This week I’ve been fasting and going through a lot of ups and downs. I have smelt food that isn’t there; I have imagined everything taste like a burger with bacon and a side of french fries; and I have been slightly moody to boot. However, yes there is a bright side, I feel great!!!! I feel clean and energetic. I don’t feel groggy and I don’t feel that like I’m walking around with a dump trunk on my back. I highly urge you to detox your body, at least, once a year. A detox can cleanse your body of toxins and, in my opinion, reset your taste buds to appreciate the natural flavors of life such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, and water.
There are a several ways that you can carry-out a healthy and effective detox. I am basically eating like a vegan and not eating refined foods or refined sugars. I guess I’m eating almost like a “rawist”. One thing that I have tried to do every morning is juice a variety of fruits and juices. Juicing is another method you can use to extract most of the vitamins and minerals out of fruits and vegetables to put in your body for added health benefits. I was given a beet juice recipe from an awesome friend of mine, Sarah, to try in the mornings. This lady makes this juice everyday and I couldn’t understand how she could drink it because it has beets in it! Beets are super-duper gross but the color is so vibrant. But I kid you not, this juice is so easy to drink and so healthy for you, that you won’t mind drinking your beets this way.
First, let me tell you some good things about beets:
- Beets acts as a blood purifier and blood builder the helps in creations of red blood cells.
- Beet juice dissolves stones in the liver, kidney, and bladder.
- Beet juice can help you with your stamina.
- Beet juice can help lower blood pressure.
Now let me tell you, beets are not that tasty ( they taste like grass). However, you can add some fruit to it to make it not taste so bad. Here is a recipe that Sarah gave me that she drinks every morning. I like to call this juice “Power Beet Juice”.
* You will need a juicer for this recipe. This recipe makes about 20 oz. of juice.Print