Our minds and bodies are in a constant state of transformation. We aren’t (or we shouldn’t be) the same as we were yesterday or last week. We are constantly growing in newness of life. Whether we take on a life challenge or we’re cleansing our bodies, our minds, and our life, we change a little bit each day. These next seven days are all focused on my Alkaline Food Plan
Today is Day 8 of my 50 cleanse. I’ve found that I needed to change a couple of things about these next seven days because well, I really don’t like the taste of grass.
Plus, I added a cup of lemon water (juice of 1/2 lemon) with 1 Tablespoon of raw, organic unrefined coconut oil to my morning regime to help with a smoother move in the morning.
6th – 12th day: Add two alkaline veggie juices to your day along with all the electrolyte water or Sole Water you want a day. Notice you are having veggie only juices. The only fruit that’s helpful at this point is lemons and limes. You can also heat up some water with the juice of one lemon in it first thing in the morning. This will also help when not fasting as it will alkalize your system.
The fruit I added to my juices are apple, to cut down on the sugar I only use the apple peels and the juices taste amazing. My favorite is carrot, kale, and apple peel. I also decided to add a scoop of organic plant-based protein (absolutely NO SOY or GRAINS!) Sunwarrior makes the Warrior Blend that has all the essential amino acids in it. The vanilla flavor goes well with the veggies.
In researching alkaline veggies and fruits for this post, I ran across several websites talking about the importance of eating an alkaline diet. But it was interesting to note just what they considered to be alkaline and what they did not. Sometimes I think this is to confuse us about alkalinity and what we should and should not be eating. For instance, one website listed oranges as non-acid building, but for me, they create a lot of painful acids and another website I looked at said to stay away from oranges because they are acid building. The same is true for tomatoes. Tomatoes are an acid veggie, which is why when I worked in the restaurant industry all cooked tomato sauces had a bit of baking soda added to them to cut down on the acid. With some trial and error, I’ve come up with a list of alkaline veggies and fruits to I am going to focus on for the rest of the cleanse.
Enjoying good health can only come from the work we do to have good health. This alkaline food plan will help everyone just as this 50-day cleanse will. Just like when we take a car in for an oil change, the mechanics don’t put good, fresh oil on top on what’s already there. No, they drain the old oil from the car. This is what this cleanse is all about. It’s helping us clean out so the good, vibrantly fresh organic raw foods can nourish us.
Please join me and others who have joined in to make their lives healthier.