JUICING - Be aware that combining starchy vegetables with fruits can cause gas in the intestines - personally the only fruit I add when juicing is an apple.
5 medium carrots
Juice through a juicer - simple! Serves 1.
Joint Lubricator Juice
1 bunch celery
1 apple (for mild sweetening)
Juice through a juicer and enjoy while fresh. Serves 2.
Carrot Beet Ginger Juice
3-4 medium carrots
1/4 to 1/2 beet, sliced (begin with less)
1/2 to 1" slice of ginger
1 small clove garlic (optional)
Juice together in a juicer and enjoy. Serves 1.
GREEN SMOOTHIES - from the Boutenko Family
Dark leafy greens are the only food group that helps digest other foods through stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes - so greens can be combined with any other foods!
Blue-Green Aloe Smoothie
2 cups water
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 medium Fuji apple
1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 small leaf of Aloe
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. NOTE: Great drink for diabetics because blueberries and aloe naturally reduce blood sugar. Serves 2-3.
4 ripe pears
4-5 leaves of Kale
1/2 bunch mint
2 cups water
Mix all in blender. Yield: 1 quart of smoothie.
Parsley Passion Smoothie
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 cucumber, peeled
1 Fuji apple
1 ripe banana
1-2 cups water
Mix all in blender. Yield: 2 quarts of smoothie.