Of Smoothies and Snow

I love waking up to ‘snowlight’ – the early morning brightness made by every ray of light reflecting thousands of times off of the ice and snow crystals covering my world.

Anneke has come to spend some time this week so I can get more sewing done. She is great with Jesse.
We are all on a cleansing diet. Anja did all this research and planned the menu – first we took these awful herbal tinctures (wormwood, tansy, cloves, black walnut)for a couple of days to rid us of parasites. Then we went off meat for a few days, just eating veggies. Next step was smoothies and soups. Now we’re down to just juice for a few days. Here is Anneke with her blueberry, peach, banana smoothie yesterday morning.


And here is the lovely cream of carrot soup we created yesterday for lunch. It was so good, I will make it again even when we’re not on a fast!
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  1. Natalie_S says

    I'd love to do a cleanse sometime, but for I've been told to stay off them for a little while just so I don't over load my body what with handling getting rid of all the toxins. Instead I do ionic cleanse foot baths twice a week. Pulls the toxins out the skin instead of going through the kidneys and colon. The last time I did a regular cleanse I couldn't move the toxins fast enough an got sick. Anyway, digression. More power to you.

    BTW, NSP has some cleansing products in /capsule/ form if you absolutely can't stick the tinctures- it's a little pricy though.

  2. Natalie Roth says

    The Vitamixes sound great! I just wish they were a little cheaper! I'll have to keep that in mind though, and get one sometime.

  3. Trina says

    my mom has a vitamix – as does my mother-in-law. They would both highly recommend them! I get by with my mother's old mixer, but look forward to the day when I can invest in a vitamix!

    It is a good idea to do a cleanse like this once a year – as a preventative, if nothing else.

    Anneke and I are basically twins separated by 12 years. :) It's fun.

  4. MadeForHisGlory says

    A great blender that I know of is called the VitaMix. It is the neatest thing…on top of smoothies…you can make homemade juice, as well as grind your own grain and knead bread in it! It is awesome! Very multi-tasking. Also, if you make soup in it….it heats it as well because of the friction created!
    Very great machine!
    Laura

  5. Natalie Roth says

    Ick. Was there any particular reason this diet thing was necessary? It sure doesn't sound like much fun! :(

    Although…do you have any recommendations of a good blender for smoothies? Ours just broke.

  6. rahraht says

    Wow – you are going to post the recipe for that soup right! :)
    I've done a few "clean-outs" over the years. This girl needs her protien though ;) Your sister looks like you must have at her age – It's fun to pick out family similarities. I have 3 nieces and 1nephew, so I find myself doing this a lot. Aunties Privilage!