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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 349


Thoughts: There is a natural alternative to just about anything - and if there's not it's probably best we don't consume it! Manipulating natural processes is a fact of life in most of the world's food supplies.

Previous to The Earth Diet I would tell my self 'I will never have sugar again, or I will never have chocolate again', only to break that word as soon as I craved it! My mind was the first thing that got in the way to health. The most challenging obstacle which stands in the way of our health and relationship with our body, is our mind. So on The Earth Diet we don't completely cut all the foods you have enjoyed eating for the past decade or so - we say why not make them using only whole ingredients naturally provided by the earth? The best thing is they taste even better, more alive, so rich, full of flavour, more fulfilling, when you create them using foods that nature intended. And the ingredients have not been depleted in any way from machinery and hence are loaded with nutritional value which prevents over eating.

I spoke with Joseph D'Antona director of The Balance Health and Wellness Center here on Long Island, New York who is responsible for the well being of many people, so he let me know some of his clients all time favourite foods: Pizza, Donuts, Cheesecake, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Pasta, Apple Crumble and Lasagana!

Here are recipes for healthier alternatives to these favourite foods - sugar free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, artificial anything free!

These recipes are also included on The Earth Diet Challenge beginning Monday 25th October! 4 days left to join! Visit the website for more details.

Pizza

Created with pesto, caramelized onions, herbs, tomatoes, dates, olive oil, lemon, macadamia nuts, almond butter, avocado, buckwheat and nutritional yeast!
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All recipes will be published in The Earth Diet book and are available free on www.TheEarthDiet.Org

Quotes:
Forgive your body - it's always there for you. -St Francis


What I Ate Today:

Meal 1: A beetroot (beet), carrot, celery, ginger, tomato and garlic juice.

Meal 2: An apple.
Meal 3:
Avocado Sweet and Spicy salad. Ingredients: Avocado, lettuce, kale, baby spinach, garlic, ginger, spring onion, green chilli, dates, coriander (cilantro), coriander seeds, cucumber, lime, olive oil!



Meal 3: Strawberries and peanut butter (organic - just peanuts). mmm! This is also my husbands favourite - it tastes like peanut butter and jelly Andrew says! ;)

Meal 4:
Raw Tacos! Created with flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, onion, garlic, avocado, lime, tomato, cashews, pine nuts, fresh herbs and more!



Meal 5: Raw Chocolate Ice Cream! Created with dates, cocao, water, and cashews!



Recipes: Avocado Sweet & Spicy Salad, Raw Tacos and Raw Chocolate Ice Cream recipes are available free on The Earth Diet website www.TheEarthDiet.Org

Exercise: A 1 hour workout at Big Al's Family Fitness - cardio, legs and core work and then a stretch in the sauna :)

16 days to go!!!

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