Day one of my long overdue cleanse.
Ok! So firstly to all the grammar police you may wish to find another post to read 😁
I allowed my dyslexia and fear of the grammar police to stop me sharing for far too long. Five plus years ago I thought fuck it! Im entilted to share my story as much as anyone and so this blog began alongside my Vegan journey.
Alot has happened in my life since then, more about that another day.
I am a qualified holistic nutritionist with over 18 years experience. Since learning the Taoist Yin Yang Philosophies of health alongside my Tai Chi and Qigong practice for the last 14 years its changed how I view nutrition and health as some of you reading who have been to my talks or workshops will know.
When I give my beautiful body a big cleanse I start out gently cleansing my colon for as long as it takes. I listen to my body for when to transition into the deeper phases and I build up to juice only fasting then water fasting. This is the same process I use for my clients its about listening to your body and working with it not forcing it harshly.
Today, Day One I have only had water and a barley cup (coffee alternative) its 13.30pm.
The kick off green smoothie!
Makes 3 wine glasses worth, I like using wine glasses for my smoothies sometimes.
- 2 tsp ground linseed
- 2 tsp ground hemp
- 2 tsp psyllium husk
- 2 tsp chia seeds
Place the above in your blender, I have a vitamix now however when I started out I only had a cheap one. Leave to soak in some apple juice for 15 mins.
- 1 banana
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 1 cup apple juice
- Few apricot kernals
- Half tsp spirulina powder
- Half tsp wheatgrass powder
- Half tsp barleygrass powder
- 1 tsp baobab powder
- Half tsp maca powder
- 1 tsp cacao powder
Whizz up and Enjoy 💜
Or check out Goddess Smoothie and add linseeds/psyllium if you have it.
This is filling and delicious, it will help to gently ease your body into cleansing mode. If you are carrying alot of toxins or have not cleansed before reduce the green powders and add extra spinach or kale. You can amend where necessary the important part is that it contains the linseeds and pysllium husk.
I am having this smoothie at 2pm then a light dinner of veg curry courtesy of my Daughter Yasmin 💜 made with lots of veg, coconut milk, madras curry powder and mango chutney ill have with quinoa tonight at 5pm and lots of distilled water, which im adding one drop of food grade juniper berry oil and warm chaga and mate tea.
I will have an epsom salt bath tonight, dry body brushing, massage my body with oils and practice Qi gong and some Yoga before bed.
I will keep you updated throughout my cleanse which will be a minimum of 28 days.
Chaga Tea made with mate, nettle, turmeric, 2 cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Yum!
Veg Curry and Quinoa round the fire in the garden to celebrate solstice 💜 9pm in the end. Bit late, I got carried away re-potting my plants 😁
Ive had a really enjoyable day despite the migraine the first half of day. Ive only had 3 glasses of kick off smoothie between 2/4pm, one solid meal at 9pm and lots of water and 3 chaga teas.
Tomorow I will pretty much repeat and add in some cardio excercise, maybe a bike ride.
Shrek Juice Thursday!
Shrek Juice today 🙂
If you are thinking “how do I make a green smoothie” yet still not got round to it ? This green smoothie is quick and easy to make. Takes 10 minutes maximum. You get the benefits of a drinking an alkaline, cleansing, filling, comforting, yummy drink! What more could you want ? Yeah I know you could think of a thing or two 🙂 Start by nourishing your body you will soon discover or have already discovered that starting the day with a smoothie really sets you up for a good day!
Your body and bowels will thank you 😉
My quick Green smoothie recipe:
I made my smoothie using half bag kale, 1 banana, 2 apples ,3 oranges juiced 1 grapefruit juiced, 3 tbsp flaxseed, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp raw honey, add water to your desired consistency.
Makes 4 glasses
Whizz up in a blender
Goddess Smoothie on a budget
Thought it would be nice to share a budget smoothie recipe.
Spring clean your liver with a alkalizing green smoothie.
With a gentle liver cleanse. Start each day with a smoothie with various greens added.
Spinach contains oxalic acid so it’s advisable to rotate your green vegetables. Kale, pak choi, cabbage, lettuce, beetroot leaves, broccoli leaves etc Use your imagination and just check it’s edible with delightful google!
Went to the market in town today.
Got 3 bunches fresh spinach £1
2 mangos £1
2 grapefruits 60p
Recipe I used for smoothie
3 bunches spinach
2 grapefruits (squeezed)
Cup of orange juice I had in fridge
Whizz up in blender
Serves 2 large glasses or add some pure water to make it go further.