Recipes

 

pine.jpgThe Pineapple fruit originated in South America and was brought to Europe shortly after its discovery with attempts to try to cultivate it. Once they found out that it would not grow in Europe they introduced the fruit to growers in Asia, Africa and the South Pacific where the fruit would grow better. As of today, in the U.S., pineapples are only grown in Hawaii.  Pineapple has many wonderful benefits besides the taste. Pineapple contains bromelain, a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the fruit. It discourages arthritis inflammation, indigestion, clotting of blood, bruising, and harmful bacteria - even cancer and parasites. Pineapple is good for digestion issues and also contains vitamin C which can defend the body against free radicals. Free radicals damage normal cells, promote heart disease and artery plaque build up.

 

 Pineapple Soursop Tea (makes 2 cups)

3-4 Jamaican Soursop Leaves

3 in of Pineapple rind (the outside of the pineapple without the fruit)

3-4 thumbs of ginger

1 tsp of Agave

Bring to a boil 3 cups of water, Jamaican Soursop Leaves, Pineapple rinds and ginger. Once boiling turn down to simmer and let sit for 1.5 hour. Let cool down and strain into a cup and add agave.

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kale.pngKale is considered one of the world's healthiest vegetables and it was first cultivated in the Mediterranean. It was one of the primary foods during medieval times in Europe and was brought to North America in the 1600s. It is grown in Ca, Ga, NJ and Tx. Kale has a variety of antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and anti-cancer nutrients. These are important for us to incorporate in our diet because having oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can produce an environment for Cancer. Kale also contains carotenoids, vitamins C, E, and K; folate and minerals. Kale is also a good fiber source,which can produce more bowel movements. The vegetable also contains over 45 different Flavonids. Flavonoids are found abundantly in plants and support the cardiovascular and nervous systems. A recent study on African-American women has shown decreased likelihood of glaucoma (an eye problem usually caused by increased pressure within the eye) when dietary intake of kale reaches high intake levels. It is recommended that every person have at least 3/4 cup of a cruciferous (argula, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, turnips etc) vegetable a day. 

 

Bitter Suzy (makes 2 cup)

2 tsp of Jamaican Spirulina

3 cups of Kale

2 cups of purple Kale

1/2 Lime

3/4 of a Apple

1/4 cup of Spinach 

Juice together, mixing ingredients interchanging ingredients in the juicer as you go. When finished add Jamaican Spirulina in for the added boost of energy!

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 Tumeric has been used for centuries in India and south asian countries as a spicy seasoning in many dishes and as a medicinal herb for those suffering from ailments. While the taste is what makes the dishes famous, the health benefits of Tumeric can not be ignored. 

While Tumeric is the root that is praised, we should actually be praising a poly phenol that is inside Tumeric that attributes to its amazing health abilities. Curcumin is its name. This ingredient only makes up a small part of tumeric, under 5% and that can change by the weight and type of tumeric you have.   

Curcumin has been studied in mice as a cancer fighting substance and has proven to be effective against all cancers in labs. It has shown that it  helps cells bind to toxins so that they can be excreted from the body. It has also shown cardiovascular benefits, anti-inflammatory, improves brain function, lowers the risk of brain diseases, lowers the risk of heart disease, can improve arthritis and has also been shown to delay aging and fight age related disease.

Tumeric also contains manganese, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, copper and potassium. Its values are low per teaspoon but with juicing you could easily increase these values by 500%.

On top we added Bee Pollen. Bee Pollen is used widely in Chinese medicine for energy and as a nutritive ingredient. It is incredible when taken in small quantities to fight allergies. It also contains complete proteins, can stimulate weight-loss, can help protect against flu and cold viruses (antiviral properties) and can aid in recovery from chronic illness.

 

 The Tumeric Bee Juice/ Smoothie (makes 2-3 cups)

3 Large Carrots

3 2in pieces of Tumeric

1.5 cup of Dandelion Bush

1 small Orange

1/4 of Papaya

2 Dates

2 tsp of Bee Pollen

Juice Carrots, Tumeric, Orange and Dandelion. When finished scoop out your papaya and place in nutribullet/ninja with 2 Dates and your juice. Add 2 tsp of Bee Pollen on top.

Enjoy!

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