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Trio of Juices

I’ve been juicing…and the entire time I’ve been promising y’all some recipes! Well, today is the day.

So, let’s get this out of the way. I’m juicing under the supervision of a doctor, as should you. I juice as part of a healthy diet and exercise program. I tend to do a ‘juice fast’ once or twice every three months, based on what my body can handle.

I recommend lots of research and a good, informative, meeting with your doctor before deciding to do a ‘juice fast’ because while it is great for getting our body back into gear and helps us loose a few pounds, it can be difficult.

The short and sweet of it? Do your homework if you are committing to a long term juice fast.

However, in the short term? Adding a juice or two to your diet each day? Go for it. Seriously, it is one of the best things I have done.

Sometimes I have about 3 seconds before the dog starts barking to go outside, the office calls start, and the house wakes up. So, a juice is just about as much as I have time for.

I drink fruit juice in the morning and a veggie based juice in the afternoon. I find it helps my body adjust to the day a bit better. For me, juicing has helped me kick caffeine, jumpstart my weight loss, and I’ve not had a migraine since starting!

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Today, I want to share with you three of my favorite juices. A fruit based juice anytime I need to boost my digestive track, a veggie based juice I take before working out, and a lightly sweetened juice that I drink if I need a little something sweet!

The prep for the juices are all the same. Wash the veg and fruit thoroughly and cut it to fit your juicer. I have a pretty high quality juicer so I rarely have to do much prep but you’ll want to follow your juicers recommendations.

Green Juice (Makes 2 Servings)

2 Apples
1 Lemon
12 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
8 Stalks Celery
2″ Ginger

Yellow Juice (Makes 1 Serving)

3 Celery Root
1 Pear

Red Juice (Makes 2 Servings)

4 Beets
2 Lemons
2 Oranges
4 Carrots
2″ Ginger

I like to store all my juices in mason jars or recycled gelato jars. Both are about 16oz a piece and are large enough to fit all the juice I need.

If y’all give these recipes a try, make sure to let me know how you like them!

 

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