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Health And Purpose

Health & Purpose Are Divinely Linked

As we finish this year, let’s do it well. December is the month most known for unhealthy food. Sweets dominate the season. But they don’t have to be your choice. You do have a choice, thankfully, even though sometimes it doesn’t feel like it.

This week I was tantalized, not by sweets, but by a pizza—yes a pizza. Our lovely neighbor who shares so much of his food with us gave us a little over half his pizza. He had added a lot of great toppings. It was a cold day. I was hungry. And that pizza looked like one of the best things I’d seen all week.  I fell for the “just one bite” seduction. That bite tasted so great I had one more. Then we popped it in the oven and when it was bubbly hot, I sliced off a sliver of a piece. My husband really did eat most of it. But that little bit had a big effect. I went from feeling great to not-so-good. I didn’t sleep as well that night. And then the next day I was somewhat tired and not as organized. All that affected my purpose.

You might be wondering how just a few bites of something can have such a big impact on health. It does, especially when your system is clean. That’s a good thing. You want your body to let you know when you ate something that wasn’t good for it. That is the hero’s journey from the point of health. People who have a lower vibration, whose systems are more polluted, don’t notice unhealthy food as much. They may think they can eat anything and it doesn’t affect them much. But then one day they may get a diagnosis of a disease. There are a few people who do have strong constitutions and can get away with a lot of abuse and still function well. But that is not the majority of us. And even for them, I always wonder what they could be if they cared well for their bodies.

I think you can see from my scenario how health and purpose are connected. You have a purpose, a destiny. There is so much connected to your purpose and many people’s lives that will be affected by how much energy, joy, and zest for life that you have to pursue your destiny. I want you to complete your destiny and accomplish all you were created to do. That will take good health.

So remember this holiday season when others are indulging at work or parties, you are different. You’ve chosen the sacred highway of your destiny. You want the best. You want your life to be driven by purpose. What I’ve learned is not to take that “one bite.” It’s a slippery slope from there on because that one bite usually tastes even better than we expected. That makes it hard to say no to the second, third and even more bites. But cheer up! You can enjoy a helping of joy and energy that will last a lot longer than a few minutes of enthusiastic eating.


Beet Brownies

From Sugar Knockout

Here is a really good gluten-free brownie that hides a good dose of beet pulp within its dark chocolate deliciousness. I find most brownie recipes unpleasantly sweet, so I created one that I thought was scrumptious without being cloying. All the ingredients have 1/2 cup measure, except for the vanilla and baking powder, so it should be easy to make!

  • 1/2 cup mashed organic silken tofu (medium firmness)
  • 1/2 cup beet juice, vegan milk, or water
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or coconut syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup beet pulp
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, or cacao nibs

Combine tofu, beet juice (or other liquid), maple or coconut syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. In a mixing bowl sift together flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Mix well. Add pulp, and mix to distribute it evenly throughout the flour. Then stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Add blended mixture to flour mixture. Mix well to combine ingredients and form a batter.

Transfer the batter into an 8″ by 8″ baking pan that has been generously oiled and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until firm to the touch.Let cool in pan before slicing and removing.


  1. Richard Figiel

    This pertains to the article about you having your neighbors pizza Thank you juice lady CHERIE I have difficulties explaining this to people thank you for making my day more understandable and thank you for all your tips since I’ve been juicing with you cliché as it sounds I feel great you probably heard 1000 times but I’ll say it again thank you juicing is great . I am also looking forward to detox think I’ll do a 30 day cleanse talk to you soon I.e. purchasing department

  2. Such perfect timing. I also had a big craving for pizza the other night. I am beginning to transition to a whole plant foods way of eating and that craving was so strong I almost went for it. I chose not to succumb to the craving and instead bought a much healthier choice for dinner that night. Not only did my body respond better, I felt better for making a better choice. Thanks for the article and the reminder that our daily choices really do affect us over the long run.

  3. Ellen Franklin

    Cherie, I wanted to share a similar pizza slice experience. I had just started juicing once a day. My husband and son still eat everything. I am a cancer survivor and wanted to clean the toxins out of my body. I started with TTAC, they referred to some of your juices and detox’s, so I started eating the rainbow, ordered organic fruits and veggies, delivered to my house once a week and began juicing every morning. What I found is, it is delicious! My body felt great and I wasn’t as hungry. I removed all the bad sugars and lost 20-pounds in a month. Not ideal weight loss, too much, too quickly, and I got sick. Then my son brought home a cheese pizza and I ate a slice. I felt bad, in the belly. Analyzing what I ate, I realized the glutens were causing issues, now I’m gluten-free and feel awesome! Thank goodness there are some places here that make gluten-free pizza. God bless you!