Well, well, well – it has indeed been a while since I last posted! I keep thinking I feel like blogging again, and then it doesn’t actually happen. I’m not going to make any promises this time! Get ready to see new posts as and when I feel inspired to put myself out into the world 🙂
What’s been happening in my world
I’ve had a pretty introspective few years, since getting back from travelling. I’ve been processing leaving my marriage and then acclimatising to a new life with a new man (for a year and half), before recently becoming single again. And so another new life begins, although not so new as two years ago. I am still in beautiful Devon living right near my family in the most idyllic spot on the edge of Dartmoor. I have bought myself a gorgeous yurt and, after moving 6 times in the last two years, I finally feel like I have somewhere that is home. My body is relaxing and my soul is feeling soothed after quite an emotionally tumultuous few years. Phew!
And, at the age of 45, I have decided that I want to try and have a baby, which is also a roller coaster of a process, hence the fact I’ve been quite quiet! I have had so many amazing adventures in my life, i feel like motherhood is one of the last frontiers. I am crossing my fingers and toes that it happens for me and I’m allowing myself to feel hopeful and excited by the prospect of becoming a mum. I won’t know for a while if it’s possible, but we shall see what life has in store for me 🙂
For those of you who missed it, I have published three new books through Flametree Publishing; Raw Food, Vegan Food, and Superfoods, and I have another coming out in December, The Mediterranean Diet. A five times published author!! I’ve been so distracted that I’ve only just registered how proud I am of that achievement 🙂
On the food front
Food-wise, I haven’t been eating much raw for a while. I am still really pleased that, despite this, all those years of eating high raw is still paying off. I still eat very little sugar, wheat and dairy and drink practically no alcohol. All my food is organic and freshly made. I feel fantastic and none of my old symptoms have reappeared to plague me. I have smoothies and chia breakfast regularly, and I’ve also been drinking this great concoction that I call ‘Liver Lemon’, which is for gentle liver cleansing (see below for the recipe if you want to have a go). Because I’m trying to have a baby, I’m also taking Chinese herbs, having weekly acupuncture and taking supplements to support my health, all of which are helping me to feel great, I’m sure.
Having had some time off from putting myself out into the world, I am beginning to feel ready to step out again (if you follow me on Facebook you will know this already 🙂 ). I’m looking forward to running another delicious Vitality Detox starting in mid-September, so keep it in mind if you think you might want a clean-eating reboot after the excesses of the summer.
Sending you lots of love, and here’s the Liver Lemon…
This Week’s Yummy Recipe: Cleansing Liver Lemon Drink
Make this in the morning and drink it on an empty stomach. You can do it for 3 – 10 days. Depending on how clean your system is and whether you get strong detox symptoms, you can continue drinking it regularly. I drink it most days and, because it’s such a gentle cleanser, I haven’t had had any detox symptoms. It’s great for supporting your liver and therefore can be used to help restore hormone balance and for weight loss. It tastes suprisingly good!
200 ml water
200 ml cold-pressed apple juice
1/2 lemon, juice of
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled
1cm x 2cm piece of fresh ginger
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drink fresh on an empty stomach.