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Summer detox

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This summer detox is extracted from Organic Empire website.

Your body is an amazing self regulating and rejuvenating system, that requires the right nutrients to function. If the diet is lacking in correct nutrition or is overloaded with the modern nutrient deficient diet it can make this phenomenal organism we call the human body, operationally impaired.  Its at this point that cells are not replaced so precisely – this is what we call ageing.

 Let’s take a quick snapshot of in fact how amazing you truly are……

  • Your skin renews itself every 21 days
  • Your bones repair themselves in 6 weeks
  • Your digestive tract replaces itself every 4 days
  • After 7 years every cell in your body has been replaced….. new year…new you…
Impressed??? You should be, I think you are pretty amazing too!  So it only seems fair that you do your part to support your body, that’s where a detox comes in.
Basically detoxing is the elimination toxins from your body, yes your body can do this quite efficiently without a formal detox, but when your system is comprimised or overloaded (ie the kind that happens around Christmas ;), impurities are not filtered properly and are then stored.
So lets get to it…. we have come up with a list of foods to avoid and foods to include….Its only 3 days and you can do anything for 3 days…
 
 
ENJOY
ONLY ORGANIC
MOSTLY RAW
FILTERED WATER WHENEVER YOU LIKE
 
 
AVOID
ALL DAIRY
ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS
ALL SUGAR
ALL GRAINS APART FROM BROWN RICE  
ALL SOY
COFFEE
ALCOHOL
CIGARETTES
DRIED FRUIT
 
 
ON RISING
2 glasses of filtered water with fresh lemon juice
 
BREAKFAST 
Green smoothie, blend 1 ripe organic banana, handful of organic baby spinach and 1 glass of filtered water. 
 
MID MORNING
Make a fresh vegetable juice of 4 organic carrots, 1 organic beetroot, 1 organic cucumber, 1 lemon (peeled), and 1 organic orange.
Enjoy a cup of caffeine free herbal tea try chamomile, ginger, licorice or any combination you like.
 
SNACKS
Sliced organic cucumbers, carrots, celery, avocado with lemon juice and himalayan sea salt, activated almonds (made by soaking almonds in a large bowl for at least 4 hours, straining away and disposing of the water.  Store in the fridge.
 
LUNCH
Enjoy a mix of cooked brown rice or quinoa, with as many raw and steamed vegetables as you can enjoy, try broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, spring onions, garlic, ginger, zucchini, bean shoots,spinach, kale. 
 
AFTERNOON TEA
Vegetable juice made with 2 handfuls of organic kale, 1 organic lemon peeled,  
1 organic cucumber, 1 organic apple, handful organic basil, 3 organic carrots.
 
DINNER
Green salad made as many vegetables as you love, try spinach, steamed sweet potato, and basil.  Tomato, red onion, cucumber, avocado and basil.  Super green combine salad greens, sprouts of choice, cucumber, avocado, chia seeds, sunflower,pumpkin seeds and parsley.
You are only limited by your imagination, mix it up, just eat as many vegetables and different salads as you can.
Dress salad with cold pressed organic olive oil, lemon, apple cider vinegar to taste.
 
DESSERT
Juice made with 1/2 organic pineapple, 4 leaves of organic kale,1 organic  cucumber, and 1/2 bunch organic mint.
 
Herbal tea of choice…No caffeine.
 
As with all changes, its highly recommended that you consult with a licensed medical professional prior to undertaking.
 

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Chocolate mousse

Sometimes I prepare this for breakfast for my children and it works really well.

Ingredients:

2 cups soaked cashew (2 hrs or more)

6 tbs honey

1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla bean)

½ cup water

5 tbs cacao

2-3 tbs cocoa butter

 

Method:

Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler. Place all the ingredients into the blender and blend very well until a cream consistency. Pour it in glasses or cups and place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

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Raw breakfast for children

Mornings are always difficult for us because of the many food sensitivities in my family. This breakfast came out after many hours of searching for ways to include more raw food into the children diets. It’s not an everyday make because it requires time and inspiration, it also lacks protein (add a hand full of raw nuts for protein).

The ingredients are listed with no quantities as I haven’t measured anything, just put in whatever was in my fridge.

The result was quite pleasing:

1. Sunrise green blood

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Ingredients:

celery sticks

cucumber

orange

kale leaves

apple

 

Method:

Juice them all with a good slow gear juicer (centrifugal ones don’t do leaves).

 

 

2. Morning island

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Ingredients:

apple

banana

strawberry

orange, tangelo or other citric

Method:

Chop them and arrange them nicely on a plate

 

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Pink yogurt

(gluten free, sugar-free, soy free, raw food, paleo, SCD, GAPS)

Today I’ve made a fruity yogurt for my children (as I run out of breakfast ideas). My son said “mum, write this recipe in your laptop!” …. They loved it so I decided to save it. As it passed the vote of 3 children I’ll call it very children friendly.

Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos as they were almost done when I decided to save the recipe.

 

Ingredients:

2 kiwi peeled and chopped

1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries

1.5 cup yogurt (I’ve had homemade goat’s yogurt – made from raw unpasteurized milk)

2-3 tbs raw honey

 

Method:

Blend them all in your blender and enjoy with more pieces of chopped fruit on top. It will have a very appealing bright pink color.

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Carrot Beet Angel Hair Pasta with Spicy Pine Nut and Pistachio Pesto (recipe courtesy to raw pleasure)

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Methods/steps

Salad

  • Peel beetroot and wash thoroughly. Using a Vegetable Spiraliser or Spirooli, slice beetroot to form angel hair pasta.
  • Soak beetroot in filtered water for 5 minutes with a pinch of Celtic sea salt.
  • Rinse and repeat process 4 times until food colouring minimises.
  • Slice carrot using the Vegetable Spiraliser.
  • Place in large mixing bowl with beetroot and mixed greens.

Pesto

Place pesto ingredients, except olive oil, in food processor and blend thoroughly using the S blade.

Drizzle oil into food processor, at end of processing pesto ingredients, and blend for 30 seconds.

Massage pesto mixture into salad thoroughly using hands. Garnish with chopped pistachio and mint.

If you want to see the parent page for this recipe go to:

http://raw-pleasure.com.au/Recipes/carrot-beet-angel-hair-pasta-with-spicy-pine-nut-and-pistachio-pesto

 

 

 

SCD/GAPS Yogurt

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Yogurt is a staple of our kitchen because of my son’s restricted diet so I make a few batches every week.
Recently I discovered the book “Nourishing Traditions” and found even more homemade recipes for kefir and other fermented milk.

Ingredients:
1 liter organic raw milk
2 tbs good organic yogurt (like Jalna)

Method:
Heat the milk to about 40 C (you can put your finger in it, it’s a bit warmer than room temperature)
In a separate bowl put 2 tbs of yogurt and mix it with few tbs of milk.
Pour this mix equally in each jar then fill with the warm milk. Leave it half an hour or so to cool down to the room temperature then turn it on.
Leave it 24 hours if you want to avoid lactose/casein or 12 hours if you don’t.
Allow it to cool down before refrigerating.

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