Since so many of you signed up to do the PC14 parasite cleanse I thought I’d share what I’ve been coming up with to eat/drink during the first week.
It all started with a trip to Whole Foods and The Container Store followed by a cleaning out and organizing of the fridge. That’s one big reason I’ve been able to keep moving forward. I can get obsessive about stuff like that, and I find that I’m always making sure the fridge stays like I want it. I wonder how long the fam is gonna tolerate this. LOL!
A bit about the cleanse:
It’s 14 days, and I’m offering the coaching at no cost for the current program. The herbs we take are sooo nasty, but we do get to eat food. Foods excluded are sugar, meats, dairy, grains. Foods that parasites hate (FPH) are to be included in each meal eaten. The list includes but is not limited to papaya (especially seeds), pineapple, berries, citrus fruits (except oranges), pomegranate, coconut and any other sour fruit, raw garlic, pumpkin seeds, and lots of spices. Smoothies, soups and salads are the best way to do this, but we get creative and figure out other things to eat too.
The night before we started, last Sunday, I made some wonderful juice by tossing a whole small red cabbage, a whole small pineapple, about a one inch chunk of garlic, a whole lemon with peel into the juicer.
I really enjoyed the pineapple carrot smoothie. Sometimes I don’t write down the amounts, but this was about 2 cups of carrot and green apple juice, 1 cup fresh pineapple, a teaspoon or 2 each of chia seeds and ground turmeric. THIS. WAS. GOOD. Add Stevia if you need to because I cannot remember if I did or not.
Today was the first time I had something other than a beverage for breakfast. This frittata was pretty simple, using bell peppers, spinach, garlic and onions sautéed in olive oil.
Pour well beaten eggs into the skillet and stir into the veggies. Top with fresh avocado and optional vegan cheese (I personally didn’t care for the cheese but my daughter liked it). Cook in a 375 degree oven for about 8 minutes. Slice and serve.
Today I wanted something sweet, and I needed to add at least one more FPH to my breakfast so I came up with this Strawberry Almond smoothie. This might be my favorite smoothie yet.
So this pretty much what I’ve had this week for breakfast, some days repeating a smoothie. I’ll have to share the lunch and dinner recipes in another post. Are you doing the cleanse? If so, what are you eating? And if not, did any of these recipes get your attention? I only post the good ones, so let me know if you give them a try. Most of them are kid tested too.
Yesterday morning I came across a post on Erin Baynham’s facebook page, Scandalous Beauty. I left my house all smiles after reading the testimony of this extra fly Diva, Nicole Melton. Nicole tells her story of stepping out of the comfort zone, because, in case you didn’t know, that’s where the blessing is. We can all use some inspiration at any given time, and I’m thankful to have come across Nicole’s story for me, and for you.
I have to admit my current project (transitioning from Soul Food Therapy to Well Diva Lifestyle) is a work in progress. I knew I wanted to write a blog post on Wednesdays that had something to do with wellness. But when I read Nicole’s story, I knew then I wanted to feature a Well Diva each Wednesday. Yay! Don’t you just love it?? BTW, my definition of a Well Diva is also a work in progress. LOL! But when a woman has a story that tells how she leaned on God for her next step and came out fabulous on the other side, who can deny that she is both doing Well AND a Diva?
I think Nicole’s story excited me so much because it reminds me of my life about 12 years ago. That’s when I quit my job, packed up and moved from Atlanta to Oakland, 3 weeks later eloped, a year later had my beautiful daughter, all because I trusted Him. Have you done something so daring because you knew it was God leading you? I’d love to know about it, and I’m sure the Divas would too. Share your story below. You can read Nicole’s story here.
Oh, and Happy Well Diva Wednesday!
I recently had the honor of speaking with Minister Ginger London of Ginger London Ministries. What a great time I had chatting with her in celebration of Women’s History Month. We mainly discussed being a woman entrepreneur, and the importance of taking care of the temple. This was an awesome sister chat that I was truly blessed to have had the chance to be a part of. I think maybe I value female connections so much because I grew up as the only girl, with two brothers who would lock their door when they heard me coming. LOL! Anyway, the audio is here for your to enjoy, and share.