HEALTH


Welcome to the Health Page!  By clicking on the above photograph you will be taken to all health related posts on this site.  This page is dedicated to the cleanse I like to do a few times a year.  It's mainly a resource for the people that would like to join along; recipe suggestions, resources, etc.  More answers to health related questions (pertaining to this site) can be found here

What does the cleanse consist of?
no gluten, no sugar, no animal products, no caffeine & no alcohol 

Shopping List:

Here is a start! Everyone has different tastes, but I seem to stick to several of the items listed below on my shopping trips. These items I've collected over time because it is expensive to run out and buy all the items at once. People who are new to cleanses may want to go easy and only incorporate a few new things, others may want to go all out and try things like Superfoods, etc. I personally don't use soy products, but you could add them to your list too. Lastly, best to eat raw {live enzymes}/whole grain foods when doing a cleanse...but there are several canned/pasta/treats on this list too if you're not ready to do a full on cleanse.


Produce:
Organic Avocados { at least 4, you'll be using these to fill you up}
Organic Tomatoes {heirloom, baby, etc.}
Organic Cucumbers
Organic Greens: Romaine Lettuce, Chard, Kale, Spinach, etc.
Organic Yams
Organic Mango Organic Lemons
Organic Limes
Organic Beets
Organic Carrots
Organic Ginger
Organic Broccoli
Organic Apples
Organic Celery
Organic Red Onion
Organic Endive
Organic Onions
Organic Herbs: Basil, Parsley, Mint
Organic Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Bananas...etc.

Dips/Dressings:
Amy's Salsa
Hummus
Guacamole
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Soups:
Amy's {vegan & gluten free always}
Miso Soup {will warm you up}
Recipes will follow for some soups

Beverages:
Kombucha {great substitute for liquor if you need a drink!}
Pau d'Arco Tea
Spring Water flavored with lemon, mint or cucumber
Any herbal teas


Grains/Legumes/Nuts/Baking:
Raw Almonds {or any other nuts}
Organic Brown Rice
Organic Quinoa
Brown Rice Pasta
Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Steel Cut Oats
Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
Xanthan Gum

Oils:
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sesame Oil

Sugar substitute:
Agave Nectar


Superfoods/Supplements/Vitamins/Salts:
Maca Powder {add to smoothies}
Royal Jelly {add to smoothies}
Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy
Pink Himalayan Salt

Non Dairy:
Organic Rice Milk

Treats:
Coconut Bliss Ice cream
Raw Cacao Nibs
Raw Chocolate Truffles
Raw Chocolate {this brand is a good friends company & is delicious!}
Rice Chips
Rice Cakes
Babycakes has great sugar free/vegan/gluten free recipes
Almond Butter

Skin:
Bronners (all natural soap- lavender is my favorite)
Coconut Oil
Sesame Oil
Dry Brush
Lavender Scrub
Sweet Orange Scrub


Recipes:
For all recipes below, click on the title of the recipe to be taken to the actual recipe:

Juice/Smoothies:
green juice 

Example of a Day {all recipes above}:

Morning:
Start morning off with warm water and lemon
Make a glass of green juice
Organic Quinoa with a touch of organic berries {add agave syrup for flavor if needed}

Mid Morning Snack:
Rice cake with raw almond butter

Lunch:
Green Smoothie or
Romaine lettuce, avocado, black beans, red onion, lime and salsa

Dinner:
Organic Vegan Soup with a side of endive leaves stuffed with mango salsa

Dessert:
If craving something...a small square of raw chocolate, a raw truffle or perhaps bananas foster

Resources:

Books:
Crazy Sexy Diet
Quantum Wellness Cleanse
 You are What You Eat {LOVE this book}
Skinny Bitch {need help with the vegan portion of a cleanse? read this book}

Websites:
Crazy Sexy Life David Wolfe
Daniel Vitalis

Other:
Health Journal: A journal just to write about what you eat, how you feel, and anything else you want to add
Goals: What do you want to achieve by doing a cleanse?
Rewards: Some people {ahem} need a little incentive to get going. Maybe a pair of shoes you've had your eye on, or perhaps a non-material item like a day of relaxing.

*Before you do any cleanse, please read this disclaimer: Please consult your physician before starting a cleanse, especially if you're going to incorporate new vitamins or herbs into your diet. I know a handful of people who've become extremely sick from cleanses due to the toxins being released from their body. I can't be held responsible, I'm not a physician or nutritionist...but would love for you to join if you feel comfortable.
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