Have you met the Feel Good Guru (aka Moira Nordholt)?

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I heard about her on Dr. Melissa West’s podcast (which I love), Returning to the Body Mind. Melissa interviewed her, and I was riveted and  inspired, and I checked out her website and her fasts as soon as humanly possible. I think the thing that inspired me the most to get fasting was Moira’s idea of teaching or advocating for causes not by preaching but by being a fabulous example. Her glowing skin, abundant energy and positive attitude certainly inspire me to dump my Starbucks soy no-water-tazo-chai AND cookie addictions horrible habits and start eating clean — as in, at least for 21 days, no wheat, no sugar, no coffee, no alcohol and, of course, no animal products.

I’ve talked about this before. I’ve been trying to diet (again) for years now, but I haven’t been able to stick to one plan since the Rascal was born — eating horribly became my coping mechanism for horrific symptoms of prenatal anxiety and OCD (it was the worst in the Fall)…. And now I seriously have a good 20 pounds to lose. I really really do. It’s important. For my health. And because my daughter’s still young enough that she won’t notice if I shed a ton of weight….

I never want her to see me “diet,” anyway. So, let’s just not call it a diet. It’s a fast, a cleanse. Losing weight will be the by-product of a healthier, lighter, happier, cleaner, more energetic me…. More on this on the main site…. In the meantime, here’s a video promo of Moira’s new “Autumn Fast.” (See HERE for how you can get the fast for FREE!)

So thank you Moira! And thanks, too, to @lindseyjay for motivating me with tweets every day — and Moira herself (@feelgoodguru) checking in with tweets. LOVE!

Moira (a Toronto resident, by the way!) is totally generous with her ideas, and she’s encouraged me to share some recipes from the fast with you. The first is the all-important GREEN SMOOTHIE! Enjoy….! (This recipe has been lifted word-for-word from Moira’s fast.)

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Here’s how for 2:

Soak a cup of organic almonds overnight in spring water.
This activates the live enzymes in the almonds – packed full
of potential, beautiful trees waiting to grow. In the morning,
drain and rinse.

In a blender or vita-mix:

Add to the almonds 1 organic banana, 1 organic mango or
other fruit like orange, pear, apple, pineapple or whatever
looks great at the farmers’ market or in the produce
section. (Always buy organic to avoid countless toxic
chemicals in and on your food.)

Add a cup of your favorite soy milk,
almond milk or rice milk (I use Eden
Original for my smoothies), a cup of
orange or apple juice, 2 tablespoons of
a green food supplement (I’m using
Garden of Life Perfect Food Super Green
Formula), 2 tablespoons of walnut,
hemp seed or flax seed oil, and a pinch
of cinnamon.

Blend until all the ingredients are velvety
smooth. Sip slowly at room temperature
and feel immediately the benefits of
going green.

So…who’s with me? If you’re with me, you can grab the ebook FOR FREE — HERE’S HOW!