My kids drink this juice EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! It has become a little bit of a ritual at our home in the mornings. Dad makes the sandwiches for the kids lunches, Emma cooks short order eggs, or Huevos Rancheros, or Cinnamon Toast for the brothers, and I juice the good stuff! Even my picky red headed child loves this juice. At least I know they’ve got a good start to their day, and if they don’t get smarter at school that day, it is totally not my fault:) Actually they pretty much have their daily allotment of fruits and veggies in their bodies before 7:30am. Every fruit or vegetable they eat the rest of the day is a total bonus!
James and I usually have 32oz. of Green Lemonade for breakfast, but we like to change it up with the Morning Juice every once in a while. Here is my personal preference. I can drink just about any juice, be it a beautiful Green Lemonade, this fantastic Morning Juice, or any mud colored juice (which happens a little more than I’d like to admit.) as long as it has a little bit of fresh pineapple in it. Pineapple is the magic fruit. Tons of flavor in a little strip of fruit.
This recipe makes approximately 64 oz. of fresh juice. (Now last time I was visiting my favorite Big Island I noticed that this juice was $7 for 16oz. So if you’re a number cruncher like me this recipe is a $28 value!! And you’re making it for a lot less than that:) Between my 4 children this is the perfect size for them to guzzle down before they run for the bus. James and I will sip on 32oz. each for a few hours usually. Sometimes well into lunch. Adjust the recipe to the amount you need. If you only want a quart of fresh juice, half the recipe. If you only want 2 cups then quarter the recipe. I you need a gallon…….well good for you! And double the recipe:) Enjoy and remember you can always experiment. No apples, go ahead and use pears. I used Blood Oranges yesterday for the kids. That was a pretty juice!
I’m asked a lot what kind of juicer I use and I have a Hurom Press Juicer. I love it! It was a little on the pricey side, but it’s been going strong for almost 3 years now. I’ve used a cheap juicer from Sam’s Club to great success as well. A lot of people swear by their Breville’s. All of the juicers, no matter which one you get will have you eating better the first time you use it. I also get asked if you can blend this in a blender. Of course you can! It’s different though, and you will need to adjust the amounts of fruits and veggies. Also you’ll need to add a lot more liquid or you get a thick frothy mess. Again, just experiment and enjoy getting more fruits and veggies in your day!
- 4 medium apples
- 6 medium oranges (skins cut off)
- 8-10 good sized carrots
- 1/4 of a fresh pineapple peeled
- 1-2 c. water to make 32 oz. of juice if necessary
Peel and half oranges. I quarter my apples and juice with the seeds and all. I wash and slice the carrots in half. Peel and quarter your pineapple. Send everything through your juicer. Serve over ice, but if your like me, I like it a little more on the luke warm side:) Heaven in a glass!