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Green Drink (HealthyPing’s Detoxify Smoothie)

Updated: Sep 23

Ping's Acupuncture and Herbs Center 11-11-2014

May this formula provide a basis for the development of other more customized healthy recipes.

Essential Ingredients: enough for two people

1) Asparagus 6 large or 8-10 small pieces

2) Broccoli 5 flowers

3) Celery 1~2 long pieces

4) Kale 2-3 leaves

5) Green leafy vegetables, your choice (darker the better)

6) Potato peeled one small

7) ½-1 Lemon with seeds and skin

8) 1 Pear or 1 Apple with seeds

9) Papaya & Pineapple enzymes 1 or 2 tablets

10) Ginger with the skin, the size of a quarter and the width of three quarters

Add 2-3 cups of water and blend well; it is now a veggie smoothie.

Taste: slightly sweet & sour. The green color fades within 1-2 hours but is still perfectly fine to drink.

Drink on an empty stomach. Drink 10 oz in the morning, divide the remaining, and then drink 1 hour before each meal throughout the day. It will taste fresher if refrigerated.

Adding water into this drink and drink it as grazing food throughout the day. Diluting the drink makes digestion easier, stabilizes blood sugar, avoids bloating, and keeps a healthy weight.

Beneficial for health:

1) Good source of fibers.

2) Detoxify the body, relieve constipation, control weight, and boost energy.

3) Antioxidant and anticancer from the asparagus & broccoli.

4) Asparagus also helps to dissolve kidney stones.

5) Celery is good to reduce high blood pressure.

6) Kale is being called "the new beef," "the queen of greens," and "a nutritional powerhouse." It is low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat. High in iron, calcium, Vitamin A, C & K. It also is an excellent food for anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular support & detoxification (Source: www.mindbodygreen.com).

7) Raw potato juice is considered a good remedy for stomach/ duodenum ulcers, stomach acidity, liver & gallbladder problems. A slice of raw potato can soothe skin inflammation.

8) Pears clean the lung and intestine, moisten the airway, relieves cough, helps with bowel movements, and detoxifies the body.

9) Apples are suitable for general health, cancer prevention, healthy lungs, and weight loss. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

10) Papaya & Pineapple enzymes help with digestion, bloating, belching, and gas, reducing joint inflammation and relieving arthritis pain.

11) Ginger Root helps relieve allergy, hives, sinusitis, asthma, chronic cough, stomach aches, nausea, joint pain, and weight loss. Chinese medicine believes that most vegetables and fruit belong to the cold food group and ginger belongs to the warm group. It can re-balance cool and heat in the body. Since ginger blends with the skin on, the root needs to be blanched in boiling water for a few seconds to sterilize it before using.

Drink eight glasses (64 oz or 2.2 liters) of water daily to eliminate waste from the body.

You will get better results if you have a bowel movement three times a day. It will help clean the toxins from your body.

According to Dr. Tom Wu and Dr. Simon Yu's suggestion: It is best to use a powerful "3 horsepower" blender (e.g., Vitamix) to leave out and free the natural phytochemicals locked in the fibers of fruits and vegetables. The juicing process won't work for this purpose. It may provide vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. However, it wastes most phytochemicals in the fibers, which have anti-aging and immune rejuvenating properties. Source: http://www.preventionandhealing.com/articles/raw-food-smoothie-immune-rejuvenation-diet.pdf


How to wash fruits and vegetables

1) Wash and rinse with cold tap water.

3) Blanch vegetables in boiling water for a few seconds and then rinse again with cold water. It is a crucial step to get rid of more than 40%of oxalic acid from vegetables. If ingesting excess oxalic acid could form abundant tiny oxalate crystals creating anti-nutrient and health hazards.

4) Now they are ready to use.

If you do not have a powerful blender (3 horsepower), you may still use a regular one. To make the process work, you need to do the following:

1) Cut the fruits and vegetables into small pieces.

2) Add a small amount and blend a little at a time.

3) Add enough water to help the blending process.

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