Intro: Courtney….Courtney Uncooked. I’m Courtney Uncooked cause that’s how I like
my food. The vitamins and the minerals, you know they are get through. Absorbed into the body
so that nothing gets lost, When you start eating raw of your health you’ll be the
boss. Raw vegan for my health and you know that health is wealth. To help you stay
your best, we will welcome special guests. So let’s go make a recipe and have lots of fun,
Your healthy living journey has just begun cause I’m Courtney….Courtney Uncooked.
Courtney: Hi everyone. I’m Courtney Uncooked and this is my dear friend Tamra
Andress. Tamra and I are going to be making these delicious chocolate peanut butter
balls. But before we do, I just want to tell you a little bit more about my friend Tamra,
who’s here today. Tamra has a great podcast, which I follow called fit in faith and it is
awesome and very inspiring. She’s a huge inspiration to me. We’ve been friends for
over eight years. Tamra`s mission is my mission. She just believes in health from the
inside out, spiritual, physical, mental, just health all the way around. And she realizes
that it all goes together, you know, and a huge part of that health, which I’ve learned
today, a huge piece of the puzzle is forgiveness. You know, you have to forgive
everyone all day long sometimes in this world. So definitely I’ve learned that and Tamra
has helped me with that as well.
Tamra: And I think it’s neat and just to speak to you from your testimony and like what
that looks like. It’s like forgiveness of self too, because we’ve all been somewhere. And
so I think it’s incredible to see from an outsider looking into the intimate parts of your life,
the transformation that you’ve made both in body, mind and soul. People might not
know, but Courtney used to be an alcoholic. She would drink a lot. She smoked, partied.
And so to see this transformation, she didn’t eat the way that she does at all now. So it’s
Incredible. It’s pretty amazing. And I think that there’s purpose in that. Because you will
notice them at that point. So it’s where your journey was headed and here you are now
like teaching and inspiring me. And I love to watch that transformation in people. So I’m
excited she’s going to come on the podcast.
Courtney: You know, you’ve made it when you get to go on Tamra’s podcast. So I’m
really, really excited about that. And again, it’s an hour. So we can talk for an hour.
We’re here. We only got 10 minutes. So we’re giving you all the good. So let’s get
started because this is what they came here for.
Tamra: Okay, so we’re really pumped. This is amazing. If you are a mom and you have
an excuse of time or energy in the kitchen and you can’t feed your kids healthy, I get the
driveby Chick-fil-A thing, I’m guilty of it sometimes too, but this is an amazing way to
have family time in the kitchen. So get dirty but know that what they’re eating is really
healthy and really good for them. So let’s start. Let’s do oats first. You can get these
gluten free if you are a gluten free family,this I’m really excited about cause I haven’t
actually made homemade peanut butter before.
Courtney: Homemade peanut butter is so easy. You just drop the peanuts in the food
processor and let it go. First time I tried it, I was like, is this going to work? And then all
of a sudden it’s peanut butter, it’s dry little bits and then it turns into peanut butter.
Tamra: So we’re gonna add a three quarter cup of that.
Courtney: One thing I noticed though is this is a little bit runnier than the peanut butter
in the store. And if i’m being honest. It wasn’t as tasty as the peanut butter in the store.
Do you know why that may be?
Tamra: There are definitely a couple of reasons. One would be the sugar additive that’s
in store bought peanut butter. So that’s a benefit of making it at home. And then also the
gums, the agent that binds and so things in toothpaste, it’s going to make it thicker
peanut butter. It’s going to make the thickening of the peanut butter happen. So you’re
missing that there. But we want to miss that because it causes a lot of problems that we
don’t want to have. So I am guilty of buying store bought peanut butter, but after like
seeing this, I’m so excited to taste it and see what the variation is. So next we’re doing a
Courtney: I’m sure I’ll get used to it. It was just the first time and I was like this doesn’t
taste like peanut butter. They put sugar in everything.
Tamra: And how often are you going to really eat that by itself? So with all these other
yummies, it’s going to be so good. So the cocoa powder was next. This is the chocolate
that you want to give your kids. It’s whole and well, yummy antioxidants. We are doing
two tablespoons of flaxseed. This is going to be your natural thickening agent. So keep
that in mind. And it’s really good for the kids for fiber and energy. We’re doing just a
pinch of this salt, not too much. And then we’ve got a third cup of syrup.
Courtney: And so everyone always asks me, you know, do you only make food with
raw food? And actually maple syrup is not raw. It’s boiled down tree sap, but it’s
uncooked. We’re not cooking it today. So it made the cut and it gets to go on the show
because it’s so good. A little maple syrup.
Tamra: And then lastly, we’ve got, or not lastly, but last liquid is a teaspoon and a half
of vanilla extract.
Courtney: Vanilla ice, ice baby.
Tamra: I love this. This girl’s been dancing. This is the part of her party that will never
go away. So I can’t wait. She still has the music in her brain.
Courtney: I actually have music, a soundtrack playing in my head all day long.
Tamra: So I know I get a good groove on.
Courtney: I remember when I realized that everyone did not. I’m being totally honest, I
thought everyone had music playing in their head. And then I found out that it’s just me.
Tamra: I love it. I’m in for the party. Next is about a half cup of coconut. So some people
do not like coconut.
Courtney: Who doesn`t like coconut?
Tamra: My mom. So I didn’t get it a lot. I know. So the coconut is going to make this
literally like a Samoa. So this is your Samoa cookie.
Courtney: OMG I love your mom! Hi Brenda! Okay. You said with my hands. I washed
them really good.
Tamra: So we’re going to get in there and we’re going to see what this peanut butter.
Courtney: This is fun. No wonder your kids like to do this. It’s like playing in dirt!
Tamra: It is amazing because I utilize these for the kid’s snacks. Instead of having
something sweet or yucky that’s not healthy for them and their lunchboxes, this goes in
their lunchbox. So I put these in the freezer and that way as they go to school it thaws.
Isn’t it fun? I also do like about three servings of this at a time. Cause these you’ll see,
will go really quickly.
Courtney: I feel like it might need like a little bit of milk, a little bit.
Tamra: So you can put different types of milk in it. Let me just grab something.
Courtney: Sorry I’m a little busy.
Tamra: This is heaven. Your fridge is beautiful.
Courtney: Thank you.
Tamra: All that fresh color, it’s like a pop of life in there.
Courtney: My mother would be proud.
Tamra: Yes she would.
Courtney: It used to be full of wine boxes and now it’s full of kale.
Tamra: Kale, leftover pizza and all the things. So we’re going to do oat milk.
Another fun thing, and we talked about like living whole and that’s really our mission,
a shared mission for mind, body and soul wellness. And so I actually let you guys do
this. Women come together, practice stuff like this at full immersion wellness retreat.
Courtney: Oh my gosh. Yes. Okay. So you don’t know this, but the only thing getting
me through this long, hard winter is having your retreat in my mind in April. I can’t wait.
I’m so excited. I haven’t signed up yet. I’ll do that today.
Tamra: Yeah, you got a book at that.
Courtney: I don’t know how, but I do know I need a private room. Momma don`t share! I
don`t want anyone snoring or whatever, you know.
Tamra: Well, it would ruin your experience anyway. So some people are fine with
bunking with a bestie which is an option. It helps on cost or you can get your private
room experience. But we do the stuff like this in the kitchen. We also have our private
chefs come. So if you’re not a cook and you don’t really ever want to be a cook, like my
husband who’s just an incredible cook, I don’t have to do it if I don’t want to.
Courtney: And so I’m coming.
Tamra: So you can cook and then we’ll do.
Courtney: We’ll do uncooked.
Tamra: It’ll be so fun.
Courtney: So one thing I learned that my grandma taught me as a small child was to
never say the word try. If I say I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it or die trying.
Tamra: And here you are. This has been such a cool transformation. I’m so excited to
be here. Thanks for asking me on. I then take these and I put them in the freezer or
some of them call that you just put them in the fridge. But I like to have an extra cold so
that when it goes to the lunchbox with the kiddos, it’s like the perfect temperature when
they eat it. They won’t fall apart cause the maple syrup is everywhere.
Courtney: See the problem with me though Tamra I’m going to eat them all.
Tamra: So portion control yourself. The retreat please. Portion control. It’s all mindset.
Stop. Stop. It’s so good though. I know. Believe me, but this is all raw. This is why we
teach what we teach because it’s the variation of having that gummy not healthy option
and then having these. So I didn’t want to like jump the fence.
Courtney: You know, Tamra, I’m really feeling inspired.
Courtney Rapping: Making chocolate peanut butter balls with girl Tamra. This girl is so
hot she almost broke my camera. She makes these balls for her family each week. You
should make them for yourself. Yo they’re a real healthy treat. Ima make em for myself
and take them on the go. Ima take these balls everywhere I go. No
don’t need a stove or an oven to cook. Just a blender, dehydrator and Courtney