Chia Pudding Parfait

This ridiculously easy and simple recipe is one I do 2-3x per week. So I wanted to share here with you my high protein chia pudding parfait! Check out the recipe in the video below:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cups of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tsp coconut nectar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Mix it up and leave in the fridge for 4-12 hours
  • Add your favorite toppins – I’m adding just some nuts.

Perfect treat, easy to make, great breakfast, snack or high protein pick me up! Let know how you like it in the comments below the video!

Raw Cacao Energy Balls

These are so easy and so amazing for you I had to share here!

I make these when I’m running out of superfoods, to kind of use them all and the make a big shopping run and get all the new batch of fresh, new supplements. Get the recipe on this video!

Raw {Vegan} Cacao Energy Balls

INGREDIENTS

  • Cocoa powder
  • Nuts (1-2 types)
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Moringa powder
  • Dates
  • Chaga mushrooms

*Amounts are to taste

Note: You can also add flax seeds for fiber, hemp seeds for protein, coconut oil for healhty fats. Truly, they are so versatile, you can add whatever you’d like!

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Blend all ingredients in a high power blender
  • Using your hands, get a small fist full and make a small balls
  • Keep them in a bow in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Enjoy!

Tell me how you like them in the comment section below!

 

Food Allergy Elimination Diet

Ever wonder how to do a food allergy elimination diet? IF you are having food allergies or intolerances, you might want to eliminate certain foods from your diet for a few weeks, allow your body to heal and then slowly re-introduce foods to help you learn what helps and what doesn’t.

And on the comments below the video, tell me: Have you tried something similar before? If so, what was your experience? Let me know in the comments below the video!

And feel free to share my new fun Infographic below!

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Natural Products Expo 2015 Highlights

Last weekend I traveled to the Anaheim convention center to check out one of the largest natural foods expos in the word, Natural Products Expo West (sometimes referred to simply as expo west).

I wanted to check out the new trends in healthy options, plant-based foods, supplements and clean, conscious living. There were tens of thousands of products featured there so creating a highlight video of my experience was a bit of a challenge. So I tried to feature here the brands I loved the most based on their vision, mission and commitment to a healthier world.

Check out the video below!

Which brand or product are you most curious about? Is there any one in particular you’d like me to do a review on? What about a giveaway? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Metabolism and Plant Based Diet with Eco Vegan Gal

This is video #2 of the Metabolism series and today I have a very special guest: the Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen. She is an online content creator, social media specialist, YouTube superstar and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet.

I’ll be picking Whitney’s brain about her lifestyle and debunking some of the myths about metabolism with respect to a plant-based diet. Questions like:

Can you rev up or increase your metabolism on an all plant-based diet?

Check out the interview here!

Do you have a question for Whitney? Leave a comment below and let me know. We’ll get your queries and questions answered right away!

 

Want To Lose Weight, Feel Great And Look Hot? SLEEP!

Are you sleeping well?

Do you wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on the day?

If you AREN’T, you need to watch this video. If you ARE, you need to SHARE this video with the estimated 50% of the North American population that is not!

Check out these great tips to help improve the quality of your sleep!

 

 

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Are you getting high quality sleep?

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The Wonders and Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll, the stuff that makes plants green, is amazing!

Filled with nutrients and easy to obtain from plants and in liquid supplement form, it would be a sin not to take advantage of it.

It has SO MANY health benefits it makes it a true

SUPER-FOOD!

Check out this video to find out about the wonders and benefits of chlorophyll and the best way to have it every day!

Have you tried liquid chlorophyll supplement before?

What has been your experience?

If you haven’t, give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Debunking Myths About Plant-Based Eaters

 

As you try to improve your health by changing your diet and including more whole foods, you will get the inevitable questions from some well-intentioned (for the most part) people questioning your new healthy choices.

After hearing some of the CRAZIEST arguments and questions myself and through my clientele, I decided to write this post, to debunk some of the more prevalent myths about plant-based eaters.

So, whether you are vegetarian,  vegan or an occasional meat-eaters who still centers your diet around fruits, vegetables and whole grains, you might want to CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO to help you with the inevitable questions coming your way!

 

http://youtu.be/_LaTaSmbNDs.

Which one of these have you heard the most?

Have any of these helped you debunk your OWN myths about plant-based eaters?

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About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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