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Friday, March 28, 2014

A good lesson why not to take drugs!

Oprah recently interviewed a star athlete turned heroin addict. This video is scary and shocking, but a great wake up call for everyone on why not to take drugs. Like she says in the interview, once she put the needle in her arm there was no turning back. She said she felt so unfulfilled with material possessions that she went to drugs for relief and pleasure. The thing is we can NEVER get pleasure from these types of drugs, or from junk food for that matter. It is a vicious cycle of unsatifcation. How can we create satisfaction in our life? Well that can be tricky. If we assume responsibility for our own life then we must allow ourselves to be satisfied and at peace.

I love this buddha story:

A man asked Lord Buddha "I want happiness." 
Lord Buddha said first remove "I" that's ego. 
Then remove "want" that's desire. 
See now you are only left with happiness. 

Here is the link to video:

A lot of us may have done damage to our bodies with drugs and junk food. It can be hard to face the truth at first, and then we must make a plan to take action steps to get healthy and create a new life.

Let food be your drug! Here is a great smoothie that is super high in antioxidants. This one gets me excited in the morning. It increases our energy and gives us buzz!

Recipe: Protein Berry Chocolate Smoothie

This smoothie may not look like chocolate, as the berries overpower the color, but there is a hint of chocolate at each sip. The cacao mixed with the berries in this smoothie makes it extremely high in antioxidants, more than green tea and red wine. The almond butter makes it high in protein. A great after workout recovery drink, and this can also be replaced as a meal. 

Total time: 10 minutes

Makes: 1-2

2 cups berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries)
1 cup water (or almond milk for more protein)
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon cacao powder (add more if you like)
1 tablespoon raw honey (or maple syrup or dates - or none if you think it is sweet enough!)

1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender like the VITAMIX and mix until smooth! Drink!

+ Plant based
+ High in protein
+ Refined sugar free
+ Gluten free
+ Dairy free
+ Increases energy 
+ High in Anti-oxidants 
+ Can aid weight loss
+ High in magnesium 
+ Good brain and workout food

Nutritional info (whole drink)
Calories: 223 | Total Fat: 1g Carbohydrate: 53g | Dietary Fiber: 9g Protein: 16g

* Every single recipe on this website uses nature’s ingredients, only. Always choose organic, local and seasonal whenever possible.

This recipe was created by Liana Werner-Gray. Photo take on Instagram - Liana's iPhone in California December 2013. 

This recipe is part of © 2013 The Earth Diet ™  All Rights Reserved

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