My Faithful Assistant photo-bombed me but did not drink my juice!
No one feels great in my house right now. My throat is a little raw and scratchy and I’m thirsty. I am tired of tea and have a lot of carrots and some ginger. Time to put the Vitamix to use and make some…
Carrot Ginger Juice
2 carrots, chopped or shredded
2 clementines, peeled and sectioned
1 tbsp or more grated fresh ginger
1 cup ice cold water
1. Put the ingredients in the blender and start blending on low.
2. Slowly increase the speed to high. Not too fast or you will end up with a foamy mess that will be pretty gross.
3. If the juice is too thick, add a little more water. Serve chilled
As is normal for my smoothies and juices, this is not sweet at all. But it has wonderful flavor from the three key ingredients. Feel free to add more ginger if you’d like. And here’s a little tip. If you happen to have a super tough Pampered Chef Garlic Press, you can actually chop up your ginger and put it through the garlic press. You will get a lot more flavor from the juiced ginger.
This juice really soothed my scratchy throat. I can feel myself getting better already! Okay. Not really. Could be that I’m sitting down and relaxing.
You ate too much. You drank too much. You feel awful. Groggy. Guilty. Bloated. You have to go back to work or school tomorrow. You need a little pick me up. Don’t worry about it! You just need to have some fruits and veggies to make you feel right as rain.
Detox Juice – not quite two cups
1 apple, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
A handful of spinach
1 small grapefruit, broken into sections
1 cup ice cold water
1. Throw everything in a blender that can handle celery.
2. Start on low and gradually increase the speed until everything is pulverized.
3. If you don’t want pulp, you can strain your juice.
I’m going to be upfront with you. This is not sweet at all. And the celery has a very strong flavor. If you haven’t used celery in juice or a smoothie before, you may want to start with half a stalk. If you like sweet juice, I suppose you can add some honey or agave syrup. Or you can always do what The Teenager does when he is gifted with a smoothie for breakfast. Open up your gullet and pour it down. You won’t taste a thing.