Levitation Lemonade

Levitation Lemonade

Levitation Lemonade

My friend Courtney Clay came up with this super hydrating, nourishing, yummy tasting lemonade that’s quick to make and easy to customize to your desired tastes and nutrient requirements.  She calls it Levitation Lemonade.  I didn’t ask her why – I was too busy levitating. :)

This lemonade has been a life saver for us in the over 100 degree heat we get during Texas summers, after workouts, after sweating at my favorite Korean spa, and especially when we were camping and hiking at high altitudes in Colorado this summer.

In the past I’ve gotten altitude sickness very easily (in Colorado and at Yosemite National Park).  It’s not pretty.  Before my raw superfood adventures I tried to combat the altitude sickness with Gatorade-type electrolyte drinks, water, and Ibuprofen (to thin my blood).  While these things helped a little, they didn’t help a lot and I’m just not willing to put that stuff in my body anymore (well, except for the water).

This time, Dan and I drank 1 quart of Levitation Lemonade between us every day (in addition to the copious amounts of water I always drink) and we never experienced ANY altitude sickness.  What a blessing!  Perhaps the lemonade lifted our insides to the same altitude we had taken our bodies?

When you’re ready to re-hydrate, keep cool, and support your body’s natural inclination to levitation, here’s a basic recipe to get you started:

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Goji Lemon Bars: Chewable Goji Lemonade

Goji Lemon BarIf you like lemon bars, or you like Goji Lemonade, I think you’ll really like these Goji Lemon Bars.  This is an adaptation of Ani Phyos Lemon Coconut Bars recipe.

I’ve clarified some of her recipe and added in goji berries.  It’s pretty darn yummy.  Try it and taste for yourself!

This recipe makes about 12 bars in a 9×9 inch pan.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Almonds (soaked 8 hours and rinsed is best)
1 tsp Sun Fire Salt
1.5 Cups Dates
1 Tbsp Vanilla (or 1 vanilla bean – scrape the insides)
Zest of 1 Lemon or 2-4 drops Lemon Essential Oil (optional)
2-3 Tbsp Lemon Juice (juice one lemon or use juice from a jar which is way easier)
1 Cup Finely Shredded Coconut
2 Tbsp Goji Berries

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The Master Cleanse

Dan and I did the Master Cleanse and we feel great!  It’s actually been over a month ago that we did it and I’m just now making the time to tell you about it (spring gardening took priority).

There’s lots of info available about the Master Cleanse.  We have the book “The Master Cleanse” and apparently there’s a new version called “The Complete Master Cleanse” and a Peter Glickman book called “Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 days“.  There are plenty of people blogging about their master cleanse experience, and there’s even a Master Cleanse Facebook group for peer support.

If you’re interested in doing a general cleanse for your body, losing weight somewhat quickly, stopping addictions (like foods, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs), or just trying it out, here are our notes on how it worked for us and our tips to make it go easily.  I’m not going to list the full instructions on how to make the special “lemonade” for the master cleanse – please get one of the books to get the full details on how to do the cleanse.

I should mention that this is really a stage 3 of my body cleansing experiments.  As Stage 1 I’ve been consuming Chocolate Bliss and other raw superfoods regularly for the last year and a half.  Because of that stage 1 transition I’ve been able to stop caffeine entirely, stop eating meat, dramatically reduce my intake of processed foods (I still have good quality potato chips now and then), eat more vegetables, and let go of quite a bit of excess fat on my body.  In Stage 2 I got interested in cleansing my body even further, so I did a series of Liver & Gallbladder Cleanses.  I’m glad that I did the liver cleanse 2nd because I had started doing an MMS Cleanse that was too extreme for my liver.

The Master Cleanse was stage 3 for me simply because that’s when it came into my awareness and my body intelligence said “yes, let’s do this now”.  I think the Master Cleanse is easy enough to do as a stage 1 on a cleansing journey, though you may find you have more detox reactions than I did simply because I’ve been cleaning up my diet for the last year and a half.  Nevertheless, since the cleanse is letting your body do its own cleaning (rather than forcing cleansing with supplements), it seems a safe way to start cleaning house.

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Here are our tips on how to make it even more easy:

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Raw Food Recipe Goji Lemonade and Demo


Here’s a video demonstration of the super easy Goji Lemonade recipe from one of our summer Superfood Dinners.

Here Melissa talks about additional uses for Goji Berries, the greatness of Vanilla Agave Nectar, how to use your coconut oil liquid or solid, and the cool body responses you can have when you upgrade your diet into superfoods.

For a printable version of this recipe, visit this blog posting:
Go Go Goji Lemonade

Enjoy!