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The Ultimate GREEN DRINK

4 Jul

Green Drinks can taste like a cross between grass clippings and hay

Oh pity the taste buds when they get a whiff of this concoction.  But, it is what we must do in the name of health.  If we had grown up with this stuff then we could stomach it better.  Incredible immune systems are not for the faint of heart.

I really got this idea from a book called The Living Beauty Detox Program by Ann Louise Gittleman; her “Living Beauty Elixer” is about the same thing.  Green Drink Mixtures are stuffed full of amazing nutrients that come from “green” foods – something that the Standard American Diet (SAD) doesn’t get enough of.  A green drink packs some punch back into what we are missing from a ‘normal’ diet.  The pure and organic cranberry juice (what I mix my green drink in) is extremely beneficial for detoxifying your body and complimenting healthy liver function.

It is simple – you need the following three ingredients:

1. Organic Cranberry Juice or Organic Cranberry Juice Concentrate (my favorite is Just Cranberry Juice from R.W. Knudsen)

2. Filtered Water, Not Tap Water

3. A Super-food Green-Drink Mix (there are A LOT to choose from, one that I really like is Kyo-Green)

Mix these three ingredients together and then drink (a shaker or a blender is easiest for mixing).  If you want to get creative, you can create various smoothie combinations and possibly make it sweeter and easier to swallow.  However, I have grown accustomed to the cheek-puckering tartness of pure cranberry juice mixed with barley greens. it is not bad.

Here are some ideas for additional ingredients for smoothies:

Bananas – high in potassium and will make the mix thicker

Berries – packed full of antioxidants and can make the drink sweeter

Chia Seeds – nutrient-dense with omega-3s, omega-6s, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber, and antioxidants

Flax Seeds – add fiber, lignans, and omega-3 fatty acids

Yogurt – another ingredient that will make the mix thicker and full of pro-biotics (good bacteria)

Kefir – much like yogurt, kefir is a form of cultured milk and can be made from cow’s milk, goat milk, even coconut milk (my personal favorite)

HAPPY MIXING!

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Raw Organic APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

22 Jan

Although shots of Patrón, Jim Beam, or a Duck Fart, may temporarily ease woes and allow one to step out onto the dance floor (mind you I have never tried the Duck Fart, so I would not test that one on a dancing night), they are most likely not as healthy as a shot of raw organic apple cider vinegar.

As a part of my daily routine to preserve myself, I take a shot of this stuff, chased by another concoction, a green drink.  Apple cider vinegar has been around for a long time – it is completely natural, and one can even make it for their own consumption.

The history of vinegar as a good food with medicinal properties dates back a long time (a very reliable source of research versus our current pharmaceutical approach).

“It is amongst the oldest of foods and medicines know to man. For its healing ways, vinegar has been used for thousands of years. In 400 B.C, Hypocrites, known as the father of medicine, treated patients with vinegar, making it one of the world’s first medicines. Throughout biblical times, vinegar was successfully used to treat infections and wounds. For centuries medical textbooks have listed various ways to use vinegar. These uses include everything from keeping a sharp mind to purifying the waters of the body and to easing pain and alleviating dozens of other ailments” (http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html#ACVHISTORY2).

Although vinegar is acidic (and that is noticeable because of the amazing burning sensation as it caresses down one’s esophagus), it has been shown that it actually causes people’s pH levels to become more alkaline.  The more alkaline your body is, the less chance there is for disease to subsist or proliferate.

There are numerous other benefits, and a simple Google search will allow one to find copious amounts of information about raw organic apple cider vinegar.  I highly urge you spending time doing this versus Googling “Duck Fart”.

– Tisha Casida