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!

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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.