“This was my first detox…” Shanti Retreat’s At-Home Detox Challenge

First off a huge thank you for including us in the Shanti Detox Challenge. I have never done a ‘detox’ before and the idea of doing one brought many questions but it also brought some fear. When I saw that this detox included various whole grains and proteins, not just ‘juicing’ your foods, I was relived and more open to reading about this and perhaps participating. Following along with those at the Shanti Retreat made me feel like I was part of the community and even though I wasn’t present in body, I was there in soul.
The posts on the Facebook pages of Shanti Retreat, Andrea’s Body and Balance and your inspirational e-mails were really inspirational. I loved receiving your recipes and have tried a few already!

Pad Thai in the Raw


I have to admit, the first day was tough – I am an avid coffee drinker and love to indulge in my favorite frozen yogurts at night for my snack. The absence of this on Thursday required two Advil tablets. On Friday I woke up feeling stronger and more aware of my being.  With combinations of foods you suggested, plus an increase in kale, spinach, soaked almonds, roasted vegetables, I felt energized and slept so well. My yoga practice felt like I was dancing and I felt the courage to try poses that I never did before.

Am I changing my food habits to just eating raw foods? No, but I now have a new appreciation for different vegetables and experienced first hand what nourishment my body needs to feel alive and in harmony. It’s amazing how fresh squeezed lemon and grated ginger make an impact and can liven everything up.

This morning I started my day with hot water, lemon juice, turmeric, grated ginger and some honey. Some habits are meant to stay:)

Peace and love,


Date Added: April 19, 2013 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Shanti Kitchen

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