Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Two New Juice Recipes to Try

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Spring is absolutely lovely in desert Arizona. Time for some fresh juice to clean out the mess from all the heavy fall and winter foods. Not to mention I need to lose a few pounds gained from eating way too many irresistible Christmas goodies. So, after a trip to a local farmer's market, we were ready to get our juice on!

I like to try new produce, so I bought a parsnip. Never had one in my life, at least not that I know of. Though I have added ground ginger to many a pumpkin pies, I'd never actually bought that ugly root looking thing. This time I did. I was a little nervous about the ginger because, I am not a huge fan of the taste.

Now to add them to some freshly juiced juice. :)

I often get lazy with my juicing techniques and end up throwing whatever produce we have on hand down the juicer's shoot, but I actually made up distinct recipes this time which tasted super yum, especially the red one. ;) Following is what you'll need to make both of these juices.

Parsnip Zip

* 2 golden delicious apples
* 2 yellow mini bell peppers
* 1/2 lemon
* 3 stalks celery with leaves
* 1 cup green grapes
* 1/2 cucumber
* 1/2 parsnip
* 2" chunk of ginger root

** Made about 24 oz. This really didn't taste bad. Clean and fresh, and the ginger really added some zing! Makes for a nice wake-up-and-start-your-day juice.

Berry Grape Bliss

* 2 large red delicious apples
* 5 strawberries
* 2 cups red grapes
* 2 large carrots

** Made just a tad more than 24 oz. This was absolutely delicious! More like dessert juice. My hubby says it's for the weak - me. Yes, I do have a difficult time swallowing juices that are overly vegetable-ish and not a bit sweet. I did read in a juicing book my mom gave to me that you can add raw honey to sweeten vegetable or more bitter juices. I may have to try that next time I'm feeling kale, spinach, and beet brave.

The juicing book my mom gave me is really wonderful. It's called The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker. Not only does it have 350 recipes for fresh juices, tonics, cleansers, teas, smoothies, etc., it has a section on Healthy Body Systems, a section on Healthy foods, 93 Health Conditions complete with healing foods and which recipes may be beneficial, and more. It's definitely a great resource. Check it out!

Linked to Try a New Recipe Tuesday and WFMW.

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1 comment:

Lisa Boyle said...

I need to get on the juicing bandwagon! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/04/try-new-recipe-tuesday-april-15.html


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