Release the Grease 2: Day 5 – Juicing vs Blending

The Great Debate:

Juicing vs Blending
Juices vs Smoothies

Last Release the Grease we had, we told folks who had a blender that they couldnt participate.  Because this is a REAL Juice Cleanse.  So lots of people who wanted to join in on the healing had to bow out because they thought that they had something with their little Nutribullet or Vitamix.  I think what gets me the most is that even though these are great tools, for some reason people keep calling the product of using these units  – JUICES.  They are not Juices. And I really want to know where that wrong information is coming from.

This time around we said, to hell with it….folks want to get healthy!  So let them!  So we have a whole nother group of people who are juicing or blending or doing both.  Because at the end of the day, getting healthier is getting healthier.  So let’s look at the differences between the two so we can understand better. If you are bored someday and want to stir up some trouble, walk up to a juicing friend and tell him that you bought a new blender so you can make juices, too. Then look out!

Die-hard juicers are adamant that “juicing” refers only to creating juices in a juice extractor appliance. In fact, juicers who favor the centrifugal machine (lowest priced and most common) will even take sides with owners of pricier “auger” machines when they have to defend against the blender/smoothie/Vitamix™ crowd.
Smoothie aficionados seem to have  more of an open-door policy. They are often amused at the strict juicing rules and have two questions for juicers:
* Why are you wasting all of that good fibrous pulp?
* What do you do about getting enough protein?
So what distinguishes a juice from a smoothie? Asked another way: what is the difference between juicing and blending?
The ingredients
Smoothies and juices are both made from raw vegetables, leafy greens, or fruit.
* Organic fruit and vegetables are washed and added to the machine for both methods.
     * Non-organic produce must be peeled first.
     * Frozen ingredients are acceptable.
* Certain soft seeds (melon, tomato, papaya) are allowed into a juicer, which would pulverize them.
     * Seeds are normally not included in smoothies.
* Liquids such as milk, water or yogurt are added to smoothies.
     * Very rarely, coconut water is added to juice, after extraction.
* Supplements like protein powder or chia seeds are put into the smoothie mix.
     * Juicerians would never allow this.

The machine

Manual citrus squeezers exist, as do electric blending wands, but most juicing and blending takes place in electrical counter-top appliances.
* Blenders can be bought for as little $19 at discount stores.
* Juicers start at around $50 and can go for an much as $2500.
* Deluxe blenders that can even blend soup start around $400.
* Blenders are simple to clean after use. The base of the carafe unscrews so the blades can be washed.
     * Juicers take a little more work to clean. The stainless steel mesh screen must be scrubbed, the pulp catcher needs to be rinsed or cleaned, and the feeder chute and main bowl and pitcher need to be washed.
The method
* For smoothies, everything can be added all at once to the blender.
     * The operator can choose between settings (puree, whip, mix).
     *  Liquid can be trickled in through an opening in the top to better control consistency.
* For juices, the produce must be fed through the top and pushed down into the machine.
     * This can be a slow process.
* All output from the blender is consumable immediately.
     * The juicer separates water and nutrients (juice) from fibrous pulp. The pulp can be discarded or used for baking or frozen for future smoothies.
Do some households own both types of machines, a juicer as well as a blender? Absolutely! In fact, there are some recipes that call for extracting juice and then continuing by adding the juice with ingredients in a blender.
Go experiment if you have two machines. But for goodness’s sake, just don’t call a smoothie a juice!
How is day 5 going?  Well, its Saturday!  So Let’s finish this off with a BANG!

Peace and Love

Skai
http://www.skaijuice.com

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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!

 

   

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