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10xPURE™-GOLD Gourmet Coffee & Vanilla Latte enriched with CBDa

A welcomed intensity from the mountain valleys of Colombia with a balanced nutty cocoa finish.

Experience the medium roast aroma of freshly made black coffee in an instant with 10xPURE™-GOLD Gourmet Black Coffee. Coffee lovers will savor the delicious full flavors that are robust enough to be recognized as Colombian coffee, home to over 500,000 farms, most being very small in scale. These farms, located in the beautiful Andes Mountains, allow each producer to focus on creating a truly excellent crop.

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The rich finish of this handcrafted beverage shines through every delicious sip.

Start your day with a handcrafted Colombian coffee beverage. 10xPURE™-GOLD Vanilla Latte enriched with CBDa is perfectly roasted coffee beans blended with just the right amount of rich natural vanilla flavor and coconut-based creamer for a smooth and delightful beverage. You will savor the sensory experience from the very first sip. Tasters detected a flavor of molasses, while others loved the hints of sweet vanilla. It’s definitely a cup that’ll keep you engaged until the very last drop—10xPURE™-GOLD Vanilla Latte enriched with CBDa is the only way to start your day!

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Coffee, Caffeine & CBDa

For starters, caffeine pumps you up while CBD generally helps you unwind, delivering the perfect biophysical experience. Listen to your body as it normalizes the caffeine jitters and any anxiety while channeling caffeine’s proven benefits. Enjoy a laser focus, abundant energy & super productivity that will keep you awake and in the moment.

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At CTFO, 10xPURE™ helps stabilize the CBDa, not previously thought possible. So we combined our CBDa with CBD to produce a worldwide exclusive product with all the benefits you can only find at CTFO.

Feelings of an energetic state of mental clarity, focus and clear vision followed by a warm calming sensation are normal. Forget standing in line for coffee, savor 10xPURE™-GOLD Gourmet Black Coffee in an instant, right at home.

10xPURE™-GOLD Gourmet Black Coffee is a medium roast, Arabica bean Colombian coffee packaged individually and always fresh.10xPURE™-GOLD Gourmet Black Coffee contains no sugar or cream so you are free to mix your own amazing experience.

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Beans are generally roasted at an approximately 250 degrees, with the core of the bean reaching 230 degrees, unlocking the oil deep within its core. This heat changes the bean from green to brown ensuring every sip meets your demand for perfection.

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Joe Medrano | Healthy Lifestyles | Cooking With Coffee | Recipe

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…  In my last couple blog posts I discussed the health benefits of drinking and cooking with coffee. Coffee is high in antioxidants which are good for you. As I mentioned, I was going to begin testing and creating new recipes PJs Logo 2-19 Croppedutilizing PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee as an ingredient and posting those recipes here on my blog.

I discussed this project with a couple close friends, who like me love to cook. I asked them if they wanted to join me on this journey and create a cookbook with me, utilizing coffee as an ingredient in all of the recipes. They were excited and are on board with the project. As my blog homepage states, life is about the journey and trying new things. Living Xtreme.  Now, although I have already written and published a book that was a #1 New Release on Amazon.com in the Risk Management Section (Non-Profit Guidance for the Non-Profit Board Member), I have never published a cookbook.

We will be testing and creating both healthy and not so healthy recipes. However, all of them will be tasty and easy to make. We may include a few recipes that are a bit more complicated, but for the most part they will be recipes you can make every day of the week. There will be appetizers, dressings for salads and marinades, rubs for vegetables and meats, desserts, cookies, ice cream and more.

I tested and created the first recipe this weekend. It happens to be a healthy recipe. I figured we should start with something healthy and a little different and that most people wouldn’t think of doing.  I didn’t want to do something obvious like Tiramasou. I wanted to try and peak your interest. So I hope you like it.

The first recipe is a rub for roasted vegetables. It was fun trying different combinations of spices and vegetables to see what worked best. Now you will notice I did not include potatoes in this recipe and that was intentional. I will be providing another recipe that includes fingerling potatoes and brussel sprouts and maybe some sweet potatoes.

I will be posting a picture with each recipe. I will also post a brief discussion on things I tried and why I determined the ingredients I did over others that are listed in each recipe. I hope you will join me on this journey in a culinary adventure of unique and tasty cuisine.

While I will be using different ingredients, the one ingredient that will be the same in all of our recipes is coffee, and not just any coffee.

The coffee we will be using in our recipes is from PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee Company. The beans used are quality, AA Arabica beans. But more importantly, the coffee beans are infrared roasted by Healthy Coffee Lifestyles.Infrared roastedbeans are never bitter, never burnt, always smooth and have a much fuller flavor. They also produce a lower acidic flavor allowing those with stomach sensitivities to also enjoy the coffee. It makes Healthy Coffee Lifestyles coffee, the perfect ingredient in our recipes.

First Recipe!

Coffee Roasted Veggies with Chili
Serves 6-8

Vegetables:
1 Pound of Broccoli cut into large bite size pieces
1/2 Pound of Baby Carrots or Regular Carrots sliced into 2″ to 3″ pieces
1 Red Onion
6-8 Cloves of Garlic (or more if you like roasted garlic)

Spice Rub:
2 Teaspoons of PJ’s Infrared Roasted Coffee Grounds
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder (use your favorite)
1/2 Teaspoon Sweet PaprikaJoe Medrano, Coffee Roasted Veggies, Healthy, Healthy Lifestyles, Coffee
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Thyme – (1/2 Dried – 1 Fresh)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2-3 Tablespoons (or enough to coat veggies to your liking)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Chop the veggies and put into a large bowl. Combine the ingredients of the spice rub in a small bowl and mix well.

Coat the vegetables with the olive oil and then add the mixed spice rub in and mix the vegetables, olive oil and spice rub together.

Once the vegetables are coated well, place in a single layer on a baking sheet or pan and roast for 25-35 minutes. (Depending on your oven)

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That’s it. Pretty simple but very tasty.

When I was experimenting with a few different batches, I tried cauliflower and zucchini and red bell peppers as well.  I was not thrilled with the cauliflower but I did like the zucchini and red bell pepper. I did not include the bell pepper in the final recipe as many people do not like bell peppers and the zucchini came out a bit soft. Again, this is more of a consistency preference than taste. But by all means you could include it in your dish.

I hope you find this as interesting and tasty as I did.  If you want to add even more flavor, put these at the bottom of a roasting pan underneath a whole chicken that you are roasting and let the drippings from the chicken meld into the vegetables.  Yum! Not as healthy, but very tasty.

Please feel free to use this recipe for your own personal use or to forward this blog to your friends and family, but please do not copy and republish this recipe or any other recipe I post, as they will be going into our cookbook that will be published in about 6 months once we have tested and created several recipes. Thank you!

If you would like to see more recipes and what we create over the next few months, please follow my blog.

Bon Appétit!

 

Joe Medrano
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Coffee
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Never Bitter
Never Burnt
Always Smooth
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Joe Medrano | Cooking with Coffee | Healthy Coffee Lifestyles | Antioxidants

Did you know that coffee is a great source for antioxidants? Americans get more PJs Logo 2-19 Croppedantioxidants from coffee than from any other source of food. And if you drink your coffee black with no cream or sugar, coffee can be a good can be a good way to help give your health a little guilt free boost.

 

 

 

Now even though there are over 400 billion cups of coffee consumed every year around the world, not everybody likes to drink black coffee.  So how can you get the benefits of the high antioxidants in coffee? By cooking with it. There have been many great recipes created over the years that utilize brewed black coffee, whole beans and/or ground coffee.

But why should you care about antioxidants? What do they do? Antioxidants, help cells in your body from being oxidized by toxins, chemicals and inflammation. They can help with the management or prevention of some medical conditions, such as some cancers, arthritis-related conditions, and may even help with slowing Alzheimer’s disease.

Most people think about the health benefits they get from drinking coffee, not eating the coffee bean. You can actually get more antioxidants from eating coffee grounds than drinking coffee. Now I am not suggesting you should start buying coffee and just eat the Healthy Coffee Lifestyles, Joe Medrano, Benefits of Coffee, antioxidantsgrounds instead of making coffee.

What I am suggesting is, if you haven’t already, you should consider trying to cook with coffee. While there are a lot of recipes out there using coffee in deserts, there are also plenty of recipes for savory and healthy foods as well.

I have been trying different coffee recipes out and making modifications to some and also trying them with different types of coffee beans. And yes, believe it or not, some recipes you can tell the difference in flavor depending on the bean.

Being a coffee lover, I do have a preference for AA Arabica beans. AA Arabica beans have a fragrant aroma and rich body. And at PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee Company we infrared roast the beans so the beans are never bitter, never burnt, always smooth and have a fuller flavor.

I know I sound like I am talking about wine (which I am a big fan of as well), but if you haven’t noticed, coffee has come along way and their are more specialty coffee companies popping up all over. You will find many coffee shops have tasting notes on their various coffees just like a fine wine.

However, approximately only 2% of coffee is infrared roasted worldwide because the process to roast costs a little more for coffee companies. We infrared roast all of our coffee because we believe in providing better coffee to our clients so they can provide a better cup of coffee to their customers.

We also believe in a healthy lifestyle and the infrared roasting process helps the coffee have higher antioxidants.

Over the next few weeks some of my blog posts will start containing recipes utilizing coffee in them. Some will be healthy, some will be less healthy, but all will be really good, especially the ones for those of us with a sweet tooth.

I might even include some videos. I hope you will join me on my continued journey of discovery of coffee, its health benefits, and living a healthy lifestyle. You might even see a recipe or two that you like.

And remember:

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.”

Fran Drescher

 

Joe Medrano
PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee Company
Infrared Roasted
Coffee
AA Arabica 
Never Bitter
Never Burnt
Always Smooth
Fuller Flavor

 

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Joe Medrano | Eat Right Not Less | Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles

Most people worry more about how much they eat instead of eating right. I am guilty of that myself. I admit I have a sweet tooth, but I am learning to control that. I am also working on eating healthier meals.Joe Medrano, XHLstyle, Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles

I am learning more and more that diet sodas and artificial sweeteners are not good for you and cause faster weight gain than had I consumed a regular soda.

Using Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles Sweet Infused Sweetener is just one way that has been helping me lose weight and feel better.

Many of us would like to lose weight but we do not want to adhere to a program. Diet is a four letter word and not a good one. 🙂

I have found that trying to lose weight on your own can be difficult. Find a friend or someone you can work with to lose weight together. You can help motivate and encourage each other on a daily basis even after you reach your goals.

You have to change your mindset to think about living a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle does not mean dieting all the time, or losing weight only to put it back on months later. It also does not mean, depriving yourself of those foods and drinks that you enjoy. It means moderating how much of it you put into your body.

You may eat less of the bad food but you can replace some of it with food that is good for you. The important thing is to moderate so you do not feel you are depriving yourself. If you feel like you are depriving yourself, you will most likely fail and put the weight back on.

There is no perfect weight or body size. The important thing is to be healthy and feel good about yourself no matter what.

How can you start living a healthier lifestyle? Here are a few steps:

  1. Change Your Mindset
  2. Set Attainable Goals
  3. Set Up a Support System
  4. Make Healthier Choices – Eat Right Not Less
  5. Start Moving – Sweat is good
  6. Most Importantly – Stick With It!

If you “fall off the wagon” it’s okay. Just brush yourself off and get right back up. Remember, you are working on a long-term healthy lifestyle not a short term diet or phase.

You may have one of those weekends or weeks where you put on a few pounds. We all do it. Just get back in to your healthy routine (without making it feel like a routine) and you will be fine.

If you are looking to lose weight and would like some motivation, you can join Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles 90 Day Challenge (The Challenge) and try to win the vacation of your dreams.

If you would like to learn more about the 90 day challenge with Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles, please fill out the form below:

 

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JOE | SWEETENER | Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles

Joe at Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles would like to tell you about the first 100% Natural Clinically Proven Low Glycemic Sweet Infused Sweetener that is both Kid and Diet Friendly.Joe Medrano, Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles, Sweet Infused Sweetener

Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles Sweet Infused Sweetener has undergone clinical trials in children ages 6-18 and adults (diabetic and non-diabetic). It has one of the longest safety records of any sweetener, and has been proven tested safe in more than 250,000 humans over a 25-year period. With a regulatory status as a “natural fruit sweetener”, and “sweet fruit concentrate”, SIS has been GRAS since 1997.

Sweet Infused Sweetener (SIS) has undergone multiple Board Approved Human In Vivo Clinical Trials. These clinical trials have demonstrated both a very Low Glycemic Index and Low Glycemic Load in humans, both as a stand-alone sweetener and as an ingredient in ice cream, candy, chocolate, etc.

Further, Board Approved Human In Vivo Clinical Trials have shown that Sweet Infused Sweetener (SIS) is a “natural Burnable Carb” which contains a unique blend of slow-release burnable-carbs to help minimize blood sugar swings.

Along with being kid friendly it is also diabetic friendly. SIS can be appropriate for people with Type 1 diabetesBut it is important to monitor your blood sugar regularly to see how SIF affects your blood sugar, as well as your insulin needs. SIS contains natural carbohydrates that are slowly digested to help minimize peaks in blood sugar, and does not spike blood sugar levels in most persons, including Type 2 diabetics.

Some Type 1 diabetics cannot tolerate natural Low Glycemic carbs, so it is essential to monitor your blood sugar levels in relation to SIS, and to discuss any changes in blood sugar levels with your health care professional. Note that weight loss does affect blood sugar levels and insulin needs.

You can use the sweetener in your coffee and tea. But best of all you can use the sweetener to cook and bake with everyday.

I would like to share a great recipe using the low-glycemic sweetener. The recipe is provided by Karin Raitz who is an independent rep with Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crinkles Joe Medrano, Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crinkles
7 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (no sugar added) Chopped – Or 1 cup semi chocolate chips
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
½ cup chunky or creamy peanut better – almond butter can be used instead
3 eggs
½ cup of XHL Sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup powder sugar

Place chocolate, butter and peanut butter in a double boiler pot.
Cook, stirring until all melted. Let cool to figure touch.

While the chocolate is cooling, mix eggs, sweetener and vanilla until creamy.
Slowly add the warm chocolate mixture to the eggs mixture. Blend until creamy.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
Mix completely

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Prepare oven to 350 degrees and 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper

Place powder sugar into a shallow bowl
Shape dough into 1 ½ “ball and place on prepared pans.
Return to the refrigerator for 10 minutes
Take each ball and roll them into the powder sugar and place them back on the pan 1” apart.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen.

Thank you Karin! The Crinkles are wonderful and much healthier using the Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles Low-Glycemic Sweet Infused Sweetener.

If you would like more information about Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles or how you can get the Sweet Infused Sweetener visit –   www.bit.ly/xhlstyle or provide your contact information below.