Entries by Jessica Elizondo

Homemade Natural Vapor Rub and Essential Oils for Everyone

What is your go-to with stuffiness, nasal drainage and as your chest rub? Is Vicks VapoRub on the nightstand ready for combat? I’ll tell you, it was for me. The soothing peppermint-like scent that waded into my nostrils, clearing out any congestion I had and to relieve common colds. It was wonderful.Until I learned that […]

How to Help Seasonal Allergies

  Pesky allergies are no fun! Can I have an “AMEN!”? The time of year is upon us when many of our bodies start to react to the changing of seasons and blooming of flowers. I am also seeing now more than ever that clients are not just experiencing Springtime allergy symptoms, but it’s all year-round! […]

What is Nutrition Response Testing? How Can Blood Works Help?

How do blood work and nutrition work together beautifully? Now that I have your attention, let’s chat! The body works as a whole unit, and various factors are at play when talking about overall health — emotional stressors, food and nutrient intake (or lack thereof), sleep habits, exercise routine, sunshine and toxin exposure, etc. As […]

My 7 Top Health Practices

  Happy Monday! I was listening to a sermon the other day, and the preacher shared that it’s in the small, dedicated practices that create long-term change. So, what better way to start the week than to share some of my favorite day-to-day health practices that cumulatively make a big impact on our overall wellness! 7 Healthy […]

What are the BEST Supplements?

  We work quite a bit with food supplements in the office to aid in supporting people’s bodies toward better health. But there is a caveat – some supplements are superior to others. Before we dive into which ones to choose, we must first need to understand how the body utilizes them. There are various types […]

What I Learned from Detoxing

Why I Get To Detox? Detoxing Your Life, Your Home, and Your Body Sometimes I get on these detox kicks – I will decide to have closet decluttering: one shirt is no longer a great wear and all of a sudden half my closet is tossed across the floor in separated piles (1- Goodwill, 1- […]

Are Fats Healthy?

  Sugar and fats are pretty much associated with each other when it comes to its relationship to heart disease. Unfortunately, our culture has victimized fats as the culprit to all of our health woes. But guess what? That was a scam.   The Unsweetened Truth of Sugar   Here is a quick history on what really […]

Fair Trade Chocolate Pudding

The Bitter History of Chocolates 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 forced labor and child slavery involved in harvesting the cocoa beans to make it. This forced slavery thing is very real, friends. In college, I […]


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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

Food For Thought: Purpose of Life 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 […]


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The Best Homemade Guac + Sweet Potato Chips

Gluten-free | Keto | Paleo| Vegan | 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!


Recipe Notes

A Guacamole is an avocado-based dip with seasonings -- originated from Mexico. This dish is a great addition to your balanced diet since it is high in "good fats," the monounsaturated fat which was mentioned in my heart-healthy article that it blood cholesterol levels. Thus, a good source of food to avoid cardiovascular diseases. this recipe is also high in fiber and vitamins, beta-carotene, folate and potassium.

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