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How to Make Green Juices Taste Delicious

It’s our Magic 3 – and boy are they magical.  It’s amazing just how much they can change the way our taste buds react to the darker green juice combinations.  Even your children will love them, and oh yes, even your reluctant partner in love.

Here is the easiest way to make those dark green juices come alive and taste spectacular!

MAGIC 3

  1. Limes/Lemons
  2. Fresh Mint (Spearmint and Peppermint are the best tasting)
  3. Apples or Pears

TOP GREENS

If you use the following leafy and nutritious greens, then our Magic 3 can work magic on the taste. The TOP Greens, nutrition wise,  not in any specific order are kale, spinach, parsley, swiss chard, collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, broccoli, green and red romaine lettuces and green and red cabbage.

Here is a good example of how to balance out your green drinks. Make your juice combo have these percentages:

  • 80% from any one of the top greens above
  • 10% from apples or pears
  • 10% from lemons or limes

If you leave the peel on the limes and/or lemons, this will make your drink stronger. If your produce is not organic, please never use the skin, but double up on the lime and/or lemons because without the skin, they are not as potent.  So, for example, if you are using 1  lime with skin, we say use 2 limes without the peel.

One Fruit And No More!

We do not recommend adding any other fruit into the green juice combinations because if you add too much fruit,  you will mitigate any real value in absorption of nutrients and the drink becomes much less alkaline.  The whole idea is to absorb nutrients and to receive the benefits of the high alkalinity from these green juices. That’s why we limit the sweetness to only 10% of the drink.  Keep it down to 10% and you’ll be fine, even if you want to add 10% of pineapple as the only sweetener.  I don’t recommend it, but if you must, then just do the 10%.

Mint Can Be A Great Addition

Add as much of the mint into the drinks as you like because they are a leafy herb, rich in nutrients and very low in sugars.  Even the limes or lemons can be extended to 20% if you have to in the beginning, to start to train your taste buds to like the green juices.  But I am asking you not to add too much fruit.  The secret is to add more mint to the drink if you are struggling along with a lime.

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Two Potassium Broth

Today is Day Two of 12 consecutive days of posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. We will also include nutrition and research information to compliment Jay’s choice of fruit and/or vegetable drinks.
Happy Holidays from all of us at JayKordich.com

Day Two – Potassium Broth

- Handful of parsley
- Two or three carrots
- Handful of spinach
- Two or three celery stalks

A recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research demonstrates how a compound found in parsley, when given to rats with breast cancer, caused the development of less tumors and also significant delays in tumor development compared to rats that were not given this compound. It’s called apigenin, commonly found in many plants but more highly concentrated in parsley.

Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the University of Missouri-Columbia’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, gave the substance apigenin to rats with a particular form of breast cancer. Apigenin is not only found in parsley but also lower concentrations in celery, apples, oranges, nuts and other plants.

Some are calling this groundbreaking research because it shows how an easy to obtain, natural substance can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing without the negative impacts associated with drugs and hormone replacement therapies.

Dr. Hyder found apigenin blocked new blood vessel formation and therefore slowed and sometimes totally stopped the development of tumors. “We don’t have specific dosage for humans yet,” Dr. Hyder said in a media statement, “However, it appears that keeping a minimal level of apigenin in the bloodstream is important to delay the onset of breast cancer. It’s probably a good idea to eat a little parsley and some fruit every day to ensure the minimal amount.”

Jay Kordich has been a huge proponent of parsley based on research going back decades, long before all the recent cancer research studies. If you have attended one of Jay’s live seminars over the last 30 or 40 years, you may recall Jay teaching about the power of parsley juice.

Exciting new information was just released. Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a substance in celery called Apigenin that is shown to reduce breast cancer cell progression in their studies with mice. In addition, celery apigenin also shrank existing cancer tumors for even stronger evidence to suggest further research as an alternative to chemotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer.

This is exciting to us juicing fans because we already know how to put concentrated amounts of substances from celery into our bodies by simply running stalks of it through our PowerGrind Pro juicer. Also celery juice is great tasting, especially when mixed with carrot, greens and apple. What could possibly be a simpler way to help insure your protection against cancer?

Apigenin, while most prevalent in celery and parsley, it’s also in many other vegetables and fruits such as apples, beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, grapes, cherries and herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano and peppermint.

Over and over again we see evidence of amazing health giving properties from plants. What Jay Kordich has been saying and teaching us for many decades is confirmed through study after study. If you own a juice machine, start using it on a daily basis to get these nutrient-rich elements into your body.  Don’t Wait.  Start Juicing Today!

Here is Jay making Potassium Broth.

 

Wild Greens ~ How to Juice them and why they are so good for us!

Today we are going to chat briefly about three power packed wild greens that very few people are juicing, nor are they using in their diets, yet these three little greens can seriously help detoxify your kidneys, liver and purify your bloodstream.

Don’t know what these greens are?

Have you ever taken a walk in the park during Springtime and seen wild dandelion leaves and Stinging Nettle leaves growing randomly in the park?  I remember those crazy wild yellow flowers from the Dandelion Greens that seemed to sprout up overnight, and who can ever forget the powerful nettle leaves that sting so badly, it would take 24  hours to get the pain to go away?

Drinking them in tinctures and/or herbal infusions are quite different from juicing them. Just make ‘sure’ you know your greens. This is why we say, purchase them from stores, instead of randomly picking them up in the open fields, parks or forests.

Miraculously these three different greens pack a powerful punch when they are juiced.  And no, the stinging Nettles do not get into your throat when you juice them!  And no, the yellow flowers that accompany them are not suggested for juicing.

How do we find Comfrey, Stinging Nettles and Dandelion Greens?

Most all Farmer’s Markets carry them, and Co-ops have them in the summertime.  Ask your grocer, and ask your farmer’s market people. If they don’t carry them, they will most  likely know where you can go to find them.

What’s the best way to select them?

Dandelion Greens are best picked when they are young. The older the leaves, the more bitter they will taste.  Jay and I love the kinds of Dandelion Greens that have a red stem to them.  They have a bit more iron in them.

Helpful information: Dandelions support digestion, reduce swelling and inflammation, and treat viruses, jaundice, edema, gout, eczema and acne, also aids in liver detoxification and strengthens kidney function.

Comfrey leaves follow the Dandelion Greens as far as picking goes. But if you don’t have them growing in your neighborhood (we don’t really suggest doing this because people use pesticides on their  lawn and also pesticides for spiders) so we suggest buying them from the Health Food Stores, Co-ops and other Farmer’s Markets.

Helpful information: Helps liver detoxification, kidney weakness, abd soothes irritable bowel syndrome and bronchitis.

Stinging Nettles ~ follow the same course. The larger they are, they more bitter they are.  Buy them (wrapped) so that your hands do not touch the leaves.

Helpful information: An effective tonic for gout, weak or overburdened liver/kidneys, nettle is also good for the symptoms of hay fever, scurvy, PMS, and helps heart patients.

Here are some fantastic juice combinations Jay and I have been using for the past six or seven years:

(Just as an FYI….these greens are very potent, and we suggest you start slowly, and don’t drink more than 8 ounces at a time) because you may incur a bit of diarrhea, intestinal cramping or nausea.  This recipe will give you 8 ounces, whereas you can juice this tonic once a day for ten days without having any kind of negative reaction. If you want to amp it up a bit, then double the recipe for one person, 16 ounces.

Wild Dandelion Greens! (recipe for 2)

4 small Dandelion Leaves

6 ribs Celery

1 Lime with skin

1 green Apple

1 cup baby Spinach

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Wild Green Nettles (for 2)

6 small leaves (about 3 inches long) Nettles

1 Green Apple

1 large Cucumber with skin (no wax)

1 Lime with skin

1/2 Beet with its greens

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Wild Comfrey (for 2)**

4 Comfrey Leaves (medium sized)

1 Large Green Apple

1 large Lime with skin

1 large Zucchini

1 cup baby Spinach

**Comfrey cannot be used for women who are pregnant or lactating.