Coconut, Almond and Craisin Melt

by Vashte on June 29, 2013

-Raw, Vegan,  Gluten Free, Paleo, Sugar Free, Sweet Treat, 100% Natural, Healthy!-

Love your sweets but think you ”can’t” have them? Think again! Oh yes, the day of ”having your cake and eating it too”, may have arrived! Absolutely, you can’t eat the sweets from the shops and get away with it.. and why would you want them after you come to understand there really IS ‘food‘ and then there is fooood. Real food, food that nourishes the body and therefore the mind. As the mind is calm the Spirit and Soul are at peace.

Coconut, Almond and Craisin Melt

Like the look of this delicacy but think it would fall in the ‘bad” food list? Think again!!

  • Sick of guilt and shame from eating all the ‘wrong’ foods?
  • Don’t know what the right foods are?
  • Don’t know where to start?
  • Think you are addicted to chocolate, cakes, lollies…anything sweet? hmm you probably are as processed sugar has that effect on the human body. The enlightening thing is- you can ditch that ”addiction” and move on to better and brighter ways of living and loving your food.
  • Want to ditch the cravings?
  • Want to be at peace without the constant dreaming and fantasising about food?- You are not alone. Most of us have been there, are there, or are working through this.
  • We are led to believe we live in a ”can’t have” world unless we punish ourselves and force ourselves into a higher state of being! We force ourselves to fit into some mould created by other people (who exactly and why?) We conform to requirements or a set of standards-again, set by someone or something- I ask you why?  It is great to have a goal for your physical appearance- how you get there is a significant journey, and what happens after you hit your goal is even more crucial.

Many people enter into extreme dieting and training techniques;  some make their goal, many fall in the process, and then the great majority who hit their goal– have no aftercare or longterm plan on how to maintain or balance. Enter: severe train wreck- physically, mentally, spiritually.

One of many keys to success in the journey and after the journey is correct nutritional balancing, coupled with a strong sense of peace in who you are. What you put in is what you get out, much like a car. Put poor quality fuel or oil in, expect that car to corrode and perform poorly over time. Rotting from the inside out. Why would the human body and mind be any different?

Calories in vs calories out? Really? When a calorie is not a calorie, is not a calorie… how can that work? What that calorie is, is vitally important as to how your body uses that calorie- if at all -judging by the quality of ”so-called foods” so readily available in the modern day diet. Since when has man EVER been able to replicate, let alone enhance, any food product made by God? Never. Don’t ignore the ‘side effects’ – they mean something. Something very significant. Remember the car and the fuel….

This high fat, high protein snack is the bomb!

My melt.

Think fat is bad for you? Once again, think again!!! Good Fat can be used by the body to burn fat. Good Fat can be used by the body to aid in cellular communication! But where did this war on fat come from? Isn’t it better to eat low fat products? There is a school of thought out today stating low fat products cause more fat to be produced in the body– and I subscribe to this understanding. If low fat worked- we would all be skinny little minnies by now, lean, mean, muscular machines and able to eat copious amounts of this miracle food. But we are not. Instead, despite the increase in gyms, readily available sources of knowledge on the internet about weight loss, as well as more and more ”experts” in the field of weight loss’ and nutrition- we continue to get fatter and fatter, sicker and sicker. Something is wrong. Clearly.

What you have been doing; What you have been taught- could it be wrong? You wouldn’t be here, reading this post – wishing you could eat a piece of my coconut, almond and craisin slice without gaining weight. Wishing that you wouldn’t put on weight just by looking at it. Wishing you could just have a piece and put the rest back without bingeing. What you have been doing has not worked. Perhaps it is time to open your minds to a different way of thinking. Try it on for size. If you keep doing what you have been doing, expecting a different result– well, that has been described as the first state of ”madness”. I am not sure it is madness, but it could, and is likely, to lead to madness…you may as well be banging your head against a brick wall hoping to knock a brick out before you knock yourself out. Frustration is awful.

Try something new!!!! Go on, I dare you!!!

Diets don’t work. They never have, they never will. You will always rebound. How severe- you can never tell. Damage control – who is out there for the damage control? The aftercare?- Very few people.

Stop buying chocolate, sweets, vices from the shops. Start making your own, or buying from a good organic wholefood source. High in calories, yes! But the right calories. Old school thinking of fat being ‘bad’ for you is dead. And if not dead, dead thinking. This school of thought produces the exact the opposite result that you want in your body and therefore in your mind. Result: You are at odds with yourself and will continuously fight yourself for your own sanity. You are at war with your own body. That will never eventuate in a pretty state, or sight.

Crave food? Are you kidding? You don’t have to. Even when you have a goal in mind. Really. Crave food? You are at the mercy of food –an inanimate object- how ludicrous is that? And yet we allow ourselves to be subjected to this school of thought every day thinking it is normal. This is not normal at all, and it is totally unnecessary.

Restrictive thinking results in bingeing. No matter what you are restricting yourself from be it: food, drink, sleep, music, party time.. the list goes on. Change your mindset to abundance. It is natural for the human brain to want what it ”is not allowed to have”!! Think about that- when you restrict yourself from something, do you now become obsessed with that which you have restricted yourself from?! Eventually, at some point you fall off the rails and throw yourself deeper into that which you have restrained yourself from. This is limited thinking- poverty mentality. However, when you give yourself free reign over everything in life, life becomes that much more peaceful. Living an abundant life, knowing everything is available to you for whenever you need it. You no longer ”crave” that which you can’t have- as you can ”have” everything. You are free to ask yourself- do I REALLY want this?

Thus it is with your body. Feed it the right nutrients, and it will tell you when to eat, how much and how often. Feed it wholefoods, unchanged by man, and it can use those nutrients efficiently and effectively. This will feed your body, therefore feed your mind and calm your Spirit. You will balance and you will achieve your goals in the physical without the insatiable cravings, desires and loss of control when you feel you are ”out of control”. It is time to get off the treadmill and try something new.

Explore this website for balanced meals, sweet and savoury snacks, smoothies and other healthy living nutritional ideas in foods, schools of thought and tools in how to BE in life.

Contact me if you want specific ideas or recipes to satisfy a ”craving”; get in control of behaviours/thoughts; want to feel at peace and or build knowledge in how to make constructive, controlled empowering decisions in life. I am offering places in coaching programmes at the moment for those who contact me. Are you sick of fighting yourself day in and day out? Do you want a way out? It could even be fun learning how to Live Life OutLoud again- From the INSIDE out, not from the outside in.  You may even learn to love your body the way it is, and therefore achieve your goals you want in the future- faster and maintain those goals. Not just keep them for a day.

  • Balance your Mind.
  • Feed your Body.
  • Calm your Spirit.

Learn to live in peace every single day. Arm yourself with the ammunition to use when you trip over. Life is a blessing, we forget that sometimes in our desire to achieve our goals, and in that desire we often forget how to love your today, and appreciate the journey. Is it time recalibrate your life? Stop living a ”victim mentality” life; instead: walk tall, powerfully, in the direction of your dreams- and love your today TODAY!!!!

Contact me if you want to know more about the style of coaching I offer, or have any questions or comments to make. I would love to hear from you!

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Thankyou for your time and enjoy this recipe- play with it, adapt it, make it personal to you- share your ideas with me please!! We all learn from each other!!

Coconut, Almond and Craisin Melt

What You Need:

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Meal (crushed up almonds)
  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut FLAKES – different to desiccated coconut.
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped up lmonds
  • 1/4 Cup Craisins or any dried fruit you like- or none at all!!!
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cacaco Nibs
  • Dark chocolate for grating over top.

Not sweet enough? It should be but if not add some Rice Malt Syrup (available from Coles as your sweetener. But first taste to make sure you need it.

How To Make It Work:

  • So easy. Melt the coconut oil, then add everything in together and mix! Voila!! Done!
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and slosh it all onto the tray. This recipe, as with all my recipes, can be made with more or less of any ingredient. Play with them! If you think it should be more liquidy, add more melted coconut oil. Want it more chunky add more other ingredients.
  • Flatten the mixture out and pop it in the freezer for long enough for it to set. I keep mine in the freezer as you can eat I straight from there. Break it into pieces- its not meant to be a perfectly formed snack. Enjoy.
  • You wont be able to eat huge quantities of this. It is rich. High in great nutrients, great fats, great proteins. Perfect for after a heavy weights session, or for endurance training and exercise. Kids love it too.

xx Vashte xx



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