Saturday, 7 July 2012

Raw is MORE

Well, today I was invited to an empowering event, about eating healthy, wholesome, mostly raw foods, being mindful also when it comes to fitness and meditating. This amazing couple are living their passion and they just have this incredible glowing energy for life and want to share it with the world.... they definitely walk the walk (just like my mentors Gary Young, Jen Gallagher and Artemis)
Kristine Matheson and her husband Wayne have both survived cancer and other illness by living as close to nature as they could, raw, organic, vegetarian, healthy and happy. She is also an author, her book 'From Cancer to Wellness- the forgotten secrets', is a must for anyone who wants to change the way they view food and feel about life.
Wayne started off awakening everybody's energy by getting us to move about to Zumba and then we experienced one of Kristine's yummy Raw cakes, apricot, cashew cream tea cake AMAZING!
They offer 7 day Raw food, fitness & mind/body connection Retreats, which are held at the Glass House Mountains.... First one starting the first day of SPRING. It will be a life changing experience for anyone who needs a break from life or wants to really look inside their bodies!

Anyway, I have been wanting to post about these yummy treats I made about 2 weeks ago.... and finally today I feel inspired to share this deliciously simple wholesome treat with you all. It is fantastic for mums as it is quick to make (what I love the most), your kidlets can help and also contains no processed sugar, chocolate, butter or flour!

Buckwheat, sultana and cacao cinnamon oil treats (inspiration from Gem Mystic –thank you, tweaked by me!)
(You can call it **Chocolate Honey Balls** if you have a 3 or 4 year old that screws their nose up at the word buckwheat.....)

1 cup of buckwheat soaked in water over night

1&1/2 cups of sultanas

1 cup of Coconut shredded

 ½ cup Cacao

¼ cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons Maple Syrup

2/3 drops of Young Living cinnamon oil

Grab a blender

Whiz up the sultanas (you may need to add a touch of water if you have a low speed blender, if you have something like a vitamix awesome) scoop out into a bowl.

Add the drained cup of buckwheat to the sultanas, add shredded coconut, cacao, maple syrup and oil drops.

Wash your hands J

Have fun scweltching and mashing it between your fingers. Mix together, then roll into rustic bits between your palms, forming a little sweet treat…….. place on plate or in container and then in fridge for a few hours…. (Taste a few before hand of course)

Yummy sweet treats, great for adults and kids parties, delicious, nutritious and fast!!  J
Energising and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge.

While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein gluten's. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavoured, dark honey.

Buckwheat is native to Northern Europe as well as Asia. From the 10th through the 13th century, it was widely cultivated in China. From there, it spread to Europe and Russia in the 14th and 15th centuries, and was introduced in the United States by the Dutch during the 17th century.
Buckwheat is widely produced in Russia and Poland, where it plays an important role in their traditional cuisines. Other countries where buckwheat is cultivated commercially include the United States, Canada, and France, the country famous for its buckwheat crepes.

High in Manganese, Magnesium, Fibre and Copper, known to enhance your cardiovascular health, control blood sugar levels, lower risk of diabetes and even help prevent gall stones among other things. Its great for your entire being!

I am loving reading and learning about making old favourites with new and exciting healthy ingredients...................... Many more "superwholefoods" to come!
Enjoy :)

Joyous Health and Harmony,

Amy Marais BSc

Phone 0405 377 298

Essential Oil consultant – member 1090238

Young Living Essential Oils the purest on earth!

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