As you walk the isle of the grocery store these days, there are rows and rows of juices. So, what is the big deal about all this juicy juice? Well it is an easy and d’lish way to get your recommended fruits and vegetables, and not to mention all the vitamins.
So what to do? Got the bucks to buy a bottle? Ok, great. Or should you buy a home juicer? If you love juice and juicing then yes, go for it; it’s worth the splurge.
What you juice can have a lot of amazing health benefits. Here’s a favorite blend of mine:
We’ll start with beets. In addition to being sweet and oh-so-pretty, they are high in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Next, I add a little celery for its touch of natural salt, bright flavor, and it’s a natural diuretic.
Then we bring it home with a slice of fresh ginger, apple and a touch of lemon juice. Yum!
Oh and did I mention that this is fantastic as a mixer for a cocktail too! Yes that’s right, the juicing trend is moving into Happy Hour. I have included one of my favorite juice blends below that incorporates hydrating coconut water – excellent as a little juice shot! –Kathy
Makes about 2 1/2 cups juice – depending on the juiciness of your produce (about 4 servings)
1 – 2 medium beets
1 large green apple
1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed
3 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1-inch chunk fresh ginger
1/2 cup coconut water
Juice the beet, apple pear and strawberries. Then add the lemon juice and coconut water.
Chill and enjoy!
Recipe and Photo © Kathy Casey Food Studios.