Crazy Sexy Cleanse and Raw Coconut Soup
Lately, I have been feeling a little out of sorts. I have been eating alright but haven’t been exercising as much (not for 3 weeks and boy do I feel it). I have found myself falling back into some old ways of eating comfort foods and maybe a little too much of them. I just feel heavy and not my BEST. So I joined Marlena Torres on her 31-day vegan challenge and I am really enjoying it. I cut out my beloved goat cheese (I really felt like I was over indulging on this ingredient) and cut back on heavy, cooked foods. It’s so hot here, this wasn’t a problem. I LOVE my raw foods and meals, so perfect timing. However, I felt like I wanted to go further with this.
So, a few weeks ago when Lolita from Peace, Love & Greens mentioned to me that she was going to do a cleanse via Kris Carr’s book – Crazy Sexy Diet – I was all on board, knowing that this was something my body, mind and spirit needed.
Lolita posted a fabulous breakdown of the cleanse here if you are interested. I highly recommend that you get your little tush over there and check it out. Even if you don’t do all of it, just implementing some of the aspects of it could make a big difference. I will be going to a new colon hydro-therapist tomorrow and will post all the benefits of this therapy on another post. I swear by them! Has made a huge difference in my health since employing them.
Last week I started implementing some of the tools and recipes that help to transition gently into this cleanse. I always like to eat from light to heavy throughout the day. I will be getting back to this way of eating on a better note. Fruits, smoothies and juices in the morning, then a light lunch (salad, smoothie, guacamole, salsa, open faced sandwich, nori rolls, leaf wraps filled with veggies, stuffed avocado) and then dinner would be a blended soup, zucchini pasta with homemade marinara or pesto, veggie spring rolls, so many options. I am really looking forward to getting back to this way of eating and living. My body always thrived on it and I felt great. My mind was clearer, skin clearer, had more energy, better digestion, more regular, etc.
Today was Day 1 of the cleanse for me. Started my morning with water and fresh lemon juice, then an herbal tea followed awhile later by a lovely green juice consisting of fresh kale from the garden, parsley, cucumber, organic apple, small chunk of beet root, chunk of ginger root and lemon. My body was humming on this juice.
Shortly after, before going outside to work, I had a lovely green smoothie (chaga mushroom tea, beet greens, hemp seeds, chia gel, stevia, spirulina, frozen raspberries and frozen bananas). YUMMERS! Went to work in the 90 + degrees heat and sweated A LOT (great for releasing toxins and stimulating metabolism). Two hours later, I had another green smoothie after we finished work. An hour or so later, I got on my rebounder for 15 minutes and bounced to some jammin tunes and finished up with a 5 minute plank (love these). Check out this video for the way to do it properly and versatility of moves.
Afterwards, I fixed another tasty green smoothie with some protein powder in it to help replenish and repair muscles. I LOVE smoothies and could live on them. Nutritionally, I literally could. They are so jammed pack full of nutrition and more greens than I could ever eat in one sitting. I change them up all the time so I never get bored with them. Scott calls me the “SMOOTHIE MEISTER”. Thanks, babe!
For dinner, I will have the left overs of this lovely, creamy raw thai coconut soup that I am about to give you compliments of Natalia Rose. I made some variations on the recipe and here it is!
Raw Spicy Thai Coconut Soup
• 2 cups young coconut water
• 2 cups young coconut flesh
• 1 garlic clove – I used 2
• 1 knob ginger
• A few drops of stevia or 2-3 dates (soaked)
• 1 cup fresh basil, loosely packed
• Handful of fresh cilantro
• 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• 1/2 jalapeno pepper – de-seeded (keep seeds to make real spicy)
• salt/pepper to taste
• 1/4 cup finely diced red pepper (for garnish) - I left out.
• 1 scallion, finely chopped (for garnish) – I used fresh chives from garden.
Puree all but the last two ingredients in a high speed blender. I left mine room temperature (again hot outside). Garnish with red pepper and scallion.
For a more complete meal, start your meal with this lovely, spicy, creamy, crunchy Asian cucumber, avocado, onion salad. Gourmet in your very own home! They are easy to make! I just Love it!
|Raw Spicy Thai Coconut Soup & Crazy Sexy Cleansing Kick-Off||
- 2 cups young coconut water
- 2 cups young coconut flesh
- 1 garlic clove – I used 2
- 1 knob ginger
- A few drops of stevia or 2-3 dates (soaked)
- 1 cup fresh basil, loosely packed
- Handful of fresh cilantro
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper – de-seeded (keep seeds to make real spicy) salt/pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup finely diced red pepper (for garnish) – I left out.
- 1 scallion, finely chopped (for garnish) – I used fresh chives from garden.
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Puree all but the last two ingredients in a high speed blender.
- I left mine room temperature (again hot outside).
- Garnish with red pepper and scallion.
If you don’t have access to young thai coconuts or you are not comfortable with cutting them, you could probably use organic coconut milk in a can – it’s not raw this way – but more versatile and easier to make. Add one can to the blender with added water to thin out a bit and rest of ingredients.
Do you want to join Lolita and I on the Crazy Sexy Cleanse? If so, let me know and check out Lolita’s post on what to do. Definitely get the book or go to your local library and check it out for further FABULOUS information for your health.
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