Last night I slept really well.
In fact I stayed in bed ½ an hour longer than normal but that was OK as today I was working from home.
Lemon, ginger and warm water
After my shower, I did have an episode where my muscles felt a bit heavy and weak. I thought “OH NO”, not day 3 issues?
I say this because usually whenever I do a detox or cleanse, Day 3 is when I feel my worse. However, that passed quickly and I got on with my morning.
Juice number 1
Carrots, apples, ½ a lemon (unwaxed), piece of ginger
This juice is rich in Vitamin C.
Vitamin C keeps tissues strong and healthy.
The citric acid and the ginger eliminates toxins from the body and aids digestion.
Ginger is also a natural antibiotic and helps with congestion.
Juice number 2
Lime, apples, pineapple, cucumber, avocado + a shot of wheatgrass (same as day 1 and 2).
Today there have been no tummy rumblings.
By the way, my hunger is getting less, I didn’t finish my Green Soup last night.
This always shocks and worries people who haven’t done a cleanse before. But as I said before, a lot of people are overfed but undernourished. Once your system gets used to “Raw” “Live” nutrients it begins to be fed on a cellular level. Less is more.
Juice number 3
Pineapple, apples, ¼ banana, almond milk
This smoojie is a little bit different. I used almond milk but you could use Yoghurt if you wanted.
It’s a bit like a Pina Colada Mocktail
Bananas provide slow release energy as well as being rich in potassium. A lot of clients I see are low in potassium. We need it to promote muscle and nerve function as well as controlling blood pressure.
Tonight I made Chunky Vegetable Soup
1 Parsnip, peeled and chopped
2 sticks of celery sliced
2 Carrots, peeled and chopped
Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped
½ Swede, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 Leek, sliced
2 Courgettes, sliced
1 litre Vegetable stock
1 sprig of thyme
Fry the onion and Leeks in some ghee until soft
Add the rest of the chopped vegetables and fry for a bit
Add the vegetable stock and thyme
Simmer until the vegetables are cooked
Season with salt and pepper.
Use a potato masher to mash the soup a little. (You still want some chunks in it).
I had a full day of massage clients today and my energy was good all day.
Tonight, I don’t feel very tired which is good.
I’m glad I am having soups in the evening. The weather has turned cold here so the soup warms my body temperature which aids digestion.
If you are considering a cleanse like this especially at this time of the year then you really need to consider how good your digestion is.
If it is weak (bloating,constipation,gas,acid reflux etc) maybe you could have 1 or 2 juices/smoothies and more soup. You really need to experiment and see what works for you. All of the above digestive issues should not happen if your system is working well. (maybe occasionally) If you do start this cleanse and you experience any of the above then it may not be for you.
See you tomorrow