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!
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)
12 Kale Leaves
8 Stalks Celery
Yellow Juice (Makes 1 Serving)
3 Celery Root
Red Juice (Makes 2 Servings)
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!