Strawberries have come back in season here in sunny Southern California, so I decided to incorporate them into my juice Monday today. The juice doesn’t LOOK so gorgeous, but sure tastes lovely!!
When I make my juices Sunday afternoons I try and remember to write down what all I put in them. So, below is what the juice looks like without being mixed as well as my post it note scribble down.
This makes two 16oz juices.
- 3/4 container of strawberries, about 2 cups worth (probably more)
- 1 green apple
- 1 small fennel bulb, including its prongs
- 2 large long ribs of celery (if small and thin, do 4)
- 4 medium kale leaves (include the stem)
- 1 medium lemon, peeled
Every time I make this juice for our Juice Monday, independently of one another, my husband and I will comment on our favorite juice of the day and it’s always this one. It’s so nice to have in the mix, it’s like drinking something between salsa or pizza. It’s a savory juice with all sorts of nutrients and a welcome change to so many of the juices that have greens with citrus and an apple to sweeten it. Absolutely worth a try!! As a side note, I can’t stand V8.
Just a little reminder, if you are juicing, always use organic. You are squeezing all the juice out and if you are using conventional you are bringing the chemicals along with it almost on concentrated form because there is no fiber to pull it out of your body.
Just in case you were wondering, here is the summary of the “dirty dozen” from the Environmental Working Group for 2015. –> Dirty Dozen
Makes 2, 16 oz juices
4 roma tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
5 stalks celery (leaves included)
1 cup organic parsley (or 1/2 cup parsley 1/2 cup cilantro, OR 1/2 cup parsley 1/2 basil)
1 small-medium zucchini or 3 medium tomatillos
1-2 cloves organic garlic, according to taste
1/4 red onion or 2 green onions
1/2 poblano or anaheim pepper
1/2 medium beet
2 large kale or collard leaves
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
Put em all in your juicer, but try and mix them up, not juicing all of one vegetable/ingredient at one time. Add in the ACV and salt at the end and stir.
This juice is a great immunity booster! Turmeric, ginger, lemons, all major liver detoxers. Turmeric gets absorbed by the body better with bromelain, which is potent in pineapple. Lemon and orange are high in vitamin C, carrots are high in vitamin A. You will get way beyond your daily recommended dose. That’s a great thing!
Makes 2, 16 oz juices
4 inch piece of turmeric
1-3 inch piece ginger root
½ pineapple (I juice the core as well)
1 persian cucumber OR 1/3 cucumber
2 small oranges
½ small lemon
Send them all through the juicer in whatever order you please. Usually I mix in the carrots with the other items.
Link to 3 Day Juice Cleanse
So we are trying out this 3 day juice cleanse tomorrow and would love it if you joined with us! The link is right above this (titled Link to 3 Day Juice Cleanse) You know, doing a juice cleanse is rough, but it’s lots easier to do with you are doing it with other people at the same time. We really want your your thoughts, opinions and experiences during the cleanse as well as afterwards. We really liked the variety of juices used in this cleanse as well as the fact that all 3 days have different juices. I did this cleanse last week, so I thought that I would give some thoughts and ideas to make it go a bit easier (and help you not feel like you are alone or odd).
- Juice cleanses are often a test of wills more than anything else. Mind over matter. Your brain and mouth will be telling you “I want to chew!” rather than “I am hungry”. You might be hungry, have some water or next juice. You will absolutely want to chew, but you will be getting plenty of nutrients. You can do this!!
- I always suggest getting organic, but if you can’t for all of them get it at least for the apples, cucumbers, celery, tomato & (if you can) bell pepper
- If you can’t finish all of the juices, don’t worry, it’s fine.
- Drink each juice keeping in mind that it’s a meal! So, drink it slow, swirl it around in your mouth.
- If you can have the juice over ice, it usually tastes even better.
- Most people don’t have the luxury of being able to juice 5 different times though out the day to make it so its “make & drink”. It’s lovely if you juice it the night before and keep it in the fridge (& bring to work to put in the fridge).
- For me, drinking half of one juice then waiting another 30-60 min to drink the other half helped me avoid having that sloshy juice stomach.
- Don’t forget to drink water during the day
- Might want to weigh yourself each morning before you have anything to drink, as well as the day after you finish. Totally not needed, but sometimes interesting just for yourself to know.
Here is a grocery list for each day.
- 6 apples
- 4 carrots
- 3 cucumbers
- 6 celery stalks
- 2 red bell peppers
- 2 red beets
- 4 plum tomatoes
- 12-16 leaves of kale
- 6-8 leaves swiss chard
- 2 cups parsley
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/4 red onion
- 6 clementines or 2 oranges
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 lime
- 2 inches fresh ginger
- 1 orange, optional
- 6 cups Concord Grapes (can use black grapes)
- 1 Golden Delicious Apple
- 3, 2×2″ pieces ginger
- 1/2 cup Blackberries
- 2 Granny Smith (green) Apples
- 5 cups Spinach
- 4 cups Kale leaves (12-16 leaves)
- 3/4 Lemon
- 2 large Red Beets
- 2 medium Carrots
- 5 stalks Celery
- 4 Plum Tomatoes
- 4 cups Parsley
- 1 Jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed
- 12 Red Radishes
- 1 Fennel Bulb
- 1 1/2 Cucumber
- 2 Broccoli stalks
- 1/2 head or 2 wedges Green Cabbage
- 6 Apples
- 4 Carrots
- 2 Red Beets
- 12-18 leaves swiss chard
- 2″ ginger root
- 4-5 cups Spinach
- 2 Cucumbers
- 8 stalks Celery
- 1/2 Fennel Bulb
- 2 bunches Basil
- 1 bunch Parsley (approx. 4 cups)
- 3 Tomatoes
- 1/4 Red Onion
- 1/2-1 Lemon
- 1-2 cloves Garlic
- 2 cups Kale