Spotlight on Cranberry Ginger RAAWJuice

The Breakdown: 2 ½ cups of cranberries, 1 ginger root

The Benefits: This fruit and root blend is known to have a high vitamin C and antioxidant content that helps cleanse and protect the immune and digestive system. Dr. Oz says that Ginger is also helps regulate the blood flow in your gastrointestinal system, which stimulates digestion, and can lead to a faster metabolism.

Ways to Enjoy –

Over ice

Straight from the bottle

Mixed with your favorite Green Tea – Iced

RAAW™Juice Recipe – Cranberry Ginger Green Tea

To Make Iced Cranberry Ginger Green Tea:

What you’ll need: Your favorite Green Tea (we used Lipton Pure Green Tea), Ice, Hot Water, a measuring cup, a bottle of Cranberry Ginger RAAW™ Juice, and a cup.

What to do (PER individual serving, increase sizes for more):  Boil around 1 cup of water, pour into measuring cup, and steep 1 or 2 tea bags in the hot water.  Wait until the Green Tea reaches room temperature. In your cup add ice, amount of desired Cranberry Ginger RAAW™ Juice, and ½ cup of cold water; now add the green tea from the measuring cup. Add more ice to cool.

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(Sources: http://www.doctoroz.com/article/health-benefits-ginger)

RAAWesome Raspberry Lemongrass Chocolate Cake

If you love chocolate cake, and you love RAAWJuices, then this cake is for you. Try this delicious easy chocolate cake recipe with a RAAWesome twist!

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What you will need:

1 box of Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake

4 Tablespoons of Greek Yogurt

1/3rd a cup of Raspberry Lemongrass RAAW™  Juice

3 Eggs

Oil or butter according to package directions

 

What to do:

Combine together in a mixing bowl.

Follow the baking directions on the box.

Optional – Top with fresh raspberries and powdered sugar.

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A RAAWesome recipe that’s guilt free, RAAWardYourself!

Another RAAWesome Contest!

 

Read all the information bellow before entering.  Good Luck!

Start Date: August 21st, 2014

End Date: September 12th, 2014 at Midnight EDT

To Enter: Show us how you #RAAWardYourself. Post a picture of your favorite RAAW Juice in your favorite place to relax. We want to see where you like to sit back and kick up your feet with a deliciously natural ice cold RAAW™ in hand!

How to Enter: Log onto Instagram and post your entry photo with “@RAAWJuices #RAAWesomeSummer #RAAWardYourself” Entries will only be accepted via INSTAGRAM using the given hashtags. Only ONE entry is allowed per Instagram username.

Rules:  Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to enter – we will need your mailing address if you are a winner. Winners must be following RAAW Juices on Instagram.  Inappropriate posts of any kind will automatically be disqualified.

Prizes:  First Place – A RAAW Juices T-Shirt,  A RAAW Juices Tote bag, Three VIP (Free bottle) Coupons, and Three $0.55 cent off coupons. Second Place – A RAAW Juices T-Shirt,  A RAAW Juices Tote bag, 2 Vip Coupons, Three $0.55cent off coupons. Third Place – A RAAW Juices T-Shirt,  A RAAW Juices tote Tote bag, 1 Vip Coupon, Three $0.55 cent off coupons.

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RAAWard Yourself! Enter a contest that treats you for treating yourself!

RAAW™ Bellini (Manghini)

What’s better than a Mimosa? A Bellini with a Mango twist! A great recipe for all of you who love champagne and our RAAW™ Juice!

What you need:

2 Ounces of Mango Guarana

4 Ounces of your favorite champagne (We used Prosecco)

1 Ounce of Mango Puree (Optional, but recommended)

Champagne Flute

 

What to do:

Pour the Mango Guarana Juice into the champagne flute

Slowly add the Prosecco

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The perfect weekend treat to RAAWard Yourself after a long work week!

RAAW Mango Guarana Margarita’s

Tired of your basic unhealthy margarita? Try this satisfying RAAWesome margarita made with RAAW Juices to #RAAWardYourself!

What you need:

  • Salt or sugar, for rim of glasses*
  • ½ Lime, cut into quarters
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 2/3rd cup of Mango Guarana
  • 3 Tablespoons of lime juice**
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 2 margarita glasses
  • Small saucer
  • Cocktail shaker or small pitcher

What to do:

  • Spread a thin layer of salt or sugar on the small saucer
  • Run 1 lime wedge around the rim of 2 margarita glasses
  • Press rims of glasses into the sugar/salt on saucer
  • In the cocktail shaker or small pitcher, combine tequila, Mango Guarana juice, lime juice, and ice cubes
  • Stir or shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  • Squeeze juice from 1 lime piece into each drink, and drop the lime piece in the glass
  • Serve immediately

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*Could also use pink Himalyan salt for the rim of the glasses, or a salt and sugar combination.

** Fresh lime juice could be substituted for bottled lime juice.

Spotlight on Raspberry Lemongrass

The Breakdown:  2 ½ cups of Raspberries, 1 ½ ounces of Lemongrass

The Benefits:  Raspberries are known for their high antioxidant content. Raspberries are also a great anti-inflammatory. Lemongrass is known to relive stress, insomnia, and help the body release harmful toxins.

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Ways to Enjoy:

  • Chilled and straight from the bottle
  • Raspberry Lemongrass Balsamic Salad Dressing/Marinade
  • Pour Raspberry Lemongrass RAAW Juice over ice and add a splash of lemonade.

Raspberry Lemongrass Balsamic Salad Dressing/Marinade Recipe:

 

What you’ll need20140709_191803 (Vary measurements based on desired amount) –

  • 6 to 7 Tablespoons of Raspberry Lemongrass RAAW™ Juices
  • 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze – we used Modenaceti  Balsamico Di Modena  (note: using balsamic glaze will give you a slightly sweeter and thicker result)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil – We used Shop Rite brand.
  • A pinch of fresh ground black pepper to taste.

What to do –

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and wisk together. Use over your favorite salads or as a marinade on chicken.

How long it lasts –

  • If you have any left over, store in an air tight container and use within two to three days.

 

 (Read more about the benefits of raspberries here:  http://www.livestrong.com/article/419257-benefits-of-raspberries/ and lemongrass here: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-719-LEMONGRASS.aspx?activeIngredientId=719&activeIngredientName=LEMONGRASS)

Spotlight on Better Beets

The Breakdown:  1 ½ Beets per bottle of Better Beets

Benefits:  Beets are a vegetable known to boost stamina, and are loaded with vitamins and iron. Beets are a great way to help maintain cardiovascular health.  It is a great aid in lowering blood pressure.

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Ways to enjoy: 

  • Chilled and straight from the bottle.
  • Although our Better Beets contains an amount of pineapple juice, pour into glass and mix with a splash of pineapple juice and ice.
  • Get creative and add a splash to summertime side dishes perfect for BBQs, like in potato salad or hummus for a unique delicious twist!

Our recipe for Beet Juice Hummus:

What’s needed –

  • Your favorite classic hummus, homemade or store bought. We’re using Tribe’s original classic hummus.
  • 1 can of washed chickpeas (if needed)
  •  2 to 4 tablespoons of Better Beets RAAW™ Juice
  • Fresh veggies (such as carrots, sliced bell peppers, or cucumbers) or pita chips for dipping

How to –

 In a blender combine the classic hummus and desired amount of Better Beets RAAW™ Juice, using more to increase flavor strength. Blend until mixed.  If consistency has become watery, add appropriate amount of canned washed chickpeas. Blend until smooth.  Pour hummus mixture into a serving bowl and serve with fresh veggies or pita chips for dipping.

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See what Doctor Oz has to say about beet juice (Source: Dr. Oz; unaffiliated with RAAW™ Juice): http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/benefits-beet-juice

 

Giving Back

Giving Back!

When I think about community and charity, I think about trying to make a difference. I think about teaching my daughter the value of life and it’s privileges. I think about leaving my community a better place then what it is now and I think about making our world a little better.

It’s so easy to give back and do something for your community, but how committed are you to a cause. When most people talk about giving back it’s usually very broad. There’s no personal connection. It’s easy to write a check or put in a few hours of help, but people rarely work one-on-one with a person or a cause.

I firmly believe in order to really give back it has to start with being personal. Whether it’s cleaning up a neighborhood, working with children or feeding those in need, when it’s personal, you can feel the difference.

I commend everyone who makes it a point to give back. We need check writers and we need charity gala’s but if your up for it, try the personal touch. It really does feed the soul.

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RAAW and my family…

I was introduced to RAAW juices 2 years ago. I will admit, I am not a big health person, but since I’ve become a mother, nutrition is always on my mind. When I tried the juice for the first time, I was skeptical. The bottle looked beautiful and the colors and design were very appealing, but ‘Vegetables and Fruit’ and it taste great? We’ll see.

To my wonderful surprise, it was AMAZING!!! I couldn’t believe that something this healthy was not only good for me and my family, but it tasted great. I have tried juicing, eating more vegetables, and fruit, but it always felt like a chore. Like most people, life is hectic. I’m a mother, wife and a full time career woman. I eat most of my meals in the car and every once in a while I’ll pay for a high price smoothie when I feel run down.

This madness has to stop and thanks to RAAW, we are becoming a healthier family. I like to start my day with a RAAW – preferable Passion Fruit Wheat grass – and in between school and swim class, my 9 year old likes to grab a Strawberry Purple Carrot. My husband enjoys the Pineapple Cucumber and from time to time, we’ll all share a Better Beets.

I highly recommend everyone try these drinks. Yes the nutritional value is important, but my favorite thing about this product is how it makes me feel. I feel GREAT!!!!

Sincerely,

Mayra Uribe
Wife, Mother and Co-host of Action Sports Show – ‘Kevin Sutton Show, All Action Sports, All the time’

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Resolutions to Make for 2014

When the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, millions of people made resolutions to eat better and live healthier. However, come February, many of those lofty goals will be out the window.

New Year’s resolutions often fall to the wayside because they are too generic, overwhelming or unattainable. Instead, it is better to make simple resolutions with specific action plans to help you meet your goals. Just take it one day at a time. Also, keep in mind that many of the resolutions we strive to achieve are lifestyle changes—they can take the entire year to accomplish.

Here are our top food resolutions and suggestions to make for 2014:

• Keep your Goals Attainable: Remember that resolutions such as “eating healthier” and “getting in shape” are very large goals to achieve. Not only are these goals, they are lifestyle changes! Set a big picture resolution, and keep yourself on track all year with smaller, monthly goals. Simple, attainable, monthly goals are a sure-fire way to stay up beat and motivated throughout the entire year.

• RAAWard Yourself: Stay motivated and on track all year long by treating yourself occasionally. If your resolution is to get in shape, don’t beat yourself up for missing a day at the gym; instead, be positive about all of the days you do go. Another method of staying positive—cheat once in a while on your new diet. Changing your eating habits can be tough. In moderation, sneaking a sweet treat once in a while will keep the temptation at bay in the long run.

• Divorce your Phone: A fun incentive to make sure you aren’t nose deep in a juicy article at dinner—have everyone place their phones in the center of the table at the beginning of the meal; the first to pick up their phone before the meal is over, picks up the tab. Not only will you get the quality time with those closest to you, you won’t be comparing your resolution results with folks in faraway places, or tempted to sway from your goals by decadent recipes on Pinterest.

• Cut out Soda: Soda is, for the most part, a lot of empty calories and harmful chemicals; and that includes diet soda. The National Cancer Institute has warned people about the excessive use of aspartame (a sweetener used in many diet drinks). Instead, swap out your soda with water, juice, or tea. Don’t try to do it all at once, especially if you are a soda fiend. Rather, try to cut down to one a day, and then slowly go from there.

• Reach for more Fresh Juice: Juicing is a great way to get your daily recommended dose of veggies and fruits. However, juicing your own fresh produce can be very time consuming and expensive. Instead, reach for ready-made juices such as RAAW™ Juices (produced by Raw Foods International). They are vegan, gluten free, non-GMO verified, kosher, and contain no added preservatives or flavoring, no water, and no added sugars. Not to mention, they are delicious, so your whole family is sure to enjoy them!

• Think about Nutrition: Don’t make yourself a slave to a specific caloric intake each day. Instead, look for ways to bring more nutrition into your life, such as big green salad for lunch and fish and veggies for dinner. Additionally, Dr. Oz suggests that you get your fruits and veggies in all day long. Don’t try to eat each day’s recommended serving at supper. Instead, have some fresh veggies in your omelet for breakfast, snack on a smoothie with spinach or on a fresh pear, and sauce up those dinner time veggies—if you make them fun and desirable to eat, you are significantly more likely to keep them in your diet. It’s more fun than counting calories and eating unpleasant diet fare, and it is more effective in the long run.