Juicin It Up

At the end of days involving multiple bad life choices in regards to what we chose to eat, our go-to dinner to make us feel a touch better about ourselves is a delicious and oh so healthy fruit and veggie juice.  This was our dinner tonight and it was glorious.  Why I love fresh juices:

Sneak in those veggies for the kids

They include an impressive amount of antioxidants, not too mention tons of other immune system builders.

They are great for weight loss.

They give me TONS of energy.  One of these juices for breakfast and my to-do list quickly becomes a thing of the past - I have energy for a to-do book.

Did I mention sneaking in veggies for the kids?

This particular one tastes a lot like a Creamsicle - if you close your eyes and think real hard.

My ridiculous finished product picture 

My ridiculous finished product picture 

Juicing is so beneficial because our cells require so much energy to break down solid food.  When we drink fresh juices, our cells can reserve that energy and use it to prevent and repair damages. 

You will need a juicer.  We use the Breville (thanks to an amazing friend who gifted us hers).  Don't try this in a blender - it will be all kinds of funky.  But it's awesome, you just wash your produce and throw it all in there.

Want to eat (or, eh, drink) healthier?  Green juices sound good, but freak you out a little bit? Make this fresh juice a part of your week.  Happy Juicing!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 or 2 apples
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 lemon (optional - this is a matter of preference)