So i promise I am almost done discussing my life post-surgery but it's a crazy thing to go through. Anytime your body does something that it didn't do the day before, it take a bit of processing and ultimately, I feel wildly blessed by the whole experience. I am definitely guilty of not expressing gratitude for my body and that's a change I'd like to make. So in celebration of my body and it's power to communicate, process, and heal, I am doing a mini "guilt free" three day detox to balance my gut and start the next chapter with new techniques for everyday health. Since I am not yet able to exercise, I am focusing on diet and body health. I have shifted to organic body products (I'll chat about that later TBD how well it all goes) and I am on a NO:
Turmeric, Cayenne, Cinnamon
Eggs and nuts
I am also drinking alkaline water and started a regimen of daily Oregano oil to help with loads of things including bacteria and inflammation. So before I say something that seems like I know at all what i am talking about here I will just say that this is something I have decided works for me right now and I hope to simply encourage you to give your body a treat every so often. Here is a recipe for what I made a few days ago in a big batch and have been eating for dinner every evening. It's warm and more than enough satisfaction. I will definitely be using this recipe again for busy weeks as a plan ahead meal. It's all to taste and add whatever veg or herb you like and helps your body. And I wish you HAPPY HEALTH!
Everyday Healthy Dinner
What you'll need (cut all veg ahead of time):
Low Sodium Veg Broth
Have your vegetable broth nearby (you can use a whole container (low sodium) or maximize your health benefits by replacing any part of the broth with purified water).Warm your dutch oven over medium heat
add no more than a tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp minced ginger
pinch of salt
4 stalks of cut celery
Keep on medium heat and add your fragrant spices to taste using your nose as you go, here is what I do:
1 tbsp turmeric
and cayenne to taste and heat level- I use a pinch
Your mixture should be almost sizzling here. Use 1/4 cup of your broth to braise everything and lift any spices that have started to stick to the pot. The liquid should reach a boil quickly.
1 chopped zucchini
1 half purple cabbage, cut to no bigger than 1" square bits
I heat all of this up and add a bit more liquid as I go but don't over liquid.
Finally add the rest of the liquid and:
1 cup chopped kale
handful of broccoli florets
2-3 chopped broccolini stems
Cover for 10 more minutes and serve!