Entries by Jessica Elizondo

Are Fats Healthy?

Healthy Fats to the Rescue!   Our culture has victimized fats as the culprit to all of our health woes. But guess what? That was a scam.   Here is a quick history on what really happened:   1960’s : Sugar companies paid off three Harvard researchers to twist their study results about sugar’s effect […]

Fair Trade Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate. Oh, the sweetest of decadent treats. Hot chocolate/chocolate chip cookies /chocolate almond butter smoothies. What’s not oh-so-sweet about chocolate, though, is the amount of slavery involved in harvesting the cocoa beans to make it. This slavery thing is very real, friends. In college, I was an Anthropology major and focused my studies on human trafficking, […]


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Fair Trade Chocolate Pudding

Paleo, Keto, Vegan, and FAIR 🙂


Instructions
  1. Scoop out the avocado, and toss it in a blender/food processor with banana, cacao, and sea salt. Blend. Taste the pudding, and if necessary, add a bit of honey to sweeten.

  2. Optional: Top with coconut cream and Fair Trade cacao nibs, and enjoy!

Homemade Guacamole Recipe (Purpose of Life Thoughts)

Happy Monday, friends! What a beautiful weekend it was outside- I mean, who expects 75° weather in the middle of January? Hey, I’ll take it! I did take full advantage of the sunshine and headed to north Georgia for some hiking (and Vitamin D!). As I sat on top of the mountain and overlooked the vastness […]


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The Best Homemade Guac + Sweet Potato Chips

Avoiding the corn chips? Use homemade sweet potato chips as the perfect scooper into your homemade, fresh guac! You'll never want to go back 🙂

Servings
Hungry Person or 2 People Willing to Share

Servings
Hungry Person or 2 People Willing to Share


Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven for 375°.

  2. Slice sweet potatoes horizontally into ~2 cm slices (they will be thin circles). Coat each side with coconut oil, and lay on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle any of the suggested spices at the top over the "chips". Bake for ~30-35 min (flip them halfway after ~15 min).

  3. While the potatoes are baking, saute chopped onion in butter/coconut oil until caramelized (i.e. a bit golden brown). Set aside.

  4. Cut avocado in half, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Add lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper, and using a fork, mix all ingredients together until smooth.

  5. Spoon the guac into a bowl, and enjoy with your sweet potato chips!