I’ve never been much a morning routine gal. I was much more about my night time wind down. But for the past few weeks, I’ve been working on my morning routine (details coming to you soon). And one of the daily features is juice and I’m not talking apple or oj.
Now, if you followed along with any of the vlogmas videos or my insta stories, you’ll know I’ve jumped on the celery juice train. Some days I go full celery juice but more often than not I do a variation. Either way, it’s a staple in my day and could be one in yours too. So if you’re looking to add into some antioxidant filled goodness, need a digestive boost or maybe you’re doing juice January, today’s post is for you. Ladies & gents, start your juicers, it’s time to talk about my favorite juices that will jumpstart your morning.
CELERY JUICE (OR MY VERSION)
Celery juice has been making the rounds for months. There’s even a dedicated website for it now. I think it’s safe to say that it’s definitely a trend no one saw coming. If you’re just jumping on the celery juice train, let me warn you. There’s an adjustment period. However, your digestion and skin will definitely thank you.
If you’re bored with celery juice or just want to dip your toes in, this juice is my go to most mornings. Feel free to add more or less of anything to meet your taste buds.
1-2 bundles of celery (washed & chopped)
1 lemon (peeled)
1 knob of ginger
1 cucumber (sliced in half)
Prep your ingredients. I’d suggest cutting the celery into manageable sized pieces for your juicer. Slice the ends off the lemon and then cut the rind off the side for easier peeling. And depending on the size of your cucumber, I typically cut mine in half to make it easier to fit in.
Add celery (I use 2 bundles if they are smaller and 1 if it’s large) and cucumber to the juicer.
Follow with lemon and ginger.
Use a straw to taste test your combo. If you want something sweeter, I’d suggest adding an apple. If you want a bit more tangy, add more lemon or ginger.
Once you’ve gotten the taste just right, pour into a glass and enjoy!
BEETLEJUICE (AKA A BEET JUICE COMBO)
Beet juice has mixed feelings in my household. And while I once would have turned my nose up at the idea of drinking beets, I’m now a convert. Now if someone could just help guide the rest of my family onto the train. . .
The beet, orange, turmeric combo is one of my favorites for extra nutrients and added anti-inflammatory goodness. And like most of my recipes, you can swap things around with what you have on hand. But I try to make this at least once a week, even more so if I feel like I’m coming down with a cold.
1 large beet (ends removed & sliced to fit in juicer)
3 large carrots (washed & ends removed)
3 oranges (peeled)
1 knob of ginger
1 tsp ground turmeric (or a small knob of fresh)
Prep your ingredients and slice to fit your juicer.
Add beet and carrots to juicer.
Follow with oranges & ginger. If you’re using fresh turmeric, also add this in now.
As always, taste test with a straw before pouring into a cup. Occasionally, I’ll find I want something a bit sweeter and add more orange.
Pour into a glass to serve and stir in the ground turmeric. Alternatively, you can add the ground turmeric into the glass first and pour the beet juice on top to help mix.
Enjoy your glass of antioxidant goodness!
KITCHEN SINK JUICE
Sounds appealing right? This juice is really meant as the base guideline to help you clean out your fridge. I tend to use this when I have kale that isn’t bad but isn’t so crisp anymore. It’s also great if you’re in need of space in the fridge. Use what you’ve got to make it work. A few adjustments will probably need to be made to make sure you have the perfect level of sweetness.
2 part greens (spinach, kale, lettuce)
1 part herbs (if you have them and need to use them up, I’d suggest cilantro, mint or parsley)
1 lemon (peeled)
1 knob of ginger (can we tell I love ginger?)
1-2 apples (sliced in half)
1 bundle of celery (washed & trimmed)
1 cucumber (sliced to fit the juicer)
Wash and prep all of your ingredients. If you tend to like a sweeter juice, know you may want an extra apple to balance out the greens.
Add your greens & herbs to the juicer. Follow with celery, cucumber and apples.
Add lemon and ginger to the juicer.
I always recommend tasting this one simply because it’s not the same every time if you’re using things up. Typically, I find I need more ginger or apple to balance out the amount of greens I’m using up.
Pour into your glass and enjoy! You now have a glass filled with tons of vitamins and fridge ready to be stocked again.
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