Welcome to a simple lifestyle emphasizing a diet of whole raw plant foods and natural living.The principles of natural living and raw foods address the cause of disease and health! My name is Janis Hopper, and I blog about natural health, natural hygiene, raw foods and Nature Cure.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lemon Ginger Blast
Today I woke up feeling a little sick with a headache and general sick feeling. My body felt like it wanted to start fasting, so I decided to go super clean today with fresh fruits and herbs. I plan to stick with this until I get my weight down some.
First order of the day was to go to Walmart for groceries. I spent $52.00 for two watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew, organic broccoli, 2 bunches cilantro, kale, organic romaine, six avocados, two packages organic celery, a bag of organic lemons, a bag of organic limes, two organic cucumbers, two organic bell peppers, and some ginger root.
There is a new business near Hot Springs Village called Country Market. This business is so good for our community. I hope they will garner lots of support. They sell fresh produce, much of it organic. There is a garden next to the store where they grow some of the produce they sell. I bought some peaches that had been picked this morning, and I bought two organic heirloom tomatoes. Total...$9.04. As soon as I got home, Travis and I each ate one of the peaches and they were so good.
The Country Market
The garden beside The Country Market.
Lunch today was watermelon and a green smoothie made with kale, mint, bananas, grapes, strawberries, and apples.
We are working on getting everything ready for the garage sale on Friday and Saturday.
Dinner was Heirloom Tomato; Avocado; and Lemon Ginger Blast. The Lemon Ginger Blast was so clean tasting and good. I found the recipe from Dan McDonald and Lou Corona. Here is the recipe for the version I made today.
Lemon Ginger Blast
Process all ingredients through the juicer....1/3 bag of kale, 1 bunch of cilantro, parsley, chives, and mint from the garden, 1/2 large bell pepper, 1 large banana pepper, several stalks of celery, 1 whole organic lemon, a piece of ginger, a zucchini, a cucumber, broccoli, two apples.
Tonight I had a cup of Organo Gold coffee and celery and carrot sticks at the house of a friend.
When I began working with Dr. John Fielder to turn my health problems around, one of the principles he gave me was, "If need be, come to the farm." He was referring to his Clohesy River Health Farm at Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. Clohesy River Health Farm. I was committed to following all the principles, so I prepared myself to go to the farm if necessary. My boss was put on notice that I might have to take off from work for a few weeks. But I was lucky. My family was supportive to all the natural things I began to do. They put no pressure on me to follow the medical route; therefore, I was able to get healthy at home.
Often, our friends and relatives are our worst enemies when it comes to following the way of Natural Hygiene. They are full of fear, and so inspire fear in us. In cases like that, going to the farm would be advantageous. It is a way to get away from the doubters and experience the natural lifestyle without distraction. It is also an ideal place to fast and to rest.