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Drinking it Up

20 May

My youngest has had a little cold and passed it on to hubby and now I have it. UGH! I figured some good drinks would help us out.

A large handful or two of Kale, some blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and banana with almond milk is delicious and filled with Vitamin C.

It was so yummy!

For protein I add a powder or just some plain greek yogurt.

I also had everyone drink Kombucha with mint from the garden. Gotta get the probiotics in to help cleanse and get rid of toxic germs that make us so sick.

Hopefully, with school coming to a close and baseball season ending we can just rest and enjoy family time and personal time. We can heal and be refreshed by drinking it all up!

To Cleanse or Not – A resolution to make or break

5 Jan

“Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assesment and repentance that demands personal honesty, and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.”  -Eric Zorn

Love this quote! Don’t we all ultimately want to become better and for many that means becoming healthier. Cleansing is a natural way to achieve that. Everybody is talking about cleansing right now. Of course it is because of the New Year and the resolutions and decisions to do better and eat better. I, on the other hand, am not there, just yet (this is my personal honesty right here). If you are interested in a cleanse there are many out there. Here are a couple I like; B*Well or you can try this one at  400 days until 40 .  I like them both. Both are good and the second one is short but sweet!

Now for me, in general, I eat right; I am health conscience; I do many things “right” in my eating and cleansing (my self-assesment). Here is one “right” thing:

Ahh, my morning glasses of lemon water followed about and half an hour later by my kombucha. These is a great way to start the day.

Lemon water has great benefits; it boosts your immune system, balances your bodies pH, aids in digestion; it is a diuretic,and helps relieve respiratory problems.

Kombucha has great benefits as well. Kombucha contains Vitamin Groups B and C, Beneficial Yeasts and LIVING Bacteria. You can also make it into all types of yummy drinks.

That is my morning cleanse almost each day. Well, some days of the week. One of my goals is to be more consistent with this.   I just REALLY have to watch my  food portions and the biggest hurdle for me is desert and the late night snack! I have a BIG sweet tooth and am not so ready to give that up or use many alternatives to sugars (more personal honesty and a little humility). I believe natural is best so I use liquid Stevia at times and Turbinado sugar. Still I really eat too much sugar – period.

I suppose my New Years resolution  will be to reduce my sugar intake HOWEVER breaking that resloution is all part of the process too! ;).

Happy cleansing in the New Year!

Halloween is over – Candy,Cleanse & Kombucha

5 Nov

So Halloween is over, but the candy is not! UGH! Look at this stash!

And, this is after a week of eating it! Again I say UGH! I wish I could say that I am innocent of eating any of this false food but, I would be telling a lie. The Twix bars mystify me, they find some way into my mouth…especially after I freeze them. The chocolate with almonds tend to do the same too. UGH! But, YUM too!

So, I have to get rid of the candy. The kids have been hyper all week and it has to leave. I will send it to work, schools, wherever I can…I heard you can even send it to the troops! Or to a dentist will buy it back. Wow, now I have options. I really feel as though it should all go into the trash, as it is just chemically made crap that does nothing beneficial to the body. Well, maybe the brain gets that little candy ‘high” and during certain times of the month and that is all I need to get by ;).

My kids have to suffer and eat it to. Normally I am known as the healthy one, the ” granola” BUT, I LOVE sweet stuff! I love to cook and bake and eat what I make. I’d like to eat clean all the time and all that BUT, I confess I have a weakness and yes…I CONFESS my kids have eaten the candy too! Phew! Now, I feel liberated. I am now on the “bad momma” list. But, hey…we DO NOT EAT MacDonald’s, so there! I do not go on the bad momma list after all. I digress…

I have a really good friend who has a cleanse, more of a way of life, eating program that will help me end my addiction to sugar, heal my body from those nasty cancer inducing foods and help me feel better.  It is called the BWell 21 Day Cleanse. Her website is pretty awesome. The BWell for life concept grew out of her life experiences. She is awesome too!

From her, I have learned a lot. She is a mother of three boys, our firsts’ are a couple of weeks apart and we met 11 years ago, nursing them at 6 weeks old trying to find our way into this thing called motherhood. She has been so patient with me because every time the 21  day cleanse comes up I am all over it, telling her how excited I am. I am making Kombucha…

My Pretty Kombucha Scoby!!

A SCOBY is a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture/Colony of Bacteria and Yeast).

My Kombucha that was a week overdue. That is why the SCOBY is so big!

I am eating healthy, clean and feeling good! Then someone has a birthday or the holidays come or I just sneak a peek at something good and BAM! Back to square one. For instance. She has a cleanse starting up, like NOW, and look what I get to eat tomorrow for K3’s 5th birthday party (yes, my baby is 5 now!!!!!)

Lego cake bits on the left and a sugar cookie on the right

Aren’t those too cute not to eat!

I’ll just start the cleanse right afterwards ;)!