Thirty Days of Juice! Day 29

 

 

Wheatgrass Orange Juice

Makes one tall glass

Ingredients:

  • Two cups freshly cut wheatgrass
  • Four oranges
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Juice oranges through a citrus juicer
  2. Juice wheatgrass through a wheatgrass juicer. Or, if you do not have a wheatgrass juicer, put wheatgrass with 1/2 cup of purified water in a high-speed blender. Liquify. Pour into a nut and seed milk bag and strain.
  3. Pour orange juice into tall glass.
  4. Top with wheatgrass juice.
  5. Plunk a few ice cubes in the glass for a pretty look.
  6. Enjoy your liquid sunshine!

Health Tip: Drink wheatgrass daily for energy, nutrition, cleansing and body building! Wheatgrass juice contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance. It is a whole meal and complete protein  and it is very high in enzymes and chlorophyll. It contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important body builder. The chlorophyll molecule closely resembles that of the hemin molecule, the pigment that combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as its central atom, and hemin contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects. It builds the blood. Wheatgrass juice has been proven to build red blood cells quickly after ingestion. It normalizes high blood pressure and stimulates healthy tissue cell growth.


Thirty Days of Juice! Day 28

Berry Medley

Makes two to four tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups of raspberries
  • Cold purified water and ice to taste

Directions:

  1. Rinse fruit
  2. Push fruit through the juicer
  3. Stir in water to taste
  4. Pour over ice and garnish with a strawberry wedge

Health Tip: All berries are a great source of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and ellagic acid, all of which have been associated with anti-cancer and anti-heart disease benefits.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 27

Potassium Juice

Makes 2 medium glasses

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley

Directions:

  1. Rinse vegetables well
  2. Run all ingredients through a juicer
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: Drink your potassium! It helps your muscles and nerves function properly, helps lower your risk of high blood pressure and helps to maintain the proper electrolyte and acid-base balance in your body. Excellent sources of potassium include chard, crimini mushrooms, and spinach.

 


 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 26

Joy Juice

Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 3 hard pears
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 sweet potato

Directions:

  1. Scoop seeds out of melon and slice into sections.
  2. Remove stem from rinsed pear and slice it.
  3. Rinse and slice sweet potato.
  4. Feed all ingredients into the juicer.
  5. Garnish with a wedge of melon and enjoy!

Health Tip: Drink cantaloupe juice for a great source of Vitamin A — especially if you or someone you love is a smoker or if you are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke. Making vitamin A-rich foods, such as cantaloupe, part of your healthy way of eating may save your life, suggests research conducted at Kansas State University.

While studying the relationship between vitamin A, lung inflammation, and emphysema, Richard Baybutt, associate professor of nutrition at Kansas State, made a surprising discovery: a common carcinogen in cigarette smoke, benzo(a)pyrene, induces vitamin A deficiency.

Baybutt’s earlier research had shown that animals fed a vitamin A-deficient diet developed emphysema. His latest animal studies indicate that not only does the benzo(a)pyrene in cigarette smoke cause vitamin A deficiency, but that a diet rich in vitamin A can help counter this effect, thus greatly reducing emphysema.

Learning to Live the Robust Raw Life

 

Ann Hartenbach of Winneconne Wisconsin had a gentle epiphany on Thursday after breakfast.

It was the day something shifted inside Ann, who has lost 18 pounds since arriving at Creative Health Institute May 1. Following the 10-Day-Detox Program she participated in, Ann became an intern. And this week she’s been getting experience preparing food in our raw kitchen.

She had been through detox programs at CHI in the past and reaped emotional, spiritual and physical rewards from them.  The 10-Day Detox she went through this month was extremely beneficial, too. But the experience she has been gaining behind the scenes in the kitchen since her internship began is really what’s helping Ann take her raw living foods lifestyle to another level.

“The kitchen supervisors create confidence and show how easy the lifestyle can be,” Ann said. “I feel I can go home now and know  what to buy and how long to keep it.”

Ann’s new-found confidence in the kitchen helped her to look at a bowl of leftover oatmeal from breakfast and see a future batch of oatmeal cookies. Before long, Ann was mixing together ingredients from an oatmeal cookie recipe developed for Creative Health Institutes own Master Chef and creator of the Raw Chef Level 1 Certification Class, Bobby Morgan.

Her cookies were a huge hit and other interns were eating them right out of the dehydrator.

It was her first batch of raw cookies. Now that she realizes it’s just as simple to make raw cookies as it is to make baked cookies, Ann expects to be doing quite a bit of “un”baking.

Ann recommends the CHI internship program for budding raw foodists who want to learn more at an accelerated pace.

And for those who can’t commit three months for an internship, she still recommends  the 10-Day Detox program.

“The detox is more than just losing weight. It clears toxins leaving you with a clear head and lighter feeling, ” Ann said.

She is so grateful for all she is learning at Creative Health Institute — and for her new confidence to continue the lifestyle when she returns home.

“Good tasting healthy food is in abundance,” Ann said. “Healthy food does not have to be without flare, spice and richness.”

Bobby’s Really Rawsome Oatmeal Cookies ©

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup dried raisins
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup of raw agave or honey
  • 2 apples grated
  • ½ cup of macadamia nuts finely ground- (leave out a dozen to chunk up and put in the batter)
  • ½ cup cashew nuts finely ground – (leave out a dozen to chunk up and put in the batter)
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Place oats  in a food processor and pulse two short bursts. If you don’t have a food processor, use a blender. Transfer the oats to a mixing bowl and add the dates, raisins, walnuts agave or honey and apples and mix the batter well. Set aside.

Robert (Bobby) Morgan

Master Raw Chef

Creative Health Institute

 

 

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 25

Ginger/Lemon Cleanse

Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1-inch slice Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Fresh Lemon
  • 6 Carrots with tops
  • Apple
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Stem apples
  2. Run all ingredients except water through the juicer
  3. Add cold water to taste
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: Carrots are legendary for promoting healthy vision and also known for promoting healthy lungs, colons and hearts. When selecting carrots,  roots should be firm, smooth, relatively straight and bright in color. The deeper the orange-color, the more beta-carotene is present in the carrot. Avoid carrots that are excessively cracked or forked as well as those that are limp or rubbery.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 24

Ginger Ale Juice

Makes 1 tall glass

Ingredients:

  • handful of grapes
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • ½ inch fresh ginger (less if you find the taste too strong)
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 lemon
  • purified water to taste

Directions:

  1. Feed all ingredients except water through a juicer
  2. Dilute with water to preferred consistency.
  3. Pour into tall glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with wedge of lemon and enjoy every sip of energy-boosting goodness!

Health Tip: Grapes provide the majority of the Cardioprotective benefits of Red wine without the risks of alcohol consumption, which, if excessive can lead to accidents, liver problems, higher blood pressure, heart arrhythmias-and alcoholism