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BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM SMOOTHIE / PUDDING

November 15, 2012

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

This is a Vitamin C packed smoothie that is delicious everyday of the year, but that will particularly boost your immune system as the Autumn sets in and the days get gloomier and colder.

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are native to China. If you don’t know goji berries yet, I am confident that once you discover them you will fall in love with them and will be adding them to everything, sweet and savoury, and struggling to keep your hands out of the bag, as they taste so good …

They look like little bright red raisins, but not as sweet and have a taste faintly reminiscent of pink bubble gum …

Said to increase longevity, goji berries are one of the richest sources of vitamin C on the planet – a handful when you are getting a cold could be just enough to make you well again – and probably the richest source of beta-carotene.

They contain all of the essential amino acids, as well as B vitamins, trace minerals and polysaccharides. Polysaccharides have been found to fortify the immune system.

Keep things simple and super sweet and couple goji with Vitamin C rich oranges.

If you want some of grapefruit’s goodness but you are not too keen on the bitter taste, use as little of the white part of the rind as possible.

If you do like the slight bitterness of grapefruit and the lovely tanginess of lemon, add them to have a full spectrum citrus goodness.

If you do use grapefruit, eat right away for a smoothie consistency. If allowed to stand, your smoothie will set, due to the pectin from the grapefuit rind (also rich in citrus bioflavonoids).

Add anti-viral and anti bacterial ginger and turmeric and you get a super hero that will help you ward off colds.

For 2 (about 3 cups immune booster smoothie) :

2 oranges

2 pink grapefruits (if not using, just subsitute with 3 extra oranges)

1 lemon

1/4 cup goji berries

1 small piece (1 inch / 2,5 cm) piece fresh ginger root

1 small piece (1 inch / 2,5 cm) piece fresh turmeric root

Wash and prepare your citrus fruits by quartering them and removing the skin. Put the citrus flesh and everything else in the blender and blend until super smooth.

Eat right away if you are in the mood or a smoothie or allow to set to a beautiful pudding.

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© 2012 RAW FOOD ETC Want to look good and feel great by including more RAW FOOD into your diet ? Get FREE healthy raw food recipes, articles and tips from https://rawfoodetc.wordpress.com/ 

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QUICK RAW SPROUTS MUESLI BREAKFAST

October 9, 2012

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Did you know you could eat your sprouts for breakfast and start the day with a nutrition boost ?

I don’t know why this one took me so long. I always associating sprouts to savoury salads, soups and wraps.

Sprouts are easy to digest and are rich in all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins and phytochemicals necessary for a germinating plant to grow. Sprouts contain these nutrients in a highly bio available and concentrated form. It can’t be bad to have these amazing little wonders for breakfast too !

For 2 :

2 kiwis

1 pear

2 dozens grapes

or a total of about 2 cups of fresh seasonal and organic fruits or berries of your choice or even frozen

2 handfuls clover sprouts

about 1 tbsp activated sunflower seeds (soaked to start sprouting, then dehydrated)

about 1 tbsp chopped hazelnuts

about 1 tbsp buckwheaties (sprouted, then dehydrated buckwheat groats)

about 1 tbsp dessicated coconut chips

a few Thompson raisins

1 cup almond milk

Wash and prepare the fruits : chop the pear and the kiwi into small bite-size pieces, slice the raisins in half and divide into 2 cute breakfast bowls. Add the sprouts. Top with sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, buckwheaties, coconut chips and raisins. Serve with almond milk.

Would you like to use this article on your blog, website or in your newsletter ? You are welcome to do so, as long as you include the following text with it :

© 2012 RAW FOOD ETC Want to look good and feel great by including more RAW FOOD into your diet ? Get FREE healthy raw food recipes, articles and tips from https://rawfoodetc.wordpress.com/ 

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HOT GREEN JUICE

September 7, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Today’s green juice had metabolism booster red hot chilli.

  

For a little under 1 litre of juice :

1 cucumber

1 head fennel

1 head bok choi

1 small bunch fresh parsley

1 lemon

1 piece fresh ginger root

1/2 to 1 red chilli (hot !) optional – remove seeds

Would you like to use this article on your blog, website or in your newsletter ? You are welcome to do so, as long as you include the following text with it :

© 2012 RAW FOOD ETC Want to look good and feel great by including more RAW FOOD into your diet ? Get FREE healthy raw food recipes, articles and tips from https://rawfoodetc.wordpress.com/

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