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Pineapple Juicing Recipes – Natural Cold and Flu Fighters

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Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also a very good source of copper and a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, folate, and pantothenic acid. Also, pineapple contains a special enzyme called bromelain that is only found in pineapples and papayas. Bromelain can be extracted from both the stem and core of the pineapple.

Bromelain is known to reduce excessive inflammation, excessive coagulation of the blood, and even certain types of tumor growth! And the reason that pineapple is so good for people who are fighting off a cold or flu is because the bromelain in pineapple juice helps to thin mucus and congestion so your body can expel it easier!

Next time you are under the weather forget about drinking orange juice only, and try these nourishing anti-inflammatory pineapple juicing recipes instead!

Put all ingredients through a juicer and each recipe makes about 24 ounces of juice. I used my favorite omega vrt350 juicer to make these recipes, but you can use whatever juicer you own.

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Pineapple Juicing Recipes

Pineapple Orange Carrot Juice

2 cups chopped pineapple
2 peeled oranges
10 medium sized carrots

Process all ingredients through a slow vertical juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and then strain. Makes around 24 ounces of juice.

Apple Pineapple Collard Ginger Juice

3 Medium Fuji Apples
2 cups chopped pineapple
5-6 Large Collard Leaves
2 inch knob of ginger

Process all ingredients through a slow vertical juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and then strain. Makes 24 ounces of juice.

Carrot Pineapple Romaine Mint

10 medium sized carrots
2 cups chopped pineapple
5-6 large romaine leaves
1 medium sized Fuji Apple
Handful of fresh mint

Process all ingredients through a slow vertical juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and then strain. Makes 24 ounces of juice.

These are just a handful of my favorite pineapple juicing recipes, please share your own in the comment’s section. If you like this post please like it or share it below. Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season.

♥,
C

If you don’t have a juicer I recommend the Omega Vert 350 HD

Healthly Living Gifts Omega Vert 350 Juicing is all the rage these days, but why pay for an overpriced vegetable juice at a crowded juice bar when you can juice at home? For the best quality juice and the most versatile juicer, I love my Omega Vert 350 HD and use it everyday. Order the Omega Vert 350 from this link and get a free 350 page book, Juicing for Life, plus free shipping. Or call 1-877-849-3191 to order and receive special pricing.

(FYI: New isn’t always better, I much prefer the 350 model for the value to the newer 400 model.)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This blog post is not meant to substitute or override advice from a health care professional. No guarantee of results is implied as individual results will vary.

December 10, 2014   No Comments

Herbal Iced Tea Recipes – Save Money!

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Let’s face it, most health junkies spend a lot on healthy drinks. Whether you are at Whole Foods, your favorite juice bar or Starbucks, buying delicious juices, teas, and herbal elixirs can add up!

Today I’m going to share with you two easy and healthy herbal iced tea recipes that you can make at home to delight and surprise your friends and keep your thirst quenched all day long!

Herbal Iced Tea Recipes

herbal iced tea recipes

Lemon Verbena Blueberry Iced Tea

We have lemon verbana growing in our backyard. It smells terrific and makes a great lemony tea.

32 ounces lemon verbena tea (or lemon balm)
1/2 cup fresh blueberry juice
white stevia powder to taste
ice

You can make lemon verbena tea by pouring 32 ounces of boiling water over about a 1/2 cup of fresh or dried lemon verbana leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. You can also make sun tea by letting the tea sit in the sun for at least 4 hours in a covered mason jar. When the tea has cooled down you can pour it into a pitcher of ice and them pour in the blueberry juice. You can make fresh blueberry juice if you have a juicer or use store bought pure blueberry juice. Stir in the white stevia powder until you reach your desired sweetness level and serve promptly. Makes about 4 servings.

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Stinging Nettle Iced Tea

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The grassy flavor of nettle tea reminds me of green tea minus the caffeine!

32 ounces stinging nettle tea (or moringa leaf tea)
1/2 fresh almond milk
white stevia powder to taste
ice

You can make stinging nettle tea by pouring 32 ounces of boiling water over about a 1/2 cup of fresh or dried stinging nettle leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. You can also make sun tea by letting the tea sit in the sun for at least 4 hours in a covered mason jar. When the tea has cooled down you can pour it into a pitcher of ice and them pour in the almond milk. You can make fresh almond milk if you have a blender and a sprout bag or use store bought almond milk. Stir in the white stevia powder until you reach your desired sweetness level and serve promptly. Makes about 4 servings.

  • For more ways to use stinging nettles you can click here.
  • To learn how to make your own almond milk you can click here.
  • You can get dried lemon verbena tea from Mountain Rose Herbs here and you can get dried stinging nettles here.* Mountain Rose herbs is my absolute favorite place to get organic quality bulk herbs and spices.

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Thank you for visiting the Raw Glow Blog, if you liked the herbal iced tea recipes please “like” it below. Do you have a favorite iced tea recipe? Please post it in the comment’s section below. Comments are always welcome!

♥,
C

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September 11, 2014   No Comments

Watermelon Juice Recipes – Joyfully Quench Your Thirst!

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It’s summertime, it’s watermelon season and I am over the moon happy happy happy! I love watermelon, but eating it whole sometimes upsets my stomach, so I prefer to juice watermelon to quench my summertime thirst.

Watermelon juice is full of electrolytes and perfect after a good workout or day at the beach. All my watermelon juice recipes are best served over ice with friends and a big smile!

Some of the nutritional benefits of watermelon include: vitamin A, C, vitamin B1, and B6, thiamin, potassium and magnesium. Watermelon is also a good source of beta carotene and red watermelon is a great source of the antioxidant, Lycopene. The rind also contains the amino acid known as citrulline which can aid in helping cells to divide, wounds to heal, and relax blood vessels among other important functions in our bodies.

For these watermelon juice recipes you will need a juicer or a blender with a strainer. I recommend the Omega Vert 350 HD for juicing and the Vitamix for blending. Straining is optional, but I prefer it. The best type of strainer you can use is a sprout bag that you can get here.

*Special note, if you are going to juice the watermelon rind, which is perfectly fine by the way, make sure that you use an organic watermelon (which you want to do anyways!). You also will want to wash the surface of the watermelon to remove any dirt or debris.

watermelon juice recipes

Watermelon Lime Cooler

2 cups chopped seedless watermelon (or 1 cup watermelon and 1 cup another type of melon)
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon lime juice or to taste
2-4 pinches white stevia powder or to taste

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and strain through a sprout bag or a fine metal mesh strainer. Serve over ice. Enjoy! Makes about 24 ounces.

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Watermelon parsley juice is once of my favorite juice combinations, and it doesn’t matter if you use flat leaf or curly. Parsley contains vitamin K and vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate, and iron.

If you don’t like parsley you can substitute it with baby spinach which has a more mild flavor. Spinach contains vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, choline, omega-3 fatty acids, niacin, pantothenic acid, and selenium. Phew!

Watermelon Parsley (or Spinach) Juice

1/2 a small watermelon with the rind
1 small bunch parsley (or 2-4 cups baby spinach)
pinch white stevia powder or to taste (optional)

Juice all ingredients (except the stevia) in a juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and strain through a mesh strainer or sprout bag. (You can also blend all the ingredients in a blender and strain.) Add a pinch of white stevia powder or more for extra sweetness and stir well. Makes about 32-48 ounces depending on the size of the watermelon.

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Celery and watermelon juice might seem like an unlikely combo, but the celery gives the watermelon juice an earthy quality that I really enjoy. Plus, celery is a rich source of phenolic phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Celery also contains vitamin K, molybdenum, folate, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B2, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids).

Watermelon Celery Juice

1/2 a small watermelon with the rind
2 cups celery chopped
pinch white stevia powder or to taste (optional)

Juice all ingredients (except the stevia) in a juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and strain through a mesh strainer or sprout bag. (You can also blend all the ingredients in a blender and strain.) Add a pinch of white stevia powder or more for extra sweetness and stir well. Makes about 48+ ounces depending on the size of the watermelon.

These are just a handful of my favorite watermelon juice recipes, please share your own in the comments section. If you like this post please like it or share it below. Thank you for stopping by!

♥,
C

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August 7, 2014   No Comments

Healthy Halloween Recipes – 2 Fun Raw Food Recipes

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Healthy Halloween Recipes: Apple Beet Juice Recipe – “Blood Juice”
(Makes approx 20 ounces about 2 servings)

Click here if you can’t see the video above:  http://youtu.be/tXEQuAQRNII

4 apples (I used a mixture of Fuji and Granny Smith)
1 small red beet or a half or a quarter of a large red beet
1 small piece of ginger (size depends on desired spiciness)

Put all ingredients through your favorite juicer. I used my trusty Omega Vert 350.This juice tastes amazing, but since this healthy Halloween juice recipe is high in natural sugar, it is meant as an occasional treat and not as an everyday drink.

FYI: don’t go overboard on the beet juice, a little goes along way. If you have a prior medical condition you might want to be aware of some of the possible beet juice side effects if you drink too much beet juice.

Healthy Halloween Recipes : Raw Pudding Recipe with Cashews and Spirulina“Toxic Sludge Pudding”

Click here is you can’t see the video above: http://youtu.be/rxoFpK77K2U

This raw healthy Halloween recipe looks funky but tastes divine!

1 cup cashews (soaked overnight in water, drained, and rinsed before use)
1/2 cup coconut water
3 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw carob powder
1 tablespoon spirulina powder
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients in a powerful blender such as a Vitamix until smooth and creamy. Drizzle over fruit or use as a dip for pieces of fruit such as apple slices or strawberries. This raw pudding is a rich recipe so a little goes a long way.

My favorite Spirulina source is from Mountain Rose Herbs.*affiliate link

I have to thank my friend Shana Dean for the inspiration for this healthy Halloween raw pudding recipe. I would’ve never come up with it on my own!

Do you have any healthy Halloween Recipes? Please share in the comments section below.

♥,
C

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October 29, 2012   No Comments

Raw Juicing Recipes – My Favorite Summertime Recipes

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Summer is my favorite time to juice! Not only is there an abundance of local produce in season, but nothing beats the heat like a tall glass of freshly made juice.

Here are a few of my favorite summertime raw juicing recipes:

(Put all ingredients through a juicer and each recipe makes about 32 ounces of juice. I used my omega vrt350 to make these recipes but you can use whatever juicer you own.)

Fennel Orange

2 English or Japanese cucumbers
2 Oranges peeled
1 Bulb fennel

Greens and Grapes

1 Large bunch grapes
2 English or Japanese Cucumbers
1 Bunch Swiss chard

Plums and Kale

5 Large ripe plums or pluots pitted
1 Apple
2 English or Japanese Cucumbers
1 Bunch kale

Watermelon Parsley

¼ of a watermelon with rind still on (make sure you wash it first and that it’s organic)
1 small bunch parsley

Cantaloupe Ginger

Meat from ½ of a cantaloupe (or any other melon in season)
2 English or Japanese Cucumbers
Small knob ginger
10 ounces baby spinach (about 6 cups)

Hope you enjoyed my summertime raw juicing recipes and please do add your own summertime raw juicing recipes in the comment’s section below.

♥,
C

August 25, 2012   5 Comments