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3 Great Juicer Recipes to Add to Your Smoothies

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For me, juicing is a great way to ensure that I get a healthy dose of my fruits and vegetables first thing in the morning. Juicing is something you can do in advance making the most of your precious time especially in those busy mornings when we are rushing off to work, meetings and school. Here are three of my go to juice and juicer recipes.

 

Juicer Recipe #1 – Green Juice

 

2 cups of spinach or kale

1 apple

1 pear

1 -2 cups of wheatgrass

 

I like to balance out the sometimes unpleasant taste of the spinach or kale with the sweet taste of an apple or pear. As I mentioned, I my recipe is pretty simple and I often juice in large quantities for the week. My juicer of choice, the Breville Juicer does take time to set up, clean and take down. I make a week or two worths of juicing in one fail swoop freezing the extras in canning jars and using them throughout the week in my breakfast smoothies.

 

Juicer Recipe #2 – Carrot Juice

 

6 carrots

4 stalks of celery

1 cup coconut water

Optional: 2-3 Roma tomatoes

 

I like to sneak in carrot juice into my smoothie as well, but sometimes the juice is a nice quick drink as I’m heading out the door. I like to sneak in the celery for an additional vegetable. The carrots are already pretty sweet but you can also add an apple or a pear. I like to add in the coconut water because sometimes the carrot juice can be a little too think for me.

 

Juicer Recipe #3 – Orange Mango Fruit Juice

 

5 Oranges

1-2 Mangos

Grated fresh ginger

1 cup coconut water

Optional: 2 cups of strawberries, pomegranates, pears or peaches

 

In California we had 2 orange trees in our yard. Regular old orange juice was overdone at our place. We started adding a few small touches like mangos, strawberries, and ginger as a great way to breathe new life into a juice recipe. Side note, this juice can also be used to make popsicles and I use it as a liquid to make smoothies less stiff. This juice also freezes well. I use a clean 1 quart canning jar and fill it 3/4 of the way full screwing on the lid and freezing. By filling 3/4 full, you avoid the glass shattering once the juice expands as it begins to freeze.

Juicing is fun especially from the experimentation standpoint. Check out how I used my juicer pulp to make vegetable and chicken stock that was so easy!

 

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