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Days 6 – 11 of my 28 day Solstice Vegan cleanse.Β 

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Days 6 – 11 of my 28 day Solstice Vegan cleanse.Β 

I have had a busy week and to be honest just didnt feel like writing. 

Ive taken photos of some of the meals ive made. I have had a big shift 4 days ago, my body decided to let go and it felt good. 

Turn away if your squemish……

I have been having the best poops ever. The ones when it feels like you have thoroughly been. My skin is feeling softer and I had more energy until ive hit a slump today. I have had a few emotional days with old stuff coming up to heal right back to my teenage years. 

On Thursday I attended a great ecstatic dance class it was beautiful, I got to dance shake and play until my body was wet with sweat it was just what I needed.

Food…. ive been having smoothie bowls or overnight oats for breakfast. Fruit and a few naked bars for snacks, smoothies with kombucha and clean water. Im adding more raw foods to my evening meals. 

Ive just had a cooked brunch of courgette, onion, beans, vege sausage and I made some butter bean scotch cakes and kimchi on the side. 

Recipe:

  • 1 can butter beans 
  • 3 tbs milled linseed (soaked for 15)
  • Gf flour
  • Water
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • mash the butter beans 
  • Add into the soaked linseed
  • Add third cup water
  • Add salt & pepper to taste 
  • Add flour until firmer consistency
  • Make into patties
  • Fry in olive or coconut oil until firm

For tonight ive prepared raw pesto courgette with salad, onion, basil and kimchi. (Pic below) 

Enjoy πŸ’œ

Some meals from the week:

Porridge soaked with linseeds, hemp, cacao, blueberries and maca. 

Salad with tbs vegan cheese mixed with vegan salad cream and topped with fried onions, walnuts and flaked almonds. 

Smoothie bowl with nut milk, peanut butter, banana, maca, linseeds, hemp and topped with chopped nuts. 

Similar to above with cherries, cinnamon and ginger. 

Cheers! Kombucha πŸ’œ

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Day 4 and 5 Solstice Cleanse! I want chocolate and lots of it! Β 

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Yesterday went well I met with a friend and we had a healthy breakfast at my local veggie/vegan restuarant the Oaktree. I had tofu scramble with mushrooms, beans, mashed avacado, gf falafel and hashbrown. I struggled to eat it all after consuming smaller amounts for a few days. 

Its amazing how quick our bodies adjust to food. Im always in awe of our bodies and how they adjust. All of our issues with food are in the mind and emotions. Once my mind is on board its easy to get into these deeper longer cleanses. If im not in the right place emotionally its an uphill struggle. 

About 3pm I had a yummy choc/peanut butter milkshake made with almond milk, peanut butter and cacao powder.

For the rest of the day I drunk water and a large voss bottle full of smoothie. It was a beautiful purple pink colour.

Very Cherry Berry Smoothie recipe!

  • Half cup cherries
  • Half cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder 
  • 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
  • 1 tsp barleygrass powder
  • 1 desert spoon of milled linseed
  • 2 heap tsp psyllium husk
  • Half cup almond milk
  • Half cup apple juice
  • Quarter cup kombucha

I put it all in the blender and whizzed up πŸ’œ

    I could feel deeper emotions regarding food surfacing yesterday and a few random cravings kicked in for greasy chips and crisps. I gave myself a prep talk and didnt cave in as i knew i wouldnt feel good for eating them at the moment. I will make myself some potato wedges this week to compromise 😁 

    Today day 4 

    I had a busy day today so prepared extra smoothie yesterday and a raw muesli for this morning. I added cacao powder into it and maca to give me an added boost. It was yummy. 

    I did give in to a pack of marmite crisps today whilst out. I will make some raw kale crisps to have to hand for future crunchy, salting cravings. I am craving chocolate today, I may have a small piece of dark chocolate later tonight. 

    Tonight im having boiled rice with curried chickpeas. I find starchy foods like rice on day 5/6 helps the cleansing process and will give me some extra energy as day 5 can be a tough one on all levels. 

    I needed a quick budget dinner tonight. The punjabi choley i picked up from the Asian section it was only Β£1.60 gluten free and vegan so thought id give it a try. I added some coconut butter and topped with spring onion. It was very nice although a bit too salty for me. I made some basamati rice as I didnt have any brown rice. I added turmeric and cardamom to the rice whilst cooking. 

    I had a bfree gluten free wrap in the fridge so I put it in a hot pan with a little coconut oil topped with garlic, olive oil and celtic sea salt. 

    Served the curry on a bed of spinach and a little mango chutney on the side. It was all tasty and very filling. 

    Im now drinking a chaga tea made with turmeric and cardamom πŸ’œ 

    I was going to start juicing today that will wait for a couple of days now because where I am working im not always near a toilet 😲 

    I look forward to my moods shifting into a better place next day or two. Its about going with it, meditating, excercising and pushing through. 

    Stella x 

    Day 3 Solstice Cleanse lets get playful πŸ’œ

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    Day 3 Solstice Cleanse lets get playful πŸ’œ

    Last night my eldest Grandson Archie stayed over night. On the way home I asked him what he plans to do with his weekend he, said erm…. Play, Colouring in and have a roast dinner 😁 he surely is a chip off the block! 

    Maybe you’ve guessed it already… Today I decided its play day. I love to colour and have plenty of pens, pencils and colouring books. So thats what we did, we played, coloured in and went to the park. We laughed so much, I love our time together its so precious. 
    Breakfast today I kept with the play theme and created a raw gluten vegan free muesli in a jelly mould because I can πŸ˜› 

    I took lots of pics and have created my first video recipe so please be kind if you watch it. I enjoyed playing and creating with the camera and video settings. I will upload to my youtube channel but its locked me out at the moment. 

    The muesli was scrummy!!! I had it at 9am and again at 1pm with water, chaga and green tea.  I then went to hang out with a friend for a bit I had an almond milk chai and on the way home I drove past Little Tofu a Vegan friendly chinese takeaway I decided to have one, I got vegetable rice and crispy chilli tofu. I came home, got comfy and enjoyed it. It wasnt the soup that I was planning on having but hey ho on the grand scale its pretty healthy, made with love and that’s the beauty of a longer cleanse it is about being flexible and gradually sinking in deeper to the cleanse. 

    Tomorow will be a flexible day as I am out all day. I am going to make a few green smoothies to take with me. 

    Monday I will start juicing as well as smoothies. I am feeling the benefits already, I have more clarity of thought and generally better all round. 

    Ive taken measurements of my bust, waist and hips today before the chinese 😁 

    Happy New Moon Love Stella x

    Day Two Solstice Cleanse

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    Day Two Solstice Cleanse

    I woke up feeling good after my first day yesterday. Ive had a few moments of hunger pangs this morning I have kept busy and acknowledged the feelings and emotions associated. Ive wrote in my journal, practised Qigong and some yoga. 

    For breakfast Ive had chaga tea made with cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cacao powder it was yummy and smelt very chocolaty and a few glasses of water. 

    My smoothie today is Sexy Cherry πŸ’œ

    Soak for 15 mins 

    •  2 desert spoons of milled linseed
    • 1 desert spoon of psyllium husk

    In your blender add:

    • 2 cup rice milk
    • 1 cup frozen cherries 
    • 1 banana
    • Half tsp hemp
    • Half tsp spirulina
    • Half tsp maca powder 
    • Half tsp wheatgrass 
    • Half tsp barleygrass 
    • Half cup kombucha

    Whizz up and enjoy 😁 

    This made enough to fill one large voss bottle. Im drinking it now at 2.18pm

    So tonight’s dinner didnt go to plan as I was out at My Daughters house. I had a can of split pea soup with rice at 5pm then back at home courtesy of my Daughter Charlotte πŸ’œ baked sweet potato with some hummus, broccoli and kale at 8pm. 

    10pm I am having some fresh pineapple with half a coyo yoghurt. I love coyo πŸ’œ 

    Ive eaten more food today than yesterday its all good though this is about being flexible and listening to my body. 

    Stella πŸ’œ xx

    Day one of my long overdue cleanse.Β 

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    Day one of my long overdue cleanse.Β 

    Ok! So firstly to all the grammar police you may wish to find another post to read 😁 

    I allowed my dyslexia and fear of the grammar police to stop me sharing for far too long. Five plus years ago I thought fuck it! Im entilted to share my story as much as anyone and so this blog began alongside my Vegan journey. 

    Alot has happened in my life since then, more about that another day.

    I am a qualified holistic nutritionist with over 18 years experience. Since learning the Taoist Yin Yang Philosophies of health alongside my Tai Chi and Qigong practice for the last 14 years its changed how I view nutrition and health as some of you reading who have been to my talks or workshops will know. 

    When I give my beautiful body a big cleanse I start out gently cleansing my colon for as long as it takes. I listen to my body for when to transition into the deeper phases and I build up to juice only fasting then water fasting. This is the same process I use for my clients its about listening to your body and working with it not forcing it harshly. 

    Today, Day One I have only had water and a barley cup (coffee alternative) its 13.30pm.

    The kick off green smoothie!

    Makes 3 wine glasses worth, I like using wine glasses for my smoothies sometimes. 

    • 2 tsp ground linseed
    • 2 tsp ground hemp
    • 2 tsp psyllium husk
    • 2 tsp chia seeds

    Place the above in your blender, I have a vitamix now however when I started out I only had a cheap one. Leave to soak in some apple juice for 15 mins.

    Then add:

    • 1 banana
    • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
    • 1 cup apple juice
    • Few apricot kernals
    • Half tsp spirulina powder
    • Half tsp wheatgrass powder
    • Half tsp barleygrass powder 
    • 1 tsp baobab powder
    • Half tsp maca powder
    • 1 tsp cacao powder

    Whizz up and Enjoy πŸ’œ

    Or check out Goddess Smoothie and add linseeds/psyllium if you have it. 

        This is filling and delicious, it will help to gently ease your body into cleansing mode. If you are carrying alot of toxins or have not cleansed before reduce the green powders and add extra spinach or kale. You can amend where necessary the important part is that it contains the linseeds and pysllium husk. 

        I am having this smoothie at 2pm then a light dinner of veg curry courtesy of my Daughter Yasmin πŸ’œ made with lots of veg, coconut milk, madras curry powder and mango chutney ill have with quinoa tonight at 5pm and lots of distilled water, which im adding one drop of food grade juniper berry oil and warm chaga and mate tea. 

        I will have an epsom salt bath tonight, dry body brushing, massage my body with oils and practice Qi gong and some Yoga before bed. 

        I will keep you updated throughout my cleanse which will be a minimum of 28 days. 

        Chaga Tea made with mate, nettle,  turmeric, 2 cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Yum! 

        Veg Curry and Quinoa round the fire in the garden to celebrate solstice πŸ’œ  9pm in the end. Bit late, I got carried away re-potting my plants 😁

        Ive had a really enjoyable day despite the migraine the first half of day. Ive only had 3 glasses of kick off smoothie between 2/4pm, one solid meal at 9pm and lots of water and 3 chaga teas. 

        Tomorow I will pretty much repeat and add in some cardio excercise, maybe a bike ride. 

        Stella πŸ’œ

        Easy homemade hemp milk

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        A great way to receive the amazing benefits of hemp, here is a great information on the benefits of hemp

        Hemp milk recipe:
        Preferably soak hemp seeds overnight
        So they activate. Even better sprout them πŸ™‚ No worries if not, just use dry seeds.

        3 tablespoons of hemp seeds (grind with a coffee grinder or pestle and mortar)
        2/3 cups of distilled or pure water
        3 dates (optional for sweetness)

        Add hemp, water and dates into food processor, blender or smoothie maker
        Whizz up until water turns milky
        Strain out hemp shells with nut bag, sieve or whatever you have

        Simple, now you have hemp milk πŸ™‚

        Enjoy πŸ™‚

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        Two free tickets for Bristol Uk Vegfest

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        Two free tickets for Bristol Uk Vegfest

        I am giving away two free tickets for the evening line up at Bristol Vegfest where I am speaking (β€˜EDESIAS BANQUET’) – THE TAO OF FOOD – A LIBERATING GUIDE TO LIFESTYLE BALANCE
        24th May 3pm. Great evening Uk Vegfest line up including Zion train πŸ˜„ win a free ticket for Friday or Saturday night! I need a few more recipe ideas for my book. Vegan and raw vegan ideas. I will choose the top two recipe ideas to win a ticket.

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        Stir un fry Easy Raw Recipe

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        Last nights dinner was whatever was in the fridge it became Stir Un Fry πŸ™‚

        Equipment:
        Spiraliser or Juliette/potato peeler
        Food processor

        Ingredients:
        3 courgette
        2 carrots
        2 sticks celery
        1 bag watercress
        Bunch basil
        4 tbsp pine nuts
        3 tsp Chinese five spice
        1tbsp chilli powder
        1 tbsp hemp oil
        1/4 tsp salt
        1 tbsp agave nectar
        Squeeze of lemon
        Tamari sauce
        2 tbsp cashew nuts
        1tbsp pistachios
        1/2 avocado

        Spiralise or slice with peeler the courgettes and carrots.
        Marinade courgettes in
        Tamari, lemon, salt, half of five spice and agave syrup (honey if you use it)
        Put watercress, basil, pine nuts, chilli powder, rest of five spice and hemp oil in food processor until well mixed.
        Slice avocado into 4
        Chop celery

        Put courgette/carrot mix in a bowl
        add celery.
        Top with spicy watercress mixture
        Finish by topping with cashews, pistachios and avocado.

        Serves 2

        Enjoy πŸ™‚

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        Shrek Juice Thursday!

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        Shrek Juice today πŸ™‚

        If you are thinking “how do I make a green smoothie” yet still not got round to it ? This green smoothie is quick and easy to make. Takes 10 minutes maximum. You get the benefits of a drinking an alkaline, cleansing, filling, comforting, yummy drink! What more could you want ? Yeah I know you could think of a thing or two πŸ™‚ Start by nourishing your body you will soon discover or have already discovered that starting the day with a smoothie really sets you up for a good day!
        Your body and bowels will thank you πŸ˜‰

        My quick Green smoothie recipe:

        I made my smoothie using half bag kale, 1 banana, 2 apples ,3 oranges juiced 1 grapefruit juiced, 3 tbsp flaxseed, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp raw honey, add water to your desired consistency.

        Makes 4 glasses

        Whizz up in a blender

        Enjoy πŸ™‚

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