Food Friday | Drink Your Veggies

I love to juice!  However, I must admit that I haven't been doing it as often as I was earlier this year.  I was juicing almost daily but it had been a couple of months since I'd juiced.  I think I just got lazy!  Anyhow, when I made my juice last week I realized really missed it and I think my body misses it too.  I plan to start juicing again a few times a week, if not daily, so I think this is a great time for me to share some of my favorite go-to vegetables & fruit for juicing & a few combinations I love!  

My must-have veggies & fruit for juicing are: 

  • carrots
  • apples 
  • cucumber
  • celery
  • spinach
  • kale

With these in my fridge, I can pretty much make a few different combinations and end up with something yummy!   I find that cleaning your veggies as soon as you buy them, helps save time when juicing.  You just grab & go.  Here's today's juice recipe and a few more :)

Earthy Juice  (that's what my husband calls this one!)

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  • 6 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 beet
  • 3 big handfuls of spinach


 

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Apple-Carrot-Kale Juice

  • 2 red apples
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 bunch of kale

 

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Celery-Carrot-Apple Juice 

  • 6 carrots
  • 6 celery stalks
  • 2 red delicious apples
  • squeeze of lemon juice

 

Veggie Blast Juice

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  • 4 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • small bunch of cilantro
  • sliver of ginger
  • squeeze of lemon

One of my favorite things about juicing is that it doesn't have to be exact!  Lots of times, I just find myself combining whatever it is I have in my fridge and seeing what happens.  Most of the time, they taste great, but sometimes the combinations just don't work.  Like that time I thought I'd make my version of V8 because I had a bunch of tomatoes.  That didn't turn out so great.  It was like drinking bland & watery salsa. But, hey, here's trial and error and drinking your veggies!  

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!