Protein Shake Recipe

Protein Shake Recipe

1 cup blueberries

1 banana

1 cup coconut water

4 tablespoons  Gelatin

7 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frosty. If you want to know how I get a nice smooth protein shake, here’s my secret:

I put my ice cubes in first and get them all chopped up

Then I add my fruit and blend until smooth

Next, I add my coconut water and gelatin and blend until everything is combined and frothy.

Juice Detox

What is a Juice Fast?

A juice fast is a type of detox diet that involves consuming only raw vegetable and fruit juice and water for a short period of time. It is considered one of the more rapid methods of detoxification due to the reduced food intake and absence of solid food.


A typical juice fast lasts one to five days. Consultation with a health care professional is often recommended for fasts longer than three days or for anyone with a preexisting health condition.

The juice can be extracted at home using a juicer.

How It’s Typically Done:

1) Preparation for a Juice Fast – 3 Days Before – Although it can be tempting to jump into a juice fast, preparation is essential because it affects how a person responds to the cleanse. Certain foods, such as coffee, sugar, meat, dairy, alcohol, and wheat are phased out to reduce headaches, cravings, and other withdrawal symptoms. It’s also important to up your intake of fresh vegetables during the pre-fast.

2) 3-Day Juice Fast – During the actual fasting days, approximately 32 to 96 ounces of juice is suggested, with at least half of the juice being green vegetable-based. Green vegetables are rich in chlorophyll, which is said to help cleanse and heal the digestive tract.

This is a typical day on a 3 day juice fast:

Upon rising: lukewarm water with lemon

Almond or cashew “milk”

Green vegetable juice

Green vegetable juice

Beet, carrot, apple juice

Green vegetable juice

Almond or cashew “milk”

Drink a glass of room temperature or lukewarm water in between each juice to promote elimination.

To optimize the absorption of nutrients, drink each juice slowly rather than gulping it down. Juices should be consumed approximately one to two hours apart. The final beverage of the day should be at least three hours before bedtime.

Fruits and vegetables used to make the juices often include celery, kale, carrot, cabbage, apple, spinach, beets, and leafy greens. Avocados and bananas don’t juice well, and the pits of peaches, apricots, cherries and other fruit, apple seeds, carrot and rhubarb tops, and tough skins of kiwi, pineapple and mangos should be avoided. Find out more about common juicing ingredients.

People often find it easiest to juice at the beginning or end of the day and to make enough for one full day. Although juice should be consumed as close to the time of juicing as possible, juice can be stored.

If hunger pangs are persistent or uncomfortable, vegetable broth or a small snack such as carrots, celery, a salad, or a piece of fruit is often suggested. If it is a person’s first time on a juice fast, a modified juice fast that includes a salad each day for lunch or dinner may be recommended.

3) Breaking the Juice Fast – After the juice fast is complete, food is usually reintroduced into the diet over several days. Find out how to break the fast

Other Parts of a Juice Fast

There are other components of a well-designed juice fast:

1) Physical activity

While it’s a good idea to tone down your exercise routine during a juice fast, mild exercise such as walking can help to boost blood and lymphatic circulation. Also try massage therapy (such as Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, and Thai massage), contrast showers, and skin brushing, which can be done as part of your regular shower.

2) Promote elimination

Stored toxins that are mobilized during a cleanse must be released out of the system or they are can be reabsorbed into the system. Proponents of juice fasting may recommend colonic irrigation or an enema at the start of a juice fast. Other methods of promoting elimination include herbal laxatives, such as senna tea or cascara, detox teas, and increased fluid intake.

3) Mind/body wellness

Stress can have negative effects on health and can impair detoxification.

Allow the mind to rest by incorporating mind/body practices such as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or mindfulness meditation. Try to get plenty of rest. Go to bed as early as you can and take naps if possible.

Diabetes control diet

Diabetes control diet

Can a juicing diet provide a good natural diabetes cure?

Any diabetes control diet should obviously include foods that lower blood sugar levels.

Ideally this should be a low-fat, high-protein, vegetarian diet.

This diet should include plenty vegetables that are low in natural sugar content.

Juicing recipes provides you with a number of powerful natural diabetes cures.

In a diabetes control diet it is the carbohydrates, rather than the fats or the proteins that have the most immediate impact on your blood sugar.

This is because it is the carbohydrates that are broken down directly into sugar early during the digestion process.

Simple carbohydrates are sugars like glucose, sucrose, lactose, and fructose. Fresh fruit juices will provide you with the best sources.

Complex carbohydrates are the starches that we find in beans, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains.

In compiling a diabetics control diet you must select foods that are more slowly digested.

This will reduce the spike in blood glucose after a meal.

This will in turn reduce the demand on insulin.

Your body digests complex carbohydrates slowly, providing a steady source of energy.

When you prepare your juicing recipes for diabetes you have to be very selective about what ingredients you use.

Practically this means that if you want to get the maximum health benefit from juicing you should include many green vegetables.

At the same time you should avoid juicing too many fruits.

Sugar balancer

4 oz – Tomato juice
2 oz – Celery juice
2 oz – Spinach juice
1 oz – Asparagus juice
1 oz – Lemon juice
1 tbsp – Flax-seed oil

This drink will be rather strong in taste but is loaded with the nutrients you need for blood sugar control.

This should keep your blood sugar nicely balanced.

Also consider including some broccoli in this drink.

Broccoli is an excellent source of chromium which is very helpful to regulate insulin usage in the body.

Salad cocktail

3 tomatoes

1 green pepper

Half a lemon

Half a cucumber

Bunch of parsley

Should diabetic people eat fruit?

Although we know that fruit juice is generally high in sugar content, fruits have actually been shown to have stabilizing effects on blood sugar levels.

Fruit sugars, does however not cause blood sugar levels to rise as much as refined sugar.

It should be noted however that in a juicing diet for diabetes, fruit juice should be consumed in small quantities.

Furthermore, the sugar concentration in dried fruits, is simply too high and should be avoided by diabetics.

We therefore suggest that in order to obtain the optimum benefits of juicing, a diabetes control diet must rather include plenty vegetables.

This because juicing recipes which include vegetables, as a general rule contain less sugar.

Especially vegetables that grow above ground have very little sugar content and therefore make great juicing recipe ingredients.

Important nutrients in a diabetes control diet

Fiber

A diabetes control diet should include plenty of high fiber foods.

The reason for this is that fiber helps to control blood sugar levels.

Fiber rich foods does this by slowing down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.

It is also believed that the fiber allows cells to absorb glucose more easily.

Some excellent food sources of fiber you can include in your juicing recipes can be –

raspberries,

mustard greens,

broccoli,

cauliflower and

Swiss chard.

We have compiled a detailed list of high fiber foods that can be included in your juicing diet.

Vitamin E

The health benefits of vitamin E are also important in a diet for diabetes.

The reason for this is because it is such an important antioxidant.

The health benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables with a high vitamin E content can strengthen the ability of your cells to absorb glucose.

Magnesium

A diabetes control diet should include foods high in magnesium in order to improve insulin and glucose levels.

Our bodies cannot manufacture magnesium and it must therefore be plentiful in our diet in order for us to obtain its many health benefits.

We need large daily amounts of magnesium, which are plentiful in vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard.

This is very important for diabetic patients with kidney problems because if the kidneys do not function optimally magnesium gets flushed out in the urine.

Zinc

A zinc deficiency can also lead to many problems for diabetes patients.

Zinch deficiency can result in infections which can lead to amputations.

Zinc is a very important immune boosting mineral that can also help with blood sugar control.

Spinach juice is also a very good source of zinc.

Various Healthy Juices

Carrot ‘n Greens (Bone Health Juice)
– 5-6 carrots
– 4 kale leaves
– 4 sprigs of parsley
– ½ apple

Maximum Greens (High Potassium Drink)
– 3 large carrots
– 2 stalks of celery
– 1 apple
– handful of fresh parsley
– handful of fresh spinach
– ½ lemon, peeled

Spicy Tomato (High Antioxidant Juice)
– 2 large tomatoes cut into quarters
– 1 stalk of celery
– 1 cucumber
– ½ red bell pepper
– ½ teaspoon sea salt
– 3-5 grinds of fresh ground black pepper
– 1-3 shakes cayenne pepper

Wrinkle Free (Skin Health Juice)
– 2 cucumbers
– 1 1- inch knob of ginger root
– 2 medium oranges peeled (leave the white pith in side the skin)

Beach Juice
– 1 1-inch thick pineapple round
– 3-4 tangerines, peeled
– small handful of parsely

Fog Lift (Muscle Juice)
– 2 medium apples
– 1 bunch of spinach
– ½ lemon, peeled

Be Cleansed
– 3 carrots (greens removed)
– ½ cucumber or ½ zucchini
– ½ beet with greens

Yum Yum Calcium (Bone Health Juice)
– 1 apple
– 2 large carrots
– ½ C fresh broccoli
– small handful of fresh parsley
– ½ lemon peeled
– 1 tsp agave nectar added after veggies have been juiced

Lettuce Wrap
– 3 large carrots (greens removed)
– 6 spinach leaves
– 4 large romaine lettuce leaves
– ¼ large turnip
– 4 sprigs of parsley

Strawberry Pineapple Juice
– 1 orange, peeled (leave pith on)
– 2 1-inch pineapple rounds
– 5 strawberries

Cucumber me Celery
– 1 cucumber
– 2 large apples
– 1 ½ stalks of celery

Lemon and Watermelon Juice

Lemon and Watermelon Juice

Ingredients:

1 lemon

1 cup watermelon (with seeds)

1 teaspoon mint leaves

Procedure

Take your blender and add all the ingredients. Blend till you can see a red mass in the blender jar. Add a little crushed ice in a glass, pour the juice, and garnish it with mint leaves. Your weight loss nutritious drink is ready. Since watermelon is so rich in water content, it makes this drink a great source of water, if you do not drink enough of it through the day

Yellow Pepper and Grapefruit Juice

Yellow Pepper and Grapefruit Juice

Ingredients:

3 large carrots

1 yellow pepper

1 grapefruit

1 small kiwi

½ inch fresh ginger, peeled

1 small beet

5-7 drops stevia

Procedure

Cut the fruits and vegetables, and add them in your juicer jar. Blend for about 5-10 minutes to blend them properly. Add few drops of stevia to get a mild sweet taste, and enjoy this delicious weight loss juice.