Posts tagged with "fresh juice recipes"

Delicious Fresh Juice Recipes + the Benefits of Juicing

Posted January 12, 2016 in fresh juice recipes, juicer, juicing and 6 more

I know it's super cliché, but if I could wear yoga pants and drink green juice every day I totally would. 

But I live in the middle of Nebraska where juice bars don't exist. My local grocery stores carry bottled juices, but at $4 to $8 each, I refuse to buy them regularly. So about two years ago, I bought an inexpensive juicer (I have this Hamilton Beach Juicer). Now, I absolutely love making my own fresh juices. 

For me, drinking fresh juice makes getting in my necessary vitamins and nutrients easier. I especially love drinking fresh juice in the winter, when I don't eat as much fruit. 

The liquid extracted from fruits and vegetables contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Some say that drinking fresh juice allows your body to absorb the nutrients better than when you eat whole fruits and vegetables. It is recommended to drink fresh juice on an empty stomach or about an hour before a meal. 

Juicing is also said to allow your digestive system to rest because juice is much easier for your body to process. 

I'm all about finding a healthy balance. I love including juice in my diet, which is made up of plenty of whole fruits and vegetables.

I highly recommend watching the doumentaries Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2. Joe Cross, the filmmaker, has a more intense approach to juicing, but the films really outline the benefits of juicing and eliminating processed food from your diet.

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Morning Meditation Juice

Posted September 5, 2017 in fresh juice recipes, Morning Meditation Juice, juicing and 4 more

This fresh juice inspired by a delicious restaurant version is packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. It's the perfect way to start the morning. 

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A few weeks ago, the fiancé and I were in Omaha for the MAHA Music Festival, and the morning after the show we stopped at FirstWatch for breakfast. 

I was into their menu because they had avocado toast and a fresh juice bar. I ordered their Morning Meditation the juice bar, and it was so delicious I knew I had to recreate it at home. 

It was the perfect inspiration to get my juicer out after a long break from juicing. I kind of got in a rut with making the same green juice over and over again, and I got bored with it. 

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