My Favorite Juice Recipe

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Ok, I promised something healthy, so how about a juice recipe? Fresh pressed juice seems to be all the rage these days. My New York friends say there are juice places everywhere…Portland, you are behind {but what’s new? We’ll catch on to the trend in about 7 years}. Well, we do have some of these places, they just aren’t as easy to find. So an easier {well, maybe} and cheaper {definitely cheaper} option is to make your own!

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carrot, apple, ginger juice

The week after Thanksgiving my friend and I decided to do a Juice Fast {or juice cleanse, or whatever you want to call it}. I’d never done anything like that before but it was the week after Thanksgiving and really I wanted nothing more than to not eat for 3 days….no seriously. 

We chose the Joe Cross Juice Cleanse, from the Dr. Oz website, where you can find all the juice recipes, in case you’re also crazy and want to give it a try. I actually made it the entire 3 days. The hardest part was not having coffee {if I haven’t mentioned it already, I have a major coffee addiction}.

My favorite juice was the morning one. It’s made of carrots, apples and ginger. I’ve actually been craving it ever since. So naturally we bought our own juicer and I’ve been making them daily. I throw in a handful of spinach or kale to get my greens in and it’s perfection {I’m like a child, I have to hide my green vegetables into something sweet and not so green}.

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We didn’t have any spinach or kale on hand when I made this batch

Ingredients:

4 carrots
2 green apples
1 inch of ginger
Handful of spinach or kale

chopped-fruit-veggies

Wash all the produce thoroughly. I cut the ends off of my carrots {I don’t think that’s actually necessary}, I cut my apples into quarters and then cut about an inch off of the ginger root. Throw it all in {just like the picture shows, yes, apple seeds and all} and Juice it up! Yum.

fresh-pressed-juice

don’t be alarmed, when you add spinach or kale it will be slightly more brown…

Juicers can get a bit pricey, we bought a Jack LeLanne Juicer on Offer Up for $50. It had never been used and works great. The hardest part of this whole process is cleaning the juicer after…but if you do it right away its a lot easier than if you let it sit out {trust me}.

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yes, she has avocado and sweet potatoes everywhere

She likes it! Success.

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