swimming in chocolate

by purelytwins

Thank you!!!!! Seriously thank you all soooooo much for the sweet words on our post yesterday about digestion. We loved hearing all of your thoughts and experiences on raw-vegan vs paleo style eating for digestion. Sounds like some of you do better with paleo and some of you do better with more vegan style eats. Love hearing what works for you guys, as the body and digestion is such an interesting topic for us. Obviously we like talking about it hehe.  So if you have not shared your thoughts from your experiences of what style of eats you find best for YOU please make sure to share as we can all learn from each other!  And even though we have a mix audience of vegans and non-vegans it is so great to see all of us supporting each others own way of doing things! We love you all so much!!



Wednesday workout was a new workout routine using the equalizer and of course involved planks!  Many of you have requested an equalizer workout so Michelle and I are working on that.

Plus ended the workout with doing a few of our favorite ab exercises.

wed workout

We are both working hard everyday to reach OUR fitness goals! Remember change takes time…just because you do not see results today does mean give up.

Keep going. Each day you are getting closer!



Lori’s day highlights:


Instead of having a juice it was time for another food experiment! BANANAS!!

Yep, Michelle and I decided to try out bananas again. I enjoyed one small banana before making my egg meal. I did not notice any immediate reactions, so now I will see if I notice anything the next few days.


After eating the banana, I enjoyed some handfuls of chopped swiss chard with 3 whole eggs (enjoyed 2 raw yolks) all topped with coconut oil.


As I was eating it was time to make Jax his breakfast thanks to the people over at Honest Kitchen! Yesterday it was the Embark flavor for Jax to try. Again super easy to make and Jax devoured very quickly! Definitely thinking of adding some Honest Kitchen dog food into Jax’s diet! Love the ingredients and love the message behind this company!


Lunch was some mache lettuce (love this stuff!), some roasted cauliflower and one grass-fed beef burger topped with some coconut oil.  I took 2 HCL pills and 1 digestive enzyme before this meal.


Late afternoon snack was a new version of our first egg-free chia seed carob cake. This time Michelle and I tried psyllium husk instead of chia seeds to see if it would work, as we like variety. And it did!!! Not your average Duncan Hines cake, but hey it was super delicious and light for being a mini egg-free and grain-free cake if I do say so myself. Plus sweetened with stevia. Not bad! I really enjoyed this cake.


I took my pre-dinner pills and gathered my ingredients for dinner.

I made myself some nori wraps which I just love with a side of romaine, turnips and brussel sprouts topped with olive oil and black lava sea salt.  The nori wrap was filled with half avocado mixed with sardines and canned salmon. Delicious!

Lori’s recap of day:

Again no major complaints. Digestion was great all day long. Really enjoyed my eats and trying the banana. I hope my body likes it, even though I might not have a banana every day it would be nice if my body can handle it a few times a week since I love them. Only time will tell. I did have a bowel movement in the morning, not a great one but a fairly good one! I got in about 10 cups of water. I did not have any bone broth. My skin is still doing good! I had no food cravings and my mood was great all day long 🙂  Ended my day with probiotic, gelatin and magnesium pills.

Michelle’s Wednesday recap:

wed eats

Morning supplements and sugar-free marshmallows followed by a BANANA!!! OMG I was so excited to have a banana 😉

Lori and I are feeling more comfortable with adding foods back in, but honestly we still get confused sometimes…are really doing okay with these foods? Are our bodies healed enough to be experimenting? Are we doing this right? 

I felt fine after eating it. But do understand for right now I probably cannot have bananas as often as I was enjoying them in the past.

The rest of my breakfast was by usual egg scramble with coconut oil and this time loaded up on the greens!  Perfect!

Lunch was lamb burger with greens and half of the leftover cauliflower crust.

Afternoon snack was an egg-free snack cake! (instead of chia used husk)

egg free snack cake

It hit the spot for me! A perfect, light and fluffy cake! Topped with coconut oil of course. Love my healthy fats!

Took pre-dinner pills and dinner was baked salmon with cooked cabbage and turnips with coconut oil.

Michelle’s thoughts from the day :

I got 9-10 cups of water. I felt fine all day. I had one good bowel movement in the early afternoon. I was hungry for all my meals, although after my snack cake did get a little gassy. But nothing uncomfortable, just normal gas from eating fiber. Ended my day with probiotic, gelatin and magnesium pills. I was in a good mood all day long. My skin is still doing well.  🙂

The BEST part of my day yesterday was making Chocolate Truffles and Chocolate Cream Cake!!

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truffles from cookbookI made the no protein chocolate truffles from Purely Classic Cookbook and then practiced two sugar-free versions!!

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So good…who else loves chocolate truffles? 


And love making this rich chocolate cheesecake (there is a  sugar-free recipe found in our cookbook too, click on sidebar to purchase) or what we call chocolate cream cake since it is dairy and egg free (recipe here).

Yes I helped myself to some!   This recipe is always a crowd pleaser.


Have a great Valentine’s Day everyone!


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Kyra February 14, 2013 - 11:57 am

What is the exact recipe for the egg free mini snack cake with psyllium? How is the taste and texture different?

Also, i never heard of black lava salt… Where Do u buy that?

Congrats on the banana. So if avos and bananas don’t seem to be the culprits, what do u think are? The sauerkraut?

purelytwins February 14, 2013 - 1:07 pm

we still are not sure if we are ok with bananas, we still hope to experiment with them, and so far we think we are ok with avocado. We are still deciding what the culprits were – sauerkraut could be it as just high levels of fructose, fruit, citrus, chocolate or nightshades, so we still have some experimenting left to do.
The black lava sea salt is from Mountain Rose Herbs we love it, we order off their online website. We have not seen it in stores yet.
And for the egg-free cake we just followed our http://purelytwins.com/2013/01/23/chocolate-free-chia-seed-single-serving-cake/ and just did 1 tbsp psyllium instead of the 1 tbsp chia seeds, left everything else the same. it was similar in taste and texture, found it to be just a little bit chewier than the chia seed version. loved both.

Chris February 14, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Way to go for supporting each other!!! Together, we grow!!!

Can you post the recipe for the egg free cake? How much psyllium did you use? Was it husk or powder? Thanks.. hoping to make them tonight!

purelytwins February 14, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Yes, together we grow 🙂
And for the egg-free cake we just followed our http://purelytwins.com/2013/01/23/chocolate-free-chia-seed-single-serving-cake/ and just did 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder instead of the 1 tbsp chia seeds, left everything else the same. it was similar in taste and texture, found it to be just a little bit chewier than the chia seed version. loved both.

Katie February 14, 2013 - 12:22 pm

First I just want to say I love your blog! I have been following for a few months now and it’s one of my favorites! I have tried tons of your recipes and they have all been hits here in my kitchen! I just had one question for you, I know you use coconut oil on a lot of your foods, about how much do you use per day? I have been experimenting with adding coconut oil to my diet (I use olive oil 99% of the time and feel like a change) and I’m not sure how much to use per day/per meal. Thanks and keep up the great work!

purelytwins February 14, 2013 - 1:09 pm

awesome katie so happy to hear it!!! 🙂
ANd for coconut oil, well we are obsessed with it and just love it. we usually have anywhere from 3-4 tbsp of it a day. The amount you consume may vary but we try to get a few tablespoons worth of it 🙂

Shelby February 14, 2013 - 2:21 pm


I tried posting this on Facebook but it didn’t show up… So I thought I’d ask here

I love pulp crackers but I eat the crackers faster than I can juice. Is there a way to make them (or something similar) without having to juice? To me the crackers taste like triscuits. 🙂 I’m grain free so they are a staple, but i cant juice just for the sake of the pulp (wasteful and expensive lol) Any ideas for pulp free pulp crackers? Lol. Thanks

purelytwins February 14, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Shelby glad you are enjoying the pulp crackers, all we can say is try just using the veggies whole. Throw a few things in the food processor with the flax and water. Start slowly with the water. Just going to have to start small and see what works.

Pavement Runner February 14, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Looks like fun was had in the kitchen… happy valentine’s day.

Caitlin February 14, 2013 - 4:11 pm

ohhh that swiss chard with all the eggs looks sooo good and so does that SALMON! i had some for dinner last night and again for lunch today!

amanda j February 14, 2013 - 9:04 pm

yay for bananers!!! I give you two big props for doing the no-fruit trial (I fear I would simply die – haha). Wishing you both a lovely valentine’s day. big hugs and hearts! (and hope you get in some vino and chocolate tonight.)


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