Summer 2019 Update + Easy Liver-Cleansing Drink

My yurt

 

Well, well, well – it has indeed been a while since I last posted! I keep thinking I’m ready to start blogging again, and then realise I’m not. Let’s see what unfolds this time 🙂

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, 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 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!

 

View from yurt deck

The view from my yurt

 

Inside my gorgeous new home

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’ve 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 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 🙂

 

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 generally eat very little sugar, wheat and dairy and drink practically no alcohol. I eat organic and make my food fresh. 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.

 

Stepping out again

Having had some time off from putting myself and my work 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 drink it for 3 – 10 days, or more depending on how clean your system is and how strong your detox symptoms are. 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 surprisingly delicious!

Ingredients

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

 

Method

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drink fresh on an empty stomach.

 

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2 Responses to Summer 2019 Update + Easy Liver-Cleansing Drink

  1. Ally Whiteley says:

    Ahhh Saskia, it is always lovely to see an email from you in my inbox ….. a welcome change from all of those work emails. Thank you for updating us with your news, I often think about you when I make a recipe from your Raw Food cookbook, there are still plenty of favourites that i have in there. I had no idea that you are also living in Devon now. Your new home looks just the ticket for ‘finding you’ and i wish you every success in all that you plan. Take care and keep sending us your uplifting and honest notes.

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