Saturday, February 22, 2014


I've been juicing recently- I love how it gives me a burst of energy! When I started juicing a few months ago, I would follow recipes and buy the ingredients.  Now I just make the recipes up with fruits or veggies that I like or have around the house.  Here is one of my recent favorites.   A tip- using ginger or lemons make the juices taste better.

Orange Juice (yields 6)
18 carrots
6 stalks of celery
2 cucumbers (I peel the skin off)
2 lemons (cut skin of lemon off)
6 apples  (cored with no seeds)
Sometimes I add kale to this recipe, but decided to make baked kale chips instead :)

I like to clean and cut up all the ingredients and put into two bowls before juicing.  Each bowl will make 3 juices.  I clean out the pulp from the juicer in between each juicing,

I have a Breville juicer and love it!

When I started juicing, I used plastic bottles but found that they were hard to keep clean and the juice only lasted two days.   I like to use Ball jars to store my juices- they keep the juice fresh longer. 

Looks like i'm ready for the week! Some weeks I will make two different juices to mix it up, but decided to keep it simple this week.  I'm going to have one juice each day this week.