Tuesday, November 12, 2013

All about: the rather yum little bird Spring Clean



Years ago I first came across the Little Bird brand when I bought - far too many times - bags of their highly addictive macaroons from a little stand in my yoga teacher’s studio. I loved the fact that they were a delicious treat without many of the negatives usually involved with a little indulgence, and their creator, Megan May was truly inspiring.
Fast forward a few years and on a more-than-regular basis you’ll find me sitting in Megan’s newly opened Little Bird Unbakery at 1a Summer Street - the second in the stable after she opened the first in Kinglsland not too long ago. To say the latter was a runaway success is putting it mildly, and despite the fact that Little Bird started with very little money behind it the brand took on a life of its own.
Since the brand took off people have been hassling Megan for recipes and whatnot, and now the extremely clever and rather fabulous woman has developed a cleanse that has been getting major props from all those who embark on it - no surprise there! Available as a one, three or five day option, the little bird Spring Clean consists of six juices and smoothies and one raw organic salad to cap off your day. The six juices and smoothies are designed to “provide you with raw, alkalising and revitalising goodness that will give your digestion a rest”, all the while providing your body with a high density of vitamins, essential minerals, antioxidants and enzymes.
For many years I stuck to a juice fast each and every Monday, and cleansing systems like this remind me why I should get back into it and start doing exactly that right now. It’s great to give your body a rest from putting so much work into digesting heavy winter foods, as well as a shot of high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to strengthen the immune system, increase energy and leave you with a clearer mind and cleaner insides. If you eat well and maintain a healthy body and mind most of the time then a one day clean out is all that’s needed, but it’s great that little bird have a five day option available for when you really need a full body re-set of sorts.
I particularly love that they provide you with a salad to wrap up your day - both on an emotional and physical level.  A light kale and greens salad with avocado, beetroot noodles, cleansing sea vegetables and fermented vegetables, it provides you with a good amount of fibre and nutrients to help keep things in the body moving and leaves you satisfied to sleep easy - as well as a feeling of getting a little ‘reward’ for lasting the day.  
It goes without saying that you will get maximum benefit out of your little bird cleanse - or any cleanse - if you stay away from coffee, alcohol and heavy foods for a few days prior to commencement, so step away from the pinot, steak and long black and get ordering… your body will most definitely thank you for it!
For more info go to http://littlebirdorganics.co.nz/ - I for one can’t wait to give this a try.

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