My Favorite Juices – the top 4 and how to make them!!

IT’S JUICE TIME!!!

Are you feeling it? It seems like everyone is going on a juice cleanse these days, and it’s no wonder! The benefits of a juice cleanse are huge, and it’s so refreshing and easy on your body! You feel so alive, and have such a steady stream of energy all day long with no drops in mood, I think everyone needs to try this at least once a year, and I have written a great article called The Organic Raw Juice Cleanse: why you should regularly do it!  about the benefits of juicing, important information and solid TIPS about starting a juice and the things you NEED to know before starting.

These are some of my favorite recipes. They are my go-to juices. Everything that I juice is organic, as much as available, and I highly recommend you do the same.  Pesticides and toxins found on conventional food does not have a place in your body!! This juice is easily assimilated into the bloodstream so make sure you are buying good ingredients to boost your immune system!

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1. THE CLASSIC

Easy and yummy, the carrots make it extra milky!!

3 apples  –(with skin)
1 beet with its leaves
A handful of spinach  –(with its stems)
8 carrots  –(with its skin)

The Classic

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2. GREEN ZING!!

Great for a pick me up. I love to drink this fresh first thing in the morning!! Get’s me wide awake, and revitalized, ready to take on the day!

3 green apples  –( cut this into pieces so that it fits in your juicer, keep the skin on)
1 green pear  –(with the skin)
2 kiwi  –(take the fuzzy skin off it)
1 lime  –(take the peel off it, and quarter it)
A handful of spinach  –(with the stems)
A handful of parsley  –(with the stems)
A bit of cilantro  –(with the stems)
3 stalks of celery  –(with the leaves)
A thumb sized piece of ginger  –(peel the skin off)

Green Zing!!

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3. SPICY GREEN TOMATO

This tastes so good, if you use half a jalapeño like me it’s a little hot and spicy, tastes like a Cesar, or a Bloody Mary. It’s basically a spicy juiced salad, and it does the trick when you are craving mexican food 😉

4 tomatoes or a pint of cherry tomatoes  –(cut in small pieces)

4 carrots  –(with their skin)

6 celery sticks   –(with its leaves)

2 lemons  –(take the peel off, then cut the fruit to fit)

Half a beet   –(just the root)

A handful of spinach   –(with the stems)

A handful of cilantro   –(with the stems)

if you don’t mind the breath add 2 cloves of garlic  –(peel the garlic)

Half of a jalapeño pepper (with the seeds is fine)

Juice everything together up to this point and then add to the final juice  1 tablespoon of flax oil or omega 3.6.9 oil, really good olive oil or norwegian cod liver oil, 1 tablespoon raw honey, and then mix in salt and pepper to taste.

VOILA! You have made spicy green tomato!

Spicy Green Tomato

            

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4. CANTALOUPE HEAVEN

Cantaloupe is a great fruit to juice, and it’s best to juice it with its skin if you can find it organic. Otherwise you have to make sure to wash its skin really, really well, as it will have pesticides, and herbicides, and larvicides, and etc… it’s gross, and you don’t want it. It has no place in your healthy body! So wash it well with a fruit wash! You can make your own by mixing equal parts water and white vinegar and a bit of baking soda, or a few drops of essential oil from orange so that it takes the smell of vinegar down a bit. Soap will do too, it’s just not going to be as good as a proper fruit wash. If you rather would not juice the skin, then just cut the cantaloupe off the skin, and juice away!

Juice half a cantaloupe, pour into a nice big glass, and add a dash of cinnamon to it.

ENJOY!! This is definitely a desert like drink, it’s refreshing and sweet and packed with vitamins!!

See this article for more on Cantaloupe – this will be really inspiring information! http://www.thejuicenut.com/cantaloupe_juice_the_juice_nut.aspx

Cantaloupe Heaven

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ADDITIONAL GOODIES

You might want to add these to your juice!!

To the 1st and 3rd juice I sometimes add a whole raw egg. Then I just blend it really well with a Fork. It’s a good way to get your protein and all the perfectly balanced nutrients that are found in eggs. But you can’t be squeamish about it, raw egg texture is a little different 😉 to say the least. If you have doubts about it, don’t do it. I don’t want anyone to become sick! If anything ever tastes strange or smells funny, don’t eat it!

I like to add Organic Flax Seed oil or Norwegian Cod Liver oil to my juices to make sure that I am getting my Omega 3 fatty acids.

Bee pollen is also an amazing addition to any juice, but it works best if you are blending a juice, such as pineapple, mango and bee pollen.

Happy Juicing Everyone! I hope you will have a delicious and fun experience, and feel free to get creative with your ingredients!

With love, and to your health

Irina Thomason

 The Natural Ways

The Natural Ways

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel Elise
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 03:45:23

    These sound delish!
    Screenshotted and saved to my phone for future enjoyment. 🙂

    Reply

  2. Irina
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 06:25:26

    awesome!!! =)

    Reply

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