This makes me want to be on a beach somewhere. Although, if I were drinking this on a beach, there would probably be a shot of tequila in it. Side note, must. try. with. tequila.
Moving forward. Why juice? That is a big question I often get.
Juice makes me feel good, inside and out. I find I have more energy throughout the day, which effects my productivity and even my relationships. It’s a great way for me to get in my greens or the vegetables I don’t prefer to eat raw. I find it reduces my cravings for sweets. The more I juice, the more I crave it. It makes my skin glow – lets just say, it also shows when I drink too much coffee and not much juice. I don’t juice to lose weight, but I do believe that it can effect weight in a positive way, depending on the lifestyle.
Somedays it’s, “hey, lets grab a juice” just as much as it’s, “hey, lets meet for coffee”. Or my husband and I have juice dates. We’re kinda nerdy like that, but we both
I know many people are curious about juicing and for those that are new, I say give it a few tries. I wasn’t a fan at first, but the more I tried it, the more I liked it and eventually started to notice the way it made me feel. Please note, I’m not a professional juicer, I’m just passionate about it.
I love this juice because it’s sweet, but also refreshing with the cucumber. If you love a little spice, you can add ginger or one whole lemon for a little more zing. If you’re trying to get in more greens, add kale or a handful of spinach. As you juice, taste along the way and alter based on your preferences.
If it were up to me, I’d add a big chunk of ginger to everything, but I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
So, how’s everyone enjoying juice week? If you’re shopping for a juicer, I recommend the Breville. The other good options (so I’ve heard) are the Hurom or the Omega - juices wheat grass. However, if you love your juicer, please leave the name of the brand in the comments.
note: I have found (& heard) that the cheaper versions don’t extract a lot of the juice or break down leafy greens as well as the more expensive machines.
Juice Week Recap -
See you all tomorrow with another yummy juice!
Pineapple & Cucumber Refresher
Serves 2 [about 4-6 oz each]
- 2 large slices of pineapple
- 1 1/2 large red apple, seeded and quartered
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 lemon
Turn on the juicer.
Add pineapple, apple, cucumber and lemon.
Pour the fresh juice into a glass, and enjoy!
Fresh juice is best consumed immediately after juicing and would recommend not going more than 3 days.
note: If there’s too much pulp, strain through a sieve or other strainer one to two times to reduce the pulp.
April 3 2013