Juicing Recipes Has Some Post New Year's Cheer!

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Did the title sell ya, or the dancing kitties? ;)

Howdy fellow juicers! No massive ground-breaking epiphanies to impart today, just wanted to quickly stop by and give you kind and gentle folks a heads up on a few New Year's sales and Uber cool discounts. If you've frequented the site you'll remember the summer deals, well they just got sweeter. Essentially, there's some price breaks and sales tag slashes below on some favorite healthy juicing recipes classic coolness that really will blow your mind. So if any of the following concepts appeal to you this coming year...
  • saving cash, 
  • shrinking a waistline, 
  • finding a healthy diet,
  • increasing energy and vitality
  • upgrading your old, decrepit, rusted, cheap juicer
...read on. There are some deals here exclusive only to my humble site, and not to sound too informercially, they won't last long.

First off, if you need to finally grab or upgrade juicers, the Breville Juice and Blend is now exactly 25% - or $150.04 cheaper at Amazon. No, that's not a misprint. $150.00+ off the regular retail price! They are fully stocked, but my advice would be to stop procrastinating already and head there to grab yours before Breville comes to their senses. Folks, that juicer is just about the best available, trust me, I own it. It is a big, giant relief to you in the kitchen once you start juicing, for too many reasons to list here. That thing is the most useful and cool looking appliance I have in my kitchen. I've said it before, the Juice and Blend is to juicers as Bugatti is to automobiles. 

The next great and wonderful New Year's deal, you ask? Mike at Truth About Abs is doing a solid for me - and offering his award winning program Truth About Abs for a trial period - for literally pennies. Click here if you have excess fat to lose or a shape to regain, because T.A.A. is quite simply a nutrition, fat loss, and abs sculpting Uber-program. Don't let the name fool you either, Mike's program is as much about proper diet and nutrition as it is about abs and how to get them. BTW ladies, Mike's program is as useful for you as it is to the fellas. Oh, and as it is with everything Mike does, T.A.A. completely guaranteed.

Last but certainly not least, the Diet Solutions sale is making a second appearance here at Ye' Ol' Juicing For Health blog. Diet Solutions program rarely has sales, so you should play the lottery tomorrow because this is obviously that "once in a Blue Moon" they've all been talking about. Considering the value contained within Diet Solutions, you can't go wrong even if you're a certified nutritionist. Unfortunately this New Year's bargain is only on until early February, so my advice is don't wait. I'm not joking when I say sale prices for DS are a rare and wonderful thing. Check out the info/ad block up and to the right side of this site, or simply click one of the links within this article. You'll find an informative free video that only takes a few minutes to absorb with 0 obligation to buy/enter emails/ or any other nonsense. There's really nothing much to say about the Diet Solutions program that Oprah, Hollywood stars galore, and millions of us regular folks haven't already emphatically stated. Diet Solutions is to health and nutrition as James Cameron is to big budget blockbuster movies. Not terribly long ago I completed a comprehensive review of the Diet Solutions - which was included in an international publication. I won't bore you with a reprint here, so just allow that I wholeheartedly approve of that program, and I have since it was developed. I use it almost verbatim within my own overweight client base, with great success.

So unless that bikini bod looks great already, and/or you already feel like a million or so bucks with energy to spare, click the links or the pix to the right, and get your booty in gear, yes?! Summer is past, the holiday eating binges over, and the ides of March loom, which means all of those unnecessary holiday calories will soon make your bikinis and swim trunks very cranky! In fact, put on that swimsuit or summer wear now, go to the mirror and ask yourself; "any spillage?" OR, skip your morning and mid-day coffee tomorrow, wait about 30 minutes, and ask yourself; "do I still have all the energy I need for today?" My guess is many of you could easily find some area that would benefit from a quality juicer and a great nutrition program. Health is far more than just a few visits to the gym after all.

Whatever your needs might be folks, get off that couch, away from that desk, and get healthy yes? Summer will come again, trust me on that. Funny thing is it happens every year. Prepare now and bask in a sea of awesome come June 1st. Even if you already look like a Calvin Klein model, your health is still vitally important. All your friends and family (and me!) want nothing but to see you more healthy, vibrant, and living a long, happy life. So take advantage of these New Year's price cuts if you need them, and get started on 2012 the right way!


Juicing For Weight Loss... Myth or Fact?

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 More often than not lately I've been receiving emails about using juices and juicing recipes for weight loss. Maybe that's because The Biggest Loser is a bloody popular show. Maybe it's because people are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Either way, I love it when I see that people are sincerely looking for solutions to their health issues.

Since I've only barely touched on the concept in the past, here's my effort to explain the co-relation between juicing and weight loss, as well as some truly groundbreaking advice on how to properly and effectively shed pounds.

We now set off to examine the ubiquitous question: Can juicing really help me to lose weight?

The one word answer is yes. However life is rarely summed up by a one word answer, as most of us know. The longer, more detailed relation between juicing and permanent weight loss is this: juicing is a lifestyle change and so much more than just a specific method of shedding pounds. Of course by beginning your journey with an Uber awesome juicer + a juice fast followed by the award winning 14 day raw food diet (as I've recommended in the past), 2 things will happen fast: 1) you will lose substantial water weight quickly, and 2) you will re-boot your metabolism quicker than NBC cancels good TV shows. It should also become obvious that when you replace all those daily sodas+high sugar+high calorie beverages with home made juices, you offer your body not only a significant reduction in empty calories, but a consistent, vital nutrient boost. Where juicing is concerned, it is more within the entire nutritional outlook you adopt that allows you lasting weight maintenance/reduction benefits. There isn't a juicer alive who fails to watch their nutritional intake a lot more closely after they adopt juicing in their life.

Within my most recent emails, folks are simply asking how best to lose weight quickly, regardless of how it's done. In fact I always get these emails within the few short months before summer, or close to the holidays. Funny how that is ;). It's actually not funny, it's pretty obvious that the beach body, shirtless and/or bikini summers really do loom large no matter what time of year. I'd dare say it's more important to be concentrating on nutrition and juicing during the holidays, since that's notoriously the time when we all over eat to amazing proportions. Well folks, if losing weight and/or getting ripped is your main focus - now or come summer - regardless the technique, the next few paragraphs are all but crucial to point you in the right direction(s) and help you get well on the way to lasting health and weight management.

One of the best products for weight loss online I know of is, of course, The Truth About Abs. Don't let the name fool ya, it's easily as effective a weight loss program as it is for getting ripped abs - and it's customized for both men and women. It's an overall health home run, really. I'm almost sure you have seen the ads for T.A.A. all over the net; in fact I have my own little ad on this blog, which wouldn't be here if I didn't totally approve of this system having used it in my own training system. This program is among the top selling weight loss and ab sculpting courses available online, with bloody good reason. Plainly as I can put it, this program shrinks the mid-section radically. I highly recommend you at least check it out. By clicking this link (or the tiny ad - up and to the right ;)) there's a limited and Uber cool trial offer available, with a complete 60 day 100% guarantee. Not to mention the offer itself is already dirt cheap (exclusive to my site) - because I happen to know the developer personally.

All I can say is if you are looking to lose belly fat, the Truth About Abs program works like gangbusters. It is absolutely proven to shed belly fat in a proper way - and not by scamming you into some medically questionable pill solution or some wacky "ab machine" (you know, those awful infomercial-esque, medieval looking gadgets)
For overall weight loss and a nutritional "rework", I can't even begin to describe the massive benefits you will find within The Diet Solution Program. (Yes << that's a "check it out" link ;)) D.S.P. is another online best seller that helps shed pounds fast and in a healthy way. If I'm not mistaken Diet Solution has bested some extremely popular nutrition programs in both '09 and '10 University health and nutrition studies. This system is so good many trainers adopt it as a staple for their own programs (me included). 

Let me just qualify right now: I never steer my own clients or readers to anything that does not absolutely work when followed properly. My reputation is everything to me, both as a personal trainer and as a successful fitness writer. Quite simply, these two weight loss/nutrition programs are proven to be effective time and time again. I have seen both in action by implementing them within my own fat shredding programs as a personal trainer. In fact I dare say that most of my overweight clients, desperate to shed excess calories, have succeeded from a combination of myself, The Truth About Abs and The Diet Solution Program.

Having said all that, this is a juicing site, not a weight loss site. So here's what I say to anyone who has already decided to lose their weight through juicing: You should definitely begin your efforts with a juice fast. I have my own juice fasting and detox book, however it's exclusive - still - to a popular fitness magazine. Until I'm contractually released I can't promote it here on Ye' Ol' Juicing Recipes Blog. In the meantime if you want to find some very decent juice fasting programs there are some excellent books and manuals on the subject available at Amazon. For example, have a look at  The Ten Day Master Cleanse for all the right answers on effective fasting techniques - complete with goodies ;). I have the included manual for reference in my own research library, and while it's not anywhere near as sexy as my own juice fasting program (biased much???) it does an excellent job walking anyone interested through a good and safe juicing fast.

To be blunt/realistic about the subject of weight loss, losing and keeping off the extra pounds is an effort that takes real commitment and a solid work ethic. If it was easy, well folks, we'd all be Calvin Klein models. The worst way to attempt weight loss lay in trying to do so without the proper tools. It is a good way to get depressed, frustrated, and eventually give up, and it's for those reasons why I've offered the tools and programs mentioned above. Those systems and products provide inexpensively exactly what you need to help ensure results will come from your effort, not disappointment or frustration. Simply put, they work, as the juicing lifestyle works, without a doubt. Specific to juicing, aside from the weight loss benefits, it is easily one of the healthiest, quickest, and easiest lifestyle changes you can make, nutritionally speaking. The changes in your energy level and vigor alone is worth every penny you spend on juicers. Plus if you're a Starbucks addict like my wife was, you'll pay for your quality juicer in two months by simply replacing those expensive lattes with home made juice. Don't believe me yet? Ask this guy.

In the music business there's an expression used when trying to trace an audio problem. I only know this because I've trained a few musicians, (so don't expect my new CD coming out soon lol ;)). The saying is this: Input Equals Output. Folks, never forget that, because it is pure genius when talking about health and weight maintenance. Coffee, Coke or Pepsi, whole milks ... well just think about what this stuff is doing to the inside of your body! Consider for a second just how much better your body will feel when it gets beneficial vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, as opposed to empty calories and harmful narcotic and refined sugar substances such as caffeine, high fructose corn syrup,e.t.c... It's truly a no-brainer folks.

'Nuf said. You have what you need for an informed opinion (I hope). While you're looking over the links and posts above, below is my usual recipe addition. This one I often use for super fuel before a good work out. Hope you try it out!! (Add creatine to the mix if you're really hitting the gym hard)
Super Fuel

1/2 watermelon
1 lemon
5 oranges
1 can frozen pineapple concentrate


Juicing Recipes For Health: New Years Detox!

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So Boxing Day is over yes? I hope you all survived the shopping day unscathed, and with some super awesome deals. With that thankfully behind you, and in case you need it on the days approaching, Juicing Recipes For Health has all the after Xmas eating, boozing, and partying hangover cures you'll ever need.

Read through this article and you'll be way ahead of the game, provided you have a great juicer and my super duper Uber-Awesome juicer recipes to put you back on track.
Getting back on track may not seem important right now, but if you think about what's coming (New Years) you may want to spend the next few days juicing your brains out and eating the right foods, getting proper nutrition. Believe me, it will help you combat the oncoming parties in a big way. I say this knowing full well that with even the most disciplined health nut, New Years can be a serious challenge - what with office parties, house parties, lampshades on your head, karaoke hell, e.t.c...

Each and every New Years is a celebration that can end up with you ingesting a constant stream of alcohol, along with any number of sugary appetizers and a massive Meal Of Doom.
So I've put on my white coat, gone into the Juicing For Health labs, and constructed the following recipes that will help you detox from what's already been a Xmas of excess. There's 2 days between now and New Years, so have each recipe twice (if possible) each day.

Like I said, ultimately you want to pound each juice combination back twice per day - once in the morning and once between lunch and dinner. If you can't pull that off, at least make sure you get the concoctions in once each day. The last "formula" will help you just as much after the New Years onslaught. A penultimate hangover cure, that last recipe is an excellent replacement for all the B and C vitamins that you lose thanks to the demon alcohol. Again, take your super awesome Breville Juicer (hint hint), combine these first 3 recipes for a great immediate detox, and make the last one on New Years Day when you're head feels like it will explode. Run with this folks, and come January 2, 2012, you'll thank me. :)

Juicing Recipes For Detox:

Carrot Cleaner
A great detox combination
  • handful of Spinach leaves (2 or 3)
  • 5 Carrots
  • Flat Leaf Parsley (1 handful will do)
  • 3 Sticks of Celery

Orange & Green Are Christmas Colors
This one's a no brainer!
  • 3 oranges (peeled, duh!)
  • 8 leaves of lettuce, spinach, or a big scoop/ handful of kale

Mint Apple Pipe Cleaner!
The title says it all!

  • 3 large sweet apples
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 to 1/2 inch ginger root

New Years Day Hangover V8!
Your after party rejuvenator

  • 1 small beet
  • 6 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 green and 1 red bell pepper
  • small amount of Kale leaves
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 bag of baby spinach
  • 1/4 head fresh cabbage
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1/8 to 1/4 sweet onion
  • 1/4 clove of garlic
  • Chili pepper
  • Salt (to taste)

If your boxing day shopping extravaganza isn't out of your system completely, Mike at Truth About Abs emailed this morning to tell me about his post Xmas pricing on his abs program. It started cheap, but for a few days between now and 2012 it's even cheaper than normal. It's also a deal exclusive to only myself and a few other sites. So click here (or the other links in this paragraph) if you don't already have this program (it's awesome). If you do have it already, make sure you're using it, because come 2012 we're gonna be getting in the best shape of our lives, right?!!

Longevity Series: Juicing Recipes For Health and Superfoods

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Superfoods, regardless of what the nickname may imply, are not food items that guarantee to have you wearing a cape and leaping tall buildings. That said, a diet that is consistently filling your body with superfoods can certainly make you feel like you could stop bullets and run faster than a speeding train. When you add any of these foods to your efforts of juicing recipes for health, you can be assured to get the biggest bang for your buck every time you fire up your super awesome juicer

The term superfood is often used to denote foods with high phytonutrient content. Phytonutrients - or phytochemicals - are those happy little chemical compounds that are found in plants and certain vegetables, the ones that give us the edge on sickness and disease. They have been used for medicinal purposes since time began. Salicin – for example – is a phytochemical that has proven anti-inflammatory (thus pain relieving) qualities. It can be found in the bark of certain Willow Trees. Now don't go running out to the yard for a Willow Tree to chop down and juice, I just thought that was a neat fact to add. Really, leave the trees alone.

I'm not here to give you a history lesson, or wax philosophical on the wonders of homeopathy, (and no, there won't be a test later ;)), but it is good to know that phytonutrients have been long held as a magic bullet in fighting the various physical problems we all face in life. To hammer the benefits of phytonutrients home, the phytochemicals found in fruits and plants have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, cardio-vascular illness, and known to lessen the severity of common ailments such as colds and flus. This is all due to the antioxidant, fibrous, and anti-inflammatory properties they can manifest in us kind and gentle folks.

This is a smattering of phytonutrients, along with the food items that produce them:
  • Dillapoile – Dill
  • Carvavrol – thyme, oregeno.
  • Quercetin – cranberries, apples, tea and wine, beans
  • Apiole – parsley
  • Myricetin – grapes, walnuts.
Of course the list could go on but needless to say; remember all those foods that people in the know have constantly recommended to you? Well the reason they keep on about it is - in large part - due to the phytochemical content found in such foods, and their knowledge of just how much your body can benefit from such a gift of nature. 

The bottom line when it comes to superfoods is: they are loaded with good calories, often times packing an amazing amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, in a very small package. In other words, a loaf of white bread is to superfood as etch and sketch is to art. 

To get the most from your juicing for health program(s) I've compiled a list of potential superfoods that can easily be added to your vegetable/fruit juices. While they won't make you feel compelled to change into tights at the nearest phone booth, they will boost your immune system markedly and have you feeling an excess of good mental and physical energy. 

  • Berries: this includes anything from cranberries to blueberries, blackberries, acai berries, goji berries. Basically if it's a berry and you can handle the taste, throw it in your next juicing recipes for health concoction.
  • Greens: chorella, spirulina, spinach, turnip, collards, beets, anything you would consider as lettuce (romaine and green leaf) broccoli, broccoli (yes, I said it twice on purpose because it is THAT good for you), kale, alfalfa, barley.
  • Sea Borne Veggies: kelp, wakame, kombu, dulce.
  • Wheatgrass: Wheat-grass is in it's own category simply because as super-foods go, wheat-grass is a frikin rock star. Look for future posts where I will detail some awesome wheat-grass juicing techniques and juicing recipes.
  • Honey: Again, on it's own for emphasis. If wheat-grass is the Bentley of super-foods, honey is the Lamborghini. I'm not talking about typically store bought and pasteurized honey, I'm talking the real deal RAW honey, that is sold in most organic stores worth a salt. It seems that Winnie the Pooh knew what he was on about, because honey has antibacterial qualities, and some honeys are known for antimicrobial properties. It's been found useful for digestion, bronchitis, and some even swear that honey can get you better gas mileage. (OK, that last bit was a joke) In juices, honey is the great equalizer, since it can make the most disagreeable vegetable tasty in it's own right.
Here's a few Juicing Recipes that incorporate super-foods. Try them, test them, augment them to fit your own taste, and most importantly ... juice them all the time!

Akai Berry Delightalicious:
  • 4 ounces of fresh (frozen if necessary) acai berries
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon honey.

Tropical Magic Medicine:
  • ½ cup peaches
  • ½ cup of pineapple
  • 1 mango (peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon honey.
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 scoop of blueberries (or goji berries)

Most of my more tasty and Uber healthy super-food juices will be detailed in an upcoming book. Included you will find an entire chapter on super-foods, along with 300 + awesome juice recipes, and detailed instructions for making over 50 delicious super-food recipes. And while that might seem like a whole heap of shameless self promotion, if you do happen to pick it up it should become obvious rather quickly that my work stands on it's own merit. ;)

DISCLAIMER: The video below is promoting a website I do not endorse, so I cannot verify that the site will be useful to you. Don't let that stop you from watching the speaker. The video itself is very useful in explaining how super-foods can enhance your quality of life and longevity, and the speaker, David Wolfe, is a certified rock star when it comes to nutrition. So as a disclaimer; while the video and the speaker have been included for your viewing pleasure, the site promotion within the video has not been verified by me. Having rambled all that, you really should listen to this guy, he seriously knows what he's on about. He knows more about nutrition then NASA does about rocket fuel. :)


Juicing For Weight Loss Specifics: The Main Players

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I know it gets confusing around here occasionally, if you come to this site looking for juicing recipes and end up with advice on how to get a six pack, or what's best for living long life. Whether you're here looking for advice on juicing for weight loss, overall health, or just because you love the noise your Uber cool machine makes, sometimes the topics here can get a tad convoluted on first glance. 

Here's the thing; I could give up recipes here all day long, without any discussion on the lifestyle that should revolve around your juicing goals, but in doing so I'm just the becoming the same cookie cutter site as every other web address involved around juicing. Don't get me wrong, the other sites have a place (some more than others) but there's nothing useful at all in me just being a parrot. Plainly, to keep my promise to you, occasionally I have to touch on the other areas in life that should be of paramount importance to anyone involved in juicing. 

But don't fear, today I won't be rattling on about sit ups, yoga, or meditation. Today is strictly a juicing recipes fiesta! Besides, I have already written a great post that properly explains why I'm constantly on about so much other than juicing - you can stop back tomorrow to read it. But now, without further adieu, here's a whole heap of great juices and information on the main players in your kitchen and juicer.  Check in tomorrow folks, more good stuff abounds 'round here. :)

............................. Apples:
Vegetables, in all their nutritious glory, can taste awesome, or they can taste like sweat socks, depending on your personal preference. Well as it turns out, nature has you covered since apples happen to be natures version of Sweet and Low - they are natural flavor enhancers, and can make the most offensive veggie combination taste like your favorite after-workout cocktail. So when you're juicing and having issues with a bitter/boring/blah veggie taste, apples are your friend. 

An Apple A Day:

  • 2 green apples
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 8 stalks bok choy
  • ¼ pound spinach
  • 1 bunch parsley
Wash the stuff (duh!) cut into small sections if at all necessary. Juice the apples and then set it aside, while you juice everything else together. Throw it all together with your green apple juice when finished. In a word, UberAwesomealicious!

............................. Asparagus:
Some love asparagus, some run screaming for the hills at the mere mention. Me, I'm in between. But asparagus is virtually packed with vitamins and minerals, and always a perfect juicing addition. It's a natural diuretic and helps afflictions such as eczema, acne, and that ever so embarrassing issue I'll whisper for the sensibility of some.... male impotence. 

Spare an Asparagus?:

  • 8 asparagus (remove tough stems)
  • 1 lb of carrots
  • dash of honey or lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tomato
Juice 'em up and serve!

............................. Beets:
Beets are are an excellent part of a juice fast, as they are a great way to help your liver detoxify the body. We all know by now that the liver is the body's filtering system yes? As well, many doctors who treat alcoholism have recommended drinking beet juice on the regular. Not that we're all party animals or hapless booze hounds (and I mean no offense to the seriousness of alcoholism), but adding beets to a recipe gives your liver a flak jacket. (*Milk thistle is also known for it's protective properties where the liver is concerned)

Beets are also great for PMS. BTW, if you haven't read it, here's my Juicing Recipes Great PMS Escape article folks. If you have harsh PMS or if you're a significant other in aggressive psychiatric therapy due to you're wifes' PMS, that article is biblical. (Husbands and boyfriends everywhere have already thanked me for that particular piece). 

To Be Toxic, Or ...:

  • 2 apples
  • 1/4 grapefruit (peeled or not - your call)
  • 1 small bunch of grapes (or acai berries)
  • 1/4 lemon - peeled.
  • 1/2 Beet
Again, juice 'em up and serve! It's so good your liver will wake up in the middle of the night an email me a thank you note.

............................. Berries:
Another one of natures sweeteners, berries are chock full of so many minerals, vitamins, and antioxidant properties that an explanation would take days to write. Berries are blood purifiers, they offer significant protection against heart disease and cancer. Heck, they're beneficial for bladder infections, bad breath, high blood pressure, colds, even fatigue. Need another reason for adding them to your latest greatest juicing concoction? OK, here's one: because I said so!

 Life's Been Berry, Berry Good To Me:

  • 8 large carrots
  • 1/2 large beet
  • 1/2 turnip
  • 1/2 parsnip
  • 5 celery stalks
  • 1/4 rutabaga
  • 1/8 head red cabbage.
  • 5 radishes
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 cup cranberries
Juice 'em up and serve! *recipe courtesy of soymilkquick.com

............................. Carrots:
Here's a fun fact about carrots you can use to win friends and influence people ... Carrot juice is almost identical to the structure of blood! Betchya didn't know that! Carrots are ubiquitous in the juicing for health lifestyle. I'd venture to say that they're the most commonly juiced vegetable of any. They are considered the most nutritious veggies on the planet, with good reason. Carotene exists in no other food in such quantities. (Hence the name "carrot") Aside from that carrots are loaded with pectin, vitamin C, potassium and fluorine. When juiced, carrots have a sweet taste as well, and great filler for any juice.

Carrot Creation:

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 beet with greens
  • 5 leaves of lettuce
  • 4 leaves of spinach

Do I really need to keep mentioning that you need to wash these things? Anyways, juice 2 carrots, the entire beet, using the remaining 2 carrots to push the lettuce and spinach through the juicer. *It's not necessary to use the carrots to push through your leafy stuff if you own an awesome and Uber great juicer with many fantastic helpful tools. (hint hint)

............................. String Beans:
Juicing string beans with brussel sprouts is great for diabetics, since the effect is very close to the natural insulin the pancreas produces in our body. Need I say more? OK. These beans are chock full of vitamin K, which aids blood clotting. Vitamin K has also been linked as helping prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis, and is a combatant against colon cancer. So when you see string beans sitting at your local organic produce section, grab some and juice them (and add them to your meals often).

String Bean Blowout:

  • 1 large handful of string beans
  • 2 apples (green or red - your choice)
  • 1 LB carrots
  • 1/8 - 1/4 inch ginger root (to taste)

Juice away! 

Future posts will continue detailing the fruits and veggies you should be regularly consuming. Not wishing to bore you with self promotion, but in my upcoming book there's a very detailed nutritional breakdown on many of these "main players" - along with more juicing recipe options for getting these Uber foods into your body via the almighty juice machine.


Juicing Recipes Humble Request: Help Japan Recover

A big whopping grateful hello is in order to all my fair and gentle readers, especially considering the news of yet another tragedy still unfolding in the world. Seeing these things occur to good people makes me extremely humbled that I can sit here behind my desk and reach out to my peeps without worrying about being carted away in some giant wave.

Just as a heads up, you may or may not receive this post in your email (depending on the type of subscription you opted to receive).

I thought it would be appropriate to get in touch with you all and offer up a link to the American Red Cross page at the "causes" site, where they are currently gathering support to help the wonderful people in Japan who need help right now. The site can be accessed here, below (click the red cross picture), or by visiting http://www.causes.com/campaigns/154523. 

I strongly urge you to consider clicking through and donating what you can to the relief effort. The people of Sendai and other areas affected are only now beginning the long process of cleaning up.

Having personally experienced the terror and awesome devastation of both a 7.8 earthquake in Taipei, and the 2004 Tsunami while vacationing in Phuket, Thailand, I am a perfect candidate to testify - there isn't much in the way of natural disasters that can wreak such havoc and destruction, on such a large scale, so quickly. It truly is shocking and heartbreaking to watch unfold. In Japan there's now an added strain, in that a nuclear reactor is in jeopardy of failing, so the circumstance truly is dire and unpredictable.

The kind folks in Japan are among the nicest and most stoically graceful people on our planet. They work hard and they live, love, and laugh just like we do. Most importantly - as of today they are a severely injured populous and need assistance from the rest of the world. That means you and I.

Please take some time, visit the link, and donate what you can. If you can't afford to donate money, donate a prayer. When you're done, go and hug your family.

Juicing For Weight Loss: Proof Positive It Works!

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So juicing recipes for weight loss might seem a topic that fell victim to overkill long ago, but the guy in that << movie poster has just finished proven it certainly works. See, I've been spreading that word for a long time, and as a trainer I've seen the results of a proper juicing diet. But I never bothered to make a movie about it. 

(note to self: learn how to make movies!) 

Before I get started on a long winded post here, I'll stop. I don't need any long rants here, just need to hip my loyal and faithful readers to a wonderfully inspiring gentleman from Australia, Joe, who lost over 50 kg by consuming nothing but juice for 60 days. His story is awesome and his experience the physical manifestation of words I've been preaching here at Ye Ol' Juicing Recipes blog for years. 

Joe has been dubbed a "weight loss superhero" so head over and watch the news report on Joe by heading over to MSN. (Yes, that's the link.) Alternately here's Joe's website with a trailer for the movie he made about his juicing journey. The movie is called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead", a title that seems to mirror how many people feel anymore, according to my email inbox. 

I would love to have included that video here, but alas, MSN doesn't play as nicely as youtube for embedding video.So folks, please head over to either the MSN report, or Joe's site and check out an amazing juicing for weight loss victory. It's just bloody inspiring. 

Oh, and if you look carefully in the news report you'll notice that's a Breville Juicer Joe's using! Ha! I told y'all I knew what I was on about! ;)