I just got some lab reports back, and my liver is in need of a wee cleaning. Dr. Katz & Dr. Bush at Revolution Health Center in Scottsville, VA have folks coming in from all over the country to get their health to an optimal level. Reversing diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. has become almost common place in their work. So- what was the prescription for my liver? Medicine? Nope! A 3-7 day juice or smoothie fast! Now, before I go any further, please note the obvious: this is my medically supervised journey. Don’t go throwing your meds down the drain and then say, “well, that Whole Foods Market loving momma said…” After that documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead came out, I very much longed to join the revolution! And, I’d start with my juicer, and then… well, the COST! I felt like this was for the wealthy. People that don’t mind buying $2.99 worth of organic kale, sticking it in a juicer, and watching 1 inch of juice rise up while 3/4 of the vegetable ends up in the pulp bin. So, when Dr. Katz said I could juice OR blend to achieve a lovely cleanse, I thought- AWESOME! or RAWesome, rather! My hubs decided to join me for the journey.
The frozen fruits that are in some of the recipes definitely keep the price down.
And, the vega one serving packs allowed us to purchase for one of the recipes without buying the entire tub of a product we haven’t ever personally experienced.
The dry bins helped with getting just what we needed as well. Instead of buying a entire bag of cacao powder, for instance,
we could purchase the 2 T that the recipe calls for (recipes to follow!):
same with the dates,
and the acai berries, that our friend that you might recognize from the Christmas posts, Aubrey, helped us to locate.
I love all of this variety! And, since we only needed 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger,
we only bought what we needed.
The 365 brand was the most competitively priced for the milks.
And, so, having what we needed for the recipes from Dr. Katz, we checked out.
We spent $93.25, and all of our food will get consumed in beautiful smoothies! That’s cleansing on a budget!
Here are the recipes that we purchased these ingredients for:
Thai Green Smoothie
1/2 can light coconut milk, 1/2 c water, 1 c frozen mango, 3 c raw baby spinach, 1 tsp fresh grated ginger, 1 T fresh mint
1 generous T goji berries, 1/2 c fresh (we went with the organic frozen… it’s February…), 3 large strawberries, 1 c almond milk, 3 c raw baby spinach, T coconut oil, 3 hand fulls of swiss chard
Chocolate Goodness Smoothie
1/2 banana, 1/2 c frozen blueberries, 3 c raw baby spinach, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop VegaOne Chocolate, 2 T raw cocoa powder, 1 c water, handful of ice
Tropical Pineapple Papaya Smoothie
1/2 banana, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 papaya, 1/4 c pineapple (we bought frozen pineapple), 1 T ground flaxseed, 3 c raw baby spinach, 1 T coconut oil, 1 T hemp seeds
Almond and Kale Smoothie
2 c chopped kale, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 1 T soaked raw almonds, 1 pitted date, T coconut oil
1.5 c filtered water, 1 c raw spinach, 1/2 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, 1 small bunch of parsley, 2 cored green apples, 1/2 inch ginger, juice of one lime, 1.5 c ice
Pink Power Smoothie
1 c water or coconut water, 1/2 medium pitted avocado, 2 celery stalks, 1 c frozen strawberries, 1 small beet, 1 juiced lemon, 1 T coconut oil and 4 large ice cubes
We’ll let you know how it went next week!
The Allen Family