I think I have a juicing problem. To the point I perhaps need to stand in front of a body of my peers, raise my right hand, and say the words. “Hi, my name is Kerry, and I have a juicing problem.” It might be that bad.
My husband is a rock star juicer and makes us juice nearly every morning. I can’t put my finger on it, but I just feel so much better when my day kicks off with a giant juice.
There are a lot of juicers on the market and if I had a lot of money, I’d probably buy a really, really nice juicer. But we’ve found a great Breville juicer that works perfect for our family without breaking the bank. If you have a nicer one, please share it 🙂
Which makes me think… juicers are a GREAT gift idea. Your Anniversary, Your Birthday, Valentine’s Day. What a great way to give (and get) the gift of health this year!
We’ve made quite a few concoctions, but this is by far our favorite. We call this favorite our Citrus Crimson Cleanser. You’ll need the following:
1 cucumber, 3-4 kale leaves, 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 green apple, 3 carrots, 5-6 celery pieces and 1 beet.
Obviously, the beet is what gives the C3 such a deep, rich crimson.
Cut your fruit to make it easier to add to the juicer.
Remove *most* the peel from both the lemon and orange, like so…
Then, juice it up…
Mix up the glorious rainbow of colors…
This recipe makes roughly 42-48 ounces of juice, enough for 3-4 good-sized servings. If you are making juice for yourself only, modify the recipe accordingly.
With the recipe as is, both Justin and I have a mammoth glass and Finn usually has a small glass. I’ve given Evie a few sips of mine and I’m not kidding when I share that she instantly smiles and starts reaching for the glass for more!
If you’ve never had a true juice before, this isn’t the jug you buy at the grocery store for $2 made from concentrate. This is life-changing juice! Don’t trust me? Try one each day for a week and let me know how you feel. Throwing that many micronutrients into your system puts your body in GO mode. If you’re in Des Moines, check out Natural Thirst or Fresh Cafe and Market.
Some words on juicing:
1. Because the juice is so quickly going into your system, use organic produce whenever possible!
2. Juicing is not meant to replace intake of fruits and vegetables, it only adds to it. For instance, juicing does not give your body the necessary fiber found in raw produce. Don’t replace a meal with juice, simply add it to your routine.
3. Limit your fruit intake with juice. Your body can’t handle that much fructose (fruit sugar). Try to stick to vegetables with a small amount of fruit for flavor.
4. Only prepare as much juice as you plan to drink at that time. Do not prepare juice, store it in the fridge and then go back hours later to drink it. If you must do this, make sure it is in an air-tight container.
CHEERS to our health!
Citrus Crimson Cleanser
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: Juice dairy-free egg-free soy-free peanut-free tree nut-free Kale beet orange lemon
- 1 cucumber
- 3-4 kale leaves
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 green apple
- 3 carrots
- 5-6 celery pieces
- 1 beet
Do you juice? What is your favorite recipe?
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