Post Vacation Recovery Juice #recipe

Chocolate
Brownies
Three birthday dinners
Carbs carbs carbs
Red meat

One thing that I couldn't wait to do when we got home from our extended Christmas Vacation was put my juicer to work and get rid of all of the junk I had put into my body. We ate out alot on vacation, and being at Disney for a few days didn't exactly help (but boy were those cherry danishes after my 10km race good! mmmm!)


1 lemon, cut in half and yellow rind removed
1 peach, cut in quarters
2 apples, cut in quarters and seeds removed
1" knob of peeled ginger
1 large handful of spinach

Start off with a chunk of apple, then alternate your spinach with apple pieces, ginger, and peach. Finish with your lemon and your last pieces of apple.

Now...this juice is crazy tart. It's kind of like drinking the healthiest, sourest lemonade ever. But! Think about the benefits! That lemon is flushing out toxins in your body. The apple is loaded with fibre and vitamin C. The peach is sweet and balances the other flavours. The ginger is great for digestion. And the spinach? Hello, Popeye! Iron!

This is a super nutrient rich juice to get you back on track after vacation has bloated your belly and added weight that you weren't exactly looking to find!

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Peachy Keen #fruit #juice #recipe

I was so excited this Spring when I saw peaches in the produce section, and I knew that they would make for a great, sweet and light juice; perfect for a weekend brunch!


1 large peach
2 apples
1 pear

Core your apples and pear, and pit your peach. The prep for this recipe is super easy, and all you need to do is run everything through your juicer. Easy peasy and super yummy!

Enjoy!

Yield: approx 16oz.
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Apple Spinach Strawberry #juice #recipe

Another iron rich juice recipe, that gets balance from fiber, calcium, and vitamin C!


2 handfuls baby spinach
2 cups strawberries
2 apples

Sweet and simple, and this juice has a bit of tang from the strawberries too! Start by juicing a handful of spinach, followed by a half or quarter of apple. Repeat, then juice the rest of your strawberries and apples.

Strawberries have a pretty strong flavor when they're juiced. It's nice and sweet, but can be a little tart as well so be prepared for a bit of tang!
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Orange You Glad? #fruit #juice #recipe

Back in the Spring, my citrus bowl was looking a little bare and I needed to use up my ingredients. I knew that I still had an apple or two in the fridge, and that a nectarine would make for an easy juice. Wow!! I wasn't expecting it to be so delicious, and I certainly was not expecting my 3 year old son to ask to try it...and like it!


1 tangelo
1 orange
1 apple
1 nectarine

Peel your citrus and try to leave as much of the white pith on as possible. Core your apple, and pit your nectarine, and yes you can use a peach if you prefer!

Push everything through, always following up citrus pieces with a quarter of apple to make sure that all of the juice gets pushed through.

I'm not typically a fan of pulp, but this juice was just so yummy that the pulp didn't bother me at all. This juice recipe makes approximately 15oz of juice!
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Morning Glow #juice #recipe

Get your morning glow on with this delicious, and easy to prepare, juice recipe!


1 apple (cored)
1 nectarine (pitted)
1/2 large navel orange (peeled)
1 1/2 cups baby carrots (rinsed)

I created this recipe when I was 7months pregnant, and it quickly became a favorite. It is sweet, has great nutrients like beta carotene and folic acid, and a lovely finish with the nectarine flavor!

I pushed my juice through in the order that the ingredients are listed above, hard fruits followed by softer ones and then ending with the baby carrots.

With softer fruits or vegetables, and leafy greens too, you want to follow with harder ones to make sure that everything gets pushed through your juicer and you are getting the most out of your produce.

Core, pit, peel and rinse. Those are the only preparation steps for this recipe, which makes it a super easy one! Enjoy the benefits of all of these beautiful ingredients, and get your morning glow!
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Sunshine in my Cup #juice #recipe

Sometimes, particularly when the weather is chilly, you need a little sunshine in your cup. Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, folic acid, and all of that good stuff in one glass.


2 apples (cored)
1 large pear (cored)
1 honey tangerine (peel removed)

I've got to say, I really have some to love juicing tangerines specifically. They are so easy to peel, so the prep time is less than most other citrus fruits and most of the white pith stays on the flesh of the fruit.

Anywho! I alternated my fruits, ending with two quarters of apple to make sure all of my tangerine flesh has been pushed through.

This recipe makes approximately 14oz of juice, so it's great on days when all you have time for is a juice on your way out the door. The whole prep-juice-ready process takes approximately 10 minutes start to finish. Instead of reaching for a donut or something that will leave you feeling sluggish, indulge in this super yummy juice recipe!
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Bold Beets #raw #juice #recipe


Lacking fiber in your diet? Did you know that beets and apples are packed with it? I used to use beets while making baby food for help with tummy troubles, and used them and apples alot throughout the second half of my pregnancy to keep my body running right!


2 apples (cored)
1 beet
1 large handful baby carrots
1 handful beet greens

First and foremost, you'll want to wash your beet and beet greens really well; they can be really gritty and have that fresh from the garden taste if you don't! Once you've washed your beet, cut off the rind. Core your apples and you're all set.

Push your beet greens through, followed by your beet, carrots and apples. This recipe will yield about 12 oz. of fresh juice.

If the taste is a little strong for you (it was for me), a squirt of fresh lemon will do the trick to brighten it up!
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VitaPower #raw #juice #recipe

Every so often, our body needs a kick in the pants from a dose of super healthy food. Here's a juice recipe that will give you loads of nutrients, with only a few varieties of fruits and vegetables.


1 apple
1 pear
1 handful strawberries
1 handful baby carrots

This juice is a very simple one to prepare. Simply rinse off your strawberries (I usually take the tops off, just a personal preferance), and core your apple and pear. Juice everything, swirl and enjoy!

This juice is vitamin rich and contains....

Fiber
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
Beta Carotene
Vitamin C
Potassium
Calcium
Folic Acid
Niacin
Phosphorus

Loads of goodness in one little glass. This recipe only makes about 6oz. of juice, but it's well worth it!
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Summer Love #juice #recipe

I have to admit, this recipe was one of those throw-all-the-things-in-the-fridge-in-the-juicer situations, but I absolutely loved every last drop of it and know that you will too.


1 large pear
1 tangelo (peeled)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1 cup blueberries
2 cups strawberries

Start by juicing your berries, then citrus and end with your pear. The hard pear will ensure that all of the softer fruit gets pushed through your juicer completely.

This recipe makes approximately 12oz of juice, which is really awesome. Your glass will be full to the brim with vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, folic acid, niacin, and potassium!
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I {Heart} Kale #juice #recipe for #pickyeaters

This spring, I ventured into the world of juicing and found out that there are some really amazing ingredients that are readily available in your grocery store that you might not otherwise get into your diet.

Like...kale!

I was nervous to try it, but had heard such amazing things about juicing with kale. So...I whipped up this baby and well....the results were pretty incredible.


1 apple (cored)
1 pear (cored)
1 cup blueberries (rinsed)
1 cup strawberries (rinsed)
1 cup baby carrots (rinsed)
1 large handful kale (rinsed and dried)

I started by juicing my kale and apple, and while my juicer didn't grind and process it as much as I would have liked, I still got about 1.5oz of juice from the kale itself. Next, everything else went in the juicer.

At this point of my juicing journey (about 3 months in) my son was really interested and insisted on helping...then tasting...and drinking about 1/3 of my juice!


Knowing how much he enjoyed this juice made me really happy. He got all of that goodness in his little 1/3 portion (probably about 3-4oz), and loved it! The green mustache that he sported was pretty funny too.

Teaching your little ones about juicing is a great thing, and one that my son has really enjoyed. He likes to help push the produce through, and then give it a taste. Some he likes, and some he doesn't, but the point is that he's trying. He's a bit of a pick eater and while I'm pretty sure he could live on grilled cheese sandwiches, knowing that I can get a juice like this into him every now and again is really awesome.

I hope you love this kale juice recipe as much as we do!

Happy green mustaches!
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Mighty Greens #raw #green #juice #recipe

When I was feeling sluggish around 5.5 months pregnant, I knew that my iron was probably low. It's around 20 weeks when your doctor will suggest an iron supplement, and since we hadn't gotten to that appointment just yet (it was on my list to ask) I wanted to come up with a juice recipe that would be iron rich, and delicious.


3 cups baby spinach
1 apple (cored)
1 tangerine (peeled)
3 cups baby carrots

Yes, friends...that's 9 servings of fruits and vegetables in one glass. Start with one bunch of baby spinach, followed by half an apple and half your tangerine. Then, another round of spinach, apple, tangerine and finish with all of your carrots.

The harder fruits and vegetables like carrots and apples will help push soft things like baby spinach and the tangerine flesh through the juicer to make sure you are getting the most amount of juice out of your produce.

So, this juice is packed with iron from the baby spinach, but what else are you getting? Fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium...just to name a few!

Enjoy!


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Berry Good #raw #juice #recipe

When berries are in season, and found locally, they are oh so sweet and perfect for juicing! This recipe packs a punch with iron rich spinach and fiber packed apple!


2 apples
2 cups blueberries (rinsed)
3 handfuls strawberries (rinsed, tops removed)
2 large handfuls baby spinach

Start by juicing your baby spinach, followed by two apple halves. This will ensure that the absolute most amount of spinach gets juiced as sometimes it gets stuck. Next, juice your berries and end with the rest of your apple.

Stir and pour into a glass. I found that this recipe made about 8-9oz of fresh juice, perfect for breakfast!

Also...there's 8 servings of fruit and veg in here! Pretty amazing!
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Summer Detox Refresher #juice #recipe #detox #flush

Dealing with some belly bloat? Incorporate a fresh and yummy juice detox into your diet once a week to help your digestive system function.


2 apples
2 pears
1/2 lemon (rind removed, white pith left on)

We all know by now that apples and pears are loaded with fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. We also know that lemon is often used as a system flusher when combined simply with water. Juice all of these ingredients together, and you have a super detox juice recipe - perfect for bloating and swelling over the summer!

This juice recipe also contains potassium, calcium and folate.

Be kind to your digestive system and colon health with this great summer detox juice recipe!
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Beach Babe #raw #vegan #juice #recipe

After a few weeks of creating juices wit the same bases, it was time to branch out. I wanted to create a yummy summer juice recipe that would be awesome in cocktails, as well as delicious on its own.


2 apples
handful strawberries (rinsed and tops removed)
1 tangelo (rind removed, white pith left on)

Never heard of a tangelo? Neither had I but when I saw them in the citrus area of the produce section at the grocery store, I thought...when in Rome!

I juiced everything in the order listed above, no fancy this then that, then more of this and end with this. Straight forward and simple, this juice is sure to delight your tastebuds.

So...what's a tangelo? Well, upon doing some research it is a hybrid citrus fruit that is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit, which explains for the rich coral color of this yummy juice recipe.

Nutrient wise, you will be getting loads of antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C. You will also be getting potassium, vitamin A, and even some calcium!

Juice up a BIG batch (this recipe makes about 6-8oz) if you're throwing a backyard bash this summer, and set it out with lemonade, tonic water, vodka and rum to create the perfect juice bar! This recipe would also be excellent for mimosa's on the morning of a summer wedding!


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Lime and Beet #juice #recipe full of antioxidants!

Not only is this juice tart and tangy, it's full of antioxidants and vitamin C to keep you going throughout your day!



2 pears
3 handfuls of blue berries
1 lime (green rind removed, white pith left)
handful of beet greens

Always juice your greens first, following them with a hard vegetable or fruit like a pear, apple or carrot. For this recipe, I pushed my beet greens through with pears, followed by my blueberries and finished off with the lime.

It is tart and tangy, definitely will make your cheeks pucker, but it is absolutely delicious!

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Juicing during #Pregnancy Volume 3 #juice #recipe #juicing

Holy moly! I've learned so much through this whole juicing journey, and have now been adding a daily, nutrient rich juice every morning for 4 and a half months!


So, what are the new things that I've learned?

I really love kale! It has such a smooth and mellow flavor, and I love how nutrient rich it is. I try to get at least two kale juices in every week to ensure I'm getting all of that goodness!

Melons are fantastic when juiced! I was hesitant to try them, but then whipped up the recipe below and was in love.

Sometimes it's best to keep it simple. Apples + strawberries, Apples + pears...keeping it to two ingredients when you're super tired and nearing the end of your pregnancy still gives you lots of good stuff from your produce, but takes the thinking out of the process.

I never in a million years thought that I would go through a 3lb bag of apples every single week. I like juicing with Empire apples the best, but am excited to try other varieties over the summer, and buy them locally at the apple farm down the road!

Now...that recipe!


3 apples
1 handful kale (approx 3-4 leaves)
2 handfuls chopped honeydew (rind removed)

Start with your kale, followed by a few pieces of apple. Then, all of your melon and follow with the rest of your apple.

This juice will come out nice and smooth, and a bright lime green color, but it is sweet and tasty! Low in calories (only about 250cal for a 12oz serving), this juice is high in copper, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin A, and iron! It also has 174% of your daily serving of vitamin C and a good amount of water and fiber to aid in digestion.

Juicing during pregnancy has allowed me to have a healthy and steady weight gain. I know that all of the weight that I have gained is this Little Guy that we get to meet {very!} soon, and I also know that I've given him the most nutritious start to life that I can.

Have a healthy, happy pregnancy and enjoy your juice!

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Citrus Lover #juice #recipe

Today's juice recipe is brought to you by a newfound love of citrus. Previously, I wasn't super down with citrus fruits. From the breakouts to the pulp, they just were'nt my first choice.

Enter pregnancy, and it's a whole different ballgame. Life has changed alot in the past four years (June 13th was Owen's due date!) and I'm so happy to be so much healthier now, especially during this pregnancy. Juicing has provided so many benefits, it's unreal!


1 orange
1/2 lemon
1 apple
1 pear
1 nectarine
1 handful strawberries

To prep: peel the rind from your orange and lemon, core your apple and pear, pit your nectarine, and rinse your strawberries. This sounds like alot, but it really takes under 5 minutes and the benefits far outweigh the work involved.

To juice: toss it all in and juice it! Juice it real good!

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Leafy Green #juice #recipe

Good morning all! Ready to start your day with a simple green juice recipe? Here we go!


I know...you're thinking but I thought this was a green juice? It is, I swear!

1 orange
2 apples
1/2 lemon
1 pear
1 cup baby greens

The greens that you choose will impact the color of your juice. I used a sweet baby green mix that had some red lettuce and some green, hence the colour takes more queues from the other ingredients in the recipe.

Start with your greens, then follow with everything else. Swirl, and enjoy!


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Dinosaur Kale #Juice #Recipe for #pickyeaters

This morning, I woke up with a sore belly and knew that there was one fix: juice.

I set off to make something a little different today. I haven't been eating alot of meat lately, then had some steak last night. BIG MISTAKE. Holy moly was my belly sore all night, and when you have a honeydew sized baby already pressing on your digestive system...yikes! It made for a very uncomfortable night.

I wanted something with protein, but also something that would calm my belly. Kale and apples would be in it...but what else?


First, let me explain the name. This is my Dinosaur Juice recipe, which my (almost) 4 year old named because it started out green then turned purple, apparently like a dinosaur. I knew it would be tasty, but definitely wasn't expecting him to want to try it.

3 large kale leaves
3 apples
1 pear
1/2 cup blackberries

Start by juicing one leaf of kale, followed by a wedge of apple or pear. Repeat until you've juiced all of your kale, then push your blackberries through, followed by the rest of your apples and pears.

Like I said, it will start off brilliantly green, then end a beautiful dark purple color.


And in terms of nutrition, you're getting loads of Copper, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and 5.14g of Protein. (along with other good things listed above!)

What I wasn't expecting was for my little dude to want a glass. I poured him about 3oz (this recipe makes about 14oz), which he promptly guzzled and then asked for more. He probably had about 6 oz. and I got the rest.



So awesome, and what a great start to his day!

Happy Juicing!
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Zippidy-Doo-Dah #Juice #Recipe

This juice recipe is perfect for spring and summer! It is nice and light, has a great tartness from the lemon, and is full of awesome nutrients to put some pep in your step.


2 apples, cored
1/2 lemon, yellow rind removed, white pith left on for juicing
1/4 cucumber
3 handfuls of fresh blueberries

There isn't much of a method to this juice. Once you have your ingredients prepped, run them through, swirl and enjoy!

This juice has very little grit and grime to it, is light and smooth, and has a great tang from the 1/2 lemon in the recipe. I really enjoyed it, and it would make a great refreshing juice for summer! (just add vodka? That would be yummy too!!)

Tip: I find that juicing things like celery and cucumber lead to really strong green flavours, and I'm not such a fan. I have learned that by putting in smaller quantities of these ingredients, and pairing them with a citrus and apple, really helps to cut the taste, but you still get the healthy properties from the vegetable.

Happy juicing!

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