How do you rejuvenate?

On Tuesday, I finished the first draft of another book, Haunted by Death. This is Meg’s story from Touched by Death. Even though I’d been powering through that book for days, I wasn’t tired until I typed the end – then it was as if all the stuffing inside drained out. And stayed drained out. For days.

There is tired…and then there is tired.

And this kind of tired is a warning for me. To take care of myself, to rest for a day or two (or try at least lol) and make sure my diet is not just good – but great! We eat healthy at my house, but several times a year I like to go on a juice/raw food/cleanse. The heavy influx of vitamins and minerals is a pick like nothing else for me.

Therefore, given that I’m not writing – only revising 3 books – I figured it was a perfect health shot in the arm. :)

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Fruit Smoothie Stock Photo
By gameanna, published on 01 July 2011

I’m talking really good food here. In preparation, I ordered a case of kale, a case of oranges, a case of mangos and spinach to go with the celery, cucumbers, bananas and frozen berries. I also bought a large chunk of fresh ginger and many healthy cloves of garlic. Chia and flax seeds are normal in my house, as is fresh omega oils and lecithin – all of which will go in my shakes/smoothies. My 21 year old son is wanting to do this with me. So we’ll see how he does with a raw liquid diet!

There are very specific smoothies to help certain systems in your body. I’ll be mixing up smoothies geared to help my heart, liver,  heart, circulatory system and that’s just for starters.

Here are a few favourites.

 

Berry Breakfast

Smoothie With Straw Stock Photo By zirconicusso, published on 15 August 2012 Stock Photo - image ID: 10097149

Smoothie With Straw Stock Photo
By zirconicusso, published on 15 August 2012
Stock Photo – image ID: 10097149

1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
3/4 cup chilled milk
1/4 cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice

COMBINE all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. PUREE until smooth.

Read more: http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/25-delectable-detox-smoothies#ixzz2XNV7NZ82

 

 

Vegetable Juice Stock Photo By happykanppy, published on 11 February 2011 Stock Photo - image ID: 10030057

Vegetable Juice Stock Photo
By happykanppy, published on 11 February 2011
Stock Photo – image ID: 10030057

Liver Cleanser

For this flavorful, thick NutriBlast, Koff used the NutriBullet, a food extractor that delivers the perfect smoothie portion.

Serves 1

50% kale
¼ cup parsley
1 small beet (scrubbed and quartered)
1 apple (core and seeds removed)
1 lemon (peeled)
½” chunk of fresh ginger
1 Tbsp chia seeds
Water to the max line

BLEND all ingredients.

Read more: http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/25-delectable-detox-smoothies#ixzz2XNY6fSLh

There are so many more that I will create.  (Kale and oranges are delicious!) These smoothies are refreshing, invigoration and healthy. And they will make me feel like a whole new person – in a few days!

When you get tired and worn out – what do you do to rejuvenate?

About Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer writes romantic suspense, with or without paranormal elements like TUESDAY'S CHILD (2011) and now young adult books in various genres like DANGEROUS DESIGNS (2011). Writing stabilizes her in a life gone wild! The other stabilizers? Cheesecake and her four cats! Of course, she's dreaming to think she'll get a piece cheesecake once her four kids find out she's been baking!
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4 Responses to How do you rejuvenate?

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Those smoothies sound lovely! I’m going to try them.

    After I finish a book, I usually have to catch up on everything else in my life. My favorite way of rejuvenating is to read a good book. Two good books are even better. :)

  2. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Edie,

    I love fruit and vegetable smoothies. They go down smooth and are easy to digest. My son was bouncing around the house at 4 am this morning, after just one day on juice. I can only imagine what he’s going to be like in a couple of days!

    I sat down the other night and read three short stories for the first time in a long time. :)
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Vampire in Denial is….FREE!!!

  3. I sleep. but I love these recipes, i’m going to give a few of them a try. :)
    Karin* Tabke aka Harlow!`s last blog was …CAPA Winner!

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