Eating in season is the best way to consume fresh produce and while grocery shopping with a friend we could smell the fresh scent of locally grown concord grapes and this lead to the making of fresh concord grape juice:
Ingredients: 3 pound of fresh concord grapes, 1 gallon of spring water and 1/4 cup of volcano agave or date syrup.
Wash your grapes in a water bath with veggie wash or spray.
Rinse and drain grapes before placing into a large stock pot.
Mash the grapes using a potato smasher and place the pot onto the stove once the grapes are mashed and juicy.
Cook on medium heat until it begins to bubble a little and reduce to low simmer for about 8-10 minutes, still mashing/mixing during the process.
Pour juice mixture into a fine mesh strainer over another large stock pot or bowl.
After fully strained, strain through a cheese cloth or nut milk bag into a large beverage container.
You can allow the mixture to strain overnight in the fridge or put on some gloves and gently squeeze the nut milk bag.
Place in the refrigerator once fully strained and enjoy within a week.
This spring cleaning is a starting point to the elimination of mucus, cleanse the body and prepare you for an alkaline / electric lifestyle. After you have completed the 7Day ISC, you might find your taste buds no longer want the acidic, mucus forming foods, which creates an acidic pH. This is a great jump start when transitioning into a healthy electric lifestyle.
For those already committed to an alkaline/electric lifestyle this program will continue to help you understand how to support the body through living a alkaline lifestyle. The lifestyle involves taking time to slow down the digestive track to allow the body to work on you behalf.
The program uses cell foods that nourish the body on cellular level, fresh fruits, natural spring water consumed over the course of the 7 days will provide the body with essential minerals for restoring, repairing and renewing healthy cells throughout the body. All of which will continue to create and provide the body with the minerals needed to protect itself from the harmful effects of the environment most of us live In as well as support an alkaline pH.
A “Mono Meal” is simply when you eat only 1 type of food and you don’t do any kind of food combining. Below are some
common examples of mono eating…– Eating nothing but watermelon for breakfast.
– Eating nothing but apples for lunch.
– Eating nothing but mangoes for dinner.
– Eating nothing but kale juice for a whole day.
– Eating nothing but bananas for a whole week.For people who are used to eating meals that involve a lot of ingredients and fancy food prep the idea of eating nothing
but watermelon might seem bland and boring, and to others the idea of eating all the watermelon that you want is pure heaven,
and while it can be wonderful to eat the electric meals we are discovering with the foods on Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide and all our energy to prepare them, it can also
be wonderful to eat a meal that mother nature spent a lot of time and energy creating for you…
You may want to begin the day with melons and for lunch pick another fruit like blueberries.
Blueberries Make A Great Mono Meal
For Dinner Try Another Mono Meal Like Cucumbers!
The major benefit is resting the digestive track and allowing the body to heal itself with all the free energy. The key is to only consume raw fruits or veggies.
Another benefit is learning to appreciate electric foods and meals.
As much as I love to use fresh ginger I often end up with it going bad before I use all of it. I recently came across an article on freezing it instead of storing it in the fridge. Heres a tip on how to store it in the freezer. Don’t just toss it in the it freezer whole – Grate and measure it first. The benefit of finely grating your ginger is that you won’t end-up with those stringy bits of ginger in your food. Since it’s a bit time-consuming, it’s nice to do a whole bunch at once, that way you always have “fresh” ginger on hand when you need it. Another great tip is to store it in 1 tbs sizes because most recipes call for about 1 tbs. After grated the ginger don’t discard the scraps but instead boil and strain them to make ginger tea.
Ready! Set! Go! You have made the decision so many of us have made and that decision is to be an alkaline vegan. After learning about the alkaline vegan lifestyle through viewing DVDs and attending live lectures of Dr. Sebi I made the same decision many others have made to commit to the lifestyle of an alkaline vegan.
Now that you’ve made the decision you may be asking yourself what is next. There are many pointers that all lead to great health but for this blog I want to focus on 3 questions asked by Naya one of the members in my Facebook groups Alkaline Vegan Girls, 1) where do you grocery shop, 2) how often, and 3) what are the pantry essentials? https://www.facebook.com/groups/alkalinevegangirls/ These are the my thoughts about the questions asked:
“My Top 5 Places to Shop”
Local Farmer’s Markets ~ fresh produce, grains, flours, and spices, nuts
Local International Markets ~ fresh produce with Hispanic origins, fresh herbs for seasoning foods
Local Health Food Stores ~ loose herbs for teas, some grains, nuts and seeds
Chain stores ~ While I am out in the community working with client’s I look to see what is on the nutritional guide and sometimes the chain stores will have spelt and quinoa flour
Online ~ herbs for teas and seasonings, pastas and breads.
How Often Do I Shop and What are the Pantry Essentials:
I shop weekly and usually at the beginning of the week on Sundays or the end of the week on Saturday. The key essentials for an alkaline vegan to have in the pantry are the following:
fresh produce ~ onions, peppers, mushrooms, kale, dandelions greens, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, butternut squash, chayote squash, key limes, seeded grapes, burro bananas, fresh young coconuts, green/yellow, frozen fruit for smoothies
Nuts, seeds and beans ~walnuts, hemp seeds, and garbanzo beans dry
Raw agave’ nectar and pitted dates for sweeteners
Fresh or dried herbs for seasonings ~ ginger, oregano, basil, fennel, onion powder, sage, dill, all spice, clove
With the above foods in your house you can make several meals to include soups, teas, stews, salads, stir fries, cookies, ice cream, pancakes, veggie vurgers, break fast meals and several other dishes.
The list of foods go on and on and all created from the nutritional guide Dr. Sebi provides to assist alkaline vegans with choosing healthy, natural foods that will create healing environments for our bodies to thrive in. The list Dr. Sebi created is not without flaw but it is a list with the least mucous causing foods for us to consume.
I’m on the road traveling to visit family and it is a must to be prepared with electric foods when traveling! No worries I learned from the best, packed my clothes first and later packed my food! 2 1/2 gallon size smoothies: Raspberry & Mango explosion and Strawberry & Raspberry & Soursop Trio. In the small crockpots I have sautéed kale with onions and peppers on top of a trios of wild rice quinoa and amaranth And one large sautéed mushroom . The second pot has the burro stew with peppers, onions and mushrooms on top of the wild rice trio. I made some ginger cookies and left them right on the counter. Let’s not forget the 1/2 gallon of spring water and key limes, and all my herbs.
An alkaline lifestyle is about consuming natural fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds along with natural herbs, spices and spring water. Not all foods including some fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts or seeds are natural and should not be consumed due to their acidic nature. Learn about the natural foods that will create a healthy alkaline pH and reclaim your health!