Millennial Juicer

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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead – Man Juices for 60 Days November 30, 2010

Filed under: Articles,Relevant Links — millenialjuicer @ 5:56 pm

This guy was literally fat, sick and nearly dead when he decided he needed a lifestyle change. To kickstart his transformation he decided to juice for 60 days while traveling the country. He bought at truck and a generator and set off on his journey with a cameraman and sound guy to capture it all. I can’t wait to see the movie.

Here’s a link to the post he put on the Huffington Post.

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Persimmon Kiwi Sweetness November 14, 2010

Filed under: Fruit Juices,Recipes — millenialjuicer @ 9:01 pm
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The other day my grocery store had an extraordinarily pretty display of foyu persimmons (the non astringent kind) on sale so I picked up a couple with intentions to experiment. Honestly, I’m not too familiar with persimmons so I wasn’t entirely sure what other fruit or vegetable I may want to mix it with but I picked up a couple of kiwifruits because they were on sale as well.

Turns out persimmons are exactly what I need right now as they are known for their diuretic and laxative effects. Oh and since persimmons are high in Vitamin C , highly effective at enhancing the immune system and help relieve cold and flu symptoms guess it really is ‘tis the season for persimmons.

We all know how PMS bloat makes women into water balloons and a persimmon a day is actually recommended to prevent and/or relieve water retention. Plus, due to its high content of water and fiber it has excellent laxative properties and can be a powerful natural remedy for constipation.

Finally, persimmons also help with: high blood pressure, liver health, body detox, stress, fatigue, and tiredness. It’s actually a natural energizer like a natural Monster energy drink due to it being highly digestible and high in sugars.

Persimmon Kiwi Sweetness

4 foyu persimmons (Peeled and cut in half. Also, make sure you are using a foyu persimmon or the non-astringent kind or it will not be palatable)

3 kiwifruits (Keep the skin on as it’s full of nutrients and I hear it’s how the natives eat them anyway)

1 Bosc pear (I added this for sweetness as most persimmons juice drinks add some sort of sugar)

 

Kalelicious Carrot Pear Juice November 12, 2010

Spinach, apple and carrot juice is an old classic and usually on my rotation several times a week (at least as a base). However, this week there was a recipe on kale and pears so I decided to stock up on that and try something a little different.

Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there (thanks, Dr. Fuhrman!) as its ranked high on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) so this may replace spinach as my regular. Lately, kale has been making a trendy appearance these days with even Gwyneth Paltrow gulping kale juice 3 times a day but please don’t let that deter you from using kale in your juices. It really is great for you!

Kale is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, dietary fiber, copper, calcium, Vitamin B6 and potassium. In homeopathic medicine kale has traditionally been used to help treat ailments like anemia, asthma, eye problems, weight loss, skin problems, impotence, hair loss, hay fever and arthritis.

I will warn you, though that kale has a very strong taste so it may take a while before you get used to it. You may want to throw in an extra pear, apple or even orange in there to sweeten it up a bit at first if you can’t really handle it. I was okay making the switch no problem, though.

This juice is also a great base for lots of other ones. There are an array of different juice possibilities building off of this and I will be sure to post them as I go along.

Kalelicious Carrot Pear Juice

1 large bunch of kale (I just cut it up and roll into balls and juice in segments with stem and all)

2 large pears (I used a Bartlett and a Bosc but feel free to use whatever you have on hand but if they’re small you may want to use 3)

4 large carrots


 

Pine-Apple Asparagus Citrus Cooler November 7, 2010

Filed under: Mixed (Veggies & Fruit) Juices,Recipes — millenialjuicer @ 5:38 pm
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The one thing that’s really great about most of my juices is that they are like meal replacements for me. The recipes I post probably make enough juice for 2 people, but if one person drinks it all then it can definitely be considered a full meal. This is one of those juices.

The other day I had a few different pieces of fruit that needed to be used so I decided to throw them all together into a juice and it was the most refreshing and tastiest juice that I’ve made thus far, in my opinion. Each sip just made you wanna go, “aaaahhhh!”

Pine-Apple Asparagus Citrus Cooler

I pineapple (Include the core, but not the rind or outside.)

1 Bosc pear

1 bunch of asparagus (about one pound and I find they are much easier to juice when you put the good part down first and the woody part up)

1 celery stalk (Include the leafy part if it has it)

1 large apple

1 cup of red grapes (If you don’t have red any grapes will do here.)

1 large lemon (Peeled but include as much as the pith or “soft white part” as possible as it’s good for you. Do not include the peel though because it will make the juice bitter and sour.)

1 large orange (Peeled but include as much as the pith or “soft white part” as possible as it’s good for you. Do not include the peel though because it will make the juice bitter and sour.)

 

A Lemony Tale of Spinach November 5, 2010

I’ve always been a fan of lemons, limes and anything sour really. As a kid I used to take fresh lemons, cut them in half, salt each side and devour them straight like that. I was making a basic spinach, apple and carrot juice when I noticed a couple of lemons sitting in my fridge (and they had been there long enough that they really should have been used a day ago). I grabbed them and since I was steering from the original recipe already, decided to grab an orange and a Bartlett pear.

Adding the lemon this time a year is a good idea because they contain a high amount of citric acid, which helps the body to fight off colds. In addition to being a good source of Vitamin C, lemon juice also acts as an antioxidant, is a liver stimulant, and can help control  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Considering I had a huge plate of Mexican food for lunch, it’s also great that lemon juice can help heart burn, bloating and gas pains! Plus, for all you mommas to be out there, lemon juice is said to help build the bones of the unborn child and being rich in potassium, it helps the nervous system and brain.

A Lemony Tale of Spinach

1 bunch of spinach (Make sure to super wash your spinach as any amount of dirt can make the whole juice have a gritty taste.)

1 large apple

1 Bartlett pear

1 large orange (Remove the peel but leave as much as the pith or “soft white part” as it is good for you, but the peel will make your juice nasty.)

2 large lemons (Remove the peel but leave as much as the pith, like the orange. Don’t add the peel as it will make the juice bitter and nasty.)

3 large carrots (I don’t peel them, but I do cut the hard end off.)


 

A Twist to the Sunshine Burst of Asparagus Juice Recipe November 1, 2010

Filed under: Mixed (Veggies & Fruit) Juices,Recipes — millenialjuicer @ 10:55 pm
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My Sunshine Burst of Asparagus Recipe boasts about the benefits of juicing asparagus and pineapple, but today I added celery to that recipe and not only did it add a kind of salty taste, it also gave it a more refreshing touch. It added that little “aahhh” after each big sip.

Celery juice is highly nutritious (celery leaves are high in Vitamin A; stems have Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and essential amino acids), has virtually no calories, and helps equalize our body’s PH‘s through its alkalizing qualities.

Celery juice can be used as a digestive aid and traditionally has also been used to treat cancer, insomnia, lower blood pressure, prevent gall and/or kidney stones, encourage weight loss and act as a diuretic and anti-inflammatory.

I added two large stalks taken from a bunch of celery.

Sunshine Burst of Asparagus Juice

1 whole pineapple (I do not juice the rind because I don’t think it’d be tasty and I’m allergic. However, I’ve heard you can if it’s organic and it’s also where the highest concentrations of bromelain reside.)

1 bunch of asparagus (about one pound and I find they are much easier to juice when you put the good part down first and the woody part up)

2 medium sized oranges (peel but try to include as much as the pith or the ‘soft white part’ because it’s good for you and do not juice the rind because it will make your juice sour and nasty)

3 medium sized carrots (unpeeled but you can peel away all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients if you want)

2 large stalks (include the leaves if there are any. They are tasty and good for you!)