Tuesday, January 15, 2013

the weekly juice

Everyone needs to stop being sick! I feel like we are surrounded. I guess Utah is having record numbers of people with the flu this season, and I don't want our family to be a number. We don't do flu shots, so we are keeping the sickness away with extra juice, tons of veggies, and lots of exercise and fresh air. (knock on wood). 
This is my kids' very favorite juice right now. They drink it down so fast and I love that their little bodies are getting blasted with sickness-fighting vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin C and Vitamin A. 
The verdict: 
We all love this one!
Instant hit.
Bonus: Did you know that ginger has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties? It's true! I've been adding it in to many of our juices lately. 
Double Bonus: This juice is also fantastic with some beet thrown in.
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Super C Juice
(makes one large glass)
-1 grapefruit, peeled
-4 mandarins (or 1 orange), peeled. We are still using up our supply of mandarins we brought back from California.
-1/2 lemon, partially peeled. (I left a little peel on the (organic) lemon for extra lemony-ness)
-2 large carrots
-1/2" piece of ginger (play around with amounts of ginger. It really adds such a nice little zing when you get it right. Add too much and your sinuses will be cleared for days (this happened....ouch!)
It tastes like a glass full of sunshine.
What are you juicing this week?


try last week's juice: sweet beet

14 comments:

Ashley said...

Great photo! That's awesome to hear you're kids are slurping up the juice! We also go without flu shots and have been downing fruits and veggies more than ever.

summer said...

yummy!! i need to practice with ginger more, i always end up using wayyyy too much and then i can't drink it! the flu is hitting our area hard, too.. we're trying to get extra extra amounts of sleep to stay strong ;) (no shots for us, either) thankful yours and mine have been safe so far!!

In the Farm Kitchen said...

Times like this I wish I had a juicer, but I can't seem to bring myself to spend money on another clunky kitchen appliance! We haven't had flu shots here, either, and I'm keeping fingers crossed and religiously wiping down shopping carts for my LO. Just want to say I recently found your blog and love your writing and photos (I'm now following you on Bloglovin').

teamcowan said...

A juicer mysteriously showed up on our porch on Christmas morning (hooray!) and I just now pulled it out to give it a try for the first time. We did 2 apples, a few handfuls of spinach, 1 pear, 1 peeled orange, and 1 beet - it was good, but a little too beet-y. ;) I was sad to see that we didn't have any carrots to toss in. I can't wait to try this recipe - I'll take your advice and be careful with the ginger. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

mmmmm this one sounds really good!

Ainsley said...

YUM! my favorite juice this week is 1/4 pineapple, 1 pear, 1/2 lemon, 1 orange... if you're okay with fruity its a good one.

Tara : Damon : Ellis : Hudson said...

oh i never would have though of grapefruit, i'll have to try this one tomorrow! love these juice ideas, i'm pretty new to it!

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

LOVELY!!!!!!!!!! will be trying ASAP!

Ang said...

we seem to be surrounded on all sides by the flu / sickness too...which is why i dusted off the juicer this morning and threw in the better part of a pineapple, a couple of oranges, some ginger, a pear, some kale and an avocado. (although i'm not sure i got too much of the avocado in there - i think my juicer put most of it in the pulp instead...)

speaking of the pulp, have you been doing anything with yours? i'm trying to come up with a way to make use of all that fiber!

Aurélie said...

Sounds like the perfect juice to brave the cold weather.
I've recently juiced 1 fennel, 1 beet and 2 (small) apples and it's reached my top 5 favourite juices.

kylie said...

do you have recommendations for an affordable and effective juicer? the breville is the bomb, i hear, but it's too dang expensive!

xo

Shani Hursh said...

Would you feel comfortable sharing what kind of juicer you use?

Also, the leftover pulp....could be dried and used for stocks (or baking, depending ). Also, do you compost? You mentioned liking gardening. I would think the pulp would make fantastic compost for your planting and growing endeavors. There are systems that are totally contained, and large enough to hold your winter months compost until the snow melts and you are ready to dig in the dirt ;)

Rain water too .... do you have a rain barrel? There's something extra special about that water. A stash of it comes in handy when you have extended periods without rain - somehow the plants know its not out if a tap. (My apologies if this is into you already have; I'm new to your site and don't mean to be a know-it-all)

Shani Hursh said...

Would you feel comfortable sharing what kind of juicer you use?

Also, the leftover pulp....could be dried and used for stocks (or baking, depending ). Also, do you compost? You mentioned liking gardening. I would think the pulp would make fantastic compost for your planting and growing endeavors. There are systems that are totally contained, and large enough to hold your winter months compost until the snow melts and you are ready to dig in the dirt ;)

Rain water too .... do you have a rain barrel? There's something extra special about that water. A stash of it comes in handy when you have extended periods without rain - somehow the plants know its not out if a tap. (My apologies if this is into you already have; I'm new to your site and don't mean to be a know-it-all)

Amber Andrews said...

Oh this one sounds pretty yummy!