Juice Menu Shopping List

Here is the 10 day juice menu shopping list if you follow all the recipes exactly. Just incase anyone wanted to join now or in the future. Happy Drinking 😀
**Update: I would suggest not juicing garlic. It almost made me throw up lol
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • Parsley
  • 13 cucumber
  • 46 carrots
  • 18 stalks celery
  • Spinach
  • kale leaves
  • 1 small banana
  • 5 kiwi
  •  pineapple
  • wild blueberries
  • 20 apple, cored
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 asparagus
  • 6 lemon
  • 5 beet
  • 2 broccoli florets
  • 8 ounces watermelon
  • strawberries
  •  raspberries
  • 1 turnip
  • ½ head cabbage
  • ½ onion
  • 1 cup sliced peaches
  • oranges
  • Dandelion leaves
  • 1/2 Grapefruit
  • 15 Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • 3 inch slice ginger root
  • 1 Parsnip
  • 1/4  green pepper, seeded
  • 1/2 Lime
  • Ginger leaf
  • Mint (1/2 cup)
  • 2 stalks of fennel
  • 1 handful watercress
  • 1 pear
  • 2 tablespoon packed min
  • 1/2 Green Chard Leaf
  • Cilantro herb
  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Water
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Juice Detox Jan 1st 2012

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As some of you may know, I am doing a10 day  juicing cleanse to start the year off! I convince a few of my friends and my mom to jump in!!! I created a 10 day menu as a guide to help us. Each day has a detox focus, a protein juice, and a sweet dessert type of juice. This guide is only to help us nothing is set in stone. I just didn’t want us making the same thing over and over or just throwing random fruits and veggies together. I decided to share the menu with you guys, incase anyone wanted to join in now or at a later date. I’ll keep you guys posted on how it goes!!!

Just in case you are wondering, WHY ARE YOU JUICING???? YOU’RE SO SMALL!! I want to detox my body and treat it right. My health has just become very important to me because I want to preserve myself and not have major internal health issues in the future! Once I am done detoxing, I will continue to eat mostly fruits and veggies, cook 95% of the time, and continue healthy eating habits. Maybe when my season is over I will give myself a week or two of recklessness lol then do another detox and go back to eating right. I only have one body, I unfortunately don’t get any replacements so I don’t want a whole bunch of toxins in it. And after watching countless food, detox, and health documentaries via netflix as well as internet researching I feel this would be great of me!

Have you ever juiced? Juice Detoxed? Would you be willing to try it???

Here are the rules:

No solid food! Only fresh juice, water, tea (with no honey or sugar, nothing added to it). I am also going to be drinking chocolate milk because I use it as a protein shake after practice. I will also continue to take my multi-vitamin and electrolyte powder. When we wake up we will try to drink one full glass of water. 10 days, no breaks, no time outs, no exceptions!!!

Challenge Accepted or Declined??

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Day 1

High Blood Pressure Reducer2 garlic cloves
1 handful parsley
1 cucumber
4 carrots with tops
2 stalks celery
Yummy Green Drink½ bunch spinach
2 big kale leaves
¼ cup OJ
1 small banana
1 kiwi

Dessert Juice

  • 1/2 cup pineapple (if frozen thaw first)
  • 1/2 cup wild blueberries (if frozen thaw first)
  • 1 apple, cored

Day 2

Total Body Detox Juice

1 tomato

1 asparagus

1 cucumber

½ lemon

Asparagus is a natural diuretic and helps to flush toxins from body, promotes kidney cleansing

Veggie Mix

  • 3-4 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 a beet
  • 2 broccoli florets
  • 1/2 a lemon, peeled

Pink Delight

  • 8 ounces watermelon
  • 4 ounces strawberries (if frozen thaw first)
  • 4 ounces raspberries

Day 3

 

Cucumber Beet

  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1/2 a lemon, peeled
Cleansing Veggie BrothBOIL:
3 carrots
3 kale leaves
2 celery
2 beets
1 turnip
½ bunch spinach
½ head cabbage
¼ bunch parsley
½ onion
2 garlic cloves

Peach Sunrise

  • 1 cup sliced peaches, skin removed (if frozen thaw first)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (if frozen thaw first)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple (if frozen thaw first)
  • 1 orange, peeled or 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Day 4

Liver cleaner

1 handful of dandelion

3-4 carrots

½ cucumber

½ lemon peeled

Dandelion juice is a traditional remedy for cleaning the liver. You could also add dandelion tincture to any juice if you can’t buy the greens in your local market.

The Green Cucumber

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 large cup of spinach
  • 1 large cup of parsley
  • 1 celery stock
  • 1/2 medium lemon, peeled

Blue Grapefruity Tootie

1/2 Grapefruit

15 Grapes

1 1/2 Cup Blueberries

Delicious!

Day 5

Beet Cool, Dude: Body Detox Juice

½ Beet

½ Cucumber

5 Carrots

Beets regenerate red blood cells and are fantastic for flushing toxins, but should be used sparingly and always in the company of other fruit or vegetables that make up the majority of the drink. Cucumber juice has a very light and refreshing taste. One of it’s more superficial benefits is that it has been suggested it’s inclusion may make for a juicing recipe for hair growth.

Potassium Juice3 carrots
3 stalks celery
½ bunch spinach
½ bunch parsley

2 Apples

2 Carrots

8 Strawberries

 

Day 6

The Belly Settler: Juice Recipe for Digestion

5 Carrots

2 Apples

12 Spinach leaves

Ginger Root Boost

  • 1 inch slice ginger root
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 6 carrots (feel free to add the green tops)
  • 1 apple, cored

2 cups strawberries

2 peeled oranges

1 cup rasberries

2 apples

Day 7

Green Garlic Monster

½ Cucumber

2 Large Handfuls of Spinach

½ Cup Cabbage

3 Carrots

1 Garlic Clove

Best Face Forward

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 parsnip
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1/2 a lemon, peeled
  • 1/4  green pepper, seeded

*Cucumber and bell pepper are good sources of silicon which is recommended to strengthen skin hair and nails. Studies show that foods high in silicon reduce signs of ageing, improving thickness and reducing wrinkles!

Pre-Workout Rush!!

2 Peeled Kiwi’s
4 Pieces of Kale
1/2 Lime
2 Apples
6 large Strawberries.

Day 8 

Kale, Pineapple and Ginger Detox Drink

Ingredients (Makes 4 Servings; Drink Throughout the Day)

1/2 cup pineapple

2 large cucumbers

1 bunch kale without stems (4 cups chopped)

1/2 lemon, squeezed

1/4 inch of ginger

1 bunch of mint (1/2 cup)

Cucumber Apple

2 stalks of fennel

½ cucumber

½ green apple

1 handful of mint

1 inch of gingerroot

1 handful of spinach

This recipe is shockingly good tasting

1 large handful of fresh baby spinach

1/2 fresh pineapple

10 strawberries

1/2 cucumber

Day 9

GREEN DETOX PRESSED JUICE

1/2 bunch spinach
1 handful watercress
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 celery stalk
2 apples
1-inch slice of ginger

The Go-To Recipe: Carrots & Apples, with a bit of Celery

3 Apples

2 Carrots

2 Celery Stalks

Celery is a diuretic that can help the body shed water retention. It is also a great source of naturally occurring sodium, which can help the body maintain its careful balance while you are fasting. Carrots are high in Vitamin A and make the juice taste sweet. Apple juices aid in digestion, the eradication of bodily toxins, and regulation of blood sugar and even blood pressure.

2 apples

1 pear

1 beet

1 kiwi

handful of blue berries

 

Day 10

Apple, Spinach and Mint Garden Detox Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need
2 medium apples
1 cup packed spinach leaves
2 large carrots
1 medium stalk celery
1 medium cucumber
2 tablespoon packed min

The Hulk

Omega’s ultimate green juice recipe! Enjoy!

  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Ginger
  • 1/2 Green Chard Leaf
  • Cilantro
  • 3-5 Kale Leaves
  • 1 Cup Spinach

Fresh Tropical Fruit Juice

  • 1 Kiwi – Peeled
  • 6 Strawberries – Medium
  • 1 Orange or 2 Clementines – Peeled
  • 1/2 Mango – Peeled and Sliced
  • 1 cup Pineapple Chunks – Fresh
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Water – Fresh or Canned

Jung and Briggs Myers Personality Test

This is pretty much me. In my life I have realized some of this stuff (Like the hatred I have for controlled/ strict environments and mundane tasks), I realized I’m a young, free spirit and I need a lot of independence. As most of my friends know, I am very spontaneous and very optimistic, so if I am in an environment that won’t let me “do what I want to do” I leave lol. I have a strong personality and I am determined to do what I want to do. It has it’s downfalls but overall, I think I’m pretty awesome. 🙂 Anyways, I thought I would just share. Do you agree with my assessment?

What are you???? Take the Jung and Briggs Myers Personality test and find out.

Portrait of an ENFP – Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
(Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling)


The Inspirer

As an ENFP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system.

ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.

ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They’re constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP’s life, and because they are focused on keeping “centered”, the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.

An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals. Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors. Others may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.

Most ENFPs have great people skills. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. Sometimes, especially at a younger age, an ENFP will tend to be “gushy” and insincere, and generally “overdo” in an effort to win acceptance. However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.

Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivous to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP’s family members.

An ENFP who has “gone wrong” may be quite manipulative – and very good it. The gift of gab which they are blessed with makes it naturally easy for them to get what they want. Most ENFPs will not abuse their abilities, because that would not jive with their value systems.

ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions.

ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in marital relationships. Always seeing the possibilities of what could be, they may become bored with what actually is. The strong sense of values will keep many ENFPs dedicated to their relationships. However, ENFPs like a little excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.

Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Judging tendancies. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand, as the children are pulled along in the whirlwind life of the ENFP. Sometimes the ENFP will want to be their child’s best friend, and at other times they will play the parental authoritarian. But ENFPs are always consistent in their value systems, which they will impress on their children above all else, along with a basic joy of living.

ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they’re doing.

Because they are so alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments, ENFPs often suffer from muscle tension. They have a strong need to be independent, and resist being controlled or labelled. They need to maintain control over themselves, but they do not believe in controlling others. Their dislike of dependence and suppression extends to others as well as to themselves.

ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum. They have many gifts which they will use to fulfill themselves and those near them, if they are able to remain centered and master the ability of following through.

Jungian functional preference ordering:
Dominant: Extraverted Intuition
Auxiliary: Introverted Feeling
Tertiary: Extraverted Thinking
Inferior: Introverted Sensing

Source: http://www.personalitypage.com/ENFP.html

Why Meditate?

I have taken up the art of meditating. I do it in my own way but I really enjoy it and every since I started I have a sense of clarity about my life and my purpose. I kind of do a mix of prayer and meditation. I saw this article about the benefits and thought I would share. 😀

7 Benefits to Meditation


by Anastasia Stephens, SMH

It’s a piece of advice yogis have given for thousands of years: take a deep breath and relax. Watch the tension melt from your muscles and all your niggling worries vanish. Somehow we all know that relaxation is good for us.Now the hard science has caught up: a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep relaxation changes our bodies on a genetic level has just been published. What researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered is that, in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation, far more ”disease-fighting genes” were active, compared to those who practised no form of relaxation.In particular, they found genes that protect from disorders such as pain, infertility, high blood pressure and even rheumatoid arthritis were switched on. The changes, say the researchers, were induced by what they call ”the relaxation effect”, a phenomenon that could be just as powerful as any medical drug but without the side effects. ”We found a range of disease-fighting genes were active in the relaxation practitioners that were not active in the control group,” Dr Herbert Benson, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who led the research, says. The good news for the control group with the less-healthy genes is that the research didn’t stop there.

The experiment, which showed just how responsive genes are to behaviour, mood and environment, revealed that genes can switch on, just as easily as they switch off. ”Harvard researchers asked the control group to start practising relaxation methods every day,” says Jake Toby, hypnotherapist at London’s BodyMind Medicine Centre, who teaches clients how to induce the relaxation effect. ”After two months, their bodies began to change: the genes that help fight inflammation, kill diseased cells and protect the body from cancer all began to switch on.”

More encouraging still, the benefits of the relaxation effect were found to increase with regular practice: the more people practised relaxation methods such as meditation or deep breathing, the greater their chances of remaining free of arthritis and joint pain with stronger immunity, healthier hormone levels and lower blood pressure. Benson believes the research is pivotal because it shows how a person’s state of mind affects the body on a physical and genetic level. It might also explain why relaxation induced by meditation or repetitive mantras is considered to be a powerful remedy in traditions such as Ayurveda in India or Tibetan medicine.

But just how can relaxation have such wide-ranging and powerful effects? Research has described the negative effects of stress on the body. Linked to the release of the stress-hormones adrenalin and cortisol, stress raises the heart rate and blood pressure, weakens immunity and lowers fertility. By contrast, the state of relaxation is linked to higher levels of feel-good chemicals such as serotonin and to the growth hormone which repairs cells and tissue. Indeed, studies show that relaxation has virtually the opposite effect, lowering heart rate, boosting immunity and enabling the body to thrive.

”On a biological level, stress is linked to fight-flight and danger,” Dr Jane Flemming, a London GP, says. ”In survival mode, heart rate rises and blood pressure shoots up. Meanwhile muscles, preparing for danger, contract and tighten. And non-essential functions such as immunity and digestion go by the wayside.” Relaxation, on the other hand, is a state of rest, enjoyment and physical renewal. Free of danger, muscles can relax and food can be digested. The heart can slow and blood circulation flows freely to the body’s tissues, feeding it with nutrients and oxygen. This restful state is good for fertility, as the body is able to conserve the resources it needs to generate new life.

While relaxation techniques can be very different, their biological effects are essentially similar. ”When you relax, the parasympathetic nervous system switches on. That is linked to better digestion, memory and immunity, among other things,” Toby says. ”As long as you relax deeply, you’ll reap the rewards.” But, he warns, deep relaxation isn’t the sort of switching off you do relaxing with a cup of tea or lounging on the sofa.

”What you’re looking for is a state of deep relaxation where tension is released from the body on a physical level and your mind completely switches off,” he says. ”The effect won’t be achieved by lounging round in an everyday way, nor can you force yourself to relax. You can only really achieve it by learning a specific technique such as self-hypnosis, guided imagery or meditation.”

The relaxation effect, however, may not be as pronounced on everyone. ”Some people are more susceptible to relaxation methods than others,” says Joan Borysenko, director of a relaxation program for outpatients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston. ”Through relaxation, we find some people experience a little improvement, others a lot. And there are a few whose lives turn around totally.”

7 Health Benefits of Deep Relaxation

The next time you tune out and switch off and let yourself melt, remind yourself of all the good work the relaxation effect is doing on your body. These are just some of the scientifically proven benefits …

1. INCREASED IMMUNITY

Relaxation appears to boost immunity in recovering cancer patients. A study at the Ohio State University found that progressive muscular relaxation, when practised daily, reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In another study at Ohio State, a month of relaxation exercises boosted natural killer cells in the elderly, giving them a greater resistance to tumours and to viruses.

2. EMOTIONAL BALANCE

Emotional balance, means to be free of all the neurotic behavior that results from the existence of a tortured and traumatized ego. This is very hard to achieve fully, but meditation certainly is the way to cure such neurosis and unhealthy emotional states. As one’s consciousness is cleansed of emotionally soaked memories, not only does great freedom abound, but also great balance. As one’s responses then are not colored by the burdens one carries, but are instead true, direct and appropriate.

3. INCREASED FERTILITY

A study at the University of Western Australia found that women are more likely to conceive during periods when they are relaxed rather than stressed. A study at Trakya University, in Turkey, also found that stress reduces sperm count and motility, suggesting relaxation may also boost male fertility.

4. RELIEVES IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

When patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome began practising a relaxation meditation twice daily, their symptoms of bloating, diarrhoea and constipation improved significantly. The meditation was so effective the researchers at the State University of New York recommended it as an effective treatment.

5. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

A study at Harvard Medical School found that meditation lowered blood pressure by making the body less responsive to stress hormones, in a similar way to blood pressure-lowering medication. Meanwhile a British Medical Journal report found that patients trained how to relax had significantly lower blood pressure.

6. ANTI-INFLAMATORY

Stress leads to inflammation, a state linked to heart disease, arthritis, asthma and skin conditions such as psoriasis, say researchers at Emory University in the US. Relaxation can help prevent and treat such symptoms by switching off the stress response. In this way, one study at McGill University in Canada found that meditation clinically improved the symptoms of psoriasis.

7. CALMNESS

The simple difference between those who meditate and those who do not, is that for a meditative mind the thought occurs but is witnessed, while for an ordinary mind, the thought occurs and is the boss. So in both minds, an upsetting thought can occur, but for those who meditate it is just another thought, which is seen as such and is allowed to blossom and die, while in the ordinary mind the thought instigates a storm which rages on and on.

How to switch off stress

How can you use relaxation’s healing powers? Harvard researchers found that yoga, meditation and even repetitive prayer and mantras all induced the relaxation effect. ”The more regularly these techniques are practised, the more deeply rooted the benefits will be,” Jake Toby says. Try one or more of these techniques for 15 minutes once or twice a day.

Body Scan: Starting with your head and working down to your arms and feet, notice how you feel in your body. Taking in your head and neck, simply notice if you feel tense, relaxed, calm or anxious. See how much you can spread any sensations of softness and relaxation to areas of your body that feel tense. Once your reach your feet, work back up your body.

Breath Focus: Sit comfortably. Tune into your breath, follow the sensation of inhaling from your nose to abdomen and out again. Let tension go with each exhalation. When you notice your mind wandering, return to your breath.

Mantra Repetition: The relaxation response can be evoked by sitting quietly with eyes closed for 15 minutes twice a day, and mentally repeating a simple word or sound such as ”Om”.

Guided Imagery: Imagine a wonderfully relaxing light or a soothing waterfall washing away tension from your body and mind. Make your image vivid, imagining texture, colour and any fragrance as the image washes over you.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/relax–its-good-for-you-20090819-eqlo.html#ixzz1kQtHr9Pm

My Source: http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/7-health-benefits-of-meditation

Inspiration

at the crossroads - a life in transition

These sermons have really had a positive effect on my life. It has given me greater understanding of my purpose, the word, and how to listen when God speaks. I found these last year when I was overseas and I listened to at least one everyday for about a month. Recently, I listened to them again. Last year, I related more to the first two but this time around I related more to the last two. If you are feeling down or out of place, searching for your purpose, or trying to build your personal relationship with God, I highly suggest you listen to these. I know what they have done for me and I hope they can do the same for you. Stay Blessed 😀

Marks of Maturity  <- Just click this link