Sunday, August 10, 2008

Raw Honey Lemonade - Morning Glory!

Here is a wonderful way to begin your morning! To cleanse, clear the body of mucous and waste, to improve stomach acid and digestion. It is simple. It is refreshing. It tastes good!

1 tsp. Really Raw Honey
1 lemon - put through the juicer, as in a Champion or Jack La Lanne Juicer. Remove the outer portion of the lemon, or "peel it" then run the rest of it through the juicer.
8 ounces water
3 ice cubes

Place ingredients in Vitamix (preferred) or blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Enjoy!

Benefits of your Raw Honey Lemonade:

- Alkalinize your body.
- Improve your production of stomach acid.
- True raw honey does not promote the growth of fungus and yeasts the way other sugar and processed honey tends to.
- Really raw honey contains the bee pollen and the propolis - two highly treasured superfood supplements rich in amino acids.
- Honey contains fatty acids that stimulates peristalsis, the movement in the digestive tract.
- Lemon juice is an amazing internal cleanser and helps to mineralize your body.

Beginning your day with this drink will give you energy and boost the cleansing and assimilation cycle that your body is naturally going through at this time.

For more information on the product that I use in this recipe, go to

Product review: I have tasted almost no other honey like Really Raw Honey. After all the craze about agave in the raw food world, I am now suspecting that this sweetener is not all that it has been promoted to be. There are reports that the increased production of agave has caused unscrupulous companies to add high fructose corn syrup or process in such a way that the fructose % is increased, and this is not a positive change. So, I am tending to recommend honey more and more.

When you taste Really Raw Honey, or even smell it, you will think that you died and want to Honey Heaven! I feel like this really puts to shame the honey that I consumed most of my life. There is an incredible top layer that is beautiful to look at. It is described as "crunchy bits of honeycomb, pollen and propolis that speckle the top in hues of brown, gold and amber." Remember that bee pollen and propolis are highly nutritious superfoods. They are rich in a full array of amino. They also supply a great deal of energy, and promote longevity.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Watermelon Cleanse - Updated - FREE

Hello Lovely Raw Foodists, Cleansers, and Joyous Beings!

I will be publishing my complete E-Book soon...for now, you get this information for FREE. Here is the first part of the E-Book and contains all you need to know for your 3-Day Watermelon Cleanse! More will be avaialable soon, so check back. I will go into the incredible effects that watermelon can have on your kidneys, your liver, your colon, and even your heart!!! For now...enjoy a slice for me!

Watermelon is a powerful food. Consider first the size of watermelon! How incredible that this fruit can grow from one tiny seed! It is a wonderful representation of miracles and the abundant gifts of nature. Outside it grows strong and tough. Within the tough rind is beautiful flesh that is the perfect relief to an unbearably hot day. What beautiful representation of abundance and fertility are the plentiful black seeds that play gorgeous contrast to the pink, white and green coloring within. Just meditating on the mighty watermelon brings forth the medicine of this generous fruit. And there is so, so much more. The nutrition contained within each part of this melon will amaze you. Health benefits have been described as aiding the kidneys, bladder, stomach, colon, heart, liver, skin, and so much more. A watermelon cleanse seems almost decadent, like getting to have dessert as the main meal! There is real health improvement that awaits you in interacting with this humble but mighty fruit. Let’s begin!

Cleansing with watermelon is easy to do, delicious and extremely effective. There are several ways to do a watermelon cleanse. There are some specific watermelon cleansing recipes that you can use during your cleanse. The healing benefits of each of these will be discussed. Every part from flesh, rind and seed can be consumed with some benefit. A watermelon cleanse can be used to shed a few pounds in a short time. The extreme heat of August can be released through the cleansing power of watermelon. The body will break down the waste from proteins more efficiently in the liver. The colon is cleansed by watermelon. Watermelon can act like a blood tonic and therefore be very regenerative. Here is all you need to know to enjoy one of the most enjoyable cleanses yet.

3-Day Watermelon Cleanse


I strongly recommend that before you do your watermelon cleanse, you give yourself 3 days to “pre-cleanse”. Because watermelon is one of the most cleansing foods you could eat, it is best to prepare the body to minimize detoxification reactions. An easy way to achieve this is simply by changing your diet. By reducing foods that are toxin to your system, or put stress on your system, or create toxic by-products, you will start the cleansing process immediately. You liver and kidney will have less waste to clear out and they can do more of their housekeeping tasks. If you take in more fruits and vegetables, you will also begin to clear out the colon. For this effort, you will be rewarded! Your watermelon cleanse will be much more pleasant with fewer cleansing reactions.

Here are foods to take out of your diet for the next 3 days, before you proceed to your juicy watermelon phase.

Dairy Products Milk, eggs, butter, yogurt, cheese. Anything dairy derived including cow and goat products.
Wheat Containing Foods All products containing wheat flour like bagels, muffins, pastas and breads. Wheat is a highly hybridized grain. It is also highly overeaten! Try other grains and get fewer allergies and more nutrition.
Red Meat Chicken, turkey and fish are allowable. You will get maximum cleansing benefit from a no meat diet.
Fried Foods Very stressful to the liver!
Sugar Avoid refined sugar
Artificial Sweetener Avoid any sweetener that comes in a pastel package. Joke! No aspartame (Nutrasweet), saccharin or sucralose (Splenda).
Peanuts Peanuts are a highly allergenic legume. They also contain aflatoxin.

Before bedtime on each of the evenings before you go to sleep, consume 3-4 soaked prunes. You also may want to take 2 Capsules of Dr. Ariel’s BON VOYAGE, which can be ordered online at www.bodyblisscleanse. These act as a mild laxative. They contain Cape Aloe and Wormwood in the capsules. You can take them each night of your pre-cleanse and during your watermelon cleanse for excellent results.

Increase the fiber in your diet. You can take 1 tsp. of Dr. Ariel’s BROOM in 8 ounces of water twice per day. This is available at Eat a large salad with both lunch and dinner. Eat at least 2-3 fruits each day, particularly apples. Increasing the fiber in your diet will begin to clear your colon, and will also cleanse your liver.

You may want to do an enema or a colonic at the end of each day of your watermelon cleanse. You can order an enema kit online at our website. It is not absolutely necessary to do an enema, but you will feel better at the end of the day if you clear out the toxins that your body has been busy releasing from the cells.

If you have completed your 3-Day pre-cleanse, or decided to skip it, you are now ready to begin your cleanse.

Now you are ready to begin your watermelon cleanse!

Upon rising:
6 ounces of juiced watermelon (This will require about 3-4 cups of watermelon.)
½ lemon, juiced with the watermelon

Optional: Add grated ginger, then mix in blender. You can also juice the ginger and mix with watermelon juice.To juice the watermelon. Place watermelon in blender. Blend well. Use a cheese cloth or nut milk bag to strain the watermelon. Mix lemon juice and watermelon together.

Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into 8 ounces of water. Drink.

Watermelon smoothie.
2-3 cups chopped watermelon.
1 tsp. grated ginger.

To prepare watermelon smoothie: Place 2 cups of watermelon in blender or Vitamix. Blend for 30 seconds or until watermelon is well mixed. Drink!

3-4 cups chopped watermelon.

Enjoy slowly. Take time to chew each piece and appreciate the flavor.

Option: Add lemon or lime juice by squeezing the lemon or lime over the watermelon.



Optional: Take 3-4 ENERGIZE capsules to keep your energy strong, and blood sugar stabilized.

Watermelon Soup.

This isn’t really a “soup” per se, but something that can be mixed up and consumed as part of a watermelon fast.

4 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped.
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped or minced
1/8 tsp ground cardamom

Place 3 cups watermelon in food processor and blend until smoothie. Dice up the remaining 2 cups of watermelon into very small pieces and add to the puree. In a separate bowl, combine the lime juice, mint, ginger, and cardamom. Add this to the other mixture and stir well.

If possible, have your evening watermelon soup before the sun goes down. Drink 3-4 cups of herbal tea for the remainder of the evening.

Take a relaxing Epsom Salt Bath. Add about ½ cup Epsom salts to a nice warm bath. Try a few drops of lavendar in your bath. Absolutely heavenly!

Repeat your schedule for the next 2 days. Yum! Slowly transition back to your regular diet, taking a few days to introduce heavier foods like dairy products or meat, if you consume these.