Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Step 4 in your Raw Food Journey: Drink Your Greens

Don't skip this step. Greens are very healing. If you are sick, don't have chicken soup. Drink your greens. Below are quotes from experts:

-From The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore: Chlorophyll is the blood of the is condensed solar energy. Chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus and the lungs. It is a tonic which, considering its stimulating properties, cannot be compared with any other.
-From Your Right to Be Beautiful by Tonya Zavasta: Our blood is very similar to green juice. The main difference between a molecule of chlorophyll in green juice and a molecule of hemoglobin in the blood is the central atom. Hemoglobin, the protein that makes our blood red, has iron as its central atom. Chlorophyll, the protein that makes plants green, has magnesium at its center.

-From Heal Thyself by Queen Afua: Chlorophyll detoxes and rejuvenates tissues, cells, blood, arteries, and nerves. The more we consume chlorophyll, in the form of eating green leaves like salad and herbs as well as green veggie juices and wheatgrass, the healthier our skin, hair, and bones, the purer our thoughts, and the more harmonious and healthy our relationships will be. Chlorophyll consumption brings heaven on earth...I would go so far as to say that if a community, a country, or even the world consumes chlorophyll consistently, we would see an end to world famine, dis-ease and war.

Someone asked me about a Green Lemonade recipe. It is from the book The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose.
1 head romaine lettuce or celery (I use a few leaves of romaine)
5 to 6 stalks kale
1 to 2 apples as needed for sweetness
1 lemon - don't need to peel it
1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger (optional)
Press the veggies through the juicer and drink. The lemon cuts out the "green taste" people try to avoid.

I know that I feel so much better drinking my green juice or green smoothies in the morning. I would also recommend reading Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. Her website is


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