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Decadent Chocolate Dessert Recipes: An Event

People nowadays have little time to prepare decent meals on their own, let alone find the time to make a dessert. There is, however, absolutely nothing better than enjoying a home-made dessert, and what with the substantial choice of dessert, especially chocolate dessert, recipes to pick from is a whole lot easier than you would know.

Although a lot of desserts aren’t too bad, we are not discussing boxed cake or cookie blends here. Home-made chocolate dessert recipes will take a while to prepare and a little bit more time to ideal, but the effort will be well worth it. Simply take a glimpse at some concepts you might never ever have actually even thought about before.

Cheesecake With Strawberry Crumb

– Apple Chocolate Chip Dessert Pizza

– Black & White Chocolate Tartlets

– Chocolate And Peanut Butter Blondies

– White and black Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

– Chocolate-Almond Ice Cream Roll

– Chocolate Fudge Squares with Mocha Glaze

– Chocolate Waffles With Coffee Syrup

– Chantico Chocolate Cake

There are numerous chocolate dessert recipes, and they will have all your palate asking for sweet release. When your hunger is satisfied, your teeth will be left hurting with naughty satisfaction; it’s a dieter’s worst headache and.

You’ll find chocolate recipes for every single occasion, from easy, fast dessert dishes to elaborate treats that will have everybody eating in restaurants in the palm of your hand. Whether you’re preparing for your next dinner party or desire a basic recipe the kids will delight in, nothing says decadence like a chocolate dessert.

Dealing with Chocolate

Did you know various types of chocolate require various techniques for cooking, and when melting chocolate, it is best to utilize a metal spoon as plastic and wood spoons maintain wetness that will trigger the chocolate to seize?

Numerous dessert dishes will require you to melt chocolate in a double boiler. In the saucepan, you just boil water and then place the bowl of chocolate pieces on the top of the pan, stirring continuously up until the chocolate is smooth.

Fresh fruit can be the best and light ending to your dinner. You can give your fancy dinner that little something extra and have a melted chocolate dip on the table to dump your fruit into. Satisfy everybody’s taste buds.

If you desire tasty dessert dishes along with the quickest and easiest way to make them without spending hours in the cooking area, simply type ‘chocolate dessert dish’ into your favored online search engine.

Home-made chocolate dessert recipes will take time to prepare and a little more time to ideal, but it will be well worth it. Chocolate dessert recipes will need to be melted in a double boiler. All you need is a glass bowl huge enough to hold the chocolate and at the same time fit into the top of a saucepan without touching the bottom. In the saucepan, you merely boil water and then put the bowl of chocolate pieces on the top of the pan, stirring continuously up until the chocolate is smooth.

You can offer that little something extra and has melted chocolate on the table to dip the fruit into. Yeah this is not a superfood.

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Superfood Fudge

Three pieces left, that’s an emergency, so we have to make some more. What does it consist of? Well six ingredients. I believe. First, you have the coconut oil that we use right there, real good stuff. I’r going to take this already scoop. Some out have a frying pan. Here, I’m going to go! Stick this on the stove. You don’t have to look this way I’ll! Just stick it here to about medium heat.

You just want it to this one: it’s a liquify! You don’t want it getting hot! You want to bring it to a really high temperature, because it’ll hurt the lot of nutritional benefits in these other things. We’re going to use another thing we use is pure vanilla extract. Okay. This is a brand that we like and works pretty good. Then you need peanut butter, which is not mild. Salsa, like I showed in the other thing there we make our own peanut butter, just got done, making some here with our Vitamix blender.

It’s an older Vitamix blender. These are really expensive brand new, but you can find them on eBay, for you know 200 dollars or less many times and a lot of money. But again you can make your own food with it. It’s really good to have around. Why? Wouldn’t you want to buy store-bought peanut butter, well hydrogenated oils in the peanut butter a lot of times they’re made with genetic engineering the peanuts and things they’ll have natural, flavors they’ll put high-fructose corn syrup in it.

They put a lot of junk in the you know. In the peanut butter at the store with this, all you got to do. Is you just basically get a thing of peanuts, make sure it doesn’t say partially approves with genetic engineering or whatever else on it with the ingredients, but you just get some regular peanuts. These are slightly salted, the sea, salt, so not a big deal, salted or unsalted pour them in your Vitamix blender blend it up and we always like to blend it kind of into a smooth consistency right there.

You can see like that, and what you need, then, is you need a cup of this, so we’ll get back that here in just a minute. I’ll show you these other ingredients, keep an eye on my coconut oil over there. The other thing that you need is some raw honey. Okay, now I haven’t really discussed a whole lot about the raw honey thing and the benefits of raw honey. It needs to be local to your area. Okay, I’m not going to ship this to somebody in Texas.

Why well because the bees will pollinate flowers in your area and it will actually give you kind of an immunity to allergies to the pollen and things in the springtime. I heard that a couple years back, it was about two years ago. Actually, three years ago, three Springs ago that would be – and I was having terrible allergy problems – could not work outside. It was just sounds of sneezing nose, running and my eyes were just itching so bad.

It was really really really bad outside. I heard a thing about raw honey can actually help with allergies, and so I started taking some and my allergies. Pretty much went away, it’s amazing, but it was local raw, honey, very important. The next year, which had been this past spring. I started having some allergy problems again. I thought raw honey started, taking some same thing so, two years in a row, I proved it.

It definitely does work, but this is very another. This is kind of sweetener within the superfood fudge, really really good stuff. There’s when I say superfood, another thing that I need to clarify hair is, when I say a superfood, I think it’s ten categories. It has to be really good in, in other words, very high in magnesium, vitamin C or potassium or whatever um kale. A lot of people say: kale is a superfood.

Kale is not a superfood, God didn’t create. Kale kale is a genetic hybrid, alright created by man. Kale is not a superfood. Alright, mostly you will have superfoods coming from the tropics or from very very cold northern environments. The plants will get, you know a lot of energy from both. In other words, they will get very they’ll, be very, very strong in a northern environment. Cuz have to survive this big winter or they’ll get a lot of sunlight and a lot of rain.

You know like a greenhouse condition in the tropical environment, which brings me to the next. Essentially, this isn’t really tropical, but because Peru is not really tropical per se up or the East grow in the mountains really high altitude, but maca root again. Another organic superfood. Just off the charts with all the different nutrients in it and everything else again, I was really skeptical about some of the stuff years ago.

I heard about this thing of superfoods I just kind of and whatever it will. You will feel the difference when you start to incorporate super foods into your diet. It’s it will hit on so many different levels. Again, a lot of people make the mistake of with natural health they’ll hear that echinacea will help to boost your immune system. So if you get a cold take some echinacea, so they get a cold and they go and get a Nick and hu pill and they think this is going to help me.

You know it’s an herbal thing and I can just take an echinacea pill. Then they say: oh, it didn’t really work. What you need to do. The way you fight disease is to prevent disease from in the first place. You don’t need a bunch of junk food and then say give me a cure when I get sick. No, no! It’s about prevention, and how do you prevent things? Well, remember a very simple little saying you are what you eat.

Okay, there was another guy said the one time you know: let food be your medicine, alright, um you just stay in good nutrition. You have good nutrition in your life, you’re not going to get sick, and if you do get sick, it’s going to be about 24 hours and you’re going to be done with it. I can. I can tell you I used to get sick for weeks. At a time with a flu or cold or whatever else, and if I had a fever, it be days on end or whatever else.

Now, it’s extremely rare for me to ever be sick for more than 24 hours, usually it’s less than 12 hours. They don’t get something and and what I do when I get sick I’ll, just start eating all kinds of superfoods and whatever else and it’ll usually defeat whatever I’m dealing with, but this is yellow maca root I’ll be right back. Let me just check my coconut oil yeah do not want to let it get hot because, like I said it can kill some of the nutrition and other things there.

But there you go. There’s your liquefied coconut oil we’ll get back to that in just a minute. I’ll show you some other types of maca root really quickly. We have there’s basically three different types you have yellow, which we showed earlier. There’s your yellow. You have red maca root and then you also have black maca root. Okay, these three right here we have an opening yet because we’re trying to get rid of the trying to use up get rid of a but trying to use up the yellow that we have here and so, but there there’s so much with what superfoods again.

I could probably going to bring out another study, but another really really amazing. Superfood is this right here. This is the basis for chocolate raw cacao. Okay, this is organic cacao. We go through a lot of it, so we got a big bag. That’s not cheap stuff. Okay, again, we’re not talking about the cheapest way to make a meal here, we’re talking about healthy eating and healthy living stuff that will actually change your health that will actually make you feel really really good and not just oh, that was a nice meal.

It tasted nice, oh you got to get by the thing of I mean the taste natural healthy eating is extremely flavorful, very, very, very good. It’s not old if it tastes bad, it has to be good for you. That is nonsense. Okay, um rabbit trailing here. A little bit, but it’s important for me to say this: the reason that commercial foods with a lot of preservatives in them the reason they taste good, is because of excitotoxin that they put in there aspartame natural flavors, high fructose corn syrup.

It’s deceiving your mind into thinking that they taste good and when you eat natural food for years, if you back and try to eat that stuff, it will taste like chemicals to you. Okay, I cannot. I cannot drink soda pop. I cannot eat junk food anymore. It just tastes like toxic chemicals to me and believe me, for over thirty years I lived on that junk food. Okay, I really wrecked my health, important distinction.

This is racquel. This is, it says, 100 % cacao. I don’t trust this, it’s probably genetically engineered. Whatever else. Don’t don’t buy this thinking? Oh wow, I got your cow. It’s not the same thing right very important to understand that, but one of the big things that cacao will do for you is it’s it’s the highest source of magnesium in the world. So if you have joint pain, if you have muscle pain whatever else, this will pretty much take it away.

This is also very good on headaches as well. I might have an inflammation and inflammation yeah a couple times. I’ve actually been starting to get a headache, and I start to take some of the fudge here and the headaches gone. Okay and again it’s a process. Natural health is a process. The first time I started trying natural health. It wasn’t just boom my body’s back to healthy, whatever it takes a little while and till the most powerful super foods on magnesium that you can, you know, take together and it’s tremendous cacao and choc arute, both extremely high in magnesium, both really pair up together, cacao, Tea with superfood fudge is extremely good together.

Let me tell you so without any further ado: let’s get to the recipe, let’s start out here, I’ll have to get another spin right. First of all, you want to have four heaping tablespoons of cacao powder there. We have one just want to put the glass bowl or, like that’s a mixing or measuring cup kind of a thing there, one two three and four: this is not a if you haven’t noticed. This is not a extremely exact science.

If you get just a little bit, you know a quarter, teaspoon too much, then you’re going to blow something up or whatever else. It’s not a big deal, and then what I do is I do about a tablespoon mockery as well. Maca root is also really good for women, the balancing hormones and things like that really good stuff, and this gives it kind of a little bit of a hazelnut type of flavor, so the two of them really good to mix together so that what we do you Want a teaspoon of vanilla so for a teaspoon of vanilla extract in okay.

Now we need four tablespoons of raw honey. Okay, there’s one to three and one more just kind of let it drain off a little bit there and for there you have it. Okay, take your finger and just kind of clean it off there. I’r hands are clean. I washed them last week, so they’re still clean, I’m just kidding. That’s a joke. There probably be an exposed article coming out now, hmm, but you never know alright.

Okay, now we’re going to actually you know what I’ll do the peanut butter first try to get this stuff out of here and of course, the you know, a lot of people say we make peanut butter and then you got to add maple syrup and you got To add whatever else to try and make it taste good or whatever they you know just you know, learn to eat things, just as they are you’ll appreciate it more. You got it.

You got to retrain your taste buds when you first get off of all the sugar junk and you know you’re you’re, basically, a drug addict. If you’re used to a lot of white sugar and again you know, I’m speaking from experience here and they’re still. You know temptations come up in things to eat, junk food and whatever, and – and thankfully I don’t give in to those – because I know every time I have in the past – I always end up getting sick or you get the sugar high and then the sugar low And and your insulin levels of crashing – and you know it just this – doesn’t – doesn’t pay to mess with sugar.

So now we’re going to fill the rest of this. You can see how runny it is when it’s blended, really fine like that. Okay, there we go all right, get all this stuff out of here, see they’re, just scrape it all out with a spatula, and we eat this stuff a lot, because it’s got quite a few superfoods in it and incredibly good for you, and you really just feel Good after you’re done eating it, it’s not the same thing as a store-bought candy or anything like that.

Now. What we need to do is we need to pour 1 cup of coconut oil into here. Hopefully I made enough. Sometimes I don’t looks like about perfect Wow. Great job good praise, Lord yep, for the coconut oil in there, like I said you don’t want to make it too hot or anything and scrape it in there. Okay, now we take if you have a pie pan or whatever else or an old cake pan. We have this heart-shaped cake, pan cake pan.

So what we’ll do here is we’ll stir. It stir this up real good, so it’s all mixed together. Then we come in here and look in there and see how it’s cane stirred again, you don’t need an electric mixer in a blender and all that other junk. You know I mean, if you put it in the Vitamix. Well, it’s just going to make it more stuff to clean up. It actually started together pretty quickly this dirt. Will you don’t have any limbs or anything get a little bit of exercise here, even justify eating a few more pieces of fudge? Great? Actually, it’s not bad! For you, so you can eat a couple pieces.

Just don’t do like our son did the first time he tried that he had eight pieces and ended up, throwing up a little bit later. Do all things in moderation. Okay, there you go it’s about what you want right there, but no it isn’t never mind is either lumps that’s about what you want all those big cliffs, Amaka or uh cacao. No, it’s not. I had it. It’s character, make sure you get on the bottom and everything move around on the sides.

You know it’s not really a big deal if you do get some clumps in there, because you know you’re just going to be in any ways, but the Cal does not taste like chocolate by the way it has a slight chocolaty flavor, but it’s kind of bitter. So but if you add some all hunting to it and coconut oil and vanilla extract and peanut butter and everything tastes real good, so there we go. That should do it for that.

I’ll just put this over here later on, find a volunteer to lick that off government grant. First, probably you should okay. Now what you can do is what we like to do is if you kind of like some peanuts in it, which I showed you you know see. If I can show one here, you can see the peanuts in it there in that piece of fudge. Okay, I’ll eat that one later, if that’s what you want, then what you do excuse me: you pour some peanuts in right into the fudge as many as you want there you go, you can also put some almonds in it.

We have some almonds up there. Another thing which we’ve tried is here’s some raisins, okay kind of give you the chocolate-covered raisin taste, not bad, it’s. Okay. Another thing is dried cranberries. I, like dried cranberries in the fudge certain somebody doesn’t care for it as much, but stop picking on me terrible, but dried cranberries and my opinion are pretty good and the thing another option might be.

These are called golden berries. Okay, golden berries are another superfood they’re, not one of the highest ranked superfoods or whatever, but they’re some really good stuff in their tropical type of berry. Douji berries would be another option, that’s another, her food. The whole point is here to get as many super foods into your diet, even something that you would consider a dessert. You want to get super foods into your diet on a regular basis, because it’s going to give you nutrition on so many different levels and it’s going to boost your immune system and it’s going to help you out a lot of stuff again.

Another point I need to make is that I believe that the body is self-healing itself, regenerating. Okay, God designed us, the Bible says we were fearfully and wonderfully made, and I believe that there are things out in nature that can actually regenerate damage that you’ve done to your body. Again, I was in really poor shape. In my you know: teens 20s 30s. Really poor shape because of just being raised on on sugar and um.

You know my lower back went to a chiropractor at one time he told me. My discs in my lower back were degenerating, a terrible back pain and there’s a lot of different reasons. For that not going to get into it, but just from you know, longing primarily lifting heavy things and whatever else and I used to have you know I just I couldn’t stand up for very long, because it was just such bad back pain and one of the Big things I did is introduced magnesium into my diet and I very little pain anymore, so just try to get as many superfoods in your and your body into your system as possible.

It’ll really help you alright, so now just pour it right in there. I know it’s tempting to say just skip the freezer part and we’ll just go right to just take a bowl and pour some in and eat it with a spoon. But you know patients, it’s worth it yeah all right, just use your spatula to get as much of that out of there. As you can again, you might have to find a volunteer putting that in the paper or something for somebody that’d be willing to lick this stuff off.

I won’t say any names here, but and then what you do is my secret terrible. What you want to do, then, is I’ll. Stick it the freezer. It’s nice level area right there we go and let it go for two or three hours and it’ll be done. So we’ll see you back a little bit and for this is frozen. Okay, it’s been a few hours. The superfood fudge should be done, it’s let’s check in the freezer and grab it got it, and here we have it.

Look this way that pretty cold, but there you can see it on the frozen nicely. Then you can cut it into pieces or you can actually, if you have a cake pan like this, you can actually just pop the whole thing out like this see how easy it comes out. I’r just kidding you like that and you can go and turn your computer on and read some King James article ministries, sermons and just spend the whole night just eating chocolate.

Probably not, I don’t think that’d be considered moderation, so it might get a little messy on the computer too yeah. You know. After a while, it would start to kind of warm up a little bit you’d kind of get a little bit messy. So but there you have it, there’s your superfood fudge real healthy for you not very difficult to make, and I really highly recommend it. That’s going to be it. Thank you for reading you


 

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10 Healthy Habits To Be Happier + Anti-Stress Smoothie Recipe

So here we sit in our backyard on our patio on the most perfect of gloomy days. It’s chilly right now and what better day to film a article for you guys about how to be happy, how to be happy in spite of your situation when the Sun isn’t shining outside or even within? How can you want remain happy? Ultimately, happiness comes from a sense of joy, purpose and satisfaction right.

So some of the happiest places in the world, like Costa Rica, Singapore and Denmark are living. These measurably happy lives based on a set of factors and principles that they incorporate into their daily lives. We’re going to be sharing those with you today, so hopefully you can take some of what they’ve done to become happier and incorporate it into your own life right. We are also going to share with you the simple things that we do on a daily basis that bring us happiness and joy.

So naturally we would start with eat move rest because that’s kind of what we’re all about here, but because we’ve got a stress, busting smoothie recipe, for you guys we’re going to save that until the end, so stay tuned, tip number one invest in your hobbies and New experiences, it can be really easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work grind, and it is no bueno. So this is where we were two or three years ago.

We loved article photo all this type of work. We want to express ourselves artistically and we had a message to share out of health and wellness, but we didn’t know how to necessarily do it. This led us on a scouring Google search of reading YouTube articles, how to buy a camera, how to take photos? How to edit article, how to start a blog post or blog and that ultimately led us to skill sure where we have basically learned how to do what it is we’re doing right this very second right, so one of our favorite YouTube blogs actually had a message About skill share that kind of piqued our interest, so skill share calm.

It was we went on the website, and the awesome thing is that it makes the good choice the easy one, because you don’t have to go sit in a classroom on the campus and not be able to afford your classes, maybe not even love the classes that You paid for so that being said, skill share is totally affordable. It’s an online learning platform to help you further, your curiosities give –‘t is maybe even your career.

Yes, so we are super excited because we get to offer you guys a free two-month trial to our first 500 subscribers to click the link in our description below yea. So you can take classes on everything from how to chop a vegetable to how to start a blog to how to make a youtube article. You guys want a dedicated article on how we started our YouTube blog. Let us know in the link below that being said: new hobbies was just one part of our tip number one.

The other part is new experiences, so we absolutely love to travel and see the world. So we kind of combined our hobby with new experiences by bringing our cameras everywhere with us on the go. So we encourage you guys to travel somewhere book a trip. You’ve never been and tell your story in your own unique creative way. Tip number two get out in nature: go for a hike climb, a mountain swim down a river get in a canoe, whatever you have to do to get out and explore the world around you.

It can be as simple as flipping your shoes off and walking barefoot in the grass. This is a fantastic thing that you can do if you’ve been working at your work desk all day slip your shoes off at the end of the day and go walk around in the grass get yourself some pets get yourself. Some plants bring the outdoors in we’ve, got a plethora of houseplants. You guys have seen in one of our recent YouTube articles or better yet start a garden.

So tip number three have a spiritual practice, whether that’s sitting down every morning or evening, to read scripture to meditate to pray to simply give thanks get out in nature like Aaron mentioned before. Maybe you take a trip, go to Italy like we did and experience the awe and the wonder, there’s so much beauty in this world, and we say it’s God. We say it’s our Creator that has given us everything that we have.

He gives us the strength and the peace to remain happy and that’s our spiritual practice and we seriously recommend for everyone out there find a community and be a part of it. So these happiest places in the world. One of the things that they have in common is they live within walking distance from a church, a market a park, maybe even a gym, so living within walking distance from your community makes it that much easier to invest time with your community worst case.

You can invest your time at work, spending time getting to know those you work with, or even better find an online community like you’re doing right now, reading our blog, so our next tip is work. Do what you love or find a way to make your work fun because, let’s be honest, we can’t all quit our day jobs. I happen to be a landscaper by trade. I’ve got a trailer full of mulch to get to work on, but I love it and it’s not because it’s easy, but it’s because I love it, so do something you love or like we said before, find a new hobby that can maybe turn into something that Can make you money that could be a new source of income for you at the end of the day, if you can’t enjoy what it is, you’re doing, set boundaries between work and play and make sure to make the time for play healthy habit.

Number six is spend enough time with family and get the emotional support that you need so dusty just talked about work-life balance and it’s super important to not get too wrapped up in your own schedule and set that time for friends, family and loved ones. Right. So obviously, that’s a new thing for us, especially with max who, by the way, is passed out right here next to us. Okay, so we are learning as a small family as a new family.

How to find that intimacy that tucks, that that togetherness time we are so close to our parents and our siblings we’re super fortunate. So we take full advantage of that and there’s much family time, as we can great, so we’ve been able to share in so many exciting experiences with them. They’ve been able to see max grow up after max was born. We found ourselves going stir-crazy, so we found a lot of joy getting out getting by the pool going to the farmers market doing these things with our friends and with our families.

So we should all have at least a couple of close friends or family members that we can confide in that we can share anything and everything with get things off of our chest. It can almost be considered a form of there. In fact, I know that I feel a sense of release when I share things even with dusty, but find a couple of people and don’t be afraid to open up right, but maybe you’re thinking all my family is gone or I moved away.

There is no family even close to me. Well, your friends can be you do like we did in LA when we did our meetup or come on a retreat and join our eat. Move rest family with us and also on that note, aside from sharing your feelings, talk touch intimacy, so this is something that was totally new to me. When I came into Dusty’s family, I didn’t come from a very huggy touchy-feely family, but all of a sudden I was showered with hugs and handshakes galore, multiple upon arrival and departure, so it felt new and uncomfortable.

But now I’ve really come to love. It number seven practice gratitude and give back right. So this right here is a gratitude journal. This tiny note looks that’s right by my bed and every so often I’ll, open it and jot down two to three things that I’m grateful for so a lot of times. We can get caught up in social media and one of the downfalls of it is that it can make a spoke to me from time to time.

Maybe we wish that we looks different or we live somewhere different. Maybe we wish we had more than what we already have. The list goes on and on, but if I can be thankful so that I already have, I realize just how much I do have and giving back so Ann and I have made it made it a habit to give our time once in a while to volunteer. Like with the Special Olympics or a bike camp for children with disabilities, or even at our church, this last winter, my mom did a fundraiser for sleeping bags for the homeless.

Giving back can be super easy too, maybe you’re in the Starbucks drive-thru and you pay it forward or maybe you pop online and you donate to one of your favorite charities. We can link some of our favorites below in the description, so a healthy habit. Number eight is to move whether you’re going for a run or a ride, or maybe you just like to dance moving, produces good stress which in turn releases feel-good endorphins moving your body will make you happy.

Sometimes I spend too much time on my computer. I just feel drained of energy, it seems counterintuitive, but honestly, your body will give you more energy. So, on a day like today, when the rain has finally stopped and I’m feeling a little bit groggy a long walk with Aaron and Max is going to probably be the thing that makes me feel better, but I’m actually thinking about a bike ride tip number 9.

Rest little man, it’s just waking out from probably his third map of the day and one thing’s for sure babies know when they need to rest the rest as a new mom. I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about being sleep-deprived. But that being said aside from getting your eight hours of sleep, like we always say there are a ton of other ways that you can get your rest, so practicing meditation and mindfulness.

Even just kicking your feet up and spending some quality time with your loved ones again, so you can see a lot of these healthy habits are intertwined and the more that you can practice them, the more that you’ll feel you’re not checking off a list, but they’re Free-Flowing and that they all make you happy working in conjunction together. Okay, you guys our last and final tip is to nourish your body.

It all starts with what’s on your plate and what ultimately ends up in your mouth. On that note, aaron has got an epic stress, busting smoothie, for you guys now. Finally, you guys I’m going to be sharing with you. Our stress busting, smoothie favorite. This one is our choco mock-up protein smoothie. So I’m going to be cooling you in as to why these ingredients are so beneficial at boosting your mood and diminishing your stress.

Keep in mind this recipe is for two for this choco maca smoothie. You will need six frozen, ripe, speckled bananas, two tablespoons of cacao powder, two tablespoons of hemp, seeds, 2, teaspoons of maca powder and optionally. One scoop of chocolate plant protein you’ll also need a liquid of your choice. We are doing anywhere from 1 to 2 cups of almond milk. It’s best, if you can leave your bananas to set out for 10 to 15 minutes before blending, especially if you don’t have a high speed blender, but we’re going to place them into our Vitamix here and the reason bananas are so fantastic for.

Fighting stress is because they’re high in potassium, which can help, is you have muscle, cramps or eggs or spasms get those bananas in ingredient number two and my favorite is cacao. So it’s super high in polyphenols and flavonoids, which are antioxidants that increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for better mood, better sleep and reduced anxiety. Next is hemp seeds. So, aside from the fact that they’re super high in fatty acids, they’re also extremely high in magnesium, so magnesium increases the amount of GABA, which is another neurotransmitter in the body.

When that goes up stress anxiety, depression goes you down. It also helps your sore muscles up. Next is maca powder, which is an adaptogen, so adaptogens. I know and she’s surviving some of the harshest climates on the planet, they’re fantastic at adapting within the body as well, so they can help with stress management, anxiety, libido, energy and sleep all of the above. Yes, please I’m adding in this optional plant protein, because, especially if you’re highly active, it’s going to be great for repairing your muscles.

Finally, your liquid almond milk is another that has all kinds of beneficial stress busting, but here we are max, is well slept. We’re about to be well fed with our stress, busting, choco, maca smoothies, my gosh they’re, so so good and guess what you guys. The Sun came out, amazing, so yeah. We hope you guys enjoy these tips. A lot of them are common sense. Yes, but sometimes we need a simple reminder to invest in eating, moving and resting better enjoying our work.

More one final bonus tip spend some time with a baby as difficult and stressful as being new parents can sometimes be max knows how to be healthy and how to be happy. He eats when he’s hungry. He sleeps when he’s tired, he poops on-demand, eat. Poop. Rest folks spend some time with a happy baby and you will ultimately learn how to be happier for yourself. So yeah, you guys don’t forget about this special offer linked in the description below.

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10 Healthy Habits To Be Happier + Anti-Stress Smoothie Recipe

So here we sit in our backyard on our patio on the most perfect of gloomy days. It’s chilly right now and what better day to film a article for you guys about how to be happy, how to be happy in spite of your situation when the Sun isn’t shining outside or even within? How can you want remain happy? Ultimately, happiness comes from a sense of joy, purpose and satisfaction right.

So some of the happiest places in the world, like Costa Rica, Singapore and Denmark are living. These measurably happy lives based on a set of factors and principles that they incorporate into their daily lives. We’re going to be sharing those with you today, so hopefully you can take some of what they’ve done to become happier and incorporate it into your own life right. We are also going to share with you the simple things that we do on a daily basis that bring us happiness and joy.

So naturally we would start with eat move rest because that’s kind of what we’re all about here, but because we’ve got a stress, busting smoothie recipe, for you guys we’re going to save that until the end, so stay tuned, tip number one invest in your hobbies and New experiences, it can be really easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work grind, and it is no bueno. So this is where we were two or three years ago.

We loved article photo all this type of work. We want to express ourselves artistically and we had a message to share out of health and wellness, but we didn’t know how to necessarily do it. This led us on a scouring Google search of reading YouTube articles, how to buy a camera, how to take photos? How to edit article, how to start a blog post or blog and that ultimately led us to skill sure where we have basically learned how to do what it is we’re doing right this very second right, so one of our favorite YouTube blogs actually had a message About skill share that kind of piqued our interest, so skill share calm.

It was we went on the website, and the awesome thing is that it makes the good choice the easy one, because you don’t have to go sit in a classroom on the campus and not be able to afford your classes, maybe not even love the classes that You paid for so that being said, skill share is totally affordable. It’s an online learning platform to help you further, your curiosities give –‘t is maybe even your career.

Yes, so we are super excited because we get to offer you guys a free two-month trial to our first 500 subscribers to click the link in our description below yea. So you can take classes on everything from how to chop a vegetable to how to start a blog to how to make a youtube article. You guys want a dedicated article on how we started our YouTube blog. Let us know in the link below that being said: new hobbies was just one part of our tip number one.

The other part is new experiences, so we absolutely love to travel and see the world. So we kind of combined our hobby with new experiences by bringing our cameras everywhere with us on the go. So we encourage you guys to travel somewhere book a trip. You’ve never been and tell your story in your own unique creative way. Tip number two get out in nature: go for a hike climb, a mountain swim down a river get in a canoe, whatever you have to do to get out and explore the world around you.

It can be as simple as flipping your shoes off and walking barefoot in the grass. This is a fantastic thing that you can do if you’ve been working at your work desk all day slip your shoes off at the end of the day and go walk around in the grass get yourself some pets get yourself. Some plants bring the outdoors in we’ve, got a plethora of houseplants. You guys have seen in one of our recent YouTube articles or better yet start a garden.

So tip number three have a spiritual practice, whether that’s sitting down every morning or evening, to read scripture to meditate to pray to simply give thanks get out in nature like Aaron mentioned before. Maybe you take a trip, go to Italy like we did and experience the awe and the wonder, there’s so much beauty in this world, and we say it’s God. We say it’s our Creator that has given us everything that we have.

He gives us the strength and the peace to remain happy and that’s our spiritual practice and we seriously recommend for everyone out there find a community and be a part of it. So these happiest places in the world. One of the things that they have in common is they live within walking distance from a church, a market a park, maybe even a gym, so living within walking distance from your community makes it that much easier to invest time with your community worst case.

You can invest your time at work, spending time getting to know those you work with, or even better find an online community like you’re doing right now, reading our blog, so our next tip is work. Do what you love or find a way to make your work fun because, let’s be honest, we can’t all quit our day jobs. I happen to be a landscaper by trade. I’ve got a trailer full of mulch to get to work on, but I love it and it’s not because it’s easy, but it’s because I love it, so do something you love or like we said before, find a new hobby that can maybe turn into something that Can make you money that could be a new source of income for you at the end of the day, if you can’t enjoy what it is, you’re doing, set boundaries between work and play and make sure to make the time for play healthy habit.

Number six is spend enough time with family and get the emotional support that you need so dusty just talked about work-life balance and it’s super important to not get too wrapped up in your own schedule and set that time for friends, family and loved ones. Right. So obviously, that’s a new thing for us, especially with max who, by the way, is passed out right here next to us. Okay, so we are learning as a small family as a new family.

How to find that intimacy that tucks, that that togetherness time we are so close to our parents and our siblings we’re super fortunate. So we take full advantage of that and there’s much family time, as we can great, so we’ve been able to share in so many exciting experiences with them. They’ve been able to see max grow up after max was born. We found ourselves going stir-crazy, so we found a lot of joy getting out getting by the pool going to the farmers market doing these things with our friends and with our families.

So we should all have at least a couple of close friends or family members that we can confide in that we can share anything and everything with get things off of our chest. It can almost be considered a form of there. In fact, I know that I feel a sense of release when I share things even with dusty, but find a couple of people and don’t be afraid to open up right, but maybe you’re thinking all my family is gone or I moved away.

There is no family even close to me. Well, your friends can be you do like we did in LA when we did our meetup or come on a retreat and join our eat. Move rest family with us and also on that note, aside from sharing your feelings, talk touch intimacy, so this is something that was totally new to me. When I came into Dusty’s family, I didn’t come from a very huggy touchy-feely family, but all of a sudden I was showered with hugs and handshakes galore, multiple upon arrival and departure, so it felt new and uncomfortable.

But now I’ve really come to love. It number seven practice gratitude and give back right. So this right here is a gratitude journal. This tiny note looks that’s right by my bed and every so often I’ll, open it and jot down two to three things that I’m grateful for so a lot of times. We can get caught up in social media and one of the downfalls of it is that it can make a spoke to me from time to time.

Maybe we wish that we looks different or we live somewhere different. Maybe we wish we had more than what we already have. The list goes on and on, but if I can be thankful so that I already have, I realize just how much I do have and giving back so Ann and I have made it made it a habit to give our time once in a while to volunteer. Like with the Special Olympics or a bike camp for children with disabilities, or even at our church, this last winter, my mom did a fundraiser for sleeping bags for the homeless.

Giving back can be super easy too, maybe you’re in the Starbucks drive-thru and you pay it forward or maybe you pop online and you donate to one of your favorite charities. We can link some of our favorites below in the description, so a healthy habit. Number eight is to move whether you’re going for a run or a ride, or maybe you just like to dance moving, produces good stress which in turn releases feel-good endorphins moving your body will make you happy.

Sometimes I spend too much time on my computer. I just feel drained of energy, it seems counterintuitive, but honestly, your body will give you more energy. So, on a day like today, when the rain has finally stopped and I’m feeling a little bit groggy a long walk with Aaron and Max is going to probably be the thing that makes me feel better, but I’m actually thinking about a bike ride tip number 9.

Rest little man, it’s just waking out from probably his third map of the day and one thing’s for sure babies know when they need to rest the rest as a new mom. I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about being sleep-deprived. But that being said aside from getting your eight hours of sleep, like we always say there are a ton of other ways that you can get your rest, so practicing meditation and mindfulness.

Even just kicking your feet up and spending some quality time with your loved ones again, so you can see a lot of these healthy habits are intertwined and the more that you can practice them, the more that you’ll feel you’re not checking off a list, but they’re Free-Flowing and that they all make you happy working in conjunction together. Okay, you guys our last and final tip is to nourish your body.

It all starts with what’s on your plate and what ultimately ends up in your mouth. On that note, aaron has got an epic stress, busting smoothie, for you guys now. Finally, you guys I’m going to be sharing with you. Our stress busting, smoothie favorite. This one is our choco mock-up protein smoothie. So I’m going to be cooling you in as to why these ingredients are so beneficial at boosting your mood and diminishing your stress.

Keep in mind this recipe is for two for this choco maca smoothie. You will need six frozen, ripe, speckled bananas, two tablespoons of cacao powder, two tablespoons of hemp, seeds, 2, teaspoons of maca powder and optionally. One scoop of chocolate plant protein you’ll also need a liquid of your choice. We are doing anywhere from 1 to 2 cups of almond milk. It’s best, if you can leave your bananas to set out for 10 to 15 minutes before blending, especially if you don’t have a high speed blender, but we’re going to place them into our Vitamix here and the reason bananas are so fantastic for.

Fighting stress is because they’re high in potassium, which can help, is you have muscle, cramps or eggs or spasms get those bananas in ingredient number two and my favorite is cacao. So it’s super high in polyphenols and flavonoids, which are antioxidants that increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for better mood, better sleep and reduced anxiety. Next is hemp seeds. So, aside from the fact that they’re super high in fatty acids, they’re also extremely high in magnesium, so magnesium increases the amount of GABA, which is another neurotransmitter in the body.

When that goes up stress anxiety, depression goes you down. It also helps your sore muscles up. Next is maca powder, which is an adaptogen, so adaptogens. I know and she’s surviving some of the harshest climates on the planet, they’re fantastic at adapting within the body as well, so they can help with stress management, anxiety, libido, energy and sleep all of the above. Yes, please I’m adding in this optional plant protein, because, especially if you’re highly active, it’s going to be great for repairing your muscles.

Finally, your liquid almond milk is another that has all kinds of beneficial stress busting, but here we are max, is well slept. We’re about to be well fed with our stress, busting, choco, maca smoothies, my gosh they’re, so so good and guess what you guys. The Sun came out, amazing, so yeah. We hope you guys enjoy these tips. A lot of them are common sense. Yes, but sometimes we need a simple reminder to invest in eating, moving and resting better enjoying our work.

More one final bonus tip spend some time with a baby as difficult and stressful as being new parents can sometimes be max knows how to be healthy and how to be happy. He eats when he’s hungry. He sleeps when he’s tired, he poops on-demand, eat. Poop. Rest folks spend some time with a happy baby and you will ultimately learn how to be happier for yourself. So yeah, you guys don’t forget about this special offer linked in the description below.

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2018-01-28 Keto Meal Prep/Vlog

If you follow me on Instagram, which you should at read out on pedo you’ll, see that I went to midnight bingo last night I won, which is dope only hundred and fifty dollars. I had to split the pot, but that’s fine. It was a really fun time, but I also had my first unplanned cheat meal, so I knew there was going to be pizza and everything – and I was like: oh no, I’m not going to eat, I’m going to be fine, but as the night went on it Became clear that I was like nah, I’m doing this, I’m hanging with the crew and I’m going to enjoy it.

So that’s what I did. There was Pizza Hut. There was brownies, there was caramel corn, there were fries, I mean, and it was delicious, like you know, hashtag no regrets. The thing is. If you also read my weigh-ins once you should um, you know that I weigh in on the first of the month. So that means February 1st is coming up on Thursday, but I’ve been doing like quasi weigh-ins. You know for throughout the month and honestly, I’m still at the exact same weight like I’ve lost no weight whatsoever, which I mean coming off a 15 pound loss for December.

Like I get it, you know, I’m not too upset weight, loss is linear or weight loss is not linear, I’m still making great progress. So I was just like this. Cheat is not like it’s going to derail any other progress. I’ve made for January cuz. I haven’t made it, you know now it wasn’t ideal, but at the same time you know I’m not letting it faze me. It’s not throwing me off track, I’m right back on today.

I’m going to go really hard today, so Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, see if we can get anything off for Thursday, but I mean even the fact that I’ve been able to maintain this whole month like 178 pounds. That’s a miracle, so I am just super proud. So I’m just going to have to recalculate my macros, you know adjust do what you’re supposed to do when you hit a stall and keep it moving. Super tired right now, only guys about like 5 hours of sleep, but I’m up and at them.

I know I say this every week but like super simple meal, prep, I’m just going to do ground, beef and eggs and like I literally, have no idea what I’m going to do for my second meal. So hopefully, Meyer will give me some inspiration, but I’m headed to the gym right now got my pre-workout and going to get her done. Let’s go Jesus, be free, workout, say no: Oh, okay, it’s a little after 5:00 and I am done with meal prep and I killed it today.

So let’s take a look at what we got. First, we have the scrambled eggs and ground beef, never changing it. Then we just have that random pulled pork and that bacon and cheese fried rice that I’ve just made up off the top of my head, and that is so good. Next we got my trail mix, then we have the keto connect chocolates, like I said I put them into the mini mold, so they come out in like little tabs and they are so good they’re, like my new favorite thing ever in fact, I think I’m just Going to go ahead and eat this one quality control, it’s chocolate in it’s a little salty, it’s a melty! If cold, I love to keep them in the freezer.

Hmm! So happy! Okay! Whoa! I’m done thanks for reading! If you like this article and want to see more, you can subscribe to my blog read autumn. Keto also don’t forget to ding the notification bell. If you want to be notified, whenever I put up new meal prep articles or weigh in articles or anything like that, if you liked this article, give it a thumbs up and comment, let me know what you’re eating for milk prep this week.

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2018-01-21 Keto Meal Prep/Vlog

That’s not pink! For once. I have a really simple meal. Prep it’s going to look similar to last week, but I really enjoyed what I had last week. So if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I will catch you guys along the way off to the gym y’all. It is 1 o’clock, I’m just now getting home from the gym in the grocery store, and I am annoyed at life all because of these things like I needed some more low-carb, tortillas and so mired and have the brand.

I was looking for the mission that normally has three grams of net carbs, so I went to buyer and they didn’t have them oh into Walmart and then finally, I had to go to Kroger and I don’t know if they changed the formula or whatever. But now they’re 4 grams of net carbs and we used to call it a 10 pack. Now they only come in an APEC. This was $ 5. I am so annoyed right now, but I needed these I’m going to have to reevaluate my use of tortillas.

From now on, because I am over it, but I’m just about to eat something and read TV and try to relax, and then I got a short milk wrap today. First up we have bacon, I’m not going to lie. I still don’t feel like. I have the art of making bacon down so this week I tried it in the oven and I’m going to say that it’s probably my favorite way to make it from now on. So there we have it next, as usual, scrambled eggs.

I make these with a tbsp of ghee, so it’s a dozen eggs with some ghee in the pan, and I found that I like making them low and slow it takes longer, but it really makes them creamy and delicious and that’s the way I prefer them now. This is the spice mixture that I use for my meat. It is a teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, a teaspoon and a half of salt and two teaspoons of chili powder, and I also throw some red pepper flake in there as well, because I can never have it spicy enough.

So I just grind up my beef this week the cheese of choice is mozzarella, so I found that I like to buy it and grade it myself and next up. We have jalapenos so here on building my Pete Cydia, so it’s a quesadilla but with pizza. So I start with the tomato sauce half of the cheese, a serving of pepperoni. Next we have that jalapeno, my favorite pizza of all time is pepperoni bacon. There you go in jalapeno, so I decided to replicate that on a tortilla next, the remaining pizza sauce and the rest of the cheese, and then I pop it into the oven and hope it turns out: hey guys, it’s 4:30 and for some reason I am just Like mentally and physically exhausted, not my best work today, I will tell you um for breakfast, just scrambled eggs and ground beef.

I really liked that last week for lunch, I made pizza DS I’ll. Let you guys know how those work – it’s basically a quesadilla, but with my pizza filling, so I’m actually really excited about that, even though you might not be able to tell right now. I haven’t even worked on the desserts yet but like I have to take a break like I don’t know what’s going on, but I just can’t be in the kitchen anymore: I’m going to be making the keto Connect, peanut butter or ice cream, Snickers fat bomb and Just the peanut butter and just the chocolates that I made last week so the keto Connect chocolate bar both really good, and I made you that today I may do that tomorrow morning, like unless I get a second wind or something I’m done.

I might just like crawl into bed. I have no idea what’s going on. I really think this, like tortilla gate 2018, like really put a damper on my spirit, so I’m going to try to get a second wind, but regardless I just want to let you know that I finished most of the meal prep, so thankfully I did get that. Second, wind, so I was able to move on to the keto Connect chocolate bar. I am chopping up the dark chocolate, as well as the cacao butter and then adding the coconut oil once that comes out of their microwave.

I hit it with a little bit of sea salt and a splash of vanilla, give that a good stir to make sure that all the fat mixes with the coconut oil. Next, I hit it with a tablespoon of swerve and I like to pour this in slowly, because, if not, it will all clump in the bottom of the cup. So now I’m putting just about a teaspoon in each of the 24 mini muffin tins. While that’s in the freezer, I moved on to the ice cream, Snickers fat bombs by Aikido Connect.

The first layer is peanut butter, protein powder and I use water and stevia. I put that in the freezer and moved on to the next layer, which is peanut butter. Butter and sugar-free syrup that next layer, after it comes out of the microwave, looks really caramely and you’re supposed to wait until the first layer hardens. But I was tired and over it and I decided to just clump it in with the first layer still not being set all the way, but it actually turned out pretty good.

Next, I take a handful of peanuts and just put a couple in each fat bomb to give it some extra crunch not going to lie. I ate the rest of the peanuts, in my hand, put it back in the freezer, and the third layer is two tablespoons of butter and two ounces, or one ounce of dark chocolate. After that comes out of the microwave I hit it with about 20 drops of stevia. I, like it, spicy and I like it, sweet finally spooning that on as the third layer after they come out of the freezer, as you can tell I’m not even making sure that the bottom is completely covered.

I am just trying to get done and the second wind she did find. I sat down for a little bit now. I feel a lot better. As you can see, I knocked out the key to connect chocolates. I’ve made them into like little chocolate tabs using my mini muffin, silicone, mold and they’re amazing, and that’s probably my favorite way to make them from now on. Also, you saw, I got really lazy with the peanut butter or the Snickers fat bombs um.

The good thing is, even though they look horrible they’re going to taste good. So that’s all that matters, but I am really done now and I’m just going to sit down and relax. Thank you for reading. If you like this article, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my blog read autumn keto. Also don’t forget to like me on instagram at read autumn pedo catch you later. You

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