Carrots contain beta-carotene which is a powerful antioxidant. This smoothie will make a great part of your detox diet plan. Celery has anti-inflammatory health benefits, over a dozen antioxidant nutrients and is low GI. Papaya is rich in fiber, improves digestion, helps ease menstrual pain, lowers cholesterol build up in the arteries, is good for diabetics and aids in weight loss. The Lemon Essential Oil is purifying and has a strong citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It contains 68 percent d-limonene which is a powerful antioxidant. You can substitute the papaya for apples or pears if your prefer. This recipe only take five minutes.
I just know all of you will absolutely love my Super Duper Green Smoothie. Not only does it have a funky looking colour, but it packs a glorious health punch, tastes divine and is a fantastic detox after a night out or just a great drink to get a whole lot of vitamins in you. By drinking this, you will feel an amazing difference. You will have more energy, more stamina, more mental focus, clearer skin, and a glow that comes from within….and the weight loss doesn’t hurt either!
Kale – Insanely low in calories. Powerful anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Helpful for arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Helps to create that youthful glow.
Spinach – The beauty of spinach lies in how easy it is to disguise the taste. It’s mild tasting yet packed with an abundance of vitamins, has anti-cancerous properties and is one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Cucumber – Since it’s 95% water, it’s an incredible detoxifer. Cucumber helps with liver and kidney function.
Lemon Essential Oil – Cold-pressed from lemon rinds, Lemon essential oil has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It contains 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. Lemon can also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and water and is beneficial for the skin.
Ginger Essential Oil-Ginger essential oil’s soothing and warming qualities to help address digestive problems, relieving any kind of digestive upset, such as nausea, indigestion, diarrhoea, gas, and even morning sickness.
Banana – An essential in smoothies as it adds creaminess, a touch of sweetness, and helps you feel full longer. Plus, it’s rich in potassium and fiber and gives you natural energy.
Pure Apple Juice – Since it’s packed with Vitamin C, it’s a friend to your immune system. The sweet juice counteracts the bitterness of the greens and leaves a refreshing taste.
If you want to up the ante on the health benefits, swap your apple juice with water and add a whole apple instead. You will be increasing your fiber as whole fruits are always preferable to juice. My kids definitely prefer the apple juice but we do both in our home.
Today I went to a blending class for essential oils and I learn’t a bit more about essential oils. I made an after sun spray a memory blend and a blend for hay fever (all the aliments that I have), with the help of the lovely Sarah Barber who is my tutor on my journey of essential oils. So I will give you the recipes and links for the ingredients and if any of you decide to make the recipes I would love to hear all about your experiences with the essential oils and how they have helped you. Since I have incorporated essential oils into my life I feel really good about using less chemicals, lowering my waste by using reusable glass bottles instead of plastic and using produce from an environmentally conscious and sustainable soucing, Doterra products (where I get my essential oils from) practice Cō-Impact Sourcing which is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. Doterra is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. So this is the recipe for the After Sun Spray.
I have decided to put some of my favourite essential oils into a body lotion bar. As I am breaking away from plastic bottles and harsh chemicals I decided to make my very own body lotion bar. Now if you aren’t sure what this is, don’t worry because that is what it is. It is basically what the name says, it is a lotion in the form of a bar. Not only does is not have no plastic bottle, it also has no harsh chemicals and I have added some essential oils to give it a good boost. The Rosemary essential oil and lavender essential oil are great for the nervous system, the melaleuca acts as an antiseptic and I have added On Guard which is a blended essential oil that is great for immune support. Now this is really easy to make and I really hope some of you try my recipe out.
In a bowl melt the Jojoba or the Sweet Almond oil, Shea butter and Bees wax in the microwave or in a double boiler till melted, then stir and add the essential oils of your choice and place into silicon moulds or a lined container. Set aside until the bar has hardened. If you want to rush the setting time then just place it in the fridge.
As my friends and family know I am on a road to recovery, which entails me being rather sensitive at times and if something upsets me it might come across as the worst thing in the world, which has led me to write about forgiveness. I recently had someone hurt me (with words) and I felt it a bit difficult to shake the feeling of hurt off of me. Yes I am a spiritual person but I am still just a human with feelings and i’m also a sensitive soul. After tossing and turning I finally managed to let go and feel better about this particular topic. So I am going to share with you how I did it and I hope by sharing this information I will be able to help someone else who finds themselves in a similar situation.
First of all I went to the person who I trust more then anyone in the world (my partner) and she really managed to calm me down and say some nice things to me which almost instantly helped me. Then I had a good nap. About halfway through the night I ended up with a up with a plate of pizza in bed. So maybe comfort food is not the best thing because I’ve woken up with a bit of a sore belly and still a sore heart. As I laid in my bed I felt so sad and I didn’t want to feel this way anymore so I decided to do a bit of a meditation which made me think about the situation. I realised I had to just let go and release this pain. I closed my eyes and I asked for divine help.
Nelson Mandela once said “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies” and we all know he managed to forgive and a lot of terrible things happened to him. So if he can do it then so can we.
Although my situation was not quite as brutal it was still significant as I felt hurt and betrayed, but the truth is that holding onto something will hold you back from being all you are meant to be. Forgiving someone doesn’t mean you have to instantly trust someone again because forgiveness and trust are two very different things. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to condone what someone has done and you don’t even have to keep that person in your life but if you can forgive you will feel a whole lot better.
First you have to forgive yourself. You might be thinking “how could I have been so stupid and naive”. You have to realise that this situation like every other situation is an opportunity to strengthen your soul. Whenever I get over that initial pain I ask myself “what can I learn from this and how can I grow?” Then I find the will to forgive the person who hurt me by asking the Divine for help. The help that I got was to stand in that other persons shoes and to be them and to feel how they feel. I thought about how this could of happened and I think about what they have been through in life. Whether they have a current situation or whether they have had something happen to them in their past that has made them this way. I actually ended up feeling really sorry for this person because hurt people hurt people. This does not mean that I condone the behaviour of people that hurt me, it just gives me the strength to move on. Whether I move on or never see this person again that is not the issue but when you can forgive that will be when you can truly move on and be happy.