Heard it through the Grapefruit

Summer is finally here, and I’ve been running around getting as much wedding stuff done as possible. Admittedly, I’ve been ignoring this blog, but I’m hoping to get back on track (and I have some sweeeet recipes comin’ at ya this week).

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It took forever to decide what this juice would be. After suggesting it a million times, I finally took Esrah’s advice and decided to use grapefruit in this recipe. I generally don’t like grapefruit juice – it’s bitter, not overly sweet, makes my tongue tingle (okay, so maybe that’s a slight allergy); however, this ended up being pretty good. This juice was bitter and subtly sweet. The cucumber added a nice touch, taking away from some of the bitterness of the turmeric. All in all, the flavours worked pretty well together, and I’d definitely make this again with some tweaks (I’d add orange next time!).

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  • 4 carrots
  • 3 grapefruits
  • 1 cucumber
  • knob of turmeric
  • knob of ginger

Turmeric and ginger have many health benefits, including being rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Grapefruit is great for your blood pressure, heart, and immune system as it is full of vitamin C. Carrots have a ton of vitamin A, making them great for your eyes and skin. Finally, cucumber packs a rehydrating punch, as it consists of mostly water. If you’re looking for something a little different, but still want something with a great taste, this one’s for you!

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Celery-bration Time

I’ll be honest – I totally forgot to buy ingredients for juice this week. This one is made from whatever I could find in the fridge, so while it’s not my favourite juice, I was able to use up some things that might have otherwise gone bad. That being said, Esrah seemed to love it, so… win win?

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I have never been a fan of the idea of mixing carrots and kale. They both just have such distinct flavours that I never expected to work. And yet, somehow they worked pretty well in this juice. Strong earthy flavours, yes, but balanced. Maybe I’m just not a fan of savoury juice, or maybe I’m just not used to drinking more savoury ingredients. Nevertheless, this juice is still packed with lots of good nutrients, and I could probably use a little less sugar in my life anyways!

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This made enough for two. Don’t be surprised either when it comes out a little brown! Green + orange aren’t the best combo.

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 a bunch of celery
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 small apple
  • a little knob of ginger

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Kale is full of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, making it good for your bones, teeth, energy levels, blood pressure, and overall health. Carrots are great for your eyes and skin, as they are seriously packed with vitamin A, as well as other traces of vitamins and minerals. Oranges and apples have amounts of vitamin C and potassium making them great for your immune system as well as your overall health. So, while this juice might not have been my favourite, it was certainly an extremely efficient way to get some extra vitamins and minerals in, and you can’t go wrong with that!

Back To Your Roots

This juice is a little throwback to probably the first juice I ever made. I actually used to make this as a smoothie when we first got our Nutribullet, and honestly, it’s so good either way. I’ve been having another one of those “is this allergies or a cold?” weeks, so I thought I’d make myself a healthy little remedy just in case.

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This is probably the most basic, common juice recipes there is, but it’s so tasty and so good for you! Plus, I had all the ingredients on hand. I seem to be hoarding oranges in the fridge lately, so the ones I used for this were super juicy. The sweetness really balanced out the deeper flavour of the beets. Plus, I don’t know about you, but every time I juice beets they give me heartburn, but if I add a little sweetness it isn’t so bad.

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Wash, peel, chop. Makes 2.

  • 3 oranges
  • 3 small beets
  • 3 apples (any kind would be delicious – I used spartans and galas)
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • knob of ginger

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Once again we have a juice packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium, not to mention the benefits of ginger (that I won’t get into for the dozenth time ;). This juice – get it in ya!

 

Stop, yammertime

I have always wanted to juice a yam. Something about juicing something weird, but not too weird that it won’t be good (like that time I juiced a banana…) makes weekly juicing more interesting. This week it paid off, because this juice was great! Aside from the fact is was radioactive orange, it was subtly sweet and slightly earthy. The perfect balance.

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I only used about 1/4 of a yam, but in the future I know I’d be able to use more. It was earthy, but not starchy like I was worried about.

  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 yam
  • 3 carrots
  • thumb of ginger
  • 1/4 lemon

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Yams, pineapples, and carrots are packed with potassium and vitamin A, and there are huge amounts of vitamin C in this one too from the oranges (and pineapple). Overall, this juice is good for your heart, good for your bones, and supports immune function.

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Orange you cute

I desperately needed a midweek pick-me-up today. The weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind this week, meaning constant changes in air pressure. For me at least, this triggers the worst headaches! I am a huge baby when it comes to headaches, I get nauseous and dizzy. Someone suggested I try using ginger to get rid of the headache induced nausea, so I figured why not give it a try!

This juice is sweet and spicy (my favourite), with a bit of a kick from both the ginger and the turmeric. It’s packed with vitamin C, K and A, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Plus, it’s delicious 🙂

Peel the citrus, cut up the big stuff. I don’t really peel anything else but do what you like!

  • 2 oranges
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 lemon
  • thumb of ginger
  • thumb of turmeric

Just beet it

I meant for this to be a sweet juice, because we picked up the nicest looking strawberries today. It ended up being quite tart, but still super tasty.

Wash all the veggies, peel the lemon, cut the big stuff into quarters, and you’re good to go. I add lemon because I like the taste, but it helps to add lemon if you don’t plan on drinking it right away (it slows down the oxidation).

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Recipe

  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 10 strawberries
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 beets
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 thumb of ginger

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