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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Healthy Homemade doughnuts - clean & gluten free doughnuts

I love a great challenge and recipe rehabs is my way of living cleaner and healthier lives. Avoiding processed foods loaded with bad fats and excess sugars is my goal not only for myself but for my little family as well. (And I love taking you with me!)

There are probably a million ways to create a light, fluffy doughnut that blows this recipe away, if you are looking to replicate an unhealthy doughnut I'm sure you'll have and adventure on your hands for sure. The great news about eating healty and clean is accepting that not every food must taste like the sugar, salt, unhealthy fat loaded foods that our modern taste buds are used too!

What a great fun, tasty alternative treat for you or your family ♥

2 Cups of Garbonzo Bean Flour
1 tblsp apple cider vinegar
6 tblsp of coconut oil
1 1/2 cups of lowfat milk (or water if you are dairy free)
1 tblsp vanilla
1 tblsp baking powder
2/3 cups of sugar

Mix dry ingredients and then add in wet ingredients. Mix and pour into battered doughnut pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until doughnut appears set/firm.

For a topping you can use whip together 1/4 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and tblsp of water to get to the right texture and dip the doughnut and then top with all natural coconut flakes or even crushed peanuts. You could melt chocolate and add sprinkles too! The ideas to top are endless!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Home Made Crunch and Munch

If you love Crunch and Munch like me or my kids, you will surely enjoy feeding your family a healthier and cleaner version of this yummy treat! Just think, less fat, healthier fat and zero preservatives or extra garbage that they add to the commercial kind.

Just take a look at the store bought Crunch and Munch Ingredients:
Corn Syrup, Sugar, Peanuts, Popcorn, Butter (Pasteurized Sweet Cream and Salt), Margarine (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Liquid Soybean Oil, Water, Salt, Sweet Dairy Whey, Soybean Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate, Artificial Butter Flavor, Colored With Beta Carotene and Vitamin A Palmitate), Soybean Lecithin, Soybean Oil, Salt and Baking Soda.

Go Cleaner & Healthier!

My Ingredient List

1 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
2 Cups brown sugar 
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup nuts
12- cups of air popped popcorn 

In medium size sauce pan add the coconut oil, warm to liquid. Add 2 cups of brown sugar and dissolve, then add corn syrup and let it boil till sugar is dissolved.

If you are health conscious like me you would use air popped popcorn (Microwave popcorn is your option you might need like 3 bags for this mixture amount) Separate the un-popped kernels from your popcorn. Now and add your sugar mixture to the popcorn, little at a time.

Once you have your popcorn covered in the sugar coating, spread onto a baking sheet and toss and lightly bake for up to 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Don't let it burn, but it's to harden the sugar and bake the sugar onto the popcorn so your crunch and munch is actually Munchy ;-)

Clean & Healthy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins

Clean and Healthy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins

A Healthy Breakfast or Treat! 

Ingredient List

5 Medium Sized Bananas
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 
1 cup all natural peanut butter
3 eggs
1 1/3 cup Rice flour 
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 cup chopped walnuts 

Mash Banana, add Peanut Butter, beat in eggs, add applesauce
Add cinnamon, baking soda & rice flour 
Next stir in walnuts

Spread into greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15
minutes or till center pulls out dry. 
Cooking times vary based on size of muffin pan. You can also spread this batter into a greased 9x11 pan. 

These are so Delicious! Enjoy!

Dissovling of Doubts - Inhale Confidence Exhale Doubt

Is not Faith and Trust enough? What causes doubt? What if it's what you've been told your whole life? What if someone spoke lies and untruths to your heart and it ruined you? What if you learned to do that to yourself every single time you failed. What if doubt is the only thing that goes before you? What if your Doubt is Bigger than Your Faith? The question is yours and the answer is yours alone. What is causing you to doubt? When you open up to the exploration of such thoughts, you begin to underline the problem. Once you see that you have it, how it has owned you then you can LET IT GO!  Once You let that doubt dissolve you will see your Faith increase! 

Little Faith=Big Doubt!


The goal you should have is to dissolve all doubt from your heart.

You must believe and not doubt yourselves.  When you doubt you begin to get tossed by the sea and get lost in the waves of life.

Don't be hesitant in believing that you can do all things! Trust that you can endure all things. Believe that through the storms of life that you can. To believe that you can't is a lie from the devil. That would be putting trust into the ones that fed you lies. Time to remove the stumbling blocks on your path.

You begin to believe again. You begin to trust in God and in yourself. You begin to have the kind of Faith that removes all obstacles for you!  There is hope in these simple words. I believe in all my heart that if you have fallen short of the Glory of All that God wants you to be, that you can begin to dissolve the doubts simply by proclaiming, speaking it out and owning what is already yours! Everything you have dreamed of is within reach! Glory to God! Take it! Walk in it. Speak to yourself the Kind of Faith and Strength that Jesus provides. When it's already in you, all you have to do is grab a hold of it and never let go! When ever you exercise your spirit in this way you push the devil even further away!

Dissolve the Doubt! Walk Victoriously!

Lose Your Weight!
Become the Runner and Athlete You always dreamed of!
Be the Wife & Mother of your wildest expectations!
Conquer your Fears and Live Life with Adventure!
Face all Obstacles with Strength & Endurance!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Motivation Transformation

When we come the starting line of a journey we are often so hyper focused on the finish line that we give little thought to what it is that is actually motivating us for change.

The Right Kind of Motivation will Help Keep you Going when you feel like you can't go on!

There are many kinds of motivations such as inspiring people, faith, stories, competency, power, purpose, desire to lead by example, meaning, dreams, health, fitness goals,vanity, revenge, self image satisfaction that can motivate a person toward change. Often it can be a longing for an image of your old self.  I don't want the healthy/fitness world, industry, psycho babble world tell you that some of these things are necessarily wrong because in my heart I believe that transformation will happen that will evolve you into a healthier place. That motivation you once had will begin to morphisize  into a deeper, more connected and personal intrinsic motivation. Where the rubber meets the road, you won't be finding yourself doing most things for anybody, but truly for yourself because actually begin to care about yourself on deeper levels rather than a superficial one. You'll actually begin to realize that you can do way more than you imagine before. You'll gain trust with yourself. Your momentum will propel you into new wild places in your life that simply make you feel alive!

Your motivation should be a healthy focus. A motivation that you can have forever. A motivation that is going to help you in at the finish line and leave you eager to keep going. That motivation is never ending. A motivation that extends all time and can be easily visible when life's chaos causes you to stumble or lose focus.

Lighten up, go with it and let the Journey transform you! Don't be shameful of what motivates you but also take a deep inside look and determine if your motivation is one that is truly long lasting and enough to keep you going!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Healthy & Clean Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

1 Cup all Natural Peanut Butter
2 Cups of Quick Oats
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
 1/2 cup of finely shredded all natural coconut
•Mix PB and Eggs and then Add Oats. For extra sweetness for your children you can add 1/2 cup of either white sugar or brown sugar.

•Top with finely shredded Coconut (Optional Chocolate chips or reeses pieces)

•Line a pan with coconut oil and spread the batter into 8x10 pan and bake for 15 minutes and let cool and slice into bars.

Holy Spirit Is Wisdom - Ask for It !!

The Holy Spirit is part of the trinity that has existed since day #1.

Genesis 1:2 - Now the earth was formless, and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the water.
Proverbs 3:19 "By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place" & Jeremiah 10:12 "But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding"

God gives  Spirit & Wisdom in the Old Testament to Whom He was pleased to give it to:

(You can't just take it, it must be given. Look at Eve, the forbidden tree that she ate from was to give her secret wisdom of God! Taking and not asking= spiritual death!  (Genesis 3:6)

Old Testament encounters with Holy Spirit & Wisdom

Exodus 31:3  "....I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom...." 

1 Kings 4:29 "God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore."

2 Chronicles 9:23 - "All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart."

 Ezra 7:25- "And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess"

Daniel 2:23 "I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and

 Deuteronomy 34:9
" Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him"

Our Savior! 

Luke 2:40
"And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him."
1 Corinthians 1:24 "Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God."
Isaiah 11:2
"The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord"
Isaiah 33:6 
" He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure"
Watch This! 
1 Corinthians 1:30 - " It is because of him (Holy Spirit) that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom  from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption" 
The Israelites believed that the spirit of God dwelled inside man through the breath of the Almighty God and that would give man Wisdom! (Job 32:8)
God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit
 1 Corinthians 2:6-  "We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing"

Paul goes over and over that this kind of wisdom from God is Not the wisdom of men nor the wisdom of the world. This is not the same as knowledge from a human understanding. As a matter of fact, God clearly tells us that Wisdom of this world is Folly! (1 Corinthians 3:19) Remember back to the story of Job! The two men speaking to Job were full of human wisdom, but not of God! God rebuked the two men for that!
 Now if you go read while in the spirit, in the book of Proverbs and read synonymously between the words "Wisdom" & "Holy Spirit" you will find a whole new level of revelation. It's as though God himself is writing you those words just for you about the gift of the Holy Spirit (wisdom) It's incredible actually!
Remember- Solomon wrote this book, a man full of wisdom from God!

Lastly, I pray like Paul prayed for the people in his time, that you too may receive the power of the spirit and the wisdom! 

Ephesians 1:17
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Colossians 1:9 
 "....we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge  his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives"

I can pray for you but always remember ...Ask and it shall be given to you! (John 14:14) 

James 1:5
" If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you" After all, King Solomon asked God for one thing of God (Wisdom) and it was given to him! (2 Chronicles 1:10) God Loves to Give to those that ask. Important to know that the Wisdom was for his people, to be used to build up his Kingdom. If you ask God for Supernatural Wisdom through the spirit it will be given to you if you can be trusted with it! Jesus said, if you can be trusted with little you will be trusted with more! (Luke 16:10)

So Ask the Lord and then take time with him! We pray, worship in the spirit, in a quiet alone place with the Lord. It is there that we hear his still, soft voice. It is there that the hidden is revealed! ♥ " taught me wisdom in that secret place" Psalm 51:6

Blessings to you All~ In our Saviors Name I pray~ Amen 
Your Sister in Christ ~ Connie