Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 Veggie/Fruit Juice

I finally purchased a juicer and I have to say it is one of the best investments I've made.  I can't tell you how much money I have spent buying juices at Whole Foods and Lazy Acres.  They are ridiculously priced, around 5 bucks for a small juice! Seriously?! Now I can make my own juices every morning for  a fraction of the price.  

I like to pack in as much variety of fruits and vegetables as possible but too much variety can sometimes  make a not so delicious juice.  So here is my go to juice combo...

4 whole carrots
1/2 orange
1/2 grapefruit
1/2 lemon
1 medium sized apple
1 tablespoon ginger
2 large handfuls of spinach
1/2 a large golden beet or two small regular beets
2 large leaves (including stem) of swish chard 

Cut your apple into pieces and your lemon, orange, and grapefruit in halves.  Make sure to take off the peels and remove any seeds.  Cut up all your veggies and the ginger.

I like to know what goodness I'm getting from everything in my juice so here ya go...

Beets and beet greens: 
-Vitamins A, C, chlorophyll, and B6
- Minerals calcium, potassium, choline and iron

- Vitamins A and C
- Minerals potassium, calcium, phosphorus and carotene

- Vitamins A, B complex, chlorophyll
- Minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium

- Vitamins A B1, B2, B6, biotin, folic acid and pantothenic acid
- Minerals choline, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulfur

- Vitamins B-complex, C, E, K, biotin and insitol
- Minerals calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, and enzymes

- Vitamins C and citric acid 

- Vitamins A, B-complex, B1, B2, B6, C, K, biotin, folic acid and niacin

- Vitamins A, C, E, K, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6
- Minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese

Swiss Chard:
- Vitamins A, C, E, K, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folates
- Minerals Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Selenuim, Zinc

Looks gross but tastes delicious!