Kids Cleanse too!

Kids Cleanse too!


Let’s get real about what the consequences of not having our kids cleanse:

  • mucus – which leads to colds and nose picking. Gross.
  • poor eye sight (better eye sight comes from omega 3 precursors in leafy greens)
  • allergies (from clogged up lymph systems due to excessive processed foods (like homogenized milk) and grains (like wheat)
  • bad attitude (from acidic ash in the blood). Our natural state as humans is inspired.
  • acne, weight gain, and other social unpleasantries.

In the past, many of us have cleansed as individuals. And for many, this created a distancing between the cleanser and the other family members. Let’s learn from the past and cleanse collectively, right at each member’s level of interest and desire! Cleansing of the past was about fasting and austerities. Detox in the present is about connecting to the unadulterated life force in plants. We all can uplevel our health through engaging with green plant life. In this post I’m focusing on kids. In my Yogidetox, I’ll also have handouts for older parents.

As I started desiring a lot more greens in my diet I noticed my child didn’t share my desire. Yet, here she is drinking her green smoothie. What happened? A few things:

  1. We started spending more time with plants. Both house plants, like our huge aloe, to time in the greenhouse munching spinach leaves. We’d pick leaves and bring them in the kitchen. You can do this in the spring, by finding a nice, unsprayed dandelion patch. Start picking the leaves. For those who are more ambitious,  plant a garden.
  2. Indy likes to press buttons including the blender button. I’d notice she’d be first in line to press the blender button, but she wouldn’t drink our smoothies. Once I began laying out the ingredients for her to dump in, cover and press the button, she wanted to drink what she made. She likes to pick out a few goji berries, raisins…add a little honey with the spinach leaves, bananas and raw milk.
  3. I don’t worry about food combining as long as it’s all raw ingredients (not pasteurized milk). Many of you (from Ayurveda World) have freaked out about my utter lack of ayurvedic food combining principles. The reason I don’t worry about it is that in general the greens are great for ama reducing and agni enhancing, and living foods have more enzymes (a.k.a.agni) when alive than cooked. These kid-oriented green smoothies are heavy enough for kid’s higher nutrient and energy needs. If your kid has a ton of mucus, avoid the milks and bananas,  (along with wheat, meat and processed dairy).. unless you have to add a little banana and milk to get started in the smoothies.

I’ve created a quick 2 page First Steps- Family Detox Guide for you and yours to get excited about your wellness potential! Click below, print it out and get started.

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For other recipes and freebies to get you psyched for your cleanse, click on the below handouts: Grab your free week 1 – pre detox guide – print & post on fridge! And remember, that not cleansing with your family has this potential side effects:

  • mucus – which leads to colds and nose picking. Gross.
  • poor eye sight (better eye sight comes from omega 3 precursors in leafy greens)
  • allergies (from clogged up lymph systems due to excessive processed foods (like homogenized milk) and grains (like wheat)
  • bad attitude (from acidic ash in the blood). Our natural state as humans is inspired.
  • acne, weight gain, and other societal unpleasantries.

 
Does your family have the time Not to cleanse? Mine doesn’t.

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1Comment
  • Sheri Levasseur
    Posted at 23 May 2011

    Thanks Cate, for the helpful tips. You are one of few who sees the whole picture (family included) in your practice. These are great tips and especially developmentally appropriate for the little ones’ picky taste buds. Making food choices fun is one way to get them through their newly found and often very challenging power of choice. 🙂

    It is now allergy season and the no banana reminder was a great tip, often forgotten. I am printing your plan and posting on my fridge as a reminder that my kids (3yrs old x 2 & 10 yr old) can and should all do this together. I religiously follow your post-dinner family walk recommendation too.

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