HEALTH TIPS to get your body SPRING ready!

HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!

We are excited for all the fun workshops and classes we have planned to keep you nourished, educated and inspired on your path of clean living! I wanted to tell you 3 easy tips you can start implementing tomorrow, to start to prime your liver for cleansing out the winter heaviness, and come into a lighter season! Spring is one of the most important times to cleanse your system.  We spring clean our yards, closets, cars and so much more! We want to shed the garbage that does not serve us anymore.  It is important that we also spring clean our bodies and minds – letting go of any heavy, toxic energy that does not serve our health and move into a lighter, more energized season of renewal.  In the coming months with the season of spring, lets shift our energy into getting rid of what does not serve our highest self, and move into healthier practices that will allow us to feel more balanced internally and externally!

3 TIPS TO START TO CLEANSE YOUR SYSTEM FOR SPRING:

TIP 1 drink TONS OF LIQUID –  water, herbal teas, green juices, and specifically start your day with lemon and water to cleanse the liver, alkalinize the system, and give your body a good morning cleanse. 

TIP 2 increase your fibre to remove and eliminate toxins through your bowel movements.  We should be having 1 – 3 healthy bowel movements daily – formed, long and thick (sorry if TMI!).  Adding 1 tbsp. of chia seed to your diet daily is a great way to make your bowel movements healthier and allow you to eliminate more waste from the body.  Add it to oatmeal, smoothies, or even a salad!

TIP 3 Eat more DANDELION.  Dandelion is a bitter herb best known for its ability to cleanse and restore the liver (our primary detox organ). Dandelion greens are packed with vitamins and minerals and are about 14% protein, which is MORE protein per serving than broccoli and spinach. Dandelion greens are especially beneficial for the liver and aid in flushing out toxins and remineralizing the body.  It is no coincidence that dandelion blooms in the spring – the month of renewal, and the time we need to give our liver a boost after a long, cold, winter – and 2018 was particularly hard!!!  See below for a great recipe by Carolyn Tanner Cohen of Delicious Dish for DANDELION PESTO.

 

RECIPE BY  DELICIOUS DISH: DANDELION PESTO – A great way to get your dose of liver cleansing dandelion this spring!

CLEAN DANDELION NO-CHEESE PESTO

INGREDIENTS

3 cloves garlic

⅔ cup of extra virgin olive oil

4 packed cups dandelion leaves

¼  packed cup fresh basil, leaves only

⅓  cup coated pine nuts or hazelnuts, optional

1 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. pr so of honey

¾ tsp. sea salt

DIRECTIONS:

1.     In a high speed blender or food processor, mince the garlic. Add all other ingredients and process until smooth.  Taste, and add salt if necessary.

2.     Divide the recipe into two or three portions depending on how much you need at a time; store in airtight container or jar in the refrigerator or freezer.

Makes about 1½ cups

We are doing a great SPRING HEALTH workshop and cooking class on April 12ththat will dive deeper into these concepts – how to best cleanse your system and your liver this Spring – in order to ensure better health, vitality and energy! You may also improve your skin, digestion and mood!

If you have any questions, please drop me a note at [email protected] or visit www.jodilarrynd.com

To learn more about Carolyn and Delicious Dish, please visit www.deliciousdish.ca

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