GREEN GREEN GREEN- Cleansing Recipes to Spring into Summer!
Spring is a wonderful time to wake up your sluggish liver and energize your body to take on the gardening tasks and enlivening birth of color and sounds of this season. It is no wonder the they call it the season of love. Love up your body and soul now with attached recipes focused on Cilantro, an amazing medicinal herb for cleansing and detox and a free 3 Day Guide with recipes free from my website at MarieFrohlich.com
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CILANTRO BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE – TO YOUR HEALTH!
I have shared this before and love sharing again. Grow Cilantro in your garden and joy this smoothie throughout the summer for health and longevity!
You will need:
• 1 cup regular or lowfat Plain Greek-style yogurt
• 1/4 Cup of Walnuts or ½ of avocado for fat substitute if nut allergy
• 1 cup coconut water or pure water
• ½- 1 banana
• 1to 1-1/2 cup cilantro, or baby spinach
• 1 to 1-1/2 cups Frozen Blueberries or mixed berries
• Optional, can use other nuts, dates, substitute yogurt with almond milk, and add in a raw egg.
Instruction: Start with the nuts, blend, then add banana and yogurt, blend, then add the liquid of choice, pulse and then all the rest.
Servings: 2-3 8-oz servings
Walnuts: excellent sources of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids as well as Vitamin E and B6 which supports balancing the brains serotonin levels. Avocado’s also have these and many more vitamins and tons of potassium.
Cabot Greek Yogurt – excellent for pro-biotic to support digestion, protein to cut cravings throughout the day, vitamins 6 and B12 to combat stress and magnesium, excellent for supporting Calcium uptake.
Herb cilantro accelerates the excretion of mercury, lead, and aluminum from the body. Boosts immunity and has anti-inflammatory capacity. Use Parsley or Spinach if
you don't like the taste of Cilantro
Berries – chockfull of antioxidants for boosting the immune system and staying flu and cold free- go for the dark colors to get the most support.
Banana – we all know it is good for potassium, but it is also excellent fiber for keeping us regular, provides sustained energy throughout the morning because of its sugars.
Coconut water- a super food, providing many benefits, low in sugars, detoxifier, boosts immunity, cleansing digestive tract, promotes weight loss.
CILANTRO CHELATION PESTO
Coriander (cilantro) has been proven to chelate toxic metals from our bodies in a relatively short period of time. Combined with the benefits of the other ingredients, this recipe is a powerful tissue cleanser. Two teaspoons of this pesto daily for three weeks is purportedly enough to increase the urinary excretion of mercury, lead and aluminum, thus effectively removing these toxic metals from our bodies. We can consider doing this cleanse for three weeks at least once a year. The pesto is delicious on toast, baked potatoes, and pasta.
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (selenium)
• 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (cysteine)
• 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnesium)
• 2 cups packed fresh coriander (cilantro, Chinese parsley) (vitamin A)
• 2/3 cup flaxseed oil
• 4 tablespoons lemon juice (vitamin C)
• 2 tsp dulse powder
• Sea salt to taste
Process the coriander and flaxseed oil in a blender until the coriander is chopped. Add the garlic, nuts and seeds, dulse and lemon juice and mix until the mixture is finely blended into a paste. Add a pinch to sea salt to taste and blend again. Store in dark glass jars if possible. It freezes well, so purchase coriander in season and fill enough jars to last through the year.
BENEFITS OF CILANTRO
Heavy metal poisoning is rampant. It is a major cause of hormonal imbalances, cancer, thyroid problems, neurological disturbances, learning problems, depression, food allergies, parasites, etc. etc.
Two teaspoons of cilantro pesto daily for three weeks is purportedly enough to increase the urinary excretion of mercury, lead, and aluminum, thus effectively removing these toxic metals from our bodies. We can consider doing this cleanse for three weeks at least once a year. The pesto is delicious on toast, baked potatoes, and pasta.
If the green flavor of cilantro does not appeal to you, yet you still want to receive its health benefits, consider using cilantro tincture or extract which can be found online or at your local health food store.
The known benefits of organic cilantro are extensive, and researchers are discovering more every day. Currently, there are several well-known, well-documented benefits of organic cilantro, including:
- Powerful anti-inflammatory capacities that may help symptoms of arthritis
- Protective agents against bacterial infection from Salmonella in food products
- Acts to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind), and reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad kind)
- Relief for stomach gas, prevention of flatulence and an overall digestive aid
- Wards off urinary tract infections
- Helps reduce feelings of nausea
- Eases hormonal mood swings associated with menstruation
- Has been shown to reduce menstrual cramping.
- Adds fiber to the digestive tract
- A source of iron, magnesium, and is helpful in fighting anemia
- Gives relief for diarrhea, especially if caused by microbial or fungal infections
- Helps promote healthy liver function.
- Reduces minor swelling
- Strong general anti-oxidant properties
- Disinfects and helps detoxify the body
- Stimulates the endocrine glands
- Helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar
- Acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent for skin disorders like fungal infections and eczema
- Contains immune-boosting properties
- Acts as an expectorant
- Helps ease conjunctivitis, as well as eye-aging, macular degeneration, and other stressors on the eyes.
Resources: James A. Duke, Ph.D., a former botanist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and author of The CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, states that cilantro has been shown to settle the stomach. He recommends drinking a cup of the tea made from a handful of the leaves, when experiencing any form of stomach discomfort.
Dr. Yoshiaki Omura discovered that mercury levels in the urine increased after an individual ate Vietnamese soup, which contains cilantro. Dr. Omura’s further research discovered that the herb cilantro could accelerate the excretion of mercury, lead, and aluminum from the body.
Contributed by:Rhio (www.RawfoodInfo.com)
Contributed by:Rhio (www.RawfoodInfo.com)
Several internet sources