hello! i have a juicy little video for you today...bryan and i got all productive on new years day and decided to shoot me making juice for us!
let me start by saying that i'm certainly not a daily juicer...i go through fits and starts. i feel really good when i'm doing it, but i can get knocked off track by some bump in my lifestyle. it happens. it's a practice, and i love that juicing is 100% more a part of my life than it was a year ago -- even if that means i'm only juicing a few times a week.
juicing, to me, is a supplement as i find it better and easier than taking vitamins. i don't replace my meals with it, but as i like to think that i can get all my nutrition by eating well and staying close to the original source of the nutrients, this helps. i'm not sure if that is really possible, but i try really hard to eat well, colorfully, and balanced with my protein, carbs and fats. i've also noticed a big change in my meatabolism as i've moved north of 40, and juicing helps me to feel more full so i make better choices for breakfast and lunch.
i share all of this today as i think many of us made commitments to doing better for ourselves with the new year...and i hope this inspires you to get colorful in the kitchen!
here is the RECIPE I used in the video...
1-3 beets (depending on the size)
2-3 green apples (depending on the size)
1 inch or so of ginger
i learned this recipe from the cute juice guy at this health food store in frisco, colorado this summer. i've also seen it done with carrots, and i'll often use it as a base and add other things (cucumbers, peppers, etc) that may not be enough for a salad or might go bad before i can use them elsewhere.
you can compost the remnants and when i've done carrot, pepper, parsley & apple juice i used the leftovers in stock for soup! it wasn't a clear stock, but it tasted really good.
also, my juicer is a simple little Waring Pro JEX328, I saw it on Amazon today for $48.
and the music is the stuanton lick by lemon jelly.
oh! and coincidentally...i noticed on instagram this morning that susannah (who is teaching at squam by the sea!) enjoyed a beet-based juice today too! she is doing a little giveaway over on her blog of one of our *m is for magic* squam teacups! head on over there and tell us what makes YOU magic!
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