Orange, Carrot, Celery Juice

Orange, Carrot, Celery & Ginger Juice

This is a delicious, sweet, creamy juice, with just a hint of saltiness from the celery. Celery is high in natural sodium and is essential to include in your juices when you are doing a juice fast. Leaving as much of the pith on the oranges as you can gives you more riboflavin and a nice creamy texture. I’ll tell you the easiest way I’ve found to do this below. This bright orange juice is also high in Vitamin C,  beta-carotene. Read more »

Green Juice: Pineapple, cucumber, chard, wild greens.

Green Juice

I’m on day 3 of a juice fast, and I must admit that this wild green juice was inspired by St Patrick’s Day. I love the color, and it tastes divine! Lately I’ve been using a lot of wild edibles in my juices, but for the past couple of days I’ve forgotten, and I’ve missed the incredible feeling that I get when I have wild greens added to my juice. So I wanted this juice to have some of my local in-season wild greens, malva and dandelion. Most people know about dandelion, and you might know how incredibly nutritious it is. Malva is not as commonly known, but is also highly nutritious and very mild in flavor. So it’s easy to use a lot without ruining your juice by creating something too bitter. If you don’t know of any wild edible greens in your area, it not be as nutritious but will still taste great without them. You could add […] Read more »

Carrot, celery, cucumber, spinach, beet juice

Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Spinach and Beet Juice

You may have noticed I’m on a bit of a juicing kick lately. After living so long without a juicer I’m remembering all over again just how powerful fresh vegetable juices are. Fresh vegetable juices are the quickest way I know of getting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients into my body. Because the juice doesn’t need to go through the normal digestive process, you get all these nutrients while expending very little energy, unlike eating solid food. Since I’ve started juicing I’ve cut way back on the amount of coffee I consume, because I’m getting that uplifting and energizing buzz from the juice instead. And fresh vegetable juice has an alkaline effect on the body, unlike coffee which is turns the body more acidic. Read more »

Green Juice-Apple, Cucumber, Celery, Lime, Ginger

Green Juice – Apple, Cucumber, Celery, Fennel, Lime & Ginger

Green juices help to alkalinize the blood, which is essential to good health, especially if your diet otherwise tends to be acidic. Add to that the enzymes and nutrients that are packed into a glass of fresh raw juice and there’s no good reason not to incorporate juicing as part of your daily routine, especially when they taste as good as this. I love most vegetables, I can eat salad bowl-sized salads in one sitting, but there is still no way I can eat as many vegetables in a day as I can consume when I juice them. And even though I know the importance of chewing food thoroughly, until it’s liquified, I can’t do as good a job as my juicer does. So now that I have a juicer in my life again, I’m falling in love with juicing like never before. And it’s energizing me. There is an abundance of fennel growing wild where I live. There are some […] Read more »

Apple, Lemon, Ginger Juice

Apple, Lemon & Ginger Juice

I’m really enjoying fresh juices at the moment, and this has to be one of the most refreshing and delicious that I’ve made so far. Green juices, made from green vegetables, are the most alkalizing and nutritious and that’s ideally what you want to drink the most of on a daily basis. But this apple, lemon and ginger juice is a great cleansing juice and good in smaller quantities. It’s high in Vitamins A, B and C, cleanses the liver and will help remove mucus from the body. Apples and lemons have anti-cancer properties and are high in antioxidants and flavonoids. In lemons these anti-cancer compounds are found in the fruit, pith, peel, seeds and juice, with the highest concentration in the pith and lemon rind, so this juice is a great way to take them in. Lemons also help lower cholesterol and are a great source of vitamin C. They have a beneficial effect on the liver, bile and […] Read more »