Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Well this is surely a milestone and cause for celebration - my 26 year old son made a Green Smoothie for ME! He used the blender that I got for him (a basic inexpensive 3 speed type), and ingredients we shopped for at Trader Joes - but the recipe was all his and he had such joy creating it, including a 'secret' ingredient that he did with flare - he had me turn around so I wouldn't see him put the 'hot pepper sauce' into the mix at the end.…Continue
Remember when I made the post where I was celebrating the one year anniversary of my Vita-mix blender? Well here I am again, three years later and I couldn't help but notice the date! January 17, 2013 ~ I have had my Vita-mix for FOUR years!!!
Here she is; still going strong!
I am very happy that I noticed this! I think it can be really beneficial to celebrate milestones as…Continue
The Raw Food Rehab is amazing! In just 11 days since i joined... i have done 4 Blog Posts, entered in 1 discussion, joined 6 groups in the mansion, created 4 photo albums and uploaded photos.... made 22 friends from all over the world and growing... received a lot of support in my low moments to get me back on track.... and all it cost was my time.... someone once said, 'Your time is your most valuable asset' .... i guess this is what it's all about.... spending time with some amazing…Continue
If the earth is our mother, green juice is her breastmilk :)
Here's one of the refreshing summer cocktails we made over the last few days. Wild weeds do a wonderful job replenishing the minerals we sweat out when the weather's hot.…
What a wonderful resource Raw Food Rehab is! I was thrilled to be able to receive the "It's Easy Being Green ebook Penni gave away on St. Patrick's Day. I glanced through it as I rushed through my life. (Four of my daughters began this year by telling me they were pregnant. One of my girls lost her baby this week...) So it's been a little rough here and there, and a lot of fun, and delightfully challenging.
My daughter, Emily, is my 'little bird'. She doesn't like to eat much,…Continue
Green is the color of the heart chakra and green is the glorious color of the vibrant living foods that bring us so fully alive! There are many colors in the raw spectrum - but today I am sending you all a valentine from the green world in celebration of the love and gratitude that I feel for the raw way of living and for all of the lovely people that I get to share the journey with here in Raw Food Rehab.
As I reflect on the many benefits and blessings of living mostly…Continue
I love it here :) All the colors and the motivation, RFR just sends me right back on track. :)
I have eaten nothing today but 3 cupcakes, I find them extremely filling......ah yes, how odd, this is what I've eaten the last 2-3 days and my arthritis has felt better than ever.
What ya'll think :P Am I about to be whacked with a baseball bat?? :) Arthritis...it's perdy bipolar. :) I choose happy delusion for now. I'm loving this. I feel NORMAL :) And I'm…Continue
Made a gigantic batch of the crimson juice yesterday!!!! I had one glass yesterday and now I am drinking one this morning and I have SO much left!! It's wonderful to have such an abundance of the thing that I need!!! It contains 2 heads of kale, 1 huge beet, 1/2 a head of dill, 1 small purple onion, and at least 15 carrots. It really isn't the best tasting green juice I've ever had, but it certainly isn't bad either. I'm just so happy to have it!!
I feel no different from…Continue
I know it sounds so silly, but last night I made a great big smile in the mirror--much more exaggerated than I ever usually do--just to check lol (anyone else do this?), and sure enough I could find wrinkles forming in places I never even knew they were before!! So in a frenzy I slabbed on a moisturizer I never use and decided that from that day forward I'd follow a low to no sodium diet.
Why a low sodium diet is better for your skin: Simple, you stay hydrated much easier because the…Continue
Wow, I woke up at 2 in the morning last night, no idea why, maybe because I was stressed deep down because I knew I still needed to both brush my teeth and wash my makeup still on...I went to the bathroom.
A couple days ago, I swear even yesterday, there was this patch of pimples running along the left side of my face behind my hairline...gone. Completely gone. It was like they were never even there. And the skin there looks baby smooth and pore less. WHAT…Continue
Added by L. on December 1, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
1. Can be still, silent, and at peace with myself.
2. Am accepting and appreciating the body I was given.
3. Chose a steady, kind, loyal, handsome, thoughtful, hard working, gentle man to be my husband.
4. Am working to improve my digestion to feel my best and prevent disease.
5. Today I made a raw green soup based on "Dara Dubinet's youtube video- My One True Thing Green Soup" that my whole family was willing to eat! My husband asked for seconds!
Just wanted to share something that I almost forgot!
It has been two weeks since we came back from our trip, where I bought Victoria Boutenko book and read it in one day!
And I convinced my husband to drink one green smoothie every morning!!! It was a HUGE victory for me!!!!
And he drunk it every day about 500-700ml simple smoothie: banana with spinach and water, sometimes I would add mango too. But then he stopped for few days now, as he is…Continue
I will only be mentioning my juice feast here once in a while. I am really busy with putting total concentration on myself which might sound selfish ,and it's not intensional, just needs to be done this way. I am doing all the reading I can on the way a body functions. Unless you really want something and don't know how to make it happen ,do what feels right. Juicing and geting back to where I used to be when I was younger is my goal here.…Continue
I've been having such a hard time sleeping lately now that the symptom of the fatigue from my ulcerative proctitis has been disappearing!!! Goodness me with that perk came a con! I lie awake...tossing and turning...stressed out...thinking of food...I turn to bedtime snacks if I can't sleep...Maybe tea will help...I thought of tea but I was a naughty girl both last night and the night before and had bedtime snacks--not good for my digestion which is really altogether not good for my health…Continue
Remember the Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham? Well I just discovered the raw vegan equivalent--and before you say "I do not like it, Sam-I-Am", I recommend you try it! You could eat it in a box, with a fox, in a house or with a mouse. Sorry for the terrible quality of my phone camera, but I had to share a picture to prove what I'm talking about.
Lentil Spinach Green Dip…Continue
This morning is a struggle. My whole body is sore, I'm fatigued, and I'm just laying in bed. It started day before yesterday and gradually worsened--the breaking point being last night after I made a rather large raw butternut squash dish (I'm thinking that the teriyaki sauce or the combination of spices/season salts I added made me feel off). I also have been eating rather high fat raw the last two days, which even with the addition of greens, does not do my body good (although with the…Continue
This has been confusing me so much, for so long, I'm actually dedicating an entire blog post to it.
Controversial? Thoughts? Is it good, bad? I know it's a step up from coffee--but is it a step down from raw?
How I feel personally while drinking green tea (mixed emotions):
Hunger pangs go away throughout the day. Am able to focus on and enjoy life to the fullest.
Feel a strange, down to earth, almost godly calm for…Continue
I think it's the most amazing thing I've ever tasted in my life.
This smoothie can have my babies.
Because of my experience, I will not change the recipe in any way. The only way I think this recipe could be amplified is if some type of form of coconut were added.
It's lots of getting frozen but not quite all the…Continue
I've been feeling a lot better the last day or two. My mother saw me when I stopped by her townhouse, and she said I looked much healthier, more perky and aware. So I know it's not just me. And it's amazing, how I feel. You really know you were sick before, in any case in life, when things start improving. Cyclical emotions and bodies.
I found out something interesting today :)
When I finish my green smoothie, I usually fill the jar the smoothie was in…Continue