Thursday, June 13, 2013

If you like Pina Colada...

try this pudding recipe...

Ingredients (2 servings):
8oz coconut meat (I use Exotic Super foods, this is 1/2 a bag)
3/4 of a large pineapple (the rest for garish & eating, reserve the core for juice)
coconut water to facilitate blending

Step #1: Blend all in high powered blender, pour into glasses or bowls and garish with extra pineapple.  Blends to a beautiful soft yellow color.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Juice, Juice, more Juice!

A couple of months ago, I decided to do a juice fast.  My main juices where typical green juices, but since I was drinking so much per day, I wanted more variety and some options that yielded a lot of juice in a short amount of time.
Please note, there is a BIG difference between a juicer and a blender.  Blenders use the whole vegetable/fruit (nothing left as scrap) while juicers leave pulp behind.  All the recipes below have been made using a juicer.  Currently, I own the OmegaVert.  You could probably use a good blender to make some of the following, but I could not say what the results would be.  I am going to place a ** next to those I think may work for blenders.

Happy juicing.

**Minty Watermelon - nice and refreshing and yields a lot of juice (approx. 72 oz):
1 baby watermelon
1 cucumber
1 lime (skin removed depending on your juicer)
handful of fresh mint
(I actually drank this over  a 2 day period since I did not want that much watermelon juice (it was a happy surprise how much this yielded!).  Make this to share or you can cut the recipe in half)

Grapefruit/Fennel Delight (approx. 24-32oz pending size of produce):
2 grapefruits (skin removed)
1 small/medium fennel with fronds (or 1/2 large bulb)
half to whole 5oz box of spinach (optional)

Fennel/Apple Combo:
1 Fennel Bulb & fronds
2 granny smith apples

**Cool Sweet Cucumber (approx. 12-16oz):
1 large cucumber
1 pineapple core (I save the core when I eat pineapple, use within a day)
handful mint
Option 1: Add spinach
Option 2: Add snowpea shoots
**I would use pineapple chunks instead of core if using blender

Carrot Apple Juice as Base:
You can use carrot & apple alone, or use a few variations
2 granny smith apples
4 extra large carrots (or around 2 - 2.5 lbs)
Option 1: Add knob of ginger (peeled)
Option 2: Add 1 whole celery bunch or heart
Option 3: Add 1 whole celery bunch and 1 knob ginger
Option 4: Add 1 small beet