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Sweet Apple Smoothie for digestive health maintenance…

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The last smoothie I made (using greens) didn’t go well, but this one tastes great! For anyone looking to add more probioitics into their diet, natural yogurt can be helpful. The yogurt that most people buy from a grocery store is full of harmful ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and flavoring, etc. Kellogg’s yogurt contains BHT & High Fructose Corn Syrup, Chobani contains added flavors and concentrates, many of Dannon’s yogurts contain artificial flavors, potassium sorbate, & other harmful additives.

I personally cannot stand the flavor of natural yogurt – it’s too sour/bitter/blah for me…so I prefer to mix it in with other foods like a meat dish, or in this case – a smoothie. Do NOT cook the yogurt – it will kill the good probiotics – add it in afterward. The ingredients I used:

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  1. 1/2 cup prune juice (just natural pune juice, no concentrate, no added sugar, etc)
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 medium apple
  4. 1/4 cup yogurt (use the most natural/organic yogurt you can get)
  5. 1 serving cup of natural, unsweetened/unflavored applesauce
  6. 1/4 cup of coconut water
  7. 3-5 ice cubes

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe almost filled 2 red solo cups – makes plenty for you to have one now and put the other one in the fridge for later or share with a friend. You could easily add other ingredients such as ginger, coconut, parsley, cinnamon, etc.

Specific brands I used:

Yogurt: White Mountain Bulgarian Yogurt (I think it’s made in Austin, I bought it at HEB – it’s the best I can find near me)

Coconut juice: VitaCoco 100% Pure Coconut Water

Unsweetened applesauce: HEB Unsweetened Applesauce 6pk

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Juice Cleanses by JucieLandAustin

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[Jane Grok note:  I do not agree with some of the ingredients such as flax oil(polyunsaturated fat), wheatgrass, and quinoa.]

Level One Juice Cleanse – Excellent for 1st time cleansers and active people

  • 32 oz Unicorn Blood
    Watermelon, Beet, Celery, Ginger, Spinach
  • 16 oz   Tri Pinnacle
    Coconut Water, Avocado, Spinach, Kale
  • 32 oz The Fountain
    Carrot, Ginger, Beet, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Celery, Wheatgrass
  • 16 oz Ninja Bachelor Party
    Pineapple, Jalapeño, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Salt
Beets have long been thought the reason behind Russian longevity. Their betalains help protect against heart disease, birth defects, and certain cancers—especially colon cancer. Ginger soothes the digestive tract and, along with watermelon, has anti-inflammatory properties that relieve rheumatoid arthritis. Celery just does about everything, including lowering blood pressure and decreasing stress hormones.
The Tri-Pinnacle is more of a blended drink with organic leafy greens and fresh avocado. The healthy fats soften the skin and provide extra energy, and combines with the fiber to help clean the colon and stabilize some of the detoxification symptoms.

Level Two Juice Cleanse – Promotes optimal liver function and reduces inflammation

  • 32 oz Liver Detox
    Carrot, Apple, Beet, Grapefruit, Flax Oil
  • 32 oz TigerLilly
    Cucumber, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Wheatgrass
  • 16 oz Tree of Life
    Carrot, Turmeric, Coconut, Ginger, Lime, Cayenne, Beet
  • 16 oz Cold Shower
    Cucumber, Mint, Parsley, Watermelon, Lime, Salt

Ingredients like grapefruit and apple lower your LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels, and beets and carrots are essential detoxifiers. While your liver is taking it easy from it’s day-to-day rigors, Omega-3-rich flaxseed oil in the Liver Detox blend gives it some TLC. Turmeric and ginger both have potent anti-inflammatory properties, and high doses like those found in these juices helps to reduce inflammation.

A whole quart of the Tigerlily ensures you are getting enough blood-healthy chlorophyll and minerals. It is a middle of the road cleanse and is perfect for someone who has completed 5-10 days of the #1 cleanse, or several short duration cleanses of three days or less. It is also great for cleansers who desire to maintain a workout routine for the duration of their cleanse.

Level Three Juice Cleanse – This is not your 1st juice cleanse rodeo

  • 32 oz CocoLilly
    Parsley, Spinach, Kale, Celery, Spinach, Cucumber and Coconut Water
  • 32 oz TigerLilly
    Cucumber, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Wheatgrass
  • 32 oz Fountain
    Carrot, Ginger, Beet, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Celery, Wheatgrass

This cleanse is composed entirely of vegetable juice, with just a little coconut water for it’s mild sweetness, B-vitamins and electrolytes. It’s lower in sugars and calories than our other cleanses, completely devoid of fruit, and high in chlorophyll. Fewer calories and more greens generally make for deeper cleansing, and without prior experience some people might find the detoxification symptoms overwhelming.

This cleanse is designed for people who have done several previous cleanses and are ready to take it further, or people who are inactive to lightly active and weigh less than 125 lbs.

 

Greelight Cleanse – Highly alkalizing, mineralizing, low sugar and amino acid rich package

  • 64 oz Cocolily
    parsley, spinach, kale, celery, spinach, cucumber and coconut water
  • 32 oz Raw Green Protein Nut Milk
    Activated almond and macadamia nuts, hemp seed, raw agave nectar, spirulina, vanilla and pink himalayan sea salt

Does just the thought of sugar…even natural fruit and vegetable sugar… give you a headache? Or want a fresh, new way of fitting greens into your diet? Then try our veggie-packed Greenlight Cleanse:

The Cocolily blend provides alkalizing hydration, minerals, enzymes and plenty of chlorophyl – which provides the basic material for building healthy red blood cells, and boosts the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity for greater energy.

That’s followed up with the Green Protein Nut Milk, made from activated nuts (soaked in water initiating the sprouting process and making them even more nutritional and digestible). Throw in some spirulina for some easy-to-absorb amino acids, high GLA fatty acid content, and antioxidants. These healthy fats, proteins and superfoods provide the energy you’ll need and the pure nutrition you want.

Day Spa Cleanse – Easy “starter” juice cleanse and a vegan salad included

  • 64 oz Spicy Detox Lemonade
    lemon, maple syrup, cayenne, and filtered water
  • 32 oz The Fountain
    carrot, celery, beet, ginger, kale, parsley, spinach and wheatgrass
  • 1 vegan, gluten-free quinoa salad 
    Yep, real food!
  • That’s 3 quarts of fresh juice plus a salad per day!

You had fun and relaxed your mind this weekend, now it’s your body’s turn with an easy to do Day Spa Cleanse. This is a great cleanse if you are looking to really clean up your act for a day or three, rather than commit to a traditional juice cleanse. The juice of the Spicy Detox Lemonade stimulates hydrochloric acid production and has an alkalizing effect on the body, while the cayenne raises your metabolism, and thins and purifies the blood. Both ingredients help break up mucous – often a by-product of an unhealthy lifestyle – which clogs our sinuses, intestines and colons. The Fountain provides all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes of an entire days worth of vegetables and herbs. And we put an exclamation point on that cleanse with a satisfying high-protein quinoa salad.

http://www.juicelandaustin.com/ Thanks to Juice Land Austin for these cleanse recipes!


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Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead Documentary Director’s 3-Day Weekend Juice Cleanse

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For 3 days, you will drink a total of 5 juices per day – and eat one meal that consists of only fruits and vegetables.  You will have:

Watch Joe Cross’ Documentary Online (it’s on sale for just $2.99 – you just click on it and watch it like a youtube video once you’ve paid for it): http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Sick-Nearly-Dead/dp/B004V4ASGC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367643664&sr=8-1&keywords=fat+sick+and+nearly+dead

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[Jane Grok note: Please be advised that fruit naturally contains sugar & citric acid. Some of these juices will contain high levels of both, depending upon the fruit that is used. If you are avoiding sugar or taking any Rx, you may want to leave out or substitute some of the ingredients.]

A few more of his juice recipes:

ABCs
2 Asian pears
2 Apples (Choose any variety!)
2 Beets
2 Carrots
1 cup Cabbage (choose any variety!)
6 handfuls Chard 3 cups

Calories: 430
Protein: 11 g
Fiber: 2 g

Apple-Beet-Carrot Juice
1 Apple
2 Beets
3 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
4 cups Spinach/Kale

Calories: 280
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g

Apple-Cantaloupe-Honeydew-Kale-
Swiss Chard
2 Apples
1/2 Cantaloupe
1/2 Honeydew
6-8 leaves Kale
6-8 leaves Swiss Chard

Calories: 320
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 4 g

Apple-Carrot-Beet
2 Apples
4 Carrots
2 Beets
6 leaves swiss chard – 1.5 cup
1″ ginger root (1 tablespoon)

Calories: 300
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 2.5 g

Apple-Cabbage-Carrot-Swiss Chard-
Ginger-Lemon
2 Apples
1 wedge Red Cabbage
2 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
6 leaves Swiss Chard
1/4 lemon

Calories: 321
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 2 g

Beet, Celeriac, Carrot Juice
4 Carrots, stems removed
1/2-1 Apple, seeded
1/2 Celeriac root
1 Beet
1/4 inch slice Ginger root (optional)

Calories: 285
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 1 g

Blackberry Kiwi
1/4 large Pineapple, core removed and roughly cubed
1 cup Blackberries
1 Kiwi Fruit
1/4 Comice Pear
1/4 cup Coconut Water
30 Mint leaves

Calories: 230
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g

Carrot-Kale Combo
1 Green Apple
3 handfuls Spinach
6-8 Kale leaves
4 large Carrots
1 piece Ginger (thumb size)

Calories: 280
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 1 g

Gazpacho Juice
4 Plum Tomatoes
1 large Cucumber
2 stalks Celery
1 Red Bell Pepper
1/4 small Red Onion
2 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped
and packed into the measuring cup
1 Lime

Calories: 250
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 2 g

Great Green Fruity Mix
2 cups Beet Greens, Red Swiss Chard, Kale, Spinach or a combination,
roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup
1 Golden Delicious Apple
1/2 Comice Pear
10 Strawberries, green tops cut off
1 cup Coconut Water

Calories: 255
Protein: 6 g
Fiber: 3 g

Great Greens Juice
2 Green Apples
2-3 cups Spinach
6-8 leaves Swiss Chard
1 Cucumber
4 stalks Celery
1/2 Fennel Bulb
1 bunch Basil

Calories: 329 kcal
Protein: 16 g
Fiber: 2 g

Green Juice
6 leaves Kale
2 cups Spinach
1/2 Cucumber
4 stalks Celery
2 Apples
1″ Ginger root

Calories: 180
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 1 g

Green Lemonade
1 Green Apple
3 handfuls Spinach, 1.5 cup
6-8 Kale leaves, 2 cups
1/2 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
1/2 Lemon

Calories: 210
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g

Lemon Lime
1 Lemon
1 Lime
2 Asian Pears
2 Green Apples
2 Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
2 cups Purple Cabbage

Calories: 410
Protein 7 g
Fiber 1 g

Mexican-Style Jugo
2 large Cucumbers
4 cups Cilantro, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed
into the measuring cup
1 Lime
1 Poblano Pepper, ribs and seeds removed
1 Golden Delicious Apple

Calories: 200
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g

Minty-Fresh Berry
2 cups Blueberries
2 Kiwi Fruit
16 Strawberries
2 cups Mint leaves, packed into the measuring cup

Calories: 319
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 4 g

Purple Power Juice
6 cups Concord Grapes
1 Golden Delicious Apple
2 2 x 2″ pieces Ginger
1/2 cup Blackberries

Calories: 480
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 1.5 g

Refreshing Fennel-Pear
2 Comice Pears
2 medium Fennel Bulbs

Calories: 306
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 3 g

Spinach-Fennel-Cucumber
1 Fennel Bulb
1 Cucumber
3 Celery Stalks
3 cups Spinach

Calories: 170
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g

Sunset Blend Juice
1 large Sweet Potato
1 medium Carrot
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 large Red Beets
2 Golden Delicious Apples
1 Orange, optional

Calories: 436
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 2 g

Sweet N Tart Citrus
3 cups Cranberries
2 2 x 2″ pieces Ginger
3 Oranges
2 small Ruby Red Grapefruit
2 Limes

Calories: 500
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 9 g

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3 large Red Beets
2 medium Carrots
2 stalks Celery
4 Plum Tomatoes
4 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup
1 Jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed
12 Red Radishes

Calories: 340
Protein: 17 g
Fiber: 2 g