I am a huge fan of juicing; it is part of my regular diet. I also use it for a complete body cleanse/detox and I rely on it for when I am feeling run down with a cold creeping in on me. There is nothing like loading your body with micronutirients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants to make you feel healthy and full of energy.

Here is a link to some juicing documentaries from my Documentary List that I really enjoyed...(Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, The Beautiful Truth and The Gerson Miracle).

I use the Omega VRT350HD Low Speed Juicing System and I really like it.

When I am doing a detox, I will buy big bags of organic produce, especially apples and carrots. Talk to your local market, they should be able to special order large bags of produce for you and give you a nice discount on price.

If you don't have a garden or cannot afford to purchase everything organic, make sure you are at least purchasing organic items off the Dirty Dozen List .

This weekend we made a rainbow of juices which they thought was great. We had fun sampling and trying to guess what all the fruits and vegetables were in each juice.

Adapted loosely from rebootwithjoechoosingrawfitday, juicemaster

The Pink Lady - the most beautiful rich burgundy hue, sweet and delicious. My daughter loves this but you have to be careful because this juice stains!
1 apple
1 beet- including stems and leaves
1/2 inch knob of ginger
1 cup pineapple, chunks

Mean Green Juice- The classic green juice recipe from Joe Cross from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 apples
6-8 leaves kale
1/2 lemon
1/2 inch knob of ginger

The Veggie Ginger- A classic veggie mix spiced up with the ginger.
3 large carrots
1 beet- including stems and leaves
1 green apple
4 large stalks celery
1 large handful of spinach, parsley, or other dark green
1 small cucumber
1/2 inch knob ginger

Baby’s First Green - The perfect elixir for kids or anyone who is new to green juice!
1 apple
2 carrots
1 cup pineapple, cubed
3-4 large stalks kale
1 cucumber

Sherbet Lemonade- Kid's favorite, simply  juice apples and lemon and pour over ice.
2 Golden Delicious apples
1/3 of a lemon - wax free and with the rind
2 ice cubes

Apple Carrot- Kid's favorite
2 apples
5 carrots

Strawberry Orange-Kid's favorite
3 oranges, peeled but white pith can be left on
6 strawberries

The pulp looks as beautiful as the juice...
Let the guessing begin...

We also made puffy paint...
1 c. salt
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/4 c. water, plus more as needed
Food coloring
Glitter (optional)
Stir until combined with NO clumps. Add more water until you have desired consistency. You need it runny enough to squeeze out of bottle but not too thin otherwise it will not be puffy on the paper. Pour equally into squeezy bottles (available at beauty supply stores or craft stores) and add a couple drops of food coloring and mix. If you don't have bottles, small plastic sandwich bags with the corner ends snipped would also work.
Note: Paint will dry on the paper raised, hard, and gritty. The glitter will show once it is dried.
If you have leftovers it can be stored int he refrigerator until you are ready to use again.

1 comment:

David said...

Juices look great on picture! Apple Carrot and Sherbet Lemonade are not only kid's favorite juices but also mine:) I like the simplicity of your recipes and amazing colors. I also have an Omega VRT350 masticating juicer and very happy with it. It leaves much more vitamins than regular juicer.


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