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Juice for the Soul.

Some like it hot,

Some like it cold,

But the Soul likes it,

In the raw, either hot or cold.

Think of the number of ways the word juice is used and you will be amazed to know that it is used almost always to describe the physical body, subject or object.  When something lacks juice, it means that the Soul of the subject is missing. 

Natural vegetables and fruits are best taken as Nature has meant it to be taken and that is in its raw form.  Mineral, which is the most delicate and important property of the vegetable and fruit, vanishes the moment it is subject to any form of cooking.  So what the fruit or vegetable in question is left with are the vitamins.  Some of the vitamins too get evaporated under heavy cooking, rendering the vegetable or fruit as just a mush of substance devoid of any nutritional value.

Organically grown produce is far superior in nutritive value than the produce that is grown on soil that has been treated with chemical fertilizers.  No doubt that the vegetables and fruits grown in soil that is fertilized is attractive in appearance, but are not appearances deceptive?  However, the juice bar offers you both, appearance and nutrition in the form of cocktails.


Tools for your bar

  1.  Food processor or blender.

2.     Tall glasses.

3.     Strainer.

4.     Swills.

5.     Spoons.

6.     Fresh fruits and vegetables.

7.     Crushed Ice.

8.     Grater.

Now you are all set.  Get ready and swing to the rhythm of the Soul. All the recipes herein are for one tall glass of cocktail, each.


Title : Ca-rrapp.                                                    

3 carrots

1 apple

½ tsp. Lemon rind

1 Cinnamon stick

½ tsp. All spice

1 slice of lemon

Crushed ice

Put the carrots and apple with the peel through the food processor.  Pour it out into the glass.  Stir in the grated lemon rind and the all spice.  Top it off with crushed ice.  Stick the lemon slice on the rim of the glass. 

Benefits:Carrots are an excellent food for maintaining health of the eyes.  Carrots contain a hormone known as tocokinin.  This is an insulin-like compound that has been proved useful in diabetes. (Houser and Berg- The dictionary of food.)

  Apple juice gives relief in the weakness of the nervous system, kidney stone, acidity and indigestion.










































 

Title :Tommycock.

4 tomatoes

1 celery stick

Salt to taste

½ tsp. Crushed black pepper

½ tsp. Lemon juice 

1 celery stick for garnish

A dash of Worcestershire sauce

A dash of Tobasco sauce

Process the tomatoes and the celery stick.  Mix in the salt, pepper and the lemon juice.  Stir in the sauces.  Pour it out into a glass.  Stick in the celery stick and you have your tommycock.

Benefits:Tomato juice cleanses the stomach and the intestines.  It is useful in kidney disorders. Celery juice has a history of bringing a weak sexual system back to normal.  Its strong diuretic effect makes it a good treatment for arthritis and rheumatism.


Title :Pear hug.

4, large, ripe pears

1 large beetroot chopped

½ tsp. Cardamom powder

1 thin slice of pineapple

Process the pears and the beetroot along with the skins.  Add in cardamom powder.  Stick the slice of pineapple on the rim of the glass. 

  Benefits:

Beet juice can cure cancer.

                                ----Dr. Firenczi, Hungary.

  Beet juice acts as a blood purifier.

  Pear juice gets rid of digestive disorders.


Title :Av-o’ Papaya

2 avocado

One half of a papaya

1 cup sweet lemon juice

Mint leaves for garnish

Process the avocado and the papaya together.  Add in the lemon juice.  Garnish with mint leaf.  Serve immediately.

Benefits: Papayas prevent early aging, while avocados, although high in calories, contain eleven vitamins and seventeen minerals.  It also contains carotene, which is converted to vitamin A. 


Title :Berry, Berry, cool.

10 Strawberries

1 Cucumber

½ cup, sweet lemon juice

1 wedge of sweet lemon

Process strawberries and the cucumber along with the peel, together.  Stir in ½ cup sweet lemon juice.  Garnish with the sweet lemon wedge.  Serve chilled.

 

Benefits:Sweet lemon juice is an excellent appetizer.  It helps in digestion. 

Cucumber juice is good for rheumatic conditions.  Good remedy for uric troubles and for those who are diabetic.  It helps in weight loss.Strawberries act as an aphrodisiac because of its visual appeal.    It prevents anemia too.


Title :Cinderella.

1 cup chopped pumpkin

1 apple

½ cup chopped pineapple

Fresh apricots 2 or ¼ cup, chopped, dry apricots

½ tsp. cinnamon powder

Crushed ice

Juice the pumpkin, bananas, pineapple and the apricots.  Top it with cinnamon powder.  Serve immediately with crushed ice.

Benefits:Pumpkin (ripe) is good for the prostrate gland.  Taken in its natural form, it cures acidity and the kidneys are gently stimulated by its juice.  It is good for the diabetic too.

Pineapple juice is good for the glands and helps regulate them.  It also helps in melting the cellulite.

Apricots contain apart from vitamin A, six minerals including, potassium, iron, pantothenic acid and folic acid as well as other essential vitamins.  It cures acidity.


Aphrodite’s aphrodisiac.

  1 cup pomegranate

½ a cup, shredded cabbage

2 apples

¼ tsp. Cardamom powder

Strawberry for garnish

Process pomegranate, cabbage and apples together.  Stir in the cardamom powder.  Slice the strawberry without removing the leaf on top.  Open out like a fan.  Stick it to the rim of the glass.  Serve with or without ice.

 

Benefits: Pomegranate acts as a tonic for the heart. 

  Cabbage is good for those suffering from arthritis, obesity, indigestion and anemia.


Title :Sea breeze.

  2 - cups chopped cantaloupe

3 – ripe pears

¼ - cup shredded spinach

¼ cup chopped, fresh dates

Juice all the above ingredients.  Serve chilled.

Benefits:

Cantaloupe juice eliminates acidity from the body.

Pears are good for digestive disorders.

Spinach acts as an excellent laxative apart from having some wonderful minerals.                                                                          


Title :Teasing temptress.

3 fresh figs or 1 cup chopped dry figs

2, fresh peaches

1-tsp. horseradish juice

1 apple

Process the figs and peaches along with the apple.  The apple thins out the figs and peaches.  If the juice needs more thinning, add another apple.  Mix in the radish juice finally.  Serve either immediately. 

Benefits:Fig is good for the liver, the stomach and makes the intestines give its optimum best. 

Peach has large amounts of vitamin A and C as well as riboflavin and niacin along with a large number of minerals.

Horseradish juice heals the membranes and cleans out the mucus from the body and then restores the membranes to their natural state.


Title :Sweet caress

A bunch of watercress

2 raw potatoes

A sprig of parsley

2 carrots

1 apple

A handful of white seedless grapes Grate the potato.  Process the potato and carrot first.  Then process the watercress and parsley.  The apple and grapes should be processed in the end.  Pour out the liquid in different colored layers, without shaking it, into the glass.  Garnish with mint or cilantro.

Benefits: Watercress stimulates circulation, regulates the intestines and purifies the blood.

Potato is good for the gastric tract.

Grape juice fights of blood disorders, skin disorder, rheumatism, arthritis, digestive disorders, low blood-pressure, inflammation of the mouth and pyorrhea (gum disease).


Title :Lust-ilicious

Orange juice ½ cup

Grapefruit juice ½ cup

Cherry juice ¼ cup

Artichoke 2

Asparagus 4

Process the leaves and the pulp of the artichoke along with the raw asparagus.  Blend the fruit juices along with the artichoke and the asparagus in a blender.  Serve chilled. 

  Benefits:Artichoke juice stabilizes the body’s metabolism.

Asparagus is good for the kidneys.

Grapefruit juice is good for those suffering from high blood pressure, sluggish liver, gall stones, arthritis, obesity, ailments of the respiratory tract and the digestive system.

Cherry juice controls the uric acid in the body.

Orange juice, while having essential vitamins, acts as a laxative too.  

 


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