Monday, May 26, 2014

Living Foods - Banana Nut Muffins (dehydrated and live with enzymes)

Living foods are raw foods (vegan) that contains enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that the body needs to heal and maintain optimal health. The 2 types of enzymes in our bodies are digestive and metabolic enzymes. Digestive enzymes digest food and metabolic enzymes carry out our body's functions. The digestive and metabolic enzymes in our bodies are in competition with each other. When we eat more raw food (live with enzymes), the digestive enzyme potential in our bodies does not have to be used for digesting, and so allows the metabolic enzymes, that run our body and keeps all organs and tissues working properly, to rebuild new and healthy cells. On the other hand, when we eat cooked foods, digestive enzymes are needed to digest these dead foods, which also accumulate in the body for years and become acidic causing disease. The constant use of digestive enzymes slows down the use of metabolic enzymes which in turn, slow down our healing/regenerating process that prevents us from maintaining optimal health.
We love our dehydrator and have recently come up with a recipe for 'Living Banana Nut Muffins'. All the ingredients used contain enzymes and have not been cooked. Our nuts were sprouted and we used fresh shredded coconut along with dried dates for added sweetness. We also topped them off with some raw cacao nibs. We absolutely loved the results and felt they tasted just like baked banana nut muffins! See recipe below.

Below: Before and after photos of our living muffins made in our dehydrator.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.'

Quote (above) by: Bruce Lee

"Everyone is trying to become something, both physically and inwardly, psychologically, psychically and, if I may use that word, spiritually, we are all struggling to become something. And when one is trying to become - ambition, competition, trying to achieve some status politically or religiously, then you have no relationship with another nor with nature... You have no relationship to it. You look at it, perhaps you swim there. But the feeling of the sea with its enormous vitality, enormous energy, the beauty of a wave, the crashing of a wave upon the shore, there is no communication between that marvellous movement of the sea and yourself... If you don't perceive that - the sea, the quality of the water, the waves, the enormous vitality of the tide going out and coming in, if you are not aware of that, how can one be aware or be sensitive to human relationship? ... Beauty, if one may talk about it, is not merely in the physical form, but beauty in essence is that quality of sensitivity, the quality of observation of nature.
Life is relationship. Without relationship we cannot exist. But we have reduced that relationship to mere sensory responses. I wonder if one is aware of this complexity of relationship.
It is important to understand the nature and the structure of relationship. To change this corrupt society you must change, you must change yourself radically... to bring about a mutation in the very mind, in the very cells of the brain. " - Jiddu Krishnamurti


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