The Memory Romaines

I can’t get enough of pineapple! I have been avoiding processed sugar as much as I can, and this juice has just the right amount of natural sugar to keep me going. We’ve all been there – it’s 4pm and all you really want is to go HAM on any sugary snacks you can get your hands on. I refuse to believe this only happens to me! I find juice with pineapple or orange is a great compromise.

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This was sweet and a little bit spicy. Pineapples are still on sale, so I think a lot of my juices this month are going to feature pineapple, and I’m okay with that!

Wash, peel, chop. This made two.

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  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 bunch of romaine
  • chunk of ginger
  • handful on cilantro

This juice is packed with potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. It packs a bit of a spicy punch that evens out the sweetness of the pineapple in just the right amount. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up that is full of all the good stuff.

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Cool as a Cucumber

It has been the most beautiful sunny week! I could go on for ages about how much I love summer (I’ll spare you). One thing I always struggle with during the summer is staying hydrated. One of the most hydrating veggies is cucumber, so I decided to incorporate it into my juice this week. Which, by the way, was so good. I love eating and drinking pineapple, it’s so sweet and delicious and finally affordable now that it’s summer.

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This juice wasn’t too sweet, too earthy, or too spicy. It can be risky trying out new recipes (like that time I juiced broccoli and it was so weird), but these ingredients worked really well.

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Wash everything, remove the skin from the pineapple and the seeds from the apples. This made two!

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 limes
  • 3 gala apples
  • chunk of ginger

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Pineapple is packed with potassium and vitamin C, as well as small amounts of other vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers also have a ton of potassium, and high amounts of vitamin A. Because they have such a high water content they make a great ingredient to add when you need a little extra hydration. Overall this juice covers a lot of your bases: vitamin A and C, potassium, micronutrients, as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Can’t go wrong with a sweet healthy treat!

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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Say It Ain’t Cilantro

Back at again after taking a break for a week – last week was hectic! When I wasn’t starting work in the morning I was busy in the evenings, from family visits to dogsitting. Needless to say, I didn’t have time to make juice!

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So for this week I decided to go all out – I think I pulled out every green ingredient I could find in our kitchen for this one. I generally don’t like juice if it isn’t sweet, but this was amazing! Really awesome flavours and so good for you, too.

This makes enough for two. Remove the seeds from your apples, wash everything, and you’re all set.

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  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 bunch of spinach
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • a chunk of ginger

This might just be my new favourite green juice. Not only is it packed full of vitamin A and potassium, but spinach adds massive amounts of other nutrients like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and folate. It’s good for you all around, supporting a healthy body in all aspects, and it tastes great, so get it in ya!

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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!

 

Mint to Be

I made this juice last week but forgot to post it sooo, hello from last Thursday! This one was so delicious. As I’ve said before I’m really into green juice lately. I’m getting tired of the same root vegetables, and my all my favourite fruits are still not quite in season, so green juice is a great compromise for me! I’ve been striving towards being as healthy as possible before the wedding (and in general), and green juice is a great way to get some vitamins and minerals in, rather than eating a bunch of junk food. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the snack lyfe, but moderation is key. For instance, I’m eating leftover pizza as I type this, but I also ate healthy fruits and vegetables all day. It’s all about the balance.

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I think because I used an entire bunch of spinach, this juice was basically glowing green. I was a little worried about mixing lime, ginger, and mint together, but it ended up tasting really good. They’re all fairly strong flavours but they worked so well together, especially with the cucumber and pear to balance it out.

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This made enough for 2 and a bit. Wash everything, peel the limes (and ginger if you’re feeling ambitious) and you’re all set. Because I don’t have the best juicer, I will bundle up the leafy greens and other soft ingredients between the harder ingredients so they go through a bit better. Do whatever works for you!

  • 3 pears
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • a knob of ginger
  • 5/6 sprigs of mint
  • 2 limes

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Spinach is super rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, folate, and vitamin A, making it good for your hair, skin, bones, and blood pressure. Pears add additional potassium, vitamin A, and trace amounts of other vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers, which are predominantly made up of water, are a great hydrator to add to any juice, and contain small amounts of all the good stuff. All in all, full of good stuff, tastes great, 10/10.

 

If Looks Could Kale

This juice was a great pick-me-up after having one of those weeks, where nothing seems to go right and the weather still can’t seem to make up it’s mind. It was super refreshing, fruity and green (the best!).

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Pineapple green juice is probably my favourite kind of green juice. So sweet. Kind of hurts your tongue sometimes but still worth it. I didn’t expect it to go well with ginger, but let’s be real, everything goes well with ginger.

This made enough for 3. If I had a better juicer it would probably make enough for 4! Wash, peel, and chop.

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  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3/4 of a pineapple
  • 1 lemon
  • ginger

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This juice is seriously packed with potassium. I should use kale and pineapple more often, because they’re both loaded with potassium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and traces of other minerals like magnesium and folate. Total super-juice. I won’t go into detail about how good ginger is for you (again) but let’s just say, definitely add it because it’s delicious and so great for your body. This juice is also good for your heart, immune system, eyesight, and bones. 10/10 would recommend!