Category Archives: My 26 day Raw Spring Cleanse April 2013

26 day cleanse

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Well it’s been a journey this time! I thought I’d cleared a load of emotional stuff the last long cleanse I done in October. I will write in greater depth in the future. I have had pretty much a 3 day juice fast last three days except for a few almonds and some biscuits and crisps 🙂 yes I know biscuits and crisps of all things. I went to visit my nephew on his Birthday Tuesday night and there was temptation right in front of me! I didn’t resist and do I care ? No! If you think something will make you feel bad it will, if you think it won’t it won’t 🙂 simple! I had a water fast on Sunday. I have had a few cooked meals during this cleanse and coffee. I am very happy with what I have achieved. I made myself a lightly cooked Thai curry last night with veg from allotment, some coconut milk, lots garlic and chilli. My body needed something warming, filling and yummy. I also had it with some rice which I added lemon and coconut all washed down with coconut water. To finish my cleanse today I’m off for a full body exfoliate, body wrap, steam and sauna 🙂 I will be doing a 3 day green juice cleanse shortly would love some of you to join me! Much love Stella x

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Day 15 Raw Cleanse

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My Cleanse is going well! Had a few set backs which I will write about later. Had this yesterday its raw courgette pasta with a pesto, peanut,chilli sauce I had some fresh purple sprouting broccoli from my allotment. Yum!
Today I’m having raw muesli for brekkie any minute now.
I will be having 3 day juice fest probably at the weekend, then a water fast next week I may try two day water fast see if I’m brave enough.
I have made some raw vegan bacon too will post recipe and pics when I get time. Off to work shortly to teach some Tai Chi 🙂 love it!
Have a good day
Enjoy the Sun if your in Essex x

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Frivolous Friday ;-) day 5 of my 26 day raw cleanse

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Frivolous Friday ;-) day 5 of my 26 day raw cleanse

Yay today is Friday and I do have the Friday feeling 🙂
I am meeting with 19 friends tonight for a vegan meal. I had this arranged before I decided to go on a cleanse so tonight I will have a light cooked vegan meal. I do not get silly when I’m on a cleanse if I really want something then I shall have it! Why deny myself or suffer that’s not what life is about. I choose to be eating this way, my choice if I want to have cooked or raw foods.

I had some fruit water in the morning, a shrek juice for lunch (recipe on blog somewhere)
For the meal i had a couple of spring rolls for starters then I had a vegan Thai curry with rice for main, I could only manage half of the meal. A vegan chocolate cake for desert again could only eat half.
It was a great evening with wonderful friends.

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Mmmmm I do love plums Tuesday! Day 9 of my 26 day raw spring cleanse

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Mmmmm I do love plums Tuesday! Day 9 of my 26 day raw spring cleanse

I wasn’t hungry until 12 so i opted for raw muesli made with fresh hemp milk I’d made yesterday.

Tonight Jamie helped me prepare lots of fresh veg for spring rolls. I made a raw plum sauce, sweet & sour and a spicy satay.
I used aubergine to create a duck style filling, which was greasy, salty and hit the spot. They were delicious!

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Feeling Fruity Thursday ;-) day 5 of my 26 day raw spring cleanse

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Feeling Fruity Thursday ;-) day 5 of my 26 day raw spring cleanse

Woke up today feeling wide eyed and bushy tailed 🙂
I started the day with a Green hemp smoothie I love these as they are filling nutritious, boost the immune system and are great fun to create. hemp is natures perfect food for Vegans/Vegetarians as it contains balanced amounts of omega 3, 6 and 9. Hemp is great for the brain, skin and all of our organs. I have stumbled upon a great article about hemp at hemptons

Hemp milk recipe:
3 tablespoons of hemp seeds (grind with a coffee grinder or pestle and mortar)
2/3 cups of distilled or pure water
3 dates

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 🙂

Hemp smoothie recipe:
Put your hemp milk into blender
Add
1 tsp raw cacao powder
1tsp maca powder
1tsp barley grass powder
1tsp wheat grass powder
1tsp lucuma powder
1tsp spirulina powder
1 banana
1 tsp raw honey

Whizz together and enjoy 🙂

You can get your powders, more recipes and lots of information about the nutritional benefits at Indigo herbs

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I had water throughout day then a salad at 5 pm
Unfortunately I tucked into the salad and had eaten half of it before I remembered to take a picture :-/
I used Kale in the salad, rocket, baby leaf, pine nuts, olives and I made a mint dressing with mint leaves, olive oil, tsp raw honey, tsp cider vinegar and dash lemon juice.

I had a raw chocolate desert after that I’d made previously from freezer.

Yum yum bubblegum 🙂

Day Three of my Raw Cleanse

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Day Three of my Raw Cleanse

I started the day with freshly made Almond milk. (See recipe below)
I added a banana, a teaspoon of Spirulina, two teaspoons of maca powder, two teaspoons of Lucuma, 1teaspoon of cacao, 2 heaped teaspoons of hemp powder and 1 teaspoon of honey (organic, fair trade and certified)

I drank water during day

Salad at 6pm
With alfalfa I sprouted, hemp oil, half avocado, onion, pepper, watercress and kale.

Too make almond milk
1 cup of Almonds (grind with coffee grinder or vitamix)
3 dates
2.5 or 3 cups of water (depends on strength you like)
Blend all together then strain with muslin bag or tights (preferably a new pair and defiantly not you’ve stolen from your Nan 😉

Will store in fridge for a few days.
Drink on its own, in hot drinks, cooking or smoothies its so versatile.

Enjoy 🙂

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Day one and two of my 28 day Raw Spring Cleanse

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Just a quick post as its bedtime.
Day one
I had 2 green juices, courgette pesto pasta, chai almond milk tea, raw cupcake and lots distilled water.

Day two
Green juice and a banana in morning. Went for a little jog, I mean little as its not my strong point and im only just recovering from whiplash.
Water throughout day, Green juice at 6 then off to a Zumba class then a bellydance class. I had a couple of vegan cookies during day that my Daughter had made me (rude not too 🙂
I’m feeling funky! I love the way I feel when starting a cleanse. I am taking it slow. I will be having banana almond milkshake for breakfast, a super salad for lunch with sprouts and some hemp oil, sunflower seeds and a little garlic, then a juice later in day. I will post in more detail the juices later.
Night night x

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