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I get it!

So many people have varying tastes and experiences with bananas.   Many could have a Childhood banana trauma from eating them green and unripe.
A few generations before had a wonderful supply of bananas and were always taught to eat them ripe,                                                                                                               like a cheetah with brown spots, that is the SUGAR!

 

So, I am hosting a retreat at the end of this Month and cleansing the clients  3 whole weeks before we arrive in the Outer Banks.

Check out the Retreat here!   http://@OBXSpringRetreat.com

A few clients have told me in the past and during this cleanse that they do NOT like BANANAS!

Ok, well there are ways to get around that.  I do suggest as you go along to maybe add a half a banana when you are ready to try to a smoothie here or there. Many times our taste buds are so out of whack, and we do not eat food at their ripest, it makes for strange flavors on your palette.

I do not suggest you start using nuts to thicken your smoothies. This can throw off your daily fat%, making it too high by making this a practice.

Chia Seeds, frozen fruit cubes, frozen veggie cubes, and  oatmeal are fabulous low fat thickeners to yummy smoothies.

I recommend soaking all dates, and chia seeds.

Oatmeal. The key to using oatmeal in a smoothie is to finely grind it first. Use about 1/4 cup of oatmeal powder to bulk up a smoothie.
Chia seeds. Chia seeds can act as a binding agent and thickener. Add 1 tablespoon to your blender or simply stir chia seeds into a smoothie and give it a minute to thicken.
Avocado. Avocado has a different flavor profile (and color!) than banana but it can be used to make a very creamy smoothie. However, very high in fat, so as you know a little goes a long way, just use 1-2 tablespoons! How about go a step further and make some frozen, some avocado ice cubes. Just puree ripe avocados in a food processor, or a blender, adding 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon or lime juice per avocado. I like to pack the puree into ice cube trays and freeze it that way so I can take out just what I need for a dressing or dip with a perfect  amount of fat
Frozen fruit. Frozen fruit can thicken a smoothie and provide natural sweetness. Try mango, peachor apricots, one of my favorites.

Freezing Cucumbers and Zucchini as well are fab ways to thicken a smoothie, and keeping the fat low. Did you know that Cucumbers actually become sweeter as they freeze. Just like bananas can do,Cucumbers also help soothe the gut and increase digestive function in a gentle way.Frozen cubes of zucchini have a binding effect to thicken up smoothies. Zucchini is also a fruit, higher in Vitamin C and potassium than bananas and cucumbers.                  Squares of pumpkin and butternut frozen call also add thickness and richness, added with dates or frozen berries keeps the smoothies sweet.                  Drops of vanilla in any smoothie will also liven up the sweet taste when using veggie cubes.

Heal your Liver, Heal your Metabolism

The mighty LIVER  performs over 400 functions, including filtering the blood of toxins and waste and also maintains metabolic functions.  It makes complete sense to have you liver running at optimum function if you want to heal your metabolism.

If you want to lose toxic fat and water from our body then cleanse your liver. Your liver is a huge filtering system before the toxic waste is excreted out of your digestive system.

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It takes proper nutrition and absorption for the liver to do its’ job effectively of filtering the blood. If the liver doesn’t transform toxins into safe substances to excrete out of your body, you will bind, or feel sluggish and backed up.  If this happens, then toxins can’t leave your body effectively.

They are stored in your adipose tissue. where they will stay until your liver function improves.  Many people live this way off and on and consider it normal.

Cleansing your body with a juice cleanse is a fantastic way to feel cleansed and not bloated.   A Liver that is not healthy will have sluggish/stagnant bile flow.  The liver and Pancreas work to move the bile with waste but when it gets too thick, the toxic matter can’t flow out of the body quick enough .

People can find so many symptoms of disease will eliminate in just 5 days and feel incredible from the Cleansing of the liver. A Juice Cleanse leads to a feeling of incredible energy, lightness and is a fabulous way to jump-start a cleaner diet.
A  Mothers 5 Day Juice cleanse can really help to reset you body and prepare you for a clean diet.                                                                                                                             In FIVE days of eliminating an acidic diet, of not ingesting overt fats, salt, toxicity, dairy , meat, your body will effectively purge toxins from the liver and pancreas.

Check this video on moving your LYMPH!!

Fatty Liver disease is the man root cause of many diseases such as Diabetes, Check out this video by Dr. Michael Gregor of http://NutritionFacts.org