Detoxification & The Green Smoothie Challenge

Presented by:  Andrea Hauser, Homeopath @ the Total Woman Show 2014

 

Pollution Builds Up in Our Bodies

  • We are exposure to thousands of foreign toxic compounds in:
  • The Air we Breath
  • The Food We Eat
  • And the Products We Put on Our Skin
  • Insufficient Nutrition DECREASES OUR Ability to Detoxify

Effects & Signs of Toxic Overload:

  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia / General Aches and Pains
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chronic Fatigue / Low Energy
  • Weight Gain
  • Irritability and Depression
  • Sleeplessness....and much more...

The Body & Detoxification

  • Only water soluble substances can be excreted by the body
  • Toxic compounds store in fat
  • Toxic fat-soluble substances à harmless water soluble substances for excretion
  • Detoxification Requires Good Nutrition ie.Vitamins, Minerals, blanaced pH
  • Detoxification Requires Energy from Food --- ?Not fasting

Why Detox?

  • TO FEEL BETTER!
  • We want our bodies to function better
  • Improve Immune System Function
  • Improve Organ Function
  • Improve Energy Production & Cellular Function

The Green Smoothie Challenge

This is a 21 day challenge that will leave you feeling energized and detoxified?

THE Challenge

  • It’s Simple!  Drink a green smoothie
  • 1x/day for 7 days
  • 2x/day for 14 days 

Drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced diet of whole foods for your other meals and snacks

WHY take the Challenge? 

Removing all other food sources of fats, carbs and proteins and replacing them with pure, easily assimilated, nutritious raw green foods is the best, least expensive,  and simplest way to add a cleanse to your busy life!

Health Benefits

  • boost your immune system
  • increase your energy
  • lose weight
  • boost your mental performance
  • increase digestive efficiency
  • support your liver and kidney function
  • reduce food cravings for fat and sugar
  • calm down
  • help blood sugar management
  • balance body pH

Before You Start

  1. Consider your motivation
  2. Prepare yourself mentally
  3. Review your kitchen and fridge
  4. Get support from your family or housemates.
  5. Make sure your body is able to handle the effects of detoxification

Getting Started

  • The best way to approach the Green Smoothies Cleanse is to start out slowly
  • Smoothie for Breakfast for 1 week
  • Then a Smoothie for Breakfast and Lunch

Eat regular snacks and dinner.  CHEW YOUR FOOD.  DRINK LOTS OF WATER.  EAT a Healthful Dinner!!

How to Make a Delicious Green Smoothie

  • 1-2 inches of water or fruit & vegetable juice (not from concentrate)
  • Small handful of fruit
  • 1 Banana
  • BLEND
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1-4 cups Greens  + Sprouts (start slow)
  • 2-4 tbsp Vegetarian Protein

(See Older Blog Posts for More Recipes!!!!)

Tips and Tricks

  • Freeze your Fruit & Greens
  • Buy Bulk
  • Experiment, Be Creative!
  • Add Your Supplements
  • Make Bulk Amounts
  • Consistency is Key
  • Add more/less Liquid
  • Mason Jars

BASIC RECIPE FOR 2.5 Quarts – (Drink 2-2.5 cups /serving)

  • Grocery-bunch of any three or four of the following greens: ?Collard greens, dandelion greens, beet greens, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, watercress, lettuce, mustard greens, escarole, carrot tops, asparagus, alfalfa, or any other green leafy vegetable you have available.  Any combination of the above will work beautifully.
  • Two Cups fresh or frozen fruit to make it taste great:  ?Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, peaches, avocado, mango, pears, cherries—or whatever fresh soft fruit is available to you.  
  • Other additions:  Chia seeds, ground flax seeds, hemp seed hearts and very importantly all kinds of sprouts, which contain the most bio-available nutrients of all!

 

Nutritional Perks

Raw Green Smoothies are a complete food

A typical Green Smoothie has about 300 calories

High in Fiber

  • The FIBER content helps fruit sugars absorb more slowly
  • Suitable for diabetics and hypoglycemic individuals
  • Diabetic should be mindful of fruits low on the Glycemic Index

Easily Digested & Assimilated

Because they are blended….

  • Greens are easily digestible, by-passing digestive problems in the stomach and intestine
  • Nutrients are bio-available even for people with colitis
  • Cells in the greens and fruits are ruptured, making the valuable nutrients easy for the body to assimilate

Full of Protein

  • Protein triggers our gut to release more of the hormone PYY3-36 that reduces appetite and 24-hour food intake 
  • You feel fuller earlier and for longer

Healthy Blood Cells

  • A molecule of chlorophyll closely resembles a molecule of human blood
  • According to the teachings of Dr. Ann Wigmore, "consuming chlorophyll is like receiving a healthy blood transfusion" 
  • The late Dr. Jensen stated in The Healing Power of Chlorophyll that if you're anemic or tired, Green Smoothies will quickly raise your red blood cell count

Balance your pH

  • Green Smoothies are rich in alkaline minerals like calcium
  • The high-calcium greens are the fibrous ones such as dandelion, kale and collards
  • Kale has more calcium than dairy

Source of Omega 3 & AA

  • Good source of Omega-3 unsaturated fat
  • Chia has a far better ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 than do flax or hemp seeds
  • Contain all essential amino acids
  • It can be the cornerstone of a heart-friendly, earth-friendly vegan diet

MEGA Nutrition

  • Raw green smoothies are loaded with:
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Live enzymes
  • Phytonutrients
  • Amino acids
  • They are also low in calories, fat and carbohydrates

SUPERfood

  • SPROUTS are the highest known source of the phytochemical sulforaphane
  • Helps stimulate the production of cancer-killing enzymes
  • Sprouts contain 20-50 times more sulforaphane than the mature vegetables.

 

Side Effects

  • Greener Poop
  • More frequent Poop
  • Increase in your need to Chew
  • Healing crisis

Resources:  Green Smoothie Revolution and Greens for Life by Victoria Boutenko

Don't hesitate to contact Andrea if you would like her to make this presentation at your work place or for your group or organization:  ahauserhd@gmail.com