Creamy Sweet Citrus: Immunity


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I have made this same recipe over the past few days for a few reasons.  The first is that it tastes fantastic!  The second is that I am shooting for a strong immune system as everyone around me is sick with some kind of sinus/cough/everything else. haha.  The last is that my Breville Juicer broke and I can only juice soft produce with my manual one. I did use a bullet to blend in the avocado though.

Creamy Citrus Immunity

  • 3-4 Clementines
  • 2 Large Oranges
  • 1 Med Apple
  • 2-3 handfuls of Kale

Juice these ingredients and add to your blender/bullet with 1/2 avocado.  Place in the orange or apple first and then build the kale on top of it for high speed juicers.

The clementines have 120% vitamin C in just 2.  The Oranges have less vitamin C, but are still beneficial.  The Kale is also great for immunity and the avocado is a super food!

I love this easy mix and if I had my real juicer working, I would be cranking these out more often.  I hope you enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!!!

Photo Credit:  http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/

 

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Ginger on a Budget : Ginger Cinnamon Tea


I have been adding a new drink into the mix lately a few times per week.  I have been making fresh ginger/cinnamon tea either in the morning or evening.  This is really easy to make and if you are not financially ready to invest in a juicer just yet, it is perfect.  You still get the benefits from these powerful ingredients. 

How to make: 

  • 1.  Take a nub of Ginger and peel the skin off.
  • 2.  Using a lemon zester or cheese grater to shave the ginger into a pot on the stove.
  • 3.  Pour water over the grater to rinse the ginger shavings in and add water to the pot. 
  • 4.  Shake in or add a tsp of cinnamon and mix.
  • 5.  Turn on the flame really low and slowly heat for 10 minutes.  (Do not let it boil)
  • 6.  Pour into a cup and let the ginger and cinnamon sink to the bottom (tap mug on table)
  • 7.  Drink it up!!

This drink is basically called fire water!! It is so incredibly good for you and here is what it does for your body:

Ginger:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Cancer prevention
  • Immunity booster
  • Reduce acid in the body
  • Reduce gas
  • Digestion
  • Migraine Headaches

Cinnamon: 

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Cancer cell fighter
  • Antifungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral
  • Fights yeast – candida overgrowth
  • Digestion
  • Immunity booster

This would be a great start if you have any problem listed above and you are not quite into the daily juicing habit. 

 

 

From Juicing4crohns to All preventative!!!


My original goal for juicing was to heal my body of Crohn’s and get off of all medication and I have accomplished that.  Why not stop the daily juicing habit then?

Just in the past few days I have heard of so many different individuals with various forms of cancer or disease that it really has inspired me to write this post.  With each story that I hear it only fuels my desire to juice fresh fruits, vegetable and herbs every day forward.  It has now become my preventative for other problems that come along the way and I’m not stopping!!. 

Here are the benefits of daily juicing that I have learned about so far that can actually prevent major deadly health problems years into the future. 

  • Juicing is a diuretic and cleanses your kidneys almost instantly.
  • Juicing cleanses the blood of toxins that lead to cancer
  • Juicing seeks out and destroys cancer cells as they begin to form
  • Juicing calms inflammation that leads to countless disease
  • Juicing regulates the blood sugar
  • Juicing cleanses your digestive system and boosts your immune system
  • Juicing gives you energy and reduces stress – having the energy to exercise
  • Juicing removes the urge to eat horrible food because your body just does not crave it.
  • Juicing neutralizes acid in your system that leads to disease
  • Juicing contains chlorophyll that destroys yeast, bacteria and parasites
  • Juicing cleanses your lymphatic system decreasing cancer risk
  • Juicing cleanses all major organs as it goes into your blood stream immediately

There are many more reasons, but if you think I am crazy please just take 10 minutes to google the benefits of juicing and you will see the above and many more on every site. 

It is the one easy habit to mix into your day that could prevent something very serious down the road.  If I would have known about this 10 years ago, I would not have had Crohn’s and this website would not exist.