour it in while stirring. Now pour the liquid chocolate into the moulds and put in the fridge to set.

TIP: Our kids also love to add any type of nuts, dried fruits, seeds or even cereal (hazelnuts, walnuts, cranberries, sunflower seeds or any healthy wholegrain cereal are great) into to the bottom of the moulds and we pour chocolate on top of it. So it gives this extra taste, volume and element of surprise to your chocolate. And it is great way to interact with kids

I only use Organic Raw Cacao products from Ecuador as found they match more tastier and nutritional!! compare to just buying an organic cacao product!

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Coconut Flour Pizza in a Pan (Grain free, Paleo, Wheat free, Gluten free…)

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Ingredients

1 cup egg whites or 2 tbs of grounded flaxseed
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp each: cumin and garlic
pinch if himalayan salt
dried herbs of your choice

Method

1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process for 10-20 seconds to break up any lumps in the coconut flour. Let is sit for 10 minutes so the coconut flour hydrates.

2. Heat a ceramic pan over medium heat and oil the bottom lightly if the nonstick coating isn’t great. When hot, pick up the pan and pour 1/2 cup of the batter into the center of the pan, giving the pan a tilt-rotate-jiggle action to spread the batter into a thick pancake about 12 inches or so across.

3. Put the pan back on the burner and let it cook until the top of the pizza  doesn’t look shiny anymore, and is not sticky to the touch. If it feels solid enough to flip, its time to flip. If it needs another minute, give it another minute. Timing isn’t crucial.

4. Use a big, wide pancake turner to flip it onto the other side. Another minute of cooking, and your pizza base is done.

5. Add toppings and pop it bake into the oven and continue to bake until the cheese bubbles.coconut-flour-pizza-crust

 

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Beetroot, Cacao & Coconut Cupcakes

Cupcakes Ingredients:

4  medium size beets (shredded)

Beetroot, Cacao & Coconut Cupcakes2 cups of coconut designated

3 tbl spoons of soaked chia seeds or 2 eggs

3 tbl spoons of coconut oil

4 tbl spoons of raw cacao powder

1/2 cups of coconut nectar blossom or agave syrup

1 tea spoon of vanilla extract

1 tea spoon of baking powder or soda

 

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Preheat the oven to 180 degree. Bake for 20 min.

 

Avocado Cream:

2 avocados (mashed)

1 tbl spoons of Almond Butter

2 tbl spoons of Raw Cacao Powder

1/2 cup of Almond Creame

2 tbl spoons of Coconut Nectar Blossom

Pinch of Himalayan salt

Directions:

Add all ingredients together and mix with hand mixer. Add Almond Cream or Sweetener if needed.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Importance of Skin Brushing

 

Why?

  • TIGHTENS Skin.
  • HELPS Digestion.
  • REMOVES Cellulite.
  • STIMULATES Circulation.
  • INCREASES Cell Renewal.
  • CLEANS Lymphatic System (vital for cleansing toxins from the body)
  • REMOVES Dead Skin Layers.
  • STRENGTHENS Immune System (clean lymph = better immunity)
  • IMPROVES Exchange between Cells.
  • STIMULATES the Glands, thus helping ALL of the
    Body Systems to perform at PEAK EFFICIENCY!

How To Do Skin Brushing

  1. Buy a NATURAL, NOT synthetic, bristle brush, since it does NOT SCRATCH the surface of your skin. Your skin will be able to withstand a harsh brush (do not worry) although do not brush over open skin or cuts or just after waxing or hair removal.
  2. Buy a brush with a LONG handle, so that you’re ABLE to get to the areas of your body, that are not easy to reach, when doing your own Skin Brushing.
  3. Skin Brush, before showering or bathing, at least ONCE per day, and TWICE, if possible.
  4. Do NOT wet your skin, since it will NOT have the SAME Effect, because this stretches your skin.
  5. Do LIGHTER Strokes over and around your breasts, but do NOT brush the nipples. Do not brush the face either as the skin is thinner.
  6. Brush each part of your Body several times VIGOROUSLY, COMPLETELY brushing your WHOLE body.
  7. Brush the soles of your feet FIRST, because the nerve endings there affect your WHOLE body, next Brush your ankles, calves, and thighs, then brush across your stomach and your buttocks and lastly brush your hands to your arms.
  8. ALWAYS skin brush towards the heart.
  9. Do circular counter-clockwise strokes on your abdomen.

10. Take a WARM bath or shower, which should always be followed by a COOL rinse at the end to INVIGORATE blood circulation and STIMULATE surface warmth.

11. Wash your brush every few weeks in water and allow it DRY (do not use the brush when the bristles are wet).

Directions For Skin Brushing

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Instant Balanced Energy Green Smoothie

avocadoWhen you’re in need of an energising boost during the day, look no further

than this green smoothie made with good fats from avocado & coconut oil,

protein-packed almond milk, and other healthy superfood ingredients.

Instant Balanced Energy Green Smoothie RECIPE:

In Blender/smoothie maker/ liquidiser, add: 750 ml Almond or Hazelnut Milk
1 table spoon of coconut oil
1 dessert spoon of Spirulina

2 avocados
1 dessert spoon of Chia Seeds
2 tbl spoons Agave Syrup
1 banana
Pinch Himalayan/celtic Salt
Makes 4-5 servings = total of 250 calories

For more information please email us at ask@totalhealthnow.co.uk or visit our websites W: www.totalhealthnow.co.uk 

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Two key elements in our health and well-being

Our bodies function with the help of electrical impulses and when these are not working to an optimal degree, they will become dysfunctional and degenerate. For electricity to work it needs a positive flow, a negative flow and it needs to be grounded or earthed. When I think back to the days when we had to put a plug on all appliances and we had to make sure that the plug was earthed. It is no different for us. If we want things on any level to work well in our lives, we need a balance and we need to be earthed.

Health: earthingIn order to be grounded we need to put our attention on our base area and on our feet. The feet need to be flat on the grass/earth and without shoes. The rubber, plastic and man made materials in our shoes does block a great deal of the energy from passing through. At this time of year it is ideal to spend some time every day outside with bare feet flat on the grass and actively ground or clear any build up of energy.

If you or any member of your family is exposed to a great deal of technology or does not get out much or is suffering from mental health issues, I would recommend spending as much time in nature as possible. If this is not possible or not practical then the solution is to pump that resonance into your home environment as they had to do in space. Using Earthing Sleeping Sheet or Earthing Computer Mat drastically improves the star of welling and sleep in over 90% casses.

The bottom-line is simple, living in direct contact with the earth thus helps in grounding your body, induces favorable physiological and electrophysiological changes that promote optimum health and natural healthy lifestyle.

For our Grounding / Earthing product full range visit online health store here…

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Why to detox / cleanse your body?

 

People choose to cleanse for many reasons–to lose weight, to cleanse the liver of impurities, even for spiritual or religious reasons. Some cleansing plans allow you to only drink water, other fast, and juice / smoothie or take special supplement programme to support your body.

Cleansing and elimination is absolutely key for a healthy body. Outside of the naturopathic realm, many people see cleanses as something they decide to do a few times a year, when ideally it is more balanced to see cleansing as something the body does all the time. Try to live in a way where the body is getting rid of unwanted toxins EVERY DAY. The body actually wants to function like this!

Imagine treating your body like a freshly made bed. Each day you shake the bedding out to make it tidy again. Oxygen gets round, the blood flows better, your brain will function better, secretions and odours do not build up, your liver and kidneys empty themselves, you bowel gets rid of all of the waste, your skin looks bright, your hair shiny and strong.

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Why to Detox?

Human tissue laded with toxins cannot assimilate nutrients well or eliminate its own wastes efficiently. For example, tissue that needs repair; heals very slowly until toxins are removed.

Here are some signs of toxicity:

  • • Headaches / migraines
  • • Eye infections / itchy eyes
  • • Dark circles under eyes
  • • Infertility
  • • Menstrual problems / reproductive area problems / PMT
  • • Excessive mucus / catarrh
  • • inability to shake off colds / coughs
  • • Constant swollen glands – especially in throat
  • • Acne, skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis
  • • Body odour
  • • Bad breath
  • • Joint / muscle pain – e.g arthritis
  • • Sluggish metabolism
  • • Fatigue / exhaustion
  • • Nausea
  • • Strong reaction to alcohol
  • • Bloating
  • • Poor bowel movements / constipation
  • • Food intolerances
  • • Excessive cellulite
  • • Lumpy / painful breasts
  • • Water retention
  • • Mood swings, irritability, impatience
  • Low libido

 

From detoxification you can achieve:

  • Skin is clearer and smoother, hair and nails are stronger.
  • Excess mucous in the lungs and nose clear up.
  • You have more energy, flexibility and stamina.
  • You are more alert.
  • Weight loss, less cellulite and marks begin to fade.
  • Your moods become lighter and mood swings disappear.
  • You will sleep better and wake up ready for the day ahead.

 

The body protects us from these toxins by storing them in our body’s cells and in the thick rubbery goo called Mucoid Plaque. This coats the inside of our stomach, intestines and colon.

This mucoid plaque eventually stops us from absorbing our vital nutrients. Suffocating our digestive system and causing allergies, parasites, and bad bacteria to thrive and cause uncomfortable and embarrassing ailments.
These toxins can be the foods we ate that could not be digested at the time, to the pills and medicines that we have taken, pollution from the environment, chemicals in skin care and household cleaners.

 

But when we allow the body to be clear, de-toxified and energised then it looks like this:

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Just as river life does not blossom or survive in contaminated and stagnant water.

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First gentle steps to detoxing?

  • Hot and cold showers: The contrast of the hot and cold gets your blood moving – vital for excellent health, lymphatic function and releasing toxins.
  • Skin brushing: gets the lymph moving and helps to eliminate toxins. Work from the soles of the feet, in an upwards motion towards the heart.
  • Get a re-bounder and do 15 minutes mini jumping per day. This will kick start the lymphatic system, help with weight loss (if that is required), to move on excess toxins.
  • Take it easy with exercise as the body during detox / cleanse more energy to assist in elimination all the toxins…

 Check out our revolutionary cleanse detox 4 weeks programme here –!!RejuvaDetox!!

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How to Make a Herbal Syrup (for coughs, colds and general immunity)

A herbal syrup is simply a maceration, infusion, decoction or tincture where maple syrup, vegetable glycerine or honey has been added to give it a sweeter thicker taste and texture. This form is ideal for children. It is also perfect for making a sore throat or cough mixture where you want to coat the throat. This form is not suitable for diabetics.

 

Onion & Garlic Syrup (for coughs, colds and general immunity):

homemade cough syrup

 

  1. Add to food processor, blender or hand blend: raw – onions, garlic, horseradish, chilli and ginger root.
  2. Cover with vegetable glycerine, honey or maple syrup.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  4. Store in jar in the fridge and use by the spoon!

 

 

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A Quick Guide to Juicing for Families

This is a fun video of our almost daily juicing routine!

Many parents asks us on how to get children to drink green juice…..totalhealthnow-smoothies-300x300
The answer is -never forced it on them, but come with ideas & ways to make it more fun! and set an example – If a child see their mother or father drinking green juice and eating healthfully, this will greatly influence their dietary habits.

Create a fun name and let your kids help run the blender. Some of our kid tested and approved favorites that will have them drinking their greens. Making it fun can make it more exciting and appealing to drink. This is a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack for a great anti-oxidant hit. Making snacks bright and colourful is important to gain a range of micro-nutrients which is important for healthy cognitive function and immunity. Recipes can be made to your child taste…

A Quick Guide to Juicing for Families & Kids

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Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

 

Wheatgrass is full of goodness, it’s gluten-free and a wonderful source of vitamins A, B1 and B2, and minerals Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc and Calcium.

Interesting facts… 

 
Additionally wheatgrass powder contains hundreds of enzymes, some of which are completely unique to wheatgrass. Per gram it also contains more protein than meat, fish, dairy, and pulses.

Adding Wheatgrass to your diet will contribute to your recommended daily fibre intake. 10g of Wheatgrass will provide you with about 4.7g of fibre.

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