This page was created for my own personal health journey and to help motivate others. There is no perfect person or a perfect body. We are focused on getting healthy and feeling healthy . If I can help anyone along the way then I  have made a great accomplishment .Once I made it through my 30 straight days of fresh juice I have now incorporated a powdered juice & protein drink along with my fresh juices.  I love the Organifi Protein not only for the great taste but for providing great results in a healthy, non GMO, VEGAN, ORGANIC way. I have also tried to post healthy recipes for once you come off of what we call a reboot (drinking nothing but juice) Some people do a reboot for a day or a couple days where others do it from a month to 12 months. Once you get detoxed you want to stay detoxed and feel good.   Keep on Juicing my friends!

  • Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

  • Dried Flor-De Jamaica Hibiscus Tea Petals

    I love this tea. If you want the tea and cannot find it where you live, contact me and I will ship it to you for 15.00 per bag. You can pay through my paypal account. The 15.00 includes the shipping which is unfortunately outrageous these days.

  • Yummy Hibiscus Tea. Beautiful color for your health.

  • OMG organic products.

    I use these items first thing in the morning to add to my protein powder, I alternate which ones I use on a daily basis so I am always switching them up.

  • ORGANIFI-Products

    I have been using ORGANIFI for over 3 years now and it is honestly the BEST protein and organic items you will ever use. They are organic, vegan, gmo free, gluten free. Pure awesomeness for your health. You can order them at organifi.com

  • Flora-De Jamaica

    Hibiscus tea is a great addition to your health factor. The benefits include many for helping with health and also weightloss.

GREAT DAY AT THE PLANT SALE

I had a wonderful day at the plant sale. I met the most amazing, happy, wonderful people. Nothing I love more than plants, veggies & fruits. My fiance purchased a ton of plants for me including a Meyer Lemon tree, hydrangea, black elephant ear, so many things I cant even type them all here but I went crazy over the plants and the prices were spectacular. My favorite find was the Wysteria Tree, and a Lady Banks Rose which I have wanted for years. It was nice being able to feel great and move around with ease and no pain due to the fact that I am still sticking to doing those juice re-boots. Once you truly get on the mission of juicing, you just don't feel right without it. The last time I had my bloodwork awhile back my LDL cholestoral was 184 and that really concerned me as we have a family history of the liver collecting all bad cholestoral and not taking in the good, I was determined to bring this level down naturally and use no medication. I am happy to report that last week my blood-work results were fantastic!! After pumping up the juice  again, not only did I lose more weight but my cholestoral (LDL) was down to 120. Love the fact that simple green, purple, red, orange etc veggies and some fruits can make you feel this way. Juice for a better LIfe. IT WORKS!!

  • MY first attempt to grow micro greens in the flats.

GROW YOUR OWN MICRO GREENS

This is the best video I have found on how to grow micro greens. It's simple and to the point. I love micro greens and look forward to eating and juicing them. I also love adding them to my blended protein shake.

Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) Salad Rolls

These garbanzo salad wraps are healthy and light and taste way better than tuna salad! They can be made either raw with sprouted chickpeas or you may choose to steam them for a brief moment for digestibility. For a raw wrap use a big, fresh leaf of collard greens or chard, or you can easily use a sprouted whole grain tortilla or sandwich bread. This recipe combines an array of great flavors with ingredients such as dijon mustard, parsley, tahini, red wine vinegar and capers, and also has great texture variation through soft chickpeas and crunchy diced celery, apple, and bell pepper. A dash of kelp powder is added to give it that "of the sea" flavor similar to a tuna salad without the fish!

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs. tahini
  • 2 Tbs. plain non dairy milk (try fresh almond or brazil nut)
  • 2 Tbs.freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp.red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. tamari
  • 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. kelp granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • Pinch or two sea salt (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup sprouted garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained, and semi-smashed (see below)
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced apple
  • 2 - 4 Tbs. diced green or red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbs. capers (optional)
  • 1 - 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley (optional)

For Serving:

For Serving:

  • Swiss chard leaves (for rolling), or whole-grain tortillas or sliced bread

Directions

  • In a bowl, whisk/stir together the tahini with the milk, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, tamari, mustard, kelp granules, maple syrup, salt, and pepper.
  • Mash or smash the chickpeas just slightly with the bottom of your measuring cup, or a spoon, and then stir in with mixture along with celery, apple, bell pepper, capers and parsley, if using. Stir through until well mixed. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.
  • To serve, place several tablespoons of mixture in a full large chard leaf and roll, creating a raw ‘burrito’ or ‘sushi’. Repeat until mixture is used. Optionally, spread mixture between sliced bread for sandwiches or rolled in a whole-grain tortilla.

Zucchini Rolls with Sunflower Seeds Pate, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

 

Ingredients

For sunflower seeds pate:

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 2 hours
  • 4 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. tahini
  • 4½ T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Chili flakes, to taste

For the rolls:

  • 1 big zucchini, cut into flat thin strips (you should get around 12)
  • 12 spinach leaves, medium sized
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 6 sun dried tomatoes, cut into fine strips
  • 1/2 cup sprouted buckwheat groats*

Directions

  • Sprinkle salt on the zucchini strips and let them sit for 5 to10 mins.
  • To make the sunflower seeds pate add all the ingredients for the pate to a high speed blender and blitz until you get a creamy mix.
  • Scoop pate in a bowl and season to taste.
 Rinse the zucchini to get rid of the excessive salt and pat them dry to eliminate moisture.
  • Prepare all the ingredients for the rolls and begin to assemble.

To make one roll add:

  • 1 slice zucchini
  • 1 Tbs. pate spread on the surface of the zucchini slice
  • 1 tsp. sprouted buckwheat (gently press this into the pate so it does not scatter all over). Place in the middle 2-3 sun dried tomato strips
  • 1 spinach leaf
  • 1 basil leaf
  • Roll; pin them with toothpicks

They are best served fresh but keep well in the fridge for 1 day or so.

Notes:

  • *If you don’t have sprouted buckwheat and you don’t have time to make some right this minute, don’t worry. You can substitute with more sunflower seeds, or pine nuts, other seeds you like, or even some roughly chopped nuts like walnut.

 Sprout Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice (basmati and jasmine are our favorites)
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 Tbs. oil (corn, peanut, or vegetable.)
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 8-16 oz. Sprouted Beans

Directions

  • Combine the rice with the water and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is done.
  • Heat a skillet or wok over high heat for 1 minute, add oil and heat until smoking.
  • Toss in Sprouted Beans and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add rice, soy sauce and sugar and continue stir frying for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and eat.

 

Spiced Sprouted Beans in Mustard Sauce

This wonderful sprout recipe was created by a favorite farmers market customer of ours.

Ingredients

 

Directions

  • Heat wok or pan for 1 minute on high. Add the oil and heat until smoking.
  • Add the mustard seeds. Cover the pan - the seeds will pop.
  • Once the seeds stop popping uncover the pan and add the cumin powder, cayenne pepper, ginger, salt, and honey.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the chopped onion and stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add the Sprouts and stock or broth - simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the prepared mustard and cook for 1 more minute.

Serve over rice or noodles.

Hunan Mung Beans in Outrageous Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (or more) Mung Bean Sprouts
  • 1 cup cucumber - peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 + cup carrot - grated
  • 1+ cup sweet peppers (use as many colors as you like) - chopped
  • Any and all other tasty colorful vegetables

 

Outrageous Dressing:

  • 3 Tbs. tahini or crunchy peanut butter (or combination of the two)
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 4 Tbs. vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. hot red pepper oil
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs. corn, sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs. ginger - minced
  • 1 Tbs. garlic - minced
  • 1 Tbs. scallions - minced
  • 1 Tbs. white wine
  • 1 tsp. hot mustard (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • bean thread or rice noodles (optional)

Directions

  • We prefer our bean sprouts raw, but you have options.
  • If you like, you may poach the mung beans for 1/2 - 2 minutes by putting them in rapidly boiling water, remove to strainer and cool with cold water. Drain well.
  • Mix all vegetables and sprouts in a bowl.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients together and pour over sprouts + vegetable mix.
  • Chill and garnish with (additional) minced or finely sliced scallions and toasted sesame oil.
  • Serve over bean thread rice noodles if you like 

Sprouted Bean Burgers

This is one of our favorite sprout recipes. It's cooked but it is soooo good we don't care. The Tastiest Vegetable Burger Ever! Eat More Sprouts!

Ingredients

OR Mix your own....

AND

  • 1 tsp. salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbs. corn, sunflower or vegetable oil

    Directions

    • Chop the Sprouts up - finely, or grind them in a food processor.
    • Mix all the ingredients together. Shape into thin (1/4 inch) patties.
    • Heat pan (cast iron works very well) over medium-high heat for a minute.
    • Add oil and heat for a minute or so - until almost smoking.
    • Place patties in pan. Brown lightly on each side.
    • Garnish to your liking.
    • Serve on bread, bun or none.
  • 1/2 cup flour, or cracker crumbs, or panko
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs - slightly beaten
  • 2-3 scallions - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried thyme

Sprout Omelette

Sprouts for Breakfast!

Ingredients

and Eggs with whatever else you like to put in them:

  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • etc.

Directions

  • Prepare an omelette and fill with sprouts or scramble your eggs with the sprouts.
  • Cook the sprouts as little as possible - they're more nutritious that way.

DAY 29 & THINGS ARE LOOKING UP!

Hi my juicing friends, Are you guys still on board with me? Have you been doing a juice fast or is today the first day you have actually really thought of trying it? For me , this time around today is day 29 of nothing but good healthy juices & water. That's right just healthy good juice. 

I love the feeling of knowing that I am in control of what I I feed my body, and that food does not control me. If you are just now thinking about juicing I would suggest that you read up on it and make a plan. Read about different types of juicers and then look them up on youtube to see exactly how they work. If you are someone who is at home during the day then you may want to use a slow juicer ( a masticating juicer) If you are like me and are working outside the home and always busy and on the go then you may prefer a centrifugal juicer which juices the veggies & fruits a little faster. Take time to read and watch videos before choosing a juicer. 

Use a good recipe for your juice. Once you get used to how the items taste and which ones go together you can then kind of make them up on your own but I can assure you that if you make them up when you first start juicing you are gonna get some that really do not taste so great . 

Always remember when juicing that you want more vegetables than fruits . As juicers we need to keep the percentage in mind at all times. 80/20 is our motto.  80% veggies 20% fruits. Drink lots of water, drink juice when you are hungry. You can also drink coconut water or top off your fruit juices with coconut water. Make sure you are using a nice pure coconut water and ALWAYS check for sugar content or additives.  If you feel like you just cannot handle the evenings without food, then think again. Remember why you are juicing to begin with. Your mind is telling your stomach what it is used to which is food, food, food. You make a nice hot broth using a couple large onions, 6 pieces of celery, and 5-6 garlic cloves. Just fill a large pot with water and add the ingredients. Don't chop them, just cut them into large pieces as  you wont be eating the veggies but only drinking the broth. Once the water boils down to just barely covering the veggies then fill the pot with water again. Next add about1-2 teaspoons of a good organic chicken powder or bouillion and either some cayenne pepper or some Korean crushed red pepper. Let the broth simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes and then enjoy! 

I myself also use a protein drink in the mornings, I love my protein drink because for me personaly it's a good start to my day. I use ORGANIFI protein vanilla powder and then I also add a scoop of HEMP powder to it along with some frozen strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. I have this around 7 a. m. and then after that I drink my juices throughout the day while at work along with a lot of water. I also love  the KEVITA , my favorite is the Coconut/ Lime. Most of the time by evening I'm not really hungry at all so I just stay occupied doing something. Below you can find a lot of good recipes for juices & other information that I hope will help you during your journey of juicing. If you are taking prescibed medications then make sure to check with your doctor first and just as important make sure your medications do not have side effects if mixed with any other items. HAPPY JUICING MY FRIENDS. Come on out to FB and join in on the juicing fun with me and my great bunch of juicing buddies at Joe Cross Community. We would love to have you if you are committed to juicing . All we ask you to bring is a positive & caring attitude. 

  • All of my veggies & fruits have been washed first using water & a little baking soda, then rinse very good and cut them up for going into the juicer quicker.

  • These are the juices made from the bowls of fruits & vegetables. They are really pretty. Carrot, apple, ginger is the orange one, the green is celery, cucumber & green apple, the pink is pink grapefruit and the darker is pink grapefruit with a little beet juice added to it.

  • This amount was left over after filling my juice bottles so this is what I drank for my lunch today. I love juice. The juice bottles you can purchase on Amazon , they come in a box of 6 with fantastic no leak lids for $19.97

Juice For Health!!

  This page is based on my personal journey to getting healthier. Everyone is differant in what their body can consume, or how their body reacts to differant foods. I have learned a lot along the way but will never learn all there is to learn during the rest of my life. I have always loved gardening and growing veggies & herbs. All 5 of my children were raised in an envioroment where many mixtures of fresh vegetables, herbs, and ediable plants and flowers were incorporated into the meals that I prepared. Besides being healthy the foods were beautiful and tasted awesome. I remember when my oldest child, my daughter was only 3 years old and standing on a chair close to the kitchen counter watching me make things such as candied orange peels at Christmas instead of candy, or watching me as she done each October, peeling the left over pumpkins and cutting them into cubes, boiling them and making pumpkin custard for her. We also loved the pumpkin sliced into small thin slices and eaten raw. All of my children loved and still do love raw foods, such as corn, string beans, potatoes, and turnips. I have also learned though, that the foods these days that we purchase from grocery stores all have additives, perservatives, GMO's and things that are not healthy for us.  What I want to bring to this page is a differant view than you may already have concerning the  foods we put into our bodies. Remember first and most , that the body and life you have is the only one you will ever have, once it is damaged by unhealthy things a lot of them cannot be reversed. Here is an example of daily eating that you may not think of. When we prepare a meal the food usually comes from the grocery, it has already been processed, cooked, and most of the nutrients are already gone. Once we get the food out to prepare a meal we open a can of green beans, corn, peas and then we put them on the stove top and cook them once again, along the way adding salt, margarine, butter, oils etc. We have just diminished the good that was left  (if any), By the time we eat a meal and add some bread or cheese, butters, beverages, we are actually doomed where our stomach and health are concerned and once the meal gets to the stomach it has to be broken down and sits there for hours or days until digested. Another thing to think about are meats, I am not a vegatarian but feel like I am on my way to being one after everything I have studied about meats. A meat was once a live animal, there are bacteria living inside the animal and once it dies it still has the bacteria and begins the breaking down of the meat. Meats are not something the stomach digests well at all, if it is a red meat then all of the fat needs to be trimmed off before preparing, otherwise your stomah is thinking "what the heck do I do with this stuff, therefore it starts storing  it into fat pockets in the arteries, and your health slowly declines. One of the hardest things to convince people of is the damage they are doing to their own body (myself included) But lately I have become litterally sick and  tired of being sick and tired. Are you in my same predicament? Do you want to feel better? Do you want to look better? Than you have to eat better. Make small improvements at a time, for example, start cutting down on the amount of salts, margarines, butters and oils  you use when cooking. Instead, start adding either fresh or dried herbs. If you don't want to eat raw foods or do the juicing thing( which I hope you at least try) then instead of frying foods, bake them or invest in an air fryer, they are fantastic! When you juice a vegeatable (not by using a ninja or blender) but by using a juicer, the nutrients in that vegetable are amazing! Once you drink it , it goes into your stomach which is very easy for the stomach to digest, then the nutrients are immediately distrubted throughout your body. It's like drinking life. The more you drink the better you feel, the better you feel the  more you want to drink. My hope in doing this page is to encourage others as well as myself to continue on a healthy journey. Before you take the first bite of anything ask yourself a few questions.... Is this good for my body , mind & spirit ?

And especially is this good for my stomach? And then ask the ultimate question, Am i even hungry or am I eating out of bordem ? If you have any questions or comments you can go to the comment page and send a comment or question or even a juice recipe that you would like for me to share. I will receive them through my email and will be glad to post on my page as long as I feel that they are something healthy. And most of all, give juicing a try before you say you can't drink it, or you don't like it. It is worth the journey. HAPPPY JUICING EVERYONE!!!

JUICE THREE WAYS

Pear, kiwi, spinach and lime
2 ripe pears
3 kiwifruit
large handful of spinach
½ lime

Wash the pears, peel the kiwis and scrub the lime. Cut up the fruit and juice with a handful of spinach, serve iced.
Makes 300ml serves 1
Carrot, orange and apple
2 carrots (200g/7oz)
1 orange
1 granny smith

Scrub the carrots, peel the orange and divide into segments, cut up the apple and juice everything. Serve iced
Makes 250ml serves 1
Beetroot, apple and carrot
2 small/1 large beetroot
1 carrot
2 apples
300ml/ ½ pint water

Scrub the beets and carrot, wash the apples. Cut up all the ingredients and juice. Add the water, stir then pour into a glass. Serve iced.
Makes 600ml serves 2

EVEN THOUGH WE ARE JJUICERS IT DOESNT MEAN WE STILL DONT HAVE TO COOK FOR OTHERS OR OUR KIDS AND RELATIVES. BELOW ARE SOME RECIPES I FOUND FOR YOUR LEFT OVER JUICE PULP THAT YOU MAY ENJOY MAKING FOR THE FAMILY. 

jUICIE PULP MUFFIN MIX

Muffin mixture
205g/ 1½ cups plain flour
170g/ ¾ cup caster sugar
Pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
80ml/ ⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 free range egg
80ml/ ⅓ cup milk, I used almond but any work
150g/ 1 cup of pulp
Side note
If you have a really good juicer that dries out the pulp a lot you may want to add an extra 1 - 2 tablespoons of milk to the mixture to stop it drying out. Also if you don't have enough pulp you can just keep it in the fridge overnight and wait till you have enough and even make separate flavours in one batch like I did.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 and grease or line the muffin pan.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Measure the vegetable oil; add the egg, then add enough milk to make 230ml/ 1 cup. Mix the liquids and dry ingredients together then fold in the pulp with any other filling if using.
Fill the muffin cases ¾ of the way full and sprinkle on any topping if you're using.
Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven or until cooked through.
Makes 9 muffins.

PULP MUFFIN TOPPINGS

 

Beetroot, apple & carrot
Crumb topping
90g/ ½ cup caster/brown sugar
45g/ ⅓ cup plain flour
45g/ ¼ cup butter/marg
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg

Place flour, sugar, butter and spices in a medium bowl. Mix with a fork until crumb-like.
Carrot, orange & apple
Cinnamon sugar & pecan topping
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsps ground cinnamon
handful of pecans

Mix the sugar and cinnamon
Chop the pecans and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar on top of the batter
Pear, kiwi, spinach & lime
100g dark chocolate, chopped and mixed into the batter.

You could also add; chopped nuts, seeds, spices, dried fruit, zest or anything else that would compliment the flavour of your leftover pulp.

BERRY BEAT JUICE

1 BEET

1/2 LEMON

CUP OF RASPBERRIES

PEAR ME UP

4 CARROTS

2 PEARS

1 ZUCCHINI

2 APPLES

1 LEMON

1" GINGER ROOT

PEACHY KEAN

2 PEACHES

2 APPLES

1/2 LEMON

4 OZ SPARKLING WATER

1 ORANGE

1 CUP RASPBERRIES

SWEET POTATO PEAR

1 LARGE ORANGE OR 4 MANDRIN ORGANGES

2 PEARS

3 STALKS CELERY

2 APPLES

1 LARGE SWEET POTAOT

 

REFRESHING CARROT-STRAWBERRY

1 WHOLE CONTAINER OF STRAWBERRIES

2 LARGE GRANNY SMITH APPLES

8 LARGE CARROTS

CAN'T BEET THIS

1 LARGE BEET

1/2 LIME

1/4 TEASPOON CINNAMON

1 LARGE SWEET POTOAT0

4 MANDARIN ORANGES

2 GRANNY SMITH APPLES

WAKE ME UP

2 ORANGES

3 APPLES

15-16 LARGE CARROTS

THE ANYTIME PARSLEY

ONE HANDFUL OF PARSLEY (MORE IF YOU LOVE PARSLEY)

1/2 LEMON

2 LARGE ORANGES

4-5 KALE LEAVES

1 LARGE CUCUMBER

2 MEDIUM APPLES

2 STALKS CELERY

SWEET APPLE CARROT JUICE

2 MEDIUM APPLES

6 CARROTS

2 CUPS FRESH PINEAPPLE CHUNKS

1 LARGE SWEET POTATO

I love watching Dan's videos. Always so informative and love the recipes.

SMOOTH GREEN

3 GRANNY SMITH APPLES

1/2 LARGE CUCUMBER

4 KALE LEAVES

3 STALKS CELERY

1/2 " OF GINGER ROOT

1 ORANGE

1 LEMON

Good day! Hope everyone has a fantastic day today. Please enjoy my personal journey of juicing. Below you will find my blogs, recipes, and much more. As you scroll down this page you will find a lot of information of both powdered juice mix and fresh green/fruit juicing. There are many recipes that I made and I loved them all. I hope you enjoy my page and if you dont mind please like the pages you enjoy. If you would like more information please go to the comment section and I will receive your comments and question through my email. 

Thanks!!!

Before Juicing

Below is  a photo of me before juicing I felt miserable. I am 57 years old and by the time we reach this age our metabolism is slowing down and our eating habits are what I call "comfortable" We are usually busy with work, and kids or grandchildren and we have become acustom to just eating on the go, or grabbing what we can. By the end of the day we are exhausted and plop down in front of the tv or eat and go to bed. I am lucky because I am not a TV person, all you see on TV is food and restaurant advertisements which encourage us to go grab something else to snack on. Stop and make a change.

  • Before juicing

  • After 30 days of nothing but green juice and water. Total weight loss 42 pounds.

Get Healthy by adding organic juice to your life. Use fresh organic veggies or use the Organifi Juices , or use both!! It will change your Life!!

MAKE A CHANGE!

The boys wanted juice made with the juicer this morning so we made an orange juice with orange,apple,ginger,carrots,& pineapple. Yummmy!!! Healthy!!!! Way to go boys!

I love adding my Oranifi Green juice powder to this recipe, it gives it a minty taste and I get tons of other benefits from it. If you want to give the Organifi a try please go to shoporganifi.com and then when you get to check out inter my code-RHONDAO15 to get an additional 15% off. It anything happens and the code doesn't work please email at rhondaoneal968@yahoo.com and I will make sure we get it to go through.

Stay healthy while juicing

After I do a 30 day juicing detox I want to stay on track with a nice small but healthy food diet. Below are some great recipes from the Organifi page at fit life TV. These are good protien rich recipes that will also be filling and do a body good. Anyone wanting a good fast great green, yellow or juice or protein drink when you are in a hurry can purchase ORGAIFI one their official site. If you want 15% off at the check out just use my code  RHONDA015

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 steamed then frozen purple sweet potato

1/2 cup frozen zucchini

1/2 cup blackberries

1/2 frozen banana

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tsp OMG! Maqui Berry Powder

1 tsp OMG! Ashwagandha Powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut water

TOPPINGS:

1 Tbsp organic shredded coconut

1 Tbsp OMG! Cacao Nibs

Dragon Fruit Balls

Blackberries

Raspberries

DIRECTIONS: 

Blend all ingredients at high speed until smooth. Top with shredded coconut, cacao nibs, and your choice of additional toppings.

INGREDIENTS:

1 sourdough slice

Handful of strawberries

Handful of basil

Banana slices

1 Tablespoon of peanut butter

Handful of OMG! Cacao Nibs

 

DIRECTIONS:

Layer sourdough toast with peanut butter, strawberries, basil and bananas. Finish with cacao nibs and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup strawberries

1 frozen banana

1/2 avocado

Few frozen strawberries

Juice of 1/2 lemon)

Handful of fresh cut basil

1 teaspoon OMG! Ashwagandha

1 heaping scoop of vanilla protein powder ( I use ORGANIFI vanilla protein powder)

1/2 cup organic coconut milk

Handful ice. Kiwi berries

DIRECTIONS:

Blend all ingredients on high until smooth. Top with strawberries, mandarins, and fresh basil.

 

Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or canned)
  • 4 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp OMG! Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp OMG! Black Chia Seed
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla⅔ cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp. Flax Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. OMG! Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions:

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup frozen zucchini
  • 1 & 1/2 frozen very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 avocado
  • handful of fresh sweet mint & chocolate mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. OMG! Pumpkin Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp. OMG! Matcha Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Butter


Directions:

Blend ingredients until smooth & creamy then add toppings. Enjoy! 

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients

  • For the squash:
  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeds removed
  • 1/2 tsp extra virgin oil
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt & cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp water
  • For the filling:
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 a yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 a bundle of kale, stems removed
  • 1/2 lb of ground Italian pork sausage
  • Sea salt & cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (cheese substitute)

    Directions

    1. Slice the squash in half and scoop out the insides (seeds & guts).
    2. Line a roasting pan with foil and place each half cut side on on the tray.
    3. Rub the squash lightly with olive oil.
    4. Sprinkle the rims with the Italian seasoning, sea salt and black pepper.
    5. Pour a teaspoon of water into the middle of each squash half.
    6. Bake for 35­-45 minutes (adding more water to the squash if necessary) or until the squash is fork tender. If the squash becomes too dark, cover it with foil.
    7. Heat up the additional olive oil on medium heat in a skillet.
    8. Dice the onion and let that cook for 5-­7 minutes.
    9. Mince the garlic and halve the tomatoes.
    10. Add the ground sausage to the skillet, breaking it up into smaller pieces.
    11. Cook the sausage all the way through and then add the garlic and tomatoes.
    12. Cook for another 5 minutes or so.
    13. Meanwhile, wash the kale and remove the woody stems. Tear the leaves into smaller pieces and add to the pan. Stir occasionally to wilt.
    14. Season the filling to taste with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
    15. When the squash is cooked through, divide the filling amongst both halves and sprinkle with nutritional yeast
    16. Stick back in the oven for 3­-5 minutes to melt and serve immediately.
    17. If fresh tomatoes aren’t available (or in season), substitute canned or frozen fire-­roasted diced tomatoes with the juices drained.
    18. Feel free to substitute whatever greens or cheese you have on hand. This recipe is very flexible.

Organifi Red Juice

  • Beet - Beets are rich in magnesium and folate.  These minerals both help boost your metabolism.  They’re also very rich in nitric oxide.  A serving of beet juice can increase oxygen in your cells by 16 percent!  In fact, a study was done on triathlete women and men.  After drinking beet juice, volunteers ran faster that same day. They also ran faster the following day!  They even experienced less muscle damage and less fatigue after exercise!  Imagine the impact it could have on your energy levels at work or around the house!

  • Pomegranate - Don’t bite into this bumpy-skinned fruit.  The sweet “tart” seeds inside are holding the real magic.  See, pomegranate was a symbol of youth for millennia.  Good reason for that.  They’re packed with age-defying nutrients.  Even the walls of Egyptian pyramids from 3,000 years ago are still adorned with pomegranate drawings.  These seeds also improve cardiovascular health.  In a lab:  Volunteers saw lowered signs of inflammation after just 12 weeks of drinking pomegranate juice!

  • Cranberry - Naturally, they taste very sour.  Don’t let that stop you from feeling their benefits.  For centuries, Native Americans used cranberries as medicine.  It was a calming potion for young scouts on long voyages.  Today:  Research shows us they were right.  Cranberries lower oxidative stress, provide urinary tract support, improve gum health and even dental hygiene!  (As long as run from the sugary, store-bought juice variety!)

  • Raspberry - It’s not just for topping a cheesecake.  The raspberry is packed with 5 skin strengthening minerals:  Vitamin C, manganese, folic acid, copper, and iron.  Millions of people even use it as a face mask every morning.  It’s surprisingly low in sugar and super high fiber.

  • Blueberry - These are fickle fruits.  For a hundred years, blueberries were too wild to farm.  Then in 1911, a scientist named Frederick Coville discovered the secret:  Blueberry bushes need soil extremely rich in phosphates, iron, and magnesium to grow!  Those same three micronutrients play an important role in raising your metabolism.  Blueberries have more than earned their spot on this list.  Plus they add a deep, rich flavor.
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Sea Burgers with Tropical Salsa

ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. shrimp, peeled, and deveined;
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, coarsely chopped;
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chives;
  • 1 garlic clove, minced;
  • ¼ cup radishes, minced;
  • ¼ cup celery, minced;
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest;
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice;
  • 1 egg, beaten;
  • ¼ cup almond meal;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
  • Ingredients for Tropical Salsa
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped;
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced;
  • ¼ cup bell peppers, finely chopped;
  • 2 tbsp. red onion, finely diced;
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice;
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

 


Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salsa in a bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat.
  3. Combine the shrimp, cilantro, chives, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until the shrimp are finely chopped.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp mixture with the radish, celery, almond meal, beaten egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Shape the mixture into 4 burger patties.
  6. Grill each burger for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve the burgers with salsa spooned over top.

Great juice!! This stuff will help you feel amazing.
Hydrates & Revitalizes
Naturally Balances Hormones
Alkalizes to help with Occasional stress
Boost Immune Function
Supports Mental Clarity
No Artificial Ingredients.

Organifi Cupcakes

Organifi Complete Protein Cupcakes

1 1/2 cup- Organifi Complete Protein Mix (Chocolate or Vanilla)

3 Tsp- Coconut Oil (softened)
3 Eggs
1/4tsp- Baking Soda
2tsp- Baking Powder
3/4Cup- Almond Milk
2 squirts-Stevia

Preheat oven to 375.
Cream ingredients together. Line cupcake/ muffin pan with foil cupcake holders. Fill and bake about 18 minutes.

Allow time to completely cool down to use Red Juice or Cacao Bliss icing as the warmth will melt the icing.

Red Juice icing- 2 Tsp firm Coconut oil per scoop of Red Juice. Blend completely.

Cacao Bliss icing- 2 Tsp firm Coconut oil per scoop Cacao Bliss. Blend completely.

Fresh green juice with a scoop of organifi. Yummy.

CHANGE YOUR LIFE !

Good Morning to all of my friends, and thank you so much for taking a look at my Juicing page. I sure hope that anyone who is wanting to feel better, get healthier and get a total life changing expericance tries the Organifi juices. It's so refreshing to get up each morning and have a glass of my favorite Organifi powder while watching the live videos with Drew Cannole and Susan Brennan. They are both so encouraging and uplifting and I'm telling you that the Organifi products are the best there is. Love the taste! My boys love it and we just feel that we are living healthy in an unhealthy world. Take that first step and go to Organifishop.com and get a taste of this wonderful life changing organic, vegan, gmo free & much more, life changing experience. Right now you can get a the Green, Red, & Yellow juice powder in the Power Pack, Please use code RHONDAO15 to get an addtional 15% off your orders. Click on the organifshop.com link down below to shop.  

 

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Thanks , 

From me and from the Organifi group. 

 

  • Add Organifi green to your yogurt, or other favorite healthy food to make it even healthier.

  • I love adding it to my breakfast smoothie along with coconut water and spinach.

  • Organifi is packed full of nothing but goodness.

GET HEALTHY with ORGANIFI

As you all know, I am a big fan of juicing, green foods and raw foods. I hope that anyone reading my page will at least try this great product called Organifi. Back in July I had to have a total hip replacement and due to my hip injury I had gained weight and honestly had gotten depressed. The weight gain alone was enough to depress me but I also had a lot of pain, sleeplessness at night. Falling asleep during the day, Loss of energy, headaches, aches & pains from arthritis and much more. I began green juicing anything green and organic that I could get my hands on. I done this for a couple months but after the first 30 days I came accross a great green juice powder that offered me many other beneifits that I was not getting in my self made green juices. I had already tried other products from a big name health-chain and spent a lot of money for the products, only having to return them due to the taste and the gritty resisdue when mixing. Honestly I can drink almost anything but these mixes were horrible. After my last attempt I came accross a product called Organifi and decided I had nothing left to loose with trying it. The first glass I mixed I was in awe of how easily it mixed, I really didnt even have to stir it. The taste was wonderful, It was a refreshing minty taste and went down easily. I was hooked from the first glass. The first week was life changing. I wasn't falling asleep in the middle of day, I had no food cravings and honestly was never hungry for hours and hours. My aches and pains became less and less and no more restless nights or headaches. Organifi allowed me to mix a glass and go. Many mornings I mixed it and went out the door to work with glass in hand. Continuing to use the Organifi I lost a total of 42 pounds and went from a size 14 to my now size 8 and feeling so much better. I lost the weight before having my hip replacement and boy did it make a big differance in my recovery time and healing. My docotor actually said to me "whatever you are doing keep it up" ! That was 7 months ago and I am still loving all of the Organifi products and the benefits from them. I urge you to make a life change for the better and try an Organifi product today. Simply go to their website @ Organifi.com and use my code- RHONDAO15  for 15 percent off of your purchase. It will be one of the best things you have ever done for yourself, if not THE best. 

JUICE FOR HEALTH

BLENDING. Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables. ... Also, you can pack more servings of fruits and veggies into a single serving of juice than you can into a smoothie.

Personally I love juicing much much more than blending , you get a lot more juice and no pulp, seed or peel. 

After Your Juice Detoxing continue to eat healthy.

What’s better than a good old fashioned strawberry shortcake? A gluten-free high protein strawberry shortcake! This healthy, guilt-free dessert should be the first thing on your mind when company is over or when you need a sweet treat.

Most of the ingredients for this recipe should already be in your kitchen! And if they’re not, they are all excellent investments and things you will use regularly if you’re pursuing a healthier lifestyle.

Strawberries Can Burn Fat

Strawberries contain anthocyanins in their red color, which can help burn stored fat in your body. Weight loss through berries = magic.

2. Strawberries Can Boost Your Memory

Anthocyanins must really wield some powerful magic, because they can also boost your short term memory within 8 short weeks by a whopping 100 percent!

3. Strawberries Are Low In Calories

One cup of strawberries only has 54 calories, yet strawberries are super high in nutrients and fiber, making them remedying and filling. And when you are eating lower calorie nutritious foods versus high-calorie junk, you can further promote weight loss.

4. Strawberries Can Lower Inflammation

Strawberries can lower the blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in your body. What is CRP? It is the signal for inflammation in your body. Lower CRP means lower inflammation. This means better health.

5. Strawberries Can Protect Your Heart

Strawberries are full of flavonoids that can lower your risk of heart disease. The number one killer in America (heart disease) has nothing on you when you eat strawberries.

6. Strawberries Can Promote Bone Health

Strawberries are abundant in potassium, magnesium and vitamin K, which are all essential for your bone health.

7. Strawberries Can Prevent Esophageal Cancer

You thought freeze-dried fruits were just sweet snacks? Turns out freeze-dried strawberries can prevent esophageal cancer.

8. Strawberries Can Keep You Younger

Sure, the number of candles on your cake will still be increasing each year, but strawberries can keep you looking young. The ellagic acid in strawberries can prevent sagging and the biotin content can build strong nails and hair.

9. Strawberries Can Promote Weight Loss

Aside from their low calorie content and fiber, strawberries also promote blood flow and oxygen in your body that can help you reach your weight loss goals.

10. Strawberries Can Promote Eye Health

Forget carrots. Okay, don’t forget about them, but know that strawberries are good for your eyes too and can lower your risk of macular degeneration.

It's Holiday time guys and all of us tend to overeat and enjoy the great foods we make for friends and family. The problem later is that we feel really bad about the weight gain and the unhealthy eating we have done since Thanksgiving through the New year. Why not make a change for the new year and instead of a diet plan, study healthy eating. Healthy eating comes in all forms as simple as cutting out or bacck on bad foods and drink such as soda, carbs, sugar etc. I find the easiest quick start for myself is to green juice. Below you will find many recipes and ideas and information on how to juice. Hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Please check out a couple of my inspirational folks for juicing. 

Number one Green Juice is Organifi Green juice!! What a differance this has mad in my life. Join the Organifi group and watch Drew Canole live each morning. Best tasting green juice on the planet earth!!!

Joe Cross is also a favorite!! Check out his facebook page, Youtube videos and all of his juicing information on the link below. He is Awesome! and so are his movies of "Sick Fat & Nearly Dead" His movies are also on Netflix. 

A Festive Juice for Christmas

 

Make your Christmas a nutrient-rich healthy one! It’s fun to get into the spirit of Christmas and make your juice extra festive. This is a great juice to start your holiday season off with a bang. Consuming a nutrient-dense juice before you go to a holiday party may help reduce your overall calorie intake. People can eat many days’ worth of calories at just one Christmas dinner so by juicing up, you will start your day in the right direction! Or serve this juice to your guests so they can enjoy something a bit different for a Christmas appetizer.

I have had several questions about using other things to juice with besides a juicer and want to explain in more detail about the process. The entire reason behind juicing is to get the freshest amont of vitamins and a product that will be easily digested and absorbed quickly into the body with a high amount of nutrients.  Using a blender, or another pronduct does not give you this.  A blender does exactly what it says , it blends. Other items such as a ninja or bullet pulverizes.  A juicer separates the pulp , peels,seeds, et.c from the juice and leaves you with a glass of instant energy and vitamins. The photos above show an Orange color drink that is considered a blended drink, the second shows a smoothie and the third shows pure juice from a juicer.  There is no pulp in the green juice making it smoother and more easily digested.  Also not all fiber and peels are good for the body and not all are easily broken down and digested by the stomach. 

 

This is my 7th day of having nothing except green juice, at times I do add fruit along with the veggies just a few.  I cannot tell you the differance in how I feel. I am not falling asleep in the middle of the day, I am not tired when I wake up, not tired at work and I sleep well at night. Most importantly I am NOT hungry at all, I DO NOT  have craving for sugar, salt, or junk food. I have always tried to eat healthy, or so I thought, but after doing this, I was NOT eating healthy.

Before you decide to start on this juicing journey let me give you a few words of advice. Do Not start it unless you are serious about it. I think anyone can benefit from incorporating a juice a day of fresh fruits and vegetables, but to drink it all day long for many days will be difficult if you are not simply sick and tired of being sick and tired and feeling unhealthy. I was at that point in my life. I work everyday, I am always busy, but got hurt 2 years ago and am now in need of having a hip replacement, Everytime I went to the doctor all they suggested was medication( narcotics & non narcotics) I refused to take narcotics. I have never take medication in my life. The next thing they suggested was injections in my hip and in my back. I resorted to have the injection in my hip, it helped for 2 weeks, then i resorted to having the injection in my lower spine, Besides the pain of it sending me through the roof-top it done nothing for my back. NOTHING! My back went completely out leaving me laying on the floor the same day.  Then I had another injection in my hip, it done nothing. The reason it done nothing was because there was no space between the ball joint and the hip bone. I learned this after I was referred to a hip specialist. My reason for the juicing now is to get healthier before I have a hip replacement. The green juices have helped extremely as far as my pain from artritis, being able to sleep, and loosing weight. I have done juicing for a long time, but only for 3 days at a time doing a cleanse. Seven days ago while being barely able to walk, shower, and feeling like I was 70 instead of 55 I said "This is enough"! I guess you have to be ready mentally to challange your own self to make a change. We all all know this , and I know this because I know myself well enough to know my mind has to be in the right place before taking on any challenge. The other thing that you need to prepare yourself for is what others may say about it. The things I have heard are , You are starving yourself. No I am not because I am actually getting triple or more what anyone else is getting from eating a regular meal. The differance is that your food that you cook, bake, stew etc. will set there in your stomach for hours or days before it is digetsted. What I am getting is all of the vitamins instantly poured into my stomach, they are easily digested and the vitamins are rushing into my system. Other things I have heard is "Oh I don't like juice, or ewww no way i could do that. What I am is telling you is that if you are overweight, or tired all of time, then you are not sick and tired of it enough , YET!. When you get to the point of feeling like you wish you felt better, then I hope you at least try juicing. It has many benefits. And you will not regret it. When you do a straight green juicing, and that is all you have, you can expect to loose up to 1 pound per day. Drink a lot of water also if you feel hungry, I have not felt hungry since starting this 7 days ago. And as with any eating plan, please read and get all the information you can before starting and also check with your doctor. I even hate to add that because after 2 years of seeing doctors, my option was pills, pills, or more pills , OF COARSE.  HAPPY JUICING!!

Today is day 11 of my juicing adventure. I feel so much better. I had gotten to the point of exhaustion during the day, feeling tired by mid morning then sleepy around 1 pm and then by 5 pm pure exhuastion. NOT NOW! I can actually say that I feel really good. I am not tired or sleepy and have so much more energy. I know that one reason is from not having any junk or processed foods in my system this entire time. It is so much quicker and feels so much better to just drink a nice fresh glass of juiced vegetables than to sit down and eat an entire plate of foods that really have no nutritional value to my body. Not to mention that in 11 days I have lost a total of 16 pounds. Please do not drink store bought juices. Store bought juices like Naked and Odwalla are owned by Coca Cola and Pepsi, they don’t know anything about health. But really these juices are pasteurized, heated to the point where all the minerals, vitamins and nutrients are gone. They are loaded with questionable ingredients and they are very high in sugar. Drinking those juices will cause your blood sugar to spike and then followed with a crash. Fresh juices provide natural energy, vitamins, minerals, living enzymes, nutrients and much much more. Once you try fresh juicing you will never want the ones you purchase from the grocery stores, and before you drink a glass of that store bought juice please look at the sugar content first. It will blow your mind, not to mention it will blow up your body weight wise. Green juices are perfect for diabetics. You can drink pure vegetable juices or you can sweeten with low glycemic fruits like green apples, green pears, limes & lemons, I love adding fresh peeled ginger root to my juices, sometimes I will add a pinch of cinnamon or even a litt curry.You can refrigerate your juices, just place them in an airtight mason jar. When you make your juice a general rule is to drink it right away; when exposed to light and oxygen nutrients begin to oxidize. If you are not drinking it right away store in an airtight mason jar for later consumption.masticating juicer can last up 2-3 days. If made with centrifugal juicers drink within 24 hours. Here are some of the best green vegetables to juice.

Veggies:
  • Celery.
  • Swiss chard.
  • Carrots.
  • Sweet potato.
  • Beets (any color)
  • Romaine lettuce.
  • Parsley.
  • Broccoli
  • Doesnt this look so much better than what you would purchase at the grocery? Not only does it look better but I can assure you that it taste better. And I can also assure you that you will feel better . I hope to continue on with my juicing. I am really learning a lot as I go and to be honest with you I am finding out just how much my body craves having all of these fresh good nutrients. And also how much less I need to eat instead of thinking of the usual 3 meals a day of what I used to think was great food. It's all in you mind folks, your stomach will thank you for not eating all the heavy prcessed foods. HAPPY JUICING!

3 Months after Green Juicing

I cannot tell you how much better I feel now after green juicing. Below is a recent photo , after 3 months of green juiing and a 40 pound weight loss.

Jacob had a lot of fun operating the juicer today. We made 3 quarts of juice from kale, spinach, green apples, carrots, ginger root, celery, cantaloupe and then added a pinch of cinnamon. The boys love fresh juice and this is so much better for them than the processed that would come from the grocery. Even the organic juices still have to be processed into the jars and then sit on the shelf. The nutrients that were once there are no longer there like those found in the fresh veggies and fruits that you juice yourself.

CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS

 

Today I'd like to share a bit more information on my journey with juicing. These are facts that I have experienced from now juicing for about 4 months. I have much more energy, a lot less pain from my arthritis and have gone from a size 14 down to a size 8 . I have incoporated one meal per day, usually around 4 pm and no later than 5 pm. I usually have a small amount of whatever I prepare for my children but I am getting ready to stop this. I no longer feel good when I eat any meat products, or unhealthy foods. I have been now trying to eat only veggies or vegan meals. Once you cleanse your body of bad foods and do only organic plant proteins you no longer have the desire for any other foods, and your taste buds change dramatically. I have had a lot of response from people asking what i done to loose the weight and telling me how much better I am looking and they want to know how to do it. The problem is once  I tell them the first response is "oh yuk, I cant do that, I have to have my food, or I cant drink stuff like that.  So I'm going to respond by saying this to anyone reading this article and I have said it before. You have to be ready for a change. You have to be sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. We get nothing in life by doing nothing. If we want a change , we have to make changes. Anything we do in life that we want to change whether is it our health, or income ,or our living situations then we have to be responsible and make the changes because no one else can do it for us.  I am here to help anyone who wants suggestions on eating better. I have posted many recipes for juicing and I have also posted pictures of the instant green organic juice powder that can be ordered from Amazon. I love the Organifi along with my fressh juices because to me it is the smoothest mixing green juice there is on the market and it is also one of the best. I wish you luck and much health on your juicing journey, whether you on start doing one juice per day or you do straight juicing and nothing else whether for one day or for 30. Happy Juicing!

0 salt for me!!

Eating Is NOT a Moral Judgement

 

Today I would like to talk about something important such as being on your way to a healthier lifestyle. First we all need to understand that everyone is differant ,Differant in the way we think, live, & eat. Everyone's body is differant in the way that it reacts to  taste, and what we think tastes good or bad to us. When i first started my journey to healthier eating I cut out things that I knew were truly not good for my body, such as , margarine, oils, junk food, sugar and so on. I began with a juice fast of fresh green veggies & fruits. I done a complete 30 days or more of nothing but juice several times per day. Because of the nutrients in the juices I was never hungry, especially after the 3rd day. As I began to feel good, have more energy, sleep better I thought " Hey this is great" , Then I decided that maybe it was not a great idea to juice any item that was not Organic, I mean why would I want to drink juices that contained pesticides, gmo's etc. So I began using nothing but organic. Boy was the taste better. I started having even more energy, and total clarity in my thinking & my vision.

After 35 days I began eating a small meal in the afternoon, only after drinking my juice, that way I didn't want as much food. I only ate  things like organic veggies such as spinach,tomatoes, apples, oranges and so on. I no longer craved sugar, breads, pasta's, coffee etc. And I have not had a soda for over 90 days now. I found a drink called Kombucha (Synergy Brand) and it is actually an organic , naturally carbonated vinegar tasting drink with many health benifits, I love it ,and while drinking it I realized that it was not soda that i was craving , it was the carbonation feeling on my throat while drinking it. I only drink the Kombucha now(no soda for me)  and I love it.   The better I feel the more I look at overall eating habits. I honestly do not see food the same way, I don't think I ever will again. I keep searching, and reading and studying more ways to eat better. I found a great green juice powder that is great for times when i don't have time to juice with my juicer. It has a great tastes, no gritty taste, mixes easily and is totally organic with a ton of health benefits, it is called Organifi Green Juice. Doing the Organifi in the mornings before work is so much quicker than juicing my veggies and saves a ton of time and I get the full benifits and vitamins and much more. I don't watch T.V so that is a benifit that I have over most people. If you watch T.V. I'm sure you will notice every commercial with advertisements for pizza places, fast foods, chips, icecream, candy and much, much more. Don't make it hard on yourself, don't sit in front of the TV. Get out and move or do something differant. I'm not particial to your typical weightloss programs and we know how many of those are out there, where you pay a large price, or they send you the foods, or you do a carb diet, and you can also have dessert! They always stress the fact that "You can also have dessert!" Listen, if you want to be healhty , you have to learn to eat better. Anyone can look up the beneifits of an apple, carrot, brocoli, etc or the benefits of chocolate cake and it's a no brainer, (although my passion is baking cakes, lol). There are no benefits of eating chocolate cake . You crave it or want it and then after you gulp it down next comes the guilt trip. And we do this over and over in our day to day life. The secret to getting healtier is not going on a crash diet, or a typical diet of ordering your foods from a progam that you count your points or carbs but to learn about your foods, because once you are done with your program and you have spent your money to loose a few pounds you still are not understanding how to prepare healthy foods for yourself. You will still be thinking of a way of eating and then expecting or craving that dessert afterwards. I am not an expert, I am not a perfect eater, I am not someone who judges others by what they eat, nor do I judge someone for their size or weight. I am just like you. We all want to feel better, look better & know how to stay better. The only way we can do this is to want it bad enough. When you start feeling better and looking better you want to share it with others. And that is where I am today , I want to share what i have learned along this journey. I read a lot on eating and how your body digest foods and how many nutrients are left in the foods after they are cooked. I also read about the items that are in the majority of our foods that we purchase from any of our local grocery store such as added chemicals, gmo's , pesticides etc. You will be amazed at what we have all been putting into our bodies and feeding our precious children when you take the time to look these things up. My goal is to help as many people understand that I can. I have a long way to go, and a lot more to learn, and a lot more bad habits to break, but in the mean time I plan to do the best I can, help as many people as I can and hope that everyone can have a great time doing it. So Happy Getting Healthier and anything I can do to help, don't hesitate to ask. Or send a comment to my page under the comment section.

 

Want to be healthier, Start drinking all of these juices. Not only will you feel better, you will improve your health and also look better.

This article is based on a 2013 post by Dr. Paul Haider which was recently shared with me by Cancer’s Best Medicine author Mauris Emeka. When Mauris learned about these little-known all-natural leaves that have been helping people who are challenged with cancer, he felt the information was both timely and important and asked that It 

be shared .

Most people enjoy eating the papaya fruit, but not many know about the amazing health benefits of papaya leaves. These include anti-aging properties, the ability to reverse vitamin deficiencies, and mitigation of health issues like acne and other skin problems, as well as menstrual pain, cataracts, colds, flus, dengue fever, emphysema, cardiovascular disease and risk for stroke. Moreover, papaya leaves can help reverse conditions which could be precursors of cancer like constipation, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, gastric ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, malnutrition, and enlarged prostate (BPH).

Papaya Leaves for Cancer

In addition to the powerful healing compounds in papaya leaves that are very important for health and vitality in general, the leaves can also help in controlling cancer. Papaya leaves have a milky sap that’s great for preventing and killing cancer cell growth because it contains acetogenin. Acetogenins are a family of natural products with antitumor activities that include inducing cancer cell death via apoptosis.

Research has shown that papaya can stop the growth of breast cancer cells, halt metastasis, and normalize the cell cycle; and scientists at the University of Illinois believe that its antioxidant activity contributes to its effectiveness as an anti-cancer agent. University of Florida researchers did studies showing that papaya leaves contain agents that can kill cancer, especially cancer of the cervix, prostate, liver, breast, and lung.

Down through Australian history the native aboriginal people have talked about papaya leaf tea as a great cancer healing agent. According to Dr. Haider, many people have cured their cancers by drinking papaya leaf tea for extended periods of time. However, while the anecdotes are exciting, the research still has a long way to go.

According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center website,

“Papaya leaves exhibit antitumor, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant effects in vitro. The leaf extracts contain antibacterial compounds that inhibit the growth of a wide variety of…bacteria. In mice, a powdered suspension of papaya leaves increased thrombocyte count and a water extract reduced alcohol-induced stomach damage….Papaya leaf extract showed low toxicity in an animal model, but it has not been studied in humans.”

Here are some of the specific ways in which papaya leaf can potentially help those with cancer:

Chemotherapy: Papaya leaves can enhance chemotherapy effectiveness and help with chemotherapy side effects.

Immune Function: Papaya leaves contain lots of powerful antioxidants and can boost your immune system. In particular, papaya leaves produce “Th1,” an anti-cancer cytokine.

Platelets: Papaya leaf tea can reverse thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts), a common condition in patients treated for cancer which keeps blood from clotting. Several studies have shown that papaya leaf tea can increase platelet counts, and an international patent has now been filed for its use in improving low platelet counts.

Poor Appetite: Many cancer patients suffer from lack of appetite. Papaya leaf tea improves appetite, bringing vigor and vitality back to the body.

Malnutrition: Papaya leaves contain vitamins A, B, C, D and E, as well as antioxidant flavonoids and carotenes. They also contains 50 or more different amino acids such as threonine, glutamate acid, glycine, valine, leucine, phenylalanine, lysine, tritophan, cysteine, histidine, tyrosine, alanine, proline, aspartate, and digestive enzymes like papain which help digest protein, carbohydrates and fats.

Sources of Papaya Leaves

You can prepare your own papaya leaf tea. Most experts recommend taking 10 leaves, cutting them up, and boiling them in one half gallon of water until it reduces down to a quart. Then let it cool, store the tea in the refrigerator for two days in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid, and drink as much as possible. The more concentrated the tea the better the results, and there are no side effects of any kind.

Easier yet, you can purchase papaya leaf tea or extracts online or ask for them at your local health food store.


 

Flat Belly Juice

Try this for a faltter tummy & good health at the same time.

3/18/2017 over 40 Days of Juicing

Honestly feel so much better after getting a little weight off and continuing my juicing experiance. Juicing is not for everyone, but I encourage everyone to at least try changing up your diet and incorporating at least one fresh juice per day into what you are consuming daily. Once you get used to using your juicer, and trying differant recipes it will encourage you to want to add more juice. I also think once you see the differance in how you feel, and how you don't constantly crave junk foods or eat as much you will want to make more changes in your eating habits.

Sweet potatoes.

Rich in beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidants needed to keep your skin and hair healthy and glowing. Vitamin A found in sweet potatoes helps your body regenerate collagen, which holds things together, like your skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants not only help you look better, but they also play an important role generally in disease prevention and longevity.Sweet potatoes are easy to digest and a healthy food for your digestive tract. First, they contain a moderate amount of fiber, about 4 to 6 grams per average size potato. The soluble fiber in sweet potatoes makes your stool softer and easier to pass. While moving through the digestive tract the fiber attaches to cholesterol and helps remove it from the body. These vegetables also contain magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants which all contribute to help reduce inflammation, remove heavy metals and regulate the digestive process

Benefits of spinach

 

Health Benefits of Spinach. Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. If spinach is this good for you steamed, can you imagine the benefits you are getting by juicing it?

Celulite Melter

This is a great simple juice for weightloss and to melt away celulite.

3-4 Grapefruit

3-4 Oranges

1 lemon

2-3" piece of ginger root.

I like to peel the fruit first, if organic you dont really have to , but if not organic it is best to peel first as any pesticides, or fertilizer can still be in the peel. Always remember to wash all fruits and veggies first, even if you are peeling them. The other recipe to the side is also a very good one for doing the same thing.

Benefits of celery

Celery, which has the scientific name Apium graveolens, is a vegetable in the plant family called Apiaceae. The benefits of celery begin with it being an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, ,potassium, folate and vitamin B6.

These are some of the veggies we juiced 2 days ago. Of coarse we did not juice all of them because i do not like to save it in the refrigerator. If stored in the refrigerator it is best to drink no longer than 24 hours later for the fact that it soon looses its vitamin value. Below is the recipe using some of these veggies. They were yummy and so detoxifying and good for you.

Clean Green Juice

1 entire stalk of celery, this is the entire bunch

1 cucumber

1 bunch of cilantro or parsley( i use parsley0

1 bundle of dill

1/2 bunch of Kale

This is a very powerful juice and it is not for a beginer trust me. You may not be able to get in down.

 

Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It's also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below

Genesis 1:29 29Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

My favorite hobby is of coarse decorating cakes, There is nothing more beautiful than a Summer cake with fresh edible flowers on top of it. I also incorporate edible flowers into my juicing and it is really a wonderful taste.

Iced Hibiscus Tea is absolutely delicious for the hot Summer months. You won't regret trying it.

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea is one of my very favorites. I drink it hot and iced. I love the beautiful red color and tastes and it resembles a cranberry juice . The one I drink is called Flora de Jamaica. It is simple to make. All you do to make hibiscus tea is either place the dried petals into a cup or a tea ball and add hot water to your cup. I do not use sugar in anything but you can if you prefer. I always have Hibiscus tea for sale if anyone is ever interested in purchasing it just send me a comment and it will come to my email.

The list above is only a few of the benefits that dandelion tea provides. I highly recommend that you research before using any new product for your body. These are all natural things that you can make from wild flowers etc. I have personally used them for many many years.

Edible flowers

Flowers are not only beautiful, but they are very healthy and good for your body. Everything upon this earth has a purpose . Read and study the benifits of your common plants and flowers and you may just be amazed what you already have growing in your flower bed.

Everything has a purpose for your body. The more you read and study the more you want to do what your body needs.

One of the trending stories this week was actually written in October 2015 by Jeff Witzeman about his wife’s successful natural treatment for aggressive squamous cell bladder cancer. Although Kerry’s doctor told her she needed to have her bladder removed and would have to wear a urine drainage bag for the rest of her life, she decided to follow her sister’s and nephew’s path to Germany, where their advanced cancers were successfully treated “naturopathically,” without surgery or chemotherapy.

When it comes to natural treatment alternatives, German clinics are much more sophisticated than those in the United States. For example, doctors at the Infusio Clinic in Frankfort, Germany, treat cancer with non-toxic methods like heat and oxygen to kill cancer, and then use nutritional supplementation to strengthen the immune system. As stated on their website, “The Infusio concept utilizes medical, biological and bio-energetic modalities designed to rebuild the immune system and target the root cause of disease.” Now that’s my kind of clinic!

At BeatCancer.org, we have long maintained that cancer cannot survive in certain environments – it’s one of the key topics I cover in my Fight Cancer with Your Fork lecture. Kerry and her family learned that lesson too: If you starve cancer of what it feeds on, killing it becomes relatively easy

First, since cancer thrives on sugar, Kerry was prescribed an aggressive diet heavy in fruits and vegetables with no refined sugar. Second, since cancer cannot survive in temperatures exceeding 105 degrees F, doctors at the Infusio Clinic treated her with a hyperthermia machine that killed the cancer cells while preserving adjacent normal cells. Third, since cancer prefers a low-oxygen environment, blood was drawn out of her body, filled with oxygen and then re-inserted, thereby creating an oxygen-rich environment that antagonizes cancer.

The total cost was about $28,000, which the Witzemans called “a bargain considering what we would spend in co-pays for years of chemotherapy, drugs, and surgery, not to mention the treatment of infections.” The clinic was more like a spa, with nice music, healthy green juice, and a relaxed environment. More importantly, when Kerry returned home to the United States, her oncologist could not find a single trace of her cancer!!!

But what about patients who just cannot afford to go to a clinic in Germany? From my own observations, cancer recovery is not necessarily about how much money you have, which treatments you get, or who your doctor is. While these are important, I believe that getting well is much more about who you are and who you are willing to become.

You can create an internal environment that is inhospitable to cancer right at home. Green juices, oxygenation through breath work and movement, detoxification, saunas, music and relaxation, a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and being authentically who you really are -- all help to create an anti-cancer environment.

Jeff and Kerry questioned standard oncologic therapy “that systematically cut, maimed, and killed its people with treatment methods that did not work.” They asked, “Why on earth would chemotherapy drugs be the go-to option when chemotherapy destroys everything around it, not just the cancer? Why destroy the immune system with chemotherapy thus leaving the body WEAKER and less able to fight off the second wave of cancer cells?”

The answer, they discovered, was that in the United States “the FDA bans everything… that conflicts with chemotherapy and chemo drugs because that’s where the money is… well over $125 billion a year.” We will all benefit if new cancer initiatives spearheaded by Joe Biden and Sean Parker start funding cancer immunotherapy.

In the meantime, we at BeatCancer.org want cancer patients to know that they have options. If they choose chemotherapy, we are there to help them optimize their response and minimize side effects. If not, we can provide personalized coaching and individualized resources and referrals for non-toxic treatments. Indeed, cancer can be killed naturally!

 

This is a great tea with many health benifits, I drink it many times per day. Please look up all the benifits of the Jiaogulan plant. Other countries have been using this tea for centuries and it one reason that many people there live many years past 100 years of age.

Lemons are powerful little citrus fruits, they have been used for centuries to cure colds, coughs and many other issues as far as sinus relief, getting mucus out of the body , colds, coughs and much much more. I have known a lot of folks who have lost their voice at one point or another due to differant illness and a lemon has come in pretty darn handy. You can take a lemon and roll it on the counter , cut it in half and then sprinlke with salt and suck the juice and it will help restore your voice. I love drinking warm lemon juice, Always try to use organic fruits and vegetable when juicing because if you don't you are drinking a lot of pesticides and fertilizers. It is really a shame what the food industry is allowing these days for human consumption but it is very true. If you can stand to drink slightly diluted fresh lemon juice as i do, you will be amazed at what it can do for the body. Lemons are known for removing muscus from the body, and believe me we have a lot of it. They help with weightloss also, and they are very energizing. Never throw your lemon peels into the trash and throw them out, They can be put through your kitchen gargbage disposal for a nautural sanitizer and cleaner. Or put them into a bowl of water and into the microwave for the same purpose. 

Sinus Relief

If you have sinus issues this is a great juice to open up your sinus, may even help with sinus headache more than you would think. Both of these are great for sinus relief.

This juicer is what is called a masticating juicer. This type of juicer litterally chews up the pulp and removes all of the juice from the veggies or fruits you are juicing. The masticating juicers can range in price from around 100. 00 to over 600.00 . If you are serious about juicing a masticating juicer is really the way to go. If you are a beginning juicer then you can find a nice juicer at places such as your local Walmart or Target. The price range for those juicers will be anywhere from 69.00 and up.

Benefits of blackberries

Health Benefits Marionberries, Boysenberries, Loganberries and other blackberries are high in gallic acid, rutin and ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, with anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. With their dark blue color, blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of fruits regularly tested. Adding blackberries to any green juice is a great idea health wise and for a fantastic taste, especially in the Summer months when they are abundant.

At just 33 calories, one cup of raw kale has:
  • Nearly 3 grams of protein.
  • 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full)
  • Vitamins A, C, and K.
  • Folate, a B vitamin that's key for brain development.
  • Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.

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