Juicing Without A Juicer

There has been so much interest in my Flexi Juice Cleanse Services! I just sort of started it for fun but now I think I am going to need an industrial sized juicer soon. Is it humanly possible to make 116 juices in one day? That is my goal for Monday. But until then let’s think back to when I didn’t own a juicer (or a vitamix)…

How to juice WITHOUT a juicer.

Equipment

– blender

nut sack or mesh bag or nylon sock

– large bowl

– large bowl

– straw (preferably glass)

1. Put all your veggies in a blender and add about 1 cup of water.

2. Puree that baby for about 2 minutes until it is nice and liquified.

3. Pour mixture into your nut sack over large bowl.

4. Milk that puppy dry.

Use the leftover pulp in homemade muffins, crackers, and dips!

5. Pour juice into glass and slurp it back with your glass straw.

Green Juice

Veggies: kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, aloe, apple, pear, lemon, ginger

1 cup water

If you want to do a raw juice cleanse without any of the work send me an email/tweet for more info! Stay tuned for my post next week on all the reasons why you have to do my juice cleanse. Have a great weekend everyone and remember stay flexi!

Curing Hangovers With Artichokes

Artichokes are one of those fancy vegetables that looks really pretty  but you have no idea what to do with it. I didn’t even know that this was an artichoke until about a year ago…(I always thought they came in those tiny little jars packed in oil).

But since going Flexi, I always am choosing the fresh over the packaged. So bundled little bulb looking things – bring it on!

I had to do some research about how to tackle these prickly little monsters, and let me tell you it ain’t easy! But the end product is soooooo worth it.

Steps to making artichokes edible

  1. Cut off all the prickly tips around the artichoke.
  2. Pry it open by pulling all the leaves back.
  3. Scoop out the furry scary hairy centre (this is the artichoke heart)
  4. Drizzle with lemon so it doesn’t go brown.
  5. Boil or steam for 30-40 min.

Artichokes are  a vegetable that should be included more often in everyone’s diet. They are a great source of fiber and aid in digestion. Artichokes are also high in the antioxidant silymarin, which is SO important for cleansing of the liver (think milk thistle). And you know me, I’m all about cleansing! Oh and by the way, cleansing of the liver = hangover cure. So try making these stuffed artichokes at your next dinner party and you will be curing the hangover before it even starts 🙂

Stuffed Artichokes

2-3 cooked artichokes

1 clove garlic, minced

1 small onion, diced

1 cup quinoa, cooked

1 1/2 cup spinach

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp tamari

1/4 cup bread crumbs (gluten free if you wish)

any left over white wine

Directions

– preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic and onion and sautee for 5 min.

– add all other ingredients and sautee (except bread crumbs and wine) until spinach is cooked.

– place artichokes in 9×9 baking pan, and add 1/4 cup water tot he bottom of pan. Divide quinoa mixture evenly among the artichokes, stuffing the centres and in between the leaves.

– sprinkle with bread crumbs and drizzle of white wine.

– bake for 30 min, then broil for 3 min.

Serve as an appetizer if artichokes are small, or a main.

Holy Juice Monkey!

Sorry folks, but I had a busy busy day yesterday juicing my brains out. For a second I thought I was at the Jersey Shore. It left me with no time for a recipe post, but I want to share something with you that’s really, really exciting – Stay Flexi With Lexi now has a new service to offer! Juice Cleanses!

"Juice me! Juice me!" I heard them scream

Doing a juice cleanse is a great way to detox your body and give your digestive system a break. Since you are only drinking liquids, all the nutrients are readily available for absorption with little digesting required (no breaking down if fatty cheeseburgers). Also the great thing about juicing is that the benefits of fruits and vegetables are endless. Vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, protein, enzymes. Are you convinced yet?

I have my first three clients, so all I did yesterday was juice. Sun up to sun down my friends. I’m still finding veg pulp in my hair. Here is a sneak peak…

If you live in the Ottawa area and are interested in doing a Flexi Juice Cleanse let me know.

I have 1 day, 2 day, and 3 day juice cleanses available.