Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Super Powerful *and Easy* Detox Beverage

 I wrote this blog post with those in mind who are new to raw food regeneration and juicing.

If you are feeling run down and you want to jumpstart your health, I always recommend juice cleansing. Cutting out coffee, then cutting out processed sugars and then meat, and then cheese and then white flour and then alcohol.....it seems like such a tedious process. Jump into a juice fast and you don't have to go through that slow and painful process! But I do know that people have different flows and they need to approach change the way they need to do it. Change has never been easy for me. And that's why I so appreciate juice cleansing- you get through the first 2-3 days of hunger pains and then it gets way easier. Your body loves having all that extra energy to go towards cellular repair!! You may not realize how much energy is spent when it comes to breaking down your food. Especially if its meat or heavy cooked foods- devoid of enzymes.

I love juicing for several days at a time because your body finally gets a chance to clean out the pipes! The first time I did a juice fast I was super surprised at how long I was still pooping after several days on juice (Sorry for the potty talk). It really made me realize how long cooked, dead foods- especially animal products-  stay trapped in the colon. Yes, your colon is long, twisty and complicated. And if you eat meat, that protein often gets trapped in corners and pockets of the colon and end up putrefying there. This is often the cause of halitosis and bad body odor. When I eat raw foods I don't have to wear deodorant. When I used to eat anything and everything I needed to wear deodorant.

It's not a bad thing to do a whole day of juice once a week. Especially if you are eating a lot of cooked foods. If you research fasting clinics you will begin to understand the tremendous healing abilities our bodies have on their own. NO medicine, just time and rest and your body will heal itself!

I want to share with you my favorite detox drinking for this season. All it takes is lemons, oranges, raw honey and cayenne. No need to break out the juicer for this one if you don't want to take all that time to clean afterwards. I use a citrus press for this one, which I find so much easier. All I do is grab a big glass, squeeze 2-4 small lemons, add raw orange juice-whether fresh squeezed or from the store its up to you but make sure to get unpasteurized! Then I put the kettle on the stove and boil some water. I grab a big spoonful of raw honey, pour hot water over the honey into the glass to melt it nice and good into the drink. It's almost like a citrus tea but actually sweeter and  a lot juicier! I then add cayenne in as well.

The reason why this detox drink is so powerful is because of the lemons and cayenne. As you probably know the master cleanse is all about lemons and cayenne as well. Lemons are incredibly cleansing because they are so astringent and even though you think acid when you think lemon, they are actually alkaline to the body. The oranges and honey are for taste and energy, that way you can drink this beverage all day while cleansing and still have energy and brain power to get your stuff done. Cayenne is similar to the lemons in that it assists in breaking down old metabolic waste and also stimulates digestion. Not to mention it tastes good.

I like this drink for long term cleansing because of how quick and easy it is, therefore you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen juicing in order to make enough for a full day of cleansing.
This recipe can be pretty affordable if you have neighbors with lemon or orange trees, which most likely you do and they may not be harvesting their fruit.







Enjoy friends!

10 comments:

  1. Good post (although I live in Maryland and don't have a neighbor with orange trees...) Did you know that you have readers from "all over?"

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    1. That is wonderful! SO happy to have a reader from Maryland :D

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  2. Sophia thank you so much for your post..I have been following Dan for almost 3 yrs..off and on..I stumbled up on a video on youtube..and was so pulled in by the information that he was giving...I talked my sister into listening to the video..and I started buying more vegetables and fruits..I have always ate more healthier than a lot of my friends..in fact for about five years I ate no meats..but I liked candy.and cake in other words (sugar) .and when I would go to the fast food restaurant I would just get french fries (veggies) but not in the right form..I did not lose weight needless to say...anywhoo my sister and I really started eating only raw veggies and fruit..For the first time in my life I took some collard greens and used the leaves as a wrap filled with other veggies.(because my family cooked collards in hamhocks and made cornbread)..it opened up a lot of creativity in how to prepare raw foods..making dressing out of pears and olive oil etc.etc. we did this for just about a year and lost weight very fast.and was enjoying ourselves while doing it..but slowly but surely we started eating out and just got tired of the eating..in fact now that I think about it because I had lost weight I figured I could eat some cake or a little piece of meat and it would not harm me..well three years later I have gained all the weight back and some...and as I look at myself in the mirror. and when I walk my back hurts..and knees..I said Lord please help me I have got to do something..about this weight...I signed up for the video that Dan does and received one yesterday..looked at it he is in washington and he mentioned to look and like his facebook page..and that is when I found your blog..about detoxing..well I live in Mesa Az and have been here for almost three..months..it is so beautiful here...my sister moved here too..we moved in with my middle son..and he is a poolman he maintenances pools...he brings home lemons and oranges that his clients give him...I made some good lemon aid the first day that he brought them home and then I said Lord what am I going to do with all these lemons..well after looking at the newest video..and than finding your blog..it was as though you were talking specifically to me..especially when you said you have some friends that have lemon trees and orange trees..I was born up north in michigan..and I have never seen so many free lemons and oranges and grapefruits etc...this is an answer to my prayer..I am sitting here right now drinking the detox compo..do I drink it constantly all day or how? I appreciate what you and Dan are doing..I thank God for your lives....God bless you and thanks again..Cynthia Jones..

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    1. AWW Cynthia, I am just seeing this comment now! I have been in the process of a move and have had no internet! I am glad you have access to beautiful citrus fruits, you are so blessed! Oranges and lemons are so amazing, the body loves them especially when they are in season. You can drink this beverage all day if you want, or you can make yourself a smoothie or salad for dinner. It all just depends on you and your intentions. Juice cleansing is the easiest way to lose weight but you do have to maintain a healthy diet after you finish your cleanse or else you will see the weight slowly creep back up on you! I will try to make some more recipes and share them here on the blog. But I tell you- WHOLE FRUITS, RAW JUICES, SALADS AND SMOOTHIES----->WEIGHT LOSS ALL THE WAY

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  3. This sounds wonderful and I can easily see enjoying this for a whole day. But can you please tell me how much orange to squeeze into the drink. It did not say. Thank you.

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    1. Hey :) sorry for the late response. I didn't put an amount of OJ because it really depends on your preference. You can create this drink to be more like a sweet tea, or you can make it really thick with lots of juice. I like it juicy so I add a lot of orange juice (a couple cups atleast), a few lemons and then a cup of hot water to melt the honey and then I mix that in. SO good

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  4. Sophia, love your writing and enjoy your tips here.

    Cynthia, Praise God! Loved your lemon story. I am now using lemons daily (same with ginger), whereas I used to use them rarely. With daily juicing, you go through them!

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  5. Hi,
    Lovely post you are written. Detoxification is necessary to flush out the toxins present in the body and other harmful parasites.
    Thanks,
    Diet detox

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  7. Sophia and Dan,

    Do you all recommend drinking Kangen water or any other ionized water? Please explain why or why not. Thanks so much!
    Stacy

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