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my go to juice.

In times of health, happiness & simplicity,
my go to juice – apples, kale, celery, carrot and ginger.

I love the time I spend juicing.  It’s a time I get to myself while the rest of the city continues to dance on by.  I come home.  I unpack the vegetables I just picked up from the store on my walk home from work.  I rinse the vegetables (with a fruit & veggie wash of course!) and chop them into Omega 8004 juicer size pieces.  Then I put together the juicer and juice away– always saving a carrot for last to push all the last of the juice through.  It’s rhythmic.  It’s soothing.  It’s my time juicing. [happiness]

The entire process from picking out the vegetables at the store to drinking the last sip of the juice out of a glass mason jar in my home makes me oh so happy.  Part of it may be because I can’t really think of anything that much better to feed my body every day besides my go to juice packed with greens, nutrients and so much love.  Yum!  [health]

This recipe has set itself on auto pilot.  When I’m at the store, it’s ingrained in my brain– apples, carrot, celery, ginger, kale repeat apples carrot celery ginger kale repeat applescarrotcelerygingerkale– and I don’t have to think twice about what I need to get.  It’s become a staple in my weekly rotation or is the weekly rotation because it’s just so easy to remember, prepare and juice because of its simple ingredients.  [simplicity]

So here’s my go to recipe.  When I’m at the store, I usually get a difference amount of each ingredient depending on how sweet I want my juice to be or how lazy I am about carrying everything home so definitely feel free to adjust how you’re feeling as well!

I got all this at Whole Foods in Midtown East.


six gala apples 4.72
one bag of chopped up kale 2.99
one bunch of celery 2.99
two lbs of carrots 1.99
two inches of ginger 0.50
total 13.19 = five 16oz juices


$13 worth of veggies + one salad in a jar made enough for a tower of juices! Woo!

Back to the list now…

Apples: I consider six apples to be on the sweeter side to me but this juice is still pretty green so add a couple more if you think it’s going to be too green.  I’ve done as little as three so if you like it greener, go for it!  As for the type of apple, I like galas or pink crisps the best because I feel like you get more juice and less applesauce that wants to be juice coming out of the juicer.

Carrots: Sometimes I get one bag. Sometimes I get two.  Like I said, adjust to how much your arms want to carry home an extra bag of carrots.

Kale: I love getting chopped up kale if they have it. I find it easier to juice but of course when there’s no bag, I just get a head of it– is that what’s it called? a head? a bunch? enlighten me.

All the veggies: I didn’t shop organic this trip. Sometimes I do. Sometimes I don’t.  It depends on how generous my wallet is feeling that day or how healthy I want to think I am, but I personally don’t think it’s a must do because drinking a non-organic green juice is pretty much  still better than most non-organic foods I like…halal food anyone?

What juice is your go to juice? Tell me about it!


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Cleansing soup


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Banana avocado almond milk smoothie

The title says it all. It’s sweet too (cause of the vanilla almond milk). Have a smoothie for dessert or a meal!


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Tomato basil garlic juice

I’ve been replacing a meal or two everyday with a juice. I eat like 5 meals a day so that still leaves room for some normal size meals and proper caloric intake.

This ones about to be a tomato basil garlic juice!

Juicing is a great way for your body to absorb the fullest amount of vitamins from your fruits and veggies. It’s tasty too!



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Quinoa with basil tomatoes garlic


I had leftover quinoa (a superfood) so I tossed it with olive oil, lemon, avocados, tomatoes, garlic, basil and salt- all which are healthy for you!

Did someone say protein, vitamin c, lycopene, iodine, anti inflammatory properties, healthy oils and yumminess? (those are the healthy properties I could think of off the top of my head. I’m sure there are tons more!)

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January 30, 2013 · 7:45 pm

Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

This is definitely a recipe i want to try as cauliflowers are among the cruciferous veggie group.   They have tons of beneficial properties like reducing chances of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer, anti-oxidizing, and prevent diseases.



1 head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons light sour cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
freshly ground black pepper
snipped chives


1. Separate the cauliflower into florets and chop the core finely.

2. Bring about 1 cup of water to a simmer in a pot, then add the cauliflower. Cover and turn the heat to medium. Cook the cauliflower for 12-15 minutes or until very tender.

3. Drain and discard all of the water (the drier the cauliflower is, the better) and add the milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper and mash with a masher until it looks like “mashed potatoes.” Top with chives.

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Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

I love baked kale chips. They’re pretty addicting and oh so healthy.

They’re easy to make- 5-10 min. prep time and 10-15 min. bake time. Check out the recipe by clicking on the photo.

Tips: feel free to use your hands to rip apart the kale from the stem instead of using a knife. also, toss kale in a large zip loc bag with olive oil to evenly coat the kale.

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May 31, 2012 · 7:13 pm