Steam Vegetable, Whole Grain, Herbal Tea - Detox Fast
Plan about five days to a week before the fast starts to
lighten up your normal diet. This will help your body to gradually start
cleansing, make the fast more effective and less of a shock on your body. For
me this will consist of vegan and gluten-free meals and no more wine or coffee
for the next few weeks. Ahh, I feel my body thanking me already.
The Fast: Three Day Jump-start Health Fast
Breakfast – Oatmeal
infused with Astragalus + one seasonal fruit on top
Lunch – Brown Rice or
Millet with in season organic steamed veggie
Fresh Detox Herbal
Dinner: Mung Bean
Soup with Seaweed
Morning Elixir –
Are you sluggish and have a foggy mind first thing in the morning? That is a
sign that your liver is overburdened and has not completed it’ job of blood
purification through the night. A person with a healthy liver should wake up
fresh, with good energy and a clear mind. A morning elixir is a hydrating
beverage that helps bring your energy up and out. Flower teas are the most
cleansing so choose a tea of chamomile, red clover blossoms or orange blossoms.
Drink warm or at room temperature. Flower teas should not be simmered more than
1 minute as they are tender and will lose their healing benefits.
Breakfast: I like
steel cut oats the best. They have a fantastic chewy, nutty quality about them.
Oats restore the nervous system. They strengthen the digestive system and build
Qi. They remove cholesterol and are beneficial to the heart. Steel cut oats
need to be cooked for ½ hour. Add one sticks of astragalus root or 2 tsp of
astragalus power. Astragalus is one of my favorite herbs. It is know as a
“superior herb” in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a tonic herb that
stimulates the immune system, builds Qi and gives you uplifting positive
energy. Adding it to your oatmeal is a great way to start your day! Top your
oats with one seasonal fruit of your choice.
Fresh Herbal Detox
Tea: Make homemade tea of one bunch fresh dandelion greens and one bunch of
fresh organic beet greens in large pot of water. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. Drink
throughout the day. Dandelion and beet greens are great blood purifiers. This
tea will make your skin glow! Both herbs help regenerate healthy liver cells.
Lunch: Chose ½ cup
brown rice or millet with fresh steamed vegetables of your choice. Add a pinch
of sea salt for taste. Brown rice is soothing to the stomach, increases qi
energy, expels toxins and is concentrated in B vitamins benefiting the nervous
system. Millet is the most alkalizing grain. It is high in protein and sweetens
the breath by neutralizing acidity in the mouth.
Dinner: A simple
mung bean soup with seaweed. Mung beans and brown rice are a classic yogi diet
known as “the food of the gods.” Mung beans are the easiest bean to digest and
detox the body and benefit the liver and heart. They produce yin fluids to
moisten, cleanse and regenerate the body. Mung bean soup treats skin breakouts,
cools summer heat, thirst, and restlessness. Make 2 cups of mung beans and 10
cups of water. Add one piece of kombu seaweed. Cook for 45 minutes. Add a pinch
of salt to taste. Pot of soup should last for the three dinners of your detox
Enjoy and remember that these are all therapeutic, healing
and detoxifying foods.