I started a little challenge that I am excited to share with you in a few days. Its a 30 day morning liver and kidney flush. So first thing in the morning I made a power juice shot.
|CELERY, TURMERIC, CUCUMBER, BEETS, CILANTRO, ASPARAGUS, LEMON|
|YUMMY LIVER CLEANSE JUICE :)|
|TURMERIC IS A GREAT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOR DOGS|
|TURMERIC & CARROTS|
Today's teas were simple yet delicious and healing.
Orange peel tea made with the left over organic orange peels. Orange peel in Chinese medicine has been used for centuries to improve digestion, bloating, heartburn, GERD, HIGH CHOLESTEROL; also used as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and an immune system boosting herb. The essential oils contained in the peels is great for insomnia, depression, nervous tension and anxiety.
|ORANGE PEEL STEEPING IN MY PAN|
Later on I had some turmeric tea. Great for joint inflammation and a skin beautifier. Indian women have been traditionally using turmeric as a brightening face mask. I tried mixing turmeric and L ascorbic acid and resveratrol to make a turmeric Vitamin C treatment and I have to say that my hands turned yellow from handling it but my face did NOT. hehe :D
|HEATING UP FRESH TURMERIC BLENDED WITH WATER AND ALMOND MILK|
|Frozen Chocolate Bananas with Grated Coconut|
Some hours later I did a short but intense Interval Yoga Sequence. I had to run out of the house right after that. If I can, I make sure to eat within a few minutes of working out. Otherwise I feel it the next day.
I went to one of the healthiest places in LA, Erehwon and picked up a salad.
|MACRO CAM BLUEBERRY|
|LEFT OVER FROM LUNCH SWEET POTATOES AND VEGGIES|
|ORGANIC ASPARAGUS AND CHERRY TOMATOES|
|ROASTED KABOCHA SQUASH WITH MUSTARD, SCALLIONS AND MINT.|
I have also been loving raw brussel sprouts with dip. (no photo of the brussel sprouts- that's proof of how much I LOVE them :P )
Barberries are a new favorite superfood, super-herbal ingredient of mine. Very healing. Great for high cholesterol, epilepsy, high blood pressure; used as a liver cleanser, antibacterial, anti-hystamine (for allergies) and the list goes on and on. They are sweet and sour in flavor. Known as Zereshak in Persian cuisine. Persians use them to decorate and add sour flavor to rice dishes. It's also used in some Indian chutneys. Funny thing a lot of the indian chutneys remind me of my dip recipes haha :D
For my Bulgarian readers I think the name in bulgarian is berberis (Berberis vulgaris)
and it's been researched in Bulgaria as an effective treatment for rheumatism and inflammatory diseases.
I think that was a lot of nourishing food for one day :D
LOVE AND BLESSINGS