|I am a very bad woman. I had an entire pot of wheatgrass that was getting old downstairs! So yesterday was scary. I juiced the entire POT! And my hubby couldn't even get near since he had gotten sick on some "home-grown" I made last time. We always go to the "Greener Pastures" in Union Square, but evidently my grass isn't as good as his! This is a "Miracle" brand Manual, Stainless Steel Juicer which we got from "The Sproutpeople"|
Ouch. Had to get up early and diligently took my hot water with squeezed lemon & cayenne. Upset the tummy so ate an apple. And Kris said it was okay in the book, so did the Yerba Mate. However, I "downsized", meaning I used a smaller gourd for it. I did use 2 bananas for my smoothie, but did use nearly one pound of mixed salad lettuces too (starting to go bad!). So patiently waiting until noon when maybe I can try my "Raw Vegan Rye Bread", which is Rye-Free (meaning gluten free too!) and not really "bread". Or maybe hubby will bring me home a salad with avocado......No exercise or meditating yet. If I tried to meditate at this moment I would be snoring about 3 minutes later. For me, the most difficult part will be meditating, the 35 minutes of daily exercise, and not eating 3 hours before bedtime. The food part isn't drastically different than what I normally do anyway. I love to exercise, but it's just cold and wet outside so to get my butt out the door seems insurmountable.
|"Wheatgrass Poop" (From Juicer)|
|This was just a little of how much it made!|
|Breakfast yesterday. Raw Tahini, Banana, Apple, and Soaked & Dehydrated Pepitas.|
|Yum.....Actually this batch of grass was great. But I waited too long to juice it.|
I finally ordered the wheatgrass seeds from "The Sproutpeople" which
clearly have higher quality sprouts than buying in bulk at Whole Foods.
The Sproutpeople have great products, but shipping may be a bit high!
Later... So I walked one of the dogs outside (my "nature time"), did the treadmill for 20 minutes, bicycle 10 minutes, some leg presses and laughed my a** off from hearing about my friend's eventful weekend. Hmmmmm......have to get up so early tomorrow so the 8 hours of sleep may be out. But the laughter from the phone call might make up for it.
|Super Yummy Salad of Mixed Greens and Herbs.|
Dressing of Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar.
Preparing for the Cleanse!
|And the Cleanse begins....Bright and Early with some Purified Water, Cayenne, and freshly|
Squeezed Lemon Juice.
|Followed by 2 Smoothies using 2 bananas and nearly 1 pound of salad greens. The Vita-Mix was filled to the brim.|
|Delicious "Raw Vegan Rye Bread"|
Gluten Free, Recipe from Ani Phyo's "Raw Food Essentials".
|Raw Sandwich. I had several of these today using the Rye Bread (Raw and Vegan),|
with either Tahini or the Raw Nut Cheeze, Tomatoes, and Onion. I am getting used to raw onion,
My Parents both started the cleanse today as well. So hopefully my Dad will post a little each day on how it is going for them. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they find 35 minutes a day to shake their collective booty. The best gift that they could give me is to take care of themselves.....Have any of you done cleanses with your family or friends? I am hoping it will help keep me on track, because usually around eleven at night I am having serious cravings for apples and cashew cream.