Day 3 of the Green Smoothie Cleanse and then we are home free. No problem right?
During a cleanse, I always feel like everything in my life moves just a little bit slower- or maybe that I move a little slower. I mean this in the best possible way. I chill out a bit, focus a little more on what’s going on inside and take a little more time to observe what is going on around me. And do you know what is going on around me?
My plants are growing! Like seriously growing.
I was so nervous about this little garden that I planted and as I look over at them right now and can see that they are all growing on a 45 degree angle- trying their darndest to break free from their spot on the window ledge and get outside into the open sunshine.
The most magical growing I have observed however has been from the plants I am growing from seed.
I layered some potting soil into a plastic container leftover from organic greens. I then sprinkled in a handful of seeds and then lay another layer of potting soil over top. I watered them generously, covered with the top of the package and left to sit. Mostly I let them sit on my kitchen counter which is warmer than by the window and then one morning I woke up and they had popped up from the soil. I am probably way too excited about this but it really was pretty cool that from a little seed came the start of a cilantro plant, basil plant, and parsley plant. Cool beans!
I also decided that I would try sprouting from soil. I was on the hunt for pea seeds as pea shoots are undoubtedly my favourite. I couldn’t find any, but did find some sunflower seeds to sprout (sprout them in the shell and they must be organic- meaning non-irradiated).
These ones sprouted up and were so cute I was one step away from naming these little guys. Never in my whole life did I think I would get so excited over sprouts (and we know I love sprouts). I may be one step closer to the Birkenstocks and Patchouli oil- but as long my watering can matches my wardrobe I feel I am safe from total hippie-ville.
And here is the herbal goodness I have already harvested from my window-ledge herb garden.
All of these fresh herbs sure would be delicious on my Gluten-Free Pizza or perhaps mixed in with my Vegetable Veggie Burgers. Once the cleanse is done, I will be back in my kitchen, playing with all these fresh herbs.
Until then, I will simply take it slow.