Release the Grease 2: Day 3

Day 3! YAHOO!

Eating your vegetables takes on a whole new meaning when you begin juicing. The brilliant colors alone are fascinating to watch as they come through the spout of your juicer.

Here are some health benefits that have been attributed to vegetables you are probably familiar with. These all make for great juice ingredients—how many have you juiced lately?

Note: the following list is certainly not neither exhaustive, and it is not claiming to provide medical advice. The intent is to illustrate the wide spectrum of beneficial nutrients believed to be available in vegetables and vegetable juices.

* Arugula – considered one of the most anti-cancer foods

* Asparagus – a super food, good diuretic, helps regulate blood sugar levels, has folic acid

* Beets, also called beetroot – helps to cleanse the blood and support the liver

* Bell peppers – chromium, lots of phytochemicals with good antioxidant value

* Broccoli – high in vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, promotes health vision

* Cabbage – red cabbage and green cabbage – coats and helps protect colon and digestive system

* Carrots – high amounts of vitamin A, chromium, carotene prevents free-radical damage to the body

* Celery – helps cleanse uric acid from digestive system, very alkalizing

* Chard (aka Swiss chard or silver beet) – vitamin A, potassium, manganese

* Collard greens – calcium protect against colon diseases

* Cucumbers – natural diuretic, good source of silicon, which is good for skin and hair

* Parsnips –  chromium, which regulates metabolism

* Parsley – with high levels of chlorophyll, fights parasites and cleanses the liver

* Radishes – known for opening up the sinuses

* Rutabagas (yellow turnips) – regular consumption helps increase stamina

* Spinach – vitamins A and K, folic acid

* Sweet peppers – vitamins A, B and C

* Sweet potatoes – vitamin A source, beta-carotene, help with arthritis and other types of inflammation

* Tomatoes – lycopene, which provides the red color, is a strong antioxidant

* Turnip greens – vitamin K, calcium, zinc which is associated with lower body fat levels

* Turnip – traditionally used as a remedy to strengthen lung tissue

All rich green vegetables contain some chlorophyll. (Do you remember that term from high school Biology??).   This can help clean our elimination systems, which can then clean our blood and lymph systems.

Chlorophyll can have other positive effects on our bodies as it helps to improve our circulation, relieve inflammatory pain, destroy bacteria and purify our livers.

Because chlorophyll, via green juices, is such a powerful benefactor to our bodies, you should strive to get some green juicing in on a regular basis. Starting out with greens combined with other juices (fruits, milder vegetables) may make it more palatable for you if you are a beginning juicer.

The nice thing about juicing is that by combining fruits and vegetables that contain specific nutrients, you can target certain concerns, like belly fat, urinary tract infections, or high blood pressure.  For Real!

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:  Check out this video by Loren Lockman of the Tanglewood Institute….I like the way he talks about what the optimal diet is and how the body actually heals itself.  This is short…only about 8 mins.  Let me know what you think the optimal diet is.

RELEASE THE GREASE 2: Staying Positive!


Yes, it is!!  Today is your day to kickstart your new life.  I am soooo excited!  For real I am…Im am so ready to release this #$#^$&^%!! Off my body…lol!  Sorry, just being my crazy self….and yes, I am high energy…even in writing.


8 granny smith apples
4 cucumbers
4 stalks of celery
4 – 6 Kale leaves
¼ Lemon (unpeeled) >>>This is going to make your juice nice and strong…if it is too much, then take the peel off.
1” piece of ginger


This should fill up a tall jug…the next thing I do is add water to fill up the gallon.  No more then 1/3 of the bottle.



3 Bananas

1 large scoop of unsweetened Peanut Butter

Almond Milk


Honey to sweeten


This smoothie is good if you need a little more bulk to start you off!

The big thing you have to remember for the next 7 days is that this is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body.  You have to understand this, know this, feel this…and make it your mantra for the next 7 days.  HELL!  For Life!  Make eating and living a healthier lifestyle a MANTRA!  YOUR MANTRA! I firmly believe that saying your affirmations are super empowering…and it’s the only way I can make it through life’s tough situations.  Here are some that I will be using…(have already started)…I have programmed them into my phone so they pop up throughout the day and I say them out loud to the UNIVERSE!! Some of them are months old…I have them on repeat.

Feel free to use these or create your own…Claim exactly what you WANT in this here time!  You can have anything you really want.  Im clear on that!
For tomorrow’s Juice Blend:
1 medium to large Beet
3 Cucumbers
5 Carrots
2 Granny Smith Apples
4 Swiss Chard Leaves
¼ Lime unpeeled

Or Smoothie Blend:

2 Cucumbers

1 Lemon peeled

2 Apples

1 piece of ginger

Honey to taste



Peace and Juice!




Staying positive and determined is the only way to achieve SUCCESS!
Staying positive and determined is the only way to achieve SUCCESS!



Shopping List for 3 Days Worth of Juice:

The listed items below are a suggestion for fruits and veggies to buy for the first 3 days of the feast. The reason why I suggest buying the produce maximum every three days is because if you were to buy all the produce for the full 7 days at once, it probably wouldn’t fit in your refrigerator. Also, the fresher the better and fruit & vegetable prices tend to fluctuate day by day— better to get everything at a good cost. Also after the first 2-3days, you’ll have an idea as to what fruits, veggies and greens you like in your juices and which ones you chose to leave out. It’s very important that you enjoy your juices and that you have a variety of different fruits, veggies and greens to chose from and varied combinations.

Variation is very important!! Make sure you rotate your greens; one day you may make juices out of spinach and kale, the next out of arugula and swiss chard. Keep rotating the greens because greens contain alkaloids that can be poisonous if they build up in your body (the way to avoid any problem is to make sure you aren’t just juicing one type of green, but you make juices out of different greens and you rotate them every day or every few days).

The more fruit you buy the better, especially the fruit that may need a few days to get ripe (melons, mangos, pears, etc.). All the food on this list will last more than 3 days in the refrigerator, so in case you have more than enough for three days, you can continue using the foods for the remainder of the feast. By the 3rd day of the feast, you will know which fruits and greens you like in your juices and it will be easier to shop. If there are certain fruits, veggies & greens you don’t like, you probably wont like their juice either—so don’t buy it!!!

Make sure not to over-shop, you need everything to fit in your refrigerator. If you prefer buying fresh fruit, veggies and greens everyday instead of every 3 days—go ahead, that is great as well!

3 Day Shopping List:
·        6 pounds of Greens
o   (1 pound of greens = 1 head of lettuce, 1bunch of kale or 1 box of spinach)
o   Kale, Spinach, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Red Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Parsley, Green Lettuce, Butter Lettuce, Beet Greens, Dandelion Greens, Nettles, Arugula/Roquette, Lamb’s Quarter, Coriander / Cilantro, Mâche, Baby Greens, Cabbage, Basil, Oregano, Sprouts, Wild Edible Greens, Etc..
·        3 bunches of Celery
·        10 small-medium Cucumbers (or 4 large Cucumbers)
·        1 large bunch of Beets (6 beets or more)
·        10 pounds of Carrots
·        5 Tomatoes
·        1 bunch Green Onions
·        1 Lemon
·        1 Lime
·        12 Apples
·        12 Pears
Fruit—buy a bunch of fruit, whatever you like, that is ripe, in season and good price! (If you are on a budget, you can stick with apples, pears and oranges—just buy more!!) or…
Example 1: 1 Pineapple, 1 Cantaloupe, 1 Watermelon, Grapes
Example 2: 1 Honeydew Melon, 5 Peaches, 5 Nectarines, 10 oranges
Example 3: 1 Watermelon, Strawberries, 12 Oranges, 4 Pomegranates, 5 Nectarines, Pineapple, Cantaloupe Melon, Honey Dew Melon, Watermelon, Oranges, Grapefruit, Plums, Nectarines, Peaches, Grapes, Mango, Pomegranate, Young Thai Coconut, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, etc.

Extra Things You May Need:
If you are going to work every day or leaving your home for an extended amount of time, you will need to prepare your juice to bring with you (example: make juices in the morning for your lunch and afternoon snack). It is therefore important to have glass jars to store it in or plastic bottles. Also a funnel is useful to easily pour the juice into the bottles or jars. If you are making juice to bring to work or on the road with you, make sure not to leave it in a warm place, better to store it in a refrigerator or cooler.