So far the day has been pretty uneventful. I am tired today. Slept well till about 4am and then was up and down till 6am. My energy is low, but I had such a busy couple of days I suppose that is to be expected. And I am hungry today. I’ve been drinking a small juice or smoothie every 2 hours. Blue Print Cleanse green juices are really so delicious, I’ve been having one of those on most days and now that they are all organic, I swear I can taste the difference. When the body has less in it and gets used to not ever being full, it sensitizes and becomes very aware of what does go inside. As I drink the BPC green juice I can feel and visualize the juice cascading down into my belly and filling me up. The dense nutrients rippling out like skipping a stone into the water, sending health and vitality and love to every cell in my body.
I swear I can feel it!
I was zipping around in the city today on my bike, Thumbalina. I have had her for over a decade now and ride her like a race horse. She’s been good to me, gets me to my meetings or to SanaVita with a few minutes to spare, brings me back home to my babes at the end of the day safe and sound.
I am having my Biofeedback session with Gabriel today at SanaVita. I am really looking forward to that, modifying the drops I am taking and seeing what else my body is in need of during this transformative cleanse.
I am going to make one of my favorite smoothies later. It is Arul’s Green Machine.
Check it out:
Soak 3 tablespoons of chia seeds in coconut water for 20 minutes
Pour into blender and add more coconut water to about the 32 oz. mark
Add 3 LARGE handfuls of spinach
1 hefty dollop of coconut oil
1 tablespoon or 2 of flax meal
Add more coconut water on top to cover everything you’ve already put in
Add a couple of ice cubes and blend
2 servings should last about 2 days (no more than that though)
This smoothie is jam packed with high-energy nutrients, proteins and healthy fats. Don’t worry about healthy fats, the mind may play those old tapes that fat equals fat, but it isn’t true. When you keep your sugar intake down and eat whole healthy foods — as long as you are not over eating and you are digesting — you should not gain weight from the fats. In fact, you will most likely drop extra weight if you eat in that manner. I eat TONS of healthy fats and I can finally say with confidence (after many, many years of self image and eating disorders) I am NOT fat!!
P.S. A little trivia about chia seeds… they used to be called “the runners food” because Native Americans would take chia seeds with them on their hunting expeditions as they were very light and easy to carry, jam packed with protein and are a very high source of calcium! And yes, they are what cha cha cha chia, cha cha cha chia pets are grown from!
Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.