3 Juice Recipes You’ll Love!

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Written by Rohn Strong

Y’all know I talk A LOT about juicing but it’s for good reason.

Juicing has changed my life.

Today I wanted to share with y’all a few of the juice recipes I love. However, to get them you’ll need to head follow me on Snapchat!

I know, I know…I’m such a tease!

Snapchat is one of the most fun and interactive social networks out there. If you don’t have it downloaded it’s easy and free.

Follow me (my username is: rohnstrong) and you’ll get awesome inspiration, recipes, a look inside my personal life…and more!

BUT HURRY! These 3 recipes currently on my snapchat will only be there for the next 24 hours…then they’ll be gone forever. *okay I’ll probably post them again sometime in the future…but whatever.

See y’all on the snap!

R

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5 Tips for Top Notch Juicing

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Juicing can be a new and exciting adventure for a lot of people. Often times juicing is started as a way to boost health and/or weight loss and I find that a lot of people aren’t sure where to start. From choosing a juicing to peeling fruit…so many questions inevitably pop up! With that said, I want to offer these 5 tips that I think can really help make your entire juicing experience run a lot smoother.

1. Get Informed

Buy a book…or three. Watch a few youtube videos. Ask your doctor or nutritionist. Get informed about what you are about to do and how you should go about it. Juicing is a great addition to any diet and can always add health benefits. A full juice diet, however, isn’t for everyone and should only be done under doctor supervision.

I recommend this book by Joe Cross. He’s also written a new book that looks equally exciting and informational. There are also a ton of books full of juicing recipes! Head to the library and do a bit of research. Juicing is easy and fun to do…but you have to be informed.

2. Select a Good Juicer

One of my favorite celebrity chefs is Ina Garten. If you’ve ever read one of her recipe’s she includes ingredients such as ‘good olive oil’ and ‘good mayonnaise’. While the main ingredient is given the ‘good’ portion is left up to the home cook.

The same can be said for juicing. I have a large heavy duty Breville. Why? I juice every day and often three to four times a day. I use it A LOT. I wanted to invest in a machine that had a high output of juice with minimal effort. Choose a juicer that fits your needs. Here is a great Juicer Buying Guide to work from.

3. Prepare Your Ingredients

Juicing is simple right? You just throw in the veg/fruit and you’re good to go. Well…yes and no. You need to wash the fruit first. A lot of stuff can live on the outside of our produce so taking the time to clean it off is an important step.

You’ll also need to cut/tear your produce to fit in your juicer. This may mean taking out the core, peeling, or deseeding. The best way to know if you need to take these extra steps is to read the information that came with your juicer for guidelines.

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4. Don’t Toss the Pulp

Once you’ve ran your produce through the juicer, take a look at your pulp. Is it wet/damp? If so run it back through the juicer. This is much easier if you line the pulp bin of your juicer. Running the pulp back through will give you even more juice and dry out the pulp a bit.

What can you do with the pulp? LOTS! You can make veggie burgers, soaps, face masks, soups, compost, stuffing, cake, and even cookies! It is amazingly versatile and incredibly healthy.

5. Make Juice to Order

If at all possible make your juice to order. When juicing the real magic is in the micronutrients the juice streamlines to our bodies. What’s this mean? Well…the longer you let you juice set the less and less you’ll benefit from it.

Taking your juice for lunch? Try sticking it in a thermos or other air tight container and make sure it stays chilled. While the juice can be stored for 24-48 hours it is best when drank right away. The taste also seems to strengthen the longer it sits and juice with ingredients like Kale can taste spoiled.

Juicing can be a fun and invigorating way to spice up your diet! Do you all juice? What’s your favorite juice? Comment below and I may feature your answer in an upcoming post!

R

 

Who Needs Coffee? Drink Juice!

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Written By Rohn Strong

Every morning, for the past month, I’ve consumed one thing. Juice.

It started as a cleanse but I liked the way my body felt so much that I decided to continue juicing and am LOVING the results.

I’ve been able to reduce my migraines, lose a bit of weight, save time cooking, AND I don’t drink coffee any more! I know…crazy pants!

The last time I drank any coffee was January. At first it just kind of happened because that’s what the cleanse called for, but then I made it a point to make sure I didn’t consume any and to replace it with a morning juice.

I usually wake up at six every morning and make a b-line to the juicer. I immediately make my Morning Go-Go Orange Juice. With the juicer set to high I combine:

6 Carrots
4 Apples
2 Lemons
6 Stalks Celery

This usually makes enough for two meals so I drink one for breakfast and use the other to mix in with a smoothie for lunch. It is incredibly healthy and pretty good for you! The apples help you stay fuller, longer. This is always a huge help when struggling to not snack my way through the day. The celery provide hydration. The lemons are great for digestion and to help your body absorb the nutrients more efficiently. Finally, the carrots contain just about everything that’s right in this world.

This juice is packed full of fiber and the micronutrients your body desires. In the morning we are usually dehydrated from a long night of resorting our bodies so giving yourself this morning jolt of goodness is just what your body needs.

I usually follow this up with a short but brisk 10-15 minute walk, a liter of water, and then get on with my day!

How do you start your day? Are you a coffee slave? Why not try juicing for just a week? I think you’d like it!