The ABC+G 5 Day Energy Boost


With the new school year quickly approaching, I thought I would do a 5 day energy boost. You are welcomed to join in and post any comments below as we move toward Friday.  You can still eat normally, but just add this into your daily routine.  

ABC+G:

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 peeled beet
  • 2-3 medium sized carrots
  • 1 inch ginger root

This is the recipe that some people drink before they run a marathon!  It should give you a noticeable energy boost throughout the week and also provides a ton of other health benefits.  I am doing it for the energy and mental clarity!

Benefits:  Allergies, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Blood Clots, Body Cleansing, Cancer Prevention, Candida, Carpal Tunnel, Cellulite, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colds, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Inflammation, Memory, Overweight, Circulation, Psoriasis, Sore Throat, Stress, Weight Lost, Infections.  

What to buy:

Try to find a bag of organic apples.  Apples are on the must buy organic list as the pesticides go through the skin to the core.  You will need about 5 apples.  

Buy a bag of organic carrots.  These are actually cheap if you go to Trader Joes!

If you have a Publics near you, they sell organic beets.  You can get regular beets, but just peel them.  You can buy 1 bushel of 3 and that should last if you only use half.  

Buy a good amount of ginger root and try to increase it as you move toward the end of the 5 days.  Do not add too much!!

This mixture tastes really good by the way!!

 

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Juicing = Vitamin Reboot for Crohn’s


Juicing = Vitamin Reboot for Crohn’s

This is a good article on vitamins that individuals with Crohn’s Disease are lacking.  These are the exact vitamins that you get a tremendous amount of when you juice everyday.  When using this site link to build a juice recipe:  http://juicerecipes.com/build/

It allows you to see the nutrition break down of all of the ingredients.  Here is a sample mixture that I am making today and then check out these vitamin percentages!!!

  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Lemon
  • Parsley
  • Kale
  • Ginger
  • Coconut water
  • carrot

200% vitamin A          500% vitamin C           2,882% vitamin K           16 grams of protein

I get numbers like this each and every day!! It is obvious why it works so well!!!

Red Fire Mix


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This mix is also very healing for a variety of health ailments.  I would add a half of lemon with the skin to help cover the parsley taste and lemon is great for your body anyway.  I called it red fire mix because I might have put a bit too much ginger in it and it turns out a dark red.  This makes quite a bit at about 32oz and you can just use half the amount pictured above. 

If you start off with half a pepper and follow it up with parsley or cilantro, the pepper blocks the blade a bit so the herbs get compacted and they do not just shoot into the back of the juicer.  I do want to look into purchasing a hand crank juicer from amazon.com for the herbs to get the most juice out. 

Red Fire Mix

  • 1 peeled beet
  • beet greens
  • 1 pear
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 2+ inch of ginger (for the brave)
  • 1/2 lemon with skin

Jason Vale’s Big Summer Juice DETOX!


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Get your juicer ready to go! Jason Vale is running a 7 day world detox that begins on July 14-20th.  He will provide daily videos and recipes which is great for new recipe combos. You can also submit your own video of your progress and how you feel.  Use the link below to sign up for FREE.

http://www.bigsummerjuicedetox.com/

 

 

 

To be, or not to be Gluten Free?


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I have been gluten free for quite a few months now and I decided to try and add one peanut butter and jelly sandwich on regular potato bread to my daily diet to see what would happen.  The results were interesting and really match up with a gluten sensitivity problem.  Although I am bummed that I cannot process gluten foods very well, I think it is for the best to just stay away. 

Here are some symptoms of gluten intolerance that I noticed shortly after included it back into my diet

  • Lack of energy – very tired shortly after eating it.
  • Cloudy foggy mornings
  • Excessive gas and stomach rumbling as it gets digested or not digested
  • Stomach noises in the evening
  • Foul trips to the bathroom

Now when I completely avoid gluten products, I have way more energy and I am more alert.  My stomach is very calm and the trips to the bathroom do not peel the paint off of the walls.  haha

I think if you have Crohn’s or IBS it is important to go gluten free.  This bread also turns to sugar and then feeds bad bacteria and can lead to overgrowth. 

I am interested to see if others out there have had the same symptoms when they add or delete gluten from their diet.  Post a comment if you wish and share.  Thank you!!

Get all of your colors!!!


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Here is a really tasty recipe that I just put together and I thought I would share.  The spinach and Kale that I used was a lot more than what you see.  It was just for the picture:)

  • Red grapes
  • Purple carrots
  • Yellow beet
  • Red bell pepper
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Ginger

This combo made about 24+oz and I drank every bit of it!!! It does come out a little muddy water color, but it super sweet. 

 

Rainbow Blitz


Rainbow Blitz

This is a link to one of my favorite drink blends that I just had today.  This website is awesome because it really informs you of the health conditions that this mixture helps to treat.  I substituted green cabbage for the cucumber for a different variation.  I also put the whole lemon in with the skin and it tastes really sweet, but may come out a muddy color due to the carrots and spinach.  I hope you enjoy this one!

Beets = Blood Detox


 

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I have been making so many drink combos with beets that I just had to dedicate a post to how awesome they are!  Beets are bright red when juiced and it is no wonder that they cleanse the blood and bring oxygen to it.  Beets provide excellent energy to athletes due to this oxygen delivery to the blood.  One might say that beets are a cure all juice ingredient.  If you cleanse your blood of toxins and other harmful components and your blood goes all over the entire body, you just might feel your ailments melt away.  Here are some other benefits that beets provide:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce heart attack risk
  • Prevent strokes
  • Treat anemia
  • Prevent precancerous tumors
  • Regulate the digestive system
  • Increase metabolism for weight loss
  • Improve mental clarity and stamina/energy

As you can see, beets are amazing!  When you juice these beets, you get the benefits instantly into your blood stream and it is 100% digestible.  Try some recipe ideas below!!

  1. ABC Juice – 1 beet peeled, 3-4 carrots, 1 apple, ginger
  2. Red Energy – 1 beet peeled, 1 red bell pepper, 1 tomato, 2-3 kale, ginger
  3. Fatigue fighter – 1 beet peeled, 1 apple, 2-3 carrots, 1 pear, 1 orange, ginger

 

Fight Fatique = Ultimate Energy Mix


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I just put this one together today and the ingredients are above.  I went to Publix for the red and yellow beets and Trader Joe’s for the rest.  This made a lot of juice at about 32oz!! 

  • Apple = Colon cleansing
  • Carrot = Beta Carotene
  • Beet =  Blood Cleansing
  • Bell Pepper = Antibiotic/Anti fungal
  • Orange = Immunity
  • Ginger = Inflammation

I got this recipe idea from the app that I use.  It is called Iron Man Intake.  It is also ideal for Crohn’s and Colitis sufferers.  Try it out and let me know what you think of it.  Enjoy!!

 

 

Juicing : Energize, Detoxify, Alkalize, Regenerate!!


I have been watching Dan McDonald for quite some time now for recipes and to learn about juicing. He has been juicing once a day for over 13 years and has never been sick in all that time. He is very knowledgeable on all things juice and diet. He has a juice that will treat just about any problem. The title above summarizes what juicing can do for anybody. It energizes your body almost instantly as it gets absorbed 100% into your blood stream. It detoxifies your blood and organs so that your system runs better. It neutralizes acid in the system to make your internal environment alkaline. Lastly, it helps your body to heal itself and regenerate. Extracting the juice and creating the combinations that Dan makes will lead you to total wellness down the road.