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Raw Juices and Smoothies

Dim the lights.  Cue orchestra.  Raise the curtain. It’s SHOWTIME!  I’m thrilled to announce the premiere of Super Green Juice, the first of more than 20 new raw food videos I’ll be uploading to my YouTube channel in the weeks to come.

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When I talk to people about raw food breakfast drinks, I realize there’s a lot of confusion between smoothies and juices and which appliances you need to make them.  Are you confused?  If so, I hope this post and my Green Juice demonstration video will help demystify things for you.

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Smoothies are great for people who are rushed and don’t have time to linger over a sit-down breakfast.  I know because I’m one of them!  And the truth is that if you have time to drink a cup of coffee, you have time to enjoy one of the nutritious smoothies that I demonstrate in this video.

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Nut milk is an important raw food ingredient that can be used in many ways, including on last week’s raw granola.  My demonstration video Raw Almond Milk and Other Advance Preparation for Raw Food Recipes Made Easy shows you how to create this useful non-dairy milk in advance so that it’s always ready to use in a recipe.

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The food and drinks we enjoy at holiday time have a nasty way of staying with us long after the holidays are over.  One of the most annoying carryovers is water weight.  It makes you feel bloated and puffy and sluggish.  Interestingly, one way to lose water weight is to drink more water.  It takes 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses of fluid per day to flush whatever it is in your system that is making you retain water.  

Another way to introduce more water into your system is with the food you eat.  Raw foods can help you lose that water weight naturally.  Celery in particular can be helpful.  It’s rich in potassium and sodium, which is essential to maintain your body’s fluid balance.  And celery stimulates urine production, causing the elimination of fluid from the body.

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