I will be the first to admit that juicing isn’t exactly a topic that gets me all worked up.
That is, until now.
The Hubster and I had decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to do a cleanse of some sort. We had been eating out a lot, and eating some really unhealthy things (think burgers and fries). We also knew that my parents were coming for a visit, making it hard to keep up with any sort of program while they were in town.
So, we put our idea on hold until after my parents left.
We got a bit discouraged when we were researching the kind of cleanse we wanted to do. All were either super restrictive, super complicated, or super expensive.
Not the kind of thing either of us were interested in doing.
So, we sat down and thought about what we were really trying to accomplish with a cleanse. The Hubster wanted to stop eating meat and start eating more simple home-cooked meals. He decided that going back to a pescetarian diet would suit him best.
I, on the other hand, wanted to do something a bit more involved. My body was not happy with all of the things I was putting into it, and had begun to revolt; my skin was breaking out, I was getting more frequent headaches, and my food sensitivities were starting to rear their ugly heads again.
I knew that a juice fast (or feast, as they are called online) would be a bit of a challenge for me, and felt like I needed to work my way up to such a change.
I decided to start by adding in one fresh juice a day, while making sure to have more simple meals at home.
So I scoured the internet, asked for resources on Facebook, and hit up my tweeps. I got a stockpile of recipe ideas for different juice combinations and started to get excited about my juicer making an appearance in our kitchen again.
The one resource that has proved to be the most helpful was a post by Gabby from What’s Gabby Cooking. Her recipes have definitely changed my mind about juice cleanses, and whether or not I could get on board with one.
This recipe is based on her “orange” juice. It’s incredibly delicious and a great beginner juice, as it’s on the sweet side. The Hubster even liked this one…
Fresh "Orange" Juice
- 9 carrots cleaned and trimmed
- 1 apple quartered, stems and seeds removed
- 1 orange rind removed
- 1/2 of a lemon rind removed
- 1/2 inch piece of ginger
Clean and prep all ingredients.
Place into a juicer and juice!
Drink immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to drink.
Allergen InformationNightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free, and Egg Free.
What are your favorite juicing recipes and/or resources?