A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows

A raw, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, celiac mama raising her two healthy celiac girls.

February 14, 2012
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Juice Fasting, Tips, Recipes, Lists & Other Information

“Green juice fasting alkalizes the body, cleanses the blood and organs, and allows for the body to enter a process called autolysis, where the body digests its own dead and dying cells. Fasting clears the cellular memory cravings, which makes it easier to transition to a healthier diet afterwards because the addictive tendencies towards poor food, stimulants, cigarettes and alcohol are weakened.” 
~Gabriel Cousens



This post is going to a compilation of Q&As, tips, and lists.Read more

January 26, 2012
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Juicing vs Blending



Juicing Benefits:
  • Juicing gives a very fast nourishment
  • We can consume more fruit and vegetables than you could actually eat or consume from blending resulting in a more densely packed amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other plant-based nutrients.  
  • Juicing with a low RPM juicer keeps the nutrients intact while blending oxidizes and heats the food more which destroys more nutrients.
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January 26, 2012
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Juicers: Omega vs. Champion vs. Breville (I’ve owned/used them all!)

One of the reasons why there is not a ‘perfect’ juicer is because fruits and vegetables have vastly different properties.  The juicing method that is effective for one may not work while juicing the other.” 
~John Kolher



Updated (02 May 2012)


One of the most asked questions I receive for family, friends and from many of you in my GF/V Mama community is what juicer I recommend. Read more

May 19, 2011
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Our Morning Juice: Juice-King vs. Omega Juicer

This morning while I was making a 3-day batch of carrot and orange juice (we drink carrot/orange in the AM and green juice all day long), Ainlsey asked for some fresh orange juice too. However, she didn’t want orange juice from our Omega juicer, she wanted to use my grandmother’s Juice-King to squeeze her oranges!Read more

April 11, 2011
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Juicing with the Omega

Ainsley’s sick today, so I canceled our plans and instead made her fresh juice, gave her extra TLC and had her soak in some sunshine on this warm sunny day.

The plan for today was to visit my mom, come home so that the girls could nap before gymnastics, and after gymnastics, Greg and I were going to borrow Lexie’s juicer (since we haven’t received our repaired Breville yet) so that we can juice for my fast.… Read more

March 31, 2011
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My Breville Juicer Broke Again!

It was time to juice in the Matuson household this evening. Greg and I got to work immediately, and everything was going smoothly until we got to the carrots. We were halfway done juicing when our Breville juicer broke AGAIN! We still have an extended warranty, so we will be sending this juicer back so that Breville can send us our 4th juicer.Read more