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Cleansing Recipes and Avo-Smoothies!

Sunflower Fennel Joy

We are beginning to see the start of Spring! The air smells fresh, the birds are singing, tiny buds are forming on the trees.....I love Spring! This is usually when I realize I've let myself gain a few pounds from not being outside and as active as I am in the Summer. This year in particular has been a huge change for me. Moving to Utah from Southern California has kept me inside much more due the the chilly temperatures of Winter AND out of my normal very active routine!

So, now is the time to think about doing something to drop a few pounds and cleanse our bodies to have a fresh "Spring" start!

Dr Ariel Policano of Women Go Raw, and I recently released the ebook The Avocado Smoothie Power Plan! http://www.womengoraw.com/2011/10/19/avocado-smoothie-with-21-day-power-plan/  I may be a bit biased since I created all the recipes in the book, but it truly is an amazing book! Ariel realized that when you add the amazing AVO to the smoothies blood sugar stabilized and you felt fuller for longer. (Along with a ton of other benefits!)

The book is PACKED with info on fitness, spa treatment recipes, breathing techniques, a 21 Day menu plan, tons of recipes for all raw soups, smoothies, salads and more! 

So, if your like me and are realizing that Summer is around the corner and you want to look HOT in a bikini or if you simply want to do a cleanse and not be hungry for a month, check out the book! 

Jane, from Blend It and Mend It, did the program and made video's of the recipes. I've added a few here so you get a little taste of what's inside!

Enjoy! ~~~Lori



Learn how to have abundant energy, stable blood sugar levels, lose weight and enjoy the most delicious smoothies on planet earth. This is the Re-Evolution of the smoothie! 

Get your avocado smoothie on and experience it for yourself! For more information or to buy the book:




Sunflower Fennel Joy


  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup fennel
  • ½ cup sunflower sprouts
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup apple, chopped
  • (or 1 small apple, chopped)
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

 (Option: for a little more sweetness, add 1/4 banana)


  • Blend for about 30-45 seconds. 




Glorious Cleansing Greens


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 leaves, dandelion greens chopped
  • 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup papaya, chopped
  • 1/2 banana
  • ¼ - ½ cup avocado
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 dates chopped (optional)


  • Blend 30-45 seconds or until smooth. Refreshing! 


Just as cleansing our body is so important, so is cleansing other ares of our life. As you go through any cleansing practice this Spring, consider letting go of limiting beliefs, thought patterns, fears, doubts or sadness. This is my favorite poem on transitioning, The Trapeze.....Feel the feelings, thank them, release them and move on..Into more powerful ways of being! <3 L


Enjoy the journey!

In love and health, 

Lori Clayton, LMT,CHHC