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Pure Spring Water + Raw Chocolate Ice Cream

September 1, 2010

I finally did it! I’ve been off the computer for a few days now. I know, doesn’t seem like such a major accomplishment, but it is for me. Of course, I’ve been checking email occasionally from my phone and Jessica calls me with any issues, but guess what? The world has not come to an end because I’m not on my computer all day. Shocking, I know. I’ve been working on this for months and its finally kicking in.

I can’t believe how hard of an addiction this is to break! That’s what it’s starting to feel like, an addiction. Am I a workaholic?? OMG, that was never me. I was always the free spirit, but wow! It really feels like something I have to physically and mentally tear myself away from and there are jolts of anxiety when I stop and say to myself, “No, step away from the computer”!

BUT, it’s getting easier.

So, the last few days have been filled with swimming, boating, friends and fun!

A friend and I floated in the ocean for over 2 hours Monday, then went shopping at a couple of the local health food stores, made a huge salad and then went to get water. Many of you ask me what I drink for water. There’s a spring in Exeter, NH where I get my water.

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It’s the best tasting, purest water I’ve ever had! Here’s a website if you want to find a spring near you:

http://www.findaspring.com/

Then we went over to Susan’s house later that night.  My friends Susan is this amazing magical women. She is an incredible healer and really one of the coolest people you’ll ever meet. So, to go and play over at her place is always so much fun. Her space is also the most relaxing and calming space you can be in.

After that day, the thought of sitting down at the computer working did not seem fun, so, yesterday Dennis and I spent the day and night on a friend’s boat, playing, swimming and laughing.

We stopped for lunch and I actually had a great salad with guacamole.  Somewhere way up in NH, I think in Merideth, NH. Not even sure where we went yesterday, I was just along for the ride and it was divine.

But, I also made some chocolate ice cream to take with us, which was devoured by my non raw friends! It’s similar to the vanilla ice cream from a few posts ago but with a few additions, here it is below…

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Chocolate Ice Cream

The most popular flavor. Raw cacao and agave nectar balance the bitter and sweet perfectly.

Top with Lucuma Caramel Sauce or Chocolate Sauce or try the variations that follow. (These are in my new book Raw Food for Everyone. Pre-order now!)

2 cups cashews

2 cups tightly packed coconut meat

4 cups coconut water

1 cup cacao powder

1 cup agave nectar

1. Combine all the ingredients in a Vita-Mix. Blend until completely smooth; there should be no lumps. Once the ingredients are blended, carefully remove the lid while the machine is running. The ingredients won’t splatter. Using a spatula, push the mixture around to make sure it’s smooth. Replace the top before turning the machine off.

2. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately or freeze.

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