Juiced

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is juicing?!

Pinterest is full of delicious looking concoctions, and I have to say I find it an awesome way to up my intake of greens!

 

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So I don’t actually have a juicer or even a vitamix, but I have a pretty new blender that makes some awesome, healthy drinks.  I’m a huge fan of the green smoothie, and I’ve recently started getting into the juice.

 

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The benefit of juicing in a blender is that you don’t get rid of the pulp.  With a good blender, you barely notice it and it keeps all of the nutrients of your veggies in the drink

 

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This week, I used some of the sweet strawberries from my Costco sized container and a few slices of kiwi.

 

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The rest got packaged up for lunch during the week.  So although juicing isn’t new to everyone, it’s new to my kitchen, and I just might be addicted.

 

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Especially since now that I know I can double my batch and have fresh juice ready for the next morning.

 

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It just needs a shake and then you can grab it and go!

 

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Do you make juice?

Share some ‘recipe’ links!

 

 

Strawberry, Kiwi, and Kale Juice

 

Ingredients

1 cup strawberries

1 kiwi, sliced

1 large handful of spinach or kale

1 cup coconut water or tap water

1 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds (optional)

Lemon juice from 1/4 of a lemon

Ice cubes

 

Directions

Place water and greens in blender and chop.

Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend on low for about 1 minute.  Increase to high and blend until smooth.

Add ice and blend well!

Store in water bottle or glass jar.

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11 thoughts on “Juiced

  1. Your jar totally threw me off for a moment, I was like wait why is she adding salsa!? JUST KIDDING! I am a much bigger fan of smoothies over juice, I do NOT like to waste. GIMME THAT FIBER!

  2. I thought the same thing as Brittany! I was like where does the salsa go!! So funny! That recipe sounds great!!
    2 recipes I like: vegetarian chocolate protein powder, yogurt, frozen berries, and peanut butter. (if I have spinach I will add it) OR
    OJ, frozen pineapple, and yogurt.

  3. I don’t have a juicer at home and other than making smoothies in my vitamix, I haven’t tried it at home. However, I LOVE getting fresh juice at the co-op! Best combo ever: beets, apples, carrots, lemon and lots of ginger!

  4. Of course I juice. I do them in my blender also. I don’t see the reason to drink it wo the fiber. I want it all!!! People get grossed out but there are some plenty tasty green juices mixes u can do. Gotta try this one. But I prefer spinach, it really gets mixed in. With kale I feel the curls jajahahaha

  5. My husband was on a juicing kick a while back. I just couldn’t get in to it. I would try his concoctions and I was not impressed. I think they were too heavy on the greens and not enough fruits for me. I have been making protein shakes with frozen strawberries a lot lately with the Nutribullet. That thing is powerful!

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