Monday, 9 May 2016

Juice Guru: Transform Your Life by Adding One Juice a Day

Juice Guru
Transform Your Life 
by Adding One Juice a Day
by Steve Prussack & Julie Prussack
Paperback, 240 pages

Lean, healthy, fit, and energetic?!? Count me in! Especially the energetic part. I need that.

I've been living a little healthier lately. Getting up early, walking a few miles after breakfast, eating more fruit...

But if I add juicing to my diet, I can have instant access to a large quantity of vitamins and nutrients all in one glass!

This is probably better than my mid morning chocolate bar craving.

Juice Guru is a comprehensive guide to making one juice a day an integral part of your overall well-being. The book is filled with health and wellness information and a wide variety of delicious and healthy juices you can make at home.

From the Back Flap:

 This book illustrates and explains how just one, well-timed, fresh juice a day can transform health. Going one step further, it helps unravel and apply the science of creating a habit, assuring that juicing becomes easy and enjoyable for life.

A daily juice from these recipes provides boundless energy, a youthful vibrancy, a slimmer figure, sharper focus, improved health and the desire to make healthier and improved food choices in general. The best thing about juicing is that anyone can do it and the results are almost immediate. Using the simple and easy-to-follow protocols in this book is a huge step towards improving every aspect of life without a personality change or altering how your time is spent.

The 100 flavorful, bursting-with-goodness fruit and vegetable juices here are full of nutritious phytonutrients that promote a healthy lifestyle at home, work or play.

This comprehensive book demystifies juicing and helps to remove all the barriers that stand in the way of incorporating this regime for a healthy lifestyle. 


Tropical Turmeric
Makes about 
3 cups (750 mL)

This juice is based on an ancient recipe that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and was used by Rishis and Brahmans as a preparation for worship. It is tangy and slightly sour, with a pungent, satisfying bite. It’s also intensely purifying, in part because of the inclusion of turmeric root. Mangos are loaded with more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including an abundance of provitamin A, beta- and alpha-carotene, and vitamin C. Carotenoids work synergistically with vitamin A to protect your eyes from oxidative damage while protecting your vision.

Tips
To prepare a mango for juicing, cut a small slice from the top and bottom of the fruit to make flat ends. Stand mango upright on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut off on all four sides the flesh surrounding the large seed in the middle. Slide a tablespoon between the skin and meat of the mango to remove the flesh. Cut each slice into halves for juicing.
When peeling lemons for juicing, be sure to leave behind as much white pith as possible. The pith of the lemon contains high concentrations of bioflavonoids such as limonene, which is believed to have anticancer properties.

1 1-inch (2.5 cm) piece turmeric root, peeled and sliced (see Juice Guru’s Tip, below) 1
3 mangoes, quartered, pitted and peeled (see Tips) 3
1 1-inch (2.5 cm) piece peeled     gingerroot 1
2 lemons, peeled and sliced     (see Tips)  2
12 sprigs fresh mint (about 1⁄2 bunch)    12
2 cups    young coconut water    500 mL

1.    Using a juicer, process tumeric, then half each of the mangos, ginger, lemons and mint. Following the same order, repeat with the remaining mangos, ginger, lemon and mint.

2.    Add coconut water and whisk well. Serve immediately.

Juice Guru’s Tip
Slice your turmeric into pieces that your juicer can manage. Turmeric has a deep color that can actually stain the juicer, so be sure to juice it first; then the ingredients that follow can flush out the juicer. We also recommend washing stained parts of your juicer with soap and water right after juicing, to avoid long-lasting discoloration.

Courtesy of Juice Guru: Transform Your Life with One Juice a Day by Steve Prussack & Julie Prussack © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.



Wheatgrass Cleanser

Makes about 
1 cup (250 mL

Sweet and salty, with a slight kick from the ginger, this is a beautifully balanced juice. According to the late Steve “Sproutman” Meyerowitz, wheatgrass juice can be termed “the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth and the blood of all life.” Wheatgrass juice is loaded with chlorophyll and provides a wide range of nutrients. It does, however, pack quite a punch, so you’ll want to introduce this highly nutritious juice into your diet slowly, as we do in this recipe. We include celery and gingerroot to balance the taste. One of the healthiest juices you can drink, wheatgrass is a highly recommended component of successful Daily Juicing.

Tips
To peel gingerroot quickly and easily, simply use the edge of a teaspoon. Scrape it back and forth along the root to remove the skin and reveal the yellow flesh underneath.
While we recommend using fresh wheatgrass juice in this recipe, you’ll also get great results with store-bought frozen organic wheatgrass shots (available in the freezer section of most health food stores). If you are juicing wheatgrass yourself, be sure to do it before juicing the celery and ginger, so it’s ready to whisk in immediately.

1    stalk celery, chopped    1
1    1⁄8-inch (3 mm) piece peeled     gingerroot (see Tips)
2 oz    wheatgrass juice (see Tips, left)    60 mL
1.    Using a juicer, process celery and ginger.
2.    Add wheatgrass juice and whisk well. Serve immediately.

Juice Guru’s Tips
We recommend drinking only 1 cup (250 mL) of this juice per day because of wheatgrass’s incredible vitamin and mineral content. A little is all you need.

Some people find the taste of wheatgrass too sweet, and it can even elicit a gag reflex. If this happens to you, just take it slowly. Once you start consuming wheatgrass on a regular basis (two to three times a week), you will build up a tolerance—as will your taste buds.

Courtesy of Juice Guru: Transform Your Life with One Juice a Day by Steve Prussack & Julie Prussack © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.



Magic Mango Juice

Makes about 
2 cups (500 mL)

Kids adore this delicious blend of sweet and tangy fruit with a slight kick from fresh ginger. Mangos are loaded with more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including an abundance of provitamin A, carotenoids such as beta- and alpha-carotene, and vitamin C. Oranges are also an excellent source of vitamin C, and are great for bolstering children’s immune systems while providing antioxidant protection. Pears provide copper and vitamins C and K.

Tip
To prepare a mango for juicing, cut a small slice from the top and bottom of the fruit to make flat ends. Stand mango upright on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut off on all four sides the flesh surrounding the large seed in the middle. Slide a tablespoon between the skin and meat of the mango to remove the flesh. Cut into halves for juicing.

4    oranges, peeled and quartered    4
1    mango, peeled, quartered and     pitted 1 (see Tip)
1    pear, quartered    1
1    1-inch (2.5 cm) piece peeled gingerroot    1
(see Juice Guru’s Tip, below)

1.    Using a juicer, process half each of the oranges, mango and pear, plus the ginger.

Following the same order, repeat with the remaining oranges, mango and pear. Whisk well and serve immediately.

Juice Guru’s Tip

While some kids love the taste of ginger, others may find it too intense. When introducing ginger to your child, it’s a good idea to start slowly, beginning with about a 1⁄4-inch (0.5 cm) piece. As he or she gets used to the taste, you can increase the quantity.

Courtesy of Juice Guru: Transform Your Life with One Juice a Day by Steve Prussack & Julie Prussack © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.