Saturday, August 07, 2010
When I got my Rhodesian
Ridgeback puppy, my vet suggested a raw meat and bones diet for him. He told me
to add an equal portion of blended raw vegetables to each meal in order to
provide essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to his diet. Just to be
sure he would eat this colorful gloop, I taste tested every batch. Yummm! I
also noticed an increase in energy almost immediately after every personal
sampling, better than a cup of coffee. I was hooked.
Later, I was introduced to
the work of Dr. Tom Wu, a naturopathic doctor who works extensively with fresh
raw food smoothies to correct chemical and hormonal imbalances in his human
patients, many of whom have experienced dramatic improvements in their health.
As an acupuncture and
homeopathic physician, I now have the privilege of introducing these concepts
to my own patients, and I have a few converts who request new recipes on a
As such, I thought I’d
better write them down for you. Enjoy! This is the perfect way to get your
family to drink to their health!
Healthy Green Drink to Revive Your Energy
and Brighten Your Day!
Ingredients: (All fresh 80%
vegetable/18% fruit ingredients) Makes five 8 oz. servings
1 1/2 cups spinach - washed and chopped
1 1/2 cups kale leaves and stems - washed and chopped
2 sprigs basil
2 stems parsley
1 cup cucumber - chopped with peel on
1 stalk celery - chopped
1 mango - peeled and cut into pieces *(1)
1/2 banana - peeled
1 kiwi - cut up with peel on
10 raw almonds
1 tblsp. crushed hemp seed
1 cup water - room temperature *(2) (more or less for desired consistency)
ingredients in a blender*3 and blend 3-4 minutes on high until
consistency is smooth. Pour into glasses and serve once a day for several
months as a part of a complete healing program. Look for more recipes in the
future to add variety to your experience of healthy eating!
Natural phytonutrients in these vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds correct dietary deficiencies
and help your body defend itself against cancer and chronic degenerative diseases.
*1 When mango,
spinach and kale are combined in a smoothie, the body’s ability to absorb their antioxidants, particularly lutein and xanthein, TRIPLES! When blended together, these nutrients reduce the
risk of cataracts and lower the risk of age-related macular
*2 Cold drinks
will lower the temperature of your stomach, preventing it from quickly
processing the nutrients in the smoothie. Room temperature or warm is always
3 horsepower blender will grind the skin and seeds to a fine level, thereby
freeing the natural phytonutrients locked into the fibers of the vegetables and
fruits. This is important for proper digestion. Juicers wastes these important
anti-aging and immune rejuvenating nutrients.
Note: If you
are allergic to any of the ingredients, you must eliminate them and substitute
other fruits or vegetables that are in harmony with your immune system.
Tom Wu, N.M.D, Ph.D
Wellness Selfcare Center, in San Carlos, CA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have nutritional issues and would like an
appointment to assist you with changes you wish to make, please contact:
DOM. (Doctor of Oriental Medicine), HMC (homeopathic physician)
7029 S. Tamiami
Trail, Suite A. Sarasota, FL 34231 Telephone: (941) 926-9082