I am entering the home stretch as I complete day 6 of my week long cleanse. Tomorrow will be my final day of juicing, for this experience anyway. Before the day was barely even underway, I marveled at how great I felt and how deeply and soundly I slept.
This was Earth Day, and although we had unseasonably cool temps today and intermittent rain, it was a great morning to get out and visit the local farmer’s market with my mom and sister. We had fun visiting all the vendors and purchased a variety of winter and early spring veggies.
I’m very proud of my mom, who has been plant based for almost as long as I have, and my sister Linda, who is completing her 28 day cleanse Monday. (You can read about the 28 day cleanse HERE) Both are eating healthier by eliminating sugar, dairy, gmo produce, gluten, meat and eggs and consuming lots of fruits, veggies, nuts and rice. It is totally up to them whether they embrace this lifestyle long term. However, both can attest to feeling better.
On the way back to Mom’s, we stopped by Aldi’s Market to complete our shopping. Look at that cart, full of fresh vegetables and fruit! Who could think that a plant based lifestyle is boring?
At home, it was time for my second juice of the day. In honor of Earth Day I chose to try a juice full of colorful produce. Unexpectedly, the resulting juice was brown, but how perfect for this day!
The juice was delicious with a somewhat earthy taste that was very satisfying. It was really called Flat Belly Juice, but honestly, all the juices this week have contributed to creating a flat belly for me. I prefer calling the blend Brown Juice.
My dinner juice was an interesting mix of cucumbers, grapes, apples and kale with a kick of fresh ginger. I thought it might come out brown as well but the juice was a lovely light green color. I enjoyed this slightly sweet and refreshing blend. It was my favorite today.
Earth Day is about raising our awareness about the health of this planet we call home. It encourages us to take actions to care for the earth, the environment, the flora and fauna, and the animal kingdom, as well as humankind.
These actions are all crucial to ensure that we continue to have a place to live. It is crucial that we care for ourselves too, nurturing our bodies, feeding them well for optimal health, eliminating the foods and products that are making us so sick. Because our bodies are where our shining selves reside. A healthy body equals somewhere to live. It’s home.
Happy Earth Day.