If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I’m the proud new mother of a juicer. I say “mother” and not “owner” because I’m pretty sure that ten years from now, when I have a couple bratty kids running around and they ask me who my favorite is, I’ll probably say, “The juicer. The juicer is my favorite, you annoying little shits.”
Kidding. I’ll be nice to my kids (while forcing them to drink liquefied kale muahaha).
People drink juice for many reasons—as part of a cleanse, for natural weight loss, because Gwyenth Paltrow told them to—but I’m first and foremost in it for the nutrients. I love being able to start each day with a fresh juice now, and thought it’d be fun to dedicate Sundays, a day on which I normally don’t post, to juice combos I’m loving, juice pulp recipes, and any other juice-related topics that come up. We’ll call it the Sunday Squeeze because I like gimmicks and alliteration and am kind of a tool.
I know juices aren’t exactly groundbreaking “recipes” (oh, no shit, kale, celery and green apple is a good combo?? Haven’t seen that 150 times before!), but I’m hoping these posts will be more like a discussion board for all you fellow juice lovers. Share in the comments what your favorite fruit and veggie combos are, and any juicing tips you might have!
- 6 carrots
- 2 oranges
- 1 lemon
- 1" ginger root
- Cut off the green ends of the carrots.
- Peel the oranges.
I’ve heard that you should consume carrot juice with a fat (add a bit of olive or coconut oil to the juice) so that the carotene is better absorbed by the liver, but didn’t in making this juice. Have you guys heard this before? How do you prefer to drink carrot juice?