Seven years ago, I refused to allow my doctor to perform by-pass surgery on me as a last solution. His nurse tried for approximately a month to get me on the operation table, and finally other doctor kept me on Plavix and Lipitor for a year. Was told I needed to change my chef’s habit of eating and cut back on snacking, so I created a diet and I want to share with you some of it. Today I am free of any medication and after my nuclear test, doctor wrote across the test sheet “Perfect”.
Here is one of the items:
“Daily Smoothie” (Very similar to Gazpacho Soup with some twist) is quick & easy.
The way I do is; once a week I am loading my refrigerating drawer with ready prep ingredients for that Smoothie everything what can be is washed, clean and storage in the Ziploc bags, then as I need I will make smoothie small amount at the time, no more than for one day consumption. Cold and thick smoothie kept in cooler is not always tasty, loosing value, changing consistency, got tendency to get sour quickly. Every ingredients listed has specific affect on your health and immune system, I can explain each one but that will take a little brochure size book, not enough space here.
Cucumbers; should be peeled, seeded, roughly chopped.
Fresh carrot; should be peeled, roughly chopped.
Baby Spinach; just washed, drained
Bell Peppers; should be seeded, roughly chopped.
Red Onions; should be peeled, roughly chopped. (Yes onion & garlic is necessary in moderation)
Garlic; the best just crushed fresh each time you do smoothie, garlic loses nutritional value as oxidized
Celery; just washed, drained
Ginger; must be added every time fresh
Roma Tomato should be peeled or grape tomato whole
Greek or low fat sour cream
Fresh Blueberry; just washed, drained
Cilantro – optional; alternative maybe basil, just washed, drained, freshly cut, – oxidation destroys the value of fresh greens.
Dice Avocado; Optional but is good – rich in carotenoid antioxidants, should be add diced after blending
Seasoning; is your choice, with exception, no salt – lemon juice will replace salt. No sugar – honey or agave syrup will do the work and prevent sugar damage to your body. You can use in addition; cinnamon, pepper; Middle East people would like curry powder and sesame oil.
In food processor or blender combine all ingredients. Process until finely pureed. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and add fresh squeezed lemon juice, hot sauce or tabasco and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for short period of time, so all ingredients will unite. With prepared ingredients should take no more than 15 minutes to make.