It makes me so sad to see so many of my friends and their little ones suffering with viruses and flus this time of year. It’s the nature of the Holidays…lots of sugar… wacky schedules….traveling….eating out… parties with lots of people….
I absolutely hate being sick.. I remember my last flu bug 2 years ago…my sweet friend, Cathy, sent me home to bed and over then next 4-5 days people stopped by with soup and dinner to feed my kids because my husband was in Afghanistan. Such a sense of gratitude overwhelms me when I think about that now.
It was at that time I had discovered Juice Plus and started learning about the important research being done on our immune systems…. and because of Juice Plus I’ve not been sick in a long time…and more importantly I get to share what I’m doing to stay virus/flu free with my friends.
It’s been my experience that once someone starts taking Juice Plus it takes 3 to 4 months of consistency to really boost the immune system…. and what I tell my friends is that if they are around others that are sick or start to feel a little sniffly that they should double up. I like to sneak the kids chewables and suck on them like lozenges during those times. Some people still get colds on Juice Plus but they are much shorter lived and few and far between… I’ll take that when one does hit… but in the meantime I’m liking taking care of my friends instead of being the one that needs taking care of.
I’m more then happy to send you some samples of the chewables… just message me your address. And for more information check out Danette.JuicePlus.com
Here are the fruits and veggies I cleaned up to juice today… all those beautiful colors make me so happy…. not to mention how they make me feel.
But I often get questions about the price of juicing. The bowl above cost just over $10 and the only organics were the one small apple and the beets. But it’s my health so I think it’s worth it for beautiful skin, better digestion, balanced blood sugar, low cholesterol, cancer prevention, weight control etc.
For those that find that still too steep a price… I always recommend Juice Plus Garden, Orchard, and Vineyard capsules… 26 fruits, berry and veggie concentrates that are created in such a way to keep the live digestive enzymes alive and well…. I’ve found nothing like it…. and it’s just a couple bucks a day. Check out DanetteTakesJuicePlus.com They also make amazing chewables for children and adults who hate capsules.
Recently I’ve been asked if Juice Plus will help with weight loss…. swim suit season must be coming up. Here are my thoughts on how concentrated veggie and fruit powders can help.
If you are restricting calories it’s more then likely you are restricting micronutrients as well. Because of this you will often feel tired, not recover as quickly from exercise, compromise your immune system, and have cravings. Juice Plus provides crazy amounts of phytonutrients that work in synergy within the body. Because JP is nothing more than raw, non-GMO plant food your body knows exactly what to do with each micronutrient.. it gets into the blood and goes right to the system that needs it to work properly or heal. So in return you have more energy, your muscles recover quickly, you’re less likely to get sick, and your cravings are more under control.
So is Juice Plus a quick fix to get you into a swim suit?…. no… but it’s the perfect addition to the goals you have to be a healthier you (plus quick fixes wreak havoc on your metabolic health.. not good..but that’s another post) If you have questions feel free to comment or message me through my website at DanetteTakesJuicePlus.com
It’s been a while since I posted a smoothie recipe…. Here’s one I created because my kids wanted to know what kumquats tasted like.
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Kumquats, whole
2 Small Apples
1 Meyer Lemon, flesh only, seeds removed
2 Big Handfuls Spinach
1 – 2 Frozen Bananas
6 Ice Cubes
Blend in high speed blender for 45 seconds.
My girlfriend, Rebecca, makes an amazing Thai Chicken dish that I would love to devour but can’t….. so here is my vegged up version…. Very tasty….and so colorful.
Combine to create a slurry mixture and set aside.
- 1 Can Lite Coconut Milk
- 1 tsp Better Than Bouillon Mock Chicken or Vegetable Paste
- 2 Tb fresh Lime Juice
- 2 Tb Braggs Liquid Aminos
- 2 tsp Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Arrowroot or Cornstarch
Stir-fry the following in 2 Tb Coconut Oil till eggplant is cooked through.
- 2 Japanese Eggplants
- 1 1/2 C. Green Beans, blanched
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and cut into strips
- 1 Tb jarred minced Garlic
Stir in slurry mixture and cook 2 minutes
Stir in 1/2 Cup sliced basil leaves and 1 thinly sliced jalapeño.
Serve over rice and topped with dry roasted peanuts. I used a sweet black rice… yum.
Starting the New Year off right with a green smoothie. Welcome 2013!!
Blend 8 cups greens (I use bagged spinach which I keep frozen in the freezer) with 1 cup water.
Add 1 peeled grapefruit, 2 peeled persimmons, 1 large frozen banana, and 1 cup OJ.