Fresh Juices and Healing Beverages – Recipe


The Bauman College Vitality Fasting Retreat is coming up in August.  Our next retreat is from August 4-10th at the serene Stillheart Institute, in Woodside, CA. I’m looking forward to the next few days of relaxation and rejuvenation, and facilitating this unique cleansing program. In preparation for the fast, we offer you some delicious ways to enjoy fresh juices and healing beverages at home, any time.  Here are a few of my favorite recipes for you to use to heal your digestive and eliminative organs, while you strengthen and balance your nerves and endocrine glands.

Try a Fresh Green Drink

Blend and add water to dilute. Juice the following:

  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • ¼ inch or teaspoon ginger root
  • 1/4 bunch parsley
  • 1 apple
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

For Breakfast: Have a Vital Scoop™ Smoothie

  • 1-2 Scoops of the Vital Scoop™
  • 1/2 – 1 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 T. dried coconut flakes
  • 1 T. almonds or almond butter
  • 12 oz. fresh juice, coconut water or nut milk
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon, nutmeg and/or cardamom
  • 1 tsp. Ginger or Turmeric powder (optional)
  • Blend together until smooth; drink half and refrigerate the other half to enjoy in the afternoon.


The Vitality Juice Fasting Retreats produce some incredible juices, teas, and broths. Here are some of our favorites that you can make at home. Each year we make juice based upon the produce available and our remarkable inspiration.


  • 4 Granny Smith or Gravenstein apples
  • 2″ fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 Meyer lemon, peeled
  • 4 oz. water to dilute


  • 2 cups red grapes
  • 2″ fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 Meyer lemon, peeled (optional)
  • 4 oz. water to dilute


  • 4 peaches, pitted and juiced with 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbs. each cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, ginger
  • Boil spices for 20 minutes. Cool, then mix the peach juice with the chai.


The name says it all.

  • 1 Tbs. Vital Scoop
  • 2 Meyer lemons, peeled
  • 2 cups fresh apple juice


In a juicer, add:

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 beet
  • 1-cup fresh greens
  • 2–4 oranges, skins off (add if carrots not sweet) onions, ginger, horseradish or garlic juiced, if desired
  • Dilute with 4-oz. herbal infusion of 2 Tbs. each of basil, dill and cilantro simmered in 1-cup water for 10 minutes)


Blend or shake well together:

  • 1/3 cup almonds, ground
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 cup purified water or milk (soy, rice, and oat)
  • Dash almond or vanilla extract
  • Optional: raisins or dates
  • Can be used with any nuts or seeds. Add spices or herbs as needed.


Eat S.O.U.L. (seasonal, organic, unrefined and local) food to nourish the essential you. From this, seeds of well being will sprout. Cook with love, share kindness, juice daily, smile, count your blessings and Eat for Health™!

Remember, the most important ingredient in any food is love.

Dr. Ed Bauman