Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 27 Step 27 Juicy Juice

Juicing has been around for a long time. Take for instance we have had our juicer for over 20 years. We just replaced the blade. I am sure we should have replaced it long before now, but we have not used it everyday for 20 years. That has changed.
A daily regime of juicing should consist of any combination of these vegetables and fruits. If you are dealing with major health issues the greener the better. Some experts are even saying carrot should not be the base but more green leaf should be......others differ in their opinion. To me it's all good and will keep carrot as my base and add green leafy veggies more than I would if I was not dealing with cancer treatments.
Mix these up as many as you like:
carrot, beets, banana pomegranate, spinach, purple cabbage, cabbage, celery berries (darker the better) kale, all greens like eet greens, turnip greens, strawberries, mangoes, apples, lemons, parsley......I added basil in my juice today and it gave it a wonderful flavor. I grow parsley and basil and love just snipping off a pinch for cooking and now juicing.
A daily regime might look like this:
3-4 green leafy vegetable juices
A great mix: 2-3 celery stalks
4-5 kale stalks
1-2 apples
1-2 inches of ginger (really potent, have used for nausea in chemo)
1 lemon pith and peel removed ok

Another great mix: apple/ginger juice, apple/carrot, carrot only, my all time fav apple/carrot/celery/spinach/cucumber

The idea is the more colorful the better. I have used red/orange/yellow peppers, cucumber, all different kinds of kale, mustard greens, beets and turnips. Don't make juices up too far in advance of drinking, no more than 5-6 hours so the enzymes and nutrients will remain for optimum consumption.
It is best to juice fresh and organic.
Start drinking pomegranate juice. It can be store bought, make sure its organic. Lakewood brand is a nice one.
I love our Champion cause it is easy to clean and makes juice through a press filter which is really the best. In the time it takes me to juice and clean up I could have cooked or had something else. You just have to get in the habit. Also what helps is when you get your vegetable etc from the store.....wash and cut to the size you need for your juicer and store them ready to pull out, that way that step is already done for you when you start your juicer.

I think you will find that juicing gives you way a more satisfaction than other types of breakfasts. More energy, more fullness, greater clarity and wonderful thing you will be doing for your body first thing in the morning, again as an afternoon snack and if you like an evening cocktail before retiring. Enjoy and happy juicing.

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