In The Kitchen: How I Like To Juice At Home
Keep it simple
Posted October 15th, 2012 by noelle |
Growing up, my mom and dad would often serve us a glass of fresh vegetable juice. Often the juice recipes were made with sweet carrots, juicy celery stalks, tangy apples, fresh spinach and lemon. I loved them. And to this day, whenever I want to glow from the inside out, I turn to a few glasses of fresh vegetable juice. This is how I like to do it.
Start with a good base
I like to use juicy stalks of celery and large wedges of cucumber for the base of my juices. Celery juice is extremely hydrating and cucumber juice is cool and cleansing. I like to make at least half of a 16 ounce mug of juice from either celery or cucumber juice or some combination of the two.
Add a touch of sweetness
My favorite natural sweeteners are green apples, pears, beets and carrots. At the moment I’m on a beet kick. Beet juice is sweet and is believed to purify and rejuvenate your body. These are some of the ways I’ve been enjoying beet juice this week.
Toss in a handful of leafy greens
I like to incorporate a handful of baby spinach, a large leafy green piece of kale, a few collard greens and even a small bunch of parsley. The leafy greens pack a vitamin and mineral-drenched kick to my juices.
Be creative with the extras
I love to add a Â½” – 1” piece of fresh ginger to my juice. I toss it right into my juicer, unpeeled. Fresh ginger is rich in antioxidants and provides a gentle immune boost. I also love to add a half of a lemon, which is a powerful detoxifier.
Need a boost? These are a few of my favorite recipes that I like to make with my Breville juicer. This juicer is the one I recommend to all my friends.