Recipe for Spring Cleaning

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Recipe for Spring Cleaning

A once-a-week liquid cleanse gives your metabolism a break and allows the liver (the chemical factory of your body) and other organs to focus on metabolism, healing, and restoring balance to the body. The idea is simple: for one day of the week, eat/drink only smoothies, juices, water and soups throughout the day, and eliminate anything you have to chew (this gives your jaw a break and often demonstrates how habituated we are with “chewing things over”). This once-a-week liquid cleanse powerfully inserts an intentional change to habitual eating routines and cultivates a conscious relationship with our food cravings, appetite, and nutritional behavior. To realize the best results, practice a once-a-week liquid cleanse for at least a month, or anytime you would like to feel a little lighter and clearer. Green is the harmonizing color associated with the Wood Phase, and during Springtime, we recommend adding plenty of locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables to our nutrition, especially if they happen to be green.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe
This is one of our all-time favorite soup recipes, and we invite you to modify the ingredients to your taste, and share with us what you like best!

What You’ll Need:

1 TBsp Olive Oil
4 oz Sliced Onion
3 oz Diced Celery
1 TBsp Minced Garlic

1 Cup Chopped Broccoli
1/2 Tbsp Bay Leaves
1 LB Sliced Potatoes
1 QT Spinach
1 QT Vegetable Stock
1 Tsp Pepper

Optional Seasonings: Salt, Tahini (ground sesame seed butter), and/or Nutritional Yeast (significant source of B-complex vitamins)

Directions:

1. Sauté Onion, Celery and Garlic in Olive Oil just until flavor is released

2. Simmer all ingredients until volume is reduced by approximately one-third

3. Strain or remove Bay Leaves

4. Blend in a food processor

5.  Season to taste with Salt, Tahini (for added protein and a more nutty flavor), and/or Nutritional Yeast (providing a faux-cheesey flavor)

Serves 2-4, yielding about 1 Quart

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