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Fresh “Green” Juice

kale, romaine, apple, lemon and cucumber juice

Now, y’all know that when I get into something, I get into something. Case in point, refrigerator oats. My new thing: juicing. And this juiceβ€”a hearty blend of kale, spinach, romaine, cucumber, green apple, and lemonβ€”is the one that started it all. Not exactly the first juice that I would have thought could convert me. But, sure enough, it did. Color me shocked that it was sweet and refreshing. The Hubster, on the other hand, told me that it looked and smelled like I was drinking a salad. I think he was having a hard time getting past the green color. And the fact that there were three different kinds...

Fresh “Orange” Juice

Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

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...

Lemon-Lime Sparkler (Non Alcoholic)

In my pre-health conscious life, I was a soda fiend. More specifically, I was a Coca-Cola fiend. I was known to polish off a mere 2-liters of the brown stuffΒ a day. Think it’s a coincidence that I also suffered from migraines on a regular basis? (I don’t.) In a meager attempt to curb the caffeine addiction and do something good for my body, I switched to Sprite, and would reserve my Coke consumption for the days when the migraines crept in. That switch lasted for maybe two months before I relapsed and went back to the caffeine; the Sprite just wasn’t cutting it. It took another two years before I...

Grapefruit, Strawberry, and Ginger Juice

Since October is breast cancer awareness month. And I happen to have a pair of my own. I thought it was only fitting to post a pink drink. To honor those ta-ta’s. To celebrate women. To tell cancer to take a hike. This drink is also particularly fitting considering it’s a great immune boosting elixir. Grapefruits have amazing health benefits, including anti-cancer properties that have been found to halt the growth of breast cancer cells. Strawberries are great detoxifiers and help to clear out free radicals from the blood stream. I.e., kicking the cancer cells to the curb. And ginger. The powerful immune boosting properties of ginger. Seriously, there are...

3 Green Juice Recipes!

I was inspired by reading Crazy Sexy Diet to delve into the world juicing, and a 21-day detox. The juicing has lasted. The detox, however, has not. Detoxing is an interesting beast for me. I know that it works for a lot of people. And can help to cleanse the system when things are acting all haywire. But I prefer to do what Meghan Telpner talks about in a recent post: make 80% of what most people would consider a cleanse, your everyday way of living. Over in the Custom Kitchen, we eat a lot of fruits and veggies, stick to whole grains, cook our meals, avoid processed crap, skip...