I juice a lot this time of year. Something about all the beautiful citrus available, and my need to have a healthy family. They go hand in hand you know:) Each morning as my children are just about to head out the door for the bus, they each get a big glass of Carrot Orange Juice. I usually sneak an apple or two in as well, and I really try to up their carrot consumption. Some of the kids love it, and others tolerate it, but they all drink it.
I’m turning into my mom actually. As a kid she juiced all the time. In fact I remember the skin on the palms of her hands being a lovely shade of orange most of my growing up years because of her carrot juice habit. I believe my mom came by it naturally though. Her parents were big juicers. I used to run over to my Grandma B’s house on a summer morning, bust through their door without knocking, and walk into the kitchen to say hi, just as my grandma and grandpa were drinking down their Carrot Celery Juice. My grandma told me the carrot helped the celery not taste too bitter and the celery helped the carrot not taste so sweet. They drank a cup of this concoction everyday I’m sure. If you walked through their door early enough in the morning, you could always have a sip if you wanted.
There’s so much out there about juicing. It’s the “buzz” word right now. But you know, it’s tasty most of the time, and dang good for you so why not drink up. Mary Poppins always said a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Well an apple or a pear makes kale go down too:) I’ll share a few of my favorite juices over the next few days and share what I like, and what I don’t. So to start here’s the juice that James and I have almost every day. Good Morning Juice. Feel free to add what you have on hand. I love it with some pineapple, and James doesn’t particularly love the grapefruit in his, but beggars can’t be choosers. And remember, the recipe is a “guideline”, not an exact recipe. Mix it up, and see what you like.
- 1 Grapefruit
- 3 Oranges
- 1 Pear
- 6-7 Carrots
- 1 Apple
- Wash carrots, apples and pears. Peel oranges and grapefruit. I cut all my fruit into quarters to fit in my juicer, but depending on your juicer, you may not have to. This amount of fruit makes approx. 32 oz. of fresh juice.