Look, I Made Some Juice!

In case you didn’t know I got a juicer on Sunday and I just want to say that I hugged my juicer this morning.  Really, I hugged it, and told it that I loved it.  The past two mornings I have made juice using my brand new Breville Juicer and…heaven…I’m in heaven…  It is really one of the greatest inventions ever; not to mention the health benefits it spurts out into a glass of delicious freshly-made juice.  Juicing is a good way for the body to absorb the nutrients in fruits and veggies.  It can reduce the risk for cancer, increase immunity, remove toxins, etc…

Yesterday I made organic apple, celery & carrot juice using the recipe/directions in the instruction booklet that comes with the juicer.  It made 16 ounces of a sunset orange, delicately sweet juice.  My husband had already left for work, so more for me!  

Carrots  have a ton of essential vitamins and nutrients including vitamin B6, Thaimin, Folic Acid.  But of course, carrots are most famous for their Vitamin A and Beta-carotene which give it that beautiful orange color.  These are great for the skin and vision.  Celery is slightly anti-inflammatory and a source of Vitamins K and A, Potassium and Calcium.  It may also help to lower cholesterol, high blood pressure and aid in cancer prevention.  Finally, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  Apples are a good source of Vitamin C.

And here’s the finished product:

                                

Today I made all organic strawberry, kiwi, celery, apple & kale juice.  Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C and also has some Calcium, Magnesium, Folate and Potassium.    Did you know that kiwi’s are technically a berry?  I didn’t!   They’re a native to Southern China.  (Learning something new every day!)  Along with other aforementioned nutrients, kiwi’s contain Vitamin E which is good for the skin and heart.  Kiwi’s are also good for thinning the blood.  Finally, kale with it’s dark green leaves is a great source of iron.  It’s also high in fiber.  It may help to prevent heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia.

Now check out this documentation:

Looks good enough to eat, right?

And the finished product:

                                      Voila:  

I happily shared this morning’s  juice with my husband.  When all stirred together the pink juice from the strawberry was overpowered by the dark green from the kale.  It looked like Naked Juice Green Machine and tasted like it too.

Tell me about your juicing adventures.  Any good recipes I should try?

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