In a small sauce pan melt coconut oil on a low heat. Add cacao powder and mix into melted coconut oil, be careful not to cook on to high of heat. You can scorch the cacao powder and it will leave a bitter taste to the chocolate. Then add maple syrup and sea salt and whisk until well integrated. Set aside.
Today marks 2 days before my surgery to get my uterine fibroid removed. I tried to heal myself naturally for close to three years. This journey began with trying to cut as many chemicals out of my daily life as possible, changing my diet, and other alternative ways of healing myself such as acupuncture, herbs, yoga, and many others.
After taking herbs from my acupuncturist I decided to try something different. His herbs were helping, but I wanted to get some suggestions and feedback from someone different. I was living in Los Angeles at the time and decided to go to Santa Monica homeopathic pharmacy where they have a naturopath on staff that you can speak to for free!
As I began trying to heal myself, the first thing I decided to start with was my diet. I ate fairly healthy to begin with, so simple tweaks were cutting dairy, wheat, and caffeine, as well as cutting back on red meat. You can read all about good diets in helping to reduce fibroids in Dr. Allan Warshowskys book “Healing Fibroids, A Doctor’s guide to a Natural Cure.”
I created this website because I found out that I had a fibroid, and instead of surgery I was interested in trying to heal myself naturally. The first thing I had done was a blood panel to determine where all of my vitamin levels were, as well as any food allergies. I had read that this is a good starting point in creating a road map, so to speak, of determining how to start a plan of action in healing yourself. The information can give you and your doctor signs of where to start. For me, it was loud and clear.
This recipe is super quick. I try to find a coconut milk or a coconut cream that is 100% coconut milk, with no preservatives. It is common to find guar gum in a lot of coconut milks and creams. Guar gum is natural, it comes from the guar bean, but has been known to give some people digestive issues. It has also been said that the guar gum will prevent cream or milk from whipping. I have yet to encounter this issue. I use coconut cream or milk to make the coconut whip cream. They are both great! I like these two brands of coconut milk and cream: Savoy coconut cream and Aroy-D coconut milk. Make sure to get unsweetened and do not use lite coconut milk. My preference is to use the coconut cream.
Pour oats into a pan with water or milk, or do half water and half milk (It is a personal preference). Bring to a boil, and then reduce to low. Add golden berries, cinnamon & coconut oil and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be sure to cook on low after you get a boil so that you do not burn the oats. Remove from burner when finished cooking and put into a bowl. I like to let the oats cool a little before eating.
Add dates to your Vitamix, blender, or food processor (Any of these work). Then add all other ingredients and blend starting off with about 1/3 cup of warm water, add more water based upon how moist dates are and desired consistency of caramel sauce. I like to use warm water, I feel it brings everything together better. I like my sauce silky and thick. So I prefer to blend until I don’t see any chunks. Then serve on everything! Refrigerate any left over in a glass container. It will last about 4-5 days.
This is a great green smoothie to have in the morning because of the oats. It fills you up and has a fresh note from the cucumber. I love this smoothie, its quick to make with the frozen berries, which also give it a nice chill.