Renewing the Mind, Body, and Spirit through juicing

Archive for July, 2016

Peaches and the benefits

According to a study from Texas A&M, stone fruit like peaches, plums and nectarines have been shown to ward off obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Texas A&M associate professor and AgriLife Research food scientist, states that their studies have shown that stone fruits have bioactive and phenolic compounds with anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties that may also reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) associated with cardiovascular disease. He attributes the benefits to four major phenolic groups in stone fruits: anthocyanins, chlorogenic acids, quercetins and catechins, all of which work together and complement each other to fight off obesity-related illness.

Lunch: Workout and drink the juice from yesterday for breakfast today.

Spinach

Blueberries

2 Strawberries

Raspberries

1/2 apple

1 Peach

1 Carrot

Ginger

1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

2 Tbss Goji berries

1 Tbsp wheat germ

1 cup Almond milk

Water

peaches

Cheers!

 

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Snack healthy

Drink your juice from yesterday for breakfast today.  Make two juice with the following recipe and save one for tomorrows breakfast.  Don’t forget to pack your nuts and/or trail mix to snack on between meals.

Lunch time meal replacement:

spinach

Romaine Lettuce

pomegranate seeds

Blueberries

Pineapple

Banana

Orange

Nectarine

Cashews

Goji berries

Chia seeds

Rice milk

Water

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Cheers!

 

 

 

Add flavor with peaches

Peaches are not fully ripe when they arrive in the fruit shop. Most will be ready to eat in two to three days if stored at room temperature. If your in a rush for your peach juice enclosing them in a paper bag to trap the natural gasses can speed up ripening whilst allowing them to “breathe” a little.

When looking for good peaches to juice look for peaches that are firm and full-colored and avoid ones that are tinged with green; the green areas won’t ripen properly.

Make sure you remember to remove the stone before using your peaches to create peach juice.

Some may find fresh peach juice a bit thick, if this is the case dilute it down in a multi juice recipe or add water or apple juice.

Peaches were once known as Persian apples and the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck in China.

 

Breakfast

Romaine / Kale mix

Handful of Blueberries

1 small Peach

1 small Nectarine

1/8 cup Wheat Germ

1/8 cup Wheat Bran

1/8 cup Gogi Berries

1/8 cup Cashews

1/8 cup pomegranate seeds

Handful red grape

2 Strawberries

1 cup almond Milk

Water

peaches

Cheers!

The Benefits of Juicing Plums

The plum is known to be a highly nutritious fruit.  Originally from China, this delicious fruit has multiple medicinal benefits to your health.  Plums are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants that promote a stronger and healthier body.  Juicing is the best way to transfer all these beneficial nutrients found in this fruit into your body.  By juicing plums first, you eliminate the need for the body to digest the food, which means faster absorption of nutrients into your bloodstream.  Plums are an excellent source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, K, thiamin, boron, potassium, riboflavin, calcium, and niacin.

Incorporating plum juice into your daily diet may aid in preventing cancer.  Plums are rich in anti-oxidants that protect your body from roaming free radicals, harmful molecules that damage cells.  Plum juice helps keep your cells healthy and inhibits the growth of cancerous cells.  The high content of vitamin A and C found in plums helps prevent a variety of different forms of cancer, including lung, colon, and gastrointestinal cancer.  In addition, plum juice is a great source of compounds known as neochlorogenic acid and chlorogenic acid, which are also known to have potent anti-cancer properties.

 

Breakfast

Kale/Romaine Mix

1 Banana

1 Red Plum

1 Yellow Tomato

1 Tbs Pomegranate Seeds

1/8 cup Goji berries

1/8 cup granola

1Tb Hemp Seeds

1 Cup Almond Milk

Water

 

For Lunch

8 Broccoli florets

1 Celery Stalk

1/4 Cucumber

Juice from 1 Lime

Handful of Blueberries

1 Plum

1 Tomato

6 Almonds

1 Tbs Goji berries

1 Tbs Flax seeds

1 Tbs Hemp seeds

Water

plums

Cheers!

Breakfast of Champions

Juice this into two cups, drink on for lunch today and enjoy the other for Saturday morning breakfast with a bowl of oatmeal.  Stay active!

2 Romaine Lettuce Leaves

1 Cup Cantaloupe

1 Banana

1/3 Cup Red Grapes

1/3 Cup Blueberries

2 Strawberries

1/3 Cup Raspberries

1 Peach

1Tbsp Cup Chia Seeds

1Tbsp Cup Goji berries

1 Cup Almond Milk

Water

grapes

Cheers!

 

Let’s talk Goji Berry

What Is a Goji Berry?

The goji berry, also called the wolfberry, is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that’s native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hope of living longer.

Over time, people have used goji berries to try to treat many common health problems like diabeteshigh blood pressurefever, and age-related eye problems. Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines.

What Are the Benefits of Goji Berries?

Goji berries are rich in nutrients.

Some studies using goji berry juice found possible benefits in mental well-being and calmness, athletic performance, happiness, quality of sleep, and feelings of good health. But those were preliminary studies that need to be repeated before drawing conclusions. All berries are good for you. It’s not clear if goji berries are better than other types of berries, or if goji berry supplements have the same health benefits as the actual berries.

Do Goji Berries Have Side Effects?

Goji berries could interact with some drugs. If you take warfarin (a blood thinner), you may want to avoid goji berries. Goji berries may also interact with diabetes drugs and blood pressure drugs, so talk with your doctor first.

Otherwise, it’s probably safe to eat goji berries in moderation.

Before taking diet supplements, let your doctor know.

Breakfast:

50% Kale

1 Banana

1/2 cup Raspberries

1/2 cup Cantaloupe

3 Strawberries

1/2 cup Pineapple

12 Cashews

1/8 cup Goji berries

1/8 cup chia seeds

Water

Goji

Cheers!

Green juice Wednesday

If you are wondering which fruits and vegetables are juiceable, wonder no more. Each fruit and vegetable has it’s own wonderful composition…some are watery, some dense, and some soft. But for the most part, almost all fruits and vegetables are juiceable.

Have a great 30 minute workout today and juice this one for lunch.

Kale/ Romaine mix

1 Tomato

½ Avocado

1 Squash

1 gala apple

1 celery stalk

Slice of Scallion

1 garlic clove

¼ leek

Pinch fresh Parsley

Pinch fresh Thyme

Dash Cayenne Pepper

1 Tbs Hemp Seeds

2 Tbs Gogi Berries

Juice from 1 Lemon

Water

zucchini  squash

Cheers!

 

 

 

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