HEALTH RITES

by Kathy

Green Smoothies...

 GINGER TEA -- IN A CLASS BY ITSELF!

 Ginger is an anti-inflammatory food, kills viruses and bacteria, fungi, can ease chronic pain, sooth digestion, and on and on!  I like to make a quart at a time.  Put a quart of water in your blender or Vita-mix, 3 inches of root (use 1 inch or a little more for each serving), about 1/3 teaspoon of sea salt and stevia to taste.  Blend.  Strain and serve hot or cold.

 KATHY’S FAVORITE GREEN

 SMOOTHIE (1 serving)

Wash greens:   1 full cup greens such as 6 dandelion leaves and      1 large kale leaf stripped from stem

(You can substitute other greens:  spinach, chard, some parsley, mustard, collard—but make them raw!)

1 heaping tablespoon frozen Dole pineapple concentrate

½ inch slice fresh ginger

1 cup kefir  OR 1 cup water

2 ice cubes

(Add stevia to taste if you want it sweeter)

BLEND just long enough to liquefy

 Greens alkalinize the body.  Dandelion cleanses the liver.  Pineapple juice contains the enzyme bromalain.  Ginger is an antiviral, antibacterial agent.  Kefir contains at least 10 strains of probiotics.  Stevia helps regulate blood sugar.  A refreshing, health-building and protecting drink.

 

 GINGER TEA  (1 serving) (not really a

smoothie, but a tea)

 You can drink this hot or cold

1 cup (for hot tea) OR 8-10 oz. (for cold drink)

1 inch slice of fresh ginger

Heat if you want it hot, but try not to boil it.

Blend—if you’re making a cold drink, blend with a couple of ice cubes; then pour it over ice.

Add stevia to taste.

(Optional:  some mint leaves; also, if you don’t like the ginger fiber, you can strain it)

 Drink ginger tea if you’re coming down with a cold, the flu, sinus infection, etc.  I drink it often as a preventative!

 

GREEN SMOOTHIES:  [These ideas

came from the internet]

The Base. What will you use for your liquid base? I use sometimes a nut milk like almond milk, water or herbal tea from the night before.

1.    Superfoods of any and all types. I like to use sea vegetables like powdered Kelp and Dulse. I also like MSM, Maca, bee pollen, flax oil, Spirulina, camu camu berries. You get the idea. The idea is to use whatever you want here (or nothing if you don't have them!) and whatever you think tastes good.

2.    Greens of any type. I like collard greens, spinach, dark green salad lettuce, parsley, sometimes small amounts of cabbage, kale etc. You get the idea.

3.    Fruits. I try to keep it to a minimum. The less sugar the better. Stronger flavored fruits are good here. Bananas work best for masking flavor, although they are the least healthy for you. A small slice of lemon helps to hide the flavor of greens too. Oranges are particularly strong too (make sure all fruit has seeds in them). I usually use about two pieces of fruit.

4.    The Healthy Fats. According to The Sunfood Diet Success System and the Sunfood Triangle outlined there, it's good to have some raw fats with sugars to slow their absorption into your bloodstream. Basically so you don't get a sugar high.   I like to use about a half of an
avocado. That seems to work for me. Plus the fats make it more filling and allow you to be able to go longer until your next meal.

5.    Sugars. I like to use an extra "sugar" in case the greens are too strong. I throw a pack of stevia in there just to help for flavor.

6.    Frozen Fruits. I usually throw in some good frozen berries in at the very end and this adds so much to the flavor and look. The idea here is to add in whatever berries you have on hand. I like to go to the market and buy bags of organic frozen blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and blackberries.

Putting it all together :
Now this sounds like a lot but it's really quite easy and doesn't take that much time. I usually drink it on the way to work. So if you factor in the time that it might take you to make french toast AND sit and eat it, it's probably about the same amount of time.

Imagine the difference in your body and health doing this for breakfast for 20 years as opposed to eating bacon and eggs? So here's how I make my greens and superfoods smoothie:

- Pour the base into your blender and put your greens and superfoods into it. Blend all of that up really good.

- Put your soft fruit into the blender and your avocado and blend again.

- Then put your frozen berries into the blender (watch your green smoothie turn purple!) and blend for the last time.

- You’re done! Pour it into your favorite cup and you’re out the door.

Some quick tips:

1.    Make sure not to drink it too fast. There is a lot of fiber in the green drink and you don't want to overwhelm your system. They will usually last a few days in the refrigerator too. The fiber in the smoothie helps to keep the nutrients nice and intact, unlike green juices, which must be drunk right away.

2.    Start out with a small amount of greens and work your way up. I started out with 90% fruit, 10% greens! Now I'm at about 40% greens or more. Your taste buds change over time. Be patient but be relentless.

3.    Remove the spines of the big leafed vegetables like collard greens, kale etc. as they are very bitter.

4.    Blend in stages.The reason I blend in 3 stages is so I don't have to leave the blender on for a long time as this will oxidize your green smoothie. I prefer to blend more often for less amounts of time to reduce oxidation and heat friction.

Green Smoothies For Beginners

 

Basic Balance

Victoria Boutenko
1 mango
1 cup kale
1 cup water
Yields 1 quart

 Rocket Fuel Smoothie

Victoria Boutenko
2 cups green or red seedless grapes
3 golden kiwis, peeled
1 ripe orange, peeled, seeds removed
1 small leaf of aloe vera, with skin
5 leaves red leaf lettuce
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

Party in Your Mouth Green Smoothie

              by  Sergei Boutenko
1 small pineapple, cored
1 large mango, peeled
½ head romaine lettuce
½ inch fresh ginger root
Yields 2 quarts

 

Morning Zing Smoothie

          by Victoria Boutenko
4:½ bunch dandelion greens
2 stalks celery
½ inch fresh gingerroot
2 peaches
½ pineapple
Yields 2 quarts

Parsley Passion Smoothie

     by Sergei Boutenko
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 cucumber, peeled
1 Fuji apple
1 ripe banana
1–2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

 

Savory Green Smoothies and

Soups

 Mediterranean Soup

Victoria Boutenko
3 cups spinach
3 stalks celery
1 sprig oregano
1 sprig thyme
1 red bell pepper
1 large avocado
1 cucumber
1 jalapeño pepper
1 lime, juiced
2 cups water
Enjoy with dulse leaves or flakes.
Yields 3 quarts

Soup Gazpacho

             by Victoria Boutenko
3 leaves kale, stems removed
1 bunch basil
3 large tomatoes
2 stalks celery
1 red bell pepper
1 large avocado
1 lime, juiced
1 cup water
2 cups love
Yields 2 quarts

Thai Soup

     by Sergei Boutenko
2 cucumbers
1 large avocado
1 lime, juiced
3 cloves garlic
6 leaves curly kale, stems removed
½ teaspoon dried turmeric powder
½ inch fresh gingerroot
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

Cucumber Dill-icious Soup

      by Valya Boutenko
2 cucumbers
½ bunch dill
1 large avocado
5 leaves dinosaur kale, stems removed
2 stalks celery
1 lime, juiced
3 cloves garlic
Yields 2 quarts

Green Puddings

 

Kent Mango Bliss

Victoria Boutenko
2 Kent mangoes
1 bunch chard, stems removed
1 pear
1 banana
Serve with kiwi.
Yields 3 cups

Green Pudding

                   by Victoria Boutenko
1 bunch fresh parsley
5 grape leaves
½ pineapple
1 Abbot pear
1 orange, peeled
1 cup water
Yields 2 cups

Persimmon Pudding

               by Victoria Boutenko
3 fuyu persimmons, peeled, seeds removed
3 cups baby spinach
1 ripe banana
Yields 2 cups

The Pear-fect Smoothie

            By Katya
2 d’Anjou pears
7 leaves purple kale, stems removed
1 leaf aloe vera
1 banana
Yields 2 cups

Applesauce

Valya Boutenko
4 apples
1 banana
1 head romaine lettuce
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups water
Yields 3 cups

Victoria’s Favorite Dark Green

                 by Victoria Boutenko
1 bunch dandelion greens
4 Roma tomatoes
3 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

Heavy Metals Be Gone

                 by Valya Boutenko
1 bunch cilantro
2 cups stinging nettles
1 bunch fresh parsley
3 stalks celery
1 lemon, juiced
2 mangoes
2 cups apple juice
Yields 2 quarts

 

 Green Smoothie Monster

       by Victoria Boutenko
4 leaves kale, stems removed
4 leaves chard, stems removed
½ bunch fresh parsley
1 leaf aloe vera
½ bunch dandelion greens
3 pears
1 banana
3 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

Dark Green Love

                   by Victoria Boutenko
1 bunch dandelion greens
1 medium cucumber
3 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

  

Green Smoothies for

 Adventurous Souls

 

  by o
3 cups wild purslane
1 small watermelon
3 limes, juiced
Yields 2 quarts

Revitalizing Energizer Smoothie

        by Victoria Boutenko
6 young grape leaves (they contain resveratrol, which triggers longevity genes)
3 leaves dinosaur kale, stems removed
2 mangoes
1 pint strawberries
2 cups orange juice
Yields 1 quart

 

Summer Splendor Smoothie

                    by Sergei Boutenko
4 leaves chard, stems removed
3 stalks celery
1 head fresh parsley
6 apricots
3 peaches
½ vanilla bean
Yields 2 quarts

“Bitter Delight” Cocktail

                          by Victoria Boutenko
1 large leaf aloe vera, with skin
4 leaves chard, stems removed
3 cups chickweed
1 banana
1 peach
1 pear
Yields 1 quart

Green Smoothies for Children

 

Miner’s Lettuce Smoothie

                      by Sergei Boutenko
3 cups wild crafted miner’s lettuce (wild edible)
2 ripe pears
½ pint blueberries
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

Coco-Tango

                        by Sergei Boutenko
Thai coconut, meat and water
5 leaves kale, stems removed
2 nectarines
2 peaches
1 mango
Yields 2 quarts

The Laughing Gorilla

                  by Valya Boutenko
½ head romaine lettuce
2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
2 oranges, peeled, seeds removed
1 mango
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts
Warning: consumption of smoothie may result in spontaneously occurring, extremely contagious gorilla laughter

 

 Emerald Applesauce

Aletha Nowitzky
4:5 apples
1 bunch fresh parsley
½ inch fresh ginger root
Yields 3 cups

 

 

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