Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Super Healthy Power Juice

I realize I have a habit for leaning towards the sweet, so today I thought I'd start the week off with something designed to give you energy: Power Juice. I broke out our juicer for the 1st time ever this weekend and the process was actually way easier than I thought it was going to be. I'd say the most difficult part was cleaning the machine afterwards- although the same problem arises whether I use a food processor or blender- so there really shouldn't have been anything stopping me. Just look at the pretty color...

Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch of kale, washed and chopped
  • Handful of spinach (I used about a handful and a half)
  • Handful of beets (I used 4)
  • 1/2 an apple, not peeled (For fear of wasting, I used a whole apple)
So here's how easy it is. Turn on your machine and place a cup under the spout.

Put veggies in and Bam! You have juice. Why was I so scared of this??


Most of the juice came from the apple and beets (hence the pretty color).

Once you've put everything through, chill the mixture, and enjoy.

Next time I'm going to make the juice in much bigger batches. This recipe is for a single serving. Warning: This is veggie juice- so please do not expect a sugary sweet smoothie- although I love those too. This is a simply a great way to get your veggies, a good way to start your morning, and a good recipe to do it with.

Does anyone else use a juicer? Or are you a scaredy cat like me?


(Recipe from Tracy Anderson Method Eating Plan)

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE my juicer, although I think my model is later than yours because I cannot fit that big of a cup underneath the spout! Sometimes I juice entire bags of oranges for fresh OJ- sooo much more delicious than anything found in the stores (except for maybe Trader Joes OJ, which runs 7.99 a gallon) This sounds like an awesome juice, I think I shall go try it..

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  2. Looks pretty, and so healthy with the kale as well!

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  3. Ash what a great idea to make your orange juice that way! I don't know why I didn't think of that before lol. I'll definitely be buying a bag of oranges soon- although they definitely don't compare with the ones back home

    Big Apple- I've been buying kale by the bulk now :)

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  4. Fun! At the juice bar in Whole Foods, I like their combination of kale, beets, lemon, ginger, apples, with a carrot juice base. The ginger gives the juice a bit of spice!

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