How to EASILY add more raw food into your diet!

by diana on April 24, 2012

in Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

This is the easiest way to add more healthy raw foods into your diet. Greens are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. They are also high in protein. But…how many salads could you eat in a day?

What I suggest is consuming juices that contain a lot of veggies and or greens. Some people do not make their own juices because they do not have a juicer. I didn’t either and I love juices so I got my nut milk bag and made juices with my blender. Yes, they contain water (to make them blend) but this also helps to make them very hydrating for you. It is good to drink a lot of water and this way you get a great tasting water.

In the video below I show you how to make fresh veggie juice using your blender and a nut milk bag.

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JUICE RECIPE (from video)

  • 2 C filtered water
  • 1 medium to large beet
  • 1 apple
  • 2 larger carrots
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 12 cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Add to blender and mix then strain through nut milk bag as in video. I suggest also adding some greens to this. This is just 1 recipe but there are thousands!!

In this juice I used beets and other veggies but you can use mainly greens. The veggies and greens I suggest using to make a juice are:

Cucumber, celery, carrots, beets, apples, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens, spinach

I have never tried veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc but I do not think they would work. The above veggies and greens are ones I can think of right now but I may have missed some. I usually always add an apple to the juice – it adds just a touch of sweetness and veggies may lack that. I combine a few or whatever is in my fridge. I also like to add ginger and lemon sometimes. You can make a simple juice such as carrot, apple and ginger or you can combine various veggies and greens. Experiment!

There are also so many recipes available online so find a few you want to try.

HOW LONG CAN YOU STORE THE JUICE?

There are many different opinions on this. BUT…..my opinion is that making it the day before (or night before) is fine. Because……I feel it is better to have a juice that was made the night before than not having juice that day at all because you didn’t have time to prepare it fresh. I often make enough for the next day when making a juice. If I am washing and cutting veggies and apple up anyway, I might as well cut enough up for a big batch of juice.

Adding fresh juices (you make yourself) or smoothies to your day is the EASIEST way to add a punch of nutrition and more raw and alkaline foods to your diet. 2 smoothies or juices a day can greatly improve your health and well being!! So simple and so good!!

LIVE HAPPY & HEALTHY!

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