Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Adventures in Juicing: Apple Carrot n' Stuff

Since today marks the second of my juice fasts for my detox, I figured it was fitting to do a post on some of the fresh juices I've been making with my Breville Juicer. If you saw my first Adventure in Juicing, you'll have noticed that I really don't follow any particular recipe, but rather just wing it. I tend to just throw in whatever ingredients I have in the house that are juiceable. Things with high juiceability. Whatever.

For today's Adventure in Juicing, I thought I'd share my most recent concoction. For the most part, I use this juice as a liquid base for making my daily smoothies (which I'll post about soon). When I'm juice fasting, I'll dilute this juice 50% with filtered water so I don't go into sugar shock.

Apple Carrot Surprise

(All ingredients are organic)
Apples
Carrots
Small peeled chunk of ginger
1/4 lemon (cut down rind, if desired)

Yeah, pretty exciting isn't it? The lemon juice helps keep the apple juice from browning and gives it a touch of tang. The ginger gives it a fresh taste and, if you go for a large chunk, a bit of kick.

As a side note, I've been so far (knock on wood) managing to fend off the latest round of cold virus that has infected the house. In spite of spending a lot of time with snotty, coughing children (and husband), I still haven't come down with it.

I'm going to partially credit my boosted immune system from everything I've been doing the last three weeks. Well, that and the elderberry.

Note: Argh! There be affiliate links in this post. Consider yerself warned.

2 comments:

Stephany said...

It is very pretty. I forget that juice isn't all green. We put kale or spinach in almost everything now so it doesn't make nearly as appetizing a picture.

I am thinking about giving up that practice. I eat 3 cups of greens daily. If I just juiced carrots and apples, I could use the pulp for carrot/apple cake.

Surviving and thriving on pennies said...

I love our juicer. During the summer when I have my garden in full swing, we have many interesting tasting juice's.
My favorite thing to do is make carrot juice to drink. I then use the carrot pulp to make carrot muffins. Taste way better than using regular grated carrots in the recipe.
Gotta love your boosted immune system. I start to get a sinus infection, drink a ton of homegrown tea's from my voodoo stash and away it goes.

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