3/4/13 What no cranberries…

Imagine my surprise to open the freezer and “NO CRANBERRIES”.  That changed the breakfast juice to the juice I drink all day.  I just added more veggies so I would have enough for the day.

10 carrots, 10 celery, 2 cucumbers, 2 radishes, 4 apples, 1 pear, 2 tangelos.  I have blueberries I was going to add into this juice, just was not sure if I wanted more fruit.  So I skipped it for today.

I did add a slice of lemon and 1/2 in ginger to my 32oz container.  I love this combo, the ginger and lemon, aide in digestion and add to the flavor.  When my veggies are gone, I add water to the container with the lemon and ginger and I have flavored water without all the added high glucose corn syrup.  No calories in my water. 

I drink about 8 8oz cups of water starting with a cup before I get out of bed.  Then a cup before my juice, 32 oz after my juice, another 8oz with dinner, 8oz before bed.  I really notice that my skin is getting smoother.  It’s not oily, just smooth and more clear.  What a great find.  I am looking for different recipes for my day off of work.  Something with Broccoli.  Maybe carrots, apple and broccoli?  Have you done this?

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Pear Pineapple Juice 2/28/13

Today, the last day of February.  The juice I chose for breakfast was:pineapple

Pear and Pineapple.

2 Pears

2 slices Pineapple

1 Cup Grapes (red or green) – I used Green today.

1 Lemon (I like the full lemon)

I processed them in the order I typed them. 

I also zested the lemon (and froze the zest for later).  It seems to juice better and other recipes where I have used lemons, usually say to cut off the outside layer.  To freeze the zest – I put it in an ice cube tray with a little water.  Then when it was frozen, I put them into a labeled zip lock baggie.  This way when I want to add it to the food I am cooking, the little bit of water takes on the flavor of the lemon and does not add them much liquid to the meal. (Do this with fresh herbs too – thus the reason behind the labels on the bag.  Once frozen and in the ice, hard to tell what it once was.)  Back to the juice.

The benefits for the fruit I chose: 

Pears protect the colon, good source of vitamin C.

Pineapple aid in digestion and a good source of Vitamin C, iron and potassium

Grapes are an antioxidant, antiviral and anti cancer.

Lemons are another antioxidant and anti cancer.

Wisk and pour into a glass, and drink.  If you don’t want it all, store it in a sealable container.  Try to drink it within 24 hours.  Mine does not last that long.