Creeping out of winter’s slumber, I personally love this time to re-awaken my mojo for a high energy spring.
Majestic wonder. Expansion. Fervor. Inner freedom. Delight. Sunshine.
A time of renewal.
The season of purification.
The rising sun.
A tenacious energy pushing up through the earth after the long winter’s rest.
The bright green beauty of life blooming before us.
As our bodies naturally cleanse and re-balance themselves during spring, life can be seen more clearly, including new ways of thinking and experiencing.
When it comes to fueling your beautiful self this spring, see what it feels like to detox and cleanse just as nature is beckoning us to do.
Follow her lead. She is wise, energetic, and potent.
With you, spring, cleansing and renewal in mind, I put together a few special spring DETOX recipes for the body, mind, and spirit this week. They are yummy, gentle, and full of what you need to kick-start your high energy spring VIBE.
3 DETOX Spring Recipes to Spring Clean your Body, Mind, and Spirit
- Dandelion Pesto with Wild Salmon
Dandelion is one of the most potent cleansing greens during the spring, and how convenient that they are popping up all over the place. Be sure that you know the source and you don’t ingest any pesticides along with your greens. You can also find organic dandelion at the local health food store.
3 cups washed and cleaned dandelion leaves
¾ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled
½ cup walnuts, lightly toasted
1 tsp sea salt
⅓ cup raw Parmesan cheese
zest of a lemon
juice of half a lemon
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.
Dandelion Pesto Salmon
6 salmon steaks
1 cup dandelion pesto
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS white wine vinegar
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
In a small bowl, whisk together dandelion pesto, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
Place salmon onto prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil.
Spoon the Dandelion Pesto mixture over the salmon.
Next, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on each one.
Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 5-20 minutes.*
*Note: Baking time may need to be adjusted depending on the thickness of the salmon.
- Spring FEVER Green breakfast smoothie
2 large leaves of organic kale and/or dandelion greens
1 tsp coconut oil
½ cup fleshy fruit of choice – fresh or frozen ( ie mango, berries, peaches, apple)
⅛ cup chia seeds
optional: Protein powder, raw egg, raw yogurt
Blend until smooth
- Spring Detox Ritual Bath
There are many benefits to baths at this time of year. I call them ritual baths because it is not only about washing and relaxing, but about what we are putting in the bath and what that brings forth for ourselves.
Aside from the warming and relaxing qualities, there are also deeper support from certain types of baths. You can always resort to the simple Epson salts bath if you like, but here I am going to provide you with some specific and unique baths to use to synch up with SPRING – mind, body and spirit.
Bath for Immunity and Allergy Relief:
Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful way to keep those seasonal transitional colds from messing with you. With just a slight shift in the PH, this warming and cleansing bath also helps with inflammation that can be caused by injury, trauma or allergies.
Add 1 quart of natural organic apple cider vinegar to your warm bath. Soak in the tub for approximately 30 minutes for best results.
It's TIME. Come join us and give yourself a break to reset, rejuvenate, and relax while experiencing the MAGIC of BALI.