I have been trying to post each day, and although written and documented each day when I did this, I have fallen behind a bit in posting it.
So, on this day, Day 4, Saturday Nov 4, I made this smoothie for breakfast.
Chia Green Smoothie
2 pears or 2 cups raspberries
2 cups coconut water
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
½ vanilla bean, seeded or dash of vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. hemp protein powder or hemp seeds
Handful of greens such as kale, spinach, or Romaine lettuce
Pinch sea salt
1 Medjool date, pitted (optional) or a few drops of stevia
Each ingredient in these recipes are carefully chosen to help balance your hormones.
Another important part of the daily routine in this detox, or in everyday life is making sure we get enough water.
Aim for half your body weight, converted into ounces, as a general rule.
WHY DRINK WATER? Water is crucial for diluting and eliminating toxic accumulations. Water is our most important detoxifier. It helps us clean through our skin and kidneys, and improves our ability to sweat during exercise. We need 48 to 64 ounces daily to replenish the water lost through urination, sweat, and breathing. Two glasses of water thirty to sixty minutes before each meal will help to flush toxins.
WATER INFO TO CONSIDER
WATER’S VITAL FUNCTIONS dissolves nutrients so that they are more easily absorbed in digestive tract transports chemicals and nutrients to cells and tissues carries waste materials from cells to kidneys for filtration and elimination absorbs and transports heat
WATER BUDGET Drink 8 to 12 glasses (8 ounces each) of water a day! Caffeine and alcohol draw water out of your cells. If you consume these beverages, compensate by drinking an additional glass of water. Plan on drinking 8 ounces of water every two hours you are awake. Start your day with at least 2 eight ounce glasses of water before any food intake. Try the above before each meal
This day, I was invited to my son’s for lunch. Being 24, and his fiance’s aunt’s birthday I had no control over what was made, and I wanted to be social, so I ate what was made, nachos, queso,and mac and cheese, choc cake, which was amazing. I knew I would get back on track by dinner, so I ate it….lol
Dinner was the chicken soup using this recipe:
1 whole chicken (ask them to cut into pieces at the store, if you prefer)
4 large carrots sliced ½ bunch kale chopped
2 onions choppe
3 celery ribs sliced 3 clotves of garlic chopped
1 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder 1
1 tsp celery salt
Wash chicken and place in a pot. Cover with cold water (by about one inch) and boil for 3–5 minutes or until the water gets foamy. Skim off the foam. Add carrots, kale, onions, celery ribs with leaves, garlic, salt, and all seasonings. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until the chicken meat starts to fall off of the bone. Remove meat from soup and let cool. Strip the chicken off the bones and return the meat to the soup. This makes a very large batch and some can be frozen for later.
Here's to your health.
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