Tag Archives: Nutrition

The Secret Ingredient in My Crème Brûlée….

Crème Brûlée is one of my favorite desserts.

The crunchy sugar topping, the beyond decadent cream.

It is my go to after a fancy meal at most restaurants.
It is a special occasion treat. An Anniversary dessert..
Well, I wanted to create my “Naked” Version, so it didn’t have to be a once in a while kinda thing.

It could be a whenever you want kinda thing.
I am really proud of these 2 recipes, they just turned out perfect.

This has become a permanent recipe item down at The Retreat.
And you’ll never guess the start ingredient…. Cauliflower.
That’s right, I created Cauliflower Crème Brûlée and it is perfection.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Caramel Crème Brulee

CremeBrulee

Ingredients
2 cups steamed cauliflower
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup lucuma powder
3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt

½ cup coconut sugar for topping

Directions
Steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes and then mash, you can use a food processor.

Combine the maple syrup and the lucuma powder in a small bowl and stir until smooth.

In a small pot preheat the coconut milk. Add the unflavored gelatin, salt, vanilla and caramel paste made with the maple syrup and the lucuma.
Mix all these ingredients with the mash cauliflower and put in small containers approximately 3 oz each and put in a fridge at least 4 hours.
When is ready, put a little bit of coconut sugar on top and melt with a torch making a crust. Or you can place the ramekins in the oven on highest rack and turn on the broiler to high. Broil for five to 10 minutes, watching very carefully and rotating them frequently so that they broil evenly. Serve immediately.

Coffee Crème Brulee

CoffeeCremeBrulee

Ingredients
2 cups steamed cauliflower, mashed
3/4 cup coconut milk

½ cup concentrated coffee or espresso
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ cup coconut sugar
3 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt

½ cup coconut sugar for topping

Directions
Steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes and then mash, you can use a food processor.
In a small pot preheat the coconut milk and then add the unflavored gelatin, salt, vanilla, coconut sugar and maple syrup.
Make the concentrated coffee using less water to make a stronger flavor or espresso.
Mix all these ingredients with the mash cauliflower and the coffee. Put in small containers approximately 3 oz each and put in a fridge at least 4 hours.
When is ready, put a little bit coconut sugar on top and melt with a torch making a crust. Or you can place the ramekins in the oven on highest rack and turn on the broiler to high. Broil for five to 10 minutes, watching very carefully and rotating them frequently so that they broil evenly. Serve immediately.

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.

FullSizeRender

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!!!

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avo Choc Mousse
Did you know Avocados and Dark Chocolate are two of the most perfect foods? Avocados are packed with the good kind of fat that helps lower cholesterol. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants. So I’ve combined them into this decadent powerhouse of a dessert. This will have your whole family asking for seconds.

Ingredients
• 2 ripe Avocados, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
• ¼ cup Cacao Powder
• 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
• 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
• 1/3 cup Coconut Milk
• 2/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Directions
1. Melt dark chocolate in a double broiler. Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in your saucepan. Set the heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir chocolate occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small un-melted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest).

2. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse on high for 15-20 seconds. Add the melted dark chocolate and pulse for another 10-15 seconds. Spoon into 4 serving cups and chill for an hour before serving.

DianaStobo-v4-r09_77

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.

GreenSmoothieRecipe

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.

DianaStobo-v4-r09_84

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.

171e5cc8f9003b4e4b00c9b4c7422273

Soothing Non-Dairy Turmeric Milk

Not only is this warm drink delicious, it is also soothing for sore throats and stuffy noses. Ginger and turmeric are anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. The black pepper boosts those properties. You can make this with any fresh nut-milk you have on hand or even store bought coconut milk. Make sure you heat it gently to not curdle the milk.

Non-Dairy Turmeric Milk

2 cups homemade almond, coconut milk, or any non-dairy milk of your choice
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1″ piece of ginger sliced
raw honey to sweeten, if desired

Combine all ingredients and whisk on low heat until milk is warm but not too hot. Serve immediately.

171e5cc8f9003b4e4b00c9b4c7422273

Soothing Turmeric Almond Milk

6a00e555081a198834012876a2b88c970c-800wi

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


6a00e555081a198834012876a2b88c970c-800wi

Screen-Shot-2015-06-01-at-12.50.49-PM

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

Screen-Shot-2015-06-01-at-12.50.49-PM

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.

fat_scientists

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
 main-logo

cleanses-img1

Gain to lose on a Cleanse?

What will you Gain?

And what will you lose when doing a cleanse?

Really, I mean if you are going to commit 10 days for yourself, what are you going to get out of it?

Cleanses are challenging, but on The Naked Challenge you benefit so much:

Weight loss. Yes, you will lose weight. Within just a few days, you notice that your pants are looser and your face is far from the puffy version it was before you started.

Regularity. To say the least. There is something magical about those fresh enzymes mixed with liquid that makes you a regular machine. I sometimes wonder where it all comes from, but believe it or not, it’s all old material that is being flushed down the toilet for a clean start.

Clearer skin. This is one of those things that just creeps up on you. Your skin is your largest organ and it shows you exactly what is going on in your body. When your body is clean, you sparkle and glisten, radiating beauty.

Flat stomach. All the gas and bloating disappear like magic leaving a relaxed and unstressed abdominal area.

More energy. It’s almost crazy how much energy your body can maintain when it is not overworked by hard-to-digest foods.

Better sleep. And less sleep, too. Sleep is a time for your body to take a break from its hardworking days. But a cleanse gives your body a rest even while you are awake so you don’t need as much sleep.

A better demeanor. Although most of us don’t think we need improvement there, we get this as a bonus. Our normal reactions to any given circumstance are much gentler, calmer, and more thoughtful.

Clear thinking. Less scattered and more focused. You are able to assess and act clearly and precisely without your brain going haywire. What affects the body also affects the mind. You are cleansing both.

Sharper insight. I was going to call this clairvoyance, psychic abilities, deeper connection to spirit, and all those wonderful things that are true. But, I didn’t want to scare anyone. This is the one benefit that we never expect and are always so pleased to welcome. A clean body = clear mind = connection to all that is (aka spirit).

And, thats just to name a few things, because on

THE NAKED CHALLENGE one-on-one the benefits run long and deep.

Save Your Spot NOW

p.s. It’s filling up fast and it’s less than a couple weeks away…so just do it and make that change you have been talking about for months.

Love,

Diana