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Easy Summer Cleansing Tips

OK, this time you swore that you weren’t going to do it, but between the weekend parties and restaurant outings you ate, ate and ate some more. No worries! Even if you’re feeling as heavy as a bowling ball, here are some easy cleansing recipes and tips to make you feel light on your feet again.

Simple as Soup

Incorporating soup into your diet after overeating may be just what your body needs. Try making a huge pot of this light, but nourishing vegetable soup and eating it throughout the week.

Super Veggie and Tofu Soup
Serves 8

1 package tofu, firm, cubed
1 Tbsp. hot sauce (Use your favorite)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. parsley
1 bay leaf
1 pinch thyme
1 can vegetable stock
3 Tbsp. flour
1 package pearl onions, peeled
1 bunch organic carrots, peeled, chopped
1 tomato, peeled, chopped
4 medium size red potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup green beans
1 cup yellow squash, sliced
1 cup zucchini, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley and parmesan cheese for garnish

Brown tofu in oil and hot sauce over medium heat in large deep pan. Remove from pan and set aside. Add 9 cups of water, spices and vegetable stock and then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low and cook with lid slightly cracked for 1 hour. Mix flour and 1 cup water by shaking in a closed container and add to the stew. Stir in flour mixture well and then add vegetables and cook covered on med-low for about an hour, or until vegetables are tender, but not mushy. In the last 15 minutes add the tofu back in. Stir in more water if the stew gets too thick for your liking. Add fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.

Make my Clay
Who would have thought that clay can be good for you? Sold in natural health stores, liquid clay or Bentonite, as it’s more commonly known, features an absorbent action that allows it to bind to non-nutritive substances such as herbicides and other potentially harmful waste so that yucky stuff can be expelled from the body. Not for everyone, especially those with intestinal issues, make sure to consult your health care practitioner before using it to cleanse your system. Our favorite brand is Sonne’s No. 7. Use in conjunction with Psyllium Seed to intensify the cleansing effect.