Juicing For Health Thinks It's Time To Talk Turkey!

Thanksgiving weekend is officially over. So now, after the 2500 + calorie turkey/ham/stuffing/sweet potato pie/pumpkin pie (e.t.c...) feast, comes the inevitable bloated stomach, the guilty feelings, the shame, the unavoidable trips for cognitive therapy, and the months of tears and self loathing. I'm kidding of course, if you feel that bad about some extra calories, the Thanksgiving feast has nothing to do with it. At any rate, make sure that no matter how guilty you may feel after pigging out, you jump right back into your favorite juicing recipes and get juicing for health again.

The truth is that Thanksgiving is the 1 time of the year when it's OK to scoff and throw down at the dinner table. The more you stuff in your tummy, the cooler you are. That's a rule. Really, it is. I think it's actually an International Bylaw, and written in the constitution. I've even heard that you can actually lose your facebook account if you don't eat like a pig on Thanksgiving. Could be mistaken, of course, but my point is simple; don't feel too guilty about the scoff you've just participated in, but DO keep something very close in your minds people, cuz there's a few bumpy roads coming right up.

Sorry folks, but if I don't point this out not many others will, at least from now until New Years + 1. Thing is, it only get's worse from here - and deep down we all know it. Yep, unless you're a Martian, you know the Xmas holidays are less than a hop, skip, and a jump away. So get ready for the most tempting high fat foods, the best tasting cookies and pies, the largest amount of distractions from working out, and the glasses upon mugs of egg nog and beer. So there you go, read it, know it, learn it, and get depressed about it.

FACTOID: Did you know that statistically the holidays are the worse time of the year for alcohol related mishaps? Be careful out there oh fair and gentle reader!

... is that I'm here in cyberspace (and hopefully your inbox!), patiently prodding at your deepest desires to be healthy. You see a while back me and your higher self came together and made a pact. We agreed that occasionally it's smart to remind you of the various pitfalls that come with a combination of unhealthy food choices and no exercise. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday excess, just make sure you also take the time to juice your brains out and do your exercises regularly, in any way possible. Which brings me to why I wrote this...

As most of you already know, personal training is kinda my day job, and my juicing lifestyle is a very important supplemental nutrition requirement to that job. So because I happen to be quite "in the know" (so to speak) on matters of exercise and nutrition (i.e. what works and doesn't work), I thought I would pester you guys to grab a fitness program and a diet solution if you haven't already committed to such helpful health blueprints. What follows are 2 of the secrets I've used throughout the years with a great deal of success, both of which can be utilized fully without costly gym memberships and all those arrogant personal trainers that look like Jersey Shore cast offs. (speaking of which, God I hate that show!)
DISCLAIMER 1: If you already subscribe to a fitness program or have a personal trainer working you blind, then you won't need these programs, all-be-it they can be great supplemental workouts and contain excellent nutritional/diet advice.
DISCLAIMER 2: I will always preface any product recommendation by saying this: I don't speak about anything to my readers that I don't fully believe in, nor have fully tested and seen results from the use. Anyone who's read this site for a while knows that outside of juicing advice, there are only a few programs I consistently stand by. There's a reason for that folks. These programs really. do. work. :)
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The program has no quick fixes or shortcuts (I can hear you sighing... stop it!) but then nothing that works does so by means of a shortcut. And btw, liposuction is not a shortcut. Really John's stuff is nothing short of genius, and it has already fixed thousands of people -some of which I have personally helped through the program to see amazing body transformations. And it's so bloody cheap you could grab this program and still afford those Lattes I mentioned before. (Even though Lattes are fattening, rotten, disgusting purveyors of doom on your health ;)) Just sayin'.

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So folks, you are now prepared to enter the fray. Tread fearless and prepared into Ye' oncoming, ominous Holiday Battle of Waistline Doom. The 2 weapons outlined above will keep you strong and committed to a healthy lifestyle , come Xmas and beyond. As I've already eluded, if you're already on a good program you can ignore most of the post above, unless you like to supplement your own workouts and diet advice, that is.

At any rate, do or don't, it's your call, I'm just here trying to get you moving in the right direction with the right plan. Meanwhile, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, below are some calorie busting juicing recipes I found to jump start you back on the healthy bandwagon. Cheers!!!

Good Morning Sunshine:

  • 1 medium grapefruit, halved
  • 2 medium apples, cored
  • Fresh Italian Parsley, several sprigs
  • 1/2 handful of grapes, seedless

Hunger Pain Be Gone:

  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery, leaves and all
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 4 leaves of baby spinach
  • 1 dash of tabasco

Stomach Filler:

  • 1 small cucumber, skin and all
  • 3 celery stalks, including the leaves
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 2 tablespoons of flavorless protein powder

Smile It's Morning Smoothie:

  • 2 large oranges, skin removed
  • 1 medium grapefruit without the flesh
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 tablespoons flavorless protein powder
  • 1/4 cup ice

Watermelon Beach Quencher:

  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 2 cups honey dew, cubed
  • 2 cups cantaloupe, cubed
  • 1-inch of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

Strawberry Refresher:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen (not in juice!)
  • 1 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed, not concentrate)
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed

Carrot Juice Dream:

  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery (including leaves)
  • 1 medium green apple
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • Several sprigs of parsley
  • Lemon and lime juice to taste

Waist Line Buster:

  • 5 carrots
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 beet (washed well, peeled and sliced)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Ginger optional (for more bite)

Hunger Buster:

  • 4 carrots
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 granny smith apples
recipes available courtesy lovetoknow.com

Juicing Recipes Hunts Down Black Friday Deals!

Greetings fellow juicing recipes...ers!(?) First entry in a while, but believe me it's not by choice. I had a brilliant time over the last few months consulting at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, where I saw and interacted with so many young up and coming athletes. Speaking of which, I'm giving you a heads up now by saying keep an eye out, because there's a few youngsters now that will be superstars in professional sports soon. I watched records broken and hearts swell at these games, and it literally left me feeling as though there may be hope for humanity yet.

FACTOID: A bit off topic, but if you've never been to Singapore, believe me the city is nothing short of breathtaking. And the food is ... well... you just have to go there to experience how good it is. Come to think of it, ALL of Malaysia and definitely every inch of Japan should be required travel. The culture and vastness of sights will take your breathe away, and once you've visited you will understand why the concept of Zen was developed in that region. These countries are worth entries into your "List of Places To See Before I Die". Truly.

At any rate, the point is that the travel left me completely unable to update this site much at all, and I say that with my humble apologies. Still, I have to admit my time in Asia was nothing short of brilliant.

So anyways, I just wanted to pop in quickly and say hey, guess what? It's Black Friday and it's coming up fast! Now although "Black Friday" may sound like the title used for the day the world will come to an end, it's actually nothing more than THE SINGLE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR to find deals, on anything you can think of no less! In fact I have friends who forgo many major purchases all year, until Black Friday, at which point they stock up on everything from juicers to plasma TV's, home workout equipment, e.t.c...

Believe me when I say, anyone in the know knows that AMAZON is definitely your best friend, come Black Friday. The deals you find (at Amazon) are nothing short of absolutely brilliant. I have mentioned that Amazon sells pretty much everything, yes?

(Yes, shamelessly, you can consider that Amazon paragraph the blogosphere equivalent of a 30 second TV commercial, or perhaps an annoying product placement in an otherwise brilliant feature film. What can I say, we all have to pay the bills ;) Honestly though, Amazon is the beez kneez... ahem... now back to the regularly scheduled program :))

For the proper utilization of the advice and recipes I provide here, there's a few things you should have already kicking around in your house. Now I'll tell you, if these items are not all bright, shiny, awe inspiring and virtual mainstays in your home yet, click the pictures you're looking at within in this post (below for example) and grab them now while the price is right! And no, that is NOT crass commercial self-interest, it's me helping with both your better health, and "simple savings 101". Believe me, you won't find deals like this any other time of the year (except perhaps Boxing Day) So if you are still without, get WITH. IT.

In light of my first day back from such a humongous lay off, below I've left you a veritable plethora of juicing for health recipes that will make your days brighter, make skittles and puppies fall from the sky to land on fluffy pillows, and cast a permanent rainbow over your home, wherever that home may be.

But before you go to recipe nirvana, just have to let you know this: Do stay tuned because soon my juicing book will be available here, which will include over 1000 healthy juicing recipes, along with a section dedicated to Diabetes and juicing, and a detailed section dedicated to juicing for medical conditions such as Osteoporosis, Cancer, e.t.c... All in all, my little foray into the world of juicing has received various awards and accolades, and has already sold almost 80 000 copies in literally no time. But alas, I had signed a contract with the devil many moons ago, keeping it an exclusive item on one very popular and very strict fitness magazine. The horror! But then if you're a regular on my site I've told you most of this before. Well, I'm nothing if not redundant :)

Having said that, after many delays and contract negotiations, I can almost assuredly begin offering the book here starting in December (around the 15th!) It was scheduled for July, but alas, when you dance with the devil... well you know the rest ;). Hey wait a sec... a December release? Perfect timing for Xmas, and my-oh-my, there's massive amounts of Christmas juicing recipes inside my little book on the web. Hmmm... Coincidence, or marketing genius? Believe me, it's the former not the latter ;), I am to marketing as etch and sketch is to art.

At any rate gentle reader, CHEERS!

Juicing Recipes:

Home Is Where The Heart... AND JUICER Is
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 banana

Tropical Getaway
  • 1 guava
  • 1 papaya
  • 1 dragonfruit
  • 1 mango
  • 1 mandarin orange

Sparkling Canada Dry
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ginger
  • 1/4 lemon
  • one scoop (or large) handful of grapes
  • mineral water
Veggie Delight #20
  • 1lb of peeled carrots (yep, that's right a pound)
  • green leafy vegetables (red or green lettuce, carrot greens)
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 to 2/3 peeled lemon (measurement depends on your propensity for the "Tangy" factor ;))
  • 1/4 cup broccoli (to taste)