We’ve all done it and, most likely, do it every year around this time… the big Spring clean. Get out all the old stuff that has built up in the house from Winter and the hibernation period it brought along with it. Winter can be a very difficult time for people to stay healthy, not just because of the cold weather, but the holidays can bring lots of stress and with that, comfort eating. Now is the time to Spring clean, not just your house, but your body too! I recommend a 3-7 day liquids cleanse to kick the warm months off to a good start and get rid of all the “old stuff” from Winter, including stuck or blocked energy. The following recipes are a small selection of what I include for the initial 2-3 days before I start a Juice Cleanse; I find these Smoothies and Soups really helpful in the transition along with juicing. An added bonus is that these recipes are loosely based around some key foods which are beneficial for fertility.
For the next 5 days i will post one recipe a day for you to try incorporating into your daily repertoire or for you to collect and use when you plan to take on a liquids or juice cleanse.
All recipes will be featured in the Spring Issue of Get Fresh Magazine.
This beverage is especially beneficial for stiff joints and provides a source of lubrication for the entire system. Turmeric was used thousands of years ago, and still is used today in Hindu religious ceremonies. The spice is believed to improve fertility. It’s a good antioxidant, great for the immune system and wonderful for egg health. It is recommended by the creator of this original drink (which calls for dairy milk), Yogi Bhajan, that the turmeric is cooked through before being consumed. If you’d like to do this you can boil ¼ c water with the turmeric powder and then add to the blender with the remaining ingredients.
600ml Nut Milk (*recipe below)
1 tsp Liquid Sunflower Lecithin
¼ tsp Almond Essence
2 heaped tsp Raw Honey or Agave
2 tsp Dried Turmeric
Blend all ingredients in high speed until the sunflower lecithin has dissolved. You can blend until the milk is slightly warm for a nice, relaxing bed time drink.
1 c / 150g nuts (almond, whole hemp or brazil are my favourites)
3 c / 600ml filtered water, use more water for a less creamy milk
Blend nuts and water together on high speed for 30 seconds or until creamy. Strain through a nut milk bag or a fine sieve. Dehydrate the nut pulp (not hemp) until dry, powder it in a high speed blender or coffee grinder and save for future use in crackers, breads or cakes and cookies.
Come back tomorrow for another Spring Cleaning recipe...