Breathless to Breathtaking Recipes with celebrity raw food chef & nutrition expert Janice Skoreyko by: Karen Ford
A passionate entrepreneur and lifelong learner, fuelled by the pain of 5 serious illnesses, Janice was born into a relentless journey, in search of how to move from absolutely Breathless to Breathtaking. She founded companies focused on looking and feeling gorgeous inside and out, travelled to 7 countries, in search of solutions that led her, and now thousands of others, to reclaim their health, transform from Breathless to Breathtaking and live a gorgeous and guilt-free life.
Esthetic treatments, fitness training, fad diets and the latest neutraceuticals worked well momentarily, but none provided the sustainable transformation she was looking for. The accompanying diets were all boring and tasteless which led to a quick end, to their honeymoon periods. There was a piece of the puzzle missing to really make this work; a delicious compilation of guilt-free, gourmet recipes that just happen to be healthy.
A global sensation, with a precious collection of recipes to seduce the most discerning palate, in 2008 Janice founded the Raw Foundation Culinary Arts Institute. Canada’s premier Raw Food Education establishment, began providing the most comprehensive, gourmet, transformative 3 day nutrition and lifestyle Immersion Program; to foodies, health enthusiasts and healthcare practitioners, now with graduates hailing from 18 countries.
In 2010 Janice launched Breathless to Breathtaking Boutique Retreats, for brides, their wedding parties as well as those nearest and dearest to them. Guests are privy to an exceptional experience: delicious, quick and easy, high energy, recipes, self care indulgences, movement and mindset mastery tools. Couple this with a 5 star boutique lifestyle experience and a 30 day personalized plan, Breathtaking retreaters find themselves looking and feeling their best on the big day; and continuing their commitment to these practices based on fulfillment vs discipline, for years to come.
In 2012 Janice released her DVD and recipe book compilation, RAW Food To Live For, in which she shares recipes with nutrition and lifestyle tips for anyone wishing to get even healthier in just 5 Minutes a day. From the Energy Elixir, to Skinny Pasta and No Bake Double Chocolate Brownie Cake; together these tools are perfect for everyone looking for a week’s worth of quick and easy, delicious, nutrient dense options. The compilation was picked up by Whole Foods Market where Janice makes appearances and provides community workshops.
A featured raw food chef and nutrition transformation expert at numerous live, TV and radio events such as Visions to Wealth, Rock Star Cooking, and Go! Figure, and seen in numerous publications, written up by National writers such as Food Critic Mia Stainsby, Janice is an actively sharing her knowledge and continues to study. A member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists, she is currently studying integrative healthcare and completing a doctorate in Naturopathy.
Her next book, “One Week to Glow” will be available winter of 2015 providing quick and easy solutions to look and feel your best without starvation or cosmetic surgery. A former runway model, Janice had succumb to the pressure of society and this industry previously viewing destructive patterns as the only options to achieve her desired results. Today, she is here to prove that there is a healthy solution for everyone wishing to get their glow on, create a stunning physique and rock her signature move, a headstand on a paddleboard in 2 foot swells.
Janice’s latest passion is heating up the airwaves with “Healthy, Happy and Hot”, her LA Talk Radio show, dedicated to bringing forth tips, tools and strategies you can use today to live your hottest, most breathtaking life now.
One of the most special days in any woman’s life is her wedding day. Her heart’s deepest desire is to be simply breathtaking.
Get started now with Janice’s Top Breathtaking Tips
Get Your Glow On
A sweet slumber regulates metabolism, regenerates all of your body and will have you waking up refreshed, with your glow on. With seemingly endless to do lists and ambient LED lit bedrooms, many bride’s to be, and their nearest and dearest, are not getting enough rest.
The Breathtaking solution: delegate some tasks from the master list, take a deep breath and relax; you and your team have got this. As for the LED lights, cover them up and invest in blackout blinds and an exquisite eye mask; exposure to any type of glow during the night can suppress the beauty sleep inducing hormone melatonin by 50%, even though your eyes are closed.
Turn Up the Heat
What if it was possible to boost your metabolism, reduce belly fat, decrease your appetite and improve your mood all at once; quickly and easily, just by turning up the heat? According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, capsaicin, the compound that gives cayenne pepper its powerful punch, does all of this and more. To reap the fat–burning effects of capsaicin, place a cayenne pepper shaker next to your salt shaker and create a new habit of breathtaking spicy dishes.
Bite size to downsize
Studies show that consuming a small meal satiated those that were hungry just as well as a large meal. Preparing bite size versions of the No Bake Double Chocolate Brownie Cake and popping them into your glove box and clutch, will set you and the gals up for breathtaking “scale down” success.
Indulge Without the Bulge
Forgo a tummy tuck with enzyme rich fare. Did you know that when we enjoy whole foods that have not been heated above 116 °F it is not only the easiest for our body to digest but is also the most nutrient dense? Digestive enzymes, help break down food into smaller parts that can be absorbed, transported and utilized by every cell in your body. Dr Howell’s research of 50 years shows clearly that these enzymes are not present in cooked food. This lack of enzymes causes the food to sit in the digestive system longer, and results in decreased capacity for the body to break the foods down and nourish itself while increasing storing of these foods and abdominal bloating, know as the bulge. We understand that you may want to indulge, and suggest taking some digestive enzymes with foods that have been fired. These precious powerhouses, will help your body to be breathtaking and bulge-free along with your fresh, whole food lifestyle.
Beat the Bloat
Looking and feeling puffy will have you breathless, in search of a solution on your big day. With its signature kidney like appearance, watermelon will help to cleanse these vital organs; and act as a natural diuretic, rebalance the body’s fluids and electrolytes. The result: a more svelte, confident and breathtaking you.
No-Bake Double Chocolate Brownie Cake
3/4C cashews, Navitas Naturals, really raw
7 Medjool dates, pitted
1/4C cacao powder, Navitas Naturals
1/2t vanilla bean powder
1/4t cayenne pepper
2t cacao nibs, garnish
Pinch of salt
1 strawberry, fanned (garnish)
- Process the cashews in a food processor, until fine.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
- Place the mixture onto a plate, form into a heart and set aside.
1/4 C agave nectar
1/4 C cacao powder, Navitas Naturals
1 T coconut oil, melted
- Process in food processor until smooth.
- Ice and garnish the cake.
- Place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
New York Style Lemon Cheesecake
with Triple Berry Coulis
Base: Vanilla Shortbread Cookie
2C macadamia nuts
1 pinch of salt
1t vanilla bean
- Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until 70% combined. A light crunch to this cookie will create fabulous finish.
- Press the dough into the base of two 4” spring form pans.
- Set aside.
1 ½C cashews, Navitas Naturals, really raw
1C lemon juice
½C coconut sugar
¼C coconut butter
- Soak the cashews for 6 hours.
- Rinse the cashews and continue to soak and repeat rinsing them every 6 hours, for an additional 24 hours.
- Combine all ingredients in the vita-mix and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture on top of the cookie crusts, in the 4” spring form pans.
- Freeze for 6 hours.
2T agave nectar
- Reserve 1/4C berries or berry piece.
- Pulse remaining ingredients, in a small food processor.
- Pour mixture from the processor into a bowl and stir in the pieces that were set aside.
- Refrigerate until ready for service
- Spoon on top of cake. Enjoy!
4C tightly packed spinach
3C filtered water
1t spirulina powder
5 Medjool dates, pitted
- Blend all ingredients.
- Garnish your wine glass with a strawberry
- Pour the Elixir into the glass and energize every beautiful cell in your body!
Written by Karen Ford for Bridal Fantasy Magazine
Dubbed the Raw Food Seductress, Janice Skoreyko is intriguingly high energy, passionate, founder of RAW Foundation Culinary Arts Institute (www.rawfoodfoundation.com) and Breathless to Breathtaking Boutique Retreats. Indulgent, provocative and transformational, Janice’s programs shift the perception that healthy cuisine is anything but gourmet. Guest are privy to exquisite culinary experiences, comfort foods created well suited for any 5 star establishment and ready in as little as 5 minutes.