15 years ago I did some motivational speaking to try to get people to live before they died! Most people stop living by the early 20’s and just get by until they can die around 65. That is a long time to live in misery! Life Is To Short To Do That! This article embodies everything I have learned from the best motivational speakers and more. I believe every word that is written here will help you be happier! Happier, no mater what is happening in your life today. You can be happy even when you have lots of challenges, you can certainly be happier. Take the time to read this great article, republished by Dr Mercola and written by Lynn Newman as she titled it, “10 Simple Tips to Live Happy, Wild, and Free.’ Dr Mercola has added a few more tips and now it is 13!
Have you ever had a craving for Dark Chocolate but wanted to stay on your diet? Here is the answer to your dream of having both. This recipe takes about 10 minutes to make and everyone will love it! Dr J’s Low Carb Chocolate:
6 Squares of bakers chocolate – unsweetened
3/4 stick of organic butter
Stevia (natural sweetener)
Xylitol (natural sweetener)
Place the chocolate in a glass baking dish lining the bottom of the dish with the squares. Put it over a very low fire to slowly melt the chocolate. When it is 1/2 melted, add the butter cut into small squares to melt quickly. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of Stevia pure white powder. Add 4 tablespoons of Xylitol. Finally mix in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Stir the mix and then place it in the freezer for about 1/2 hour. That’s all there is to it!
For fun, you can add Almonds, small amounts of raisins (high in carbs!), and I like to substitute peanut butter for butter and make a peanut dark chocolate. This will help you stay on a low carb diet and not miss the occasional chocolate fix!
This is one of my favorite recipes. It is a healthier dessert that everyone loves. I have been asked so many times for this recipe that I finally decided to publish it on my site so I don’t have to retype it. It was originally given to me by Andrea Candee, a master herbalist in S. Salem NY.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Can be made a couple of days ahead.
3 Medium Avocados, peeled and diced
1/2 cup of cocoa powder (or carob powder)
Stevia with a little Zylitol (some people like Agave Syrup, I think it is too high in carbs)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of one orange (Optional)
1/16 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 pint of Raspberries or fresh cantaloupe cut into small cubes
In a food processor puree avocados, cocoa powder and sweetener of choice. Add vanilla extract, orange and salt. Place in container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve in dessert glasses and garnish with banana slices.
Here is the fun part. Never tell your guests what it is made of and they will never guess! But let them try!