Tamera's Energy Juice

Posted on May 02, 2013 by Char C | 1 Comment

We recently shared Tia's green drink and loved it! Check out what her twin Tamera juices for energy.

Ingredients:

1 large cucumber
8 stalks of celery
1 handful of kale
1 handful of spinach 
pinch of parsley
1/4 lemon
ginger (to taste)
1 apple

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients in juicer or Vitamix for 30 seconds or until desired consistency.  Voila!

*Note: If using a Vitamix, you will get all the fiber that you need, though the final result may be more pulpy than using a juicer.  Simply add water to thin out if desired.

You might have noticed that the ingredients in my energy juice are really similar to Tia's healthy green juice - but I've got one key ingredient that gives me that extra energy push: an apple! You might know this, but your body is able to turn the natural sugars in apples into energy, which can be equivalent to the energy felt from caffeine in a cup of coffee.  Amazing! Also, the carbs in apples fuel your body and the high level of fiber is absorbed more slowly by your body.  The result is a steady source of energy, instead of the sudden surge and crash from coffee. 

 

Source: http://tiaandtameraofficial.com/blog/post/move-it-monday-my-energy-juice

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TOO much of a Good Thing Does Exist-Rotate your Greens!

Posted on April 09, 2013 by Char C | 0 Comments

I adore a good green juice or green smoothie. Every day I consume my green leafys in at least one of these forms. Studies have shown however that if you consume the same leafy green in the same amount every single day the body begins to build up alkaloids; something that all leafy greens have in very small amounts. 

When you consume the exact same variety of green leafy vegetables, your body is always getting the same nutrients. Each variety of plant will give you different nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. But it goes even further than that. You see, each plant has a self-defense mechanism to keep animals from completely devastating their favorite plant. For example, if monkeys loved spinach and decided to eat all the spinach around then the plant could not procreate and it would die out.

Nature’s system is so smart because it knows that it’s important to keep greens around (hello! most nutritious food pound for pound!). So green leafy plants actually have a minute amount of alkaloids, which act like a poison if ingested regularly. That’s where rotating your greens comes in! If you switch between different types of green plans, your body’s immune system is actually getting a boost because it is working on different alkaloids all the time.

Switch between at least 10-12 types of greens. You can have say two or three days on one green like spinach, and then two or three days on kale, then two or three days on gai lan, you get the picture. 

Greens are the most powerful healing foods out there, so it’s great to make them a staple part of your diet!

List of Greens to Get You Started

Your best bet is to go to a farmer’s market and look a the vast array of colorful greens. Pick some up, smell it, ask the farmer what it tastes like, and give it a try! If you’ve got the space and inclination, I’d highly recommend you start a garden. Plant a few of these vegetables and see which ones you like!

  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale
  • Bok Choy
  • Gai Lan
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Carrot Tops
  • Yu Choy
  • Sunflower sprouts (sprouts in general)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Buttercrunch lettuce
  • Boston lettuce
  • Arugula (Rocket)
  • Collard greens
  • Cabbage
  • Watercress
  • Purslane
  • Sorrel
  • Tatsoi
  • Turnip Greens
  • Radish Greens
  • Beet Greens
  • Basil leaves
  • Coriander / Cilantro
  • Parsley

Greens are the most powerful healing foods out there, so it’s great to make them a staple part of your diet!

Source: http://rawfoodswitch.com/fruits-vegetables-nuts-and-seeds/important-rotate-greens/

 

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