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Mesquite Maple Cheesecake With Walnut Mesquite Crust

I’m a maple fanatic. I love maple scones, maple doughnuts, maple cookies, maple milkshakes, and maple cheesecake. But this one is the raw version of something fantastic. I know you will love this, too.

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Crust
Ingredients
3 cups raw walnuts
¼ cup mesquite pod powder
¼ cup medjool dates (packed)
½ teaspoon sea salt
Directions
Process all ingredients in a food processor until crumbly. Pour ingredients into a
10-inch non-stick springform pan. Spread evenly and press down slightly with hand until gently packed.
Cheesecake Filling
Ingredients
4 cups raw cashews, soaked
1¼ cup almond milk
½ cup lemon juice
1 cup agave nectar
1 cup coconut oil
¾ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions
Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Reserve 1 cup of filling for the Maple Butter Swirl. Pour remaining filling into pan on top of crust. Using spatula, gently spread toward edges of pan until even.
Maple Butter Swirl
Ingredients
½ cup medjool dates, packed
¾ cup maple syrup
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup reserved cheesecake batter
Directions
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Pour over cake batter layer in one thick line about an inch away from the edge of the pan. Take a butter knife and place it into the batter where the two colors meet and begin a swirling pattern weaving in and out of the mixtures.
Top with fresh chopped pecans and place in the freezer for 4–6 hours to set.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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Can Green Smoothies Help You Lose Weight?

Are you happy in your body?  Want to fit into that dress?  Lose those last 10 pounds?

Well, so many diets are fads.

High protein/low carb diet?

This diet contains way too much animal fat, which is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and kidney stones.

It works to help you lose weight but this diet is horrible for you in the long run.

High-carb/low-fat diet?

Otherwise known as the 80-10-10 diet amongst Raw foodies. Emphasis on RAW fruits and veggies as your main food source.

This diet also helps shed the weight, but if you are not careful you can get lethargic.

And it’s just hard to maintain in real life.

I want you to start a regimen that lasts.

I’m asking you to replace one meal a day, just ONE meal, with a green smoothie.

I suggest breakfast because it is the perfect way to wake up your system with a filling, nutrient-rich drink.

But do what works for you. This is all about ease.

Green smoothies are:

  • Nutrient-dense
  • Fiber-dense
  • Filling combination of protein and carbs
  • Alkalizing

They keep you full longer so you aren’t tempted to make unhealthful choices.

I’m inviting you to make this one change in your diet before the New Year’s resolution fads sink in.

Trade that morning toast or that afternoon burger for a green smoothie.

This is a lifestyle choice that we can make together.

Start off today with this recipe.

Lemony Kale Greens Smoothie

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This recipe is jam packed with leafy greens. Never drink bok choy? I swear you won’t taste it. This smoothie is sweet and tangy.

The lemons will help alkalize your body and detoxify your liver.

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 cups green grapes

1 bok choy

1/4 head of romaine lettuce (or 5 large leaves)

4 kale leaves

Juice of 1 meyer lemon

1 frozen banana

Blend in a high-speed blender until smooth.

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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.

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Soothing Turmeric Almond Milk

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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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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

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Best-kept secret in detox and weight loss

It’s without doubt the best-kept secret in detox and weight loss.

And I’m going to share it with you right now.

But first, I want you to ask yourself:

Are you feeling like you may have had too big of a weekend?

Drinking and eating too much, not resting enough?

Are you starting your week off a little SLOW?

Well, how would you like to shake the cobwebs off?

Lose the puffy outer layer.

And start fresh tomorrow?

GREAT!

The SECRET is to drink 1 gallon of water, preferably distilled water, TODAY.

There you have it.

And this is what happens when you take my advice …  wink wink :)

So, I took your advice and drank a gallon of water one day last week. It wasn’t easy but it went much better than I anticipated. I decanted the water into 16oz bottles as to not be overwhelmed. Sometimes I would just take a sip other times I would just down a bottle. You were right. (And yes, I just said it again and louder. You were right!!!) I felt a huge difference especially the next day. Less bloated, felt lighter, more energy, more clarity even lost a few pounds of water. That was after one day!”  ~Maria

I’m telling you, I have secrets …

Good ones.

And they all work.

READ THIS to find out how to BOOST your metabolism even higher with water.

In health & love,

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