Recipes


 

Juices

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* Ingredients do not have to be exact. They are a guide to get you started. Have fun and Enjoy!!


Green Juice

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Green Juices are the powerhouse of nutrition! It is very popular today and it should be. We get such a huge boost of nutrients in one easy glass! Kale alone has over 40 different flavonoid antioxidants that fight free radicals (damaged blood cells and vessels). Celery and cucumber act as diuretics cleaning out our organs. Ginger is a great Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial and Anti-Fungal.. A drink low in calories. The green juice is sure to nourish and cleanse your cells.

Vitamins- K, A, C, E. Also a host of B complex vitamins such as- B1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9.. Minerals- Manganese, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium and more!! Also full of much-needed enzymes and electrolytes.

Can help with:

  • Alkalizing the body
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Poor circulation
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Arthritis
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Cholesterol to name a few…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a large cucumber
  • 2 large celery sticks
  • 1-2 handfuls of your choice of greens (spinach or kale)
  • 2-3″ of broccoli stem
  • 1″ of ginger root
  • 1/2 of a lime or lemon
  • 2 apples (Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)

*If it’s to “strong” for you than add 1/4 of a Pineapple. Once you get a handle on things then add larger amounts. (ie: 3 handfuls of kale.. 1 whole cucumber.. A few inches of ginger root). Experiment and find out!

Directions:

Try to find local or organic fresh produce as much as possible. Rinse well and cut up ingredients according to the size of your juicers shoot. I like to peel the limes and lemons. Leave the white pith on as much as possible. Then Juice and serve!

 


The Carrot

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Carrot juice is probably our favorite! It is so good. And so good for us. Carrots are abundant in Beta-Carotene (vitA). Vitamin A is great for many things! One is boosting the immune system with aiding in the creation of white blood cells. This will also help infections and prevents cell damage. Carrots have anti-oxidant carotenoids that kill off toxins. Pineapple also adds a digestive enzyme bromelain which helps clean out the lining of our bowels!

Vitamins- C, K, D, E, B1,6 and 7. Minerals- Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and more!

Can help with:

  • Hair, skin and EYE health
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Fighting off toxins such as free radicals
  • Anti-inflammatory

Ingredients:

  • 8 Carrots
  • 1-2″ of ginger root
  • 1/4 of a good size pineapple
  • 1 apple (Granny Smith or Golden delicious)

*Increase the amount of carrots to 10+ and decrease the amount of pineapple as you get accustomed to it. It is really good to add 1/2 a lime or lemon for extra zest!

Directions:

Try to buy fresh local organic produce if possible. Rinse the dirt off of everything. If your unsure how clean your carrots are then it’s best to peel them. Cut the skin off the pineapple. Prepare everything to fit in your shoot size and juice away!!

 


The Beet.

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Beet juice. The colour and shape of the beet gives it away. Packed full of goodness. Beets contain high amounts of nitrate which the body converts into nitric-oxide. This can improve blood circulation and in-turn will decrease blood pressure and increase energy levels! It is also full of Betaine which is an amino acid. It helps process fats in the liver while giving it a clean. This aids protein formation and the heart with its workload. Beets would be perfect for anyone who wants more stamina in athletics or just lots of energy with a good heart.

Vitamins – A, B1, 2, 6, Folate (B9), C. Minerals – Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Sodium and more!

Can help with:

  • Supporting cardiovascular health
  • Lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and increasing HDL (good)
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Increasing energy
  • Detoxification
  • Anti-inflammatory

Ingredients:

  • 2 Good size beets or 3-4 small ones.
  • 1/4 of a pineapple
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 apple

*Add an inch or two of ginger for extra goodness! Decrease or take out the pineapple and just add a whole lime or lemon as you get used to it.

Directions:

Try to buy good size beets to yield more juice. Always fresh and local from a farm you know or organic from the supermarket in the winter. Clean well or peel off the outer layer of the beets. Cut the skin off the pineapple and lime. Rinse the apple and slice the ingredients in sizes to fit down your shoot. Then Juice and serve!!

 


Smoothies…

*Try to use ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible.

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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

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A chocolate drink that is actually healthy??! Feel free to indulge in this one. Chocolate in its raw bean form (Cacao) is definitely a superfood. These beans have been used far back throughout history for medicine and healing. Cacao becomes harmful only after it is heated and processed with preservatives and sugars (ie: coco).

Cacao is said to be the HIGHEST food filled with over 700 anti-oxidants and flavonoids. These will help in repairing our damaged cells and preventing disease. It supports our arteries which will fight against and can even reverse arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries causing heart disease). Also, It is said to be the HIGHEST source of Magnesium in a food. Magnesium is used for over 300 biochemical needs in our body! It helps with heart rhythm, brain, nerve and muscle functions to name a few.

On top of the cacao bean we have Avocado! This is another complete food. Packed with everything we need to support our health. It is filled with healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals. Avocado goes right along supporting the cacao bean.

Vitamins – A, B1-2-3-6-9, C, E, K. Minerals – Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Sulfur, Manganese and copper..

Can help with:

  • Heart disease (ie: angina, arteriosclerosis..)
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Regulates blood glucose levels (insulin resistance)
  • Digestion
  • Brain, Nerve health
  • Hair, skin, nails and eyes

Ingredients:Cocoa

  • 2 cups of Chocolate almond milk or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp of raw CaCao
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1 tbsp of Almond Butter
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Avocado
  • 4-6 ice cubes

*AIM has a very nutritious blend of Cacao/Organic Cocoa and leaf greens that is perfect to use in this smoothie. Follow the link here to know more.

*Raw Cacao powder is in most natural food stores. It is becoming more popular and I have also seen it in organic sections of the supermarkets. Instead of dates you can use a tbsp or more of Natural “unpasteurized” honey. You can freeze your bananas ahead of time to make the smoothie extra cool and refreshing.

Also try…

  • Adding one of these seeds: hemp, chia, pumpkin, or flax..
  • Putting some kefir or yogurt in!

Directions:

Besides peeling the banana, removing the pit and skin of the avocado… Add everything in the blender and blend!

 


Green Smoothie

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This Smoothie is a daily occurence at lunch time in our house. The spinach and greens add a whole realm of vital nutrients to get us through the afternoon. It is quick, easy and tasty especially for the kids! The vitamin C in the orange is key for this smoothie as it enables the iron and other minerals in the spinach to be easily absorbed into our cells.

Can Help with:

  • Alkalizing the body
  • Boosting immunity
  • Digesting vitamins and minerals properly
  • Cleansing and nourishing cells
  • Having a clear mind
  • Providing energy

Ingredients:Barley Extra

  • 1 1/2 cups of Water
  • 2 Handfuls of Spinach
  • 1 Big Orange or 2 small
  • 1 Banana
  • Add a few frozen raspberries
  • 5-6 Ice cubes

*Add Barleygreen, Leaf greens or another green powder you trust is a great easy way to get a good boost of nutrients. We like to add a few frozen raspberries to add a hint of taste. You can also freeze the bananas ahead of time to make the drink cool and refreshing.

Directions:

Rinse ingredients. Peel the banana and orange (leaving as much of the white pith on the orange as possible). Then blend and serve!!

 


Mixed berry Smoothie!

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Another very sweet and tasty drink! The seeds in this drink are the key. From Pomegranate to hemp and chia.. Pomegranate is very powerful in many things. It helps our heart and vasculature in reducing plaque buildup. Flax seeds do the same. It fights many different bad bacteria by stimulating the good bacteria. Chia seeds promote good bowel health by coating the mucosal lining in our intestines. Hemp seeds have amino-acids for protein. Pomegranate has powerful anti-oxidant properties. Not to mention all the greatness of kale in this smoothie that adds a whole realm of phytonutrients.

Vitamins – K, C, B3-6-9, E. Minerals – Potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and more!

Can help with:

  • Heart health (atherosclerosis)
  • Stress
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Anti-carcinogenic (fights cancer cells)
  • Anti-inflammatory (fighting arthritis)
  • Anti-tumor
  • Strength and memory

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup of Hempseed milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 Handful of Kale
  • 1-2 tbsp of Flax or Chia seeds
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup or less of frozen mixed berries
  • 4-5 ice cubes

*This is another good one to add kefir and yogurt to. Buying organic pure Pomegranate juice is the easiest.

Directions:

Pour the juice and milk in. Rinse the berries and kale. Peel the banana. Grind flax seeds. Put all the ingredients in and blend!

 


 

Why Juice and Blend link HERE.

Link to Barley life powder click here.

Barley Extra

 

Link to Cocoa Leaf greens click here. 

Cocoa

 


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