Release the Grease 2: Day 4

Hey There…I know folks are waning…I have been here before.. its getting difficult.  No, its not!  Mind over matter…stay with me.  STEADY>>>>>

We got into a nice conversation about choosing a juicer last night…so here are some thoughts about how to pick the right one:

Electric Juicers: How to Choose the Right One for You
Electric juice extractors, also known simply as juicers, are necessary for juicing. Unless you are simply hand-squeezing citrus juices, you need an electrical appliance that can extract juice and separate it from the pulp of fruits and vegetables.
Juicers come in three different styles. Depending upon your juicing plans and your budget, you can spend anywhere from $100 to $2000 on a juicer.
As you read through the features and benefits of the three primary styles, try to envision how a new juicer will fit into your lifestyle. Remember that an unused juicer does no one any good, so be realistic in your plans, especially if it involves a major shift in your meal planning routines.
1. Centrifugal Juicer
Most widely seen on television and the internet, this basic style can be had for between $100 and $200. Obviously the low entry price is attractive to more people.
The centrifugal juicer does a decent job of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables. It is less efficient at extracting juice from leafy greens like kale and chard.
This model has a spinning blade in a mesh basket. It shreds the produce and juice is extracted. Through centrifugal force, the thin juice is forced into a pitcher and the leftover pulp is sent into a separate container.
Critics complain that the pulp generated through this method is “too wet.” You can overcome this by easily running the pulp through the machine a second time to extract more juice and micronutrients.
Pros: fast, inexpensive, simple to clean up
Cons: somewhat inefficient, produces heat which kills micronutrients
1. Single-gear Juicer
With prices in the $200 – $400 range, this juicer is ideal for someone seriously interested in a “green juice” lifestyle.
It has a large spiral gear that slowly crushes the fruits and vegetables to squeeze out juice. It works well on leafy greens and wheatgrass, which a centrifugal juicer cannot handle at all.
Pros: affordable, greater juice yield, causes less oxidation (nutrient loss)
Cons: not practical for fruit juicing, takes up more space on the counter-top
1. Twin-gear Juicer
A good-quality twin-gear juicer will run anywhere from $400 to $1500 or more. The juice yield is best with these styles, and the nutrient value is the highest, too.
The twin-gear juicer can handle all kinds of produce, including wheatgrass and herbs. Its 2-step juicing process first pulverizes the produce between two stainless steel gears before it presses the juice. This process yields the most juice with the least amount of waste.
This machine operates more slowly than the others, and remember that you need to be standing there feeding it the produce as it processes.
Pros: best juice extraction, least amount of foam, preserves best quality of micronutrients
Cons: slow, expensive, complex clean-up
Lifestyle Considerations to Consider
* Space – can you fit one more appliance in your kitchen?
* Time – do you have time in the mornings, or after work, to prepare the fruits and veggies for juicing?
* Budget
* Juicer itself – how much can you afford to spend?
* Raw produce – your grocery spending will be much higher in the beginning
There is a juicer for everyone. Careful planning before you shop can save you from many regrets.  This is my juicer and I LOVE it!  http://amzn.to/11NLN8h

This is my juicer!
This is my juicer!

STAY STRONG!

This is EASY!

Love and More LOVE!

Skai the Juice Chef

Peace!

RELEASE THE GREASE 2: Staying Positive!

HOLA!  TODO BIEN!

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.

 

JUICE BLEND
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.

 

SMOOTHIE BLEND

3 Bananas

1 large scoop of unsweetened Peanut Butter

Almond Milk

Ice

Honey to sweeten

 

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

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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.
·        I AM DISCIPLINED AND HEALTHY!
·        MY BODY IS SUPER PERFECT!
·        THIS JUICE CLEANSE IS AMAZING AND IT IS WORKING!
·        RELEASE THE GREASE!
·        TODAY IS AN INCREDIBLE DAY!
·        SUCCESS, PROSPERITY, AND ABUNDANCE HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY INTO MY LIFE!
·        I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR MY HEALTH!
·        MY LIFE IS MAGICAL AND I AM GRATEFUL!
·        I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR MY CHILDREN!
·        I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY HUSBAND!

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

Ice
BE PREPARED!

 

Peace and Juice!

 

Skai

http://www.skaijuice.com

 

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

 

   

Skai’s 7 day Juice and Smoothie Cleanse: DAY ONE!

Peace and Love Yall!

Today is your big day…Today is when you make your real commitment.  Today is the day to let go of it all!  And jump all the way IN!  Today is the day when you get all ready to JUICE or BLEND…get your mind right so you can get your body right!  Also, and this is very huge…this is the day when you should let go of ALL COOKED FOODS…all chewing…all eating…and all oils too!  So today, begins seven days of all in! Juicers UNITE!  Smoothies are great too!  This will help you transition easier too. Your detox wont be so harsh if you ease into your cleanse.

Speaking of detox, listen to THIS!
Wake up early on this morning so you can juice early in the AM!  Personally, I prefer to make one large container of juice for the majority of the day.  Its easier to make.  So for your first morning Juice:
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.

Juices and Smoothies...that's it this week!
Juices and Smoothies…that’s it this week!

Let me know how this works out for you!
Also, I will post all the emails that have gone out thus far on my blog so you can easily access for future perusal: www.paradisewellness.wordpress.com   Its important to be ACTIVE!!  Do you have your juicer, did you do your shopping for 3 days, are you ready?  Feel free to email me with any questions, concerns or comments.  Your success is mine!  By the way, Im doing this program because I need it too!
Word is Life!

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:  Reply to Skai: Are you ready?  Really…talk to me!!!

Peace!

Skai

What you are going to need to do this 7 Day Juice Cleanse:

1.      The first thing you are going to need is money.  Now although my support program is going to be all FREE…in order for you to actually do the juicing at home you are going to need to be able to purchase your own produce.  I know you knew this…but you will be amazed at the questions I get.  So Im just being super clear here.  Folks have asked me where they can pick up their free juices ….OK! You are most likely going to need about $10 – $20 dollars a day.  The difference depends on whether you purchase all organic or partial organic produce.

2.      A decent juicer or a decent blender.  It doesn’t have to be the super elite model of whatever brand for $400…but you need something that will separate the liquid from the fiber and pulp. If you don’t have one you can borrow one from a friend.  I bet anything, that you have a friend somewhere over the rainbow that has a juicer they are not using …for at least 10 days.  Get on the phone….make some calls.  If you are in a purchasing mood…then here are my top 3 selections for juicers that you can still order and receive before the cleanse begins…you would need to order them today!!

JUICER RECOMMENDATIONS:
They are all Breville models…my favorite juicer brand. This one is the smallest and most affordable.  For only $100 you can get a simple juicer that actually works.  I have personally used this one…and started here:  http://amzn.to/13lWy3S

This one is the mid-grade one…it was featured on the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”…Did you see that movie yet?  HOMEWORK!!!  You must see it!  Let me know about that too!  This one costs a bit more…but I have been using this one for over 2 years:  http://amzn.to/13lX0yZ

And this one is the big dog…I have also recently purchased this…gave the mid-grade one to my daughter.  I personally like this one because everything is stainless steel.  Mucho importante, because I am rough and parts to wear and break.  Of course, its a bit more pricey:  http://amzn.to/11NLN8h

 

BLENDER RECOMMENDATIONS:

The King of the Road… THE VITAMIX, this is going to cost you about as much as a new real appliance.  Well, it is! Nothing compares to it! : http://amzn.to/15RPdqO

Affordable Ninja Master:  http://amzn.to/1aenjwZ

Only $15!!  I have used this before and it works wonderful! : http://amzn.to/1cUxyYe

3.      A jar of coconut oil. Yes, part of this cleanse is going to incorporate OIL PULLING. Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic healing system that cleans out the yuckies that have accumulated in your mouth over night while your body is doing its night work.  You know that thing you have called morning breath. That is the scent of yucky that is going on in your system and the best thing to do is remove it completely out of your body.  Yucky is my term for germs, toxins, bacteria, food…and any other thing that does not belong.  Get the jar of coconut oil from a health food store or Costco and I will explain how to do this.  Its very simple and only takes about 15 mins of your morning.

4.      A good source for obtaining your produce. This is key.  Best bet is you are going to possibly have at least two places.  Keep it simple.  Driving all over town to get produce to juice is not going to really be efficient. The place I recommend getting your produce from is number one…The Farmer’s Market in your area.  Hopefully you have one.  However the thing about farmer’s markets is that they are very seasonally based.  I was just at the market in Baltimore the other day and they had plenty of green leafy veggies, but very little fruit. The only fruit they had was apples and berries.  Which of course are amazing…but you really need more variety.  So have another option for shopping.

5.      Electricity for your juicer…this should be basic. So you cant go
camping on the Juice Cleanse.  Unless you have a hand held juicer…and if you do I would really like to see a picture of that..since I live on an island where the power goes out frequently!

6.      Your Why!…which is your motivation for you to complete 10 days on an all juice program….Super important.

7.      Containers to store your juice…preferably glass jars.  However you can use those eco-plastic containers too if you already have them.

8.      Somewhere to store your juice during the day while you are out or at work.  If you have a fridge at work….perfect.  If not, you are going to need to walk with a cooler with a frozen pack in it.
I believe this list is complete.  Can you think of anything else you would need?

RELEASE THE GREASE AGAIN! Aug 20 – 26

Release the Grease AGAIN!
Release the Grease AGAIN!

Hey There!  We are about to do another Juice Cleanse.  We are gonna start on Aug 20 and go for just one week this time.  Also, this time we are going to included not only pure juicing but pure blending too, because last time we did it…some folks couldn’t participate because they didn’t have a juicer but they did have a blender.  Frankly, there is very little difference between the two.  First of all, you are eating (drinking) the same thing…the only big difference is that with juicing you are removing the pulp out..and with blending you still have the fiber within which is pulverized to smithereens which is what we call  with pre-digested.

Pre-digested?  Basically that means that the blender did the chewing for you.  As you know, digestion starts in the mouth.  And we are supposed to chew our food till it’s like puree (or a smoothie) but who really does that.  I for sure don’t.  Now this is not to say that we should just be consuming only blended foods…we have teeth for a reason…but for the sake of our one week cleanse.  We can let our teeth so what they like to do…SHINE!

So, I you are interested in participating in the juice cleanse coming up this Aug, please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/Bc9e9

This list will be sent out pretty much daily with recipes and tips while we are doing the cleanse.  Also, if you are interested in joining our PRIVATE support network where folks are engaged in actively supporting one another then you must join by purchasing my book:  http://amzn.to/13BDrQe

Once you get it email it to me:  skaijuicepr@gmail.com with I GOT THE BOOK, SKAI!  And I will send you your private link into the group!  By the way, its hosted on FB!!  Also, when the cleanse is over the entry into this group is going up to $29…WHY?  Because this group is such an awesome forum, the people involved, the information shared, and the fact that I am creating amazing cooking classes (Vegan cooked and Raw) that will be featured for free in this group for you guys to be the first to review and learn.

So, we hope to see you there!  And let us know if you are going to be a part of our cleanse. We would love to see you in the MOVEMENT!  YAHOO!

Skai Juice

http://www.skaijuice.com