are you sick of hearing about my ultimate reset journey yet?  i can’t help but document it because it’s a huge part of my life right now.  in order to fully rid my body of anything toxic and icky, it will undoubtedly come with great sacrifice.  i love that every single thing on this plan is from the earth. meaning: it’s from our father in heaven.  the bible says in Genesis, that, “God made the earth, and it was GOOD.”. again i say…IT WAS GOOD.

then man comes and processes, alters, changes, and chemically tweaks everything.  i believe wholeheartedly that food heals all diseases.  even cancer.  and if you disagree then i totally respect your decision and only ask that you respect mine.  we can totally agree to disagree and still be dudes, right?  
this cleanse has me thinking about what goes into my body and my into my children’s little bodies too.  i want to know more every day about the health world.  it’s so intriguing.  i’ve been healed from mental illness because i made a decision to follow God, pursue, and learn about health and wellness. 
today, fifteen years later, i am SO full of energy, joy, and LIFE.  i want my life to be an example to others who want more.  others who desire something greater.  even if you don’t struggle with depression or anxiety, you still struggle.  everyone has something that weighs them down.  what if you were so close to getting rid of all that junk?  what if you just needed to quit drinking to much alcohol and replace it with a glass of hot tea every night?  what if you needed to replace that nightly bowl of ice cream and replace it with a bowl of watermelon.  
what if you were so close to your best you and all you need is to have your body operating at it’s fullest potential.  i believe in this lifestyle with all my soul, and all my might.  i have helped hundreds (and i can’t wait to say thousands) grab back their health.  it’s flipping amazing, truly.
all because fifteen years ago i decided to learn and change and strive and dig for a better life.  i didn’t just want to be good…i wanted to be great.
after a very wild and adventurous summer, and being off-kilter with my daily grind, i was definitely holding on to way too many toxins.  i could just feel that my system was off.  i like that i’m in tune with my body.  i have learned to listen to what i need.  do i need more rest?  then i rest.  do i need more iron?  then i eat spinach.  do i need more protein? then i eat an extra egg.  you get the point.  
any who, this mama was ready for a good internal scrubbin’, and i had studied up on the ultimate reset, and it was all things that came from the earth.  just the way the Lord intended.  and the science behind the whole thing just made sense.  so i dove in.
head first.  no life jacket.    
i am seriously feeling so good about my decision to do this for my body as a whole.  i feel so lean and absolutely zero bloat in my body.  and the best part is that it’s just the beginning.  i’ve got almost two weeks left.  each day i feel a little better and a lot more focused.  i am not powered by caffeine and that is just so awesome.

i’m strongly considering giving up coffee for good.  i haven’t decided just yet because i do love having my daily cup of joe, but i like feeling powered by christy…not caffeine.  
okay so enough of that.  what y’all want are my three favorite recipes from week 1, don’t ya?  
so i’m going to be giving you one from each: one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner.  that way you can try them all out in one day if you would like.

this one is so easy.  ingredients: fresh spinach, two eggs, Himalayan salt (optional), 1 tsp olive oil. one piece of Ezekiel bread (you can find that in most large grocery stores and definitely at fresh market, whole foods.  it’s in the frozen section).
all you do is pop the ezekiel bread (frozen) in the toaster.  boom.  that part is done once it pops up.  eat it dry.  i like to put my scrambled egg on the bread with each bite.  it’s so yumerson.
and the spinach?  so easy.  take a medium pan and put 1 1/2 cups of fresh spinach along with 1tsp olive oil and a splash of water to steam.  it’s done in a flash.
you can season with Himalayan salt if you desire.  i did.  
i personally loved adding a leafy green in with my breakfast.  i thought i was a big girl moving on to really big things, ha.
this lunch was supurb (if you like lentils).  It’s a lentil-lime salad paired with a microgreen salad.  it’s bombdotcom.
ingredients for lentil salad:
1 cup of lentils (cook according to the bag of dry lentils).
1 medium carrot, shredded (i bought them already shredded)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp of fresh lime juice
    bragg liquid aminos (this is so good do NOT leave this ingredient out. it’s at most grocery stores         and def at whole foods and fresh market.)
    Himalayan salt (optional)
okay, it’s simple.  all you do is combine cooked lentils, carrot, cilantro, oil, lime juice, braggs aminos, salt, cilantro, and sesame oil. 
toss it all together and then refrigerate it for at least two hours.  then dig it.  it’s divine.
ingredients for the micro green salad:
3 cups salad greens
1/4 medium carrot, shredded (i just bought it with carrots in the mix.  booyah…i’m sneaky)
1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup sprouts (like radish, alfalfa, or broccoli)
1/2 medium tomato, chopped
and dig in.  it makes plenty.  use a lite dressing of your choice (braggs makes a ‘healthy vinaigrette’ and it’s the cleanest dressing i’ve ever seen in the market).  
now this.  THIS was my fav of these three combined.  talk about a delicious dinner.
1.2 medium avocado, mashed
2 Tbsp fresh pico de gallo (salsa)
1/4 cup cooked corn kernels
1 corn tortilla (you can have two, it will be okay.)
first you will combine salsa and avocado in a small bowl.  set aside.
here’s the ingredients for the black beans and rice:
1 can low sodium (organic) black beans, drained
1/4 tsp evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
1 dash ground chili powder
1 pinch ground cumin
1 tsp braggs liquid aminos
3/4 cup cooked brown rice, hot
drain the beans then get them hot on stove.  fold in the rice and other ingredients, including the corn.
and then you scoop the mixture onto your warmed up corn tortilla and a dallop (or two) of the salsa/avocado mix.
you’ll die.  and i mean that in the most positive way possible. 
it’s bombsauce.
there ya have it.  my fav three.
i’ll give ya my faves from this week too. i’m pretty sure i already know what one will be.  last nights dinner was off the charts.
in HIM and in health,

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