Carrot Juice, Part II

Rachel and her friend continue to make batches of homemade carrot juice.  Someone asked last week what the recipe is, but there isn't a recipe.  Just run the carrots through the juicer, as in the top photo and then they strain the juice from the pulp as in the second photo.  The result is a really refreshing carrot juice.  And, believe me, I'm shocked to be singing its praises because I thought it was taste terrible.  It feels good to know 100 percent of the ingredients in the juice, as opposed to pop.  And it feels even better to have taken off 20 pounds since my peak weight earlier this year  Ugh, I never should have let my weight climb that high. It was the baking book, I swear.  Anyway this diet isn't all carrot juice, it's a menu of generally raw, uncooked vegetables.  Sounds gross, but the meals and snacks have been really pretty good......Traditionally the Amish have enjoyed diets that were very natural: home-raised meats and homegrown vegetables and fruits.  But as the Amish have become less insulated, so have their diets....so it is not surprising that obesity is now more prevalent among the Amish than it used to be.....although I still see less of it than in the overall population...

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Which book did you and Rachel use for the diet?  I think I must have chosed the wrong one because so far all I have read has been the philosophy behind the fact that we should be doing what is best for our temples aka earth suits that God has given us BUT not anything about specifics.

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Just remember, if your skin turns a bit orange, cut back a bit.

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so it is primarily carrots that you are consuming???

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No, it's all sorts of generally - but not all  - raw veggies and fruits.  Tonight, for instance, we are having seasoned fresh green beans and rice for supper..

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Kevin - my husband and I eat the hallelujah diet which consists of carrot juice and mostly raw fruits and vegetables.  We eat some cooked food for supper with raw.  Is that a champion juicer?  That is what we use.  We have been eating this way for 5 years - since my husband had cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minn.  Eating vegeatian keeps your system alkaline opposed to acidic.  Cancer grows in an acidic enviroment, not in an alkaline enviroment!!  I could

 

 

 

Kevin - My husband and I eat the Hallelujah diet which is vegetarian.  We juice carrots, as well.  The very best thing for you!!  We have been eating this way for about 5 years ever since my husband had cancer surgery.  I could never go back to the American diet.  This way of eating makes your system alkaline opposed to acidic.  Cancer grows in an acidic enviroment, not in an alkaline one!! 

Is that a champion juicer?  That is what we use - that or the green star are the best.

Congratulaions on making a big change - you will be the better for it!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colleen, I was wondering if anyone would pick up on the diet, that is exactly what Rachel and I are following.  I think more information about the diet is at hacres.com    I really have no complaints so far, it feels healthier.....and, yes, that is a Champion juicer.  That's inspirational that you have been doing it for 5 years.  It's easy for me, all I have to do is eat:)  Rachel and her friend Jessica prepare the menus and the meals, I just eat:) - Kevin

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I only buy the baby carrots.

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Jack LaLanne would be proud of you Kevin...

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw a man walk into the storage room at Hy-Vee and come out with a HUGE bag of carrots.  I swear it had to weigh at least 20 lbs.  He put it in his cart with his other stuff and went on his merry way... maybe he is on your diet?

So WOOT on the weight loss... but my question is, how do you FEEL?  Do you have more energy, less fatigue, and all of that jazz?

 

Somewhat off topic, I wonder... what kind of carrots do other people enjoy: big or baby-sized?  I remember as a kid, the baby ones were new and fun.  But I don't think they have the same sweet, carroty-taste that a big carrot does.  I do buy them for the kids to snack on, but for soups, stews, casseroles, etc. I use the big carrots.

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I buy both, the baby to eat raw and the large to cook. My mom always searched for the bag with the smallest whole carrots, she said they were sweeter. But for me I don't care how big it is, I like all carrots :d

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Hi Kevin, can the carrots be put through a Victoria strainer raw or do they need to be cooked until soft?

thanks, Caryl

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Just put `em through raw!

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