Archive for January 2008

One Day's Worth of Produce.

Produce for a day of juice feasting – by David and Katrina

The juice feasting fever is spreading like wildfire amongst the raw community. Juice feasting means you can drink all fresh, nutrient dense juices for up to 92 days, healing and preventing almost every major health challenge in western society. The recommendation is to drink a gallon of juice thoughout the day incorporating a head of celery and 2 bunches of greens per day.

Using fresh raw juices was first made famous by Dr Max Bircher-Benner and Dr Max Gerson 100 years ago. Today it is used in spas, ayurvedic resorts, at the Hippocrates Institute and many health-related institutes. Now you can do it at home but will need to understand how to support yourself best through the program.

David and Katrina Rain have taken the concept further by taking in an increased amount of juice for a longer period of time as well as adding superfood supplements to the program for incredible results. You can check out their very informative website here as well as sign up to become a member.

You can juice feast for a day, for 3 days, for 10 days or anytime upto 92 days. You make the choice that is best for you. Juices help to cleanse, alkalize, rehydrate and rebuild.

There is also a global juice feast starting on March 1, 2008, when people will be juice feasting globally.

Most juice feasters choose to take the following supplements:


Green Powders

Hemp Oil, Coconut Oil

Bee Pollen

Neeta at Integral-dynamic writes about her delights and trials during her juice feasting as well as listing the blogs of other juice feasters.

Raw Juice will help to revive, refresh, rejuvenate and renew you. It will reverse the effects of life’s stresses and the effects can be remarkable. It will transform the way you look at life and put you in control of your destiny. You will be able to think more clearly and trivialities will cease to upset you. Just try a glass of raw juice and see how it makes you feel.

My next few posts will be continuing on this subject but will be relevant whether you decide to juice feast or not.

Have a juicy day.


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21 Days to Transform Your Life, Supercharge Your Health, andFeel Spectacular

I am not a TV watcher so I appreciate it when I am passed on information that is relevant. My sister caught the Montel show today titled “Living Well: 21 days to change your life”. Montel has just come out with a book of the same name about the program that changed his life. I am a book worm so will look out for the book. Some of you might know that Montel has Multiple Sclerosis. He mentions the healing power of green drinks. He drinks a lot of them. His personal chef Mike makes them for him. Wow! A chef to make green smoothies. He calls them green drinks. Everyone in the audience got to taste one.

I am so happy that the Power of Green is being broadcast on almost every show out there. I encourage every single client of mine that if they choose to make one change, make it a Green Smoothie.

Check out Montel’s website.

Plus size model Emme who had lymphatic cancer was helped by his program. This is what Emme says on Amazon:

I was just on Montel’s show yesterday and I know that Living Well can transform who you are today. Trying a wholistic, natural alternative, or approach may make all the difference in your efforts. If you’ve been feeling poorly for a while, yoyo dieting, dealing with aches, pains and chronic ailments, going green may be just what you need for the results you want. I know juicing green and eating more veggies and fruits has helped me through my cancer treatment enormously and clearly Montel with his MS symptoms. Montel shares how he Lives Well and made it easy for you to do the same! Do yourself and your loved ones a favor, try his receipes and make a shift in your lifestyle for good.
Bye bye feeling bad, HELLO happiness!
To Health,

Very well said Emme.

Feel free to join the Green Revolution.


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Maca Milkshake


Here is the recipe I promised for yesterday and then got carried away with the Inspirational Blogger’s Award.

1 tbsp raw organic almond butter

1 cup water

2 dates (can add more if you prefer it sweeter)

1 tsp maca

It is that simple. Blend and enjoy.


Use homemade almond milk or other nut milk.

Can add cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg.

Can add a banana, mango or berries.

Maca can be added to raw pies, cookies, smoothies, applesauce, raw muesli or oatmeal. Maca goes very well in combinations with nuts and/or cacao.

Enjoy the Raw Primal Energy.


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Yeah – An Award

“For those bloggers who inspire others through their words and actions.
With a positive attitude, and uplifting spirit these bloggers make the blogosphere
a better place, and encourage others to do the same. This award is for bloggers
who rise up to set an example but continue to reach out and support others.”

I am so thrilled. Neeta from Integral Dynamic  passed on the Inspirational Blogger’s Award to me.

Thank you Neeta. You give expression to the emotions I feel in such a beautiful way. You share your journey with all its highs and lows and inspire others to see all the light this life offers in abundance.  Thank you for sharing and showing that it is possible to soar high and the only limitations are the limitations we place on ourselves. I am certainly  looking forward to meeting you soon.

I pass on this award to the following 5 bloggers who  inspire others to shine too. You all have it in you.

Melissa at Raw Baby Alex – You make it look so easy and yummy to feed children in a soul nourishing way. Thank you for sharing that with the world. You and Alex are blessed to be in each other’s lives.

Anthony at Raw Model – You share my love of food, life and our earth. Thank you for all the wonderful information, recipes and pictures that you generously share with all of us.

Terilynn at the Daily Raw Cafe – You make raw food look mouthwatering good. Thank you for sharing recipes when you would rather be talking juice. Have you ever thought of have a real cafe?

Tina at Think Simple Now – Because I so love the Simple Life I was very happy to discover your blog and the ideas you share to live a simple life that is meaningful and abundant.

Kelly at Start Up Princess – You make everyone feel like a princess. Everyone is welcomed royally to your Kingdom. You show us that a girl can be successful, spiritual and have fun all at the same time. Thank you for sharing your own journey to living a simple life and yet give so generously.

There are so many wonderful people sharing their stories with us who fully deserve this Award too. I will try to incorporate you into my posts. You add so much excitement to so many lives. So keep sharing. If you do not have a blog find any way to share your gifts.  All is well in our world.

From my heart to yours


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Here is another superfood that I had mentioned in the recipe for Superfood Bliss. It is a wonderfully grounding and warming food for the winter.

Maca is a root that grows in the high mountains of Peru. It is rich in nutritional content (higher levels of calcium than milk). It is also known as Peruvian Ginseng. It grows at 3000 feet above sea level and is the only plant that can survive at that altitude because of extreme weather conditions. For 2000 years it has been an important traditional food and medicinal plant in its growing region. It is used for humans and animals.

Maca helps with

Energy and Stamina – It is considered an adaptogen and improves the ability of the body to handle stress

Hormonal balance (Menstrual pain, menopause, hot flashes,  libido, aphrodisiac, skin problems, menstrual irregularity, fertility, osteoporosis, increases DHEA levels)

Found to produce a sense of wellbeing

Great source of hormone precursors and amino acids. It provides many of the same effects created by a high protein diet.

Helps to improve levels of concentration for kids and promotes mental clarity

It comes in capsules and powder form. There is regular powder and gelatinized powder where the starch has been removed.

Look out for a recipe with maca tomorrow.



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Visual inspiration

I will keep the Superfood theme going. Leaving you some visual goji inspiration before I retreat for the day.

Goji Berry, Spinach & Bean Sprouts Salad

goji berries in my tea

My Goji Berry Ice-Tea

raw mix... goji berries, nibs

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Goji Berries



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jules_smoothie @ 

Here is a superfood smoothie, inspired by David Wolfe of  raw food, blended food and super food fame.

1 tsp maca (more on maca next week)

1 tsp green powder or spirulina

2 handful goji berries

1 banana

1 tsp cacao nibs or carob

a pinch of nutmeg

1 cup of water, coconut water, pau d’arco tea or cat’s claw tea – you can soak 1 tsp of the herbs in finger hot water for 15 minutes

You can also add medicinal mushrooms like shitake, reishi, maitake, agaricus or cordyceps.

Variation: Can use other fruits and berries. You can also add a tbsp of coconut oil, hemp oil or flax oil. Play and add or leave out what makes you happy.

Blend your way to bliss and feel like an ecstatic superbeing.


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Goji berries, Chapursan Valley 

Goji berries are not touched by hand, but collected by shaking the vines as touching them causes them to lose some of their nutritional potency.

They contain the following nutrients:

19 amino acids, 6 times more than Bee Pollen

21 trace minerals, including Germanium

6 essential fatty acids

Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E

More betacarotene than carros

High antioxidant power

4 unique polysaccarides found in no other food source which help immunity and inhibit 3 kinds of inflammation

Goji berries are known to have a unique polysaccharide that stimulates the pituitary gland in the anterior of the brain    to produce more Human Growth Hormone, the master hormone in our body.

Apparently people who eat Goji berries on a regular basis notice improved eyesight, restoration of hair color, mood enhancement, noticeable improvement in energy, better sleeping habits, and more zest of life.

In Chinese medicine, it is considered a superb Yin Jing tonic – fundamental for remaining youthful. It is a superb blood tonic and said to brighten the eyes. Chinese Taoists consider Goji berries to be transcendental – that is it helps a person grow on the psychological, emotional, and spiritual levels. It heps protect the liver. This delicious fruit is also considered a beauty tonic.

Goji berries, anyone?


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Goji berries

Goji Berries

 I have not written about food for a while. Today I want to tell you how much I love Goji berries. These vibrant red berries from China or Tibet have a tangy taste that is addictive. Many of my clients do not care for it and my sister will not even touch it. But when I start I cannot stop. Tomorrow I will post the nutritional rundown on this superfood. Today I am giving you some ideas of how to use it.

Sometimes I like to make a sunflower goji smoothie. I soak 1-2 tbsp of sunflower seeds and goji berries and blend it with some water to make a smoothie. It is bright red orange and I love it. Yesterday I decided to add hemp seeds to this blend and I did not like it. Hmm, what to do? I poured half of the blend into a bowl, added a cut up banana and a truffle (hazelnuts, dates, almond butter, vanilla, cinnamon) I had made the day before. Mmmh, that was good. To the rest of the blend I added garlic and herbs and made salad dressing and that was good too. So play with your food and get creative. You will surprise yourself with what you create.

Other ways to use goji berries:

Add to trail mix or just use one seed like sunflower seed or pumpkin seed for  a dose of power minerals

Add it to your raw smoothies or juices

Sprinkle on your raw muesli or cereal

Use them in your energy bars

Add them to your herbal tea or ice tea

Make ice cream with them

Sprinkle them on your salad

Decorate your pies with their vibrancy

For a variation in taste, soak the goji berries in fresh orange juice, water with lemon, a drop of lemon or orange essential oil

Eat straight from the bag and do not stop until you are done (oops that is just for me, you can only have 2 handfuls)

I will be travelling to Africa next month and I will definitely be having goji berries in my handbag. Should I encounter you, I will gladly share them with you. :)

If you want to know a bit more about me, check out my profile at Start up princess. It is a fabulous site for women entrepreneurs.



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Raw inspiration


Raw food makes life so much more colorful and delicious. When I started eating more raw food over 2 years ago I could not have dreamed how very wonderful it would make me feel and how it would transform my life on all levels. I was healthy when I started going raw yet I feel healthier today on all levels. The Raw Energy is incredible and truly helps me to live Life to the fullest.

If you are not feeling well check out my friend Neeta’s blog and how raw food and juice feasting is changing her life and freeing her from a list of ailments and aches and pains. All this in just 3 months. You truly do not have to go through life feeling sorry for yourself. There is so much inspiration out there as well as some dramatic transformations. Check out the super raw social network site Give it to me Raw and meet and read the stories of some beautiful people as well as find plenty of information  to help you live a vibrant life. And please do not forget coming back here :)

Just on the side, if you like Indian Music check out this uplifting video and transport yourself to India.  The singer is Neeta’s brother.  

Have a colorful day.


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