I love to experiment and during the last couple of weeks I have been using kombucha as a base for my smoothies. Actually, “kombucha” is not a proper name for this drink since it is the name of a company that sells the drink. The word “Kombucha” comes from Japanese “kombu” – seaweed and “cha”- tea, and means seaweed tea, which does not apply to what people call “kombucha.” A more appropriate name for this drink is “mushroom tea.” But similar to “Xerox” or “Crayola” the name of the brand took off in the place of the product. Depicted in the photo is my own kombucha mushroom that I grow in a gallon glass jar. Making my own costs me next to nothing, where store-bought kombucha can be quite expensive.
Kombucha is very high in glucaric acid, and recent studies have shown that glucaric acid helps prevent cancer. It also contains glucosamines that help prevent all forms of arthritis. Kombucha is said to improve digestion, fight candida, and boost your immunity system through its high levels of antioxidants. You may read more about this mushroom tea here: http://www.kombu.de/val-gwf.htm Below is one of my favorite recipes with Kombucha.
Green Kombucha Smoothie
1 bunch of kale
2 peeled kiwis
1 ripe banana
2 cups kombucha (mushroom tea)
Yields 2 quarts
I was going to make a smoothie from this kale and provide a photo for you, but Valya visited me along with her puppy, and the puppy stole the kale.
So, instead, enjoy the photo of a happy and healthy puppy.
We have been receiving more comments from our customers about the Jawcercisers™. We even received letters from two dentists. They both confirmed that jawcercisers improve the bone density in teeth and jaws but said they were not interested in carrying them. I think I know why.
From the feedback we receive it appears that jawcercisers work best for children, young adults, and people with their own teeth as a perfect prevention against tooth decay. For those who have crowns, dentures, and other dental devices, the Jawcercisers seem to be less effective.
The Jawcerciser enables its user to compensate for missing adequate chewing. This simple device is a resistance exerciser for your jaw. Regular use of the Jawcerciser naturally increases the saliva flow and provides proper resistance for your teeth. Use of Jawcerciser for 1–3 minutes (or more) once or twice a day can greatly improve your oral health. We chew on them ourselves!
We now carry only one kind of Jawcercisers, made from resin. This week we offer Jawcerciser at $10 off. The sale will end next Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Cranberries are in season. These red berries are a true superfood.
The December issue of Nutrition Journal has just published some new research, which demonstrates that flavonoids, present in high levels in cranberries promote healthy weight in those who regularly consumes cranberries.
Earlier this month Dr. Michael Greger published an article “Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better?” about cranberries. These berries were found to suppress the growth of human liver cancer cells in vitro. Other studies have found similar effects against human breast, colon, brain tumor, oral, and ovarian cancer cells. Cranberries also possess strong anti-cancer properties in cases with prostate cancer. 1
Berries are a good source of polyphenols, especially anthocyanins, micronutrients, and fiber. In epidemiological and clinical studies, these constituents have been associated with improved cardiovascular risk profiles. 2 Scientists recommend cranberries along with other berries as a heart-healthy diet.
Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberries contain two compounds that seem to help keep certain bacteria (like E. coli) from attaching to the urinary tract wall. Studies offer evidence that women who drink cranberry juice may suffer fewer symptomatic urinary tract infections.
Add Cranberries to Green Smoothies
Fresh cranberries are usually very tart and not so tasty. In my family we add a handful of cranberries daily to our green smoothies. I usually buy several extra bags and freeze them, so that we can have them after the season is over.
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Warning: Please limit your use of all those gadgets so that you have time to enjoy life without EMF
We decided to leave all of our sales for one more day.
Our Raw Family Holiday Bundle consists of 10 items for $25,
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This is a view from my window here in Ashland, Southern Oregon. The frost last week was so strong that despite the water left dripping overnight, all the pipes in our house froze and didn’t thaw for four days.
Sergei didn’t want to wait for a warm shower at home and went for a swim in the lake. You can see him swimming in the middle of lake here:
Very clean and refreshed Sergei here:
If any of you like winter swimming, please email us some of your photos.
Please remember to order our 10 for $25 Holiday Bundle this week.
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During the past two weeks I have been driving around with my car loaded full of my children’s books, which I give as presents to many people, friends and strangers, at the store, at the post office, and on the street. I believe that today’s children need health education more than ever.
In this cold month of December, I would like to introduce as many people as possible to green smoothies and health. For this reason I have put together this generous package of books and DVDs. All items are material products (not digital). I offer this bundle of 10 items for $25, at the price below my own cost. I hope you pass along these books and DVDs, give them away, and place them under decorated trees. Perhaps as a result our combined efforts, we will soon see more people drinking smoothies and restoring their health.
Raw Family Holiday Bundle
Green Smoothie Revolution
Raw Family: A True Story of Awakening
The Miracle of Greens: How Greens And Wild Edibles Can Save Your Life
Reversing the Irreversible Remake
The 7 Best Greens Smoothies from Raw Family
Green Smoothie Magic
Will You Love Me Still?
I Love Greens
A Gift from Little Bear
Fruits I Love
Please note: Our shipping program is managed directly by postal service and is equal to the shipping charges down to every penny. If you live in the US you may chose “media” shipping for the cheapest delivery.
This special offer and all other sale items will be available till December 21st, 2013.
Please limit one Holiday Bundle per customer.
You may place your order here.
We have been working hard and have entirely redesigned our “Green Smoothies” app, now available for different smart gadgets!
If you rated the Green Smoothies app previously we would love it if you updated your rating for this new app.
Other Apps by the Boutenkos:
||Quality Produce App|
|Green Smoothie Game (educational game)|
|Fruit Pick Game (educational game)|