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Locavor Black and Blue Smoothie

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This delicious smoothie is made mostly from locally grown fruits: Black berries, our seedless green grapes, a friend's blue grapes (not Concords), and some apples from a farmer down the hill. The only non-local item is the coconut milk I used, that brought this all together more like a very flavourful shake!
-1 C. Black and Green Grapes, washed and soaked in Apple Cider-Water, and picked off the stems (fussy, but worth it)
-Ripe, even mooshy, Blackberries
-Cored and cut up 1 - 2 Apples (your choice)
-1 - 3 C. Coconut Milk (the drinkable stuff)
I am careful to use organically-grown fruit just to cut down on the unnecessary toxins, and to amp up the flavour (I swear that organic produce tastes like "real fruit")

The blue grapes are very beautiful on the vine, etc., but they don't have a great flavour-- probably made just to make wine.  They also have seeds in them, which make a high speed blender a great tool and the seeds are good to consume this way.

The seedless green grapes are extremely flavourful and sweet.

The blackberries are from a cultivated, thornless variety and are sweet and very local-- our backyard. One or two bushes keeps us in frozen berries for a long while.  Anthony William, the Medical Medium, says that wild blueberries are the bomb, but if you can not get them, don't rely on cultivated blueberries-- use cultivated blackberries instead!  See his heavy metal detox here. 

My husband likes his smoothies a little sweeter than I like mine and adds in honey or stevia, and he often adds in superfoods (as I mention in other recipes on this site).

Even if you don't have grapes or blackberries, I know that you have some berries or other fruits that grow locally for you... use them in smoothies whenever there is an abundance of them... locally grown fruits and berries have the advantage of being fresher at the time of consumption if they are eaten at harvest time, and that means more nutrients are retained.  Enjoy!

Cancer-Kicking Smoothie and Something Else Important For You!

I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light. ~Patrick Swayze
Cancer-Kicking Smoothie (Recipe Below)

Cancer isn't really a sexy topic for a blog.  Unless you know someone who is struggling with it (the "announcement", the avalanche of fear, the numbness, the anxiety, the grief, the multi suggestions for treatments, the pharmaceuticals... etc. etc. etc.) you probably don't go on the Internet to search for preventative actions to take.... just a minute.... I don't think I know of anyone who hasn't been in this position (except perhaps a child who doesn't yet know what this scourge is). Okay, probably everyone reading this right now has googled at least once about "alternative" cancer cures, new research, anything that offers hope that the mainstream press doesn't seem to.

I have a delicious, healthy smoothie recipe for you today
 from raw foodist, Victoria Boutenko's e-newsletter:

Anti-Cancer Green Smoothie

Whirl the following up in your Vitamix or blend well in another blender type:

1 pint broccoli sprouts

1 pint ripe organic blackberries

1 cup water

Blend all ingredients well. - Enjoy

Nutritional facts:

In 1992, scientists found that broccoli sprouts are rich in a compound that provides significant protection against breast cancer and colon cancer. The compound is called sulforaphane glucosinalate. 

Black raspberries (blackberries) have been shown to reduce the risk of oral, esophageal and colon cancer in animal models, according to the researchers.

Freezing your grapes is a great way to store them!

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