After letting us know why we should cleanse, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine Angela Warburton shared these three recipes to help us recharge.
Natural Body Butter1 Cup Organic, cold pressed Coconut Oil
1 tsp of oil Avocado / Olive / Almond
Warm Smoothie1 Ripe Pear
1/2 tsp Ginger, dried or fresh
½ - 1tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Organic apple cider, heated
½ cup Organic blueberries, (put in with apple cider while it's warming if they're frozen)
1 tbsp Chia Seeds, (boil water and pour 3/4 cup of boiling water over chia seeds and let sit)
Two stalks Kale, stems removed
Vegetable Soup2 tbsp Camilina oil, (can also use organic ghee or olive oil)
1 medium Onion, diced into small pieces
1 Clove Garlic, minced into small pieces
2 inch Fresh Ginger, minced
2 stalks Celery stalks, chopped
2 medium sized Carrots, Chopped into small pieces
1medium sized Sweet Potato, Cut into 1" cubes
1 tbsp Dried Seaweed
3 stalks Organic Chard or a Spinach Bunch, Chopped
1 can Organic Beans
6 cups Stock (bone broth, chicken, beef or vegetable stock)
To taste Salt and Pepper
1/4 tsp Celery Seed
Pinch Savory or Marjoram
1 Bay Leaf
1 tsp spices Thyme, tarragon, bay leaf, turmeric, paprika , Choose your spices according to taste
Natural Body Butter
What you put on your is as important as what you eat. here's a great natural body butter that you can use to keep your skin hydrated this winter.
Put in mixer or use a hand held blender (don't use a blender as it will melt the coconut oil and it won't have the same consistency). You can also add in some essential oils to add a different scent. If using a hand blender, put all ingredients in jar to be stored in and then blend right in there to avoid having to transfer out. Store in a glass jar.
Warm Ginger Pear Smoothie
A warm smoothie? That's right! Nothing like some ginger and warm organic apple cider to help your body flush out those toxins.
Put all ingredients in blender after warmed. Blend and enjoy.
Try this warm, hearty soup filled with goodness for breakfast. The vegetables help kick start your digestion and give you the adequate protein and nutrients to stabilize blood sugar for the start of the day.
- Heat oil in pan.
- Add the onions, garlic and ginger and sautee over low heat until soft.
- Add carrots, and celery and spices of your choice. Sautee until slightly soft.
- Add broth and bring to boil. Add the yam and seaweed. Reduce to simmer.
- Let simmer for 20 minutes then add the beans. Simmer for an additional 40 minutes adding the chard/spinach in at the very end.
- You can cook a big pot on the weekend and then just heat it up one bowl at a time for breakfast during the week.
Note: The seaweed adds a natural salty taste so best to wait until the end of cooking to add any additional salt.