It is DAY 5 of "Raw Food Recipes with Excalibur" and I have an INCREDIBLE Sunday brunch treat on the menu today. These delicious raw lavender blintzes with blackberry syrup are the handiwork of the lovely Natalia, raw food chef and shamanic practitioner from NataliaNW. Natalia works with her clients on a physical and energetic level to facilitate profound transformations toward optimum health through a unique blend of shamanic energy medicine and pure healing foods.
Natalia advocates "a pure, organic, plant based diet, high in living foods. A pure diet cleanses us in body, mind and spirit. It is these foods that bring us to new levels of vitality and radiance while activating our intuition and spiritual connection." I am absolutely fascinated with and a huge proponant of the concept of "food as energy" and "food as medicine", and so I really love Natalia's holistic approach to wellness.
Since getting her Luminous Healing & Energy Medicine Certification through the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, she has been combining her knowledge of shamanism and whole foods nutrition to treat people on an emotional, spiritual, and physical level with spectacular results. She is also the co-founder with Melissa Geiger of Nourishing Our Radiance which hopes to inspire women into wellness. I am telling you, this woman is AMAZING.
Natalia is the author of three phenomenal raw foods cookbooks, PURE PLEASURES, CUPCAKE HEAVEN, and RAW FOOD JUICE BAR. If you love decadent sweet treats but don't want to coat-check your colon, these books are a must buy! It's not just desserts either. There are so many incredible, inspired recipes in these books, from drinks, salads & dips to snacks, to entrees & desserts. There is something for everyone, in an easy-to-follow, accessible way! You can also download a copy of Natalia's eBook, THE BREAKFAST MAKEOVER EBOOK, 7 DAYS OF GORGEOUS GREEN SMOOTHIES when you sign up for her newsletter.
To sample a bit of her culinary magic, Natalia has generously agreed to share these Raw Lavendar Cream Blintzes with Blackberry Syrup, from her book PURE PLEASURES. Natalia says that they are "chewy apple & coconut wraps filled with lavender-vanilla cream and drizzled with sweet blackberry syrup for the ultimate Sunday brunch dish!" What I say is "This recipe is one of the most delicious raw desserts I have ever tasted in my life. MAKE time to make this recipe or you are letting one of life's great indulgences pass you by!" Seriously, this recipe is a stunner, a winner, and not to be missed.
You can find more of Natalia's amazing recipes on her website and blog, and watch her in action on the videos on her site or on You Tube. Check out her Raw Creamy Peppercorn Ranch, which scored her Third Place in Living Light’s 2010 Hot Raw Chef Contest. For healing sessions, Natalia currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA but is available for distance work.
Natalia, thankyou for sharing your magic during this event. You inspire me.