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WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, AND TEMPERATURES WARM UP BY NEXT WEEKEND ALYX: I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THIS MAY BE THE FRESHEST, BEST SMELLING OUR KCCI CAFE HAS EVER LOOKED AND SMELLED

WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE CARRIE AND GRETCHEN GOOD MORNING ALYX: WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING FOR US THIS MORNING? WE DO THE FARMERS' MARKET EVERY SATURDAY SO I GATHERED SOME THINGS AND WE MADE UP A FEW DIFFERENT JUICES WE HAVE ONE WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES WE MADE A KCCI SUNRISE DRINK WITH CARROTS AND GINGER

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DEMO FOR YOU TODAY IS A SPECIAL DRINK THAT GRETCHEN, OUR RESIDENT DIETITIAN AT FRESH MADE UP CALLED — LA ISLA VERDE IT IS A PLAY ON A PIÑA COLADA WITH FRESH GREENS ALYX: THERE IS NO ALCOHOL IN THIS ONE YOU ARE GOING TO SHOW US THE STEPS OF MAKING THIS DRINK BUT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO SHOP SEASONALLY WHEN YOU'RE SHOPPING FOR FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IS IMPORTANT TO SHOP LOCALLY AND SEASONALLY BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS SO MUCH FRESHER

YOU HAVE MORE MINERALS AND VITAMINS IN THE PRODUCE WE ARE GROWING IN OUR AREA IT IS NOT PASTEURIZED OR PROCESSED SO YOU WILL GET A LOT MORE NUTRITIONALLY-DENSE FOOD WHEN YOU DO THAT WE KIND OF BLEND SOME NONLOCAL THINGS WITH AS MUCH LOCAL AS WE CAN OBVIOUSLY, WE CANNOT GROW ORANGES, LEMONS, OR COCONUTS, BUT IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO VISIT THE LOCAL FARMERS' MARKET AND GATHER THINGS THERE WE DO A LOT OF THINGS WITH NETTLES AND MINT THAT GROWS WILD IN OUR YARD, CILANTRO, PARSLEY

BUT REALLY WE LOOK FOR, WHEN WE ARE DOING JUICES AND SMOOTHIES, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE DO OUR JUICE FAST, THAT WE ARE MAKING IT NUTRITIONALLY-DENSE AND AS FULL AS WE CAN HE ALYX: I KNOW YOU WANTED TO SHOW US A FEW TRICKS OF THE TRADE LET'S SHOW OUR VIEWERS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TI THIS IS A MASTICATING JUICER AND IT DOES BEST GREENS THESE RECIPES WILL BE ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE

THIS IS THE MASTICATING JUICER WITH THE GREENS GETTING JUICED WE ARE GOING TO ADD SOME PINEAPPLES TO THE COCONUT WATER AND MEET ALYX: WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE NUTRIENTS AND HEALTH THAT FOODS LIKE MINT OR GINGER ADD TO A DRINK BUT EVEN ADDS SOME GREAT FLAVOR, RIGHT? IT DOES ALYX: IF I GO TO FRESH, YOU GUYS MAKE SOME OF THESE SPECIAL DRINKS THIS IS QUITE THE MACHINE

IT IS, AND WE HAVE A BIGGER ONE AT OUR JUICE BAR, FRESH WE ALSO DO THE JUICES IN SIXPACKS PEOPLE PICK THEM UP SO THEY HAVE THE JUICE FOR THEIR WHOLE DAY GO AHEAD AND ADD THAT IN WE WILL BLEND IT AND POUR SOME FOR YOU

ALYX: THIS IS THE BEST PART OF MY JOB, WHEN YOU GUYS GET TO MAKE ALL OF THIS STUFF AND JUST LIKE THAT, I HAVE MY PIÑA COLADA BUT NOT PIÑA COLADA, THE HEALTHY VIRGIN — THE HEALTHY VERSION LET'S GET A TASTE CHEERS CHEERS

ALYX: AND JUST LIKE THAT, SEE HOW SHE GOES THAT IS DELICIOUS AND REFRESHING I WOULD FEEL A LOT BETTER EVEN SIPPING THIS ON THE BEACH OR MAYBE NEAR GRAY'S LAKE THANK YOU GUYS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING THANK YOU

ALYX: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

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