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Mean Green Juice with Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro

This is a powerhouse drink that combines antioxidants from high nutrient greens with potassium from celery and apple, bioflavonoids from lemon and the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger.

Mean Green Juice Recipe
6 kale leaves
1 cucumber
2 green apples
4 celery stalks
1/2 lemon with the skin
1/2 inch ginger or to taste

Watch Jay Kordich make this recipe with his PowerGrind Pro juicer

Jay Kordich At Natural Products Expo West

Jay Kordich was proud to be a part of the largest exhibition of natural products in the western United States, Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim California. Back in March of this year, Jay had the opportunity to make fresh juices for thousands of folks as well as speak to many people on a more personal basis. He was able to act as their coach and help them with their juicing and nutrition efforts.

We were fortunate to have a leading health journalist and nutrition advocate, Kimber Mahon interview Jay on the convention floor. They spoke briefly about the Expo in this interview:

The Superfood Power of Beet Juice

Fifty years ago when Jay was studying about juices and their healing powers, one of the juicing masters of that time, Dr. Norman Walker had a great influence on Jay’s understanding of fruits, vegetables and their role on various parts of the body.

One of the vegetables Dr. Walker believed to be powerful was red beets. His studies provided evidence that beets were great for cleansing and rejuvenating the liver. To this day, Jay frequently uses beets in many of his juice combinations.

Through the benefit of years and also recent clinical studies about beets, we now know even more about the benefits, not only for eating beets, but also beet juice. Research now indicates beet juice can improve brain function, especially in older adults. Beets are high in nitrates that stimulate circulation for intestinal health, blood pressure and exercise performance.

In this study daily beet juice consumption was shown to improve blood flow, especially to the frontal lobe of the brain where cognitive function is more critical as we age.

Beets are very easy to add to your own favorite juicing recipes. A great juice combo from Jay and Dr. Walker is The Liver Mover.  1/4 to 1/2 a beet and 2 apples.

Here is Jay using his PowerGrind Pro juicer to make The Liver Mover

Shaun Is Energized And Losing Weight With Juicing

I have been a devoted Jay Kordich follower for over 11 years. When I was 20 one of my friends introduced juicing to me in the Air Force. I bought the Juiceman Jr. and never looked back. I listened to the cassette that came with it and bought his book to know the benefits of everything I was juicing.

After getting out of the Air Force I moved around a lot and I wasn’t juicing as much. I put on about 20 lbs and began to feel thuggish. My wife and I lived in LA and had gym memberships but weren’t motivated to go. We were not happy with our health. I got a job in Hawaii as and air traffic controller, and we sold everything. We got out there and saw how active everybody was and the energy everybody had so I went out and bought another juicer. But not just any juicer I knew it had to be a Juiceman Jr.

We were there for 5 years and juicing anything local from the farmers markets we could get our hands on (mostly organic). I know having one of the most stressful jobs that I needed a boost to keep me active and energized and the Juiceman was the ticket. Over the couple of years I worked out there, I converted quite a few coworkers and their families to a lifestyle of juicing. I let them borrow my old copy of the The Juiceman’s Power Of Juicing and their families loved it. Their teenage kid’s faces cleared up with carrots and green peppers. My wife was losing weight and my coworkers ALL reporting back that they are full of energy, all of us from 30 to 60 years old.

We just moved to Denver in April and once again had to start over, my first purchase was the new Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro. It works great. I’m 31 and in great shape, with the most energy I’ve ever had and dunking a basketball again this year, something I haven’t done since I was 18, (I’m 5’11).

Thanks for everything Jay!

Lifetime devotee,
Shaun. Denver, CO

Juicing For Weight Loss In Her Own Words

I am in my forties, a mom of two – a seven and eleven year old boy and girl. For more than ten years now, I have been brain washed into thinking that after the age of thirty and after having a baby, and worse yet two or more babies, (especially by c-sections like I had) I have to be contented with a fat bulging belly – because this will never go away. I made up my mind to love myself the way I was: This is the acceptable look of a mother in her forties. Wrong!!

I became convinced one morning as I listened to the infomercial, advertising Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro Juicer and all the health benefits of juicing, that I DID NOT have to settle for a body size and look that I DID NOT like! I got out of bed, picked up the phone and made the call, I ordered the juicer. I am happy I did.

I did the three day cleanse/detox as outlined in the book Live Foods Live Bodies. By day three, as promised, my body felt great and alive in a different way; I felt new. I had a colon cleanse that made me feel relieved on the inside: My tummy felt “cleaned out”; it was like emptying a garbage bin – and then the bin is so fresh and clean you just don’t want to put back any trash in it! I cross my heart to this, this is exactly how my inside felt!

The new feeling was so vitalizing I could not stop at the three days cleanse: I continued consuming only juices for a week. OMG!! I lost a whopping twelve pounds, mostly from my gut! I gradually went back to eating regular, but healthy foods as advised by Jay, while I continue juicing everyday.

My face and skin looked younger in less than two weeks! I now have a flat belly. I feel and look so much younger; I feel like I’ve put down an uncomfortable baggage. I have to be buying smaller blouses and jeans, but all that money could never buy the compliments and health I’ve gained from juicing. I now look and feel greater than I have ever been for the past ten years.

Every aspect of my being feels better …emotions, mental alertness… no common colds, no ailment… juicing for me has come as an on-going medicine. I’ll advice the world: CATCH ON TO JUICING! It’s like going back to Eden.

Carol R, Tamarac FL

Migraine Headache Relief

Juicing has totally changed my life!  I met Jay and Linda in Costa Mesa, CA in December of 2011 at a dinner party. I sat next to Linda and she shared with me about juicing. I came home and ordered the Power Grind Pro and decided I was sick of being sick… I had suffered from migraine headaches for 20+ years. This caused a spiral in my health, physical and mental.

I had become depressed because I was in pain every day.  My headaches had gotten worse and more frequent.  I had a headache every day of my life for about 4 years. I couldn’t sleep in my bed because when I would wake up I couldn’t walk and my whole body was in pain. I slept on the couch for about 2 years because it was the only place I could get comfortable. I was overweight and just wanted to sit around and not do much of anything except try and make it through the day.  I was short with my kids and felt tired and angry all the time. Pain will do that to you.  I tried to get motivated and lose weight.  Nothing worked.

After hearing Jay speak and other’s testimonials about how he helped to improve their health when doctors couldn’t, I decided to try the same. I began doing research and read one of Charlotte Gerson’s books. It talked about how Dr. Gerson began his therapy to get rid of his migraines. I started juicing every day and using the recipes in Live Foods Live Bodies. It has totally changed my life.

I have lost almost 50lbs.  I am in the best shape of my life. I have not had a migraine or even a headache since December of 2011. I can now sleep in my own bed and wake up feeling great. I work out almost every day and have started doing triathlons. I completed my first one on Mother’s Day 2012 and plan to do my second one this Saturday. I have so much energy and feel great.

I have been to many doctors, have had epidural injections in my neck, taken lots of medication, spent many days in bed because I couldn’t get rid of the pain.  Juicing has given me my life back!

Maria M, Spring Hill Kansas

How To Make Almond Milk And Peach

One of the best ways to drink fruit juices is with some omega fats from nuts or seeds. This will smooth out the body’s blood sugar reaction to the glucose and fructose in fruits. The PowerGrind Pro juice machine makes it easy to consume fruit juice with nuts because you can make fresh nut milk at the same time you make the fruit juice. Watch our video at the end of this post.

Pick The Best Tasting Peaches
Peaches are packed with nutrition as well as great taste. However purchasing the best tasting ones that are nice and sweet, this can be tricky. Peaches with just a little “give” when you hold them indicates they are perfectly ripe. Produce managers do not like customers squeezing their peaches, with obvious reason, therefore you can use smell to tell quite a lot on it’s own. Put your nose right up next to a peach. If it smells sweet and ripe this indicates loads of flavor.

Minerals And Vitamins especially Potassium
One large peach contains only about 68 calories and is dense with minerals like potassium for healthy blood pressure, iron for red blood cells and natural fluorides for bones and teeth. It contains beta-carotene and vitamin C, E and K plus thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, niacin, folate and pantothenic acid. Looking at the sugar composition, peaches are actually pretty low on the fructose list and about average on the glycemic index and glycemic load scales.

Study Indicates Anti-Aging Benefits
There are significant antioxidant properties associated with peaches. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2009 is showing major antioxidants in peaches including chlorogenic acid, which helps scavenge free radicals to reduce the effects of aging and deter chronic diseases. This antioxidant has also been shown to help prevent cancer and reduce inflammation.

You will also find flavonoids such as lutein, zeaxanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin in peaches. These compounds are indicated to protect against free radicals and have anti-aging properties.

Almonds Shown to Dramatically Lower Blood Sugar
Among the many benefits of almonds, they have been found to have a neutralizing effect on sugar spikes. Information published in the American Journal of Infectious Diseases found that eating almonds had a significant effect on blood glucose. Almonds are packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants and biologically active compounds that lower the risk of many chronic diseases. The study authors said, “The present study has demonstrated that inclusion of 10 g of almonds in diet led to a significant reduction in fasting and post prandial blood glucose levels.”

Watch our video below with Linda Kordich, showing you step by step how to make Almond Milk With Peaches.
Here’s the Recipe:
2- Ripe Peaches
1- cup Almonds, soaked and drained.
1- cup water
1- bunch of red grapes, if needed for added sweetness.
 

 

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.

Can’t Drink Carrot Juice? Here’s some great Substitutes!

We use carrots quite frequently in vegetable juices.  We love carrot juice, but that is not true for everybody. It’s normal to imagine carrots being part of almost every tonic!  However some of us just don’t like to drink carrot juice, yet on the other hand, some are allergic or find carrots to be too sweet because of pancreas troubles, and/or hypoglycemia, diabetes.

Doctors are saying no to fruit juices for those who suffer from blood sugar problems, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water.

We realize this can be an issue for some people, and it’s true, carrots have become hybridized, so much so, that their natural sugar content is much higher.

We have good news!

You don’t have to bypass juicing any longer…..hopefully our substitutions will bring you some help.

Whenever you see a juicing recipe that calls for carrots, we recommend you substitute l large zucchini for approximately 3-4 medium sized carrots.  So if the recipe calls for 10 carrots, use approximately 3 large zucchinis.

Zucchini, in its raw state has a very sweet taste and also juices very well.

Here’s a great TONIC for substituting Carrots with Zucchini:

2 Large Zucchini (Green)

1 Red Delicious Apple

1 Lime with skin

6 Large or 3 Super Large Swiss Chard Leaves

1 Medium Beet with a few of the Beet Greens

(This makes a fantastic, sweet and powerful tonic….one of our personal summertime faves)

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Here’s some interesting facts about Zucchini:

Zucchini Squash is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It’s also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus and Copper, and an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. Usage: Raw in vegetable platters, but especially wonderful, shredded in salads, and used in juices to replace carrots.

Selection: Good-quality zucchini, also known as courgette in the U.K., should be firm, smooth-skinned and small in size. The surface will shiny and dark-green in color. Also, they come as Yellow. These are just as potent, if not more potent than the green Zucchini, because of the bright yellow colours.

Avoid: Avoid product that is soft, wrinkled, blemished or dull in appearance, or has fungus on the skins located on the soft parts of the Zucchini. Large squash will be less tender than smaller product. Zucchini is available year-round, with peaks in late spring and early summer.

Another good substitute for carrots are Cucumbers.

When you see a vegetable juice recipe that calls for carrots, and you don’t have any yellow or green zucchinis around, you can substitute 1 large cucumber for every 5 carrots. Why?  Because cucumbers have more juice in them than zucchinis, plus the English Cucumbers are larger than most cucumbers.  Cucumbers have a nice sweet taste to them as well.

We don’t recommend you using cucumbers that have wax on them. Be careful because some organic cucumbers can and ‘do’ have wax on them.  Try buying the English Cucumbers that are packaged in plastic.  Jay and I buy these frequently, and have found a good organic source where we will, and are confident you too can find them. Since we live in a small town, there shouldn’t be any troubles in finding them. Some organic growers don’t use the plastic to cover them, so just make sure to ask them for the organic English Cucumbers.

Here’s some great information about Cucumbers:

Cucumbers are low in Saturated Fat, awith very little Cholesterol and Sodium. They’re also a good source of Vitamin A, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese, and a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium.  They are also very high in natural mineral water, so when juiced, it easily helps hydrate your skin.

Usage: Salads, Juices!

Selection: Good quality cucumbers are an even dark-green color, firm and relatively thin but can be either long or short.

Storage: Store in containers, either plastic zip lock or in a storage container. Otherwise they develop fungus and wilt.

Avoid: Avoid cucumbers that are soft, yellow or wrinkled on the ends, or especially the ones that have fungus on the skins. Huge fat cucumbers may be full of large seeds and bitter.  That’s why we recommend English Cucumbers. They are not fat, they are slender and yield a superior amount of juice over the seeded, wetter, fatter kinds of cucumbers you get in the grocery store.

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Here’s a great tonic substitution for carrot juice by using Cucumbers:

2 Large Cucumbers (preferably English)

3 cups Spinach

1 Lime with skin or 1 Lemon with skin

1 cup Parsley

2 Red Delicious Apples

1 inch square fresh Ginger Root

(This is a great tonic!  It tastes fantastic, and is a super beautiful green colour. Most people can not even realize how sweet this tonic is, but it’s a fantastic drink for the summertime.)


How to Reach 90….at Full Throttle. My Top 10 Tips!

I will soon be 88 years old, and  as a gift, I thought it may be wise to share some of my successful ways of living with you.  Please send them to your parents or grandparents.

When we age, it’s very easy to get caught up in a rut, staying at home most of the time, feeling like life has passed us by. Tragedies and traumas can get us down, even when we are younger, so these Principles can help anybody, no matter the age.

Since I feel God has blessed me with a passion for teaching people about juicing for over 6 decades now,  I have been able to succeed in reaching an age that I know ALL of us can reach!  May God Bless all of you at all times, and may He help instill these principles into your daily lives.

Here are my top ten tips…..

#1. Change your Diet! Eat an Organic Vegan Diet, and Juice Vegetables Daily, (up to 2 quarts per day) and eat Fruits in Season.  This is probably the most important change you can make because it will help keep you vital, and open to change, just by virtue of these juices flowing through your body daily.

#2. Take Organic Superfood Supplements: Chlorella, Wheatgrass Juice, Barley Greens, Supergreen Powders Daily

#3. Take Cat Naps ~ Yes!  Take a 20 to 30 minute cat nap daily.  You can even do this at work. Even if you have to go to your car during lunch break, it’s that important.

#4.  Exercise! 30 minute daily exercises are a must.  Even if it’s a brisk walk. Getting in the outdoors is crucial, every single day.  Trips to the gym are ok, but remember fresh air is priceless.  Our lungs need it.

#5. Serve Others Daily. Find a way to help someone who is older or younger who is in need of help.  Even if it’s a short note to someone who is hurting, or someone you can visit.  Serving others selflessly keeps us connected as a large human family.

#6. Drink Water! Drink lots of purified water.  I drink steam distilled water because I get my organic minerals from my vegetable juices.  I recommend 6 glasses a day.

#7. Create Goals. As we age sometimes we lose focus and/or forget what brings passion into our lives.  When we reach some of these goals, it keeps us mentally fit and optimistic.

#8. Forgiveness. We must forgive the past, no matter how much it impacted our lives.  If we don’t forgive, it’s like walking forward with our head turned behind us.  There is no healthy future when we are tied to the past. Let Go and Let God bring you the gifts that are waiting for you when you forgive.

#9. Overcome your Limitations! Overcoming our own inner fears is crucial to living a long healthy life.  Once you get past these fears, you will feel a surge of incredible energy.  It takes daily effort, but as you overcome each little fear, they become easier and easier to conquer.

#10. Throw out the Negativity. Never ever let negative thoughts enter your mind. Once you let them in, they grow like a cancer.  The key to keeping optimistic is to substitute them for a loving or exciting thought.