April 2015

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chia Coconut Balls

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chia Coconut Balls:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Ingredients:

2 TBSP Chia Seeds

1 Cup Almond Meal (left from making Almond Milk)

1 Cup Raw Almonds (Ground)

5 TBSP Cacao Powder

½ Cup Coconut Milk Powder

3 TBSP Almond Nut Butter

3 TBSP Coconut Oil, liquified

1 TBSP Pure Organic Vanilla Extract

5 TBSP Coconut Crystals

½ Cup Cacao Nibs

½-1 Cup desiccated Coconut, for coating

Instructions:

  1. Soak Chia Seeds in ½ cup water over night at room temperature, to make chia gel.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl mix together ground nuts, almond meal, coconut milk powder, almond nut butter, coconut crystals and cacao powder. Use your hands to get the mixture well combined.
  3. Add vanilla extract to liquefied coconut oil and add to chia seed gel.
  4. Add the chia mixture to the mixing bowl and add cacao nibs to the mixture. Mix well with a spoon or your hands.
  5. Roll the mixture into smalls balls.
  6. Place the desiccated coconut in a small bowl. Roll the chia chocolate balls in the coconut until coated.
  7. Place coated chocolate balls in the fridge to harden.
  8. Depending on the size of the balls you make, this recipe will make about 50 treats.

FITNESS BLOG #5: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #5, the road to my first NPC competition, we are only 6 WEEKS AWAY!  I continue to lead you through my video health and wellness “diary” from autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Syndrome to training for a physique competition… a very physically challenging activity.

This is Week #5 of physique training and Week #11 of my total NLF (Next Level Fitness) experience.  Unfortunately, I had an “event” in the gym resulting in injury.  Learn HOW I dealt with this injury and some of the techniques I used to avoid taking anti-inflammatory or pharmaceutical drugs.  Witness as I once again “healed myself” back to recovery with additional expert advise and help from her Chiropractor, Dr. Curtis Buddingh, and expert nutritionist/trainer and Vice President of Clark’s Nutrition, Starkie Sauers.  A regimen of natural anti-inflammatory, muscle and tissue repair agents and stress reduction supplements were utilized including: BCAA (Product Code #BCA270 in HYB Products), MSM (Product Code #MSM400 in HYB Products), L-Glutamine (Product Code #LGL500 in HYB Products), Arnica , Liga-Tend, Fish Oils (Product Code #OVU240 in HYB Products), Vitamin C (Product Code #STC090),  Schisandra Adrenal Complex to reduce adrenal burden and stress, stabilization of my back with ice and rest, in addition to a short week-long hiatus from weight training.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


Morning BUZZ! Jay Robb Protein Powder in Coffee!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

MORNING BUZZ!  Jay Robb Protein Powder in Coffee “HOW TO”!

I LOVE my morning jolt of caffeine when I awake and just prior to going to the gym.  I get that extra energy boost I need for my workouts, and the caffeine and warm liquid of the coffee help keep my asthmatic airways open.  I also know it is very important to have protein prior to going to the gym to help you sustain your workout.  What if we marry my two favorites?  What would happen?

In this video, I highlight the simple technique you can do at home, WITH NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, to achieve a smooth and creamy CHOCOLATE PROTEIN COFFEE without the clumps.  After endless failures that led to excessive waste and many dumps down the drain, I couldn’t find just the right technique to get rid of those nasty clumps.  I didn’t want to “chew” my coffee!  The beauty of a high quality whey protein, like Jay Robb Chocolate Whey Protein or Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein, is that the protein will dissolve evenly if aggitated just right.  If you like extra foam, you can throw the coffee and the protein powder in your Vitamixor Blendtec blender and it will work fine.  But if you can’t afford a high power blender, this technique is right for you!

Excuse the shaky videographer… he had TOO much coffee that morning!


FITNESS BLOG #5: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #5, the road to my first NPC competition, we are only 6 WEEKS AWAY!  I continue to lead you through my video health and wellness “diary” from autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Syndrome to training for a physique competition… a very physically challenging activity.

This is Week #5 of physique training and Week #11 of my total NLF (Next Level Fitness) experience.  Unfortunately, I had an “event” in the gym resulting in injury.  Learn HOW I dealt with this injury and some of the techniques I used to avoid taking anti-inflammatory or pharmaceutical drugs.  Witness as I once again “healed myself” back to recovery with additional expert advise and help from her Chiropractor, Dr. Curtis Buddingh, and expert nutritionist/trainer and Vice President of Clark’s Nutrition, Starkie Sauers.  A regimen of natural anti-inflammatory, muscle and tissue repair agents and stress reduction supplements were utilized including: BCAA (Product Code #BCA270 in HYB Products), MSM (Product Code #MSM400 in HYB Products), L-Glutamine (Product Code #LGL500 in HYB Products), Arnica , Liga-Tend, Fish Oils (Product Code #OVU240 in HYB Products), Vitamin C (Product Code #STC090), Schisandra Adrenal Complex to reduce adrenal burden and stress, stabilization of my back with ice and rest, in addition to a short week-long hiatus from weight training.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


FITNESS BLOG #4: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #4, I continue to lead you through my video health and wellness “diary” from healing autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Syndrome to training for a physique competition… a challenging practice in physical fitness.  Today is Day #4 of weight training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio, I had a challenging day and want to share this with you.  Anything worth having requires dedication, commitment and lots of hard work!

The process is by no means physically easy!  This is true with any path to a successful outcome… the road is never straight and it is filled with curves, twists and turns, and many mountains to climb!  But remember, always be KIND to your body, listen to the messages, let it recover and recoup and adequately hydrate and supplement when building and breaking down muscle.  I will also give you some tips I used to help rejuvenate my body using far-infrared sauna (click on link in the HYB Products under SUNLIGHTEN SAUNA for more information and additional discounts from HYB), warm bath with epsom salts, lavender and baking soda, drinking alkaline water and lots of REST!

Take care of your body, because your body will pay you back in dividends!!!

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!