22 Days to Heal and Ignite

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Welcome to 22 Days to Heal and Ignite.

Day 01: Electrolyte Sports Drink with Ginger and Turmeric
Day 02: Lavender Berry Surprise Pudding
Day 03: Aztec Cacao Elixir
Day 04: Love Your Liver Salad
Day 05: Goji Berry Orange Fudge
Day 06: Basic Sauerkraut
Day 07: Blood Builders Brew
Day 08: Pad Thai Noodle Salad
Day 09: Chocolate Banana Cardamom Smoothie
Day 10: Cauliflower Mash
Day 11: Camu Camu Poppy Seed Nice Cream
Day 12: Sushi Salad
Day 13: Moringa Recipe
Day 14: Sweet and Spicy Coconut Chips
Day 15: Red Beet Borscht
Day 16: Maca Carrot Cake with Lemony Vanilla Frosting
Day 17: Dr. Ann’s Eneregy Soup
Day 18: Himalayan Pink Salted Caramel Coffee Cake
Day 19: Cashew Sour Cream
Day 20: Luscious Lemon Cream Cake
Day 21: Kombucha
Day 22: No-Bake Coconut Cashew Rawkies

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The Vegan Troubadour Show

With Jim Marconi and Dr. Michelle Marconi

Pachavega Living Foods Education joins Jim Marconi on The Vegan Troubador show to talk about the raw, plant-based, whole food lifestyle, and how it can impact our health, life and the planet.

Below is  my two-part interview  with Jim.

Part 1

Part 2

 

Listen to the full episode HERE.

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 22

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 22

Every part of the coconut is useful: Its leaves are used as roofing, its trunk as lumber, the flowers, sap, fruit, meat, milk, oil and water as food products, the shells as household items and décor, husks into fuel, fibers into textile, and the roots to make dye. They are also sustainable!

When consumed, coconuts are excellent treating illnesses caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Coconuts’ vitamin and mineral content benefit the skin, bones, teeth, heart, muscles, digestion, immunity, kidney, thyroid, blood circulation and sugar levels. The mighty coconut is a true superfood!

No-Bake Coconut Cashew Rawkies

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup cashews
1 cup dates
½ cup coconut butter
½ cup coconut flakes
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted at low temperatures
1 tbsp maca powder
1 tbsp mesquite powder
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp pink salt
1 cup raw chocolate chips – mix in by hand

raw chocolate chips
1 cup raw cacao butter
1 ¼ cup raw cacao powder
1 tbsp maca powder
¼ tsp vanilla powder
¼ cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
(don’t use honey – it doesn’t mix well)
1 ½ tbsp coconut oil, melted at low temperatures
5-6 drops peppermint essential oil
1 tsp medicinal mushrooms
a pinch of pink salt

Procedure:
To make the raw chocolate chips, melt the cacao butter and the coconut oil, melted at low temperatures. Once melted completely, add along with the above ingredients to the food processor, process until a well-mixed paste forms. Scoop paste into chocolate moulds (or ice cube trays) and refrigerate until hard.

For the rawkies, melt the coconut butter and coconut oil in the dehydrator at 118°F and set aside. Bust up the rest of the dry ingredients in the food processor then slowly add the liquid coconut while spinning. It should all mix well. Break or cut up the raw chocolate and mix in by hand. Roll into balls and chill for a few hours.

These will keep in your freezer for many weeks… if you can restrain yourself!

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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 01
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 02
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 03
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 05
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 19
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 20
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 21

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 21

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 21

Fermentation isn’t limited to sauerkraut. You must have heard about kombucha buy now. There are dozens of “breweries” popping up all over the place. Kombucha is a fermented sweetened tea that has probiotics which cleanses and detoxifies the digestive system for better digestion and regulates the body’s pH level. It still has traces of sugar though so drink moderately.

Kombucha

Ingredients:
one kombucha SCOBY and ½ cup starter tea from a previous batch of kombucha OR 2 cups from a store-bought batch – non-flavoured
4 tea bags (rooibos, black, green or white tea – do not use teas with flavouring as this will interfere with the fermentation process
¼ cup coconut sugar or raw cane sugar – but not honey as it won’t ferment due to its anti-bacterial properties
4 cups filtered water

Procedure:
Place hot water and sugar together in a jar. Mix until the sugar dissolves. Place the tea in this mix and steep for 10 minutes, remove, then cool to room temperature. Once cooled, place the kombucha SCOBY and ‘starter tea’ (extra kombucha liquid) into the sweet tea (if the tea is too hot, it will kill the SCOBY). Cover the jar with the towel and rubber band so it can still breathe but still is sealed.

Fermenting the kombucha: Choose a warm place between 70° and 80°F out of sunlight with a reasonably good airflow. Keep away from any other cultured foods as cross-contamination by stray yeasts and bacteria can be problematic. It is important to allow the kombucha to ferment undisturbed. Moving the jar will not ruin the batch but it will take longer to ferment.

Waiting: Your brew may be ready in 5 to 7 days. For the first few batches, start tasting on day 7, but again, remember that cleanliness is of utmost important. Go with your own personal taste preferences. Some people like it best after only a week. Whereas I prefer about 4 weeks of fermentation. Shorter fermentation will result in a sweeter brew. Longer periods will result in a more vinegar-like taste. The longer the brew ferments, the less sugar will remain, so if sugar consumption is a concern, ferment longer.

Harvesting your kombucha: Now you’re ready to enjoy your brew. Remove the SCOBY, making sure to be very clean. You’ll need to make a new batch of sugar tea with some starter kombucha so you will have a place to put both the original SCOBY you started with as well as the baby SCOBY that formed during the fermentation process. If you want to share the love, you can tear the SCOBY apart and divide it in order to start new cultures in separate containers.

NOTE: When working with kombucha, it is important to wash and rinse your hands and all equipment well prior to working with the tea mixture or the SCOBY. Be thoroughly clean and give everything an extra rinse.

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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 01
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 02
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 03
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 05
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 17
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 18
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 19
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 20

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 20

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 20

Lemons, when consumed through food or beverage, contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that support immunity, digestion, detoxification, blood circulation and even ensures the health of the skin, hair, nails and teeth. Lemon is also valuable outside its culinary use and health benefits, it is a great cleaning and disinfecting agent, and even an insect repellant.

Luscious Lemon Cream Cake

Ingredients:
crust
½ cup almonds
½ cup macadamia nuts
¼ cup Medjool dates
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted at low temperatures
a pinch of vanilla powder
a pinch of pink salt

filling
1 ½ cups cashews, soaked and rinsed
½ cup fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted at low temperatures
½ cup coconut milk or young Thai coconut meat
3 tbsp liquid sweetener
a pinch of pink salt
fresh berries for garnish

Procedure:
For the crust, pulse the nuts then add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor, pulse until well combined.
For the filling, blend in a high-speed blender – don’t be afraid to get tough with it. This is the secret to the creamy consistency.
Sprinkle a few loose coconut flakes on the bottom of a springform pan (about 6 inches in diametre) then press the crust mixture into the pan. While preparing the filling, place pan with crust into the freezer to set. Once the filling reaches a creamy texture, pour into pan using a spatula to smooth the surface. Place entire cake in the freezer to set (at least 3 hours). Take out of the freezer half an hour before serving to thaw slightly. Garnish with lemon zest and fresh berries.

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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 19

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 19

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 19

Cashews contain the protein tryptophan, which can help regulate your serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for that feel good feeling. They have also been found to prevent gall stones and macular degeneration, relieve cramps and migraines, and normalize sleep patterns. Mexican tacos with Cashew Sour Cream, anyone?

Cashew Sour Cream

Ingredients:
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
¼ cup water
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice

Procedure:
Blend in a high speed blender until creamy and smooth, add more water if necessary.

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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 02
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 05
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 18

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 18

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 18

Pink Himalayan Salt is a healthier choice compared to table salt which is heavily processed, and stripped off of its mineral content. Pink Himalayan salt contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and other trace minerals – which not in abundance in the standard American/Canadian diet.

Himalayan Pink Salted Caramel Coffee Cake

Ingredients:
crust
¼ cup almonds, soaked and rinsed
3 medjool dates
6 dried figs
¼ cup of shredded coconut
1 tbsp coconut oil (melted
on low temperatures)
A pinch of vanilla powder
A pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt

filling
¾ cup raw cashews, soaked and rinsed
½ cup espresso OR 2 tbsp raw carob powder in ¼ cup water
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp lucuma powder
1 tbsp mesquite powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
½ cup raw coconut butter,
softened on low temperatures

Procedure:
crust
Place all ingredients into your food processor and pulse nuts first to break them up into smaller bits then add dates and figs until it the mix reaches a crumbly consistency. You’ll know when it’s ready because when you squeeze a little bit in your hand, it will hold together.

filling
Blend in a high speed blender – don’t be afraid to get tough with it. This is the secret to the creamy consistency.

cake assembly
Sprinkle a little bit of loose coconut flakes on the bottom of a mini springform pan (about 4-6 inches in diametre) then press the crust mixture into the pan. Pour the filling over top the crust using a spatula to smooth the surface. Garnish with a sprinkle of cacao nibs and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt. Place entire cake in freezer to set (at least 3 hours) . Take out ½ hour before serving to thaw.

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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 01
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 02
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 03
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 05
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 06
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 13
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 14
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 15
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 16
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 17

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 17

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 17

Fats are blamed for obesity and heart disease, but there are heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that reduce bad cholesterol and in turn lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Avocados contain good fats, plus fiber, vitamins, and minerals, that help in weight management and nutrient absorption, prevent vision and bone problems, and even inhibit cancer. It is also a good source of folate needed for fertility and pregnancy. Dont’ you just love avocados?!

Dr. Ann’s Energy Soup

Ingredients:
5 cups of baby greens (kale, spinach, romaine)
1 cup of green sprouts (broccoli or sunflower)
1 cup of sprouted legumes (lentil, garbanzo)
2 avocados
1 apple – for sweetness
4 tbsp of seaweed – dulse or nori
2 ½ cup water
½ inch of ginger
1 lemon, juiced
sliced lemon for garnish

Procedure:
In a high-speed blender, this soup becomes smooth and creamy. It can be eaten warm (blend for 4 minutes) or room temperature (blend for 1-2 minutes). Garnish with a slice of lemon.

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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 01
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 02
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 03
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 05
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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 13
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 14
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 15
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 16

22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 16

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but just for good measure, we at Pachavega came up with a 22-day plan to heal your body and ignite your spirit… be inspired, feel amazing and learn to rock 22 delicious recipes that will impress!

Day 16

Maca is a crop that grows in high altitude areas specifically in the Peruvian Andes. Maca is an adaptogen that supplies energy and balances hormones allowing the body to feel good, adapt to stress and perform better. A good source of carbs, protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, it is also used as an aphrodisiac and provides fertility support.

Maca Carrot Cake with Lemony Vanilla Frosting

Ingredients:
cake
1 ½ cups oats
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped into small chunks
½ cup pecans
½ cup dried coconut
1 tbsp maca powder
1 tbsp maple syrup/coconut nectar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 cup soaked raisins (mix in by hand)

frosting
1 ½ cups cashews (soaked)
¼ cup young Thai coconut
2 tbsp coconut oil (warmed to a liquid in dehydrator)
2 tbsp coconut nectar/ raw honey/ maple syrup
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 tsp lemon zest
2 drops lemon essential oil
1 tbsp water (more if needed)

Procedure:
For the cake, process the oats into flour in your food processor then throw in the rest of the ingredients(except raisins) and process until it all begins to stick together. Mix in raisins by hand.
For the frosting, blend all ingredients in your high-speed blender until smooth, aerate when necessary.
Place the cake in a 250 ml mason jar and fill 1/3 of the way. Press the cake down. Then add the frosting and fill 2/3 of the way. Garnish with cinnamon, shredded carrots, and pecan halves.

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22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 01
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 02
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 03
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 04
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 05
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 06
22 Days to Heal and Ignite: Day 07
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