Lately Garrett and I have started juicing. It’s a great way to add more vegetable and fruit servings into your day. You can’t look at something this vibrant and deny that it is full of lots of healthy antioxidants.
It all started when Garrett’s parents gave us a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer last month. They found it barely used at an estate sale for $2. Even if we only used it once, it would pay itself off! So far we’ve been having fun making up some fun juice combinations on weekends.
The trick is to make sure you add lots of nutrient dense vegetable and keep the sweeter fruits and vegetables to a minimum. Although, I would like to try making some homemade apple juice once apple season hits next fall.
For this red juice, we tossed in:
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into large chunks
- 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and chopped into quarters
- 1/2″ piece of ginger, peeled
- 1 beet, peeled and chopped into quarters
- optional: 1 apple for sweetness
Have all your fruits and vegetables washed and prepped beforehand, and then get started throwing everything in – my favourite part!
We added all the fruits and vegetables in, but it was once we added the beet that the juice started to get that deep red colour.
Give it a stir and sip away! I prefer it a little bit sweeter, but Garrett will drink even the most tart combinations we come up with. We’re looking forward to doing lots more experimenting with it!
We also plan to watch the documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, as we keep reading about it on healthy living blogs. I still think that whole foods are better, but this is a nice way to change things up.