Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Juice Feast Summary

Our beloved Green Star juicer awaiting lots of yummy veggies! I love my Green Star juicer-never waste your money on a juicer that can't juice greens. Here's some info on the Green Star from www.rawfoodworld.com:

Common high impact juicers and blenders destroy large numbers of life giving enzymes in the juice by subjecting them to heat and shock produced by metal cutting blades and high speed centrifugal rotation. With the Greenstar, maximum nutrients and enzymes are retained in the juice. The Greenstar juice extractor minimizes the loss of nutrients through the unique triturating twin gear feature, an impeller press system with powerful, low, (110 RPM) turning speed. It generates virtually no heat, thoroughly crushing and pressing fruits and vegetables, instead of cutting and shredding them into small pieces. The result is more living food per glass of juice.

Surrounding the inner core of magnets is a second level containing bioceramic particles and an outer layer of stainless steel. Bioceramic particles, produced by far-infrared technology, also emit positive ions. Magnets in the Greenstar work in conjunction with these bioceramic particles. The magnets recharge the bioceramic material and the bioceramic material recharges the magnets. Without this recharging, the effect of both the magnets and the bioceramic material each would eventually be diminished.

As the gears are spinning, the magnets and the bioceramic material are each producing more positive ions than can be held in charge by either the magnets or the bioceramic material, so these positive ions go into the juice. These additional positive ions add more vitality and longevity to the juice. GS also incorporates magnetic and far infra-red technology which enables juice made in the Greenstar to be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours without losing its health building benefits. (p.s. I almost always drink my juice within the day I made it.)

My love and I began adding solid foods back to our diet yesterday...yum! I always crave a fresh, crispy apple to crunch on when I am juicing and that was my first treat to welcome us back. It was divine! Yesterday and today, we continued with the juice (in smaller quantity), ate 2 apples, 1 grapefruit and had salad for dinner. We are chewing everything really well and feeling great! I love having my quart of lemon cayenne water first thing in the morning and making fresh juice daily again...we will continue! My hubby is very lean and had always thought he would wither away on juice only, but he was able to maintain the exact same weight! He drank a gallon of juice daily, took it easy and also got some good fresh air and daily exercise. He has thoroughly enjoyed his 1st cleanse! I drank less juice (2-2.5 quarts daily) and released 9 lbs as of yesterday. That feels good and I feel grounded, rather than ravenously re-entering the solid food world. We are deeply enjoying the solid foods we are taking in like children...savoring and exploring the amazement of various flavors and textures-the saltiness of celery and dulse, the crunchy sweetness of a fresh apple, the amazing burst of energy from a grapefruit!


nadine said...

Kelly, I love your blog and sharing so closely with you and Michael on this amazing journey of life. You two are so great and your loving ways vibrate throughout this house! I look forward to each post of your blog, and so enjoy your love-filled entries. Looking forward to a 'yummy' raw dinner on Thursday.
Ma-in-law :)

PS: Shonna is coming for dinner. And so is Greg :)

Lindy Young said...

I LOVE the idea of wrapping the rice paper in nori afterward. I'm going to do it SOON. Thanks

Raw in Montana! said...

Hooray! so good to see you here! The nori is a fab addition-tell me if you love it! michael is dying for it again...so it's on our menu tomorrow night to celebrate his momma's birthday. Love your gorgeous cutie pie in the picture-what is her name? xoxo

Raw in Montana! said...

Thanks ma-in-law...the feelings are mutual. We are blessed and supported in every way and each member of our grandiose family (on all sides) is such a beautiful gift. I really appreciate hearing that you enjoy reading this blog. every once in awhile, I wonder if I am simply writing to myself, which is fabulous as well I suppose! xoxo
Happy Birthday!