It is DAY 17 of "Green Juicing With Omega" to celebrate our AMAZING Omega Juicer Giveaway. Don't miss out on your chance to win one of the three remaining Omega Vert VRT350 Masticating Juicers. I will announce another lucky winner this weekend.
I am drinking raw liquids today in preparation for our 3 DAY JUICE CLEANSE led by my dear friend Karen Kipp from Power Your Journey. It starts tomorrow. We have had hundreds of people sign up and join the facebook group for this free guided group cleanse. I have purchased all my ingredients, days, booked in for my colonics, made my raw vegan green milk and veggie broth, and I am ready to go!
It is not too late to join us! Karen and I will be moderating the group all weekend and available for support and encouragement, and to answer questions. Sign up here. Alternatively, the entire Winter Cleanse, including preparation instructions, daily fast routine, recipes, and post fast guidelines will be on the site for you to participate at your leisure. Enjoy.
Today, I have a treat for you! If you are looking for exotic juices with a difference, this green juice recipe will rock your world! I asked my friends, Donna Richards and Tora Cullip, from the amazing motivational, healthy living, and weight loss website, Donna and Tora to create a really inspiring green juice recipe, and they delivered in spectacular fashion with this dragon fruit and nashi pear blend! YUMMO!
Donna and Tora are on a mission to help others reach their health, weight, and fitness goals with meaningful, sustainable, long-term behavourial mindset change with motivation, self love, good self esteem, and positivity, instead of fad diets of deprivation and self loathing. They help clients achieve a balanced outlook on life and a joyful relationship with food.
Check out their online program, The Ultimate WeightControl Formula. If you are in Australia or the UK, you can attend Ultimate WeightControl Live, their seminars, or sign up for individual coaching. Read the testimonials of previous participants to get motivated. You can also get their four eBooks, POCKET GUIDE TO WEIGHT LOSS, HELP ME GET MOTIVATED TO LOSE WEIGHT, LOW DEPRIVATION DIET GUIDE, and 10 BARRIERS TO WEIGHT LOSS SUCESS for FREE here.
They also host a fantastic Weight Matters teleseminar series where they interview experts in health, nutrition, fitness, and weight loss. They interviewed me about Gluten Free and Vegan Living last year. I really love their site. There is a fantastic resources section for products and people, and free motivational videos. I really enjoy reading their blog for tips about water and weight loss, tabata training tips, posture control for weight loss, and more. They also share delicious healthy recipes.
This dragonfruit green juice is a fabulous example of their easy healthy recipes. If you haven't used dragonfruit before, here is the scoop!
Dragonfruit, also known as Pitaya, is a member of of the cactus family and is native to Mexico and Central and South America. It is also grown in Southeast Asia, Israel and Vietnam. We eat tons of them in Australia. Since being introduced in the 1980's, they have become quite prolific. You can also find them at Asian market stores and grocers in the United States.
Dragonfruit comes in three colours: two have pink skin, with either white or pink flesh, and the other is yellow with white flesh. All varieties contain edible flesh with black, crunchy seeds similar to a kiwi fruit. Dragonfruit has mild, delicate, slightly sweet flavour with the black crunchy seeds, which need to be chewed in order to be digested properly, tasting a little nutty. The taste is a cross between a kiwi fruit and a pear. My mum thinks is is bland like a melon.
The flesh is very low in calories, being mostly water and carbohydrates. But it does contain some protein. Red-skinned dragonfruit contains powerful antioxidants, and is a good source of vitamin C. It is also rich in fibre, and contain small amounts of minerals such as phosphorus, iron, and calcium. The seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, and contain very little saturated fat. Dragonfruit is known to help neutralize free radical damage, assist with the excretion of heavy metal toxins, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and alleviate chronic respiratory issues. To eat it, just cut it open and scoop out the pulp and seeds with a spoon. The skin should not be consumed. So, do not place the skin through your juicer.
Give this oriental green juice a spin, and check out Dona and Tora for more healthy inspiration. If you want to lose weight in a healthy sustainable way, stay motivated, and get in the best shape of your life, these two powerhouse ladies can help!
Donna and Tora, thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe with us. You just ROCK!