Tropical Fruit Cocktail Smoothie Recipe

This Smoothie Is The Perfect Summer Pick Me Up!

Equipment: Blender
Ingredients:
• 1 cup pineapple
• 1 cup mango (or apple, peach, pear, kiwi if no mango’s are available)
• 1 cup of coconut water
• 1 banana
• 1 orange
• 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Squeeze a little lime and blend with ice and water (if needed) to get your desired consistency.

This amazingly delicious drink is one of my favorite summer coolers. It will take your spirit on a tropical vacation. You don’t have to wait for the hottest day as this smoothie makes a great anytime refresher with plenty of vitamins, phytonutrients, minerals and protein to get your day started right!

You can raise the tropical power of this delicious smoothie by adding in a hand full of greens and some living sprouts. It’s rawmazing.

Blessings, Bobby

Burt Juices Manhattan: By CHI Canadian Correspondant Burt Serfaty

New York, the city that never sleeps sure did a number on me. For the past two days I’ve been trekking around Manhattan visiting every organic juice bar on the island.

 

I call it research and development for my own upcoming organic juice bar in Toronto. Why re-invent the wheel? If it’s selling in New York it must be hot. So I asked around.

My first stop was Juice Press, all organic juices, smoothies and some raw food and snacks. At 70 east 1st St. I found this location had the right vibe. Of course the unusually warm and sunny weather sure helped get everyone dancing in the streets. So me being a typical guy, I went over to a group of stunning models to get their thoughts. I asked my first question and they all stood up to answer. This is a problem for me. I’m 5′ 6″. After asking them politely to have a seat they told me they love raw juices and smoothies because it keeps their energy up and their flat bellies full without having to eat a large meal. Then I found out there is a modelling agency in the neighborhood. I opted for the Frozone, a delicious smoothie made from coconut water, acai berry, banana, strawberry, raw cacao powder, bee pollen and a pinch of sea salt. All 17 ounces for $8.

My next stop was Organic Avenue on Sullivan St. in Soho. I was still full from the Frozone but I had to make some room for the Veggie Vibrance. Made from carrot, celery, cucumber, beet, spinach, swiss chard, lemon, ginger and parsley. I enjoyed this drink straight from the glass returnable bottle. I did find the taste of ginger overpowered the other ingredients, but then again I’m not the biggest fan of ginger.

On my second day I again started out at the Juice Press new location on Mott St. I had the Pico de Gallo, literally translated from spanish to mean chicken beak! Let me tell you it was awesome. Mesculen greens, a whole avocado filled with homemade salsa, vegan jalepeno cashew cheese, raw beets and sprouts but what made this salad work for me was the dressing.

The rest of the day I visited some family run juice bars that offered a mix of juices and food and some pretty odd choices. For example a sign read “Fresh organic vegetable juice 10% off with any choice of hamburger or chicken entree.”  You figure that one out. My day ended at another Organic Avenue location on 116 Suffolk in the lower east side. My choice this time was the “Creamy Orange Love Smoothie,” made with orange juice, coconut meat, lucuma powder, coconut sugar, vanilla, tumeric, Irish moss, Himalayan salt and stevia. A bit sweet for me but very tasty.

Tomorrow my last day in Manahattan its the Juicy Lucy Juice Bar and One Lucky Duck, with those names they’re a must visit. Oh, another reason why I love the Juice Press and Organic Avenue is all their food, juices and smoothies are certified Kosher. Sacred juice, you just can’t go wrong!

Day 3 – Greens & Apples – Juice January 3, 2012

 

Greens & Apples

 Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 collard greens leaves
  • 2 kale leaves
  • handful of spinach
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 – 3 Granny Smith Apples

Directions:

  1. Juice all ingredients in a juicer.
  2. Pour into a shaker with ice and mix well. Enjoy!

Health Tip: Eat your greens! This is such a yummy way to do it.  According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract.  Kale, of course, is another super green. The World’s Healthiest Foods reports kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer. These types include cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from glucosinolates in kale play a primary role in achieving these risk-lowering benefits.

Robert Morgan – Bobby is the health education director at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan, He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.

Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.

Wishing you the best day ever,

Bobby, interns, volunteers and staff of CHI

Day 1 – Carrot Celery Clean Sweep Juice – January 1, 2012

This is day 1 of our 3-7-10 day juice fast -feast.  Everyone can benefit from drinking at least one glass of healthy juice a day.  It’s my hope each of you will want to drink more than one glass of juice to help you cleanse, rebuild and strengthen your bodies after the holiday season.  If you are growing wheatgrass, or sprouts you can always juice them with any of the CHI recipes, in-fact we encourage you to do so.  You have permission to repost or send these juice recipes anywhere you like, just make sure; you give CHI and the author credit.  We love all of you and pray 2012 will be a rawmazing year!

Carrot Celery Clean Sweep


Makes 1 large or two small glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 celery stick
  • 11 oz of carrots
  • 5 oz green grapes
  • several large sprigs of parsley
  • celery and/or carrot stick to serve as garnish

Directions:

  1. Using a sharp knife, roughly chop the celery and carrots. Push Half of the celery, carrots and grapes through a juicer, then add the parsley sprigs. Add the remaining celery, carrots and grapes in the same way and juice until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour into one or two glasses and serve with celery and/or carrot stick stirrers for garnish.

Health Tip: This juice is so packed with goodness, you can almost feel it cleansing and detoxing your body. As well as valuable vitamins, the carrots and grapes provide plenty of natural sweetness, which blends perfectly with the mild pepperiness of the celery and fresh scent of parsley. Drink this juice on a regular basis to give your system a thorough clean-out. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.

Robert Morgan – Bobby is the health education director at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan, He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.

Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.

Wishing you the best day ever,

Bobby, interns, volunteers and staff of CHI

 

Juices That May Help Accelerate The Healing Of Broken Bones

Kelli Vaccarelli, who is a guest teacher and alternative health advocate, asked me to speak on different types of juice that would help with bone healing. Since I believe in nutritious foods strengthen and heal our bodies and yes even mend broken bones.  The first thing I recommend for helping to heal broken bones  is juices, energy soups and smoothies made with wheat grass, dark leafy green vegetables, sprouted seeds, grains, nuts (nut milk) of course wild edibles, like comfrey and lambs quarters.

All of the aforementined foods, especially any food you have sprouted are nutritional powerhouses and should always be a part of your bone mending program.  All of them are loaded with iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, these minerals are proven bone healers. We can’t forget about the vitamins and phytonutrients, especially C, E, K, many of the B vitamins, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.  

My favorite green plant is wild comfrey, it has so many amazing medicinal uses. For thousands of years mankind has juiced, made tea and drank comfrey, for many good reasons.

In the case of helping a broken bone to heal it would be my personal first choice.  It has proven to accelerate healing and strengthen broken bones. Unfortunately I would be breaking the law if I told you to juice it or make tea with it, as a resent law has been handed down and it’s no longer legal to ingest comfrey. There is another way to get the benefit of this wonder green and that it to make a poultice with it and apply it over the break. I have also heard that some homeopaths have a tincture that is made from comfrey and they are able to bypass the legal issues of consuming comfrey. I will need to do more research on this one.

Another mineral laden food is sea vegetables and you should try to add them all of your juices. Here at CHI we make sure we have at least 3 teaspoons of these super foods every day. You can blend them in to any juice; I also suggest sprinkling ground sea vegetables, because of their salty taste, on to raw soups, veggies and salads.

What other foods could be used to make up the bone healing juice?

 When you make the bone healing juice, don’t forget to fortify it with seed and/or nut milks. The milks will help speed the mending of broken bones. Make sure all of your nuts and seeds are RAW, organic, soaked and sprouted.  Soaking and sprouting your nuts, seeds, and grains brings out the optimum level of nutrition. My favorite for healing broken bones is sesame milk.

Another thing is, don’t forget to blend in at least a small clove of garlic it will fortify the juice and help reduce inflammation and protect the broken bone from infection.

Kelly, there are dozens of great foods you can juice,  that will help your friend accelerate the healing of the broken bone. Below is a list of some of the ones I would include as long as I remembered to always include the leafy green vegetable-plant and sprouts as the base.

  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • All Squash
  • Oatmeal- make in to a milk and add to juice
  • Grapes, especially red grapes
  • Grapefruit, especially pink
  • Raw Honey
  • Sprouted Garbanzos
  • Tomato

Kelly, I wish you the happiest new year ever and and hope and pray your friend heals quickly.

As Always,

Bobby

Robert Morgan – Bobby is the health education director at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan, He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.

Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.

Wishing you the best day ever,

Bobby, interns, volunteers and staff of CHI

CHI REJUVELAC©

 

CHI REJUVELAC©

 

Serves Four

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  1 gallon glass jar/lid, strainer, wooden spoon

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup quinoa

1 gallon filtered water

DIRECTIONS:

 

1.            Soak one cup of quinoa in a jar for 2 hours for every gallon of Rejuvelac you will be making.

2.            Place a screen tightly over the opening of the jar, securing with a rubber band.

3.            Drain the liquid from the jar.

4.            Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and drain the water out.

5.            Lay the jar on its side, raising the back of the jar 2 – 3 inches, so any excess water can drain out.  Make sure that air can get in through the screen.

6.            Cover the jar with a towel, and the quinoa will sprout overnight.  You can tell when it is ready to grind when the tails are as long as the seeds.  The ¼ cup you began with should now have reached about 1 cup.

7.            Grind one cup of the sprouted seeds in a blender with a little filtered water.

8.            Pour the ground mixture into a clean, sterilized 1 gallon glass jar and fill with filtered water.

9.            Place the lid back on the jar, but do not tighten.  Cover the jar with a towel, and let stand at room temperature (approximately 68° – 78°).  You will be stirring the Rejuvelac every day until it’s ready.

10.       Prior to stirring the first time, remove the ground grains floating at the top.

11.       Stir twice a day with a wooden spoon.

12.       The Rejuvelac is ready when it smells like fresh baking bread, the mixture is tart, and has a mild lemony taste.

13.       Filter the Rejuvelac by pouring it through a strainer and into another jar.

Fermentation is a function of time and temperature.  Rejuvelac may be ready in as little as one or two days during the summer.  It may be kept in the refrigerator for a several days.

 Sending you love and blessings,

Bobby Morgan

Director and Chef

Creative Healh Institute

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 30

Given our great LOVE affair with WHEATGRASS, we’re wrapping up this 30 Days of Juice! feature with a delicious beverage we know our kindred spirits will enjoy…

The Wheatgrass Juice Martini!

Makes two glasses

Ingredients:

  • 6 Ounces Apple Juice
  • 2 Ounces Lemon Juice
  • ½ Ounce Ginger Juice
  • 2 Ounces Wheatgrass Juice
  • Sparkling Mineral Water

Directions:

  1. You will juice your fruit separately using about 4 apples, 1 lemon, 3 inches of  ginger and two cups of wheatgrass. If you do not have a juicer that’s appropriate for wheatgrass, you can blend it with a few ounces of purified water in a high-speed blender and strain the blended mixture through a seed and nut bag to remove the pulp.
  2. Mix juices together and add sparkling mineral water to taste.
  3. Pour into martini glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: The best thing about wheatgrass juice  is that it contains 70% chlorophyll – the pure sunlight energy plant enzyme, which helps oxygenate the body and is also proven to decrease activity of cancer-causing agents – there is a strong link between wheatgrass and cancer prevention. In fact, it’s so nutritious that an ounce of it is equal to 2 ½ pounds of vegetables.

 

 

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.

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

 

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 23

Apple and Cucumber Zipper

Makes 1 glass

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 apples
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1″ of ginger

Directions:

  1. Remove apple stems.
  2. Juice everything together.
  3. Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy.

Health Tip: Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties that can help some people reduce arthritis-based joint pain. Evidence points to one of the antioxidants in ginger called gingerol. It helps to combat oxidative damage to joint cells.


Thirty Days of Juice! Day 22

Tasty Cabbage Juice

Makes one or two glasses.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium carrots
  • ¼ heard of cabbage
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 5 pitted cherries

Directions:

  1. Wash everything and slice the head of cabbage into smaller pieces.
  2. Juice the carrots and set aside.
  3. Juice the cabbage and celery together and put aside.
  4. Juice the cherries and combine all of the fresh juices together.

Health Tip: Eat cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables regularly to guard against cancer. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, Cancer prevention tops all other areas of health research with regard to cabbage and its outstanding benefits. More than 475 studies have examined the role of this cruciferous vegetable in cancer prevention (and in some cases, cancer treatment). The uniqueness of cabbage in cancer prevention is due to the three different types of nutrient richness found in this widely enjoyed food. The three types are (1) antioxidant richness, (2) anti-inflammatory richness, and (3) richness in glucosinolates.

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 21

Dandelion Cocktail

Makes 2 Glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch fresh dandelion leaves
  • 4 apples
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 small wedge onion

Directions:

  • Rinse ingredients
  • Slice apples and chop ginger into about three pieces
  • Feed ingredients through a juicer
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy every sip of health and goodness!

Health Tip: (From CHI Intern Patty) In the late 1990s I had the opportunity to interview a Coldwater, Michigan lady named Maude Ferris Luce preceding the occasion of her 110th birthday (for which she happened to receive a phone call from President Bill Clinton). I asked her what her secret to longevity was and she told me matter-of-factly “dandelion greens.” She said that all her life she had harvested wild dandelion greens and used them in salads.  Dandelion is probably the richest herbal sources of vitamin K. Vitamin-K has potential role in bone mass building by promoting osteotrophic activity in the bones. It also has established role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.

 

 

 

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 20

 

Sunshine Cocktail

Makes one tall glass

Ingredients:

  • 8 Strawberries
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Cup Alfalfa or Sunflower Sprouts

Directions:

  1. Rinse fruit and sprouts
  2. Slice apples
  3. Feed ingredients through juicer
  4. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Health Tip: Strawberries are anti-inflammatory and high  in antioxidants.  The phytonutrients in strawberries work together to benefit cardiovascular health.


Thirty Days of Juice! Day 19

Cran-Apple Juice

Makes 1 large or 2 small glasses

  • 2 apples
  • 1 1/4 cups of cranberries
  • 1 tsp Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash and  slice the  apples and wash the cranberries
  2. Feed fruit  through juicer
  3. Stir in Stevia and cinnamon
  4. Add 1/4 cup cold water if desired
  5. Garnish with an apple wedge; serve over ice and enjoy!
Health Tip: This  is a great tonic for your bladder and kidneys.  It is able to assist as a toxic build-up remover, removal of purines, uric acid, urea in the prostate gland, testicles, kidneys and bladder. This juice is a great defense against yeast infections for women.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 18

Sweet Potato Punch

Makes one large glass or two small glasses.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup alfalfa, buckwheat or sunflower sprouts
  • 1 orange
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 tsp flax oil

Directions:

  1. Wash, peel and chunk sweet potato, pineapple and orange.
  2. Wash, core and chunk apple.
  3. Rinse sprouts.
  4. Feed ingredients through a juicer.
  5. Pour and enjoy!

Health Tip: According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, it’s important to have some fat in your sweet potato-containing meals if you want to enjoy the full beta-carotene benefits of this root vegetable. Recent research has shown that a minimum of 3-5 grams of fat per meal significantly increases our uptake of beta-carotene from sweet potatoes.

 

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 17

Keep it Movin’

Makes 1 or 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 firm Papaya
  • 1/4-inch slice Ginger Root
  • 1 Pear
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Chunk papaya flesh, ginger root and cored pear.
  2. Run fruit and ginger through juicer
  3. Add cold water to taste
  4. Pour in a tall glass over ice and enjoy!

Health Tip: This juice is designed to help with constipation. Papaya has been used by ancient tribes to relieve constipation and digestive problems. It is also a good source of Vitamin C and E.

 

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 16

 

 

Greens & Apples


Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 collard greens leaves
  • 2 kale leaves
  • handful of spinach
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 – 3 Granny Smith Apples

Directions:

  1. Juice all ingredients in a juicer.
  2. Pour into a shaker with ice and mix well. Enjoy!

Health Tip: Eat your greens! This is such a yummy way to do it.  According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract.  Kale, of course, is another super green. The World’s Healthiest Foods reports kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer. These types include cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from glucosinolates in kale play a primary role in achieving these risk-lowering benefits.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 15

Delicious Beet Cocktail

A healthy recipe for beets that tastes great.  No cooking the beets, no added sugar, just a delicious raw juice that is bold and refreshing.  Delicious Beet Cocktail  is a sophisticated, shockingly beautiful drink that you can serve as a mocktail at happy hour.  Bottoms up!

Ingredients:

  • 2 small beets, peeled and quartered
  • 2 red apples, cored with peels on
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups ice
  • ¼ cup white grape juice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend beets, apples, ginger and water in a Vita-Mix on high while you fill a pitcher with ice.
  2. Pour beet apple mixture through a fine mesh sieve into the the ice filled pitcher, stirring the pulp to allow liquid to drain through.
  3. Stir to chill, add grape juice if you desire a sweeter version and serve immediately.

Health Tip: Beets are full of folate, manganese, and cancer fighting betacyanin which gives it that glorious color.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 14

Orange and Tomato Juice

Makes One Glass

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp.  Agave or Coconut Nectar (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash the fruit and skin the orange.
  2. Run the oranges and tomatoes through the juicer.
  3. Stir in lemon juice and coconut nectar or agave.
  4. Enjoy!

Health Tip: This juice is an energy booster, loaded with Vitamin C and also quite a bit of Vitamin A. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and is believed to help prevent against stroke, heart attack and a host of other ailments.

 


Thirty Days of Juice! Day 13

 

Cucumber Melon Lift


Makes one large or two small glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 honeydew
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts

Directions:

  • Wash cucumbers and peel melon. Chop  into chunks.
  • Feed all ingredients through the blender.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Health Tip: The silica in cucumber is an essential component of healthy connective tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone. Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber’s high water content makes it naturally hydrating—a must for glowing skin. Cucumbers are also used topically for various types of skin problems, including swelling under the eyes and sunburn. Two compounds in cucumbers, ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, prevent water retention, which may explain why cucumbers applied topically are often helpful for swollen eyes, burns and dermatitis.

Best Juice Day Ever!

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Creative Health Institute