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Coconut Chips – (chocolate?!)

Coconut isn’t so bad..

For years, my abhorrence of coconut was narrowed down to my intense dislike of the “dry crunch” experience that Coconut brought to my mouth.

Now I must admit, writing that opener was tough, given the fact that I actually like coconut now.

All of it; I like all coconut.

Even the shredded coconut that they add sugar to in the baking aisle.

Coconut flour is a little weird though.. and I’d just rather not use it. I mean, it’s like a sponge. It will ruin the texture of things. Lots of things.

Sorry to put negative energy out on coconut like this! So we’ll switch it up:

These are a delicious snack. They’re sweet and crunchy and filling, especially if you eat the entire bag (2 servings per bag).

Wash em down with this:

This coconut water is really good but I was so disappointed to find out that there is sugar added 😦 bummer.

Okay, and then what about this chocolate flavor:

Chocolate coconut chips
chocolate is proving itself to be one of those things that go with everything πŸ™‚

These chocolate coconut chips are so fabulous! Crunchy and chocolate-y.

I was definitely skeptical but, looking back, what was I worried about πŸ™‚

I recommend coconut snacks because : They’re natural, high in fiber and flavorful! They’re also affordable – all of the snacks featured in this post can be found at the Dollar Tree.

Gnarly Avocado

Remember the creepy food from the yay avocado segment on Easy Light Sources Radio ep 2 ?

It turns out that Tamuredah DID have a copy of that old fruit!

She still had the picture! Give thanks for Cloud storage 😁

I haven’t even responded to Tam’s last text message yet bcuz I don’t want to open the text convo and see the picture.

Let me quickly psyche myself up & remind that I’m strong and brave and the avocado is a natural thing. It’s not that gross.

Here it is:

😷😷😷

Easy Light Source: Chlorophyll

If you’re visiting this page from the Easy Light Sources radio show then some of this may sound familiar. However, we all know that important information is worth repeating πŸ™‚

(Click here for more information and a break down on health benefits)

Let’s talk about chlorophyll for a moment, please. We need to bring chlorophyll back into Health conversations because this natural substance does so much to benefit the human body.

You want to talk about an Easy Light Source? Well chlorophyll is a pigment substance sort of like plasma that lives in Plants. The primary objective of chlorophyll is to absorb sunlight, if you didn’t know. Chlorophyll is also the source of color for green vegetation fruits and vegetables. okay. at this point there are literally a million things I could say on chlorophyll right now. Please look up Photosynthesis to find out how Chlorophyll provides life and sustinance to plants.
It is important to know how good it is for your body and how to consume it. To prevent an over load of information in tonight’s show, the text of this segment as well as links of information can be found in the new post on chlorophyll on EasyLightSources.org
Chlorophyll can be found in raw form just by walking outside but when it comes to consuming, the choices are varied and refined – like a package of spring mix salad at the grocery store or even further processed into a liquid supplement, like the chlorophyll my mom Sister Reda provided for us. It was in a bottle from Nature’s Sunshine.
A serving was meant to be diluted with water but drinking it straight allows you to have the full flavor, if you like it like that; it’s not sweet. If you do drink it straight, make sure you still follow it down with a cup of water.
With leafy greens and veggies like green peppers, zucchini, okra, and others.. the naturally occurring hydration of water directly accompanies the chlorophyll found in whole, fresh foods.
Whatever your problem, Earth foods have inside of them the vitamins and minerals that fit within our body so perfectly. If you would like to incorporate some green Earth Foods into your diet, the Easy Light Sources Food Guide is a resource that makes it easy for you the food guide information on 18 fruits and vegetables including the green food cucumbers, asparagus, and avocados. The food guide is available at EasyLightSources.org/shop. BUY ONE TODAY πŸ™‚

Yachak Yerba Mate drink review

The search for healthy energy drinks may have reached an apex. I can’t imagine anything surpassing these Yachak Yerba Mate drinks.

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It’s not pronounced mate, it sounds like MAH-TAYE.

Herbal caffeine sources are not as potent as coffee beans. Although, coffee is a bean so it is a plant (score one for plant based lifestyles!). But it’s roasted, which makes it not very good, unfortunately.

As a life long coffee lover, the flavor of coffee just cannot be substituted for me. At least, I haven’t found a good substitute yet. (If you know of any please let me know!)

HOWEVER, I have found a good caffeine source that’s better than coffee.

Yes, I said better than coffee. It’s better because it’s healthier.

Sometimes coffee creates the jitters – especially when there is a sale where you can purchase a large coffee for only one dollar. That means, I’ll probably consume too much coffee. And sometimes I’ll feel weird afterward.

Okay, okay, this post is not supposed to be about coffee. Of course I can talk about this, at length, for pages and pages.

but, I won’t waste your time with my coffee love letter. This is what we are here to talk about:

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This drink is wonderful. Aluminium packaging aside – I don’t have anything bad to say about this.

I purchased it from a rural 7-Eleven. The cans are kind of big and I was hesitant to drink the entire thing at one time. But I did.

It was glorious.

The natural caffeine in this drink was a smooth arrival. I felt lifted, naturally. Not jittery, not too hype. Natural is a perfect word for it.

It’s in a can but no, it’s not caffeinated. It is herbal flavored, especially the Infused Mate flavor (above).

But there are other flavors too, I was pleased to discover.

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I was skeptical about this one because of the mint but it was good too. I really don’t have anything bad to say about these drinks. They’re refreshing and I’ve had a solid number of them over this summer πŸ™‚

Something else wonderful about Yerba Mate is that it is not dehydrating like coffee/green tea/black tea.

This one is my favorite flavor. It has real juice in it.

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If you’re seeking a super sweet drink, this is not it. These are slightly sweet, kind of fruity (if it’s a berry flavor) and refreshing as hell, especially on a hot summer day!

So, yes. Try it.

Honorable mention to the OG Yerba Mate, Guayaki! They are now offering ready-made Yerba Mate drinks too.

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