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Tico Fresh Vegan Tacos

Have you ever hear of the term Tico Fresh?

Tico is short for Costa Rican, so when we talk about Tico Fresh food, it embodies all the beautiful things about this country.

It means the food is fresh, local, and scrumptious.

The food here is Farm to Table.

That’s why each recipe I develop at The Retreat is perfection.

The ingredients just pop!

And this Tuesday is no exception.

But you can enjoy these Vegan Tacos with Cashew Sour Cream any day.

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These are made with Portobello Mushrooms and Cashew Sour Cream

Ingredients
Small corn tortillas
2 large portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 sweet onion, sliced
1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil
1 tomato, diced
1 avocado, sliced

Directions
Marinate vegetables in Nama Shoyu and cumin for 15 minutes.
Sauté veggies in ghee for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Warm
the tortillas on a flat sauté pan. Fill each tortilla with veggies and
Cashew Sour Cream (recipe below) , and top with diced tomatoes and avocado.

Cashew Sour Cream

½ cup cashew butter
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

Place all cream sauce ingredients in a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.

Enjoy!!!

Red Bean Ceviche

This recipe was developed down at The Retreat. Our whole philosophy down there is “Tico Fresh” and Farm to Fork, basically we want to give you the freshest foods from what we have locally available. And if you know me, you know I love taking familiar recipes and making them “Naked”. When you are craving something fresh and filling, this recipe is perfect. It’s also a great dish to bring to potlucks and picnics.

Red bean ceviche
Red Bean Ceviche
Ingredients
• 1 can of Red Kidney Beans, rinsed thoroughly
• ½ cup red onion, chopped finely
• ½ cup bell pepper, chopped finely
• ¼ cup cilantro, copped finely
• ½ cup fresh lemon juice
• ½ cup fresh orange juice
• salt and pepper to taste
Directions
Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate for an hour before serving to allow all the flavors to combine.

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Popeye’s Passion

When people think about detoxing they often imagine worst.
Long prep time, gross tasting foods that leave you empty and unsatisfied.
It has been my goal to make detoxing fun and easy!
I’ve created so many delicious recipes that I would love to share with you.
Today, I am making my famous Popeye’s passion.
With just 3 simple ingredients it couldn’t be easier.
Best part is, spinach is a main ingredient and you can’t even taste it in the smoothie!
Spinach is a muscle-building plant protein with high levels of calcium, iron, vitamins A, C, E, as well as tons of antioxidants. This is one of our favorite, power-packed green smoothies.

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Ingredients
-2 cups fresh pressed apple juice
-2 cups fresh organic spinach
-1 frozen banana

Directions
Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender for 30-40 seconds until creamy. Enjoy immediately.

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Why are we buying expensive, pre-made juices?!

Good morning friends,

Today I saw something quite disturbing!

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken notice of all the juice cleanses available at stores.

I’ve been making my own juices for so long, I never buy the bottled, pre made juices.

But today I was walking through Whole Foods and finally noticed.

Those juices are EXPENSIVE!

I get that it may be worth the cost for the ease of simply purchasing a bottle.

But today I saw this Cashew, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Agave drink and thought, “What the heck”!!

This juice sells for $12, while I’m selling my Cashew Hemp Seed Milk Mixes for 10$ a BAG!

Not to toot my own horn but not only is my milk mix cheaper, it lasts longer and is HEALTHIER!

The health benefits of each single ingredient in the mix are AMAZING for your skin, digestion, and overall health.

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My goal is to make health easy and accessible to all people.

Please, ditch the expensive juice bottles and give my mix a try!

Get them here, for the limited time price!!

In health and love,

Diana Stobo

P.s For more recipe books, digestive bitters or my exclusive triple stitched nut-milk bags visit my STORE.

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How to make Raw, Vegan Veggie Cream Cheese

Yesterday I told you all how to make delicious grain free bagels. Here is the recipe on how to make the perfect Paleo Cream Cheese to go with the bagel. Like any cream cheeses, feel free to add more veggies to the blender, lox, or whatever you may like in your cream cheese. Make these as a Saturday morning treat for you and your family and friends. No need to start the weekend feeling bloated and slugging, and I promise they will be a hit!

Paleo Cream Cheese

Paleo Veggie Cream Cheese

** Let cashews soak 2 hours prior to making cream cheese

Ingredients
o1/1/2 cup raw cashew halves
o1 ½ tbsp. apple cider vinegar
o2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
o2 tbsp. water
o1 tsp. coconut oil
o2 tsp. salt
o½ cup chopped chives
o½ cup chopped onions
o½ cup chopped tomato

Directions
oPlace raw cashews in a small bowl and fill with water. Let soak for 2 hours.
oDrain and rinse cashers
oPlace soaked cashews in a food processor. Add all ingredients in to blender and blend on medium-medium high for 5 minutes or until creamy and smooth
oUse cream cheese as is, or place in a container and store in fridge.

Green date Smoothie

Hey, Sugar!

I want you to enjoy healthy habits.

And if something doesn’t taste good, let’s face it — you’re not going to eat it.

Green smoothies need to taste good. If they are yummy you’ll crave them every day.

So, what are your sugar options for sweetening your daily smoothie?

FAQs

What is a low calorie sweetener?
Stevia, monk fruit sugar, and xylitol.

What are low-GI sweeteners?
Stevia, xylitol, and agave nectar.

Which  are minimally processed?
Organic dried fruits, raw honey, and maple syrup.

What is the best for nutrition?
Wild raw honey, dried fruits, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.

I personally like adding just a few drops of stevia. I find that too much has a bitter aftertaste. Or soaked dates. Soaking your dates softens them and you can always use the water they soaked in to sweeten your smoothies as well.

Green Date Smoothie

  • 4 dates, soaked, pitted and chopped
  • 1 peeled, frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups kale
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup  almond milk

Blend in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Green date Smoothie

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Cold and Flu Master Tonic

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
― Hippocrates

I truly believe in the power to heal yourself through food. But sometimes that yearly bug comes around and you want to head straight to the drug store. Stop! make this instead.

This tonic is a concentrate of powerful antiseptic, antibiotic, and anti- inflammatory medicine. All found at your grocery store. Make a batch today; it takes a few weeks to infuse properly.

Cold and Flu Master Tonic

3 inch piece of fresh ginger root
3 inch piece of fresh horseradish root, peeled
2 large organic white onions, peeled and quartered
3 large heads of garlic, peeled (not 3 cloves….3 HEADS!)
8-10 organic jalapeños (or any hot pepper you prefer), stems removed
1 (32 oz.) bottle raw apple cider vinegar

Wash and chop all of the ingredients. Shave the tough outer skin of the horseradish
Put everything into a high powered blender
Add a whole bottle of apple cider vinegar and blend until smooth
Put into a large glass jar. Cover with lid.
It should be shaken once daily while infusing
Cover with a towel and let it sit for 4 (or more) weeks on the counter
Then strain through a mesh strainer and put back into glass container
Store in the refrigerator
Should last up to 2 years in the fridge.

How to use:

Gargle and swallow. Don’t dilute with water.
Take 2-4 Tbsp, three times daily at the first signs of a cold
If you’re already sick then take it six times daily


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Coconut Curried Pumpkin Soup

My girlfriend on the East Coast just called and asked for a recipe for Pumpkin soup.

She always calls me when she wants to make something yummy and healthy.

When we were little girls growing up, she used to come over to my house after school and watch me play in the kitchen.

I was a latch-key kid and was in charge of making dinner for my brother and my mom.

And one of my specialties was soup.

So, I took one of my favorite soups and played with it a bit

here is the recipe I gave her:

Coconut Curried Pumpkin Soup

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Ingredients

3 cups fresh pumpkin, diced

1 yellow onion, diced

2 tablespoons ghee

1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 quart organic vegetable broth, either — •

  • Store bought (e.g., Pacific Natural Foods)•
  • Homemade •
  • 1 quart water and organic vegetable bouillon cube

2 cups coconut milk, either — •

  • Homemade (see recipe below) •
  • 14-ounces of organic store-bought coconut milk

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

 

Directions

 

In 4-quart saucepan, sauté onions and pumpkin in ghee until they sweat but do not brown. Add curry powder, sea salt, and broth. Cook on medium-low for about 20 minutes until vegetables are soft. Take pot off heat and add coconut milk. Using hand blender, blend until desired consistency. (Or cool and transfer to blender and blend for 20– 30 seconds.) Stir in cilantro and serve.

Coconut milk

1 1/2–2 cups coconut water 8 ounces coconut meat (or meat of 1 coconut, depending on size)

Place both in high-speed blender and blend on high until ingredients are emulsified.

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What Women Need from Health and Wellness

Science is a Male Dominated Profession
Yet, Women Account for 85% of overall consumer spending including everything from autos to healthcare.
  • 93% Food
  • 93% OTC Pharmaceuticals
  • 92% Vacations
  • 91% of New Homes
  • 89% Bank Accounts
  • 80% Healthcare
  • 66% PCs
  • 65% New Cars
  • 58% of Total Online Spending 
    (Source: Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team)
So why are we listening to these men when we are trying to look and feel better?
Why are we making them rich on theories of what women want?
Why do we buy products that they produce for Women?
Just look at them…
 
 
Do they look exuberant? Healthy? Lean? in shape?
I know for a fact that I have almost 10 years on one of them…..
 
Healthcare :meaning anything health and wellness is a multi billion dollars industry and predicted to reach $Trillion by 2017
 
 
 
Yet, people are not getting better.
people are getting sicker, fatter and more frightened.
They are looking for answers and buying everything on the market that promises to heal, fix, decrease age, weight, and the possibility of disease.
Yes, we Women…..smartest gender on the planet….and yet, we are looking to men for our health answers.
 
Truth is….  we are not going to live forever.
And the only way to ensure a life of Health Vibrance and Beauty is to live one every day.
 
If you don’t already know me, My Name is Diana Stobo, and I am turning 50 in early 2015.
I was once overweight, and riddled with illness.  
I was looking for answers too.  And over 10 years ago, I had to take my life into my own hands.
I healed myself and changed my life forever…
I took this picture just a month ago.  
 
 
I don’t work out like crazy…
I don’t adhere to any calorie restricted program…
I don’t take any supplements, besides my Digestive bitters.
 
I Eat for Health Vibrance and Beauty….
I do intermittent cleanses/juice fasting “Naked Challenges”  
and I Choose to be happy no matter what…..
 
Now I ask you…..Who would you take advice from?
Them or me?
 
Please Subscribe to my Youtube DianaStoboLive
 
and sign up for your own personal Naked Challenge.
 
p.s.  Stop throwing your money away on these guys…All it takes is a trust in yourself.  Trust in your bodies ability to heal, and trust that I can lead you to the place you wish to go.
 
p.s.s.If you click here NOW, you can start a Naked Challenge today….it’s the first step to begin your life of health vibrance and Beauty.
 
 
In health and Love,
Diana
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FAQs About Digestive Bitters

 

I am so impressed by how people are evolving in knowledge and interest around their health.

 

As the student gets smarter, so must the teacher.

 

And you guys test me every day. I love it.

 

But sometimes it’s better to take some questions to the experts, so I have asked some of the most frequently asked questions about Digestive Bitters to the genius who formulated them. See answers below.

 

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Vitality Herbs & Clay: There are so many great questions about health, and the smarter and more educated people are, the healthier they become. So, please allow me to educate you a bit more on Diana Stobo’s Digestive Bitters.

 

 

1. Why are digestive bitters different than digestive enzymes? 

 

Digestive enzymes are extracts of plants and other sources, meaning they are not the whole plant, thus the numerous supportive compounds that Nature built into a plant for optimal digestion are not included in the digestive enzyme supplement.

 

Digestive Bitters provide whole plant herbs and spices, which nourish the body back to digestive health. Regardless of one’s age, when fed properly the body will manufacture all of the digestive enzymes, bile, and soil-based organisms required for perfect digestion.

 

 

2. Why would a person need these? Doesn’t the body produce its own digestive enzymes?

 

Today’s human is subject to numerous influences and dietary habits that have diminished, and in some cases nearly destroyed, the body’s ability to digest food properly. In ancient human diets, bitter herbs, spices and raw foods were consumed with meals as a matter of course. Ancient people’s herbal knowledge far exceeded that of our own of today. Antibiotics, mercury amalgam tooth fillings, and chemicals in our food, water and environment have caused the greatest havoc in the area of digestive health. More so than at any other time in human history, herbal digestive support is needed to support and correct the damage done by modern living.

 

 

3. Why were these herbal ingredients selected?

 

The ingredients in Digestive Bitters were selected because of their historical and scientific value in improving the digestive powers of the human digestive tract. Each herb selected has its unique nourishing effect on various organs and glands involved in the complete picture of digestive actions on foods consumed (stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small and large intestines, spleen, kidneys, bladder, etc.).

 

Digestive enzymes, Ox Bile, & HCL, antacids, laxatives (the most common supplements reached for when the digestion is off), are incapable of providing the numerous plant-based compounds that Nature designed into various herbs and spices to support the true needs of the human body for ideal digestive efficiency.

 

 

4. What is the difference between liquid bitters and capsules? (This one is important because they are sold in liquid form.)

 

Liquid bitter herbal formulas are also helpful for the human digestive tract in a similar way that an encapsulated formula works. The difference between the two are:

 

a) The bitter taste of an encapsulated formula is noticed less than a liquid formula, so this makes it easier to take for some.

 

b) It is also true that the taste of the herbs do help to prepare the digestive tract to produce certain kinds of digestive juices, so there is an advantage there in favor of the liquid. For this reason, some of our clients will open one capsule to get the taste advantage, then take the rest in the capsule form.

 

c) An herbal extract is not a whole plant, thus the liquid forms are missing part of what Nature intended for the human body to be most effective. It is impossible to extract 100% of the medicinal value from a plant using the various liquid extraction methods. The fibers of a plant alone, provide a significant aspect to the effectiveness of a plant’s action on the human body. Among their many benefits are the fact that fibers are a food source for friendly bacteria & archaea in the intestinal tract. Friendly bacteria and  archaea are intimately involved in completing the breakdown of foods into nutrients for the body.

 

 

5. I’m taking the Bitters but I’m still constipated. How should I be taking them?

 

Diana Stobo: To get the most benefit from the Digestive Bitters, take 2 with a large glass of water about 10 minutes before each meal. Then take 5 before bed. (If you forget, that’s okay; you can take them after a meal, if necessary.)

 

They work best when paired with a Naked diet; that is, a diet that includes lots of fresh, raw produce like salads, wraps, smoothies, and juices. You don’t have to be vegan or even vegetarian, but ideally you should try to eat 80% raw produce, 20% cooked food. And make sure to drink plenty of water, 8 glasses a day.

 

For more information about a Naked diet, go HERE.

 

 

Diana Stobo: If you haven’t had a chance to try them, I would highly suggest you do. You will literally feel the difference after just one meal. You should probably know that these are special and you won’t find them anywhere else … So, if you want some, I have a special offer.

 

Buy 3 and get the third one 1/2 off. The quality of My digestive bitters is so high that the costs to make are high too. I am basically giving you the 3rd bottle FREE … well, almost. I don’t want to exaggerate. I just want you to feel good and be healthy. I’m not really good at this selling thing—you will just have to trust me.

 

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P.S. You know, I used to always feel bloated, and now I don’t. It’s as simple as that.

 

Digestive Bitters have changed my life and they can change yours too.

 

Take them NOW.

 

In health & love,

 

Diana