Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Juice Cleanse Recipes

Let’s look at a few juice cleanse recipes. I’m about to embark on a 48 hour juice cleanse or you could call it a juice fast (feast). This is a ritual of mine that I started performing regularly a few years ago. Actually my first juice cleanse was many years ago and I tried it with store bought juice. Yuck!


After the holidays is a great time to cleanse. I’ve found all of that holiday food just doesn’t digest well and it still may be lingering in my colon. Who knows what’s in there  😕


juice cleanse recipes juicingforlifeIf you read my last article (Hiatus From Blogging But Not Juicing) you may remember I was targeting constipation, headache and motion sickness. Here are some great recipes from the book  Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing specifically for those areas.


Suggested Juice Cleanse Recipes For Constipation


Evening Regulator – 2 apples, 1 pear. Alternate pushing apple and pear slices through juicer.


Cherie’s Cleansing Cocktail – 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 1 beet, 1/2 apple, 4 carrots (greens removed). Push ginger, beet and apple through juicer with carrots.


Spring Tonic – Handful of parsley, 4 carrots (greens removed), 1 garlic clove, 2 stalks celery. Bunch up parsley and push through juicer with carrots, garlic and celery.


Suggested Juice Cleanse Recipes For Migraine Headache


Spicy Cantaloupe Shake – 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 1/2 cantaloupe. Push ginger through juicer with cantaloupe.


Ginger Hopper – 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 4-5 carrots greens removed, 1/2 apple. Push ginger through juicer with carrots and apple.


Waldorf Salad – 1 green apple, 1 stalk celery. Push apple and celery through juicer.


Suggested Juice Cleanse Recipes For Motion Sickness


Ginger Hopper – 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 4-5 carrots greens removed, 1/2 apple. Push ginger through juicer with carrots and apple.


Ginger Fizz – 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 1 apple, Sparkling water. Push ginger through juicer with apple. Pour juice into ice filled glass. Fill glass to top with sparkling water.


Ginger Ale – 1 lemon wedge, 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 1 medium bunch green grapes, Sparkling water. Juice lemon. Push ginger through juicer with grapes. Pour juice into ice filled glass. Fill glass to top with sparkling water.


juice cleanse recipes Omega J8004


There you have some great recipes. According to the book we should be seeding the apples. However, I don’t believe it makes much difference. You could though, because it will only take a second or two if you’re using something like the Omega J8004 Juicer.


Next up, The 48 Hour Juice Cleanse. I can’t wait to write.


Thanks for visiting Prime Juicers and remember, “There’s no-thing better for your body than fresh fruit and vegetable juice!”


Sources for this article include:


Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing


 



Juice Cleanse Recipes

Monday, November 21, 2016

FREE Juice Recipe Software

Okay here’s a treat for you, Juice Suggestion Software v1.0. This is free juice recipe software! I used this little juice recipe software application when I got started juicing. It’ll let you search for juicing recipes for a specific item or two. Say you have some apples, carrots, kale, ginger, celery and cucumber. Enter a one or a couple of those items in and my top 3 reasons to juiceit’ll find a recipe for you. You can choose the recipe that suits your taste buds at the moment. See the download link below. Did I mention it’s FREE? Not shareware that expires or free with tons of ads, just free 🙂 Don’t you like free stuff? Please leave a quick comment below.


Free Juice Recipe Software


Here’s the software description right off of the download site: “Makes juicing fun quick and easy. Juice recipe software suggests the perfect juice just punch in your ingredients. Over 100 delicious healthy recipes to choose from. Perfect for dieters, detox programs, juice fasting and as a compliment to your exercise or diet routine. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.”


 


Read more: Juice Suggestion Software – CNET Download.com





FREE Juice Recipe Software

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Rich"s Go Green Smoothie

This is a simple green smoothie. I make this or something similar when I’m in a rush. Rich’s Go Green Smoothie. It’s healthy, easy and quick to make.


Why Go Green? Maca, maca gives it the blast as in nutriblast.


My Go Green Smoothie is so easy to make in the Nutribullet. I just love my Nutribullet Pro!, but if you don’t have one you can use a blender.rich


This recipe has just a few ingredients. My main ingredient is kale (organic). Kale rich in vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and copper to list a few. To boost things I add some maca and some ground flax seed.


First a couple of things. My shortcuts. 1. I use frozen fruit. Organic when I can find it. Yeah when I’m in a hurry I’ll use frozen 😉 2. Juice from a bottle. I buy the best I can find. Organic when I can find it. No preservatives and no sweeteners.


Rich’s Go Green Smoothie


richIngredients:


  • Kale – Buy organic. Fill the Nutribullet Pro cup to about 3/4.

  • Frozen fruit – 1/2 cup or one small hand full.

  • Maca – 1 tsp. No more than that because it will ruin the taste.

  • Ground flax seed – 1 Tbsp

  • Juice – Cranberry, 1 cup

  • Water – Fill to max line on the cup.

Extract for approximately 40 seconds or until smooth and enjoy.


If you’re looking for an energy boost, you’ll like this recipe. Maca powder is derived from a root that grows in the high altitudes of the Peruvian Andes and is known to be “Nature’s Viagra,” as well as a natural energy booster.


Rich’s Go Green Smoothie is especially good for women too because it includes cranberry juice and maca.


For women, maca decreases menopause symptoms, increases bone density and more.


Cranberry juice provides a number of important health benefits — especially for women. Cranberry juice is good for the prevention of urinary track infections, reduces the risk of breast cancer, enhances heart health and more. See the sources below.


You can find two of my main ingredients at a very good price on Amazon, maca and ground flax seed. You can also get a Nutribullet Pro there too. It’s the best price around that I can find. But of course I live in South Dakota 🙂


Try Rich’s Go Green Smoothie. Is this recipe for you? Let me know by commenting below.


Sources:


7 Benefits of Maca Root for Women


What are the benefits of cranberry juice for women? | LIVESTRONG.COM


Maca Root – A Natural Energy and Libido Booster – Wake The Wolves 



Rich"s Go Green Smoothie

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Cantaloupe, Carrot, Nectarine Fruit Juice Recipe

My cantaloupe, carrot, nectarine fruit juice recipe originally came from the Beta Blast recipe in The Juicing Bible on page 164. The Beta Blast calls for apricots, but I couldn’t find fresh apricots anywhere. So, I made due with what  I had available and chose to substitute nectarine’s. It turned out great and if you like cantaloupe, you’re going to love this Cantaloupe, Carrot, Nectarine juice recipe.


As you’re juicing be sure to alternate between the soft fruits and the carrot. The carrot is hard and will help push the cantaloupe and nectarine through your juicer. I use an Omega J8004 Nutrition Center.


Cantaloupe, Carrot, Nectarine


Cantaloupe, Carrot, Nectarine Fruit Juice – Beta Blast


I was curious why it is called the Beta Blast in the book, so I looked up some info on the ingredients and here’s what I found:


Researchers have recently measured the carotenoid contents of six different California-grown cantaloupe hybrids and discovered that their beta-carotene content can reach levels as high as 3,138 micrograms (per 100 grams of fresh weight). That’s about 30 times higher than the beta-carotene content of fresh oranges. – WHFoods


Now that level of beta-carotene doesn’t match up to the amount in carrots, but our recipe also has carrots! What about my substitute, the nectarine?


Juicy nectarines have delicious flavor and sweet cream-yellow or white flesh. Fruits and vegetables with a bright red, orange and yellow color often have a high amount of beta carotene. Did you know that? It’s the truth.


So there you go. All of the ingredients in this wonderful recipe have a good amount of beta carotene and if you’re lucky enough to find apricots, then you’ll have the exact “Beta Blast” recipe as in The Juicing Bible.


This is a delicious and healthy fruit juice recipe. I love the flavor, color and texture. Try this, you won’t be sorry!


Cantaloupe, Carrot, Nectarine


Serves 2 people


  • 6 carrots

  • 4 fresh nectarines, pitted ( the Beta Blast recipe called for apricots)

  • 1/2 small cantaloupe ( I decided to peel mine, but left in the seeds)

cantaloupe, carrot and nectarine


 


If you have a juice recipe you’d like to share with me, please contact me. I’ll be sure to give credit where credit is due. As always, thanks for reading and happy juicing!


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Sources for this article include:


WHFoods: Cantaloupe


The Juicing Bible


(This article has been updated to include more information. Thank you for reading.)



Cantaloupe, Carrot, Nectarine Fruit Juice Recipe

Friday, November 18, 2016

Rocket Fuel | Carrots, Parsley, Apple Juice Recipe

Rocket Fuel, my go to favorite. I know there are a few juice recipes named Rocket Fuel, but here’s my simple and easy to make morning juice that I love because it gives me so much energy.


This Rocket Fuel juice recipe first came to me by the free juice recipe software that I use. I’ve made a couple of small modifications though. I added an apple and the quantity of carrots is also different. I want my recipes to produce enough juice for two people. Virginia (Health Juice Fanatic ‏@healthyjuicers) loves this recipe too.


rocket fuelRocket Fuel by Rich


I think just about everyone I talk to about juicing loves carrots. I get asked the question about whether or not to juice the greens, and juicing the greens is fine with fresh carrots. However, when I get store (grocery) bought carrots that come in a bag, I cut the big ends off. I don’t know exactly why, but the end of those carrots just don’t look appealing to me.


Of course whether or not you juice the carrot greens is left entirely up to you. Experiment and find what works best for your taste buds!


Makes 20 ounces


  • 2 lbs. of fresh carrots

  • 1 handful of parsley

  • 1 red apple

rocket fuel


The flavonoids in parsley—especially luteolin—have been shown to function as antioxidants that combine with highly reactive oxygen-containing molecules (called oxygen radicals) and help prevent oxygen-based damage to cells. In addition, extracts from parsley have been used in animal studies to help increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood. – whfoods.com


Thank you again for reading and please let me know what you think of this recipe by commenting below.


Sources:


FREE Juice Recipe Software


Parsley – WHFoods.com


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Rocket Fuel | Carrots, Parsley, Apple Juice Recipe

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Water Cooler | Watermelon and Grapefruit Juice Recipe

Man do I love grapefruit in my juices like the Water Cooler juice recipe, but I just don’t like peeling them. The best way I’ve found to peel grapefruit is to use my hand peeler. It’s like this one – OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler.


This beautiful, sweet, but tart juice recipe comes from one of my favorite books, The Big Book of Juices. I made this one in the mornings for Virginia and she used to say, “Ewwweee! You’re juicing the rind on the watermelon?” And of course I said, “Yes, I’ve always done it that way, because the rind helps to push the watermelon through the juicer.” Maybe this juice would be better without the rind for you. I think it’s a matter of personal preference, so try it without the rind if you’re thinking, Ewwweee!


water coolerWater Cooler


The trick to this one is getting the thick slice of watermelon right. Personally I like this one a little more tart, so I use a smaller slice and I juice the rind. Try it and taste as you go along to get it right for yourself. It’s a real energy booster and 4 out of 5 stars for immunity in the book,  The Big Book of Juices.


Makes approximately 32 ounces (depending on how big your watermelon slice is)


  • 2 grapefruits

  • 1 thick slice of watermelon

Watermelon health benefits: Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There’s even a modest amount of potassium. – Livescience.com


Thank you again for reading and please let me know what you think of this recipe by commenting below. I try to keep the recipes simple.


Note: If you’re taking medication consult your health care professional. It’s been known for some time that grapefruit juice can interact badly with some medications.


Resources:


The Big Book of Juices


Watermelon: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts – Livescience.com


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Water Cooler | Watermelon and Grapefruit Juice Recipe

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Juicing Bible Review

Juicing Bible

Juicing Bible


This is a must book for anyone who takes up juicing. Loaded with information and recipes.  Many of the recipes on my website come from The Juicing Bible. Don’t pass this one up! You can order it from a direct link here —>  The Juicing Bible and FREE shipping is available for Prime Members.


Product Description


A reissue of the bestseller that features 16 new, additional photographs.


The first edition of The Juicing Bible won the 2000 International Cookbook Revue Award and has over 300,00 copies in print. It continues to be one of the bestselling juicing books in the marketplace. In response to consumer demand, we’ve decided to reissue this successful seller with an additional 16 color photographs, which takes the total photo count up to 32. All the outstanding elements in this essential guide for anyone who wants to explore the wide-ranging nutritional and health benefits of juicing are still here:


  • An astonishing 350 recipes — delicious fruit and vegetable juices, tonics, cleansers, digestives, teas, roughies, smoothies, milk and coffee substitutes and frozen treats.

  • Information on the seven body systems, including their importance to good health along with diet and lifestyle changes that will keep each system working as well as it can.

  • Details on 80 common health concerns, with recommendations on how to use natural foods to combat each condition.

  • 128 illustrations of fruits, vegetables and herbs, plus information on their uses and healing properties, and advice on purchasing and storage.

297 of 298 people found the following review helpful.
5This book has EVERYTHING!

By EMA

This is a great book. It is much more in-depth than your average juicing book. It’s separated into quite a few sections, ranging from simple juices to recipes for using the leftover pulp.


It starts off with a mini-encyclopedia listing herbs, fruits and veggies which can be used in your juicing. Offered is a quick summary of each item, how to use it in juicing, and health benefits of each (good for digestion, cooling, antispasmodic, etc.). Then, there’s a section on common health illnesses which lists juices (and other juice-type items, all of which have recipes in the book) that may help the ailments, as well as dietary tips, foods and herbs that may help the disorder, and some lifestyle changes to try.


The rest of the book has the following sections:

1. Fruit Juices

2. Vegetable Juices

3. Cocktails — these are juices with a little something extra, like yogurt, milks, spices, etc.

4. Frozen treats — most of these recipes utilize leftover pulp from juices

5. Roughies — these are actual food recipes, using the juicing pulp from other recipes

6. Smoothies — uses juices and frozen fruit

7. Digestive Aids and Cleansers — the title section speaks for itself

8. Milk substitutes — recipes for nut milks, apricot milk, fig milk, etc.

9. Coffee substitutes

10. Teas and Tonics — these recipes are mostly for medicinal teas which are geared towards alleviating body ailments and/or aiding and encouraging natural bodily functions and processes.


For those of you looking for a straight forward book that just offers simple, basic juicing recipes, this is not for you; all of the extras will definitely turn you off. But for those of you looking for something that goes beyond your standard carrot-apple combination, this is sure to please. This book really goes above and beyond your typical juicing guide, with options for those that want to add a little more to their juices and really utilize every part of produce used.


Click The Juicing Bible to purchase it.



The Juicing Bible Review