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Sunshine Arugula Flackers

I would have to say these are the BOMB Flackers! I am not the biggest fan of raw vegan crackers, but NOW I am!

munching mindlessly on boxes of crackers are such empty calories, fat and sodium, not a good way to thrive. The mix of arugula, with a tinge of lemon peel make the aroma while they are dehydrating mesmerizing. They do not take long in a dehydrator, about 3 hours one side on HIGH then flip and dry for another hour or so..  Score the flackers as soon as you spread on sheets. If you want to cleanse and get ready to learn the arts of raw vegan cuisine, be nurtured with yoga massage and , art and love, join us, we have 3 rooms for Couples or Singles, Friend, or family at http://obxspringretreat.com

Ingredients of Sunny Arugula Flackers

1/4 cup flax seeds, SOAKED in 1 cup water
4 cups (2 large) zucchini, peeled & diced
4 cups, packed baby arugula
1 Tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup white sesame seeds
2 Tbsp lemon juice, and 2-3 inched of lemon peel
2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup minced yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup raw SOAKED sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds, ground

1) In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup flax seeds with the 1 cup of water.  Set aside while you prep the rest of the recipe.  This will give the flax seeds time to soak and thicken.

2) Peel the zucchini and dice into medium-sized chunks. You can leave the peel on if it is organic.  Place 2 cups worth in the food processor, fitted with the “S” blade.  Pulse the zucchini into small bits.  Place in a medium-sized bowl.

Pulsing helps to draw the zucchini into the blades preventing it from being over processed.
Breaking this up into two batches will help in controlling the texture.  If you try to process the complete mixture at one time you will over-process it, making it more liquidly.

3) In the food processor bowl, place the arugula in first then on top of that add the remaining 2 cups of zucchini.

4) By putting the arugula in first,  the weight of the zucchini will help hold the arugula down and make it easy to process.  Pulse together, but don’t puree it.  We want small bits for texture.

5) Add; olive oil, garlic, sesame seeds, lemon juice, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Pulse together until everything is combined.

6) Add the already processed zucchini and then add in the yellow pepper and sunflower seeds.  Pulse a few times to combine everything. Transfer back to the bowl.

7) Do not process the flax seeds. Hand mix in the ground and soaked flax seeds, by processing it willchange color and texture, not in a good way : )

Stir together and set aside for 10+ minutes.  Over the years I have found that I don’t like to add soaked seeds in the food processor because it adds a strange look and color to the cracker.

8) Spread half of the batter on the teflex sheet that comes with the dehydrator.   Cover the complete tray from edge to edge.  Repeat with the remaining batter on a second tray.
Dehydrate for 2-4 hours at 115 degrees.  Remove the trays and make score lines in the cracker batter as to the size you desire.  Return to dehydrator and continue drying for 8-10 hours or until dry.  You can flip the crackers over on to the mesh sheet part way through the drying time but I didn’t (forgot).
Allow the cracker to cool to room temperature, snap the crackers into pieces and store in an airtight container.

 

 

SUP at the OBXSpringRetreat.com

One of the magnificent activities we will enjoy at the OBX Spring Retreat is to enjoy and learn how to Stand Up Paddle Board. Everyone can do it! We want to challenge your boundaries with beauty and the feeling of using your whole body in action. The thrill of SUP through a spectacular natural wonderland.

Between the villages of Duck and Corolla is the pristine marsh of the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary. Miles of secluded water trails make this arguably the most intricate marsh maze on the Outer Banks (8 square miles). The National Audubon Society has preserved a piece of the Outer Banks as it was before man arrived. In their goal to save wildlife habitat they have also created a paddle boarder’s dream. One of the unique features of this tour is the solitude you will experience. Coastal Kayak has partnered with the National Audubon Society to offer this exclusive tour of one of the Outer Banks least traveled and most sought after wildlife sanctuaries. The tour starts with a 10 minute walk down the Audubon trail to the location of our paddle boards. From here your guide will lead you into the maze of islands through which only he or she knows the way.

Why SUP? We really want to teach you this amazing way to transport yourself over a body of water. There is such freedom involved in standing aboard the water.
SUPs allow you to explore rivers, lakes, creeks, ponds and coastlines from a different vantage point and they give you a great workout too while you are at it. You really can SUP on any kind a flat waterway as long as it is safe.You should not have a problem finding a flat waterway to get your paddle board on since most cities are founded on a waterway. Paddle boarding can also get you out on the water at breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.   Using a gopro while you are boarding will get you spectacular footage.
All levels of fitness will be able to handle SUP. You can do varying levels of exercise on your paddle board from gentle gliding to sprinting depending on the type of workout you want to get in and your expertise in maneuvering the paddle board. At the OBXSpringRetreat.com we aim to get you comfortable using SUP as a fitness tool.Paddle boarding allows the body to train neural coordination between the muscle groups. It also helps to improve your concentration and the strength that it provides overtime allows you to perform a number of other dynamic activities.   Balance, Coordination and core strength, SUP uses all your facilities, and all of your senses are engaged while on the water.  What a whole Body experience.

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Is your Family member sick, tired and unhealthy?

shellDo you love anyone sick, tired and eat so unhealthy but they have no idea how to start?
Have you ever wanted to just immerse your loved one in an education and deliciousness of whole food? To learn how easy and fun to make low fat vegan food in the kitchen? To reverse the symptoms and help the body heal of chronic pain, illness and disease?
The OBX Spring Retreat is designed to nurture and nourish our guests while they learn to THRIVE with movement and and yummy food! Our clients enjoy fresh coconut water, juices and fully prepared Whole food meals by a fully staffed kitchen that make food with Love!
The food you put in your body is not only the fuel for activity but it’s ultimately the building blocks of your cells, so it’s literally true, you actually are what you eat. Unfortunately the typical American diet isn’t very nutritious. Most meals consist of overly refined, nutrient sparse, additive laden food.This is one of the primary reasons so many people are sick and tired all the time. Clean eating is the opposite. At it’s core it’s the concept of eating whole, unprocessed, “natural” food. The fewer steps food takes from its original form to your table the better. Once you’ve started to eat clean you’ll experience some amazing things
 
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be coaching our guests in the month leading up to the retreat.
 
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