Juicing

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Raw Veggie Bloody Mary

Raw Veggie Bloody Mary

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Nothing brings an end to the summer quite like a nutrient-packed, vegetable-based Bloody Mary! And the best Bloody Mary begins with a good vegetable cocktail blend. While most tomato juices are made by cooking down tomatoes along with garlic, onions and other flavors, this vegetable cocktail base includes fresh raw veggie juice straight from my favorite juicer –  the Kuvings Whole Slow...

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Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

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I recently had the opportunity to review the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000. I’ve juiced quite a bit over the past several years with my Cusinart 5-Speed Juicer so I was anxious to do a comparison. The product arrived in the mail and I couldn’t wait to use it! As I assembled the juicer with ease, I could not believe how compact the machine was and the small size of the pulp cup surprised me...

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Beet Juice to Improve Cardiovascular Endurance

Beet Juice to Improve Cardiovascular Endurance

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Athletes are turning to beet juice as an ergogenic aid and it certainly doesn’t get any more natural than that! Why beet juice? Beets are a natural source of nitrates which the body can convert to nitrite and later to nitric oxide to enable muscles to utilize oxygen more efficiently. Nitric oxide opens up your blood vessels to lower blood pressure and prevent blockages that lead to stroke...

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The Power of Juicing

The Power of Juicing

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Well Dad’s trip to Chicago was cancelled due to the weather, so no Museum of Science and Industry for me. Oh well. On another note, I’ve been wanting to post about my recent juicing escapades! About a month ago I dusted off my Cuisinart juicer and began to get back into juicing again! I absolutely LOVE fresh juice in the morning, but the hassle of making it and cleaning all of the...

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Deal of the Week: Naked Fruit Juice

Deal of the Week: Naked Fruit Juice

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In case you haven’t noticed, super-couponing has become a major trend this year. Reality TV has led us to believe that super-couponing results in an at-home stockpile of junk food including everything from candy and sugary cereals to cookies and soda. To break away from this myth I wanted to start a “Deal of the Week” post each week to show how you can reap the benefits of super-couponing...

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Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Juice

Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Juice

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Another rainy day in Chicago – or at least that’s how it started. The sun came out just in time for the Bears game, if only we had a grill my Sunday would be complete. Since we’ve moved into our new garden apartment we have been meaning to clean up the backyard and put a small grill out on the patio for football season. Sadly, we haven’t gotten around to it yet. So instead of grilling, I...

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Cuisinart Juicer

Cuisinart Juicer

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Over the weekend I got a juicer for my birthday! I have been wanting a juicer for the longest time, and now just in time for summer I’ve got the Cuisinart 5-Speed Juice Extractor! The Cuisinart 5 Speed Juice Extractor includes a large 3-inch feeding chute, an adjustable anti-drip flow spout, dishwasher safe parts, a pulp collector, and juice pitcher. I celebrated my birthday with a fresh...

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My First Green Monster!

My First Green Monster!

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After jealously drooling over everyone’s Green Monster smoothies I finally had the guts to make my own! I stuck with the very basics: fresh spinach, a frozen banana, and vanilla soymilk. I loaded it all into my Magic Bullet and voila! Suprising REALLY tasty! It made for the perfect dessert to some leftover pasta for dinner. Now that I was finally brave enough to try it, I can’t wait...

Wheatgrass – Can it Cure? 00

Wheatgrass – Can it Cure?

Wheatgrass – Can it Cure?

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For many years, people have turned to wheatgrass as a holistic approach to treating ailments and illnesses. But is there really any truth behind all the talk about the health benefits of wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is simply the young grass of the common wheat plant. It either turned into juice, powder, or tablets for human consumption as a dietary supplement. There have been numerous health claims...