Archives for posts with tag: Juicing

Juice04B

What are some of your favorite summer fruits? Mine are watermelon and cucumbers. I thought I’d combine them to make a delicious refreshing juice. Then, I thought to add a little mint and parsley for an added hint of “je ne sais quoi.”

The ingredients are:

Juice01

Lemon, cucumber, watermelon, parsley and mint.

Then I juiced them together.

Juice02

  • Watermelon is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits, here’s why you should eat watermelon.
  • Cucumbers are good because they provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits, here are sixteen reason why you should eat more.
  • Lemon’s are known for their antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting power – reasons to consume more lemons.
  • Parsley has anti-inflammatory properties and helps keep your immune system strong, here are ten reason why you should consume more of this leafy green.
  • Mint promotes digestion, soothes your tummy, and helps lose weight – here are a few more reason why you should eat more mint.

Let me if you make this yummy refreshing juice.

Juice04

Enjoy!

 

ImageWhenever I take a trip to the grocery store, I am inclined to buying a natural fruit juice like Odwalla or Naked. While these fruit and veggie juices are delicious and nutritious they can also be a bit pricey for those of us on a budget. As an alternative I have opted to making my own fruit and veggie juices.

When I first began making my own juices, I would stick to simple juices such as carrot juice, apple juice, pineapple juice etc. With time, I’ve learned to mix and match fruits and veggies to not only make tasty juices, but to also make them as delicious and nutritious as possible.

I’d like to share one of my favorite juice recipes with you, all in hopes of inspiring you to give juicing a try. This recipe requires that you own a juicer, but if you do not own one, I suggest you chop all the ingredients into smaller pieces and mix them in the blender.

Tangy-licious

Ingredients: (yields about 16 oz.)

  1. 4 carrots
  2. 3 large stalk celery
  3. 4 oranges
  4. ¼ of a pineapple cut into spears
  5. 1 small lime
  6. Tajin or cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Wash fruit and veggies
  2. Peel skin off the oranges
  3. Cut the celery stalks in half
  4. Cut the top off the carrots (do not peel the carrots)
  5. Peel lime
  6. One by one, insert fruits and veggies into juicer (no particular order)
  7. Stir juice thoroughly and pourImage

**To add zing to the juice, I like to top my juice with a pinch of Tajin (a chili powder) or some cayenne pepper. It makes the juice that much more delish **

Good source of: Beta-carotene, Vitamin A, B-Complex, D, E, K, iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese.

Good for: Anti-aging, cleansing, colds and flu, digestion and cancer prevention

Let me know what you think, Enjoy!

**Cristy**

%d bloggers like this: