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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11 responses to “Of Smoothies and Snow”

  1. Natalie_S Avatar
    Natalie_S

    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 Avatar
    Natalie Roth

    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 Avatar
    Trina

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚ It's fun.

  4. MadeForHisGlory Avatar
    MadeForHisGlory

    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. Anja Avatar
    Anja

    The reason for the cleanse is to clean out our Kidneys and our liver.

  6. Natalie Roth Avatar
    Natalie Roth

    Ick. Was there any particular reason this diet thing was necessary? It sure doesn't sound like much fun! ๐Ÿ™

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

  7. Olivia Joy Avatar
    Olivia Joy

    Ha, Will, you think your stomach is growling??? ๐Ÿ™‚ You have no idea!!

  8. Will Avatar
    Will

    Oh my, just juice for a few days? My stomach groans just at the thought!

  9. Jeremy Avatar
    Jeremy

    You're right about Anneke looking like Trina. She could be her double. Even their personalities are similar.

  10. rahraht Avatar
    rahraht

    Wow – you are going to post the recipe for that soup right! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I've done a few "clean-outs" over the years. This girl needs her protien though ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!

  11. Julia Marie Avatar
    Julia Marie

    Wow, a cleansing diet? I don't think I could do that:) The soup does look good though!

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