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Okay....I'm composed now. I almost renamed today's Foodie Friday Episode - Hard Luck Juice Cafe because after loosing 3 hours + worth of filming in less than one second by pushing the wrong button on my Flip cam this afternoon, I felt disheartened to say the least. But on the bright side, in the 14 months of making videos for Raw Food Rehab, that's the first time that has ever happened, so those are pretty good stats, right?  I decided there was no sense shedding a tear over it since I still have some great recipes to share today and some pretty good still photos to boot. Everything tasted great and I hope something below will appeal to your palate so you can get inspired to go get your JUICE ON!!  Enjoy : )
Green Day

 

1 cucumber
1 green apple
¼ cup parsley
¼ cup mint
2 stalks celery
1 tiny piece of ginger
1 lime, peeled

Push all ingredients through your juicer.  This particular combination is wonderful for promoting beautiful, smooth, hydrated skin.

Sunshine of Your Love

2 oranges, peeled and seeded
3 - 4 carrots
1 apple
small knob of ginger
1 lemon, peeled

Push all ingredients through a juicer. The main benefits of this juice include revitalization of the body, good for cold and glowing skin. Beauticians usually prescribe this juice because of its extremely good effects on the skin. But the benefits are not limited to the skin. It has a cleansing and boosting effect to the whole body.

(I realized that I only had one little carrot left from my week of juicing, so this recipes will look more vibrant and taste even richer when the additional carrots are added.)

Wild Thing

1 apple
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
1 cup watermelon, cubed
1 - 2 handfuls spinach 
(add a bit of water to blend if necessary)

Blend together the desired amounts of each ingredient to create a wonderful mouth watering juice which is excellent for purifying your kidney and bladder. It also helps dispelling excess salts from your body. Some people use a tint of salt with this juice but I like to drink it as it is without the salt flavor.

Deep Purple

1 cup blueberries
1 cup frozen cherries
½ cup organic red grapes
½ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen

If you are using frozen fruit, you'll need to add water to blend. Puree all ingredients in a blender until well combined. This high anti-oxidant superjuice is likely to protect you from cancer, Alzheimer ’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, allergies, gout etc etc.
(Side Note....I had already drank about all I could by the time I made this brilliant combo, so I poured it into my ice cream freezer and made a sorbet for later tonight!)

The Pink Floyd


8 - 10 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
2 - 3 bananas (fresh or frozen)
nut or seed milk to blend

Put all ingredients into a blender and whirl until creamy. Kids love this served as is (a milkshake consistency), while some of you hard core Rawkers may want to add a tablespoon of green powder or Spirulina.
(Side note - I didn't have any nut milk prepared so I used a 1/4 cup hemp seeds and added about a cup of cold filtered water. I think this would also be even more delicious with a date or two and a splash of vanilla extract).

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Look yummy!! To bad about the videos I love watching those.
I know....I tried really hard not to cry. This is the first time I lost all my footage in one second. sad face.

Jean said:
Look yummy!! To bad about the videos I love watching those.
Penni- Thank you for the 5 awesome recipies! Have to run to Fit Club to help host the workout, but I will definitly come back to this Foodie Friday episode to copy & try them.

You are soooo amazing! To video the preparation of 2 juices & 3 smoothies and LOSE it to "outer space" and still be soooo positive & encouraging to us watching your video is commendable.

Thank you for your professionalism & positivity.
Barb
Ani talked about how the water in fruits and veggies is the best water for you! :) I love it, I've been eating lots of juicy fruits this Summer (mostly craving them!).

I usually do more smoothies in the Summer and juices in the Fall/Winter. So mine go accordingly. Like in the fall I like ginger and green apple with kale and lemon for juice. And right now for smoothies I love adding mango or fresh berries! Mmm! Happy sipping!
Thanks for the recipes. Have tasted similar versions of the Green Day and Sunshine of Your Love and they were great so I am sure these will be too. Hope to try the others today or tomorrow.

My favorite is something like the Green Day but also throw in some raw cacao powder and a frozen banana or frozen strawberries and well if you like chocolate . . . Wow!
Looks fabulous.... I think I'll make some popsickles with these. Thanks
Love the recipes!
I have been doing that too. So I am not the only one. Juices are more warming to me, and smoothies are cooling. Interesting.

Lauren said:
Ani talked about how the water in fruits and veggies is the best water for you! :) I love it, I've been eating lots of juicy fruits this Summer (mostly craving them!).

I usually do more smoothies in the Summer and juices in the Fall/Winter. So mine go accordingly. Like in the fall I like ginger and green apple with kale and lemon for juice. And right now for smoothies I love adding mango or fresh berries! Mmm! Happy sipping!
Great recipes as always Penni! Mwah! No worries about the video. The pics are great.
They look wonderful! I will have to copy down those recipes. Have a lovely weekend!

All the best,

Chana
Thank you....you're the best.

bitt said:
Great recipes as always Penni! Mwah! No worries about the video. The pics are great.
Dang! Bummer about the video. Sometimes the best laid plans...but cool you captured photos. You've inspired me for next week to start my juice/smoothie feast/fast. One juice (blended drink) I have been loving is:

Cucumber Lemonade

2 English cucumbers
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 and 1/2 cup filtered water
1/2 cup agave

Cut up cucumbers and put in blender. Liquify . Pass through sieve, (optional)
Mix in the lemon juice, water and agave and chill.
Serve with ice.
SO refreshing for a hot day!!!

and it is HERE in the Liquid Lounge.

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