Cristi DeMarco’s Wellness Weblog

Health Info You Should Know.

Simple Spring Cleanse Recipes

Seaweed and Mushroom Soup

Seaweed is great for cleansing the blood, cleaning the water is their job in the ocean!  And mushrooms are also cleansing to the body in terms of excess mucus, fat and cholesterol.

2 large carrots

2 celery stalks

1 small onion

3 cloves garlic

2 pieces kombu seaweed.

2 cups sliced mushrooms, common button or shiitake

4-6 cups water

Sea salt

Black pepper

This one is mine and I cook mostly to taste so please bear with my directions. Chop up your veggies carrots, celery, onion, press or finely slice your garlic, slice mushrooms, use kitchen scissors to cut up your kombu into 1” pieces.  Put them into a large pot with a half cup of water and bring to a simmer on medium heat to make a stock.  Cook until the carrots are bright orange and veggies begin to soften.  Add 3 more cups of water, couple shakes of sea salt and black pepper and cook for about an hour.  At that point you can taste it, decide to add more water, and then salt and pepper to taste – easy on the salt!  Eat as is or add a left-over portion of your favorite grain.

Lemon Drink

This lemon drink is what is used in a well-known and commonly used cleanse where you abstain from food and drink only this concoction. For our purposes, you can have it warm or iced as a substitute for coffee, or in between meals to help satisfy your sweet tooth.

½ organic lemon

1 T grade B maple syrup or highest quality you can obtain

12 oz hot water

1-2 pinches cayenne pepper

Squeeze lemon juice into hot water, stir in maple syrup, and add cayenne pepper if you wish to taste.  Make it fresh and hot as needed or make a larger batch to enjoy iced.

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May 11, 2010 - Posted by | health info you should know, nutrition, recipes, self-care | , ,

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