Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Beet, Carrot, Apple, & Spinach Juice

Little known fact, I'm that kid that asked for kitchen appliances for Christmas. Seriously, in 5th grade my Nanny got me an immersion blender...back when they were first out. I remember watching Emeril use his on Food Network and just had to have one. Needless to say I've morphed from using it strictly to make the best milk shakes ever to using it is soups more. 

With that said, I know you all remember the Jack LaLanne infomercials of the 90's, not to mention the dehydrator too. While I'm not sure what I'll do with a dehydrator once I get my hands on one aside from making beef jerky (I'll be ready for a nuclear apocalypse , I did know for sure what I'd do with a juicer. Juice. I'm just glad juicing has swung back around so I could have the chance to get my hands on one this round of popularity. Jeremy sprung a dandy little juicing machine on me for my birthday and a juicing I have done since I got it. 

While it does cut out some needed fiber, juicing is a great way to get veggies that would not normally be in your diet into it. For instance, beets, I've eaten my weight in beets this past week. I don't have much reason to add them to anything otherwise. Juicing has allowed me to incorporate them into my diet...and actually get Jeremy to take a sip or two of one. Based on what was available at the store this is the juice I've been hooked on, if you happen to be slightly bloated add half of a cucumber to this and it will kick it right out. For digestive problems, toss in a few slices of fresh ginger. Happy juicing:)


Serves 1
Ingredients:
1/2 beet
1 large carrot
1 apple (I used Cameo)
2 lime wedges (peel removed)
handful of spinach

Directions:
After throughly washing and peeling fruits and veggies, cut into an appropriate size for your juicer. Juice and serve over ice. 

Calories: 126
FYI - I read that calories for juicing are calculated by adding what each food is normally and then subtracting 13 percent. 

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