Archive for January, 2008

Juice feasting

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:

MSM

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.

Fatma

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Green Smoothie on Montel Show

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,
Emme

Very well said Emme.

Feel free to join the Green Revolution.

Fatma 

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Maca Milkshake

Breakfast 

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.

Variations

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.

Fatma

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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

Fatma

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Maca – Primal Energy

Maca

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.

Love

Fatma

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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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Superfood bliss

jules_smoothie @ AniPhyo.com 

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.

Fatma

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