All over the United States, we have “cocktail hours,” where fancy alcoholic creations are used to produce new thrills, stimulate jaded appetites and bolster failing spirits.
We have a new kind of “cocktail,” thanks to my dad, Paul C. Bragg. It is not made of whisky, gin, rum or other alcoholic substances. There are no toxic maraschino cherries to be found in any of them. These live, recharging juices are made from fresh, organically-grown vegetables and ripe fruits – the very life-blood of the plant – to boost your energy and immune levels! Dad imported the first hand-juicers from Europe and at the Bragg Crusades introduced juice therapy across America.
There is no liquid on Earth so satisfying as the fresh live juice drink. Not only is it delicious, but there is something far greater: the satisfaction and nourishment for the billions of cells that make up your body. When people take to the health cocktail habit, they are putting the plants’ liquid life into their bodies, to supercharge their health!
Consider that fruits and vegetables have been grown naturally by solar energy (sunshine). They contain all of the elements that the sun and earth have buried deep into their fibrous cells; they are live-cell foods. Juicing is a convenient, inexpensive way to obtain the most concentrated form of nutrition available from live whole plant and fruit foods.
Select & Prepare Organic Foods for Juicing
Demand and buy organically-grown fruits and vegetables whenever possible, because commercial produce can contain deadly pesticides and petrochemical fertilizers. Yearly, over 2. 6 billion pounds of pesticides are dumped on American food crops. Because sprays of pesticides and herbicides are used on so many commercially-grown fruits and vegetables, be sure to wash and scrub thoroughly with biodegradable soap.
Choose deep-colored, ripe, firm fruits and fresh, healthy vegetables. Use both the leaves and stems, as well as the body of the vegetable. They yield an abundance of organic minerals, even the tops of carrots contain phosphorus
Fruit & Vegetable Health Power Drinks
Organic, raw, live fruit and vegetable juices can be purchased fresh from many health food stores or prepared at home with the wonderful juicers and blenders on the market. These health juices can be used full-strength or diluted with distilled water, consumed individually or blended as below. Try adding a dash of Bragg Liquid Aminos or Bragg Sprinkle (24 herbs & spices) to vegetable and tomato combinations for a delicious health drink.
When using fresh herbs in these drinks, use 1–2 leaves or a shake of Bragg Sprinkle (salt-free with 24 herbs & spices) and Bragg Sea Kelp. Both are delicious with vegetable juices.
Healthy, Powerful Juice and Blended Combinations
• Beet, celery and alfalfa sprouts
• Cabbage, celery and apple
• Cabbage, cucumber, celery, tomato, spinach and basil
• Tomato, carrot and all greens
• Carrot, celery, watercress, garlic and wheatgrass
• Grapefruit, orange and lemon
• Beet, parsley, celery, carrot, mustard greens, and garlic
• Beet, celery, kelp and carrot
• Cucumber, carrot and parsley
• Watercress, cucumber, garlic, celery, carrot, kale and chard
• Asparagus, carrot and apple
• Carrot, celery, parsley, cabbage, onion and sweet basil
• Carrot, broccoli, lemon and cayenne
• Carrot, broccoli, celery, kale and rosemary
• Carrot, coconut and coconut milk
• Apple, carrot, celery and ginger
• Apple, pineapple and kiwi
• Apple, papaya and grapes
• Papaya, cranberries and apple
• Leafy greens, broccoli and apple
• Grape, blueberries and apple
• Watermelon (best alone)
Juicing has come a long way since my father imported the first hand operated vegetable-fruit juicer from Germany. Before, this juice was pressed by hand using cheesecloth. He introduced his new juice therapy idea, then pineapple juice, then later tomato juice, to the American public. These two juices were erroneously thought to be too acid. Now, these health beverages have become the favorites of millions. TV’s famous Juicemen Jack LaLanne and Jay Kordich say Bragg was their early inspiration and mentor! They both are ageless and are still going strong, inspiring millions to health.