Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Carrot Cleanser | Carrot, Apple, and Kale Juice

The Carrot Cleanser comes from one of my favorite books, The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day.

Even though I wouldn’t consider this a simple recipe, I wanted to try it. I’m used to making recipes with just a few ingredients and this one contains six ingredients. It also leaves me with halves, which I don’t care for.

However, using the halves, I stumbled on to an interesting juice combination. I juiced the leftover 1/2 apple and 3/4 beet (see below) and added 3 carrots. Easy recipe and tastes good. I think it’s better over ice.

When juicing you never know what you’re going to get when you try something new. These more complicated recipes are a little harder to make and require more preparation, but it’s worth the while when you consider the benefits of the juice. The juice recipes from The Big Book of Juices make me feel great.

carrot cleanserCarrot Cleanser

Any juice using beet or kale can take getting used to for the vegetable-juice initiate, but once you’ve had it, you can fully appreciate it’s cleansing properties.

I enjoyed the Carrot Cleanser. It does take a little getting used to, but after a few sips I really enjoyed it. It has a slight orange/tangy taste and I didn’t detect much of the kale. That’s a good thing for me :-) Overall, I’d say it’s worth trying.

Makes 16 ounces

  • 3 carrots

  • 1/2 apple

  • 1/2 orange

  • 1/4 beet

  • 1 stick celery

  • 2 large kale leaves

carrot cleanser


Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin B3, B6 and C. Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur.

This is an excellent detox juice recipe. Try it!

Thank you again for reading and please let me know what you think of this recipe by commenting below.

Update – I’ve discovered steamed Kale. I know this doesn’t have to do with juicing, but I thought I would share it since it’s so delicious. I just started steaming Kale since I’ve been growing my own.

Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in kale do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw kale still has cholesterol-lowering ability—just not as much.

Sources for this article include:

The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day

The World’s Healthiest Foods – What’ New and Beneficial About Kale

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Carrot Cleanser | Carrot, Apple, and Kale Juice

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Apple Cleanser Juice Recipe | Apples, Kale and Beet

Wonderful! Delicious! Healthy! The Apple Cleanser is a beautiful red sweet juice that’s full of nutrients and great for detoxifying the body.

You won’t want to miss this recipe. It has five ingredients, but is so easy to make. I used my Omega J8004  and from start to finish it took me about 20 minutes. That includes washing my produce and cleaning up afterwards.

With the Apple Cleanser you get beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin B3, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur.

apple cleanserApple Cleanser My Way

The Apple Cleanser comes from one of my favorite books, The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day. However the recipe doesn’t specify some things. For instance I used a few of the stems and leaves of the beetroot. Also, I didn’t peel my cucumber. It was a homegrown cucumber. Whatever you do with those two things I’m sure it will come out wonderful

The fruitiness of the apples offsets the more challenging taste of the greens to produce this beautifully red detoxifying juice.

Makes 20 ounces

  • 2 apples ( I used gala)

  • 2 kale leaves

  • 1 stick celery

  • 1/2 long cucumber (I didn’t peel mine, garden fresh)

  • 1/2 beet ( beetroot, I used a few stems and leaves)

apple cleanser

This is an excellent detox juice recipe. Did you ever wonder what do do with the other halves of the leftover produce? I juiced them. 1/2 of beetroot combined with 1/2 cucumber isn’t so bad and it produced 8 ounces for me. Try it!

Update 8/26/2014 – Popular Types of Kale

Curly Kale is probably the most recognizable kale sold in bunches at your local grocery store. It is usually bright or dark green or purple in color, has tight ruffled leaves and fibrous stalks that can be difficult to chop, but easy to tear if fresh. It has a noticeable pungent flavor with peppery and bitter qualities, so seek out younger looking leaves for less bitterness.

Lacinato Kale (also known as Dinosaur) is a kale variety that features dark blue-green leaves with a slightly wrinkled and firm texture. The hearty leaves of Dino Kale are tall and narrow and retains its firm texture even after it has been cooked. It has a slightly sweeter and more delicate taste than the curly kind with its flavor described as deep and earthy, but not so bitter with an almost nutty sweetness.

Red Russian Kale has flat, fringed leaves that resemble big oak leaves, large arugula leaves, or the outer leaves of a mature cabbage. Its leaves can have a red tinge and a reddish-purple tinge to the stems, and has a great flavor that is described as sweet and mild with a little bit of pepperiness. Although Red Russian Kale is one of the sweetest kales, be sure to remove as much of the stems as possible before cooking. It has incredibly tough and woody fibrous stems that are difficult to chew and swallow and could cause stomach upset.

Redbor Kale is beautiful and dark red in color that can look a deep purple, slightly resembles a tightly curled rainbow chard near the tops of its leaves. While this type of kale is edible, it also crosses over to being an ornamental plant. It is so pretty, why not grow it as a garden decoration and pick leaves as you need! Redbor makes a great addition to a meal, or even as edible plate decor. – OneGreenPlanet.org

Thank you again for reading and please let me know what you think of this recipe by commenting below.

Sources for this article include:

The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day

Onegreenplanet.org – Popular Types of Kale and Their Health Benefits

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Apple Cleanser Juice Recipe | Apples, Kale and Beet

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jolly Green Giant Juicing Recipe With Kale And Spinach

Jolly Green Giant

Okay this is a great juicing recipe, very beneficial. You can see that by the first two ingredients, kale and spinach. Kale is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Yeah I said it, not only me but Web MD.  One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.grape & green

So how about spinach? It’s got flavonoids — a phytonutrient with anti-cancer properties abundant in spinach and  flavonoids have been shown to slow down cell division in human stomach and skin cancer cells. Furthermore, spinach has shown significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.

So here it is, the Jolly Green Giant Juicing Recipe! Enjoy!


4 large Green Kale Leaves

2 handfuls Green Spinach

1 Green Apple

1 handful Green Mint

1 small Green Lime (peeled)

2 Green Celery Stalks

1 medium slice Ginger (*optional)


Buy Organic (why juice pesticides?)

Prep your produce: Wash, peel, cut, de-seed

Send all ingredients through your juicer


Update 8/18/2014 – Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring and fall and can tolerate all fall frosts. Kale can be used in salads or as a garnish and is rich in minerals and vitamins A and C. - Almanac.com


You can plant kale anytime from early spring to early summer. If you plant kale late in the summer you can harvest it from fall until the ground freezes in winter.


Water the plants regularly but be sure not to overwater them.


Kale is ready to harvest when the leaves are about the size of your hand.


Jolly Green Giant: Juicing Recipe | Freshly GrownFreshly Grown

Web MD: The Truth About Kale

Health Diaries: 11 Health Benefits Of Spinach

Almanac.com: Planting, Growing and Harvesting Kale

Jolly Green Giant Juicing Recipe With Kale And Spinach

Monday, August 11, 2014

Simply Green Juice | Reboot With Joe Recipe

I was looking online and found this simple recipe on the Reboot with Joe website. It’s called Simply Green Juice.

This is from Stacys Juicebar in Boston and one of her most popular juices.

I made this one morning and found it delicious. The green apple really adds to this juice, making it sweet and a little tangy. To be honest I only used one granny smith apple and the recipe calls for 1 1/2 apple. I don’t core the apples either  :-?

“This juice is perfect for breakfast, a quick pick me up any time of day or that afternoon lull for an energy boost. The nutrients in cucumber, kale and spinach include antioxidants for vibrant skin and a healthy immune system. The green apple adds a touch of sweetness and soluble fiber to help digestion and keep cholesterol in check. – Stacys Juicebar”

Simply Green Juice

Simply Green JuiceMakes 16 ounces. Ingredients:
1 ½ green apples
1 cucumber
2 stalks kale
2 large handfuls of spinach
1.) Wash all ingredients well

2.) Core apple

3.) Add all ingredients through juicer, juice & enjoy!

Kale is quickly becoming my favorite leafy green to juice. It’s hard for me to find organic kale in Pierre, SD and I’m hoping that I can grow it this year in my garden. It’s so easy to wash and juice. My Omega J8004 Masticating Juicer gets the most out of it too! ( I still love my spinach though ;-) )

Simply Green Juice uses two kale stalks. Kale is high in iron, high in vitamin K and filled with antioxidants. You can’t go wrong with this recipe!

Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog. Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share? Please do so by commenting below. Best wishes to you and your family. Happy Juicing!

Sources for this article include:

Reboot With Joe: Simply Green Juice from Stacys Juicebar

Simply Green Juice | Reboot With Joe Recipe

Friday, July 25, 2014

48 Hour Juice Cleanse Recipes

Suggested Juice Cleanse Recipes For Migraine Headache
1. Spicy Cantaloupe Shake – 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 1/2 cantaloupe. Push ginger through juicer with cantaloupe.

2. Ginger Hopper – 1/4 inch slice ginger root, 4-5 carrots greens removed, 1/2 apple. Push ginger through juicer with carrots and apple.

3. Waldorf Salad – 1 green apple, 1 stalk celery. Push apple and celery through juicer.

Juice Cleansing That Works Part III: The 3 Day Juice Cleanse - PRIME J

"Dr. Colbert endorses juicing in order to cleanse the body down to the cellular level. Dr. Colbert says that by avoiding other foods and letting the digestive system rest, we enable the vitamins and minerals to be absorbed without hindrance so that our bodies can come forth more revived and cleansed from all that we put into them. Just think of all the chemicals and pollutants that we encounter every day, and of all the heavy fats and sugars that we consume on a regular basis."

Juice Cleansing That Works Part III: The 3 Day Juice Cleanse - PRIME J

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PRIME Juicers Monthly Giveaway!

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This month our prize is another one of my favorite juicing books!  The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day Paperback – October 1, 2010 by Natalie Savona (Author).

With some 405 recipes for fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, and quenchers, this newly updated and expanded edition of Natalie Savona’s essential kitchen guide to juicing now offers health-conscious readers even more. A clever indexing system sorts the juices by key ingredients, by nutrients, and by health benefits. Plus, a simple five-star system rates the effectiveness of the drinks in boosting energy and detoxifying the body, as well as potential benefits for the immune system, digestion, and even skin quality.

Great book! I use it today. It’s easy to enter to win. Just like my facebook page, PRIMEJuicers.


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