Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Why I Detox
Have you ever gone through periods where you feel kinda sluggish? I mean, not just for a day or two, but maybe a few weeks? A time period where you don't exactly hop out of bed ready to greet the day, tackle the day, deal with the day (whatever your perspective may be), and rather you feel like dragging your feet and only dealing with the most, very necessary things? I have felt that way lately. I shuffle over to my mat *crack, pop, yawn,* and I do my practice...just the very minimum and I stay in Shavasana for the same amount of time. I have felt like for the past month my sinuses have been stuffy and my immune system is just waiting for one more cough or sneeze in my general direction to be like, "Alright, this shit is ridiculous, I'm shutting down."
When I feel like this, I know it is time.
Perhaps it's because I do yoga, body work, I take time to breath, or maybe I'm just sensitive, but I can tell when my body needs something and right now, it needs a friggin break! So here I am, post liquid breakfast on my first day of detoxing. I plan to do 10 days and mostly liquid and raw.
I try to do detoxes twice a year and for the past 3 years in the Spring and Fall, I have successfully done so. After the first 3-4 days I find my energy lifted, I think clearer, my skin glows, and I feel overall recharged.
So, here are the ingredients for my first meal of the day which is more calorie packed and dense than some of my follow up meals might be, but if you'd like to copy, it's delicious and the best part is it has raw CHOCOLATE in it. MMMMmmmmmmm.....
Hope you enjoy:)
Breakfast detox smoothie (makes 2 servings)
1 large banana
2 scoops of Sunwarrior protein
2 tbsps of Chia Seeds
2oz of Goji berries
5 tbsp Raw Cacoa Powder
1 tsp Raw Coconut manna
1 tbsp cold pressed flax oil
2 tsp Maca
16oz Organic Almond milk
Add ingredients together in blender and savor.