Day two out of five of my raw reset challenge is coming to a close. I have been experiencing some body aches/pains and a headache. I typically only get headaches when I stop consuming caffeine for any period of time so this makes sense. I had the headache last night and a little bit tonight as well. Just trying to consume lots of water to drown it out.
I enjoyed 2-3 cups of the most delicious blueberries along with 1 tbsp each of hemp and chia seeds. I also had a nice large mango.
Lola and I went on a longer 45-50 minute walk today and it was so great because it felt like a Spring day outside. It was very mild and sunny. After the walk I felt ready to be productive and I could feel the happy endorphins rushing through the veins. If I could give you only one weightloss tip or “life” tip in general it would be to get out a walk at least once every day. It really helps to boost the mood, your productivity, overcome fatigue and obviously helps with weightloss as well 🙂
Today I snacked on 2 tbsp of raw pumpkin seeds and 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds.
Lunch was a Sunwarrior Protein Shake
2 frozen bananas
2 scoops of the Mocha meal replacement protein powder
unsweetened almond milk
Raw date ball with a chai tea and almond milk
These really pack a punch! I take one out of the freezer and allow to thaw just for a little bit before I eat it. They go really well with a warm drink.
Dinner today was an extra large salad
Lots of broccoli slaw
Pico De Gallo
Thai peanut dressing
Ended the night with a movie via Disney Plus (Home alone) and a blood glucose check at 6.1 – still very happy with this (2 hours after the date ball, tea and XL salad) It might have been a bit higher than last night due to the date ball 🙂 My aim is usually to stay between 4.5-7.5. I don’t typically share my values but I will so that you can see that my levels have not increased on a high fruit/carb diet.
I meant to post this last night but fell asleep! So good morning if you are reading this 🙂
Have I got a treat for you today. Do I say that almost every day!? Well it’s true today 😉
This morning I had to run to the grocery store to pick up garbage tags and the beautiful ripe and ready red mangos caught my eye. I purchased two and knew exactly what I was going to do with them!
Medical Medium “Life Changing Foods” book has a beautiful dairy free mango lassi recipe that I have been wanting to try out. Today was that day!
Ingredients used: Mangos, Banana, coconut milk, mint leaves
Smooth, creamy, sweet and delicious. Another 10 out of 10! I will be adding this to my routine.
Now let’s take a look at each individual ingredient and the benefits.
Mango: According to Anthony Williams (Medical Medium) “Mangos are one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits in the world and are often referred to as “The King of the Fruits”. Mangos are an amazing source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangos are a powerful anti-cancer food and are specifically known to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate, blood, and oral cancers.
They are also highly beneficial in the prevention of strokes, heart disease, arthritis, cognitive disorders, respiratory diseases, and kidney disease. Mangos can help to alkalinize the whole body by helping to flush out toxic acids and rebuild the alkali reserves in the body. Mangos are packed with enzymes and are a prebiotic food, meaning they contain compounds that stimulate and feed the good bacteria in the intestines which greatly aids in digestion and assimilation.
Mangoes contain a significant amount of pyridoxine (B-6) which is vital for the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Pyridoxine is also essential in maintaining hormonal balance and proper immune function as well as for helping the body break down sugars, fats and proteins. Mangos are thought to help prevent insomnia and provide for a better nights sleep. In some countries mangos are eaten right before bed as a natural sleep aid.
Mangos are known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol due to its significant fiber, pectin, and vitamin C content. Mangos are also excellent for promoting good eyesight and helping to prevent night blindness and dry eyes. They are also wonderful for skin health and can be used both internally and externally to help clear clogged pores, eliminate pimples, and add a natural glow to the skin. Mangos are one of the worlds most versatile fruits and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. “
Banana: One of the most nutritional and healing fruits readily available today. They are 76 percent water and full of vitamin C, B6, potassium, copper and manganese. They are a great electrolyte food and good for busy people on the run. They are anti viral and anti fungal . They are a great food choice for those suffering from chronic illness. They are a great food for lowering blood pressure. According to the medical medium ” Bananas should be ripe when eaten which means the peel should be lightly speckled and the fruit has a sweet, creamy taste. Unripe bananas can cause constipation and other adverse reactions”
Coconut milk: Coconut milk is delicious and a great alterative to cows milk. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol.
Mint: Mint leaves are rich in nutrients, may improve irritable bowel syndrome, may help relieve indigestion, may decrease breast feeding pain and may help to mask bad breath!
What a wonderful way to start the day.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend. And Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family!
Seeing as how I was on the road and travelling over the weekend, I chose some of the simplest yet most effect recipes to try and taste.
For Day 5 of the October Medical Medium Recipe Challenge I chose Lime water. A tasty yet effect way to cleanse the system each and every morning!
Medical medium writes that “limes travel well, When you’re on the road, you an always throw a few limes into your bag so that you can make this hydrating drink anytime!” – this is what I was thinking! You can find this one in the Liver Rescue Book.
Ingredients used: Water and Limes
Limes: Limes remove toxins from the body and are incredibly hydrating. They are the perfect base for salad dressings and bring flavour to just about any recipe you could imagine! I personally love them especially in pico de gallo.
I’m not sure if it makes sense that I have been in the mood for smoothies being so cold outside but oh well!
For day 3 of the Medical Medium Recipe Challenge I enjoyed a smoothie that I have drank liberally in the past few months – especially when I was doing the Liver cleanse! Yep…the popular Liver Rescue Smoothie. Medical Medium provides a few different varieties for how to make this one and I usually stick to the same ingredients – bananas, wild blueberries, pitaya powder (or the actual fruit) and water. Easy eh??
This recipe is from the Liver Rescue Book.
This is another simple, filling recipe that does not spike my blood sugar.
This is another solid 10 out of 10 for taste!
Ingredients used: Frozen wild blueberries, 2 frozen bananas, pink pitaya – I use the powder but you can use the real fruit and enough water to get things moving.
Wild blueberries: A true powerhouse full of antioxidants and healing properties. A powerful prebiotic, amazing brain food and liver restorer.
Bananas: One of the most nutritional and healing fruits readily available today. They are 76 percent water and full of vitamin C, B6, potassium, copper and manganese. They are a great electrolyte food and good for busy people on the run. They are anti viral and anti fungal . They are a great food choice for those suffering from chronic illness. They are a great food for lowering blood pressure. According to the medical medium ” Bananas should be ripe when eaten which means the peel should be lightly speckled and the fruit has a sweet, creamy taste. Unripe bananas can cause constipation and other adverse reactions”
Dragon fruit (pitaya): Can rejuvinate the liver. According to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium ” “The red pigment in the red-fleshed variety of pitaya is a rejuvenator for your liver, bringing cells back to life.”
The Liver Rescue Smoothie will continue to be a big part of my routine in the months to come!
I am going away from Friday-Monday….I might have limited internet access so posts for those days might have to be put up on Monday 🙂 Stay tuned!