13 Witchy Ways Green Smoothies Help You Feel Great All In Less Than 13 Minutes

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What if you could drink a magick potion that would revitalize you, clear your system of unwanted toxins, and take less than 13 minutes to make? Green Smoothies can do just that, and much more.

1. All you need is a blender and an open mind.

The great thing about green smoothies is that it doesn’t require much to get started. (You could invest in a Vitamix for silky-smooth shakes, but that’s totally optional.) My biggest suggestion is to give green smoothies a try before you get a better blender. That way you’ll be convinced of their effectiveness.

2. Green Smoothies are quick to make.

If you’re in a rush you can get a green smoothie ready and blended in less than 13 minutes. You can just blend and go while you drink the green smoothie on the run. You could even make a green smoothie ahead of time. Then store half of it in the refrigerator using a glass mason jar and it will still taste great one day later.

3. You get a steady stream of energy. (No crashing!)

You won’t experience the up-and-down spikes that you might from an all fruit smoothie when you make it a green one. That’s because the fiber rich greens slow down the absorption of fruit sugars, providing you with just the right amount of energy and nutrition at a pace that your body really loves.

4. Green smoothies can be enjoyed year round.

When your garden is overflowing with greens, just whip up a couple of batches of green smoothies and enjoy these inexpensive nutritional drinks. You can also benefit from green smoothies in the winter, by using frozen fruits and greens that you might have preserved from the summer. Green smoothies provide you with a lot of options all year round.

5. Green smoothies are ideal for weight loss.

Whenever you feel a craving coming on, make yourself a green smoothie instead of indulging your craving. (If you’re having a lot of trouble with cravings, consider hiring me to do a Magick Power Session and we’ll eliminate them together.) Green smoothies help cut cravings because they are satisfying and provide your body with tons of nutrition.

6. Greens are the most Under-appreciated Superfoods.

We all know green tea is great as an antioxidant. What is green tea made of, if it’s not greens? Skip the middleman and just increase your intake of greens. Green leafy veggies are great because they have tons of cancer fighting properties, immune system boosting vitamins and minerals. Upping green leaf intake has been shown to reduce heart disease and prevent other degenerative diseases. That’s what I call super. To find out more about greens, get my free special report.

7. Satisfy every taste bud.

If you have a sweet tooth you’ll enjoy making green smoothies with lots of fruit. If you want something a little edgier, you can add some Raw Chocolate powder and make it a nutritiously devious dessert. If you want to replace a meal, you can make savory green smoothies using ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, and even spices to make it a satisfying hearty meal.

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Fancy a bowl of a witch’s green magick goop?

8. You Get to be a Modern Witch

Modern witches use blenders to make their magick potions, because cauldrons are so 13th century. Making green smoothies is a lot like casting a spell or making a magick potion. It brings out the childlike qualities in all of us, and it even sets the magick of healing in motion. I like to eat my green smoothies in a bowl with a spoon, because it’s even more like a witch’s mysterious bubbly concoction.

9. Get your daily portion of fruit and vegetables.

One green smoothie probably contains more fruits and vegetables than most average Americans eat in a day. It’s one of the easiest ways of increasing your fruit and veggie intake. Plus you don’t need to carry an easily bruised banana around.

10. Chock full of amino acids.

If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough protein, increase your green smoothie intake. The more greens you eat, the more amino acids that you provide your body with. Your body uses these amino acids to produce protein.

11. Indulge your creativity and experiment.

You can throw almost any fruits or veggies into your blender and it will turn out tasting pretty good. (It helps if you follow some basic guidelines, of course.) Green smoothies give you the flexibility to create your own recipes, but they’re also a great way to use up leftovers.

Green Smoothies Yum!

12. Green smoothies are chimney sweepers for your body.

Over time, food that doesn’t get digested properly can get stuck in your system and become a burden on your elimination organs. Green smoothies act as a chimney sweeping brush to flush out all that toxic waste. The more green smoothies you drink, the cleaner your bowels will become, and the better your elimination. If you want to feel great, make it easy for your body to take the trash out. Oh, and that helps with releasing weight too!

13. Green smoothies are a great addition to any eating plan.

What I like about green smoothies is that they can act as a “gateway drug” to raw foods. It’s so easy to just add a green smoothie to your current diet. There’s no reason not to give it a try. If after a couple of months you’re feeling great, you might choose to increase your raw food intake a little. That, my friend, is the power of green smoothies.

The Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

Feel free to use this basic green smoothie base and experiment. (Remember #11!)

  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Peach
  • 5 Strawberries
  • Handful Spinach (increase greens gradually over time, and you’ll find you crave more of them!)
  • 1 cup water

After you make your first green smoothie, you’ll want to learn about trying new recipes and rotating your greens here.

What Are YOUR Favorite Green Smoothies Recipes?

I’d love to hear what your favorite green smoothie recipes are! I know there are tons of variations out there, but which one is YOUR favorite?

How to Make Raw Ice Cream (aka The Easiest Vegan Ice Cream Recipe)

With the weather heating up in many parts of the world, why not indulge yourself with a bowl of fresh raw ice cream?

There a lot of different ways of making raw ice cream, and they range from super quick and easy to a little bit more involved.

My favorite way is also one of the easier ways of making raw ice cream. It involves using a juicer that has a blank attachment, and running frozen fruit through it. The added bonus is that you don’t need to buy another kitchen appliance (like an ice cream maker) if you already have a juicer.

To show you just how easy it is to make your own raw vegan ice cream, I’ve created this quick video for you to watch. (Click here if you can’t see the video or you’re reading via email.)

Raw Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • Frozen Banana Slices
  • Frozen Strawberries

Run all the ingredients through your juicer, using the “blank” setting or attachment. Alternate between a few slices of banana and a few strawberries to create a fun strawberry banana swirl!

Feel free to brainstorm with different flavors by using different frozen fruits. Or by topping your raw ice cream with raw chocolate powder, cinnamon, or even a bit of vanilla.

I hope this has given you the inspiration to create fun new frozen summer treats for yourself and your family.

Rawgu Raw Entree or Main Meal Recipe

Rawgu Raw Food Recipe Video

Today I’m pleased to share a very special raw recipe video. The chef in this episode of Raw Food Switch TV is none other than my gentleman friend, Robin!

I know you will enjoy learning how to make a fun Chinese inspired “Ragu” dish, that can serve as an entree or a main dish. During the summer months, Robin and I often eat these Rawgu recipes for lunch using whatever vegetables we harvest from the garden.

Watch The Video

If you’re reading this via email you’ll need to click here to watch the video!

The Ingredients

  • Fresh Ginger
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Freshly cut Avocado or Olive Oil
  • Soy Sauce or Nama Shoyu
  • Broccoli or Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Any or all the vegetables that you want to add. :)

Cut and marinate the mushrooms with the diced ginger, garlic, and liquids/avocado. Then chop the remaining ingredients and add in. Let the whole thing marinate for 20 minutes or so, and your mouth will thank you for it!

What Types of Recipes Would You Like To See?

Leave a comment below and let me know what types of raw recipes you would like to see more of.

I can’t promise I’ll make a video for each one, but just getting a feel for what everyone likes will get me going in the right direction.

Thanks and bon apetit!

Orange Chocolate Goji Berry Fudge

Orange Chocolate Goji Berry Raw Vegan Fudge
This delicious recipe is brimming with colorful antioxidants & superfoods!

One of the things that I don’t miss after going raw, are conventional deserts. I used to be the candy and cake girl, but now I no longer feel guilty to indulge my sweet tooth.

There are tons of healthy raw vegan desert recipes, and it’s just a matter of trying them out. I filmed this video to show you how to make this zesty Orange Chocolate Goji Berry Fudge!

The Ingredients

Grind the dried goji berries up first, then place all the other ingredients into the food processor except for the soaked goji berries and the orange zest. (If you used raw cashews instead of raw cashew butter, then grind those up before adding the rest of the ingredients.)

Then place your mixture into a serving bowl and hand mix the soaked goji berries and orange zest. Set the fudge to cool in the refrigerator for at least half an hour before serving. Garnish with the slices of your zested orange, and enjoy!

The Tools You’ll Need

If you have a high speed blender like a Vita-mix, then you can make the whole recipe in your Vitamix. However, you can just as easily make this recipe in your food processor. My recommended food processor is the KitchenAid 700-Watt 12-Cup Food Processor.

You can buy this food processor from Amazon, where it has a 4.5/5 star rating!

Also, you might want to pick up an orange zester that is better than the one I used in my video. It took me quite awhile to zest that whole orange, so I think you’d be better off using something like the Chef’n PalmZester Citrus Zester. Just saying.

Let Me Know How You Like It

If you’ve gotten the chance to make this recipe, then please let me know how you enjoyed it. I’m always looking for feedback and ideas on how to tweak recipes or create new ones. :)

The Beet Goes On: Raw Juice Video

In celebration of getting my new Omega Juicer, I’ve decided to post a few awesome fresh juice recipes. The first one of the series is called “The Beet Goes On” and it has a deliciously sweet taste, which will make you ask if it’s really good for you.

The Ingredients

  • 1 Beet, leafs and all
  • 4 Carrots
  • 3 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Fuji Apple (can be replaced with any type of apple)

The Tools You’ll Need

I swear by this juicer. It does leafy greens, root vegetables like carrots & beets, soft fruits and citrus, and wheatgrass. But it goes beyond the call of duty of the average juicer because it also makes delicious raw ice creams, raw nut butters, and even pastas! It has a 4.5/5 star rating on Amazon, and I’m over the moon for this juicer.
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Omega Juicer Model 8005

I’ve been using it every single day since the day I got it. It’s just that good! The best part is that it’s really quiet, unlike my other juicer, so I don’t feel the need to wear earplugs while I juice.

If you’re on the fence about juicers, I wholeheartedly recommend the Omega Juicer Model 8005. It comes with a 10 year warranty, and it will save you a lot of money over the years. Because it uses a gear to extract the juice, instead of a high speed extractor, it gets more juice out into your glass, instead of into the pulp container.