August 14, 2008

Plant Blood
















In order to detox my extremely toxic-feeling body I decided to go all-raw again for a week or two. After 4 days I'm already feeling major improvements, plus I lost about 5 lbs. as a side bonus. PLUS I had a really good day today – got a great offer on the condo I'm selling, discovered some old friends on Facebook, found some new yoga classes to teach, and am really enjoying this book I'm reading – but none of that has to do with the raw diet. Or does it...

Anyway, without going into too much detail, the raw diet is incredibly, er, cleansing. I was reading some blog posts the other day about fiber supplements. Ha! That's for wimps! I've been doing my usual fresh fruit and nuts for breakfast, a nut/veggie pate over salad for lunch, and tonight I made a Spanish rice dish with sprouted grains, tomatoes, peppers, etc.

The juicer is coming in mighty handy, and as I was looking for a way to get rid of some extra veggies in the fridge I looked online for some juice recipes. Kristen's idea for plant blood sounded cool, so I tried it tonight. Mine used 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, 1 beet with greens, and 1 collard leaf. As I'm drinking it now I'm thinking it may have been nice to add an apple or something sweet. Next time.

6 comments:

amandalouden said...

Cleansing is so good. Everyone needs to cleanse at least once a season for a week or so (a week is all I can handle--I need high protien for blood sugar/mood regulation).

Love the picture. Thats hysterical.

paradigmshifted said...

I need a juicer.

yardsnacker said...

That cleansing actually goes away after a while on raw. In response to your question, yes porcelain or composite filling are much better. The video on that post explains it much better than I.

Take care!

Sam

Justin Fox Burks and The Wife said...

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Michelle's husband Max said...

The juicer really is awesome. I can't believe how much better even simple orange juice tastes when it's all whipped up and fresh!

Ingrid said...

Yeah! Congrats on going raw for a couple weeks! I'm sure you will benefit greatly. I'm glad you aren't taking supplements. In my opinion you don't need them if you are getting a well-rounded supply of fresh fruits and veggies.

A juicer ~ I can't imagine not having one. And Kristen is simply great!