June 3, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
The healing powers of juicing never cease to amaze me. I’m happy to say I have been stumbling upon more health reversal stories, documentaries and stories that make me cry in sadness and joy. Sometimes we all need a little kick in the butt mentally to get ourselves to do something physically challenging.
If you or someone you know are interested in doing a juice feast but are having problems sticking to it, getting started or knowing where to begin; watching a film, video, reading someone else’s story and so on might be just what you need.
Here is a short list of films and sites that I found, most of these people had serious life threatening conditions and they managed to cure themselves with the new lease on life juicing provided them.
Jon Gabriel Facebook
Joe Cross (I’ve mentioned his documentary before, it ‘s not too emotional, long or “booky”)
Hungry For Change shares stories from several people (Jon Gabriel & Joe Cross)
Dr. Morse‘s YouTube videos are absolutely amazing, ditch your TV and zone in on all of this wonderful information ❤
Now to share some of my recipes! All of these juices were made using a juicer and provided me with an abundance of energy on a grey uneventful day 🙂
Yesterday I wanted something with fennel, and to do something different from kale or beets. For whatever reason my camera did not upload the photos I took correctly so I’m going to apologize now for not having a photo of this one.
I made a fennel, lime, ginger, kale, celery and green apple juice. This juice came out very light green, sweet, hardly any foam/fiber, and did need to be occasionally stirred/mixed if it is left on a table for some time. The licorice flavor of fennel isn’t that noticeable because of the lime and apple. I like the celery in this one because it goes so well with the licorice greens taste of fennel (fennel slightly reminds me of celery too).
Fennel is rich in Vitamin C, iron, fiber, potassium and anethole in fennel has repeatedly been shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer. Volatile oil in fennel has also been shown to protect the liver from toxins. Likewise, fennel is a fantastic diuretic (increases amount and frequency of urination) thus helping removal of toxic substances from the body.
Sweet Greens Elixir Juice Recipe
1/2 medium fennel bulb
1/2 lime, rind removed
1 1/2 inches ginger, peeled
2 kale stems
2 celery sticks
1 green apple
*optional, a pinch of parsley*
I had no idea what the heck to make for lunch but I knew I wanted something with beets and carrots without boring myself with an ABC juice (apples, beets, carrots). So I made a beet juice using strawberries 🙂 Let me tell you now, this juice didn’t come out as pretty as I had expected. But the flavor was amazing, mouth-watering, and the strawberries really do take over and I only used five of them!
This is a great “beginners” juice and summer concoction. Like the Fennel juice I made for breakfast this has lots of ingredients that taste freshening and sweet.
Beet Berry Parsley Juice
1 medium beet, peeled
Around 15 stems of parsley
1 carrot, peeled (optional)
Half of a small head of green lettuce
For dinner I had tried to make a variation of Angela Stokes-Monarch’s Green Pine Juice…and it came out absolutely terrible. I drank as much of it as I could :-X Then later on I had a plain pear apple ginger juice because I felt like I deserved an extra sweet juice hehe.
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