Archive for May, 2010
I view my usual morning health shake as integral to rebuilding my health, but I just moved into a new place so don’t have all the fresh ingredients at hand. Whilst lacking ingredients for the shake, I am also lacking the counter space to get my cook on because I am still unpacking. I did, however, have some TJ’s unpasteurized OJ kickin’ it in the fridge. Thus, the idea for the orange creamsicle shake was born.
- 8-12 oz unpasteurized OJ (I used tangerine, same deal)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 packet Isogenix vanilla shake
- 1 packet VidaCell (optional)
It’s that freakin easy! I should mention that I’m full right now. This is actually a meal. A tasty, tasty meal. This is the fastest breakfast ever!
Anywho, some notes about the ingredients:
JUICE: I do not approve of conventional “pasteurized” juice. Pasteurization is the process by which certain foods are heated to slow down microbial growth. It’s this process that kills the enzymes in living foods, making them less useful for our bodies. While pasteurized orange juice is little more than a sugar bomb, unpasteurized orange juice and all of its lovely vitamins and minerals are easily assimilated into our bodies. How can you tell if the juice you’re buying is unpasteurized? Usually, by location and price. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and other health stores sell it (I get mine at TJ’s for about $5.69 for a half-gallon). If you go to a restaurant or farmer’s market that is serving “fresh-squeezed” orange juice, you can be confident that it is not pasteurized. Large chain supermarkets will not have it.
ISAGENIX: If you are substituting another brand of shake, make sure it has a similar nutritional profile. I am an ardent fan of TJ’s, but none of their shakes have this level of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and its enzymes are active, which means they can be easily assimilated by the body.
VIDACELL: This is another product I use to speed nutrition directly to my cells, but it doesn’t change the flavor.
I think I’m gonna have one every day! DANG that was delicious!
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I know many peeps who have been plagued by colds and flu lately, and I tell them, “fOk medicine, this stuff’s the bomb”. I recommend drinking this juice 2x/day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It is muy delicioso and well worth a couple of minutes of your day to make it.
Green Lemonade Recipe (makes about 16 oz):
* 1 romaine heart
* 5-6 large kale leaves
* 1 whole lemon – peel, seeds, and all (i cut in half so it fits in my juicer)
* 2 sweet apples, cored. that means no granny smith.
* 1-inch knob ginger
* one radish (supplies iodine for us thyroidal folks)
I also add these ingreds if I have them around. They don’t change the flavor much and add a lot of nutritional benefits. These items are:
a few sprigs of parsley for the chlorophyll
a few sprigs of cilantro to remove bodily impurities
one clove garlic for the antioxidant properties
If you have a juicer yet can’t be asked to make this at least once/day, well…you will just be sick and I won’t!
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The US, in the pocket of such agriscience giants such as Monsanto, is currently pushing an agenda to make it illegal to label non-GMO foods as such, so consumers will have no idea what they are ingesting. Why don’t we want GMOs? Just for a start, they cause liver damage, kidney damage, stomach lesions, smaller brain growth, sterility, and, of particular relevance to my deathtrap of a body, GMOs trigger immune reactions and cause allergies.
Mind you, when people are afflicted with such maladies as cancer, autism, or an underactive thyroid, we are often told that these things just happen, but that is most definitely untrue. If a person puts dangerous material in their body three times a day, unpleasant things will surely occur. Many people miss the forest for the trees and say they eat what they want and are just fine. Sure, they might not have cancer – YET – but do they have allergies? Acid reflux? Bad skin? Cellulite? All is not well, my friends, but worse is yet to come. Read here to get the dirt on GMOs and what they will do to your poor body, but in the meantime, sign this petition to stop the US from forcing this stuff down our throats.
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