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Hemp Protein, Hemp Seeds and Hemp Oil special!

May 11th, 2011

 This was one of the first specials that I ran on opensky, but since people love hemp and use a lot of it, I wanted to run this again. Make sure you order this quickly as this special will run out fast. It’s a popular item!

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One of the biggest questions I get asked about going raw is how to get enough protein. We all know that dark green leafies are the highest source, but what about when you’re on the run?
If I can’t sit down to a full meal or when I just want a boost, hemp products are my go-to quick and nutritious solution.
You can make a delicious smoothie with hemp powder (a great way to quickly replenish your muscles after a heavy workout!). Sprinkle hempseeds on top of salads, raw ice cream, even brownies. Prep a tasty salad dressing in advance using hemp oil to ensure you’re getting those all-important omega oils. 
All three are easy ways to power up and feel great!

Here’s the recipe for my favorite power boost smoothie recipe:

  • Nutiva hemp powder
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut water
  • (optional: kale for a little extra green power)
    Combine in a blender and enjoy!

The Details

Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Oil – 16 oz.

Ingredients: 100% raw, organic hemp oil

Features:

  • 100% Raw, organic, unrefined, cold pressed Canadian Hemp Oil
  • light green in color, lighter in flavor, and has more GLA content compared to other hemp oils
  • Delicious nutty flavor
  • Rich source of Omega-3 and Vitamin E
  • No Hexane
  • Best to keep hemp oil refrigerated and to use it within 8-12 weeks of opening

Organic Hemp Protein 50% – 16 oz.

 Ingredients: 100% Hemp Protein

Features:

  • Gold Standard of Plant Protein
  • Cold-milled, organic Hemp Protein
  • Fantastic for athletes and smoothie-lovers who want higher protein and superior flavor
  • No hexane, gluten, dairy, lactose or sweeteners
  • To ensure freshness, keep cool and refrigerate after opening
  • Certified as organically grown and processed by QAI. All seeds are Non GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)

Organic Shelled Hempseed – 13 oz.

Ingredients: Organic shelled hempseeds

Features:

  • Certified Organic
  • Grown without any chemical pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers
  • Cold-pressed, oxygen removed

Brads Raw Chips!

May 3rd, 2011

This weeks super special! Brads Raw Chips!

I’m a snacker. That’s all I do is snack. I don’t really eat breakfast, lunch and dinner – I tend to graze throughout the day whenever I’m hungry. This way of eating works for me really well, because when you’re eating raw, you digest quicker so you need to eat more often.

Even back when I was bodybuilding, I’ve always felt better eating six small meals and snacks throughout the day. When you eat three big meals, your metabolism rises and crashes. But this way you keep your metabolism stoked all day, so you have more energy and burn more calories. One of my new go-to snacks of choice are Brad’s Chips.

The crackers are great because they’re crunchy and have really distinct flavors. And the kale chips are fantastic. Let’s be honest: we can all make kale chips at home in the dehydrator, but do you ever really find the time?

Kale is so good for you, but how often can you really get it in? These are great to have on hand instead of waiting five hours to dehydrate. If you’re new to this kind of eating, give the snacking system a try. I think you’ll be surprised to see how much energy you have – and how easily you lose weight!

Win an Excalibur Dehydrator! And… This Weeks Super Special!

April 26th, 2011

I know many of you have heard me talk about how excited I am to be able to offer you amazing products at huge discounts. Its so easy to receive my inside sales and save tons of money on my favorite products! All you have to do is sign up here. You can also read more about how this works on my specials page.

Here’s more good news though…

To share in my excitement, Im personally giving away a 9 tray Excalibur Dehydrator to one lucky person who signs up to follow me on Opensky. (Don’t worry, if your already signed up, your automatically entered!) This sweepstakes is running now until May 8th. So sign up now! Read more about signing up here.

And if your already signed up to receive my weekly specials, here is today’s  which just started and will end tomorrow the 27th.

The collection of products in this Living Intentions bundle really hit the mark when it comes to taste! No joke, the Hemp & Greens cereal is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. I ate the entire bag in one sitting! It’s packed with greens so you wouldn’t know it to look at it (I mean, green cereal can look a little weird, I know), but you’ll be shocked at how good it is.

Their two versions of Gone Nuts have SO much flavor. They’re actually a little spicy; I don’t like wicked hot, but these are just right. The sprouted pumpkin seeds have great saltiness to them so I use them as a snack straight out but you can also put them into a salad or mix them with dried fruits like goji berries and cacao nibs for a super-health trail mix.

I know, I’m going on and on, but that’s how good this stuff is! Lastly there’s the Original Salad Booster – this is really cool. When you’re making a salad, even though the raw veggies are nutritious, this is packed with things like spirilina and chlorella that you wouldn’t normally get that are so essential. It’s like a grain with nice salty, briny kick to it that gives a serious boost to your salad. You can also put it into raw soups, on top of sprouted grains…lots of stuff.

Once you get a taste of these, I’m sure you’ll come up with a lot of other ideas for how to use them!

The Details

  • Cilantro Lime Pistachios & Pepitas 3.5oz
  • Rosemary Garlic Pistachios & Almonds 3.5oz
  • Hemp & Greens, Superfood Cereal 9oz.
  • Chia Ginger, Superfood Cereal 9oz.
  • Salad Booster, Original 3oz.
  • Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds, Himalayan Salted 8oz.

Raw Macaroons!

April 19th, 2011

 

These macaroons were a huge hit when I sold them on the site. They are one of my favorite treats!!!

“Delicious, good for you, and good for the planet…what more could we possibly ask for in a treat?!” — Alissa

If you have not signed up yet to receive my special offers, you can CLICK HERE to find out how!

Emmy’s organics was started by two very cool twenty-somethings, Samantha and Ian, who are passionate about following their dream and sharing their love for pure foods, healthy bodies & sacred commerce. And trust me, you can feel the love they put into every bite of these amazing macaroons.

This was one of the first handpicked products I sold on OpenSky and I’m featuring them again because they are just such a favorite of mine. I’ve tasted other packaged macaroons and they mostly taste like just dates, but you can really taste the bits of coconut in these, which is exactly the way it should be. They’re sweet (but not sickeningly so like so many other brands) and really moist. And the flavors are incredible! 

Samantha and Ian use only the finest raw, vegan, organic ingredients and biodegradable, earthy-friendly resources for their packaging, so you can always feel good about choosing their products.

Delicious, good for you, and good for the planet…what more could we possibly ask for in a treat?!

The Details

  • Emmy’s Organics products are certified vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free and refined sugar-free.
  • All ingredients are organic and non-gmo.
  • Emmy’s facility is strictly free of dairy and gluten. Allergy warning: tree nuts are used in the facility.
  • All packaging is made from compostable & recycled materials.

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This 12 Pack Bundle includes:

(3) packs of Coconut-Vanilla Macaroons (3 per bag, 2oz. each)

  • Ingredients: organic raw coconut, organic raw agave, natural almonds, organic raw coconut oil, organic vanilla bean, organic himalayan salt

 (3) Packs of Lemon Ginger Macaroons (3 per bag, 2 oz)

  • Ingredients:organic raw coconut, organic raw agave, natural almonds, organic raw coconut oil, organic lemon zest, lemon oil, organic ginger, organic vanilla bean, organic himalayan salt.

 (3) Packs of Chai Spice Macaroons (3 per bag, 2 oz) 

  • Ingredients:organic raw coconut, organic raw agave, natural almonds, organic raw coconut oil, organic spices, organic vanilla bean, organic himalayan salt

Todays Special – Chlorella!

April 12th, 2011

You all should have received my special offer coupon today by now. I LOVE this weeks offer. Its Chlorella!

We don’t always have time to make a full meal using greens, or to make fresh green juice, which is why I love having Chlorenergy tablets around.

Chlorellais actually my favorite thing to take because it’s super-important for health. Derived from algae, Chlorenergy is 100% natural and is packed with vitamins, minerals and so much more.

Whether you eat a raw diet or not, trust me, these Chlorenergy tablets are one of the best things you can take for your body every day!

Super-Conductive Vitamins and Ionic Minerals

April 5th, 2011
Todays super deal is one of my favorites!!!
Its the Ambaya Gold Products
It’s been a cold, nasty winter here in the Northeast, and so my
husband and I have been sneaking off to Florida every chance we get
for some sunshine. As much as I love getting away, though, I don’t
love the colds and other ailments that can happen from travelling on
airplanes frequently. But thanks to my trusted Ambaya Gold
Super-Conductive Vitamins and Ionic Minerals, I haven’t gotten sick
once from all those flights!
I like these because they are in liquid form, which makes it easier to
take. I personally don’t like swallowing big vitamins (they feel like
they get stuck in your esophagus, right?). Plus, pills take time to
break down in your body. In liquid form the vitamins and minerals go
straight into your system faster, and you don’t need to use your
digestive energy to break them up.
A lot of times when you’re taking supplements you don’t even  really
notice a difference, but when I started taking these, I actually felt
them working. They give you more energy and more of an overall feeling
of vitality…and, of course, a good excuse to hop on an airplane
knowing your immune system is good to go!
The only way to recieve my special deals is to sign up for them so that I can deliver them to your inbox every week!

If your not already signed up to receive my special deals, here’s how:

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up). This is the same partner company that I’ve been using to source all of my products for my online store.

When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

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All you have to do is sign up to follow me HERE and once a week you get a coupon for an amazing product. Signing up is free of course. I just need to be able to send you the offers to your email. There’s no obligation, you may choose to use none, some or all of them but I promise you, there will be some amazing deals that you’ll love and prices that you won’t find elsewhere! I’m working hard on setting up incredible deals with all kinds of suppliers!

The Round Yoga Mat!

March 22nd, 2011

This is one wild, funky yoga mat, but I love it!

What makes Mandala’s large, circular mat so great is that no matter which way you turn, reach, stretch, or lean, your body stays on it. Flip your downward dog and your foot is still on the cushy padded surface…not slipping and sliding on the bare floor! I especially like using this during Shivasana because I can extend my arms and legs without having to worry about my fingers and toes hanging over the edges. It’s a little big to take a regular class but for home use, it’s a major luxury.

And for all the yoga instructors out there, here’s a little added plus: my sister uses this when she teaches classes and says it’s awesome because she never has to turn it to demonstrate poses at the front of the room. Pretty cool, right?

The mat comes with a yoga pad to add some extra cushion for your knees, sacrum, hip bones, and headstand (or to sit on during meditation practice), and Mandala’s natural mat cleaner specially formulated with essential oils to keep your mat clean and smelling fresh.

If you’re heading out on a road trip, throw this into the car for your travels. You’ll be glad you have it if you do yoga in your hotel room so you don’t end up having to touch the itchy carpet underneath!

The amazing special deal for this mat will be in your inbox today at noon and is good until noon tomorrow, the 23rd.

If your not already signed up to receive my special deals, here’s how:

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up). This is the same partner company that I’ve been using to source all of my products for my online store.

When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

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All you have to do is sign up to follow me HERE and once a week you get a coupon for an amazing product. Signing up is free of course. I just need to be able to send you the offers to your email. There’s no obligation, you may choose to use none, some or all of them but I promise you, there will be some amazing deals that you’ll love and prices that you won’t find elsewhere! I’m working hard on setting up incredible deals with all kinds of suppliers!

Shilajit Latte!

March 15th, 2011

Ive posted this recipe from my new book, Raw Food for Everyone, before but…Its worth repeating!

If you don’t have Burdock Root, you can get it online or at a health food store as dried pieces. You just steep it like a tea and add the rest of the ingredients. YUMMY!!!!

The Shiajit is my weekly special so order some today! As always, its a 24 hour sale so its good from today, Tuesday, at 12 noon to Wednesday the 16th at 12 noon.

All you need to do to get this discount is to click on the email that will be in your inbox at 12 noon today and it will take you to my opensky site to go shopping!

Don’t fret, if you not already signed up, you can follow me here. AND… Make sure you sign up because Ive got some amazing surprises in store for the people who are signed up to follow me! In a few weeks ill be giving away another gift (someone one a free vitamix a couple of weeks ago, just for signing up!) and a HUGE super special present that you wont believe!

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up) When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

Ok here’s the recipe:

Burdock-Shilajit Latte:

Shilajit Latte

Burdock Root is a powerful anti-inflammatory herbal tea. A mildly bitter herb, it also stimulates the release of gastric juices and aids digestion.

Shilajit is considered the king herb of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. Shilajit contains at least 85 minerals in ionic form. Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” It is a mineral-rich humus (soil) that emanates from the crevices of the Himalayan mountains. Shilajit is truly a remarkable substance with a long history of human usage for healing, building, and rejuvenation.

Combine burdock tea and shilajit powder with these other ingredients to take the place of your morning coffee.

1 cup brewed burdock root tea

1 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon shilajit powder

1 tablespoon agave nectar

Combine all ingredients in a vita-mix or blender until frothy and warm from blending. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon if desired.

Sauerkraut Recipe and Raw Bars!

March 8th, 2011

First let me tell you about these amazing raw bars that are on sale TODAY and only for 24 hours! You can get these at a huge discount until March 9th at 12:00pm when you follow me here to receive weekly deals. Once you sign up, these weekly deals will be sent straight to your inbox so you can start shopping!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bars! I don’t know about you, but I’m not crazy about most packaged bars. I always wonder whats really in them. These Love Force Bars are made with all organic raw ingredients.

Raw Bars

These are great as energy bars or even dessert, but Ive also been using them as a quick whole food meal. They’re extremely filling! They’re individually wrapped so I keep a few in my glove compartment whenever I’m out and about and don’t have to to stop or when I know I wont be home for hours. Stock up on these before a plane trip -you’ll be so happy to find one in your bag during a long flight. I took a bunch with me on my recent trip to Italy as an easy treat.

Oh and they taste incredible! They’re made with nuts, seeds, dates, berries, and all different spices - they have a lot of different flavors and they are all delicious!

Each bar weighs 3 oz and the sample pack includes:

  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Chocolate vanilla
  • Chocolate Lemon
  • Fig Ginger
  • Granola Cacao
  • Mango Pecan
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Goji Lemon
  • Chocolate Orange

And If your not already following my Weekly Deals, heres how you can get my Raw Super Specials:

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up). This is the same partner company that I’ve been using to source all of my products for my online store.

When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

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All you have to do is sign up to follow me HERE and once a week you get a coupon for an amazing product. Signing up is free of course. I just need to be able to send you the offers to your email. There’s no obligation, you may choose to use none, some or all of them but I promise you, there will be some amazing deals that you’ll love and prices that you won’t find elsewhere! I’m working hard on setting up incredible deals with all kinds of suppliers!

(The only drawback  is that its only in the US! I’m working on changing that soon!!!)

Okay now for the Sauerkraut Recipe!!!

Look how cool the inside of this cabbage looks! I only use purple cabbage  most of the time.

This is from my new book Raw Food for Everyone. Ive been making this throughout the winter and its so good for digestion and just taste so amazing! I dont even wait untill it ferments to eat it, its great that day!

Sauerkraut

Shred the cabbage with a knife, rather than in a food processor, so the cabbage comes out shredded rather than diced. Sauerkraut makes a great addition to wraps and other sandwiches. If you want less heat, reduce the amount of jalapeño. No water is necessary in this fermenting process because of the high moisture content of cabbage and the use of salt in this recipe. Warmer weather will expedite the process. It’s ready when the cabbage has softened and there’s a slightly fizzy, slightly sour taste.

Makes 8 cups

3 cups apple cider vinegar

1 to 2 jalapeño chiles, stemmed

1½ tablespoons coriander seeds

½ head napa cabbage, shredded

½ head purple cabbage, shredded

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Put the vinegar, jalapeños, and coriander seeds in a Vita-Mix and blend to create the brine. Set aside.

2. Combine the cabbage, salt, and pepper and thoroughly toss with the brine. Place in a ceramic bowl or large crock. Store at room temperature on the countertop for 5 days, stirring at least once a day.

3. Transfer the sauerkraut to clean quart-size jars, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Raw Chocolate!

February 8th, 2011
It’s hard to find raw chocolate that isn’t super sweet or has a funky aftertaste, but I’ve recently come across chocolate that tastes like the real thing. It’s packed with goji berries for antioxidants, vitamin C, amino acids, and minerals.  They’re really a chocolate lover’s healthy dream come true!

Lucky for you, I chose to highlight this product in my weekly OpenSky offer this week.  If you’re already following me on OpenSky,  you’ll get an email by 11am ET that will tell you all about the product and why I love it.  It’ll also include a special offer on pricing that lasts until 11am ET on Wednesday (that’s right, only 24 hours!

Again, if your not following me for my special offers, make sure you sign up here by entering your first name and email address. Once you’ve done that, sit back and wait for the coupons to arrive.  It’s that easy!