Refreshing Detox Juice
Hopefully by now you're over your Thanksgiving food coma. Maybe you wanna detox a little...juicing is perfect for that! By now, everyone knows about the benefits of juicing. Juice spots have popped up everywhere, and 'going on a cleanse' is a thing. I've done the Pressed Juicery 1 week cleanse, and I think it's a great way to exercise some self control and remind myself that it's all mind over matter. I feel great when I choose to have a juice over an unhealthy snack.
If you're just getting started juicing at home, it may seem daunting. Just keep in mind that it’s all about experimenting. My favorite juice is as easy to make as A-B-C: apple, beet, carrot. I like adding different fruits and veggies to this base juice, depending on what I’ve got at home. Apples, beets, and carrots are great to buy in bulk and have on hand. As usual, organic fruits and veggies are best if it’s in your budget.
With the addition of each fruit and vegetable, there are different nutritional benefits. This is just one of a million different juicing recipes - it’s just like cooking. What tastes good to you? For example, if you don’t like ginger, try substituting lemon instead :) Let’s get juicing!
What You Need:
- 1 apple - I love Fuji
- 1 beet, peeled
- 3-5 carrots - if they're organic, you don't need to peel them
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- a few handfuls of baby kale or baby spinach
- 1 inch peeled fresh ginger
- chia seeds
What To Do:
- Prepare all the fruits and veggies by peeling and chopping them all up into chunks that can fit into your juicer's feeder.
- If you're adding other fruits and veggies to the juice, wash and chop them up as well. I'm tossing in a cup of pineapple and a few handfuls of baby kale.
- Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica. They pack a heavy nutritional punch and can be tossed into basically anything for a little boost! Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, Omega-3s, calcium, magnesium, and much more. They're also very high in protein. What I love about adding chia seeds into juice or water is that they plump up after a few minutes soaking liquid. The fiber absorbs large amounts of water and swell up! I love the texture of chia seeds in my juice :)
- Juicing is as easy as feeding all the chopped fruits and veggies into the feeder! It doesn't matter what order you feed them in, it's all going to be mixed up :) I love how beautiful all the colors look together :)
- Taste the juice and tweak it if need be. After that, all you've got to do is pour the juice into a tall glass full of ice and mix it up :)
- If you're adding chia seeds, pour them in and mix them up into the juice. Watch as they plump up :)
I think I'll make a quick and easy visual guide for juicing. There are just so many different combinations, and ways to pack extra nutrients into your diet! Hope you give this a try!! If you've made anything from the blog, snap a pic and tag #brokeandcooking on ig or twitter! Have a great week :) xoxo