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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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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

The UN recently deemed Quinoa as the International Grain of 2013.

Why quinoa? Quinoa is extremely healthy. It’s identified as a super grain because it’s a complete protein; one cup of protein has more protein than an egg! It’s gluten free, a low calorie food, rich in fiber, tastes great, internally cleanses you, has calcium… and the list could go on forever.

Try this Quinoa Tabbouleh recipe with me (click on the photo). I’ll be making it this weekend. It sounds fresh, tasty and easy to pack for lunch!

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September 28, 2012 · 1:48 pm