Archive for ‘Juices’

December 20, 2013

Spinach Shots from the Little Red House

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December 11, 2013

Kale

July 18, 2013

Juicing Infographic

July 17, 2013

Crazy Sexy Green Juice

June 4, 2013

Magic Beet Juice

Beautiful burgundy color, this is the nectar of the gods.

Ingredients

1 beet and beet greens

4 carrots

4 sprigs mint

1 inch ginger

1 pear

Directions

Juice and love.

 

xx

R

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March 27, 2013

The Black Swan

This one is inspired by a cocktail, but hey this is the most antioxidant filled juice I have come up with in a while. There’s a smoothie version to for all of you guys that like smoothies over juices or for those who don’t have a juicer!

JUICE

2 cups fresh blackberries

1 wedge or 2 wedges lemon, depending on how much you love lemon

1 beet, skin removed, washed 

1 apple

Directions

JUICE ME. Best when you drink this as soon as possible after it’s made but put in a mason jar filled to the top if you want to keep it for a day. I would drink this within 24 hours.

SMOOTHIE

1 1/2 cups coconut water

3 tablespoons almond milk, unsweetened

5 almonds

1 cup frozen blackberries

1 tablespoon coconut oil. melted

1/2 cup pineapple chunks

Directions

Blend me.

xx

R

March 25, 2013

Green Queen

The perfect after-you-party-all-weekend-need-to-function-cleanse-me-out nutritional juice.

Ingredients

Makes 2 16 ounce servings

2 mandarins

1 wedge romaine lettuce, cleaned

3 cups tightly packed fresh spinach leaves

1/2 cup parsley

1 apple, organic is best here or Anjou pear

1 inch ginger

3 kale leaves

2 carrots

Directions

Juice me and love me. Best when drunk as soon as possible.

xx

R

March 11, 2013

Chaud’s Juice Therapy

This girl is down to earth, nice, and great! Follow her on FB and Instagram! Her juice recipes always make me smile and are so easy!

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March 10, 2013

I party so hard on a Saturday

Juice prep for tomorrow.

Here are some of the ones I made:

Glowing Goddess

4 romaine leaves

1 inch ginger

1 wedge lemon

1 apple

1 pear

The Orange Saver

1 orange

Mint leaves

2 carrots

1 apple

1 pear

 

 

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March 4, 2013

The Cleaner

This juice uses beets for detoxification of the blood and liver. I  have posted some facts about beet roots in this post:

Key Nutrients in Beet Roots:

Folic Acid (also known as folate) is critical to cellular division because it’s necessary
in DNA synthesis.  So without folic acid, cells do not divide properly.  Folic acid is
essential to everyone regardless of age, but it’s especially important in the
development of the nervous system of the fetus.  Deficiency of folic acid during
pregnancy has been linked to several birth defects including neural tube defects such
as spina bifida.

Manganese is essential particularly because it functions in many enzyme systems
including the enzymes involved in blood sugar control, energy metabolism, and
thyroid hormone function.  Manganese also functions in the antioxidant enzyme
superoxide dismutase (SOD).  Without superoxide dismutase cells are highly
susceptible to damage and inflammation.  Manganese also provides health benefits
for strains, sprains, and inflammation.

Potassium is an electrolyte similar to sodium and chloride.  Electrolytes are mineral
salts that conduct electricity when they’re dissolved in water.  Electrolytes are always
found in pairs.  Together they function in the maintenance of water balance and
distribution, kidney and adrenal function, acid-base balance, muscle and nerve cell
function, and heart function.  More than 95% of the potassium in the body is found
within the cells.

Betaine is the nutrient responsible for the purple-red color in beets.  The major
function of betaine within the body is to reduce the concentrations of homocysteine
(an intermediate in the conversion of the amino acid methionine to the amino acid
cysteine).  A higher than average homocysteine level has been implicated as the
cause of a variety of conditions such as atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.
Homocysteine can be harmuful to the blood vessels, thereby contributing to the
development of heart disease, stroke, dementia, and peripheral vasular disease
(reduced blood flow to the legs and feet).  Other nutrients that work to reduce
homocysteine levels are vitamin B12 and folate.  Since beets contain both folate and
betaine, the two nutrients work together to reduce homocysteine levels, thereby
preventing heart disease and osteoporosis.

Source: Every Nutrient

This is a lot of information to soak up in one post, but I do believe that the best medicine for future diseases is preventative. Did you know 80 percent of illness is preventable ? I started eating clean to feel better about myself and be the best version of myself, but it is also important to note that I wanted to inspire my family to make healthier choices as well. Since I bought a juicer, my parents drink more raw juice. My brother prefers strawberry and orange while I prefer beets, carrots, pears, apples, kale, spinach, ginger, and blood oranges. My mom and dad like the sweet carrot apple combinations and they are ingesting more raw nutrients, which makes me happy.

Ingredients

1 small beet

4 kale leaves, washed

1 cup spinach, packed

2 pineapple slices

1 small apple

1 small pear

1 inch ginger

Some parsley

Directions

Juice and drink immediately for the most health benefits, but if you are busy like me, I make it as late as possible the day before and then I put the juice into a mason jar so I can drink it for breakfast in the morning.

xx

R