Category Archives: Juice

10 Reasons to go Raw!!

Ever  wonder what the big deal is about this whole RAW FOOD MOVEMENT!  Well,  if you are tired of feeling like crap and relying on everyone else to take care of you, and want to take your lifestyle to the next level, look no further.  A raw food diet is filled with unlimited ways to eat your favorite foods! You won’t have to count calories or starve yourself.   With this lifestyle you can eat a lot;  And guess what?!  A RAW FOODIST is defined as someone who eats 75% or more of food that is cooked to 118 degree or less.  So don’t feel like you have to give up EVERYTHING.  That’s no fun right?  Just substitute some snacks and small meals and feel a HUGE difference.  You’ll slowly find yourself replacing bad habits with good ones.

Here’s the top 10 reasons people are making a switch to this alternative lifestyle.

10. You finally really get to see where you food comes from!

Food Revolutionist, Jamie Oliver asked some school children to name an assortment of common vegetables.  The results are scary!!!  How many fruit and veggies would you be able to identify.   Lets try out a few and see if you know what they are.

9. And how it grows!

The best way to know what you are putting into your body is if you grow it yourself.  It’s amazing watching things grow.  Whether you have a small patio, yard, or window sill, you can start growing your own herbs and salad.  You’ll save money and be able to use fresh herbs for your dishes.

8.  You will be more likely to purchase your food locally, and organically.  So you can save money, and won’t be eating as many pesticides.

Here is a family who went Organic for a month.  The results are astounding!

7.  You will learn how to prep your juices and meals ahead of time so you have fresh  quality meals ready to go always!! Plus doing things yourself saves you quite a bit of money.

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6.  You might just stop caring about Brand Names and keeping up with anyone.

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5.  So you can spend your money and time on better food and experiences.

4.  And you might even decide to start measuring success by happiness.

3.  Because we all deserve good food, peace, and happiness

2.  When you are taking care of yourself…  You are only as old as you feel.

1.  Because you are what you eat.  So eat beautifully.

Enjoy!

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**I am Chef not a Doctor** I have no medical training ** These statements have not been approved by the FDA**

 

 

 

 

Street Fruit

Today I went looking for fruit.  One of the best things about living in Southern California is the street fruit.  I’ve been watching a lot of Dual Survivor and it got me thinking.  I could use basic survival skills to save money on some of my favorite fruits!!!

Here were the rules we followed:

1. Stay out of the neighbors fenced in yards:  We only pick fruit from trees on public property or hanging over fences or walls.

2. If it looks like someone’s personal garden… leave it be as well:  If you stand and stare at it long enough someone might come out and offer you some.

3. Don’t eat things you can’t identify:  You don’t want to poison yourself…

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In a mile in a half radius from my house, we were able to collect the following:

Figs.

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Pomegranate

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Avocados.

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Lemons.  +Meyer Lemons

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We also managed to find Kumquats, Loquats which I put into a fruit salad with Pomegranates.

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We also found some Pomelo grapefruits, and limes…

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It took us a few hours to collect two bags of fruit, saving us close to $25 at least!  Freshest thing you can eat!!!  8 7 6 5 4     10

Tips for next time:

1. Bring a fruit picker. And more bags!!

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Happy hunting!

 

 

Super Greens Juice

Super Greens Juice

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I was cooking dinner for my boyfriend’s son… Stir Fry Veggies.  I used broccoli heads, brussel sprouts, carrots, and spinach, collard greens.  I juiced the left over carrot greens, broccoli stem, and collard greens,  spinach, cucumbers, apple, lemon, and ginger.  I juiced all of this and made a super green juice.  It tasted great and and I always fell better using the trimings instead of having to throw them all away. *Just remember to always use Organic.  That way you can use all the parts of fruits and veggies.

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