March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
February 19, 2014 in Juicing Tips
If you are new to juicing you might be interested in the health benefits of juicing dark leafy vegetables but intimidated by what to do or worried about the taste.
Here are a few tips for you newbies:
- Keep it sweet. If you are new to juicing (and have no health issues that would require you to avoid natural sugars found in fruit) I would encourage you to start your juice with a sweet fruit like apple, orange, watermelon or pineapple. Carrots also tend to add sweetness. The sweetness of the fruit goes a long way to balance the bitterness in some greens.
- Cool as a cucumber. Juicing a cucumber or two is a great way to add a mellow, freshness that will also balance your juice out.
- Experiment. Some people find spinach to be much milder than kale. Use sparingly at first and then add more as you develop a taste for it or when you discover you like it!
- Google away! Look through this blog, peruse Pinterest, check out books from your local library and find interesting flavor combinations and good recipes to try.
February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
Here’s a tasty recipe for beet juice:
1 red beet
3 celery stalks
1 bosc pear
- Wash and rinse all fruits and vegetables
- Cut off ends of carrots and celery and cut into halves
- Cut off ends of cucumber and cut into quarters
- Cut pear into quarters and remove core
- Cut off ends of beet, peel, and cut into quarters
- Juice in juicer
- squeeze lemon into juice
February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
Enjoy this refreshing and vibrant cocktail!
1 orange (peeled)
½ grapefruit, pink (peeled)
1 cup spearmint
3 fl. oz. rum
Juice the fruit and mint. Combine with the rum. Pour over ice in two glasses and serve.
PS: Skip the rum and add 3 fl. oz. of club soda instead for a tasty non-alcoholic version
January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
Try this delicious juice to accompany your next brunch!
1 celery stalk
1″ cube of ginger root
1″ cube of horseradish root
few sprigs of fresh cilantro
1 clove of garlic (peeled)
Juice all ingredients in order, stir, season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Add vodka for a great Bloody Mary!
January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
If you’ve let some time go by since the last time you used your Power Juicer, or if you’re entirely new to the concept, here are five good reasons to get on the juicing band wagon!
- Juicing is the easiest way to get in your daily nutritional requirements for fruits and vegetables.
- Juicing is good for digestive health and easy on the tummy.
- You are in total control of the ingredients that are going into your juice – if you buy store-bought varieties you may be taking in additives, extra sugar, dyes and other stuff you’d rather skip.
- Fresh juices provides natural energy boosts and makes you feel fantastic!
- It’s a delicious and nutritious treat!
What are some of your favorite reasons to juice?
January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized
Oh no. You celebrated an event with one too many glasses of champagne?
I found this recipe at Fitsugar to help ease some of those morning-after symptoms! The ginger helps with nausea, the tomato provides essential vitamins and the jalapeno gives you a little endorphin kick.
3 medium-size tomatoes
2 celery stalks
1 1/2-inch piece of ginger
1 jalapeño pepper (remove the seeds to make it less spicy)
1/4 of one large cucumber
Juice all ingredients. Pour juice into glass, and enjoy immediately.