Welcome to my Blog!

Where do I begin.....I am an addict! I have been clean for 59 days----WOW! It seems so much longer then that! My drug use began in high school (class of 85)----used mainly pill, some marijuana, crack a time or two, oh and opiates (I did mix these drugs with alchol)-----sigh! I ended up on Xanax and hydrocodone for about the past 3 years or so, I have had some memory loss, fortunately for me it is coming back piece by piece. There were serveral things that caused me to seek help, my fiance', my son and my youngest niece. All 3 of them played a large factor; they will probably never realize that they actually saved my life!

Psalm 34:5
“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (NIV)

Detox Foods

Here is a list of foods good for detoxing you body which now is my goal to try.  I will also try adding some recipes.

Fresh veggies: Onions, red and green leafy veggies, broccoli, garlic, artichokes, asparagus, cucumbers, Cauliflower, Beets, Artichokes, Garlic, Brussel Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Sea Veggies

Avoid corn as it is acid forming

Fruits:  Pineapple, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blackberries, Raspberries,  Fresh or frozen
Unsweetened, natural juice
Dried fruit, unsweetened in limited amounts such as cranberries, dates and raisins

Beans:  Pinto, Kidney, Butter or Lima, Green Peas, Blackeyed Peas, Lentils

Rice: All forms

Beans and Rice sound like a great choice! Pineapple for desert!


Nuts and Seeds: Unsalted nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cashews and almonds



    cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil
    hemp oil
    flax oil
    chia oil
    almond oil
    avocado oil
    coconut oil
    safflower, sesame, and sunflower oils in limited amounts (due to omega-6 fatty acids)
Condiments: Sea Salt, Vegetable Salt, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Herbs and Spices

Drinks: Water, Herbal Tea, Green Tea, Rice Milk, Lemon Water, Unsweetened Juice and Vegetable Juices


Things that I found that you should avoid:

Sugar products
High fat foods

This would be a great recipe to use fruit and juice.  You can change up your fruit and juice, whatever you like.  John makes me some of the very best smoothies!



  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 cup orange-peach-mango juice
  • 2 cups ice


  1. In a blender, combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the juice. Add ice and blend to desired consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.