The biggest sale of the year is happening now for Edible Goddess! Use the code CYBERMONDAY to receive 20% off everything today. If you have any questions at all about my handcrafted products, please let me know! Post a comment below or email me here.
It’s also the NEW MOON in Sagittarius, today – Monday Dec 2. Ready to set some intentions, say a few prayers, and align with your truth as you face your future? What is the reality you want to bring forth? This is juicy stuff for me.. the kind of thing I think about throughout my day and while I’m sweating like crazy in Bikram or Power yoga, or out hiking / jogging in the hills by my house. I am SO feelin’ this article right now on today’s New Moon and always seem to resonate with the writings of the Mystic Mamma. We’re moving out of the deep Scorpio lessons and into really creating the path we’d like to walk based on the lessons we’ve learned…
P.S. I have created the most magnificent new version of my most popular product – the Herbal Infused Coconut Beauty Oil (with Chaga mushroom, horsetail leaf, lavender flowers & vanilla bean) – and this upgrade is with Ormus + Marine Phytoplankton + Freshwater Pearl + Fresh Aloe Gel + Organic Raw Royal Jelly + Vitamin D + Emotionally Balancing Flower Essences. It’s ancient healing wisdom food for your skin!! You can eat it, too.
I’ll get it up on my Etsy store this week and know you’re going to LOVE it! It’s a miracle worker for your skin, which happens to drink up every little thing you put onto it – so be mindful! You’ll apply this newest creation of mine to your face, neck, breasts, entire body, and then take a little spoonful of it for internal healing. MAGIC!! Maybe I’ve never been *this* excited about a product launch before… !!
Happy Thanksgiving!! I’m just home from spending most of the day / night in Bolinas, CA with my boyfriend and his mom and have attached a few highlights below for you to see. I woke up this holiday morning and had a spontaneous desire to whip up a pie (didn’t plan on it, but sooo happy I did!), and made a couple other yummy dishes once we got to his mom’s place.
We walked along the beach with our happy-as-can-be doggies and watched the most incredible sunset! I hope you enjoyed some fabulous quality time with friends and family and find yourself in AWE of how much you have to be thankful for. I’m excited to fall asleep tonight counting my blessings instead of sheep
The “Black Friday” sale is happening on my Etsy store now and as I mentioned in my most recent email earlier this week, I’m sending this short message as a friendly reminder! Use the code BLACKFRIDAY2013 to receive 20% off all day today (ending at midnight PST) and another 20% off on Monday using the code CYBERMONDAY. Shop here!
Can A Food Taste Delicious, And Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Nourished?
You bet it can!
This is an amazing new chocolate book that I contributed recipes to and I know you’re going to love it! If you adore chocolate and want to make the guilt-free, most nutritious versions of this delightful indulgence, you’ll want to check out this BE DECADENT: Guilt-Free Recipes for Chocolate Lovers eBook.
Recipes you can expect:
- breakfast and drinks
- chocolate bars & bite sized chocolates
- chocolate dipped macaroons and chocolate dipped banana bites
- chocolate truffles
- puddings and creamy desserts
- gluten free baking
- ice cream!
Chocolate, the real, unadulterated delight made from unprocessed cacao beans is a deeply nutritious food that is also very satisfying. With high quality chocolate, you won’t eat a whole stash of goodies and still feel like you need more. You will be satisfied with just a few bites, and unlike store-bought chocolate, which is addictive, depleting, and lowers your immune system, minimally processed chocolate is actually good for you!
Full of intact minerals and other important nutrients, cacao beans nourish your cells and give you gentle boosts of energy that won’t leave you wanting to snooze in the afternoon. YUMMY.. grab a copy of this eBook today ~ go ahead have your chocolate cake and eat it too!
Looking for superfoods for energy? This drink will keep you charged through your day without stimulation. It’s unbelievably delicious, creamy, and perfect for fall!
CINNAMON VANILLA PECAN MACA LATTE
STEP 1: Melt your cacao butter (you’ll just need 1 teaspoon; this adds a healthy source of fat and really completes the recipe, giving it a hint of chocolate without being a chocolate drink)
STEP 2: Make your homemade pecan milk!
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup warm / hot spring water (fresh, living pure water!) – you want the water you use to be warm enough to allow the cacao butter to mix in well – if it’s not warm enough, fats don’t emulsify well
Blend on high in a high-speed blender for 30-60 seconds. Strain through a nut mylk bag or cheesecloth so the consistency is smooth. Pour this mixture back into your blender.
1 tablespoon Maca Bliss
1.5 teaspoons lucuma powder
1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1 teaspoon raw cacao butter, melted
1/ teaspoon raw cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
pinches of high quality sea salt
few drops liquid or pinches of powdered stevia extract
Blend on high for 30 seconds.
NOTE – If for some reason you did not or were not able to use warm/hot water to make your homemade nut mylk, then you’ll want to put the drink in a pot on the stove for a few short minutes on low-medium heat to warm, so that when you add the cacao butter it mixes all together well.
Then, add 2 tablespoons unfiltered RAW honey to the blender, and briefly re-blend your drink. It is the stevia and honey that sweeten with perfect balance in this beverage. Pour into nice glasses or a mason jar to take with you for the day and sprinkle with cinnamon! Drink this delicious milk warm – morning or night – or add ice and enjoy chilled as a maca latte.
♥ It is the MACA BLISS in this recipe that lends the creamy texture and flavor – regular raw maca powder will not give you the same results for the milk, or in life. Maca Bliss is a dual extraction (both water and alcohol) and is 10 times as powerful of other maca on the market. Go with the best! Eat it by the spoonful and taste the difference! You only need to consume 1/2-1 teaspoon per day to experience the intended effects maca is renowned for (energy, endurance, stamina, balancing hormones, aphrodisiac, feel more grounded and centered).
Don’t bother with the gritty, fiber-y whole cruciferous root powder of maca (raw maca powder) – you’ll save more money and actually get what you’re looking for. MACA BLISS is THE superfood for energy! Try it, especially in this yummy milk!
At first thought when writing about pleasure, play and sensuality, I thought to myself: Yes – I’d like some more of that! In truth, I do have a great deal of it, but I’m a busy girl on the go living a passion-driven life and often times get caught up with how much there is to do and get done! While meditating, I considered the question: How am I spending my time?
Taking a true honest look at your life to evaluate how you spend the precious hours you are alive is a powerful assignment that I highly recommend to every woman who wants sincere fulfillment. Time is the 1 thing we cannot get back, restore or replenish, no matter how much yoga we do or retreats we attend. If our time is not spent in a way that is fun, exciting, playful, and enticing – what are we doing it for? Sure, we all have to do a lot of stuff, but let me remind you that life is not about checking off items on your never-ending to-do list.
I heard a quote recently that really resonated with me: Our job is to get up in the morning, go to sleep at night, and do what we love in between. Time is of the essence! Life is precious. Are you HAPPY? Are you spending your hours, days, weeks as you wish? It’s easy to be happy when you’re younger and have very few responsibilities but once you get a bit older, it’s almost like we need to take the time to remember that life is about discovering our JOY, purpose, and being happy! It *should* be a pleasure, wouldn’t you agree? I’ve compiled my top ideas for helping you (and me) welcome more of it all into our blessed lives. Let’s shoot for a infinite stream of pleasure!
Read the tips for bringing in more pleasure, play & sensuality here! This was a guest article I wrote for the Conscious Divas. Enjoy!
My top selling product is an herbal infused all-purpose oil that can be used anywhere and everywhere! Inside, outside, for women, men, children… in the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom…
It makes a luxurious handmade body oil intended to repair, soothe, soften, and deeply moisturize your living skin! This is the kind of love oil you slather on to feel sexy, youthful, and radiant.
This herbal oil is pure magic! Herbal infused, pure, extra virgin organic coconut oil is anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Ideal for all skin troubles, rashes, irritations, and problems.
COUNTLESS USES (INTERNAL & EXTERNAL):
- lip balm
- edible massage and body oil
- lightly aromatic anti-bacterial deodorant
- herbal facial oil (excellent for most skin types)
- personal lubricant and/or sexual enhancement
- under eye cream (hydrate this thin layer of skin)
- as your main cooking oil (it’s stable at medium to high heat)
- on your dog or cat to make him/her have a super shiny coat
- bath oil to soften skin while bathing (1 scoop into bath will do)
- apply to closed cuts, wounds, stretch marks, cellulite and scars
- hair shine (softness + lustre, smoothing follicles; small amount goes a long way)
- eye make up remover (pure, high quality oils are known to remove eye makeup)
- eczema and psoriasis treatment (use in conjunction with living/raw + probiotic-rich foods!)
- scalp oil treatment (excellent for dandruff, dry scalp & hair; you can warm oil or use at room temp)
Massage into your body (head to toes) to soften and soothe rough edges, as your full body lotion. Apply to torn cuticles or nails that need more natural radiant shine and hands that need softening.
Use internally as a healthy fat with essential fatty acids (beauty from the inside out!). It’s a fantastic way to consume mineral-rich herbs without having to take man-made mineral supplements.
You may add to:
- herbal teas
- elixirs and tonics
- raw chocolates
- superfood smoothies
- healthy desserts
- raw food recipes
- cooked vegan meals (in quinoa, millet, rice… with vegetables)
- healthy whole food meals
Or, eat it by the spoonful on its’ own if you want to consume it therapeutically. You can eat it RAW or COOK with it since it’s a stable oil that can be heated without damaging the healing properties (it’s the only stable oil I feel safe cooking with). This could be your main cooking oil, if you cook!
* Organic raw unrefined extra virgin coconut oil
* Wild harvested Chaga mushroom
* Organic Horsetail leaf
* Organic Holy Basil / Tulsi
* Organic Lavender flowers
* Wildcrafted Vanilla bean
Each herb is vitamin and mineral-rich, soothing to the skin, and divine in its’ smell. Get it here!
I’m psyched to announce my next exotic retreat location…
COSTA RICA baby!
with Local Raw Food, Herbal Beauty Elixirs & Yoga + Pilates
April 20-26, 2014 – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Let us transport you to a new way of being!
Live the lifestyle of your dreams in gorgeous Costa Rica while learning all of the skills you need to take the best care of your mind, body and spirit. Prepare for a healing and transformative immersion into Costa Rican culture with detoxifying and nourishing local organic raw food. Fully immerse in pilates and yoga training designed for your unique body and constitution.. Create your most epic self!
Bethanne Wanamaker & Amber Zuckswert offer world class retreats to help you unplug from the busy modern world. They will assist you in releasing all that’s weighing you down and inhibiting your true essence. You will be revitalized and refreshed, experience optimum health and create a much stronger connection to nature and yourself.
YOUR SPRING REJUVENATION RETREAT INCLUDES:
Delicious and Nourishing Cuisine:
- Fresh Organic Raw Living Foods (breakfast and lunch provided)
- One large “Living Box” per guest filled with fresh local fruits and vegetables
Mindful and Fun Fitness Classes:
Holistic Nutrition & Raw Food Detox Classes:
- Easy Raw Superfood meal and drink preparation classes
- Tonic Herbalism Workshop
- Healthy Raw Superfood Infused Desserts
- Samples galore!
Costa Rican Lifestyle and Adventure:
- Beautiful Warm Weather & Sunshine Conducive to Healing
- Group Jungle Hikes, Beach Yoga, and Swimming in the Ocean
- Manuel Antonio National Park Wildlife Discovery
- Rest, Relaxation, and Regeneration – Soak in a slower pace of living
Support and Home Life Integration:
- Weekly Group Coaching Support Calls for the 3 Weeks Post Retreat
- Movement Manuals and Recipe Books To Take Home
- Movie nights Featuring Inspiring Health Documentaries
- Fresh Living Spring Water on Tap
- Dance Party with local live music
- Closing Sacred Ceremony to Learn How to Live This Experience at Home
We’ll serve you, and show you how to prepare the most delicious
and nutritious fresh, local, and organic living cuisine!
Hold your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit!
To my sweet surprise, Edible Goddess has recently received TWO amazing awards from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating! The 1st is 1 of the Top 50 Raw Food Blogs and I just got word about being selected as 1 of the Top 100 FOODIE blogs of 2013! This is so wonderful, and motivates me even more to continue posting delicious and nutritious healthy meals, drinks, and desserts that are drool-worthy. THANK YOU, health nuts!
So tell me —> what are your favorite recipes? What recipe do you NEED in your life? I’ll make you the superfood and herbal infused version of it and we’ll both get get to experience the positive side effects! Now that we’re shifting into the autumn and winter seasons, I’m feeling that savory soups (room temp and warmed up) are on the front burner. Let’s compliment that soup with some naturally hormone-balancing yams or sweet potatoes with cinnamon, a bit of raw sauerkraut, herbal coconut oil, and spirulina mixed in, and call it a perfect meal!
Top it off with a cherry pecan crumble cake, and we’ll yet again remind ourselves that homemade food IS the most healthy food. Put your love into it, eat with love, and know – YOU ARE LOVED and so very appreciated! Sincere thanks for these awards.
My boyfriend Christian has put together a compilation of his current favorite superfood and herbal elixirs and is now offering them as a complimentary eBook! He was a featured presenter for the online Raw Business Summit and was interviewed on how to build a successful business in the raw food scene and wellness industry. He created this eBook to give away to those who listened to the summit, and has extended the offer to all!
In this FREE eBook, you’ll learn how to:
* Build Resilience to Stress
* Strengthen Immunity
* Sustain Energy
* Beautiful Naturally