Fall Over-haul!! ” I’ll Drink to that”!!

Well, the Fall has finally arrived and this means it is a perfect time to shed some old skin and overhaul your body. I would like to introduce you to some different beverages you can prepare to help the body cleanse itself and nourish it from the inside out. I’d like to break the drinks into three different categories, and also suggest what you will need for each.

IMG_1627IMG_1626#1. Juices– Need a juicer. You will be juicing mostly vegetables. There are many different types of juicers available on the market. Choose the one that works best for your unique needs. For these juices I recommend using beets and lots of greens with some lemon. Experiment and have fun becoming a juice-ologist!!

#2. Tea’s– You will need a tea pot. Bring water or nut milk to a boil, add some medicinal tea’s and herbs and spices to create your own healing tonics. I like to take some almond milk and water and add raw cacao powder, turmeric, and raw local honey and a medicinal tea such as dandelion root or pau d arco or green tea., whatever you like or feel will enhance your health. Use your imagination and intuition and give your body what it needs.

IMG_1567IMG_1332#3 Blended Drinks– Blender needed. Nutribullet is an inexpensive high powered blender that is perfect for concocting blended beverages. If you have lots of $ the Blend-tec or Vita-mix are excellent all purpose blenders. For these drinks you are going to put greens, vegetables, vitamin/mineral powders, super foods, fruits, nuts, seeds, all together and mix. These drinks are super nutritious and will fill you up. When you blend stuff together it masks the flavors. This is a wonderful way to sneak in some healthy veggies that you would not likely eat otherwise. I like to  fill my liquid with nut milk, some water, and maybe some kefir or yogurt to add some beneficial bacteria for my gut flora. Then I will mix in some greens, some different super foods such as Maca, chia seeds, flax seeds, and other powdered supplements. I then add some good fats like coconut oil or some almond butter. Next comes the frozen berries. Finally I mix and pour into a pretty glass. Yummm!

*****This week, I challenge you to make 1 beverage from each category. Create. Have Fun. Love the process. Feel free to share your creations below. Thanks for participating!     

“Be Good to your Body and your Body will be good to you!” ~Jared R.

Jared’s Juice

Jared’s Juice 

This power drink is easily made at home and can be carried with you through out the day. It’s designed to replenish minerals lost during physical exertion and will also help to re-hydrate your body. It works similar to Gatorade without all the artificial inGREEDients. To your health!

Salute!

One liter bottle

2 cups of filtered water

2 cups of Coconut water

1/2 cup of Cilantro

One whole Lime

1/2 medium cucumber

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/4 cup of fresh Pineapple

two cups of Ice

In a blender, mix all ingredients on high, pour all into a liter bottle or nice glass and enjoy!

Time for a Spring cleaning!For your Body that is.

Spring time is coming and this is the perfect time to begin a detox cleanse. Your bodies are exposed to all kinds of toxins from the foods we eat, the air we breath, and the stress of living. This exposure to hazardous materials takes its toll on our bodies and overworks our organs that are trying desperately to keep us clean. This is why it is so important to detox once or twice a year. Especially the liver, since it is the main filtering organ.  The more exposure a person has to harmful substances the more the need for a cleanse.  So I highly recommend doing a liver cleanse or a full body cleanse. We also get rid of waste through sweat and urine so I suggest drinking plenty of fluids especially detox herbs and teas and engaging in activities that produce sweating. Limit your exposure to artificial substances, eat organic fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly and reap the rewards of looking and feeling great. Below is a list of beneficial herbs, foods, and strategies for cleansing. Enjoy. I hope you find this information useful  and  I encourage you to start living a cleaner, well balanced life.

3 great exercises for detox

Walking/Running: cardio & perspiration 

Rebounding: moves lymph

Swimming/cycling: cardio & perspiration

Best Detox Foods

 Fruits

Fruits are extremely high in liquid-content, helping the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and many important vitamins like vitamin C.

 Green Foods

Detox Foods Spinach

When you are ready to detox your body, fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula or other organic leafy greens. These plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract.

Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. They also aid the liver in detoxification.

 Lemons, Oranges & Limes

Detox Foods Lemon

These citrus-wonders aid the body in flushing out toxins, as well as jump-start the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. They also aid the liver in its cleansing processes. To increase detoxification, start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water.

Remember, vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, as it transforms toxins into digestible material. Eat vitamin c foodsoften to help get more of these benefits.

Detox Foods Garlic

 Garlic

This pungent little bulb is one of the best detox foods out there. It helps stimulate the liver into producing important detoxification enzymes that will help filter out toxic residues in the digestive system. We recommend adding sliced or cooked garlic to any dish, as this will help aid any detox diet.

Broccoli

Broccoli Sprouts

Extremely high in antioxidants, broccoli sprouts can help stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract like none-other. The sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable, despite the picture on the right.

Green Tea Detox

 Green Tea

Packed full of antioxidants,green tea not only washes toxins out of the system through its liquid content, but also contains a special type of antioxidant called catechins, known to increase liver function.

Mung Beans

Mung Beans

The mighty mung bean has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years. It is incredibly easy to digest, and absorbs toxic residue on the sides of the intestinal walls.

Raw Vegetables

Detox Foods

Best for juicing detox regimens or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano. The combination of these foods will help your liver purge toxins during the cleansing process. These are high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione. Sulphur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.

 Seeds & Nuts

Walnuts

Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. This include flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts and sunflower seeds. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.

Avocados

 Omega-3 Oils

Use hemp, avocado, olive oils or flax seed oil while detoxing. This will help lubricate the intestinal walls, allowing the toxins to be absorbed by the oil, and eliminated by the body.

Herbs and there function

Laxatives and diuretics herbs

  • Licorice root
  • Psyllium seed
  • Alfalfa
  • Yucca root
  • Violet leaf
  • Guar gum
  • Marshmallow root

Herbs that provide support to the liver

  • Cascara sagrada bark
  • Milk thistle seed
  • Dandelion

Parasite expeller herbs

  • Black walnut hull
  • Pumpkin seed

Herbs that soothe irritated digestive and urinary tracts

  • Irish Moss
  • Passion flower leaf

Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herbs

  • Witch hazel bark, twigs, and leaves
  • Capsicum
  • Gentian root
  • Cranberry

Multipurpose herbs ( Demulcents, blood purifiers, energizers, laxatives and diuretics)

  • Horsetail
  • Slippery elm bark
  • Mullein leaf
  • Black cohosh
  • Burdock root
  • Echinacea
  • Fennel seed
  • Fenugreek
  • Ginger root
  • Papaya