When the seasons change, it is the optimal time to detoxify your internal organs as well as your skin. A complete body detox shouldn’t cost more than a crate full of seasonal produce from the farmer’s market and eight glasses of water a day. Herbal and green teas, probiotics, and supplements can also be included. Detoxing can start and finish over the weekend or continue for five or more days.
A typical fall detoxification attempts to rid the body of excess mucus, oils, and toxins with seasonal, sour, and pungent foods. Go for fresh juices and raw fruits and vegetables for the best results. Fall foods: lemons, limes, sauerkraut, pickles, apples, grapes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, dark leafy greens, pears, pumpkins, winter squash, yams, ginger, black pepper, and apple cider vinegar.
A one day fresh, red grape juice fast can boost your immune system with the antioxidant vitamin C, promote diuretic properties, support the circulatory system, and reduce excess body fluids and bladder inflammation.
1 Tbsp oil, 2-3 plump garlic cloves sliced, 1 small onion thinly sliced, 1 bunch kale chopped, ¼ tsp turmeric, 2 Tbsp water, salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil on medium heat, add turmeric, after 30 seconds add garlic cloves and onions, sauté until about 5-7 minutes. Then add kale and sautee until it wilts to your liking. Add water if necessary and salt and pepper.
Living Apple Pie:
(1) Crust: 1 ½ cups almonds, 1/3 cup agave (more or less), ½ tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Place almonds food processor and processor until ground to a fine flour. Add the agave, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Process until ingredients begin to form into a ball. Press the crust to fit a pan. (2) Apples: 4 small apples, cored, chopped thinly; 2 Tbsp lemon juice; Mix the chopped apples and lemon juice together in a bowl. Set aside. (3) Cinnamon Sauce: 4 tablespoons agave, 1-2 TBS ground cinnamon. Whisk together the agave and cinnamon until well combined. Pour sauce over apples and combine well. Then Transfer apple filling to the crust.
Nourishing facial mask:
½ cup uncooked oatmeal, 1 cup plain yogurt; oil skin add 1 tsp lemon juice; dry skin add 2 Tb raw honey. Pulse oatmeal in food processor to chop the oats. Combine oatmeal with the other ingredients in a bowl. Apply mask to face for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Facial Exfoliant: simply apply apple cider vinegar to your face to balance.