energiseforlife.comAlkaline Detox & Cleansing Recipes Recipes to Help You Cleanse & Detox Your Body Your Dream Health, Energy & Vitality
The Alkaline CleanseWhat is an Alkaline CleansePut most simply, an alkaline cleanse involves consuming raw, fresh, alkaline soups, juicesand smoothies for a period of between 3 and 10 days (and beyond for some!).The sole aim of an alkaline cleanse is to flood the body with an abundance of easily ab-sorbed and assimilated alkalising nutrients so that the body can detoxify, cleanse and re-build itself.In simple terms, you give your body all the good stuff it needs, and none of the bad stuffthat harms it, in a way that it is as easy as possible for your body to digest and use (i.e. as aliquid).This might sound like you are starving yourself, but in reality the opposite is true. You con-sume a LOT of nutrients, a LOT of calories and a LOT of food! You don’t go hungry. If you feelhungry, you have some more.What Else? Surely there is something else?True, you also consume a lot of water during the cleanse. Good quality, clean, pure water. Ialso like to have herbal teas, ginger tea especially, alongside warm lemon water.
What Should We Avoid?Everything else! If you are consuming only fresh, raw, cleansing, alkaline soups, juices and smoothiedon’t really need to know a full and exhaustive list of things you will be avoiding! But if you are newing there could be some gray areas for you, so here is a selection in no particular order.Foods To Avoid While Cleansing (and when alkalising in general!)SugarSaturated fatsTrans fatsCrispsChocolateFizzy drinksBreadWhite pastas, rice, noodles etcSimple carbsHigh sugar fruit (all fruit except lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocado, tomato)AlcoholTobaccoDairyMeatRefined foodsFrozen foodsCondimentsYeastsFermented foodsEggsMushroomsCaffeineCornAnything microwaved
Exercise on the Alkaline CleanseWhile cleansing it is a great idea to keep active, but try to make sure it is aerobic and notanaerobic (resistance) training. It is not a good idea to over-exert yourself. Walking, light jog-ging or even better rebounding is excellent.Exercising aerobically helps to flush your body of toxins through your sweat, breath andlymph (rebounding is especially good for pumping your lymph around your body!).Anything too strenuous such as resistance training can cause dizziness and weakness, andsome anaerobic exercise, while good for you, can lead to the temporary production of acids,which is exactly what you are trying to avoid during the cleanse.Remember – our aim is to make it as easy as possible for the body to heal itself.Stick to exercise that, intuitively, you know will help with this!If you have any questions you can contact me on email@example.comHappy cleansing!Energise Ross
Energise Alkaline Green DrinkThe core green-drink and our most popular recipe! Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 2 sticks of celery 1 cucumber ( medium to large) 2 large handfuls of spinach leaves 1 large handful of lettuce ( any- dark green preferably) Optional: Lemon/Lime - freshly squeezed Green powder pH drops Kale Parsley Any other greens (just nothing onion or garlic-based!)Instructions:1 Thoroughly wash all of the ingredients and slice thinly enough to pass through the juicer. I recommend that you cut the celery into quite small pieces as the stringy fibres can get caught up in the juicer, especially if you are using a masticating juicer.2 Once all of the ingredients have been juiced, add the green powder and pH drops and stir thoroughly. If you find the taste too ‘vegetable-y’ you can squeeze in fresh lemon or lime. This makes it both more alkaline and tasty! Note: This is a highly alkaline green drink. I personally drink this more than any other juice or smoothie. It is fresh, nutritious and keeps me buzzing for hours!
Ultimate Alkaline Liver Cleanse JuiceThe Easiest, most cleansing juice for the liver - and it is just so refreshing. Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 5 Minutes Ingredients: 2 large grapefruits 4 lemons 300ml of water (preferably filtered) 2 tablespoons of Udo’s Choice (or cold pressed flax oil) 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic 2 inches of fresh root ginger Optional: A clash of cayenne pepper!Instructions:1 Squeeze the juice of the grapefruit and lemon into a blender by hand.2 Next, grate the garlic and the ginger, and then using a garlic press, squeeze this into the juice.3 Now add the water, Udo’s Choice and blend for 30 seconds.4 Add more ginger/garlic to taste and enjoy cold!
Alkaline Avocado Power Shake!Filling, nutritious, alkaline and satisfying - keeps you on top of your game for hours! Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1 cucumber 2 tomatoes 1 avocado 1 handful spinach leaves 1 lime ½ red pepper ½ teaspoon vegetable stock 1 scoop Mega Greens (optional) 1 scoop Super Soy Sprouts (optional) 1 tablespoon Udo’s Choice (optional)Instructions:1 Wash all of the ingredients thoroughly and then chop the cucumber, tomato, pepper and avocado roughly.2 Dissolve the vegetable stock in a small amount (50ml) of warm water.3 Place the avocado and stock in the blender and mix into a paste.4 Next, add the high water content ingredients (cucumber, tomato etc) into a blender and blend until they are becoming more liquid.5 Finally add the spinach, lime and supplements and blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Serve in a tall glass.
Alkalising Raw SoupHigh in good fats and also cucumber which is well known for its cleansing properties Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 avocado 2 onions 1/2 red or green pepper 1 cucumber 2 handfuls of spinach 1/2 clove of garlic Bragg Liquid Aminos to taste 100ml of light vegetable Bouillon (yeast free) Juice of 1 lemon or lime Optional: coriander, parsley, cumin.Instructions:1 Blend the avocado and stock to form a light paste, then add the other ingredients and blend. Simple as that!
Alkalising Cucumber & Watercress SoupFast, filling and highly alkaline raw soup Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1/2 bunch of spring onions, chopped 1 large cucumber, deseeded and chopped 2 bunches of watercress (or as much as you like, to taste, keep adding more and more if you like!) 1¾ pint water yeast free vegetable stock (cooled) (Himalayan) Salt and freshly ground black pepperInstructions:1 Chop, slice and dice all of the ingredients and place in a blender.2 Make the stock by putting a small amount of hot water onto the stock cube or bouillon and once melted, top up with cold water.3 Add this to the blender too and then blend it all up! Serve chilled with an ice cube per bowl.
What happens next?Over the next few weeks and months youcan expect to receive LOADS of extra, awe-some FREE stuff from me & Energise!> more FREE recipes> more FREE alkaline diet & cleanse guide> more FREE video tutorialsPLUS you can contact me any time on Facebook (www.facebook.com/energiseforlife) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with anyquestions or comments - I’d LOVE to hear from you!Energise Ross