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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!


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


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.

Feel Great Right Away with the Jay Kordich Seminar Program

Live Foods Live Bodies ProgramHave you ever wanted to attend Jay and Linda Kordich’s juicing and healthy foods seminar? With the Live Foods Live Bodies Program you can do just that without ever having to leave your home. This comprehensive nutrition education multimedia package includes 5 audio CDs, 2 DVDs and the book that brings it all together, Live Foods Live Bodies.

[For the next two weeks we are offering this complete seminar package at a savings of over $40. Go to the bottom of this post for details and your link to order.]

BOOK: Live Foods Live Bodies. 240 page Hard Cover Full Color

The book, Live Foods Live BodiesJay Kordich has been teaching people about the power of fresh juice and raw foods for over 60 years. Co-written with his wife Linda, this book goes beyond juicing and into a whole new level of information. It takes you from breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, cleansing programs, preparation and cooking techniques, to creating your own LIVING KITCHEN.

An elegant full color coffee table-style book with over 240 pages packed with the valuable nutritional information. It is hardcover with a special hand sewn ribbon inside used as a bookmark, with a glossy full color book jacket outside.

Food And Juicing Recipes from the Live Foods Live Bodies book

Inside This Book:

  • A LONG LIFE quiz to see how you stand right now
  • A simple and quick, three-day cleansing diet for WEIGHT-LOSS and MORE ENERGY.
  • Jay’s most requested healing recipes which contain the top POWER FOODS.
  • Linda’s great tasting recipes…these are the meals that Jay eats everyday.

Do you want more energy and vitality? Do you want to live disease free into your 80s, 90s and even 100s? Do you want to learn how to create great tasting, healthy meals and and fresh juices, all with the life force Jay talks about? It’s all here in LIVE FOODS, LIVE BODIES.

DVD Power Of Living FoodsDVD: The Power of Living Foods

Discover the man behind the juicer! Jay takes you on a journey that is memorable and truly entertaining. Learn about Jay’s past, his bout with cancer and his incredible success teaching millions of Americans about the power of juicing. In this inspiring film you’ll learn:

  • Information about the HEALING POWER OF LIVING FOODS
  • The Juicing and Food recipes Jay recommends for BEST HEALTH AND VITALITY
  • The importance of ENZYMES FOR LONG LIFE
  • Fun and healthy MOTIVATION to keep on you juicing.

This is incredible knowledge and experience only Jay Kordich can provide. Now 89 years old, he shares his SECRETS TO LONG LIFE AND VITALITY with you and your family.

Beautifully shot in Hawaii
LENGTH: 60 minutes

DVD A Passion For JuiceDVD: A Passion For Juice

This DVD takes us into the kitchen with Jay. He’s motivates and teaches you correct juicing methods in an easy to follow, step by step approach like only Jay can do. Jay shares his over 60 years of juicing and nutrition knowledge, revealing his TOP 12 HEALING JUICE REMEDIES in this information-packed, one hour DVD. This program is a must for anybody wanting to learn:

  • How fresh juices can help you LIVE LONGER
  • The REJUVENATING POWERS of juice therapy
  • Why JUICE COMBINATIONS are better than single juices
  • What JUICES JAY DRINKS daily and when
  • Much, Much more!

“Understanding juice therapy can change your life, helping you to live longer and live better!” says Jay. “This is why I made this DVD.” Jay is brilliant in this DVD; energetic, knowledgeable and inspiring.

Beautifully shot in Hawaii
LENGTH: 60 minutes

Audio CD Live Foods Live BodiesCD: Live Foods Live Bodies

Are you wondering what we mean by “Live Foods Live Bodies”? LIVE FOODS, LIVE BODIES refers to the NATURAL HEALING and RESTORATIVE POWERS “locked” inside raw foods. When we say “Live Foods Live Bodies” we are talking about consuming a large portion of your daily diet as live foods, like fresh juices, salads and fruits. Cooked food is “dead food”. Linda Kordich shares with you her 30 years of experience preparing healthy, living food meals, for her husband Jay and their two sons, John and Jayson. In this CD you’ll learn:

  • How to build your own “Living Kitchen”
  • Simple techniques and recipies for preparing LIVING MEALS.
  • How cooking destroys the “Life-Force” of food.
  • The secret to ENZYMES, why we all need them, and how they will help you LIVE LONGER.

This CD will change the way you think about your current diet and inspire you to eat more living foods. “It’s where all your vital life-force comes from,” says Jay. Use Linda’s 30 years of experience as a NATURAL FOODS chef to help start your journey towards Living longer and better!

LENGTH: 45 minutes
Author: Jay Kordich & Linda Kordich

Audio CD How I Beat The OddsCD: My Life Story — How I Beat The Odds

Journey with Jay as he tells us his remarkable and memorable life story. As a young man confronted with a life-threatening illness, he decided not to opt for surgery, but moved to New York City to learn how to get well by studying under the famed Dr. Max Gerson. Jay learned the HEALING POWERS of fresh raw juices. Two years later, he was vital, fit and ready to teach all who would listen. Follow Jay as he relates all the interesting people, places and events he has experienced during his exciting and colorful life. Highly ENTERTAINING and MOTIVATING! On this CD Jay talks about:

  • Dr. Max Gerson’s therapy
  • Dr. Norman Walker, juice pioneer
  • Juicing with President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Meet the sports figures and celebrities Jay has influenced with his message

Through all the ups and downs of spreading the message of fresh raw juices Jay was somehow able to keep moving forward. If you were ever down, depressed or unmotivated, this CD will truly change your life. “Never give up, even when nobody believes in you,” says Jay Kordich.

LENGTH: 45 minutes
Author: Jay Kordich

Audio CD How To Live To Be 100 Disease FreeCD: How to Live to be 100

Do you believe you can live to be 100? Jay is a healthy and active 89 years old and well on his way! Jay Kordich reveals all his secrets. Jay will share with you:

  • 10 most important tips for living a vital, healthy, DISEASE FREE LIFE
  • How he has the ENERGY to stay active, even at 89
  • What keeps Jay YOUTHFUL in both MIND and BODY
  • Jay’s personal diet for LONG LIFE, knowledge gained from over half a century of study

Jay tells us living to be 100 years old is a path he’s been on for many years. Now you have the chance to learn how he’s living his life and put that knowledge to work for yourself and those you love.

Author: Jay Kordich

Audio CD The 20 Best And Worst FoodsCD: The 20 Foods — Best and Worst

This CD takes you on a journey through the best and worst foods you’ll likely find on the shelves at your nearest grocery store. Jay and Linda Kordich present valuable information from their research and experience. You’ll hear from Jay and Linda:

  • The hidden danger of most cooking oils … the benefits of essential oils, know the difference
  • Foods you’ve never heard of that can help you LIVE LONGER
  • 20 foods to avoid in your diet, that can harm your health
  • Undiscovered foods that are powerful, 20 foods you need to add to your diet right away

There is a lot of confusion out there. Discover what foods are REALLY HEALTHY and which or not. Jay has been studying these foods and products for more than half a century. The simple yet revealing information on this CD will change your life for the better!

LENGTH: 45 minutes
Author: Jay Kordich

Audio CD The Power Of GreensCD: The Power of Greens

Did you know that on average, people eat eight hundred pounds of animal products every year, yet they consume only two pounds of raw green plants of any kind? Jay believes that when people become educated about the HEALING POWERS OF RAW GREEN FOODS, they will consume them voraciously every single day. That is his mission, to spread the word of how important raw greens can be to your health and longevity. In this CD Jay shares with you:

  • Secrets to consuming more greens on a daily basis
  • GREAT TASTING salads that are fun easy to make
  • The best GREEN JUICE RECIPES and combinations
  • The IMMUNE BOOSTING powers of raw greens
  • Why green foods are essential if you want to LIVE LONGER

“Greens,” Jay Kordich says, “are THE MOST IMPORTANT FOODS on planet earth. There would be absolutely no life on earth, if not for the green of the plant.” This information is important for you and your family’s health and it’s delivered in Jay’s own entertaining style. If you didn’t want to eat or juice greens before, you will change your mind after listening to this CD.

LENGTH: 45 minutes
Author: Jay Kordich


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Pumpkin Pie Almond Spice Drink

Here’s a recipe that uses pumpkin in the form of fresh juice, yes I said juice.  We juice fresh pumpkin, add requisite sweetness with apples, add fresh almond milk for creaminess and soaked spices to round out the flavor. Umm Good!

It seems like everywhere you turn another food item is adding pumpkin to it’s name and some amount of pumpkin taste, if not actual pumpkin. What we wanted to accomplish with this recipe was a drink with the taste of pumpkin pie and also deliver a nutritional punch unmatched in pumpkin pie itself.

 Give Your Body A Boost with Powerful Pumpkin

You may not be aware of the powerful pumpkin when it comes to nutritional value. It’s chocked full of beneficial nutrients like vitamin A in the form of carotenoids that the body converts to the usable form. It provides anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer effects that boost immune response, is great for eye health and slows the aging process. Vitamin C for immune support, tissue growth and repair. Minerals like potassium for calming blood pressure, magnesium for teeth, bones, heart health and more.

Almond Milk In One Easy Step with the PowerGrind Pro

Of course almonds are also of great benefit to the body and the Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro is the only juice machine that can make almond milk in one easy step. Simply add soaked nuts and water at the same time you are juicing the rest of the ingredients. Almonds are packed full of vitamin E, B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium plus protein and high in monounsaturated fats that helps lower inflammation.

Watch Linda Kordich make our tasty fall recipe, Pumpkin Pie Almond Spice Drink. Let us know what you think of this recipe in the comments section below the video.

Ginger Found To Inhibit Breast Cancer Cells

More good news about plants for prevention and treatment of disease. A recent study published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology has shown ginger to inhibit growth of breast cancer cells, while simultaneously not prohibiting the growth of health cells nearby. As we know, this behavior is not typical of conventional cancer treatments and it’s one of the reasons this research is exciting.

Breast Cancer Cells Killed Using Ginger

The study terms can get pretty arcane, but here goes some of the quotes from the research:
Ginger treatment suppressed the proliferation and colony formation in breast cancer cell lines, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231. Meanwhile, it did not significantly affect viability of nontumorigenic normal mammary epithelial cell line (MCF-10A). Treatment of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 with ginger resulted in sequences of events marked by apoptosis, accompanied by loss of cell viability, chromatin condensation, DNA fragmentation, activation of caspase 3, and cleavage of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase.

Still with me?  I know it’s technical stuff and if you read even more of the study, you very clearly understand that the scientists had discovered something important. The properties of ginger had shown ability to selectively kill cancer cells while not significantly affecting the non-tumor cells. This anti-cancer activity was positive enough that the scientists made this statement:
These findings suggest that the ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas.

No Need To Wait For More Studies. Juice Ginger Now!

Of course more studies are coming. More universities and researchers will be looking into these new findings and expanding on them. In the mean time the rest of us have the ability to use this information right now, every day when we make juice with our Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro juicer by simply adding 1/4 to 1/2 inch slice of fresh ginger root to whatever juice combo we are making.

Don’t own your own juice machine?  Grate some fresh ginger root into your salads and over that nice piece of grilled salmon you might be enjoying in tonight’s dinner.  There is no need to wait for more research. Enjoy the benefits of these health giving plants right now!

Check out the video below with Linda Kordich as she makes a very tasty smoothie recipe that uses ginger and also Jay’s Complete Protein powder. We call it The Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie.

The Healing Power of Green Juice

BLOOD TONICS…..Are YOU Blood deficient? have you ever had your blood drawn and looked at through a microscope? You will see something quite interesting. Either your red blood cells are plump, round and healthy, or they are distorted, full of parasites or they are not well oxygenated. I am sharing some of the MOST successful green tonics that WILL bring the oxygen back to your blood cells and restore them, creating plump, round, healthy and vibrant. THIS tonic is VERY special. Please try to drink it at least 3 times a week, and daily if you have deficient blood.

(for 2 ~ Organic only)

6 ALFALFA Leaves, fresh
1 SPINACH, (1 cup, packed)
1 PARSLEY, (1 cup, packed)
1 CUCUMBER (unwaxed, English)
6 CELERY (6 ribs from the stalk)
6 DANDELION (leaves)
1 LIME (large with skin)

This is one of the most powerful, super low glycemic TONICS you can take for your blood. We have seen miracles in people’s bloodwork in just weeks. Please SHARE THIS INFORMATION! It is crucial we share this with everyone. Jay  Remember, that the human blood is almost identical to the blood of the green plant.

Healthy Kidneys

Our Kidneys are quite important….it is our filterating system and if it becomes infected or congested, bladder troubles, urinary tract infections and serious problems can arise.  Yet we don’t really speak much about how to take care of our kidneys, so we thought we would write a short blog about what we have studied in these past three decades on how to take good care of our Kidneys. First and foremost let us say that freshly made, organic Cranberry, or Watermelon juices are some of our favourites.  Combined with other fruits helps make them even more important such as combining the Cranberries with the Apples. More on this below. ** The ingredients in these juices help keep our kidneys in good functioning order and working at their optimum.
Also, certain foods we eat can greatly impact the health and overall longevity of our kidneys.  Foods such as flour, either white or wheat, sugar, crackers, red or white meats can greatly harm our kidneys from functioning successfully.  Millions of Americans were eating high protein, flesh food diets to drop weight but they didn’t realize their kidneys were being negatively impacted by the high protein, no fiber foods.  That would include macrobiotic diets as well.   They don’t recommend drinking much water…and our kidneys NEED a flow of water to keep them buoyant, and functioning at their optimum, yet drinking vegetable juices and/or purified water is important, drinking liquids all at once can harm them as well, so try to stretch your liquid intake throughout the day.
**Cranberry Juice
This spectacular berry helps support our kidneys, mostly due to its highly acidic juice. Its acid can help prevent kidney stones from developing. Cranberries contain a chemical called polymer and it is the polymer in cranberries that is responsible for increasing the acidity of your urine as well as helping prevent bacteria from growing.  We don’t recommend drinking the juice cooked, processed or riddled with sugar. You can purchase fresh Cranberries usually from October through February.  Remember, Organic only!
Here’s a great recipe we have been using for many decades:
Cranberry-Apple (Our Pink Flush!)
2 Cups Organic Cranberries (fresh)
2 Organic Red Delicious Apples
Alternate in between juicing the Cranberries with the Apples so that the thick Cranberries get flushed through properly.
Here’s a great tonic we use in the summertime when Watermelon’s are at their peak.
1 small, Organic Watermelon
Directions: Cut into long strips, using the entire Watermelon.
According to a 1995 Harvard University study, watermelon contains a lot of potassium, which is very helpful in cleaning or washing off the toxic deposits in the kidneys. It is also helpful in reducing the concentration of uric acid in the blood.
Watermelon also has a high water content that induces frequent urination, which is also helpful for cleansing the kidneys. Its antioxidants help ensure good kidney health.


Do you have BREAKFAST Confusion? My friends, please try to think outside of the box….because I have learned that eating the traditional way of American breakfasts is one of the main reasons WHY we are diabetic in this (ironically) rich Country of ours!! ! I can’t tell you how many people have asked me throughout the years what I recommend for breakfast.  There is NO possible way could I possibly eat sugared breakfasts like waffles, pancakes, or even cereal. Eating this old fashioned way will not bring you longevity. Here is what I eat about three times a week…..and the answer may shock you….

I eat Salads for breakfast. Yes, I do.

I eat a big green salad sometimes with some protein in the salad. I call them my POWER BREAKFASTS. Here’s a great salad that I love to eat ALL ORGANIC….in the Fall/Winter mornings:
1 cup Organic Pecans
1 cup Spinach
1 large Avocado
1 cup shredded Green Cabbage
1/2 cup Cranberries or Raisins
1 cup Quinoa (red or black is my favorite)
1 cup Broccoli
1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds
1 or 2 LIMES (juiced)

Mix it all together and enjoy! During the Spring/Summertime I usually eat salads three times a week in the mornings and then use the rest of the week to drink green smoothies.When it becomes hotter in the spring/summertime remove so many of the nuts and replace with summertime veggies such as cucumber, celery, jicima, with also adding more spring lettuces.

Coloring our Juices!

COLOR in your Juice?

To stay vitally healthy….being cognizant of adding concentrated vibrant color in our diet and in our juices is quite important.  Linda and I juice by color….and we suggest that this tonic will light up your brain cells for optimum memory and on top of that, it helps reduce cancer risk.

Here’s my TONIC to do JUST this!!

1 cup Purple (with seeds please) Grapes
2 cups Blueberries or Blackberries
2 Plums (de-seeded)
1 or 2 Bartlett Pears

Now that’s Brain Power!..Please never forget the power of concentrated COLOR in your foods.  Don’t care for fresh fruit juices?  Here’s another TONIC that is derived from the powerhouse PURPLE cabbage.  It even looks like a brain.  Amazing how Nature is so illustrious and creative.

2 cups Purple Cabbage
2 dark Red (Delicious) Apples ***
1/2 Beet with 2 of its beetroot leaves

*** If you do not juice apples for blood sugar/glycemic reasons, you can substitute 1 large cucumber for 2 apples.

No Energy in the Mornings? Here’s our solution……

by Jay Kordich on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:17pm ·

Caffeine addicted but….love coffee? Yes, it’s a huge LOVE/HATE addiction. Caffeine will alter your liver and gallbladder’s ability to function normally. It is also highly ACIDIC. I have been witnessing this addiction in people for over 60 years. Coffee drinker’s trademarks are: Yellowing skin, dark spots on skin, dry, brittle nails and pre-mature aging and deep wrinkles on the face. Drinking coffee/caffeine also puts a huge strain on our nervous system, furthering our inability to feel relaxed. Caffeine is a real drug, with long standing withdrawls…..but there is an easy way OUT of this addiction. Here are our suggestions which many people have told us in the past really works and only takes 10 days!

#1. Upon arising, go on a 15 brisk minute WALK in the morning outside for 10 days.

#2. Make 16 ounces of fresh DARK BLACK GRAPE JUICE (Riber) are the best, and juice them with their ‘seeds’. Only dark grapes. This will give you a tremendous amount of instant energy.

#3. Don’t eat any other foods until lunchtime. This will keep your brain’s blood in your brain, instead of your stomach as it’s being called upon to digest heavier foods. *

#4. Drink lots of water throughout the day, at least 64 ounces of purified (preferably highly alkaline water).

#5. When you come home from work, make a soothing supergreen tonic. **

#6. You WILL encounter headaches. This will pass in 48 hours or less.  Within 5 days, you will not encounter any more pain, but you will feel sluggish for another 7 days. But this sluggishness will diminish everyday you stay away from the sodas, black tea or coffee.  Trust in this process!

Within 10 days, you will have overcome your addiction to caffeine and now you will well be on your way to becoming more and more attracted to fresh, organic, green juices, wheatgrass juices and living foods that will enhance your natural energy even more. Coffee WILL and DOES deaden your tastebuds, furthering the downhill addictions to more sugary, acidic foods, and also attracting you to alcohol to help you get ‘down’ from the highs caffeine takes you into.

*If you are sugar sensitive, you can substitute the Dark Grape Tonic with fresh Grapefruit Juice (peel the skin and leave lots of the white pulp).  Add some fresh ginger root to this tonic (approximately 1/2 inch).  Juice 2 grapefruits this way (preferably Ruby Red Grapefruit) and then add the ginger root in between juicing.  If you don’t  like Grapefruit (which is quite low in sugars), you can juice fresh Blueberries.  These two fruits are low in sugars (glycemic index) unless you are diabetic. If you are diabetic, we suggest you consult your physician.

**Here’s my Supergreen Energy Tonic: (this can also be substituted instead of the Dark Grapes for breakfast, or you can juice the grapes one day, then the next day, use this tonic (below).

Jay’s Anti-Caffeine Energy Tonic

6 Ribs Celery

1 Cup Spinach

1 Cup Dandelion Greens

1 Cup Parsley

3 Green Apples (or Red Delicious)

1 large Unwaxed Cucumber

1 small or 2 large Limes with skin

(please all organic!)

Drink 24 to 36 ounces of this tonic daily for two solid weeks.

The first few days you may feel nauseated and headachy and

your bowels may be loose, but this will go away in 24 to 48 hours.

You may LOVE coffee…but it does not love you!

My Most Recent Juicing Demonstration

Recently I was in Florida with Paul Nison, who was kind enough to invite us to speak in West Palm Beach, Florida.  I spoke about the importance of living LIFE first, naturally.  No chemicals in your foods, no artificial ingredients in foods, or artificial colors in your foods.  Please always read labels, and especially, if you have allergies, or your children have allergies this is of the utmost importance.

I also spoke about the importance of eating fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, legumes and herbs.  Fresh!  Juice everyday and surround yourself with salads by making your main meals out of large green salads.

I hope you enjoy the video. I dedicate it to you.

And just remember, I know that we cannot live

forever, but my deepest goal is to live my life as

healthily and joyfully as possible.  It’s our responsibility

to take care of ourselves to the best of our ability, and

to help our children  understand this virtue as well.

All the best to you!

Jay Kordich