Cleansing Green Juice

One of the major reasons I love juicing is because it allows you to get in an abundance of a VARIETY of produce into your diet, that you wouldn't normally get... cabbage? broccoli? cauliflower? Yup - you can juice them all! The sky is the limit (except don't try avocadoes or bananas, those are the two I would not recommend juicing).  So start getting creative, don't fear putting a cabbage head through your juicer.... I did and it came out fabulous and want to share the recipe!!

Why cabbage?  It's rich in nutrients that support liver detoxification and is specifically known for its glucosinolates, which have shown to have unique cancer prevention properties. Also an excellent source of Vitamin K, C and a good source of B6 and Manganese, this a valuable phytonutrient rich vegetable to include in the diet.  

Have no fear, you've got a delicious cabbage juice recipe here!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 head cabbage
  • 2 Carrots
  • 4 Pears
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional to add 1" Ginger Root

Wash all ingredients.  Push through your juicer at medium-high speed.  Serve over ice or store in a mason jar and keep in the fridge for 24-48 hrs. Serves 24-32 oz.

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Sunburst Juice

Bright in color and sweetness - bursting with the colors of the sun!  This is definitely a juice your kids will like and that you'll feel good about because you're getting in the colors of the rainbow - red, orange, green and yellow!

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Tie Dye Juice

ellent for pre/post workout, helping to provide electrolytes as well as immune supporting phytonutrients.

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Zucchini in a Smoothie?!

Zucchini in a smoothie?  YES, that's right! It's so delicious and tasty and I was surprised I couldn't really taste the zucchini itself, I was more memorized with the beautiful purple color from the blueberries and the creamy cold taste.  Zucchini is excellent for boosting immunity as it's a great source of vitamin C.  It even has a bit of protein, and is excellent for fiber which will help to promote satiety and hunger as well as helping with overall digestion.  Get this recipe and try it today!

 

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ZUCCHINI IN A SMOOTHIE!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 zucchini (fresh or freeze ahead of time into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh/frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
  • Squeeze of 1 orange 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Add fresh or frozen zucchini and blueberries to blender. Add water, flax seeds and squeeze the juice from 1 orange into your blender.  Blend on high for 60-90 seconds until smooth. 

*TIME TIP: Wash and slice zucchini and put in the freezer in a sealed bag, mason jar or large glass container.  This helps time saving and also prevents any zucchini from going bad in the fridge! 

*OPTIONAL ADD-INS: For extra healthy fats/more creamy texture add 1/4 avocado.  For extra protein, add 1 scoop vanilla or plain protein powder.  

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The New Kid on the Block Juice

Are you new to juicing? Never tried it and think that you just hate all veggies so why would this weird green drink be ANY different?  Well my friend, that's where we can start to play, have some fun and customize your juice to fit where you are at! Try this recipe which is a little higher in fruits and sugar than most of my other juice and smoothie recipes.  This is the perfect juice to share with kids or to adults who are new to plant-based eating and skeptical if this "green stuff is any good"

I assure you that after this recipe they will be begging for more!!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 Pineapple
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Lemon
  • Handful of Spinach
  • 1 Cucumber (or celery)

DIRECTIONS

1. Wash produce well.  Peel pineapple.  Put produce through the juicer chute and serve over ice.

SERVES: 1-2 (16 oz each)

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A Little Bloody Never Killed Nobody (Juice)

Blood Mary anyone?  This is the real deal - no processed junk, pasteurized tomato juices, just fresh veggies for a spicy non-alcoholic cocktail (but feel free to add some vodka if that's your fancy).  Tomatoes are rich in the nutrient lycopene, which is good for heart healthy and helps to improve blood circulation. 

Add some jalapeño for a real spicy kick! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1-3 Red Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • handful of Basil
  • *1/4 jalapeno optional
  • *Knob of Horseradish optional

DIRECTIONS: Wash all ingredients well.  Add through the juicer chute.  Serve over ice with a stick of celery to garnish.  Add 1.5 oz of vodka if you want to make it an alcoholic cocktail.

SERVES: 2, 16 oz servings

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Orange is the New Black (Juice)

Ok so maybe I really mean to say Orange is the new "Green" (since we don't really juice too many popular "black" foods)...  But seriously, this recipe is SPOT ON! This recipe is one of my personal favorites and a staple I include on a daily basis.  No joke - its THAT good!!

Did you know bell peppers actually have 70% more Vitamin C than an orange?  Orange and yellow colored fruits and veggies contain carotenoids which are good for hair, skin, nails, and immune function.  Enjoy this with some extra ginger to give it an extra kick!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 orange bell pepper (capsicum)

  • 1 yellow bell pepper (capsicum)

  • 1 large carrot

  • 1 green apple

  • 1 lemon, peeled

  • Knob of Ginger

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Wash all ingredients well.  Remove seeds from peppers and choose if you want to peel the lemon.  Add all produce through juicer and enjoy!

SERVES: 2, 16 oz servings

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Gratitude to Grapefruit Juice

Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it
— Edward F. Halifax

Looking for an extra citrus punch for your morning wake up? With a combo of greens, and lots of citrus fruits not only will your taste buds pop open, but your immune fighting cells are supercharged with all that Vitamin C!! Grapefruit, lemons and limes all are rich in Vitamin C that helps to combat colds, reduce risk of infection, and prevent against harmful free radicals that damage our cells and can lead to chronic disease and cancer.

Note: Your Citrus Peels actually contains lots of phtoynutrients, like the compound called limonene which has been shown to protect against certain cancers.  It usually is a taste preference for juices (I usually shave about half of my citrus fruits), as the peel will impart a bitter flavor.  But for those that want an extra nutritional WOW - leave the rind on! Just be sure to WASH WELL!!

Serves: 2 servings (each serving 16-20 oz)

  • 3 Ribs celery
  • 3 Limes
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 Grapefruit
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce
  1. Wash all ingredients well and put through the juicer chute.
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