Seasonal Juicing

Now is the perfect time for a fresh start. I’m convinced that nothing is more fresh than raw juice.

Fall Juicing

Prepping the produce and cleaning the mess from the juicer might seem like a daunting task, but once you surrender to a routine, you’ll feel pleasantly satisfied from the benefits. Juicing allows your body to absorb all the pre-digested nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Your body burns a lot of fuel digesting fiber. The juice gives your body a “break” from digesting while still optimizing the nutrients.

image

Yes, juicing is notoriously expensive and overwhelming in theory – but consider this:

Are you buying fruits and vegetables that are currently in season? Eat foods during their peak season for scaled-down price. Buying seasonal is also the best way to get good prices on the more expensive organic produce.

Is fast cleanup a priority? Most juicers on the market are dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup a breeze. For added convenience, use a plastic produce bag to line the “pulp container” of the juicer. It’ll be one less component to clean.

Do you reach your recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables? Juicing allows you to consume the optimal daily amount and a wider variety of produce. For example, I don’t particularly enjoy eating plain raw celery or cucumber, but I like the taste when they’re juiced together with carrot and apple.

These are three of my seasonal fall juices that are bursting with the nutrients, minerals, and enzymes that our bodies crave. (12 oz. serving each)

image

___________________________________________________

Berry Beetnik
3 medium-sized red beets
1 red apple
1 pear
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1 lemon
1/2 inch fresh ginger

image

___________________________________________________

Mean Green
1/2 cucumber
4-5 kale leaves
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
2 green apples
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1/2 fresh jalapeno
1 lime

image

___________________________________________________

Fall Harvest
4 carrots
2 golden beets
2 naval oranges
1/2 inch fresh ginger
pinch of cinnamon

image

Enjoy experimenting with your favorite combinations!

image

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s