September 26, 2013

Did you know about OTV's JUICE SHARE?

2 bunches of kale, a pound of spinach, romaine lettuce, golden beets with tops, 2 pounds of juicing carrots, 2 cucumbers, ginger, pineapple, red grapes, new crop Gala apples and Jonagold apples! 
This box is ready for juicing, ORDER HERE !

Did you know?.... how to best absorb ORGANIC juice nutrients...  tips for JUICE :)
1. Most studies show that drinking juice in the morning (on an empty stomach and alone) is the most beneficial time of day to have fresh juice. The nutrients will be absorbed more easily and it doesn't have other food to interfere with your body's cleansing. Juice is mostly for cleansing.

2. Fruit juice is the best in the morning hours.

3. Drinking juice in the evening or anytime is still beneficial. The benefits of juicing still remain no matter what time of day you drink it. But the morning is the best!

Follow these two general rules when drinking juice:

1) Juice is best drunk alone in fruit only combinations in the morning hours. Wait at least 10 minutes before having food.

2) If drinking juice with a meal later on in the day, be sure to drink slowly and swoosh it around your mouth to get the digestive enzymes going.

A delicate Fennel snack!

 Fennel & Chia raw Crackers!

What you need....
  • 3 bulbs of fennel
  • 4 apples
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 handful of dill
  • 1 1/2 cups dry chia seed
How to make RAW fennel CRACKERS....
  1. Juice the fennel, apple, lemon and tomato. Transfer this to a blender with the garlic and salt, then blend on full speed.
  2. Once the garlic has been blended in, add the dill and blend on a lower setting to break up the dill without blending it all into one color, so the specks of green still show through. This will give a more attractive cracker in the end.
  3. In a bowl, combine the blended mixture with the chia and let that sit for 30 minutes. It will thicken up as the chia seeds go much more gelatinous. It’s better to juice all the ingredients as we’ve done here and soak the chia, rather than just blend all the ingredients up, as you might do with flax crackers, because too much fiber in chia crackers will stop them from crisping up.
  4.  Spread this mixture as thinly as possible over two nonstick dehydrator sheets, covering the whole sheets.
  5. Dehydrate for 4 hours at 115 degrees F and then remove the nonstick sheet, transferring to a cutting board. Cut the crackers to the desired shape and size, which is easier at this stage, now they have been drying for 4 hours.
  6. Return the individual crackers to the dehydrator, just on a mesh sheet, and continue to dehydrate at 115 degrees F for 14 hours.
  7. Store for up to a week in a sealed container. If they go a little soft, they can be crisped up again in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for a few hours.

Get to know your BEETS!


Cleansing BRIGHT beet juice
1 bunch parsley
2 lemons
1 large chunk ginger
2 apples (or more for extra sweetness)
1 cucumber
2 large beets
bunch of beet tops (leafs and stems)
Cold press in a juicer , Enjoy & feel the benefits!  

Juice the whole beets: roots plus greens tops. The greens contain most of the healthy minerals and vitamins.

Did you know?
Hippocrates - the father of medicine - advocated the use of beet leaves as binding for wounds. From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety of conditions, especially illnesses relating to digestion and the blood.