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Raw Energy With Raw Smoothies

Updated on October 25, 2013

Smoothie Energy Drink ~ Raw Energy V No Energy

Raw energy drink is as simple as it sounds, a juice made with raw ingredient that give you nothing but pure, clean energy supply for your body.

In a world where everything is getting bigger and better and faster. So too has our food industry,(I have to edit this and say SEE WHAT I MEAN, LOOK AT THE ADS THEY'VE PUT ON A RAW FOOD LENS! Irony anyone for some irony?) the only difference being we should omit the word "better".

Over the past two years I have been under some strange stresses of life and thought that 'comfort' would be found in food. Comfort wasn't found but the extra weight certainly was I went from an athletic 60kg training every day to a stationary 73 kg with absolutely zero energy.

The real wake up call came when I was looking at my mother in her hospital bed, her kidney transplant failing, her heart straining, the cancer still eating at her. All because of stress and diet. GOOD NEWS ALERT . . . she has pulled through, but it was quite literally a very close call. She is now back at home after having spent most of last year in hospital. Mum has to do, what Mum has to do but I don't have to follow suit.

So, I am now back on track. My raw food diet is kicking in and I am starting to feel better. Don't let me miss lead you here. I am not 100% raw . . yet. That is a journey that will take as long as it takes, but I have cut out refined sugars and cooked carbohydrates and would say that my seriously cleaned up with the help of raw energy drinks.

I no longer feast on sweets, crisps or fast foods and I have completely cut out caffeine from my diet (it makes me loopy). So, is there such a thing as a raw energy drink? YES!

To be honest most raw fruit or raw vegetable smoothies and juices are going to detoxify you and give you CLEAN energy. The reason why I stress CLEAN is because you can't overdose on them, unlike commercial brands that use ingredients that if abused can lead to some serious side effects. Caffeine overdose in extreme cases can even kill! I have yet to hear anyone overdosing on kale! Even though it is worth pointing out that if you have a raw beetroot juice made with 4 beetroots you will feel very poorly as you will detox rather quickly, trust me and an afternoon on the settee/couch holding my tummy after being warned by my partner it was not a smooth move.

I am not trying to battle with any large corporation here but trust me, drinking a drink will not make you a rock star, give you top athlete skills, make you the worlds greatest skateboarder or produce non motorised aviation skills!

However, drinking a raw juice will detox your cells and give you nutrients and energy that your body can naturally break down and use.

It is also worth taking some time out in the beautiful Vitamin D, or sunshine as we like to call it! The benefits of this vitamin will not fit in this article so PRESS ME! PRESS ME! and Wikipedia will explain them all.

A GLASS OF GET UP AND GO
A GLASS OF GET UP AND GO

Now here is the 'what' and 'how' for your delectation ladies and gentleman, but please could you take a minute to introduce yourselves to the troops, who will be congregated for your perusal after this recipe. Thank You (salutes and wanders off)

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 1 min
  • Ready in: 11 min
  • Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots 1 beetroot
  • 4 sticks of kale
  • 1/2 inch of fresh ginger
  • 15 parsley sprig (a 4-inch piece)s
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped broccoli stalk
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or red cabbage
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 Granny Smith apple
  • 2 small red radish

Instructions

  1. Oh, I like this bit. er hmm
  2. Wash veg.
  3. Put in a juicer
  4. Press on.
  5. Whizz and pour into glasses
  6. TAH DAH!
Cast your vote for RAW ENERGY WARRIOR DRINK

Raw Energy Drink Makers - The Better The Quality Juicer - The better quality juice!

In your pursuit of the raw ideal, you will definitely need one of these. Either that or have Mariusz Pudzianowski to help (unfortunately not available, on Amazon, hey ho)

CAPTAIN CELERY

This time trusted soldier is used for lowering blood pressure, as an aphrodisiac (woo hoo), highly recommended to be used in diets as it is low in calories and big in fibre some say that it is actually negative in calories as it takes more calories to digest it than it contains!

RAW ENERGY JUICE BATTALION

BOMBARDIER BEETROOT

This old bad boy is bursting in potent antioxidants and nutrients and PLUS they help against heart disease and strokes.

RAW ENERGY JUICE BATTALION

COLONEL CARROT:

This strong and trusted soldier is rich in carotene, vitamin A (a lack of vitamin A can cause vision problems so this will be where the seeing in the dark thing comes from) they are a great antioxidant and help treat digestive problems, intestinal parasites, tonsillitis and constipation.

RAW ENERGY JUICE BATTALION

COMMANDER CABBAGE:

An unsung hero great source of vitamin C and glutamin which is an anti-inflammatory. It boosts DNA repair helps block cancer growth. It is also great at relieving pain from engorged breasts in breastfeeding women, I know this to be true as I tried it, it looks hilarious but works a treat (ensure all doors locked an no one coming round I didn't, sniff). Also raw cabbage helps to heal peptic ulcers.

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

CORPORAL CUCUMBER

His effectiveness on the field is renown. Helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk cancer, ovarian, breast, prostate and uterine. They are an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

KING KALE:

Nicknamed by the troops (mainly due to the fact they didn't have a rank that began with 'K') This veggie is busting with carotene, vitamin K and calcium. It is another great boost to DNA repair in and which aids in blocking cancer growth

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

PRIVATE PARSLEY:

A stolid fighter of the cause. Another anti cancer super star can freshen bad breath, it is another stomach settler, can reduce blood pressure and has diuretic effects.

THE RAW BATTALIONS MARCHING SONG

They march with a lot of energy . . .

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

BRIGADIER BROCCOLI:

A true leader and another with potent anti-cancer properties, high in vitamin C and full of fibre. A high intake of broccoli has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer and prevent heart disease

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

ADMIRAL APPLE:

A well rounded sort. Having been associated with the reducing the risk of colon, prostate and lung cancer. Rich in fibre and helps with regulating the bowel. It is another great antioxidant too. Helps in controlling cholesterol which also helps against heart disease and help with weight loss. Apple juice has also been found to prevent cognitive decline.

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

LIEUTENANT LEMONS:

Our under cover agent A who is very low . . . in Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, and Sodium. They're also a good source of Vitamin B6, Iron and Potassium, and an excellent source of Dietary Fibre and Vitamin C.

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

GUNNER GINGER:

This strong bodied chap is known to help cure constipation, colic, inflammation , osteoarthritis, a paste to the temples to relieve headache, fatigue, prevent and cure rheumatism, colds, relieve sore throat, prevents motion and morning sickness and stomach aches

RAW ENERGY BATTALION

RIFFLE VEG RADDISH:

Our little friend is rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, copper and calcium

THE RAW ARMY WEAPONRY

Weapon of choice . . .

Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Kyotop Damascus 5-inch Slicing Knife with Pakka Wood Handle, Black Blade
Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Kyotop Damascus 5-inch Slicing Knife with Pakka Wood Handle, Black Blade

You are now witnessing the king of knives. Ceramic knives are perfect for fruit and veg as they do not oxidise on your food. PLUS They have a brilliant clean cut. Worth every penny . . unless you have a habit of chucking knives on the floor, then I suggest a sharpened wooden spatula!

 

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Thank you for dropping by, I sincerely hope it either helped or at least made you smile.

With thanks and appreciation for your time.

Cathi x

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      CozyKitty 5 years ago

      This energy drink looks great Cathi! I love how you nicknamed all the veggies. Would you drink one of these a day, or more/less? Can't wait to try this ...

      ;-) Karin

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great information, I bookmarked this Lens to enjoy later! Thank you very much for sharing, and for your visit to my Abstracts and Patterns Lens, so pleased you enjoyed it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is an awesome lens and I really enjoyed all the information. I was drinking raw juices and stopped but this has reminded me that I need to get back on track. Thanks for sharing!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Brilliant information - thank you.

    • TheHealthGuy LM profile image

      TheHealthGuy LM 5 years ago from U.S.A.

      I like your style.

    • Bellezza-Decor profile image

      Bellezza-Decor 5 years ago from Canada

      We have a special juicer that works wonderful making vegetable juices. Lots of yummy looking drinks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow, drink looks intense, I'd make it and drink it too.

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Place the veggies in formation for inspection squid commander. well done!

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Place the veggies in formation for inspection squid commander. well done!