Friday, April 23, 2010

Dessert is Good, Sweet

A dessert is defined as a sweet treat at the end of a meal. I love dessert! The sweet taste lingers in your mouth when taken in this manner, enough reason to eat it last. What is a sweet treat before a meal then? Or a sweet snack? They must just be good sweets. When taken before a meal, some say it digests better. Some say. For me though, I can eat some good sweets whenever I like, and feel good. As long as it's not too much, or too little :)

Some Good Sweet recipes:

Hazelnut Butter Cookies

2 cups raw hazelnuts
3 T raw butter
4 T unfiltered honey
3 T mesquite pod meal
3 T palm sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 tsp shilajit
1 tsp mucuna
1/4 tsp himalayan salt

Blend hazelnuts in a high power blender (use dry blade if available) to make a hazelnut flour. Then mix all ingredients by hand and mold into cookie shapes, or press into a shallow glass plate. Refrigerate 30 minutes or more. Makes roughly 16 cookies.

Blueberry Pudding

1 medium avocado
1 cup blueberries
2 T mesquite pod meal
1 T maca powder
3 T honey
1/2 cup raw milk or coconut water
pinch himalayan salt
grated cinnamon

Blend all ingredients in a high power blender until smooth, using tamper if necessary. Serves 2.

Vanilla and Chocolate Bars

100g cacao paste bar
2 cups raw almonds
1 tsp mucuna
3 T mesquite pod meal
1/4 cup unfiltered honey
1/4 tsp himalayan salt
1 cup coconut butter, melted
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw milk or coconut water
2 vanilla beans
whole strawberries

Blend almonds in a high power blender until you have almond flour. Chop cacao paste into small pieces and place in a food processor with almond flour, mucuna, 1/8 tsp himalayan salt, 3 T honey, and mesquite pod meal. Pulse until combined and sticky. Press into square shallow glass dish, set aside. Blend coconut butter, cashews, raw milk or coconut water, 3 T honey, vanilla and 1/8 tsp himalayan salt in high power blender until smooth. Pour over chocolate crust. Chill 1 hour or more. Cut into pieces and top with halved strawberries.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Raw Milk Blend

I love this blend in the morning! Raw Milk paired with the herbs and honey in this blend provide an even greater vehicle for driving these mineral compounds into the cells, with the presence of probitics and an easily digestible whole fat.

Raw Milk and Berry Shake

serves 2 to 3

4 cups raw milk
2 cups blueberries

1 cup strawberries

2 T Diviana Nectar

handful cacao nibs or beans

handful mint leaves
3 T palm sugar
2 T mesquite pod meal
1 T maca
1 tsp camu camu
1 tsp shilajit
1 tsp mucuna
1 vanilla bean
2 cloves
pinch himalayan salt

Blend all ingredients in a high power blender until creamy.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Wild nettles grow prolifically in the Pacific NW, and this past weekend we went and picked these stinging plants to make teas and fresh juice, so the bounty of spring could reward us with a cleanse.

Nettles are gentle on the system, in my experience. They feel soothing, and mildly energizing. The flavor is a savory bitter, very nice when steeped in a tea with vanilla beans. Nettles are adaptogens, meaning they are an overall balancing herb, that regulates the adrenals, thus balancing energy.

One thing to keep in mind while looking to harvest nettles, is the location. Do not pick nettles unless you know you are in a clean environment. Nettles absorb heavy metals from the soil, and if inorganic metals such as lead are present, they will be absorbed into the nettles. Now, I'm not really sure what the plant does in this process, it is possible that they can transmute these compounds into organic and usable material, but this is not tested, so I wouldn't press my luck. Just a thought I recently had, it's good to question information.

Also, please wear gloves when attempting the harvest, they are STINGING nettles :) And wear long pants and closed shoes, unless you want some of the medicine to penetrate into your skin.

Stinging Nettle Super Smoothie
3 cups stinging nettle tea
brew 3 or 4 cups of water with a handful of fresh stinging nettle leaves, one vanilla bean, and a handful of goji berries, over low heat until warmed.
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup cacao beans or paste
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1 T maca
1 T mesquite
1 tsp shilajit
3 T unfiltered honey
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (optional)
any of your other favorite Superfoods!

Blend all ingredients in a high power blender until frothy. Drink and Enjoy!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Diviana Recipe

RAW Milk and Honey Creme

1/2 cup raw milk or cream
3 T unfiltered dark honey
1 tsp shilajit
1 tsp mesquite powder

Blend in high power blender until desired consistancy is reached. If raw milk is cold, add honey in quickly so it does not seize and stop blending, or let the milk/cream come to room temp first. With raw cream, blend no more than 25 seconds on high, or it will turn to butter :) Pour this over berries, over heirloom cooked rice or quinoa for a breakfast treat, or as a quick energy snack on the run.

MILK and HONEY is the perfect synergy. Honey contains oligosaccharide sugars, medium size carbohydrates, that are called prebiotics. These sugars promote the growth of bifidobacterium, a healthy bacteria that appears in raw dairy products, and may increase immune system resistance to harmful pathogens.
Carbohydrate breakdown From wikipedia:

Typical honey analysis.[26]

Fructose: 38.2%

Glucose: 31.3%

Sucrose: 1.3%

Maltose: 7.1%

Water: 17.2%

Higher sugars: 1.5%

Ash: 0.2%

Other/undetermined: 3.2%

a diverse composition that depends on the floral source of the honey, a darker honey tends to contain more antioxidants/enzymes than a light honey, thus more immune enhancing properties.

Diviana E-book available on my website, worth a look :)

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Diviana Nectar contains magical components to energize and actualize your being with truly RAW honey, the most amazing coconut oil ever, super adaptogenic herbs, and superfoods.

In Ayurveda honey and sugar are commonly added to certain herbal formulations to act as an anupan, a substance that directs the properties of the herbs deep into the tissues, which helps to better facilitate active ingredients into cell walls.


Unfiltered, Truly RAW Honey
Loaded with enzymes and high-density nutrition, truly living honey is packed with properties that heal. In order for honey to retain this amazing nutrition, it must be kept under 95 degrees to preserve enzymes that will promote digestion, assimilation, and retain all the properties that this magical food contains. Hon promotes healing of infections, and has a long history of use in ancient medicine. This Black Sage honey is unfiltered and retains some of the propolis particles and pollen. These components are highly nutritive and contain essential proteins and an active immune defense.

Virgin Coconut Oil
An incredible anti-inflammatory, immune boosting oil, sourced from mature coconut meat that has been cold processed into a milk, and strained through centrifuging. Important medium-chain triglycerides are a main component in coconut oil, which promotes weight loss. Coconut oil is rich in anti-oxidants, which have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Components like Monolaurin, an anti-microbial agent, present in coconut oil, are also present in human mother’s milk. Coconut oil does not oxidize for long periods, if in the raw, living state, meaning it will not go rancid.

“conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness”
Adaptogenic (Rasayana), youth enhancing mineral humic pitch from the Himalayan mountains. A cold extract purified with a small amount of triphala (“three fruits” Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Amalaki), shilajit contains a high concentration of fulvic acid, one of the most potent adaptogenic materials that can be utilized by human design, pulling out impurities (toxins) in the body and releasing them. Improves recovery time after strenuous exercise or stress and stimulates the immune system into optimal functioning. Shilajit is a powerful blood purifier with the ability to drive minerals into the muscles and bones for ultimate body strength. Since these minerals are in simple ionic form, they are absorbed by the body with little energy. Shilajit is a potentiator, meaning it amplifies the benefits of other herbs by enhancing their bio-availability.

Mucuna Pruriens
An Aphrodisiac in Ayruveda, mucuna maintains and normalizes testosterone levels which can improve protein conversion into the muscle structure for increased mass and strength. Mucuna is the richest natural source of a substanced called levadopa (l-dopa). L-dopa is used by the body to synthesize the neurotransmitter, dopamine. Dopamine helps to facilitae the transfer of information between neurons and the brain, involved in enhancing mood and bodily functioning. Mucuna also contains serotonin, 5MEOdmt, bufotenine, and N,Ndmt, signatures to boost the ultimate genetic expression of DNA in our cells. Nicotinic acid, an appetite suppresant and potentiator, is also found, in small amounts, in mucuna.

Tribulus Terrestris
Reproductive regulator for male and females, by balancing hormone levels and testosterone. Strong Aphrodisiac action due to the presence of its saponins. Harmala alkaloids found in tribulus are mao-a/mao-b inhibitors, in which they reduce the breakdown of seratonin, dopamine, phenethylamine, and epinephrine, causing mood enhancing effects.

Also called Indian Ginseng because of its rejuvinating properties. Maintains healthy adrenal levels and is rejuvenative, producing an energy that is regulating instead of stimulating. Promotes healthy immune system, clarity of mind, and a clear flow of energy through the body. Ashwaganda is a potent adaptogenic herb that contains withanolides, alkaloids, choline, fatty acids, amino acids, dietary minerals, trace minerals and other components that promote immune function and overall body vigor.

Chlorella pyrenoidosa has the highest chlorophyll content of all known plants, which gives it potent healing properties. This is the most powerful single-celled green algae, which is grown in fresh water, containing vital minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other beneficial nutrients. Often referred to as the “great normalizer” as it regulates body functions and detoxifies the system. Digestion is improved and the growth of beneficial aerobic bacteria in the stomach is proliferated by the ingestion of chlorella, by the fiberous materials. This brain food has the ability to carry oxygen and stimulates the production of red blood cells in the body. Chlorella stimulates heavy metal detoxification, with the presence of an indigestible cell wall, binding with these toxins and pulling them out of the system.

A powerful fruit in the mulberry family from the Hawaiian Islands that boosts immune function with the presence of antioxidants and polysaccharides. Polycaccharides are long chain sugars that work directly on white blood cells, increasing their ability to cleanse the body of unwanted bacteria and pathogens. This is NoniLand Noni powder, rich in ormus, grown in super mineralized soil.

A medicinal mushroom with the ability to strengthen the respiratory system, increase energy levels and boosting stamina. A powerful immune supporting supplement high in polysaccharides in the form of beta-glucans. Cordyceps has been utilized by world-class athletes looking to improve performance and efficiency in training and competition. Oxygen uptake is increased, meaning cells work more efficiently and endurance is improved.

Red Reishi
An excellent adaptogen and immune stimulating supplement, Reishi has a high proportion of polysaccharides or beta-glucans. A unique substance found in this medicinal mushroom is triterpenes, in the form of ganoderic acids, which has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This substances helps protect the liver, improves oxygen uptake, and reduces allergic symptoms.

A staple food of the Native Americans, mesquite imparts a rich variety of nutrients, including minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and calcium, contains high amounts of fiber, and beneficial amino acids like lysine.

Maca lives at elevations of 11,000-14,000 feet in the Andes mountain region of South America. This hardy root provides adaptogenic qualities that balance the system and increases strength and stamina in those that consume it. Maca is rich in minerals, trace minerals, vitamins, amino acids and is a rich source of sterols. Research from Peru have shown maca to improve memory, increase oxygen in the blood, improve neurotransmitter function and increases libido. A powerful adrenal supporting supplement, maca is helps to regulate excess stress and overexertion.

Growing from an orchid vine, vanilla creates an intoxicating essential oil called vanillin, among others. It produces aphrodesiac effects by increasing the amount of catecholamines, including epinephrine (adrenaline).
It has been a year since I've Run consistently, as I had for 10 or so years previous, on a 5 to 6 day a week continuum like it was a religion. This year has been a whirliwind (yes whirli) of newness, new paradigm for living. I have been off the grid, working on the land permaculture style, living and working in a tropical paradise, with exceptional people of mind and awareness. I have been without a home until the last few months, traveling as a vagabond, in and out of space and time. New experiences and perceptions being in continuous form, feels like I've lived more in this past year than the past 5 years since college combined.

So I thought I would reflect on that a bit, and come back to my present state with new Life. Now living in Port Townsend, Washington, back where I essentially grew up, is a trip. My parents are close, my sister is a working girl nearby, and I have found Love, when I never really believed I would before this last year. When I dropped my concept of what I thought Life should look like, and what I was fated to, that is when all started to fall into place, or rather Destiny as I like to call it. I dropped (partially ;) the ego mind that had been holding me into this competitive craziness my entire waking life, and began to see others as partners, and on the same mission. Even if those surrounding me weren't able to separate themselves, to the extent that I had found, of their beliefs, I could accept that they were budding into their self at their own pace. No one is on the same track, we are living in different realities here. Yet back in the Self, it is the same. All we are seeing here is a slice, this is why it is a challenge to relate at times, we are forgetting that this is only a minute part of the whole. When we see the whole, things change. How they change is up to you to realize.

The work has only begun here. And others that have started on this path are doing the same. We can all be guides for eachother, but we must remember that it is only a guide, a slice, not a truth. Until it is within and full. This is why it's hard to say anything at all, at times, for me at least. I see that word is powerful, and I don't fully grasp it in speaking, more fully on paper, but I do not want this to be limiting for me. I recognize that this is a challenge for me to pursue, and because it is not my forte, I must try harder. But this is essential for the communicative world we live in presently. If I am to be a guide in some way or another, I must overcome the buried fear inside that I have. This is a pathalogos or false belief about myself that I hold, and I am only beginning to understand why, where, and how it came to life. We all have these Challenges to overcome, and I trust that sharing these challenges is an important awakening to pursue. So my question for you would be to dig deep within, and find something that you can work on for your Self, and every day just observe, and you will continually find parts of that pie, that can be whole once again.

So off on a tangent I go, from the original posting, which is all part of the process of mind. Going through the stages of realization, and working through a problem, in a way that can bring you back, once you notice that you've been rambling to yourself for awhile. Yep, I've had an incredible journey this past year. Lovely, Challenging, Magical, Emotional, keeps me moving. I find it less and less of a challenge to come back now. To realize that I am in a state of mis-understanding, and can begin to receive what I need more instantaneously. To go over all that has guided my path would be a novel, and only a story, since it is my belief that has strung together these events, and how I am seeing them. Never-the-less, would be valuable to those beginning the journey, and that is why I like to share. But please to remember that it is only a story, and your own is the focus to take.

Some tid-bits of information that may inspire:

:Eating isn't all, but it can effect your balance, clarity, and emotional states, so listen. Eat what doesn't give you drag, and don't eat too much. The single most destructive eating pattern, is eating too much. And I am not immune. Do the best that you can, and eat what works for you. I like Raw food, wild foods, juice, and Cacao. Others may find that this is wonderful, some may choose another path. None is Wrong.

:Effective work on the Self can be enhanced by meditative practice. This does not necessarily mean you need to sit for 20-30 minutes a day, but it could, and it helps. It may be another activity too. It may be Running, it may be Yoga, it may be cooking, it may be foraging, or any place that you can loose your mind, thought, and belief body, where it is no more, and you are fully abundant in the Whole. Time looses place, space is not real, it is a non-perspective state.

:Cleanse your channels of receptivity. Meaning clear out the junk, the emotional states that give you continuing grief. Simplistic living style can do wonders. Clean your space, don't neglect what is present. Deal with what comes to mind. If you have a bothersome thought, do something about it. Speak about it, write about it, organize. Life is more simple, and clear. This can happen periodically, not obsessively, and give place for new thought, new space. Even if it is not real (influenced by belief), it will clear out more of the cloud, and provide a calm sense in that presence.

:Add more of your own ideas...

Many Mahalos,

Love, Jules

Diviana Alchemy

I have been creating some new Mandalas this past week, love getting my hands messy with Honey!

Today I made a ButterscotchCacao Pie layered with Vanilla Citrus Buttercream frosting, so so YUMM! A few days ago I created a Chai Pie with Raspberry Jam topping, and last week made a Pecan Pie with Blood Orange Glaze. I've been so inspired these past couple weeks to finish my Pie recipe book, with the encouragement of my family and friends, and the amazing feedback from YOU. Being back in the process of Mandala Pie Art, and sharing with loved ones around me, is satisfying my need to move and make art. Thank You!!!

I will share one of the recipes here:

Chai Spice Pie w/ Cream and Jam

1 ¾ cups sunflower seeds (or almonds for a more decadent crust), blended into a flour

¼ cup black sesame seeds

1 T raw butter

2 T honey

¼ cup dates, chopped small

pinch cardamom (2 pods)

pinch nutmeg

pinch cinnamon

¼ tsp licorice powder

pinch black pepper

½ tsp Himalayan salt

3 T yacon powder

1 tsp vanilla powder

½ tsp lemon juice

¼ tsp fresh grated ginger

All ingredients can be placed in food processor to combine, by pulsing until crust is sticky. Or you can do what I do, and mix all ingredients by hand, after blending the nuts/seeds into a flour with a high speed blender. Press into Pie plate, and firmly pinch edges to create a solid structure for your filling, refrigerate while you make filling.

Whipped Cream Filling=

1 cup raw cream, close to room temp

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

3 T non-crystalized honey

2 T chia seeds

1 tsp vanilla powder

pinch Himalayan salt

1 T maca

1 T yacon

Start by placing all ingredients in a high speed blender, except honey, and blend on low setting gradually turning up the speed. Add the honey (please use non-crystallized honey here, still unfiltered) slowly to the mixture with the top off, after the cream has started to thicken. Shouldn't spatter, since the cream is thick. Keep blending on medium setting (don't go to high) until the cream is forming peaks. You could also do this with a mixer if you have one. Pour into pie crust. Chill.

Raspberry Jam=

10 oz raspberries

1 T blood orange juice

¼ cup chia seeds

2 T irish moss gel (optional)

Blend all ingredients in blender on medium setting until combined thuroughly. If using frozen raspberries, wait for them to thaw. If you want this jam to be thicker, irish moss is great, but I choose to leave the topping more jam like instead of Jelly. Top Cream. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours then EAT!

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All information is the opinion of the owner and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer of your choice for medical care and advice.