Juicy July

Welcome to Juicy July!

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If you follow our Facebook group page, Raw Fusion Reset, you know that each month since Mattie and I started the group, we have been doing month long challenges to help people along with their raw food journey. The first month, May, we worked on increasing the amount of raw foods in our daily diets. The second month, June, we focused on reducing the fat in our high-raw vegan diets. And this month, July, we’re encouraging everyone to add at least one juice (or smoothie if you don’t juice) to their daily diet – either as added nutrition or a meal replacement. (Don’t skimp on those ounces/liters if you’re replacing a meal!) July is the perfect time to take advantage of abundant summer produce (except for our southern hemisphere friends – sorry) and stock up while prices are good and fruits and veggies are at their peak of ripeness.

As the month progresses, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite juice recipes (Yes, I finally have some favorites!) and a few juicing books/program reviews for those of you who like a little more structure with your juicing.

Happy Juicing!

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The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution Review & GIVE-A-WAY!

Farmer’s Markets are starting to pop-up. Strawberries are showing up in droves at the grocery store, and asparagus is available at the co-op down the street. Yup. Summer is just around the corner. (Well, for my Northern hemisphere readers, anyway *wink*) And I don’t know about you, but I’ve got some winter weight to get rid of before the shorts and bathing suits come out of storage.

One way I’m getting myself back on track and celebrating the change in seasons is by doing a 30 day raw challenge. A fellow blogger and I have started a Facebook group, the Raw Fusion Rest, and we’d love it if you joined us. The group is closed, meaning you’ll have to ask for membership, but everyone is welcome – even non-vegans. The focus of the group is raw/high raw vegan, but any percentage of a raw food diet is perfectly fine. Join up! You’ll love it 😉

Now, onto the fun stuff…a give-a-way!

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A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Elizabeth Swann who graciously offered to send me a copy of her latest book, The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution, to review and give-a-way. Considering how lax I am on adding greens to anything except a salad, I jumped at the chance!

Elizabeth is an ND (Doctor of Naturopathic medicine) who has been working with clients for more than 10 years. Based in Mount Carmel, Israel, Elizabeth’s goal is to education people about the healing powers of food and how easy it is to make healthy, life-long lifestyle changes.

The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution is really informative. I expected it to be just be a “cook” book, but green smoothie recipes are only part of what you’ll find in this handy little book. The rest of the pages are filled with tons of information about greens and how to use them to overcome sugar cravings, detox, build your immune system, negate the negative effects of stress/feel calmer, improve the look and feel of your hair and nails, and even increase your vitality.

How about a Dandy Pineapple Detox Smoothie, a Kale-n-Orange Weight Loss Smoothie, or a Melon Head Green Smoothie? Sounds good to me!

Elizabeth has graciously offered to give-a-way a digital copy of The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution to one lucky reader of Veggie V’s Vegan Adventure. To enter, just leave a comment telling me how you do or want to incorporate green smoothies into your diet. And, for extra chances to win, signup to follow Veggie V by email (or by WP reader if you have a WP blog), and follow Veggie V on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did any or all of these things. Contest is open world wide!

Contest open today, Wednesday, May 8, through Friday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Good luck!