Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Learning Good Habits

Learning Good Habits
"All-knowing and understanding God, help me discern what habits I need to change or get rid of altogether. Help me to replace negative and self-destructive habits with positive ones that will improve my life and lead me closer to you. Amen."

— from Rediscover Lent

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Clean and Green

I found an amazing blog that I'd love to share with you. She has so many amazing raw recipes that I just have to share this goldmine!!
Her name is Natalia and you can enter her blog here.
Sign up for her mailing list and you will get an amazing free e-book with some pretty fantastic recipes. Also click on her recipe page and be prepared for some wonderful raw entrees you can add to your collection of recipes.
Today I made her "Clean & Green" whole fruit juice for part of my lunch. It was so crisp, clean and refreshing that I wanted to share her recipe with you. I love the idea of making a green juice using the high speed blender vs the juicer. Clean up was a breeze and I really felt satisfied having all of the fiber in the juice. I hope that you will try it too and also go check out her wonderful blog.

Clean & Green

Serves 1

1 C fresh squeezed OJ
1 green apple, core and chop (I used an organic Fiji)
2 stalks celery (I used organic)
1/2 C fresh parsley (I used a cup)
Blend in a blender until smooth.
*I added 1/2 C of ice to the blender to chill the juice.

+JMJ+Today I am grateful for sleeping through the night!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cabbage Rose

Lately I have been loving our daily juice routine. We tend to have our green smoothies first thing in the morning so our juicing happens right before lunch. Usually our juices are quite GREEN so this recipe was a change. It was really sweet with the 3 apples and the carrots. I found it on line and decided to give it a try. The children loved it!! This would be a great juice for those new to juicing. It is excellent.

Today this juice was my lunch. I am experimenting with a different form of the raw foods diet to see how I feel eating a low fat, high carb raw vegan diet. You know where this is leading--yes it is basically 80-10-10. I have not read Doug's book but have been following several raw foodists who eat this way and it is pretty basic.

I gave up oils several weeks ago and have been consuming no nuts, only occasionally some soaked seeds. So this will not be a big transition for me considering I eat a very low fat raw diet to begin with.

I stayed so full after my large green breakfast smoothie that this juice is all I could really eat for lunch. I will  make up the calories at dinner. I'll have a large bowl full of bananas and dates and then a green salad with some of my homegrown white clover sprouts and some fresh tomato dressing.

Here is Philip McCluskey and Natalia KW's juice recipe:
Look at this gorgeous color!

Cabbage Rose
by Philip McCluskey & Natalia KW

1/2 small purple cabbage
3 carrots
3 apples
1 inch knob of fresh ginger
Prep all ingredients and juice.

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for beautiful memories of my lovely mother-in-law. May she rest in PEACE.

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