Mar
23
2012

R.A.W. Series : Spring Juicing & Recipes

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Welcome to Spring (and Friday)! Finally.

My favorite time of the year is Spring, as the flowers bloom, the trees turn pink and white with fresh buds and blooms, the Earth looks nourished and alive. Everything seems re-set, renewed, and replenished. For me, Spring is a time of awakening.

Warm weather and sunshine are the only two things in life I need. And food. And water. And people. And maybe my blender. And my favorite scarf.

Spring is sunny and happy and inspiring.

That is why there’s a new series on WRL, entitled, R.A.W.

Rock you Ass Well

I feel as though it is Spring’s duty, and mine, to pass on my enlightened Spring feelings. My knowledge and tips for wellness. My ideas on how to get everyone there. Please note: My ideas, knowledge, and tips all lead to eating well and thinking well.

For this post, we’re focusing on the eating part. Or rather, juicing.

I’ve had my spurts of time where I juice, juice, juice and then stop. I guess I’m like that with a lot of things, all gun-ho for a while, then some of the sparkle starts to fade. But I’m back on the juicing wagon and have never felt better!

After listening to the wonderful Juicing Goddess herself, Kris Carr, I decided to start putting more green juices back into my life. Verdict? MY BODY LOVES JUICING!

As you know, I have been eating mostly Paleo for some time now. Recently, I haven’t been feeling that great about my diet. I’ve felt low on energy, low on positive thoughts, and low on bowel movements (because I know you wanted to know…).

I had also been eating a ton of Greek yogurt (dairy isn’t always my friend), too much meat, and more processed foods then I have in a long time. My diet was screaming to be cleaned up.

So, back to juicing, more leafy greens, more veggies, and more lovin’ for thy self.

In just a few days of cutting dairy, reducing meat, greatly reducing coffee and caffeine and eliminating processed foods- while adding in a daily 16 oz green juice- I feel fantastic! I have tons of energy, my face has stopped breaking out, and things are running smoothly through me. :)

I love it!

So, in honor of juicing and Spring and smooth moves, here are my favorite juice combos (organic if possible, I do a blend of half organic, half not.. it’s expensive!)!

Sweet Fennel

  • 1/2 bulb fennel
  • 3 large celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber (if not organic, peel skin)
  • 1 green apple
  • piece of ginger
  • dash of cinnamon

Juice all ingredients, taste and adjust (more apple, more ginger, etc.). Sprinkle with cinnamon (like the picture below) and stir.

Enjoy and feel amazing!

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Red Pepper Pleasure

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 bulb fennel
  • 1/2 large green apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1/2 carrot, peeled

Juice all and enjoy!

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Pucker-up Green Lemon Juice

  • 2 large kale leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1/2 apple (green or other)
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1-2 small tangerines

Juice all. :)

Simple.

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Mint Apple Pipe Cleaner
(recipe also found here)

  • 3 large sweet apples
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 to 1/2 inch ginger root

Clean all ingredients, juice, sip with love.

What Green Juice combinations are your favorites?

Are you a juice fan? How did you get started juicing?

You ready to get R.A.W.???

Have an idea for the R.A.W. series? I’ve got a few ideas being typed out but the more ideas the better! (And you’ll get credit :) )

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