Day 16

Day 16
Water

As you are winding up this detox cleanse, I hope that you will take the knowledge that you have gained during this cleanse into your daily life. 

Today I want to inform you about the most important thing that you can possibly put in your body: WATER!  

We are made up of mostly water, roughly 70%.  We drink water, we cook with water,  we bathe in water, swim in water, wash our clothes and dishes in water.  Water is an incredibly important component in our daily lives.  Water is essential in our lives yet I find many people that are uninformed about water and I find that many take water for granted.  Unfortunately most of the water offered to us is treated with harsh chemicals or bottled water that is sitting in plastic that can leach harmful chemicals.  It is all sad, but it is reality.  You might be lucky enough to get your water from a clean spring or underground well. If that is not the case, I highly recommend investing in a water filtration system.  You can get one that attaches to your sink and shower heads.  If that is too pricey, then you can get large bottles (making sure the container is healthy) and fill it up at a water station that uses reverse osmosis filtration.  This is a very cheap way to drink clean water.  I know it might be a pain to go and fill them up but it’s worth it. When I lived in Los Angeles, I had to go fill up my 5 gallon jugs of water every couple of days. I always felt empowered when I had to carry that heavy bottle full of clean water; that I was taking control of the health of my family and me. 

If you don’t know already find out what chemicals are put in your tap water. Please figure out a way to give your body clean water inside and out.  

If you think about it, if we are mostly made up of water, we need to be making sure that we are putting the cleanest water in our bodies as possible.  

Remember to drink lots of water everyday! It makes everything work better!

Meal Ideas:    
Breakfast: Flax Seed and Carrot Muffins    
Lunch: Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers
Dinner: Massaged Greens 

Recipes: 
Flax Seed and Carrot Muffins    
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ground flax seeds (into flour)
  • 2/3 cup almond or rice milk
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup raw honey or molasses or agave
  • 1/2 cup walnut oil or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven 350
  • Grease muffins tins
  • Mix together flax seeds, carrots, milk , raisins, agave and oil. 
  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add dry to wet ingredients.
  • Pour batter into pans.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes.

Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers
Ingredients:

  • 4 medium Red Bell Peppers, Sliced in Half and seeded
  • 4 Cups of water for blanching peppers
  • 1 cup Quinoa, washed and drained
  • 1 1/4 cup water for boiling Quinoa
  • 1 pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup red onions
  • 15 ounces of garbonzo beans
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. Soy Sauce or Braggs Amino Acids or Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives for garnish

Directions:

  1.      Place Quinoa and water in a pan and cook
  2.      Bring 4 cups of water to boil.
  3.      Blanch the pepper halves – 2 to 3 minutes
  4.      Remove, drain and set aside.
  5.      Heat over to 350
  6.      In a skillet hat oil, garlic and onion
  7.      Add garbonzo beans, cinnamon, cumin, and sauce.
  8.      Combine Quinoa and mix thoroughly
  9.      Stuff each half of bell pepper.
  10.      Place on oiled dish and put in over for 10-15 minutes.
  11.      Remove and garnish with chives.


​Massaged Greens 

  • 6 cups of finely chopped greens, such as kale, spinach, collard greens, beet greens, chard, etc.
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. flax seed oil, avocado oil or more olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of  Earthie Mama’s Organic Master Tonic
  • 2 tsp. Braggs Amino Acids, Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 2 green onions
  • Himalayan salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped herbs such as basil, cilantro, and parsley

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl for 10 minutes.  Eat on quinoa or rice or with tofu, add mushrooms, etc. Be creative!

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