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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make Juice, Not War

We found our quick staple juice that we groove on here to be Kris Carr's Make Juice, Not War Green Juice, with a little bit of adaptation. The juice we've been making consists of:

(all organic of course)
cucumbers
head of Romaine (hearts)
big stalks of celery
lemon
bosc pears
big knob of ginger, we like it spicy here!
(if we have kale stems hanging out we put them in too)

In Crazy Sexy Diet Kris explains what produce to begin with on your juicing journey to get your digestive system used to it, she's right, it rocks and we love it! 

ready to juice

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juicing

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the glorious green goodness.  I am extra excited to wake up for this in the morning!

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just plain pretty, yes?

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have you all been loving the delish bell peppers and blueberries in the stores lately?  This has been a common snack for me on the go to school and work.  Organic red, yellow, or orange peppers, blueberries, raw soaked and dehydrated almonds, organic and fair trade dark chocolate, and organic raisins.  Good fuel!

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Last night I went to a screening of Forks Over Knives with two good girlfriends/wellness warriors.  We had a great time and I loved the show.  I am excited to take the hubby and my parents when it opens in May this year.  It will be running in a few of the big theatres across the country, that is so very exciting. 

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Rip Esselstyn, Kerry Saunders, and two Michigan firefighters that have taken the Engine 2 Challenge hosted a panel discussion after the screening.  I recognized Kerry Saunder's name when they announced it, but didn't know why, until they said she writes a column for VegNews ;)  I didn't know that she's a Michigander though.  Rip Esselstyn is the author of The Engine 2 Diet and the son of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn who is in much of the movie.  Rip is vibrant and strong.  We loved the KALE shirt he was rockin! 

(sorry for the not so great pics, one of these days I'll start taking more than my PNS around again)

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Whole Foods is a sponsor of the screenings.  They provided refreshments before the show.  Raw veggie trays, kale butter, hummus, bread, and drinks.

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The kale butter was yummy, think we'll have to play with making that at home.  I've been having a sort of craving for hummus lately so I happily ate that up too ;) 

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Whole Foods had swag bags on the theatre seats, awesome!  We received a reuseble little bag, a Larabar, can of Eden beans, coupon for a free bunch of organic greens, and the Whole Deal flyer.  These will enable us to complete a 'beans and greens for bones' meal.  That was Dr. Saunder's and Rip's answer for an audience question about getting calcium on a vegan diet. 

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Highlights of the night for me were:

* the show was sold out so that meant we were surrounded with like minded folks, or at least curious ones.
*eating refreshments where I didn't have to read ingredients (...even though I did )
*seeing two strong vibrant doctors in their 70s actively living life on a plant strong diet (along with a cast of others)
*Gene Baur was in the movie for a minute =)
* learning that there is a husband and wife MD team that treats their patients primarily with a whole foods plant based diet.  Hippocrates would be proud.  (they're in LA)
*hearing so much dialogue first hand about plant based diets in Michigan
*seeing and listening to strong proud vegan men
* and of course hanging out with two fab girls!

I made a big batch of organic raw tahini for dressings and to maybe satisfy this hummus craving I have ;) 

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A question for you juicers-  Do you peel your lemons or no?

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