New Year, New Resolutions!

It’s been some time since I blogged.  For the better part of 2016 I was caring for my mother, who had a stroke.  Thankfully, my sister and I were able to share the journey together, as we nursed mom back to health and strength once again.  She has recovered beautifully, and we are grateful that she is able to function well again.

With that being said, a New Year is here and I am hoping to get back on track.

Cleansing has started this week with Greens+, lemon water/spring water, herbal teas, fresh juice (made with my juicer), and warm soup and broths.

Low impact exercise is keeping things moving and agile.  Jumping on the mini trampoline is helping drain the lymphatic system.

Feeling alive once again, and looking forward to seeing that healthy glow on my face too.

Life is a journey, there are good times, and some difficult times.  After the storm comes the promised rainbow from God.  For that I am very grateful.

Hoping this year fills your heart with gratitude, healthy habits, focus and determination to be the best you, that you can be.   Let the journey continue…….


Time for a Clean Sweep!

The weekend is here, and I am in the process of getting my kitchen ready for next week’s detox diet.  That means my juicer and blender are on the counter and easily accessible.  I have bottled water in the fridge, along with the various fruits and vegetables needed for Monday.

I’m planning on doing a fruit and vegetable juice detox.   I will be incorporating smoothies as well as juice, so that I can get the benefits of the “whole” fruit as well. (eg. Banana blended with orange juice and berries).  The extra fiber will help sweep the toxins out.

Here are a few samples of the juices I will be enjoying this week:

Parsley Purifier:

3 carrots, 4 broccoli florets, handful of fresh parsley.  Juice all ingredients.

This combination makes for a super-rich food. Vitamin E & C help nourish collagen in the skin. Zinc content will help protect the skin.

Beet Booster:

2 carrots, half a cucumber, 1/3 beetroot scrubbed and washed.  Juice all ingredients.

Power Booster:

2 apples, 4oz white grapes, 2oz beetroot scrubbed and cut into chunks, ½ slice of ginger.  Juice all ingredients.

I do this because I feel that our bodies are wonderful machines that need to be maintained.  Lifestyle, stress and other pollutants can affect the way we function.  Just like we take our cars to the shop for repair, oil changes and alignment, I feel that I owe it to myself to maintain my body’s balance, and flush my system from debris.

If you have any comments or have detox recipes you’d like to share I’d love to hear from you.

*Juicing recipes are from the Detox handbook by Maria Constantino