On the Incredibly Healing Power of Green Veggie Juices and Smoothies


green juiceDid you know that if you add a detoxing veggie juice or smoothie into your daily diet, miraculous things will start to happen? You will begin to detox naturally and your body will start craving healthy, nutritious food, instead of the one that does not support your health. I have received many testimonials of clients who reduced their blood sugar and lost incredible amounts of pounds by just incorporating this healthy practice into their lives!

Juicing and blending are the best way to incorporate raw foods easily and simply into your diet. When you start incorporating these raw foods, you will start to “crowd out” processed, denatured foods that have no nutrients but lots of calories. When you think juicing or blending, think green. The rest adds flavor and other nutrients, of course. The power of the juice is the greens:  lots of chlorophyl and oxygen that will alkalize your body and keep degenarative disease away. Put just enough sweet fruits, like Granny Smith apples or carrots,  so it’s not so bitter. If you have a chronic disease, like diabetes, cancer, heart disease or candida, avoid the sugar. To our health.

Here are some recipes you can experiment with:

Seven Ingredients Juice

1 carrot

1 celery stalk

1 cucumber

1 beet

1 clove garlic

1 slice ginger

1 slice turmeric

1        radishes

1 cup sprouts


Cinnamon Apple Blueberry Smoothie

1 banana

1 green apple

¼ cup of soaked almonds

½ cup of blueberrie

1 soaked date for sweetness (optional)

2 cups of coconut water or almond milk

One cupful of your favorite greens (kale, parsley, cilantro, spinach)


 Raspberry Shake

1 cup of frozen raspberries (or strawberries)

¼ cup of cashews

1 banana

1 soaked date for sweetness (optional)

1 ½ cup of rice milk

One cupful of your favorite greens (kale, parsley, cilantro, spinach)

Licuado de nopal (Cactus Smoothie: excellent for reducing blood sugar!)

1 cup of filtered water
2 pieces of cactus, the more, the better!
3 pieces of frozen pineapple
3 stalks of celery
1 bunch of spinach, parsely, or alfalfa sprouts


½ cup nopal (cactus pads cleaned, spines removed), julienned

1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped

1 lime, juiced

1 cup water

Crushed ice (optional)

Raw soups


3 medium tomatoes

½ cucumber

½ cup cilantro

1 carrot

1 diced avocado

2 tablespoons of miso

1 garlic clove

Sweet Borscht

1-1  ½ fresh carrot juice

1 avocado

1 medium beet

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon of dill

Cucumber dill soup

2        medium cucumbers

one and ½ cups of water

one garlic clove

juice of one lemon

1 tblspoon dill

1 tblsp. Oregano

One avocado

Carrot curry soup

Two carrots

One avocado

One clove garlic

One tblsp lemon juice

One tblsp miso paste

½ cup tomato

One tblsp curry powder

One cup ½ filtered water

Corn soup

1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels

1 cup tomatoes

1 cup tomato juice

1 cup cucumber juice

¼ cup ground pumpkin seeds

½ cup chopped parsley or thyme

Other recipes:







About Viva la Vida! Live Foods For Life

Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D.--your second chance midwife--, supports women in their menopause years to reclaim their power from received beliefs about aging, recover their physical, mental and spiritual mastery and dive full-on into a vibrantly healthy, productive and fulfilled second half of their lives. She specializes in weight management through life-changing programs that include DIY detoxifications, live foods and powerful transformational techniques. Sirena believes in autonomous and healthy individuals and communities. As a holistic healer, she models for her clients how to courageously step center-stage in their lives by unleashing their unique personal power, creative self-expression and overall well being. Her bilingual programs inspire individuals to reconnect with their bodies, minds and spirits by going back to the basics of a healthy lifestyle: a personalized nutrient-rich diet, energizing physical movement and a meaningful spiritual practice. The seasonal community cleanses and raw food preparation classes that she has been hosting for several years offer a Do It Yourself hands-on approach to healing through nutrient-dense, plant-based choices. She is currently working on a manuscript that captures this experience titled “Detoxing Our Communities: Using Food As Medicine for a Quantum Grassroots Transformation.” She is a compelling public speaker offering wellness seminars in English and Spanish. sirena@vivamivida.com www.vivamivida.com livefoods4life.com https://soundcloud.com/sirena-pellarolo.

2 responses »

  1. Thank you so much for the recipes. I plan to use them immediately. I am not always in the Los Angeles area, so it is very helpful to read your communications/suggestions via email. God bless you.

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