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Vitamix- Queen of the Blenders

The Naked Radish Recommendation: Vita-Mix 5026 with 64 oz. container 

Look no further that the Vita-Mix for your new best friend in the kitchen!

The Vita-Mix is the most versatile, super-powered, sturdy, and reliable blender on the market; I use mine every single morning to make my green protein smoothies and throughout the day to create salad dressings, soups, juices, ice cream and homemade nut butters.

Due to the length of time I have been mixing, playing, and creating in the kitchen I have had the opportunity to experiment with 4-5 different brands of blenders and this is the first one that has truly won my heart.  If you are looking for a kitchen tool to make cooking easier, more efficient, cleaner and allow more space for creativity, this one is for you.  

With the Vita-Mix, you can experiment with new, delicious smoothie recipes, create vegan, vegetarian and raw foods in a snap, make cocktails and homemade dressings and dips for entertaining purposes, and blend up juices that are big enough to fill the whole family!

There’s nothing this blender cannot blend, chop or slice to perfection.  When you purchase yours, be sure to leave me a comment with some of your newest kitchen creations for you or the family!

What makes this machine so brilliant?

- A large stainless steel blade that has the power to easily blend through the roughest, toughest ingredients.

- A motor built to withstand years of daily use in both home and commercial kitchens. I’ve had mine for 10 years!

- The speed dial which allows users to apply different levels of blending power depending on what they are making.

-An accelerator tool to help breakdown and blend thick mixtures.

- The option of a 32, 48, or 64-ounce container depending on the needs of your culinary adventures.

- Vitamix has a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so if you have second thoughts you can return a machine within the first 30 days for a full refund and they even pay return shipping.

The Naked Radish Recommendation: Vita-Mix 5026 with 64 oz. container

On a tighter budget?  Ninja Pro Blender 

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Strainer & Spatula

Naked Radish Recommendations for Juicing: Strainer & Spatula

You’ve prepared your green elixir of health, and it’s sitting in a stainless steel bowl.  Awesome, Step 1, done!  Now it’s time to separate the pulp from the juice. You do this by pouring the juice through a large mesh strainer into another trusty stainless steel bowl (we told you stainless steel bowls will become your healthy kitchen BFFs). While you’re straining your fresh juice, you’ll see a back up of juice in the strainer, simply swish the juice circularly inside the strainer and it will strain through.  Step 2, check!

Wait — not quite yet! You don’t want to waste even a drop of your delicious juice and there’s definitely more hiding in that pulp!  Using a spatula, push down on the remaining pulp sitting in the strainer until all the juice has been delivered into the bowl – now you’ve saved all the juice

Alternately, instead of using a spatula to make sure you get all your juice out of the pulp, you can go hippie style.  In place of the spatula, use the backside of your hand (make a fist, now loosen your hand, and push on pulp with hands from fingers to first knuckles).

NOW go enjoy your green elixir of health – you sooo deserve it!

*** Have you ever wondered the health differences between straining the pulp (juicing) vs. drinking the pulp (blending)?

Check out Kris Carr’s Infographic on the differences.

Naked Radish Recommendations for Juicing: Strainer & Spatula

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Freezer Packs – Slim & Lightweight

The Naked Radish Recommendation: Fit & Fresh Cool Coolers Slim Lunch Ice Packs 

The best things really do come in small packages. And here thin lightweight ice packs are a vital tool for any busy health-conscious individual on the move.

Packaged in sets of 4, these sleek packs easily it into lunch bag and stay cold and dry for hours.

I’ll often pack a jar of juice, fresh fruit, and a few Tupperware containers of meals to last me throughout the day. But I don’t always have a refrigerator to store it all in during the day, which makes these ice packs essential to keeping my fuel fresh.

Take it from someone who has tried to unsuccessfully squeeze a bulky freezer block in between two jars of juice that these are the best on the market. You’ll never have to deal with ice packs melting a hour into your brown bag one hour after packing it again.

Fit & Fresh Cool Coolers Slim Lunch Ice Packs offers the following features: 

- There is little to no condensation when placed in a bag or cooler, which keeps your food in a dry and clean home.

-  Just one ice pack can keep food extremely cold for more than 4 hours.

- Due to their sleek design, the ice packs can be placed at the bottom of a lunch bag, in between canning jars, or stacked between several containers.

- The ice packs are reusable, non-toxic, and BPA free!

The Naked Radish Recommendation: Fit & Fresh Cool Coolers Slim Lunch Ice Packs 

On a tighter budget? These babies are only $8. It’s a small investment for a vital tool and we wouldn’t recommend a cheaper product.

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Sole!! Healthy, detoxifying, Beautifying SALT!

Himalayan or Celtic Salt water sole (pronounced so-lay) is a natural, energetically charged, electrolyte-dense brine (salt solution) taken daily to increase health and wellness. It’s super easy to make, tastes great, and provides a variety of health benefits.

Why Drink Sole?

We carry a lot of salt in our bodies – this is evident by our naturally salty tears and sweat.  Salt is necessary for the body to function;  it’s like the spark that allows cell to cell communication by transmitting information in and out of nerves, muscles, and organs (click here for Dr.Young’s video on electricity). Blood cells also need salt to maintain their proper fluid level.  Unfortunately, like Vitamin C, certain amino acids, and essential fatty acids, our bodies cannot create the salt it needs. We must get the salt we need from our food.

Salt carries an energy and life force, and unprocessed salt from the earth carries vibration and energy. It cleanses toxins by breaking them down and moving them out of the body.  In some people, sole can be so detoxifying at first that they can only start with 2 – 3 drops at a time in an 8 oz glass of water.

Sole is also an excellent remedy for skin diseases. That’s why people who suffer from skin problems, specifically neurodermatitis and psoriasis, tend to have a decrease in skin symptoms after swimming in the ocean – talk about natural healing water! Since the skin is an excretive organ that mirrors the condition of our intestines, sole will give your body the ability to cleanse itself on the outside too. During the start of the cleansing process, some people first experience aggravation of the skin, rashes, and even diarrhea. This is normal at first, as the sole creates a foundation for the skin to regain its general condition of health. However, in a short time, the skin will change to reflect the healthy condition of your inner body; you really will begin to radiate this vital living energy.

Additional Benefits of Sole Therapy:

  • Sole helps the intestinal tract by aiding digestion and supplying the proper salt to water ratio inside the intestines
  • Sole drinking therapy restores the body’s natural frequency pattern and can hold this vibration for over 24 hours
  • Sole balances the acid-alkaline imbalance as well as normalizes the blood pressure
  • Sole dissolves and releases crystallized deposits, the cause of rheumatic diseases and kidney and gallbladder stones
  • Sole weakens addictions
  • Sole cleans the intestines and heals skin diseases

If you are interested in learning more about the healing benefits of sole, check out this book: Water & Salt, The Essence of Life: The Healing Power of Nature by Dr. Barbara Hendel.

Please Note: Commercially prepared salt (iodized salt) is NOT a health boosting food. It’s unhealthy because it’s “cleaned and purified” at extremely high temperatures by a process that forms a recrystalzation of the salt.  After being heated at such as high temperature, the salt is dried and chemicals such as moisture absorbers and anti caking agents are added. This is NOT something you want in your body and should never be used to make sole.

How to Make Sole:

  1. Create Sole by placing Himalayan Salt Crystals into a GLASS container with a plastic lid. Remember: NEVER use Common Table salt from the grocery store.
  2. Cover the pink salt crystals with water and let sit for about 2 hours. During this time, the salt crystals will begin to break down and dissolve into the water. This process is infusing and saturating the water with salt.
  3. After about 2 hours, check the mixture.  You want to have crystals remaining in the bowl. If all the crystals are dissolved, add more salt and let set another 2 hours.
  4. The Sole is ready when you still see crystals in the bowl.

IMPORTANT: The crystals will NOT break down all the way, which tells us that the water is at the correct 26% saturation level. You are now ready to use this salt in your water on a daily basis.

 How to Use Sole:

Once you’ve made your sole from the directions above, use a hard plastic or wooden spoon (avoid using a metal spoon or the sole may pull out unwanted minerals from the metal) to scoop 1 teaspoon of sole into 8 oz of water. Drink this daily – you’ll be surprised at how great it tastes! Really!

Note –you might want to start small with 1 or two drops and increase up to 1 to 2 teaspoons per day. It’s much better to consistently have 1 drop a day then 2 teaspoons a day occasionally – so focus on creating a habit.

Once you start you sole therapy, share with us in the comments your experience!

 

Video from site http://www.natural-salt-lamps.com/edible-crystal-salts.html @ Solay Wellness. Is this the same rocks as www.americanbluegreen.com

http://www.amazon.com/Light-Himalayan-Crystal-Lamps-5-7lbs/dp/B001N8IWMQ/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1356107290&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=solay+wellness+salt+lamp

 

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Water & Salt:: The Essence Of Life: The Healing Power of Nature

What is the importance of salt in the body?  We are salty beings … have you ever tasted your tears or your sweat?   This book, Water & Salt:: The Essence of Life: The Healing Power of Nature is full of well researched facts about the human body, disease, health, and beauty as it relates to salt.  Did you know you can use salt to improve your sinuses, eye problems, oral health, and allergies?  Did you know you can use salt for beauty wraps, baths, facials, and to improve skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.  Did you know that the right kind of salt can help alkalize your body as well as increase your energy?  We are not talking about common table salt but pure and natural Himalayan Crystal Salt.
Salt has been vilified as the cause of hyper-tension, dehydration, and ill health.  When processed salt is used in canned and packaged foods it is indeed a health robber and we are better off without it.  On the other hand, natural salt from the earth is a health booster necessary for shining health.  We are electric beings and salt provides the spark for cell communication.

This simple-to-read book by author Dr. Barbara Hendel is well researched and provides surprising facts about the human body  & health as it relates to the proper kind of salt.  Dr. Hendel provides the recipe for Sole, as well as, natural beauty remedies such as salt baths, wraps and scrubs.  She provides many remedies for health concerns like allergies, lung health, and heavy metal detox.

You will never look at grocery store salt again once you learn the difference!

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Cutting Board

The Naked Radish Recommendation: Oxo Good Grips 15 by 21 cutting board, black edge

One of the very first things you should invest in as you create your healthy home kitchen is a set of sturdy, multi-purpose cutting boards. They are a must have, and you’ll be surprised at how often you’ll  use them to chop veggies for a quick salad, prepare dinner entrees and sides,  slice and peel potatoes for a new recipe, and to get fruits and veggies ready for juicing –  the possibilities are endless.  Heck, your best bet is to just leave them ready to go on the counter at a moment’s notice!

Over the years, the Naked Radish team has experimented with all types of cutting boards: bamboo, glass, wood, plastic, rubber, and even steel boards (yes, they actually exist). After trying out so many boards, we now agree that our favorite board is the Oxo Good Grip 15” by 21” cutting board.

Why the Oxo Good Grip Board? Glad you asked (you know we love our sharing our experiences and tips)!

The Oxo board has 3 important components that make it our best pick: material, size, and grip. 

Material: Oxo boards are made of plastic, which researchers and experts agree are easier to keep clean than their wooden or bamboocounterparts. More importantly, the plastic used in the board is polypropylene plastic, making it preferred over common plastic cutting boards made of polyethelene. This plastic material resists scratches, odor, and bacterial – win, win, and win (except for the bacteria, of course)!

Size: Oxo cutting boards come in a variety of sizes depending on the amount of chopping, slicing, and dicing you do. We recommend the larger 15 x 21 cutting board (you know we’re always in the kitchen), but Oxo allows has a great 10.5 by 15 board that’s perfect if you’re on a tighter budget or have a very small work space. And remember, it’s really important to have designated boards for meats and veggies, so you don’t cross contaminate. Getting one small and one big board is the perfect solution.

 Grip/Design:  We love the design because the raised edges (your choice of either black or red) provide an easy grip necessary for a steady, non-slip cutting, and chopping surface. There is also a juice groove that keeps your work area clean (well, it helps anyway).

 Cutting Board Hygiene

Once you purchase your cutting boards, it is important to have a protocol on hand to keep them clean, sparkling, and at your service in the kitchen!  This is nothing crazy or hard. You’ll just purchase a 32 oz. plastic spritz bottle, fill it with a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide (you can easily pick-up this up at any supermarket or pharmacy), and use that to spritz your cutting board periodically. You can use this bottle for more than just cleaning your cutting boards: general kitchen cleaner, freshener, and disinfectant.

Go get your cutting boards and get to chopping – we know you’ll love this purchase!

On a tighter budget? Try this smaller cutting board: Oxo Good Grips 10.5 by 15 cutting board, black edge

 

 

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Great Scrubbing Brushes

These are THE brushes you need for cleaning your juicer and juicing containers:

Libman Big Job Kitchen Brush

OXO Bottle Brush with small brush included

Straw Brush, Baby Sippy Cup Brush (just because/great to have)

You just bought your new juicer, right? Awesome. Trust us you’re going to love it and start noticing the health benefits right away. However, if you’re reading this, you’re either afraid of the clean-up process (keep reading because you don’t have to be) or you realized the hard way that the brush that came with your juicer ain’t all that and a bag of chips kale. The good news is there are some super cool, affordable brushes that will make the clean-up process simple, quick, and not feel like a total chore (we know you have a million other things to do). Since we’re masters at juicing (and the unavoidable clean-up process), we’ll show you how we do it.

The key to juicing clean up is using a firm, not too tiny brush. That’s why the brush that comes with your juicer makes cleaning the juicer 10X harder than it needs to be – the manufactures care about making a good juicer not a good brush. Firm brushes are the best for the job because they give you more than one way to maneuver them (making sure you easily get in every nook and cranny). The three brushes we recommend all fit the job perfectly.

The Libman Big Job Kitchen Brush is your main scrubbing brush. It’s awesome because it has two usable surfaces. The main head of the brush can be used for the first big sweep over the juice basket. Then the smaller and firmer part of the brush is perfect for getting any veggie fibers that didn’t come out with the bigger part of the brush. It may take a little elbow grease to remove stuck veggie fibers (you could even consider it part of your arm workout for the day), but it is super easy with this smaller firmer section of the brush.

OXO Bottle Brush is another great option and has several uses for all your juicing equipment. The main part of the brush is perfect to clean the inside of the juice basket and inside the juice chute. The cool part of the OXO bottlebrush is it has a nipple attachment that sits inside the handle of the brush. This nipple attachment is perfect for any other hard to reach spots on your juicer. We also use it to clean our Life Factory {http://www.lifefactory.com/adults/22-oz-flip-1.html} glass water bottles and covers (these bad boys are the best bottles to use on the go). Nipple brushes rock because they clean all those hard to reach tiny crevices.

Besides cleaning your juicer, both the Libman Big Job Kitchen Brush and the OXO Bottle Brush are perfect for quick and easy cleaning of your canning jars and lids.

The last brush we want to share with you definitely looks a little strange, but is such a cool tool to have in your kitchen. It’s the Brushtech Sports Bottle cleaner and it’s designed to clean cups with reusable straws. This brush allows you to actually get into the straw area and clean it properly (you know there’s usually a ton of germs hanging out there, right?) so your cup can serve you or your little tykes without worry of bacteria or fungus setting up home inside an unclean straw.

Check out this video by Brushtech showing you exactly how to use it. 

Now you have the scoop on the best brushes to clean your juicer, juicer accessories, and more! No excuses, it’s time to juice – and clean!

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Knives – Victorinox, the best in show!

Knives Knives Knives. This is such an important subject and it is absolutely critical that you select the right ones for your kitchen with all the chopping, slicing and dicing that takes place during your culinary adventures. Without the right knives in your kitchen, you will be as humbled as a carpenter without tools. This section is less about the exact knife to buy, although the two choices I have given you are top notch and very reasonably priced, and more about the type of knives you will need to get the job done.

Two knives are all you really need.

The first is the Victorinox 8 inch Chef’s Knife for hard and large vegetables and fruit…think carrots, sweet potatoes, pineapples and the like. The 8 inch Chef’s knife can be used for fine chopping herbs and onions like the chefs do. Check out this video for a quick lesson. : ) .

The other is the Victorinox 5 inch Mini Chef’s Knife for small jobs and fine tuning…think peeling apples, cutting cucumbers , lemons, and celery.

With just these 2 knives you can successfully accomplish any job in the kitchen.

Your knives will stay in good shape when you use a high quality cutting board like the Oxo Good Grip Cutting Boards.

The Victorinox knives are rated as the most popular by users at Amazon. The knives are well balanced, they handle beautifully for cutting through produce & the handle feels great in your hand.

The craftsmanship of the Victorinox can hold up against the more expensive brands like Wusthofs and Heckels and Cutco. While those three are beautiful products their price is sometimes twice that of the Victorinox; that is the value of these wonderful knives…high end quality knives for a super duper great price! I have chosen the Victorinox knives for their high value and they match performance cut for cut in the departments of cutting, chopping, peeling, paring and dicing. You can’t find a better knife at a more affordable pice than these awesome Victorinox knives.

If you have never had quality knives before, you are going to be delighted at the ease with which you can create quality food now. Having great knives is like extending your hands to be creative sculptors of design. And if you are familiar with quality knives you are going to love the value that these knives will offer you. Yayayay! Get these, they are going to make you sooooo happy!

Sharpening Steel

http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Cutlery-9-Inch-Sharpening-Plastic/dp/B00092RFTS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343597091&sr=8-1&keywords=Victorinox+sharpening+steel

Although the Victorinox knives hold their sharp edges for a long time, you may want to purchase a sharpening steel. This sharpening steel I use all the time. It is affordable and it creates a beautifully sharp edge on both your 8” chef’s knife and your 5” mini chef knife.

See below for a quick explanation and video on how to sharpen your quality knives!

How do I keep my knives sharp?

All quality knives require proper maintenance to keep them in perfect cutting shape. The best of edges will quickly dull if it strikes metal, glass, or Formica. A wooden cutting board makes the best cutting surface. And, if a slip occurs, a proper cutting board is safer for the user. Frequent use of a Victorinox sharpening steel will keep blades in tip top working condition. All straight-edge knives need steeling to keep their edges.
How to “Steel” a Knife

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Steeling a Knife
1. Hold the steel firmly in your left hand with the guard positioned to stop the blade should it slip.
2. Hold the knife in your right hand and place on top part of steel as shown.
3. Raise back of blade one-eighth inch.
4. Now, moving the blade only, draw it across the steel in an arching curve, pivoted at your wrist. The blade tip should leave the steel about two-thirds of the way down.
5. Repeat the same action with the Blade on the bottom side of the steel. Always maintain the same pressure and angle on both sides of the steel.
6. Repeat five or six times.
How should I store my knives?

Safety is the biggest concern of storage, both to the user and to protect the knife’s edge. Choices include a knife magnet, knife block, drawer insets, and also individual knife protectors.

Norpro Magnetic Knife Bar

http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Inch-Magnetic-Knife-Tool/dp/B000CRDDBE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343600431&sr=8-2&keywords=knife+magnetic+strip

A great way to keep your knives in order. I like this one because it give you the choice of 12” 18” or 25”. If you are new to food prep and the only quality knives you have are you 5” and 8” knives then the 12 will be plenty big for you. Organization leading to Juicing Longevity.

It all counts, my lovely Health Lovers.

 

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Potent Protein – Clean Source of Vegetarian Protein by Body Ecology

The Naked Radish Recommendation: 

Let me introduce you to the nutrient dense, portable, energy-creating, vegetarian protein….also known as, Potent Protein! This is a supplement produced by Body Ecology that provides a clean source of protein; it is extremely easy to digest so you can take it in the morning and  continue  morning cleansing without having to digest heavier protein sources.

Potent Protein can be taken alone, but I like it best when combined with Vitality SuperGreens. If you need an afternoon boost or an after workout protein boost, take a tsp or 2 of Potent Protein and feel confident that you are boosting your health and vibrancy with a complete vegetarian source of protein.

Here’s how I use this amazing product:

- I place 1 – 2 tsp of Potent Protein into my Vitality SuperGreens each morning.

- I also add 1 tsp. Sole to this wonderful morning drink.

- This drink is nutrient dense and rich in probiotics, it decreases carb and sugar cravings, is an anti-inflammatory, and creates the BEST glowing vibrant skin.

After consuming for a few days you will find you have more energy — solid energy that comes from a balanced and nourished body. The kind of balanced energy that I am referring to comes from solid and strong adrenal glands and a balanced thyroid. This balanced energy is very different that the coffee or chocolate induced jittery energy. The coffee or Coke energy that we sometimes use, can be thought of as junk or cheap energy while a body that uses Vitality SuperGreens and Potent Protien has an energy that is deep and satisfying; it assists us in maintaining clarity in stressful situations and doesn’t give up or give out at the end of the day.

This product is 50% Fermented Spirulina which is an additional wonderful source of vegetarian protein. It is a highly usable protein and easily assimilated especially once it has been fermented. According to this article at Body Ecology Diet:
· Spirulina provides 18 amino acids, including all of the 8 essential amino acids that your body does not make on its own.
· Spirulina is over 60% protein.
· Spirulina has an abundance of chlorophyll, vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, and trace minerals, making it truly a complete food.

The important thing to remember is the digestion and the assimilation of what you are putting into your body. When we use Protein shakes it is important to know ask, ‘What is the quality of the protein you are choosing?’ Is it digestible? Is it clean burning? Is it alkaline or acid forming? Is it from a clean source?

The answer is YES to all of those questions and it is alkaline forming too when using Potent Protein.

The other 50% of Potent Protein is made up of the following awesome ingredients:

Chick Peas: a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. In addition, their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When combined with whole grains such as rice, chick peas provide virtually fat-free, high quality protein.

Biodynamic Rice: contains high levels of insoluble fiber and contributes B vitamins — folic acid and pyridoxine — iron and potassium. Rice also contains the B vitamin thiamine, which is present in the brain. An excellent source of complex carbohydrates.

Flax Seed: is high in essential fatty acids and is a healing mucilage. Flax seed can be good for the bowel system, soothe cramps and heal inflammation. It provides Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils.

Millet: is the richest in protein of all the grains. It is also rich in sillica, which is also good for hair, nails and skin. Of all the cereals, millet contains the highest level of iron. Millet also contains magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals, along with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and small amounts of C.
Quinoa: has an almost perfect amino acid composition, a high content of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron & a low sodium content.

Add this product into your daily routine and watch the transformation take place!

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Goji Berries – High Powered Antioxidant

Why do you want to add Goji Berries into your healthy kitchen pantry?! They are one of the world’s greatest Superfoods and nutrient dense foods available, in addition to, serving as a high powered antioxidants that has your cells singing songs of love and joy!

While Goji Berries are one of the oldest medicinal plants known to man, they are just recently bursting onto the health scene in the United States. As a complete source of protein, containing all 8 essential amino acids, Goji Berries are a powerful antioxidant, liver and kidney cleanser, anti-inflammatory and healer to the gut, as well as, high in B Vitamins for brain health and lutene and astaxanthin for eye health.

What are some other health benefits of the magnificent Goji Berry?

- Cleanses the liver and supports kidney “chi”.
- More Vitamin A than carrots.
- High in B vitamins.
- Boosts immune system.
- Fabulous for skin because it cleanses the liver.
- Decreases sugar cravings.
- Helps with blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Reduces aches and pains.

*Goji Berries are the only food on earth that increases Human Growth Hormone, the youth hormone.

Not only do Goji Berries flood our entire system with nutrients, they taste delicious as well!

Goji Berries can be eaten as a snack similar to raisins. Placed in cereals, salads, smoothies, or mixed with nuts and seeds. They reduce cravings for health robbers.

Goji Berry Protein Superfood Shakes

Berry Yummy
2 oz of Goji Berries soaked in 8 oz of water for 10 minutes to 24 hours
½ cup organic raspberries
½ cup organic blueberries
Optional:
1 Orange divided in sections

Pour the Goji Berries WITH the soaking water into a blender. Add raspberries and blueberries. Blend for 30 seconds.

Touch of Tropical
2 oz Goji Berries soaked in 8 oz of water for 10 minutes to 24 hours
½ cup pineapple

Pour Goji Berries WITH the soaking water into a blender. Add ½ cup pineapple. Blend for 30 seconds.

Red Banana!!
2 oz Goji Berries soaked in 8 oz of water for 20 minutes to 24 hours
1 banana

Pour Goji Berries WITH the soaking water into a blender. Add 1 banana. Blend for 30 seconds.

These shakes are the best thing EVER. They are filling, delicious, and highly highly nutrient dense. They are the most guilt free dessert type meal you could drink.

Goji Berry Homemade Trail Mix – nutrient, dense snack on the go!!

1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup almonds
½ cup cashews
½ cups walnuts
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup goji berries
1 cup cacao nibs
½ cup dried apples or apricots cut into pieces
½ tsp Himalayan Sea Salt on top

Shake, Mix, and Enjoy!

Goji Berries earn their place in any natural cupboard but they are particularly close to our hearts here at theNakedRadish for their ability to create a super simple, high protein, tasty smoothie that replaces our desire for those sugary treats that do not serve us.

The Naked Radish Recommendation:

 

Goji Berries are one of the oldest medicinal plants known to man, and they have recently burst into the health scene in the United States as the new “it” superfood.  We LOVE Goji Berries at the Naked Radish, and we know you will too!

 

What’s a Goji Berry:

Goji berries are the most nutrient dense fruit on earth and are native to the Himalayan Mountains. They are also called wolfberries (we think Goji sounds cooler though), and are a bright orange-red color. Surprisingly, they are a member of the nightshade family, which includes potatoes, tomato, eggplant, and peppers. Goji Berries have been used for generations as a culinary treat (they’re so yummy) and for all their health benefits as a nutritional powerhouse.

 

Health Benefits of the Magnificent Goji Berry:

There are so many health benefits of Goji Berries (hence, why they’re a superfood). Check out the crazy long list of what this wonderful berry can do for your health and wellness.

  • Goji Berries provide a complete source of protein, containing all 8 essential amino acids – and have the highest protein concentration of any fruit
  • They are a natural liver and kidney cleanser  and support kidney “chi”
  • Goji berries contain more Vitamin A than carrots and have 15 times the amount of iron in Spinach
  • High levels of antioxidants and polysaccharides boost the immune system
  • They are loaded with 21 trace minerals
  • Supports brain health with high levels of Vitamin B
  • Lutene and Astaxanthin support eye health
  • They have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties
  • Gogi Berries help regulate blood pressure and cholesterol
  • They reduces aches and pains (traditional Chinese medicine specifies aches of the lower back)
  • Have a high amount of fiber
  • Help decreases sugar cravings
  • Heal the gut
  • Your cells will be singing songs of love and joy with the high powered and abundant antioxidants in Goji Berries – Fabulous for the Skin*

 

*Goji Berries are the only food on earth that increases Human Growth Hormone, the youth hormone.

 

Do you really need any more reasons to start adding Goji Berries to your life? We didn’t think so.

 

How to Eat Goji Berries

Not only do Goji Berries flood your entire system with amazing benefits and nutrients, they taste delicious as well!

You can add Goji Berries to food in the same way you would raisins – put them in your cereal, salads, smoothies, or mix with nuts and seeds. They are great at reducing cravings for health robbers (you know what we’re talking about – cakes, cookies, candy, the sweet stuff).  Now, you can easily satisfy your sweet cravings, while boosting your health. Check out some of our favorite Gogi Berry Recipes below.

 

Goji Berry Protein Superfood Shakes + Nutrient Dense Trailmix Recipe

 

Berry Yummy

2 oz of Goji Berries soaked in 8 oz of water for 10 minutes to 24 hours

½ cup organic raspberries

½ cup organic blueberries

Optional:

1 Orange divided in sections

 

Pour the Goji Berries WITH the soaking water into a blender. Add raspberries and blueberries. Blend for 30 seconds.

 

Touch of Tropical

2 oz Goji Berries soaked in 8 oz of water for 10 minutes to 24 hours

½ cup pineapple

 

Pour Goji Berries WITH the soaking water into a blender. Add ½ cup pineapple. Blend for 30 seconds.

 

Red Banana

2 oz Goji Berries soaked in 8 oz of water for 20 minutes to 24 hours

1 banana

 

Pour Goji Berries WITH the soaking water into a blender. Add 1 banana. Blend for 30 seconds.

 

These shakes are the best thing EVER. They are filling, delicious, and highly nutrient dense. They are the most guilt free, dessert type meal you could drink.

 

Goji Berry Homemade Trail Mix

This is the perfect nutrient dense snack on the go and so easy to make!

 

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup almonds

½ cup cashews

½ cups walnuts

1 cup coconut flakes

1 cup Goji Berries

1 cup cacao nibs

½ cup dried apples or apricots cut into pieces

½ tsp Himalayan Sea Salt on top

 

Shake, Mix, and Enjoy! Remember – sharing is caring!

 

Goji Berries earn their place in any natural cupboard, but if you haven’t noticed, they are particularly close to our hearts here at the Naked Radish for their ability to create a super simple, high protein, tasty smoothie that replaces those sugary treats that lack nutrients for our bodies.  We know you’ll love them too!

Which recipe is calling your name “make me, make me”? Tell us in the comments!