Sunday, March 8, 2009

Recipe Sunday - Day 8

I've been really boring with my juicing for the past few days and have been drinking almost the same thing for the last 3 days. Today I woke up feeling as though I was starting to lose my juicing enthusiasm. It's likely that my palate needs things switched up a little. So, every Sunday for the month of March, I've decided to share a few recipes from the book that I'm working on, Real Juice Daily, in an effort to help those of you who are juicing keep your momentum going!

Also, do you know the importance of getting a little good fat into your juice or green smoothies? I know that sounds unappetizing, but I promise it's not. Our bodies need a bit of high quality fat when were juicing or doing green smoothies exclusively for a period of time. The recommended daily amount of fat is about one tablespoon per day of either flax, hemp, coconut, or extra virgin olive oil. The lack of fat is another reason I was feeling a little punky this morning. Once I had my Thai Transfusion, I'm as good as new. The addition young Thai coconuts is also extremely beneficial while juicing. (You can scrape out the meat and freeze it for recipes when you're done with your cleanse.) Then finally, adding sprouts to your juices or smoothies is amazing. Because sprouts are fully alive and contain so much quality nutrition, it's a great and inexpensive way to create a more nutrient dense concoction.

Thai Green Transfusion:
6 stalks of celery
handful sugar snap peas
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
3 green onions
1/2 red bell pepper
1 serrano pepper
1/2 pint grape tomatoes
1 handful of cilantro
2 limes, peeled
water from one young coconut
2 tsp. flax oil (or whatever you have)
Celtic sea salt to taste
Juice all ingredients up to the coconut. Put all the liquids into a blender, adding in the coconut water, oil and salt. Blend until smooth.

Chilled Cucumber Salad:
3 cucumbers
handful of fresh dill (if available)
1/2 cup sugar snap peas
2 cloves garlic
1/2 pint onion sprouts
5 green onions
1 organic lemon, peeled
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. raw honey
Freshly raked pepper, to taste
(Omit the raw honey & vinegar if you are hardcore juice feasting)
Feed all ingredients through your juicer through the lemon. Then pour the juice into your blender, adding oil, vinegar, honey and pepper. Blend and drink over crushed ice.

Anemia Buster:
3 ripe apricots
3 carrots
one big handful of spinach
1/2 lemon, peeled
2 tsp kelp powder
Juice the first four ingredients and then put into a blender with the kelp powder.

Purple Passion
1/2 head purple cabbage
3 granny smith apples
Exquisite color with delicious flavor.

Remember, every Sunday afternoon at 3 pm a group of us meet at the Whole Foods Juice Bar in Tulsa for support, encouragement and information sharing. We'd love to have you come join us if you're in our neck of the woods.
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