You guys have heard me talking about detoxing a few times now. Throughout the blog and especially lately. Detoxing out your body is important, whether it’s through diet, loads of water, skin brushing, or weird green stuff every morning. When I first changed my diet this year it was super hard– emotionally, physically— in just about every which way it was difficult. I had to make drastic changes REALLY fast. Not only did my body have to start the recovery process, but it also had to start the detox process from the antibiotics I took, the cortisone shot I got, and the vaccines I received a month prior to India. My body was on a toxic overload, thats 100% for sure. I would sit in a hot magnesium salt bath each night at my moms house (I wish we had a bath here) and sweat out the extra crap. (Gross but…) I had these big ole’ pimples coming through all over my new high detox body. Eventually my body was pretty well cleansed and the pimples and other detox symptoms stopped. And now, well, I’ve found a decent balance between happy and healthy. There’s no way I’ll be adding all the extreme toxic crap in my body again so I doubt I’ll ever have to be forced to deeply and drastically cleanse again but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to maintain (and better) what I already have. With the exception of a few days here and there, I think I’ve found a decent balance that works right now. Loads of veggies, easy protein, and high detox friendly foods.
Well, I love eating my weird green stuff each morning, like love love love. You guys know this. And I try to do it as often as I possibly can! It usually happens 9 days out of 10! But you guys also know my big gut healing and body cleansing oatmeal isn’t for everyone. I mean, I get it– trust me, I’m never offended that Alex and Marlowe don’t want to dive into my breakfast (thought I wish they would). And I know that jumping into a cleaner more detox friendly diet isn’t for everyone. Ten years ago I would have hysterically laughed at you if you told me I would be eating this way. It was a huge step for me even cook (or eat) broccoli. So I get it, I really get it. Understanding how your body works and trusting plants and the other natural items that have been on this earth for centuries can be tricky in this modern age where we’re taught to believe that the instant gratification of a magic prescribed pill is the answer. Sure, pills can relieve some things– I wont fight ya there, but I’ve learned the best medicine and the best way to thrive and stay disease free is by filling your body with nourishing and real food. And hey, if you want nachos or pizza sometimes— well that’s okay too. We’re all human and enjoy delicious things, I would just never go back to eating pizza 9 times a week like I did in the past. Real food = real medicine. It doesn’t matter where you start or how you do it, it’s just about taking that first step to something better! …..Anyway, I digress.
Naked Juice offered me the new Seagreens Juice to try— well to be more specific they offered me a new juice to try– without telling me the kind, but when the box came to my door and I saw it was a veggie juice packed with spirulina and dulse, I was super excited! I was excited for myself, for Marlowe, and basically for everyone. Spirulina is not for everyone– it’s super intimidating, but in fruit + veggie juice form? Well it works and it works well! Naked Juice is completely non GMO and each bottle of the Seagreens has 2 1/12 apples, 2/3 banana, 2/3 orange/ 2 3/4 strawberies, 1/5 coconut, 1/3 passionfruit, 1/3 celery stalk, with the spirulina + dulse. A great source for vitamins A + C and potassium and iodine (so hard to get in our standard american diet these days).
And to be quite honest, I didn’t even think of offering it to Marlowe. I just thought of the juice as something super convenient and easy for me to grab and go on the mornings where I didn’t have time to make bowl of oats. But one morning Marlowe turned to me and asked if she could try one of the juices and of course I said “YES!….. but let me grab my camera” hahaha.
She loved it. And now I have a way to offer Marlowe spirulina in her life. And hey, Alex loves them too (but lets be honest, he isn’t just as cute drinking green juice in the morning light). So I’m happy he has an option to grab on the days I can’t convince him to eat oatmeal for another day. And as for me? Well, there is that damn banana in the bottle (not whole, pureed of course), so I was super nervous to try it, but the taste of the apple actually covers that up the banana pretty well— basically completely, so me and the juice are good and happy too 😉