November 5, 2009

Spring cleansing with Blended Greens recipe helps to flush those toxins before they seep in deep. When you see how green this recipe whips up you too will feel clean.

We do what we can to help limit the amount of chemicals our pets are exposed to, but life is not always that free of toxins. Think of where those paws go in a day; parks with fertilizers, de-icing chemicals on the sidewalk, water pollution they swim in, air pollutants, carpet and car cleaning agents, etc. Now can you count how many times your pet licks himself clean in a day!

This is a nice mix of some cleansing herbs and veggies that can be mixed into a fresh Honest Kitchen meal, or if you are strong, this mix can be used to aid in a 1 day fast for your dog. Cat fasts are not recommended more then 12 hours, especially in over-weight felines.

Ingredients

(Organic, fresh ingredients are recommended)

  • 2 cup spinach (washed)
  • 1 medium zucchini (chopped into chunks)
  • 2 stocks of celery (chopped into chunks)
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cup parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic (optional use for cats)
  • 2 cups filtered water
What To Do

Place water and herbs in blender, mix in blender until evenly distributed. Add remander of ingredients, puree for 1- 2 min. Serve fresh, refrigerate remainder. Mixture will stay fresh in fridge for 2 to 3 days. You can alternate some of the veggies; try kale, chicory, and apples.

Spinach - anti- oxidant to aid in eliminating free radicals released in the cleanse, also raw spinach aids in the removal of fat-soluble toxins.

Garlic - helps remove discarded hormones and drugs. Garlic should be used freshly chopped or mashed, upon oxidation is when the healing properties become most active. When feeding garlic to cats limited intervals and small doses are recommended.

Parsley - diuretic helps to remove and flush kidney toxins

Lemon - helps to neutralize liver toxins

This mixture can be added to your pets Honest Kitchen meal for 1 week for a nice cleanse. Provide plenty of fresh filtered water and a healthy amount of fresh spring weather exercise.