Day 2 of Autumn Cleanse

I had a bit of a restless night. I usually sleep like a log. I have never had problems sleeping apart from the odd occasion. Last night I would wake and look at the time and then go back to sleep. This happened maybe 3 times.

When I woke this morning, my head was a bit foggy with a slight headache. Nothing major, I just knew it was a detox thing. I am very familiar with that feeling so everything was fine. The head thing cleared after a couple of hours and then I felt quite clear-headed.

7am

Lemon, ginger and warm water (same as yesterday)

8am –  on my way to work at the retreat

Juice number 1 – same as yesterday

Had a few hunger rumbles whilst massaging but nothing too embarrassing.

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11.30am on the way home for lunchtime

Juice number 2 – same as yesterday

The only difference today is instead of my Superfood Powder I added a Wheatgrass shot.  I felt that because I was a bit detoxy this morning I would hold back the superfood powder.

Wheatgrass is a fantastic “superfood” containing many vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of chlorophyll – Liquid sunshine. It improves the function of the heart, the intestines and the lungs, as well as detoxifying the blood and the liver.

2pm on my way back to the retreat

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5pm on my way home

Juice number 3

Apple, carrot, celery, chard, parsley, cress, cucumber, broccoli, beetroot, courgette, lemon and ginger.

 

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This juice is spicy!!

I just juice everything.

It’s a dirty red colour.

Beetroot is a fantastic blood builder and is rich in carotenoids. These act as antioxidants in the human body. Strong cancer-fighting properties. They also have anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits.

 

Tonight is Green Soup

 

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  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 large leek sliced
  • 1 medium head of broccoli separated into florets
  • 1 courgette chopped
  • 1 large handful of greens like kale, cavalo nero, swiss chard,etc
  • 1 bunch of parsley or mint or basil or a mix
  • 1 litre of hot vegetable stock
  • Handful of raw cashews (soaked if preferred)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Heat the ghee in a large saucepan and on a low heat fry the onion until golden brown.

Add the chopped garlic with the turmeric, coriander and cumin powders. Fry for 2 minutes.

Add the chopped leek, broccoli, greens and courgette. Mix into the spices and fry for about 5 minutes.

Add the hot vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are soft – approx 15 minutes.

When they are cooked add the fresh herbs and salt and pepper. Liquidise in a blender with the cashew nuts (sieve the water out if you soaked them) or whatever you have to do the job.

 

I don’t feel as tired this evening as yesterday.

I am getting plenty of essential good fats, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water and enzymes.

The interesting thing is I haven’t really craved anything. I usually find that when I eat or drink in this case “Clean” I don’t tend to crave the rubbish I would otherwise eat. But remember I do these cleanses quite a lot so it doesn’t take my body and mind long to get into the groove of it all.

If you are new to a cleanse or detox you might find it hard going. Day 2 can bring up some serious cravings. You might feel very tired. Usually because you are not giving your body false stimulants such as sugar or caffeine to help “Fire” you up through the day. Don’t worry though, that passes. Your system re-adjusts and you will then start using your own natural resources, not the short-term drug-like “pick-me-ups”.

Thats Day 2. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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