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Delicious Detox Drinks, Snacks and Meals

If you’re thinking about doing 1, 2 or all 3 weeks of the Delicious Detox, then chances are that want to know more about what kind of food you’ll be noshing on in your daily meal packages.

Well, be warned, there’s enough scrumlicious nosh below to make you wish you were detoxing every day!
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THE LIQUID INGREDIENTS BREAKDOWN
Here is a comprehensive ingredients list for the Smoothies and Juices you’ll be drinking first thing every day during the Delicious Detox:
GREEN JUICE INGREDIENTS:
Always one or more of these…
Spinach
Kale
Oriental greens like Bok choy, Pak choi, Tatsoi.
Lettuce
Cabbage
 
With one or more of these…
Celery
Fennel
Courgette
Green Pepper
Cucumber
Broccoli
Ginger root
Carrots
Chilli (Optional)
Granny Smith Apple (Optional – please let me know if you’d prefer juice without apple in which case we will substitute with sweet potato or carrot).
Mint
Parsley
Cilantro
Lemon
Lime

GREEN SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS:
Always one or more of these…
Spinach
Kale

Avocado

With one or more of these…
Beets
Cucumber
Ginger root
Pear
Raspberries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Mango
Pineapple
Grapes
Orange
Kiwi
Banana
Green Apple
Mint
Coconut Water
Coconut flakes
Almond Butter
Hemp Seeds
Chia Seeds
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A FEW MORE EXAMPLES OF DETOX MEALS AND SNACKS 

Here are a few more examples of Snacks and Meals you’ll be munching on during the Delicious Detox.SNACKS
Warrior bars
Coconut trail mix
Coconut Granola
Berries and almonds
Kale chips
Green Apple and Nut Butter
Beetroot Hummus and Crudite
Spicy Nuts n Seeds

Dehydrated Veggie and seed crackers + spreads or dips

LUNCH

A full portion or a selection of these…
Zoodle (Zucchini noodle) Marinara
Cashew Kung Pao
Quinoa Salad
Sweet n Crunchy Salad
Tomatoes and Basil (Caprese) with Macadamia Nut cheese
Onion “bread” + creamy nut cheese, raw sundries tom sauce and veggie toppings.
Luxury Coleslaw with made cashew mayo.
Breyani (Caulirice with Indian flavours).

Greek Salad with macadamia feta drops.

DINNERS

Nut n Veg Loaf with tahini gravy and side salad
Comfort Soup  (Cauliflower, sweet potatoe, leek)
Spiced Lentil and Spinach Soup
Cream of Celeriac Soup
Beetroot soup and cashew cream
Roasted Veggie Medley
Tamaatar Chia Kadhi with Caulirice
Thai red curry and corn “fritters”.
Sprout Curry
Raw Nut cheese n veg “lasagne”
Veggie Pasta (made with Butternut noodles)

Chili con veggie + quinoa

What is strictly off the Delicious Detox Party List…
Dairy
Meat
Sugar
Gluten-products
All Processed Foods

What we will be using in moderation or not at all….
Peanuts
White potatoes
Banana – minimal
Dried Fruit – minimal
Raw Knysna Honey and Maple Syrup  – minimal

What we will be using in abundance!
Fresh herbs
Garlic
Lemon
Ginger

NB – Don’t be a hater!
Fruits are your Cleanse friends!
Sweet Potatoes are your perfect pals!
Beets are your Detox Besties!

All the major food intolerances have been taken care of here, and chances are that you are ready to rock the Delicious Detox.

But if one of these ingredients has you breaking out in a cold sweat – then please let us know, and on the days that that ingredient appears we’ll swap the meal out for an alternative.

If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to ask.

Helen

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Disclaimer:
Please remember your health is your own responsibility. Nothing contained in this Delicious Detox programme is to be construed as medical advice. This information is not meant to replace the guidance offered by your health practitioner. 
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The 3 Week Delicious Detox

Monday 7th March – Friday 25th March (Good Friday).
 
THE DELICIOUS DETOX IS FINALLY HERE!

Yes, it’s happening and it’s starting on Monday 7th March!!!  So don’t dilly dally … sign up chop chop and commit to 1, 2 or 3 weeks of a Reviving, Refreshing and Ridiculously Yummy Cleanse that’ll boost your energy levels, clean out toxins, and reinvigorate you for the months to come!

For just R1,185 per week (R237 per day – five days a week), we’ll make all of your cleansing juices, smoothies, snacks and meals for you. All you need to do is collect, enjoy, and watch the transformation 🙂

There are only 12 spots available on the Delicious Detox!
 So, contact us straight away to book your spot.
You can email us (helen@nakedliving.co.za), or Whatsapp us (082 333 0272), Facebook message us, or send a pigeon to 28 Fitchat Street (ChiroLIFE).
Naked Nosh is providing the yummy food and juices, and Lyn Cowie of Veg Revival is standing by for all of your Detox questions. Lyn is a trained home chef and Plant-Powered Lifestyle specialist who is a passionate promoter of fresh family-friendly recipes. Take a look at her gorgeous website, http://VegRevival.com!
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Sign up for The Delicious Detox
before Friday 4th March and get a
FREE Wheatgrass Shot or Pure Pomegranate shot

delivered daily with your Delicious Detox Meal Package!!

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This is a “fail proof” Detox.  Why? 
Because we’ll make all your meals. All you need to do is collect them and enjoy!!
The number one reason people fail to complete a Detox programme is NOT lack of will power or good intentions.  It’s because they simply don’t have time to do all the necessary meal planning and finnickity preparation to ensure their success when hunger strikes. Who’s got time to sprout wheatgrass, soak almonds, dehydrate buckwheat – and have it all ready to go before the day begins?!
Well, we do. 🙂
And we’re here to help you take part in a delicious, no-fail detox, while still going about your day to day life!

How long does the Delicious Detox last? 

The Detox will take place over the course of three weeks – starting Monday 7th March and finishing on Good Friday (25th March).

Where do I collect my daily Delicious Detox Meal Packages?
Meal packages can be collected Monday to Friday at one of the following two places:
08h00 – 16h30 @ Naked Nosh (28 Fitchat Street, Knysna Central).
09h30 – 17h00 @ Rawganic Shop (The Boatshed, Thesen Islands).

Do you deliver?
If we can, we will.  

What about the weekend?
We don’t do weekend meals packs, but …. we’ll provide you with a large dollop of recipes and inspiration to keep you cleansing over the weekends.  Or….you can order a few additional juices, snacks and meals for collection on Friday afternoon to hold you over until Monday.
 
How much does it cost?

R1,185 per week (R237 per day) for meal package collections from Monday – Friday.

What does a Delicious Detox Meal Package include?
1 Cleansing drink: A Green Juice or Green Smoothie.
1 Morning snack
1 Lunch: A power-packed salad or raw vegan meal.
1 Afternoon snack
1 Dinner: A hearty soup or veggie meal for heating at home.
1 Herbal tea serving (with instructions for ideal water temperature and steeping time).

An example of a day’s meal package:
Drink: Green “Brain fuel” Smoothie.
Morning Snack: Red berry salad with mint and cashew cream.
Lunch: Nut n Veg loaf with tahini gravy and fresh side salad.
Afternoon Snack: Cauliflower popcorn.
Dinner:  Spiced Lentil Soup served with dehydrated herb and seed crackers.
Herbal Tea:  Dandelion root tea.

Would you like to know more about the Drinks, Meals and Snacks we’re planning for the Delicious Detox?  Well then….click here and be prepared to drool!
Optional Delicious Detox Extras
> Liquid health Shooter: 
 (FREE daily!! if you sign up before Friday 4th March).
Pure pomegranate juice (high in anti-oxidants), or Wheatgrass or Barley greens (detoxifying power-houses). 
> Additional Freshly Frozen Juices.
Order a few extra juices to be kept frozen and defrost them when if feel a hunger pang hit!
> Additional meals and snacks
> Additional Herbal Teas
 


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Yes, you sure can. But to reap the full benefits of a structured cleanse that has been designed specifically to take your body through 3 stages of cleansing, we’d recommend doing the whole thing, or doing no less than 1 week, starting on a Monday and ending on a Friday.
Can I just do the juices and snacks (or any other personalised variation of the package)?
Let us know what you would like and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

 

Can you accommodate special requests and food preferences? 
We’d prefer you stuck to the meals we’ve planned without any changes or substitutions, but let us know if you have a special request and if we can accommodate it we certainly will.

Is it a Vegan Detox?
Yes.  This detox cuts out all highly acidic and inflammatory foods such as sugar, meat and dairy. So by its nature it is a very vegan detox.

But I can’t live without meat and dairy!
Trust us – there will be no shortage of plant-powered protein in your Delicious Detox meals. But feel free to add a little free range meat or organic dairy products to your Delicious Detox meals if you feel that you can’t live without them.  We’d rather that you join the Delicious Detox in a way that is sustainable for you, than not take part at all. You will still receive many of the benefits. That being said, it’s well worth trying to live without your carnivorous fix for a few weeks – at the very least to discover if your body enjoys the change or not.

NOTE: This same advice does NOT apply for processed meats and sugar and/ or refined or processed carbs!! Processed meats and refined carbohydrates are strictly off the Detox party list!!!

Is the food Organic? 

We cannot currently create an entirely organic meal plan, (well, without you having to take out a  second mortgage at any rate). Hopefully in the not-too-distant future we’ll be able to offer a 100% organic cleanse. In the mean time put your mind at rest and know that the food is 70% – 90% organic and getting more and more organic by the day.


Do you have more Questions?
We’ve given you the basics here – but if you have more questions then please feel free to email the Naked Nosher in chief (Helen Bennett) or Plant-Powered Lifestyle specialist (Lyn Cowie) and we’ll get back to you asap 🙂

For questions regarding food preparation or special requests please email:
Helen Bennett (Naked Nosh) – helen@nakedlviing.co.za
082 333 0272

For questions regarding detoxing, cleansing, health concerns, and plant-powered living, please email:
Lyn Cowie (Veg Revival) – lyn@vegrevival.com
076 593 0799

Also watch our Facebook pages.
We’ll be communicating regularly about the Delicious Detox and cleansing in general via our social media channels.

SIGN UP NOW! 

Call us on 082 333 0272 or email us helen@nakedliving.co.za straight away to confirm your spot.
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Disclaimer:   
Please remember your health is your own responsibility. Nothing contained in this Delicious Detox programme is to be construed as medical advice. This information is not meant to replace the guidance offered by your health practitioner. 
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The 5 Day Wheatgrass Experiment

If you are a Wheatgrass Virgin and have always wanted to try wheatgrass juice but couldn’t work out what the fuss is all about…. now’s your chance!

The trick to drinking wheatgrass juice is not to have it on a once-off basis.  To really reap the health and energy rewards you need to commit to drinking wheatgrass regularly over the long term.
But who needs that kind of commitment without a guarantee that it’ll do you any good right? Right.
So how about just 5 days? Are you up for trying it for 5 days?
Yep. Great!

Order a wheatgrass shot a day for 5 consecutive days during February 2016, and notice improvements in your:
– energy levels
– or quality of sleep
– or general health,
– or all of the above!

If I’m wrong, and you don’t feel a smidgen better in any of those respects …. then I’ll refund you 50% of cost of the wheatgrass shots.

WHY IS IT AN EXPERIMENT?
Wheatgrass has been the single most beneficial health “supplement” that I have ever taken.  It has boosted my energy levels (I average 6.5 hours of sleep a night, have sustained energy during the day and rarely need a power nap), I sleep right through those 6,5 hours without disturbance (this coming from a self-confessed, sleep deprived, worry wart!) , and, most recently, I recovered extremely quickly from a nasty flu that had the rest of my family man-down for days.
But enough about me. What about you?
Well, I’ve seen regular wheatgrass juices make powerful changes in the health and energy of the clients who have started incorporating it as a part of their daily routine, and I am confident that it’ll do the same for you.
But I’m not 100% certain.  So this is an experiment.WHY 5 DAYS?
Why not 30 days? Or 3 days?
There’s no agreed “minimum optimum” effect period when it comes to wheatgrass.  In my experience, clients notice improvements in 1 – 3 days.  But we are a funny bunch, and some bodies take longer to respond than others. So just to be on the safe side, let’s give it 5 days to work its magic.  I’ve no doubt that you’ll look back at the week and think, “Wow, that was a pretty great week! I felt good, didn’t get sick and had more energy than usual.”But…if you haven’t noticed distinctive improvements, then I’d wager that for the following five days, after you have stopped drinking wheatgrass, you’ll start to feel sluggish, sniffly, and maybe a little blue. When you stop taking wheatgrass you’ll notice that you don’t feel as good anymore.  It’s a classic case of not noticing when everything’s running smoothly, but not being able to ignore it when things are going badly.

 

Start on a Monday.
Give me feedback the following Monday.

If you haven’t noticed any improvements… I’ll gladly refund you 50% of the cost of the wheatgrass shots.


WHAT IS WHEATGRASS?
Wheatgrass is the quite simply one of the best forms of nutrition for us humanoids!

Wheatgrass contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.”

But it ain’t accessible if we chew on it (that’s why the good Lord invented cows!). Fortunately we can juice it to extract all that liquid health in a shot that packs a powerful health punch!  (See my Top 5 Health Benefits listed further down)

We eat animals and they eat wheatgrass. Why not cut out the middle-man and go straight to source? Get it fresh in juice form so that your body can benefit from all of the nutrients and absorb them immediately.

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
Sweet. Grassy. 
It tastes like it smells. You know when you’ve just mowed the lawn? It tastes like that. Some like it. Some hate it.
It’s taken a while for me to drink my shot without a shiver, but now I enjoy them 🙂

NB – This isn’t gourmet cuisine, it’s natural medicine. It’s over with in a second.  It’s the opposite of tequila, but if you think a lick of rock salt and squeeze of organic lemon will help get it down … we won’t judge! 

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE? HOW QUICKLY DOES IT WORK?
In my experience most people feel a noticeable improvement to their energy levels within 45-60minutes of drinking the juice on an empty stomach. But don’t expect the sudden surge of energy that coffee or Redbull brings.  It’s a marked improvement followed by a slow burn. If you’re an athlete you should notice improved energy levels, strength and endurance throughout the week.  Improved energy levels on a sustained basis is the thing I hear the most from Wheatgrass Newbies.In my own experience …. when I drink wheatgrass I have sustained energy all day. I sleep better, and I fight off colds and flu in a jiffy.  If my improved moods, and ability to take life with a pinch of salt, have been a result of daily wheatgrass too … well, let’s just say, I wouldn’t  rule it out.

 

THINK … “ENERGISER BUNNY”….It’s really this simple…we are big batteries. When we’re rocking and rolling we are well alkalised.  When we run out of energy we are too acid  (think of the battery acid that leaks from your battery when it’s no longer functioning).

The dominant Western Diet and Lifestyle is highly acid forming (dairy, meats, stress, high intensity cardio training, sugar, alcohol).  And we don’t balance that with enough alkalising foods and activities (dark green leafy veg, meditation etc).

Wheatgrass is PACKED with alkalising minerals.  It’s the ultimate dark leafy green. And having just been sprouted, and in the early stage of growth…it’s jam packed with enzymes too. These minerals and enzymes combine to improve the alkalinity of your blood, assist digestion and healing, and boost your energy levels. You won’t notice the alkalinity, but you can feel the improved energy. 

WHAT WILL IT COST?
1 x Wheatgrass Shot is R15 
TOTAL FOR 5 DAYS = R75

I deliver 30ml wheatgrass shots in a little glass bottles to clients around Knysna every day. If your shots are delivered to you, you will need to pay R5 per bottle which is refundable on return of the bottles.
More on WHY IS WHEATGRASS GOOD FOR YOU?
There are lots of reasons to drink freshly juiced wheatgrass – here are 50 of them:
http://thechalkboardmag.com/50-reasons-to-drink-wheatgrass-everyday
Below I’ve listed my TOP 5 REASONS to drink wheatgrass juice regularly:
1. “Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.”
2. “Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.”
3. “Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables.
4. Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available today. (However, to get the full benefit, the chlorophyll must come fresh from a living plant).”  “Chlorophyll, is an important blood builder. The chlorophyll molecules closely resemble that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as it’s central atom, and the hemin molecule contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects.”

 

5. “By taking wheatgrass juice, one may feel an increase in strength and endurance, renewed health and spirituality, and experience an overall sense of well-being.”

READY TO GIVE IT A GO?
Yes!!
Great!

Email me helen@nakedliving.co.za or give me a buzz on 082 333 0272 to let me know when you’d like to start.

You can pop in and have your daily wheatgrass shot at the new Naked Nosh kitchen at ChiroLife (28 Fitchat Street, Knysna Central), or I’ll deliver your shots to your door every morning!!

Here’s to good Health!!
Cheers!

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Naked Nosh – My kinda “business”.

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Naked Nosh is a new venture for me, a kinda crazy idea that I’ve had for the last five years since a life changing trip to Bali where I did a month long Yoga Teacher’s Training course where we ate only raw vegan nosh. I’d had the concept, but I’d never before had the guts to take it on because I always felt under qualified.

 

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I am no chef, my idea of dinner is whipping together a salad before bed. I have always been interested in health and fitness and over the last few years have taken a keen interest in raw vegan and vegetarian nutrition.  I’m still a “flexitarian” however, with about 80% of my diet comprising all the “good” stuff and the other 20% of the “naughties”.

 

I used to run a guesthouse and then I started a CrossFit gym. Both businesses took up most of my days and I never had time to do all the prep required behind proper raw vegan food (who thinks long enough in advance to sprout their seeds or soak their nuts for Crumbs Sakes!). It’s also virtually impossible to find healthy Ready Made Vegetarian and Vegan nosh in any convenience store.

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When I lost my business earlier this year I was devastated. I decided to follow my heart for the first time and my heart lead me to working for a few months with Brett Garvie at the VegTable Private Dining Room. He reignited my passion for good Vegetarian food!!  And tought me patience. Nothing happens fast in his kitchen – it’s all slow, handmade food, using the best quality ingredients possible.   But for me something was still missing …. the majority of his food is slow cooked which is rich and sublime, but I quickly began to battle with bloating etc. I am a humanoid who thrives on high quanties of fresh, raw vegetarian chow!

 

So I thought ….., “If only there was a place where I could get the kind of food I need!”  Knowing that there are others feeling similarly I decided, “What the Hell?  Why don’t I create that place myself!?”

Et Voila – Naked Nosh was born!

 

The primary goal of Naked Nosh is to make it easy and affordable for people to eat fresh healthy natural food in the modern world.

This week I launched a range of early morning Wheatgrass Shots and Fresh Juice and Fruit Salads which i deliver to the nearby Sothebys offices. It’s a hit!  I’m hoping to deliver to Thesen Islands and Knysna Central soon too, until mid-December when I’ll move operations to the Thesen Islands Food Market. What a pleasure!  Everyone gets a whack of vitamins and minerals first thing!  Sets them up for success during the day.

 

The next step is to create a range of “Convenience” foods.  And that’s where the Local Design and Food Night Market comes in on 17th December 2015. It’s a great place to experiment, be creative, and to test the market to get feedback and see what’s working and what’s not.

 

Naked Nosh is a journey of discovery. I make no pretence at having years of experience in this field or world class raw cheffing qualifications.  But I am clear that I love what I’m doing and have a passion to learn and deliver fantastic products that taste as good as they are healthful.  My only desire is to make it easy for people to eat well in their busy lives.

 

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I am a Flexitarian and have chosen to be Flexitarian in my offering too.  So long as the products have been grown responsibly and are as as raw, natural and unprocessed as possible – that’s the goal. It’s a challenge.  I like a challenge!

 

I won’t always get it right, but I tell you what…there’s no greater joy than selling something healthy to someone and have them come back and tell us how divine it is!!  That’s my kind of “business”.

The Design and Food Market is a fab platform to launch my little start up and here’s hoping we’ll blow your hair back and rock your tastebuds into sublime submission.

Hope to see you there!!

xxxx

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What to do when you wake up in a flat panic.

Some days I wake up in a wobble.
My world seems to spinning out of control and it’s not even 6am yet!!! Panic starts to take hold.
It’s hard to get back to center of days like these – when my healthy routine is out of the window and taking care of me is postponed until “later”.
It’s hard to get back to center, but not impossible.
Asking for help always helps.
(But strange how rarely I think to do this, and how hard it is to do).

And when looking at the whole picture is overwhelming, I find that just taking the next step forward helps too. Just doing the next right thing. Even if that thing is…brush your teeth, pick up the dog poop, take out the trash.
It may not get me out of a crisis, but it keeps me from falling into a state of panic or paralysis.
And that’s a good start.

Wishing you a wonderful, stress-free day ahead. xxx

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What’s the Best Way to Stay Fit and Trim?

Confession Time.
Since my business (a CrossFit Box and Sport Centre) closed down in May I actually couldn’t bear the thought of any kind of physical training.

I was completely overtrained, and the trauma of losing the business made me never want to see a CrossFit gym again. But recently the old desire to get CrossFitting started creeping in (thank goodness), proving once again that  being slim, trim, agile and energised is part of being human – and we have an innate desire to be comfortable in our skin and physically active!

The question is … what’s the best way stay fit? The key world is “STAY” and the answer is simple. To sustainably stay fit you gotta do what you love!
Love walking the dog? Then walk the dog.
Love cleaning your garage? Do that.
There’s no need to suffer through hours of physical activity that you hate.

I use the 80-20 rule. If I love it 80% of the time – then I gotta stick with it during the 20% Suck Fest.

I’m a far cry from the fitness levels I was at in May (and I have no intention of getting back there) but this morning i did a great workout that I’d love to share with you. Here it is (the beginner version is in brackets):

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WARM UP:
– Ideally start with 10 -15min of yoga. 10 x Surya Namaska is great.
– Add a 20min Slow run or 30min upbeat walk

WORKOUT:
5 Rounds:
200m sprint (jog)
10 handstand push ups (normal push ups)
20 squats

5 Rounds:
10 Pull Ups or Ring Rows (if you don’t have a pull up bar of TRX then swap out for Tricep dips)
20 med ball sit ups (or normal sit ups)
40 Double Unders (or single skips)

COOL DOWN:
Hit a 5 minutes Mediation while your heart rate is still high. It intensifies the experience and deeply relaxes your body.
The stretch or roll out on a rumble roller as needed.

It won’t take long but it’ll make you feel great!

By the end of it you’ve accumulated
1 km run, 50 push ups, 100 squats, 50 pull ups and 100 sit ups. But it won’t feel like it. That’s the beauty of these kid of WODs.

Enjoy!

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Disconnect to Reconnect.

Yesterday I went off the grid. After a weekend of worrying about “WTF am I doing?” I decided to allow myself to explore every option without the interruption of the connected world. I didn’t worry about all the things I “should” be doing. Instead I got out into nature, chatted to loved ones and just allowed the answers to come to me. Today I woke revitalised and ready to kick ass with a clear action plan that is in line with my heart’s longing.

Disconnecting from the buzz of modern world allows us to connect to forces that shape our lives. It heightens our intuition and makes clear what previously seemed like static. Disconnecting allows us to connect to our heart’s longing and listen to what it is that we really need: body, mind and soul.

“Always being connected and “on” is not a good thing. It’s not productive, it’s not healthy and it’s certainly not the way to offer your best ideas and work out to the world.” – Scott Dinsmore

Read his blog here http://liveyourlegend.net/disconnect-to-connect/
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Sadly Scott Dinsmore, the man who wrote this blog (just 11 days ago!), died while on Mount Kilimanjaro. Another stark reminder that following your heart’s longing does not guarantee immortality, but it does make for a life of meaning, lived fully (as much as is possible) in every moment.

So, on that note, I continue to choose to follow my heart in work, play and love. Despite the recent pummelling it has received and the inevitable pummellings ahead.  Lately I have been playing it safe, and all that did is bring on a nasty case of The Blues.  Good health and a juicy bank balance is nothing without doing what makes your heart sing.
And blogging on Naked Living makes my heart sing!

 

Other blogs you might like:
The 8 Laws of Health  (Rest and Recovery is one. Disconnection counts as rest from the media frenzy).

The Best Advice That I Never Gave Myself

8 Laws of Health

The 8 Laws of Health that just about everyone is breaking.

8 Laws of Health

Forget supplements, pills, and the latest fad diet.  All the ancient cultures knew that if you followed these 8 Simple Laws then good health is practically guaranteed.

– SUNSHINE on your skin (at least 20min per day).
– Breathe good clean AIR.
– Drink good clean WATER.
– Eat good clean FOOD.
– Daily PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
– Quality REST and RECOVERY.
– TRUST and CONNECTION to a POWER greater than yourself – your Higher Power, God, Love, or simply the power and beauty of Nature – the interpretation of this ‘Power” are varied but necessary for good health.
– TEMPERANCE in all things.

So simple.
And yet, I know very few people who adhere to all 8 Laws!
Do you?
Nope. Which ones can you improve on?

Make simple daily changes here before you run off for chemotherapy, psychotherapy, physiotherapy etc.  Too often modern medicine recommends drastic intervention before checking whether the patient adhering to these 8 simple Laws.

I first heard about these simple rules listening to series of incredible talks by Gary Martin ND, Founder of the Living Valley Springs Centre in Australia, where thousands of people are healed annually from chronic and often fatal diseases without the use of allopathic medicines.

Unfortunately I can’t find these talks freely available online. But I will keep looking. It should be mandatory listening for every human being.  Seriously.

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Beginner’s Breakfast Beet Juice

This juice is delish!!
It’s sweet and zingy – perfect for starting your day when you can’t face another green juice.

I made this juice for a complete Vegetable Juice Virgin.  He is also a fanatical  carnivore and anti all things green. As far as he unconcerned, “We simply can’t eat enough meat and ice cream”.

He loved it!
Much to my disappointment.
He finished his entire glass. I was convinced he’d take one sip and leave the rest alone. Sadly – there was no leftovers for me.

INGREDIENTS
5 medium carrots
4 small beetroot
2 small apples
1 lemon
3 Oranges
Add a de-seeded chilli for an early morning WOOHAA!

Beetroots are wonderful for you, but can taste quite earthy and can be off putting for juice ‘Newbies’ – so I used the apples, carrots and oranges to keep the juice fresh, sweet and lovely and disguise the earthy beets. 

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The path to happiness

The Path to Happiness

The path to happiness

Sometimes we are so busy being dedicated students of happiness, mindfulness and contentment that we just plain forget that we need to have fun along the way!!

In fact many would argue that our soul “job” in life is the pursuit of joy.

And with that in mind…. it’s a glorious day outside and it’s time for less typing and more living 🙂