It’s going to be a great day! I’m so excited to share with you one of my all time favorite green juice recipes! Today’s breakfast is a meal replacer which is a mix of green juice called the Lemon Ginger Blast and Gorilla Milk. I’ll show you how to make the green juice first and then the Gorilla Milk.
One of my favorite raw food advocates is Dan Mcdonald. Some of you may already know him from his videos on YouTube. I’ll be doing a post on him soon with some of my favorite Liferegenerator recipes. He’s changed so much over the years and has become so much more professional making his own raw food DVD’s and selling raw food essentials. It’s because of Dan that I found this recipe in the first place. He was doing a segment with Lou Corona, another raw food advocate who’s been eating raw food for years and repaired his body by eating nothing but raw food. The video’s included here are Lou’s from YouTube of a Mom’s in Charge Class that he performed. Afterwards, you can see how I make this recipe…
LEMON GINGER BLAST
There are many different recipes out there which alternate ingredients. I find myself modifying it to fit what I have on hand. It’s always green, but you may find that you want to omit something. Today I’m going to use Kale. Next time I may use Dandelion greens. It doesn’t matter! 😉
I have kale growing in the garden and heading out to the garden as the sun is rising is one of the most fun things to do. I go out very early and pick my veggies.
It’s so easy to grow your own kale at home. Kale is one of those vegetables you should buy organic and it’s not always easy to find. Grow your own in your garden or even in a pot. It’s so simple. You don’t have to use pesticides. This is Red Russian Kale and it’s delicious and beautiful. You can use it to make kale chips as well. I’ll be posting my favorite kale chip recipe soon.
Here’s how I do the juice…
Ingredients: Juice in this order
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 small bunch of kale – 4-5 leaves
- 1 piece of ginger
- 2 kiwi – peeled
- 2-3 apples
- 1 bunch celery
Rinse it all, peel the kiwi, juice it in the order above. It’s important to juice the greens first and then the juicy fruits. It helps flush all of the wonderful green out of the juicer. You don’t want to waste any.
Remember to do the greens first.
You’ll get close to a quart of green juice…I didn’t use pepper this time, but like to add it because it really feels cleansing to the body when you drink it. I’m using what I have on hand.
Now the Gorilla Milk…
I don’t use enzymes in mine often as they’re quite expensive. If you want to buy Lou’s enzymes, you can get them on his website below.
Here’s how I did mine…
- 1 Thai Coconut
- 1 cup soaked almonds with water
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Dash Himalayan Salt
- Fresh water to add – I use reverse osmosis
Remove the wrapper and grab a sharp chef’s knife and cutting board.
Turn the coconut on its side and grasp it firmly with your left hand while shaving off the top of the coconut. It should look like this below…
You can see three lines at the top. You’re going to use the back blade of the knife to cut into the coconut right between the lines. You’ll do this all the way around the coconut in a circle so the top will pull right off. I’m using my Victorinox chef’s knife. You don’t really need a huge cleaver for this.
Look at all that beautiful and fresh coconut water!
There’s about 2 cups of water in this coconut.
To get the coconut meat out, just use a spatula. Insert it into the top and slide it down toward the bottom of the coconut. Continue around the whole coconut until the meat is loose. Then, pull it out. It doesn’t always come out whole, but this time it did. Clean it up and remove any wood shavings.
Place it in the blender with the coconut water, cinnamon, salt, and soaked almonds with water. I added a little more water to it as well. If you want it super thick, don’t add extra water.
Blend it up until smooth. Then we’re going to strain it. Put a nut milk bag into a bowl of some sort. I’m using my measuring glass. The absolute best nut milk bag is here on Amazon. It’s the one you see pictured here and I’ve been using it for years. It’s the most durable I’ve found…
Pour in the milk and then begin to squeeze out the milk by gently twisting and squeezing the bag with your hands until you have nothing left but pulp. There won’t be much pulp at all.
You’ll get about a quart of milk.
Now it’s time to mix this with our Lemon Ginger Blast!
Get out a quart jar or glass. Add in roughly half of your Lemon Ginger Blast. Then, fill the rest with Gorilla Milk to make a quart. Mix well.
You should get two quarts total of mix. This is two meals here with no cooking required!
If you’d like to learn more about Lou Corona, you can find him on YouTube and on his website http://puradyme.com/lou-corona.
I found this book by Lou Corona titled Get Lean, Clean and Serene with Lou Corona which I’ll be reading soon.
Blurb: Lou Corona’s, Get Lean, Clean and Serene Recipe Book, the Holistic Health Educator and Master the Art of Living, based on the Foundation of Love. This book goes far beyond Raw Foods. He integrates the power of feeding your body on a cellular level and give you some guidance on the power of Enzymes, Probiotics, Health, Vitality, Longevity, Natural Strength via The Four Principles of Life
You can find it on Goodreads.
This week I’m reading two of Candace Robinson’s books. You can see them below… To add these just click the covers!
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault
Blurb: People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?
A book that intertwines horror elements and retellings, with humor and darkness. – Goodreads
-As soon as I saw this book cover and read the blurb, I had to buy it! I’ve had it since its release in May and I’m starting it today. I’m very excited! I love retellings and have high hopes for this one…
Hearts Are Like Balloons
Blurb: May Falkner’s past two years have been a rough road. When her father suddenly passes away, May needs to find a job to help out her mom and regain some control over her life. Working at the bookstore helps her heal, laugh, and hope again. It also leads her to cross paths with Nico Evitts, who begins as just a co-worker, but becomes so much more
When it all becomes perfect, because there is no perfect, life steps in to prove once again that it all can crash down harder than before. This is a story about finding yourself, love, and the things in life that are still here.
Hearts are like balloons. Sometimes they inflate… Sometimes they deflate… – Goodreads
-I started this one a few days ago. So far it’s really sad. May has just lost her father and is trying to move on with life. She was very close to her dad and he died from lung cancer. Despite the sadness, I like the book so far and I’m enjoying the writing.
Thanks for reading today’s Breakfast and a Book! I hope you’ll come back next week!