A Fast and Super Delicious Raw Dessert & Anytime Snack &
Can it Ever Be Too Hot? – Oh, yes, it can….my story…
Below is a video on How to Make Raw Chocolate Almond Bark – this stuff is gooood! In the video I give you the recipe along with showing you the ingredients you need.
Before I get to the video, I wanted to share with you a funny experience I had during my visit to Phoenix.
I am writing this e-mail as I sit sweltering hot in Mesa, AZ. Man it is HOT here! It is summer, yes and it is the dessert, but really I had no idea how hot it would be. (the air conditioning is very low where I am staying)
On Vancouver Island everyone is outside in the summer. If it is a hot summer day the parks, beaches and trails are crazy busy. So I was pretty shocked when I went for a walk at 8:00 one morning (here in Mesa) and saw no one, I mean NO ONE walking.
As I continued to walk (my destination was of course a grocery store that had a great health section I had Googled and found), I soon found out why NO ONE was walking. IT WAS TOO BLOODY HOT! I love the hot weather but even for me – it was too hot.
About 20-25 minutes into my walk (I seriously felt like one of those characters you see in the movies walking through the dessert – almost to the point of hallucinating) I saw a parked work truck on a side street and I walked up and knocked on the window. I asked if I was at least walking in the right direction to get to the grocery store. He confirmed that I was and it may have been my BEET red face (more purple by that time) and the fact that I had crawled almost all the way into the truck to feel the air conditioning, that led him to ask if I wanted a ride. YES! I replied and I quickly jumped right in. He was truly a live savoir. The store was only 1 block away from where I got into the truck – ha!
When I got into ”Sprouts” (the grocery store) I immediately bought a coconut water and 2 containers of cut fruit (watermelon and a mix of fruit) and began to quickly down both. My face was still beet red, I was sweating, I was wearing an undershirt I brought to sleep in because I didn’t have anything else cooler to wear, I had a glazed look on my face and I guzzled the coconut water and shoved all the fruit in my mouth. Once I finished and had cooled down a bit – I WENT SHOPPING!! – weird but I LOVE grocery stores.
I love shopping in the US and checking out what they have because we do not have a lot of the same things in Canada – especially all the health products and supplements. So of course I proceeded to buy WAY to much stuff.
As I was checking out I asked about getting a cab. I had explained how I walked there but with all the groceries had to take a cab back. For one they could not believe I actually WALKED outside which I still find that so strange. But the very nice lady behind me in line heard that I had walked and was going to take a cab back – and that I was from Canada – so she offered to drive me.
YES! I exclaimed and thanked her again and again. Wow, people here are so nice!
I was told – because I asked how they do it – that people who live year round, stay inside in the summer and go outside in the winter. Seems so strange to a girl like me living on Vancouver Island and growing up in Alberta.
It is beautiful here and very different than Vancouver Island. I have really enjoyed my stay (it was for work) and I have met some truly wonderful people. (Thank you SO MUCH Andrrea for everything!)
I am on my way back to Canada tomorrow (Aug 30th) and even though the weather has taken a turn for the worse where I live, I am ok with getting back. Happy to go to the farmers markets, pick fresh greens from my garden and yes, go for a walk OUTSIDE!! Yeah!!!
Now for the Video
How to Make Raw Chocolate Almond Bark
Give this recipe a try because it is such a great snack to have in the freezer for anytime you have a chocolate craving.
LIVE HAPPY & HEALTHY!
In am in Phoenix working on something that will really serve you better and help you on your healthy eating journey. My smoothie challenge is soon to come off my blog and I will be adding something new – so stay tuned!