Cooking is Like Science

Cooking is Like Science
Cooking is Fun & Healthful!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recipe For Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Put about 2 cups of frozen whole strawberries in the blender (or any Frozen Berry, Pineapple or Frozen Fruit Blend)
Add 1 Banana (frozen bananas make it creamier and thicker)
Add 1-2 cups of soymilk, orange juice, Almond milk or water til it is just below the level of the strawberries. Let it sit in the blender for about 5-10 minutes to slightly defrost the strawberries. Then blend until smooth.
 Add a scoop Vanilla JP Complete powder. Blend. The amount of strawberries and liquid will determine how thick it is. You can add any frozen or fresh fruit that you like. Blueberries are good too. Different fruits give you Variety.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Juice Plus+ Complete Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Juice Plus Complete Smoothie.

1 cups ice cubes
1 - 2 cups Organic SILK Soy Milk, Vanilla Almond Milk, Rice Milk, or Coconut Milk  (I don’t prefer Cow’s milk)
1 -2 Bananas (frozen)
1 scoop chocolate JP Complete powder
1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut butter (Optional – but I love the “Reeses” taste with PNB in it!!)
1-2 Tbsp. ground flax seed (optional, for additional omega 3’s.)
                    Put ice, soy milk, and banana in the blender. Blend until smooth.  Add flax seed and chocolate powder. Blend just until mixed in. That's it! It's delicious and the healthiest meal that you could make for yourself in less than 60 seconds.
             *Actually, I don't measure anything. I put ice cubes into the blender. Then I add soymilk to almost cover the ice, and throw in the frozen bananas.
 *Also, if your bananas are getting over-ripe, peel them, slice them and put them into baggies in the freezer. They make your JP Smoothies much creamier, smooth, and icy. Yum.  I always use FROZEN bananas!
             Also, if you add flaxseed, be sure that your flaxseed is ground. (Whole Golden flax seed passes through the digestive tract undigested, so Grind it yourself in a Coffee mill.) Do not buy pre-ground flax seeds.  Grind it just before adding to your smoothie to protect the Omega-3's.  And keep flax seed in the refrigerator. Flax seeds provide many benefits: (Omega-3's -Good for hormones, heart, cancer fighters, Lignans-Cancer fighters and additional fiber.)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fresh for Less- Get More Fresh, Organic Vegetables Locally

Fresh for Less Co-op. Every other week pick up 25 LB. Fresh Vegetables and Fruit.

New Study Shows Black Tea Lowers Blood Pressure

Black Tea May Lower Blood Pressure

    A study took place in Australia using two groups of people; ones who were given black tea to drink, and the other one, a placebo group.
    According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers in Australia studied the results of 95 men and women who participated in this experiment, which took six months to complete.
    When the experiment was finished, the group that drank black tea every day showed a lower number in their blood pressure than when the experiment began. Their numbers went down by about three points. This group drank three cups of black tea a day during the phase of the experiment. Flavonoids in tea may also help with improving the blood vessels' tone.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What does Juice Plus Do For Your Health?

Here are some of the things that Juice Plus+ can do for your health:

1. Juice Plus delivers key phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body.
2. Juice Plus reduces oxidative stress.
3. Juice Plus positively impacts markers of systemic inflammation.
4. Juice Plus helps support a healthy immune system.
5. Juice Plus helps protect DNA.
6. Juice Plus positively impacts several key indicators of cardiovascular wellness.

Results of independent clinical research studies published in peer-reviewed journals.

For more information on the facts of Juice Plus+, go to and go to the links on the top of the page. There is one specifically on clinical research and Juice Plus. 

I found this definition of 'phytonutrient at

The term "phyto" originated from a Greek word meaning plant. Phytonutrients are certain organic components of plants, and these components are thought to promote human health. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and teas are rich sources of phytonutrients. Unlike the traditional nutrients (protein, fat, vitamins, minerals), phytonutrients are not "essential" for life, so some people prefer the term "phytochemical."

Friday, January 20, 2012

Huffington Post Article on Juice Plus - January 20, 2012

Here is an article from Huffington Post telling how Juice Plus can help with skin. Read the article here:

  Here is the title of the article:

Fruit And Vegetable Juice Improves The Skin, Say Scientists

I am happy that there are scientific studies done on Juice Plus. Juice Plus can do a lot in the way of health. Eating 9-13 servings of fruit and vegetables a day can be healthful too! That's a lot of fruits and vegetables to eat and the time it takes to prepare some of them. Well, maybe you can do that, but I would rather get that much nourishment from taking Juice Plus. Oh, I really do love fruits and vegetables though. I know most people don't care for vegetables, but I really like them. But even with that, I don't have the time or resources to eat 9-13 servings every day! 
  Anyone interesting in looking at Juice Plus and finding out more about it is welcome to go to my web page at   . There are different links that tell of the research with Juice Plus, the benefits, what Juice Plus is (and isn't), plus a contact number and a link to the store with the Juice Plus products. Please take a look and learn about Juice Plus!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Juice Plus Capsules or Chewables?

Juice Plus+® is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide a broad range of nutritional benefits.
   Juice Plus comes in two forms, capsule and chewables. The chewables are similar to gummi bears and are delicious. If you are a person who can't swallow pills, you can use the chewables and have the same results! 
   Besides the Garden (green) and Orchard (red) capsules, there is another capsule (or chewable) that you can take. It is called 'Vineyard' and test results have shown a significant improvement for people who have had heart problems when adding vineyard to the garden and orchard Juice Plus. 
   Juice Plus also has a milk shake available called 'Complete'. It comes in vanilla and chocolate. You can order all chocolate, all vanilla, or both chocolate and vanilla. It is a protein powder that comes from plants. For those of you who like milk shakes, here you go!