3.22.2012

New Favorite Morning Juice

So this is day three that I have been on my juice fast, and the nature of it has already changed.  Because I'm a woman, and I get what all women get once a month, I felt weak and sick all yesterday to the point of needing to lay on the couch for most of the day.  Since I have done juicing before and know how it's supposed to feel, I knew I wasn't feeling right.  So I have moderated my juicing fast to include one raw plant-based meal a day in the mid afternoon, with juicing before and after.  Yesterday I had a simple salad with greens, peppers, avocado, and salsa.  Just eating a small salad made me feel so much better, and I am still getting the benefits of nutrient packed juice!

My juice recipe I made today is by far my favorite juice recipe I have made so far.  Of course, it is a fruit juice :)

Ginger Citrus Fruit Juice
Ingredients:
2 oranges, peeled
2 grapefruits, peeled
1 lemon, peeled
1 square inch fresh ginger, peeled

Directions:  Juice all ingredients and serve over ice.

Amy's Notes:  This is a great juice for breakfast, even if you are not on a juice fast.  It put an immediate pep in my step!  It has a perfect subtle ginger taste that works perfectly with the fresh tastes of the citrus fruits.  This recipe could work for those who only have a hand juicer for lemons, just hand juice the oranges, grapefruits, and lemon, then stir in a 1-2 teaspoons of very well minced ginger, or ginger paste.

Ginger is a taste that has started to grow on me over the years, and I find myself using it more and more in stir fries and dipping sauces for veggies and wraps.

Do you like using ginger in your cooking?  What is your favorite recipe to use ginger in?




7 comments:

  1. I'm thinking of maybe making a green monster out of your recipe... Do you think that would work?

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    1. I bet it would work great! I'm thinking a juice with half the fruit, same amount of ginger, and a bunch of kale. I think I'll give it a try tonight for my dinner juice, and I will post about it and let you know. Thanks for reading :) - ANK

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  2. Thanks for posting! I think I will love the juice, we are planning to start a 10 day juice fast. We are hoping to loose some more weight. We have been on the nutritarian diet and it has been great! What a ride. Just seeing to pounds melting away. I almost felt guilty for it. Guess I have been guilty about eating most of my life so I need something to be guilty about. Lol. I want to find how I can juice for 10 days. Do you have that somewhere on your blog? I will try to find it. THKNS

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    1. To The Kraals: Thanks so much for reading, and I would love to help you out with any advice or direction I can give with juicing! There is a lot more to say about juicing than I will comment here, so I will make a blog post in the next couple of days that will hopefully help you out. I'll also ask for comments and advice from my other readers to see if you can get more than just my perspective. Best, Amy

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  3. I just found this juice recipe! I have been wanting to juice for a while now and it looks soo good! Could you, Amy, or your bloggers recommend a decent juicer to buy? I can't afford a Vitamix that run approx. $500.00. Thank you.

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    1. This is one of my all-time favorite juices! A Vitamix is not needed, but it is the Rolls Royce of blenders. If you would like to make this juice, an inexpensive juicer goes for around $40-$70. I use a Juiceman that I got at Target and love it. Please note that blenders and juicers do two different things to produce. A blender blends everything together while keeping the fiber in the food, whereas a juicer pulverized the produce into pulp and takes the juicy liquid out of it, removing all of the fiber.

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