This is a recovered post, originally written and published 01/08/2014.
Believe it or not, they walk hand in hand. 🙂
Between Christmas and the turning of the new year, I reinvested in my self-care. I’d been pretty lax from our annual family Christmas party through Christmas, and I was feeling the effects of that on every level.
Thanks to Holistic Nutrition, I received a major jump-start, and the motivation to get my rear back in high-health gear: I was required, for a final assignment, to design a three-day cleanse.
I’d never done one before, and in the process of researching it, I discovered that many were way too radical for me, especially based on what I’d been learning. So, since I had to design one, I decided I’d be my own guinea pig.
Restore, as I titled it, was born.
I weighed myself first thing on the morning of day one, and didn’t return to the scale until the morning of day four, after completing the cleanse.
In between, I enjoyed clearer skin and eyes, greatly improved energy, better sleep, and lots of nutritious food and beverages. As an added bonus, I released five pounds.
I’m committed to revisiting Restore every season, to give my digestive and detoxification systems a break, and to remind me how easy it is to feel good by eating well and tending to my self-care.
Since then, I’m fully back into the swing of being a happy herbivore, or oil-free whole-food vegan.
It does me and my body good, as evidenced by the continued enjoyment of all the benefits mentioned above, including the release of an additional three more pounds when I stepped on the scale for my usual Monday morning weigh-in.
Part of that swing includes my love of cooking, and building recipes. Which is what brings me to…
Vegan Corn Chowder
The only problem with this recipe is, I didn’t take a picture of it. Why? I was too busy eating it.
It’s so good, and so easy to put together. It could easily be upsized to serve a crowd, but as-is, it’s a hearty and wholesome meal for one.
Have you ever completed a cleanse? Are you a fan of corn chowder?