June 5, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
Here are a few more juice recipes I would like to share including a traditional ABC Juice since I had people asking for one! <3 <3
For breakfast I have been whipping up this Dandies Are Candy Tonic. This tonic does not completely mask the flavor of the wonderful wild dandelion greens. But the use of lime makes this taste like a green limeade <3 I guess being a Rhode Island/New England girl I adore lemonade and limeade. So whenever I make a juice that can satisfy my summer citrus cravings plus girls I am one happy gal
If you enjoy the taste of wild greens and/or have consumed them in the past please feel free to add more than the amount listed in the recipe. I made this drink in mind for those whose taste buds are transitioning to green juices.
Dandies Are Candy Tonic Recipe
4 Celery Sticks
1 Handful Dandelion Greens
1 Handful Parsley
1-inch to 2-inches Ginger Root (peeled)
1/2 Lime with rind
Juiced and enjoyed immediately! <3
This is a great juice to enjoy in the morning before having any other juices, it helps get your gut cleaning and ready to work.
Now for the famous ABC Juice, and I’m sorry but in my head when I say this I think of the guy from the red eye itchy eyes commercial. I do love this juice do not get me wrong, it looks and tastes energized, bright, beautiful and most people are willing to at least try a sip of this juice when I make it (compared to lets say the dandelion juices I make). I have offered to make people juice when they come over my house and they usual ask for this one
I think people feel more comfortable with these ingredients. They know more or less what to expect in flavor, looks, and know it will be a bit sweet.
I love beets! I used my last beet in the house to make this juice, and if I had more beets around I would have thrown them in here. I haven’t made a “basic” juice like this in a while, I ended up using only half of an apple and that even tasted too sweet to me. When I say basic I mean a juice that’s fantastic for those transitioning to raw vegetable and fruit juices. After juicing for a while or any change in your diet really ones taste buds gradually change. I try to consider others when I make drinks, including those who can handle more or less “green earthy flavors” in their juice than I can.
This recipe is a basic, simple and tasty beet juice using ingredients that are easy to find. I also think these are ingredients almost anyone juicing would already have in the house too.
1 beet (or more!)
1/2 an apple (If you use two or three beets I recommend one whole apple. I’m personally not a fan of using yellow or green apples in this juice just a heads up!)
2 celery sticks
1/2 lemon without rind (Rind if you want your juice a little more bitter and earthy)
Juice, stir, be careful of your lips teeth and anything touching this juice turning sexy red and ENJOY! <3 xoxo
Beets have been earning some much deserved attention with marathon runners and other athletes as well. About 2 cups of beets an hour before running improves performance, it is believed it is the natural nitrate-rich content in beets (also in arugula) that improves exercise capacity. Of course these benefits last for days, not just a whole hour, but this seems to be when studies have shown the most evidence of true health/performance benefits.
It is possible to over do it, after consuming beets three or four days straight the performance benefits plateau. So planning ahead is essential for being prepared for the big marathon or event.
Nitrate is linked with beneficial health effects such as improving exercise performance (gives oxygen to the body/muscles) and lowering blood pressure however, when used as a preservative in processed meats such as sausage and bacon it has been linked with cancer. The natural source of something is typically the best, with raw foods it certainly is.
Overall, I am happy with how my juice feast went and ended. I didn’t actually miss chewing food much but today for breakfast I ate watermelon. The feeling of biting into a watermelon slice and having the juice drip down my face felt amazing. I plan on consuming sesame seeds, chia seeds and a few other supplements during these essential transitional days. There is a stomach bug, flu, cold, allergies pretty much everything going around in my town starting yesterday. I’d like to keep myself extra strong and prepared during this stressful time period of transitioning to solids, packing and traveling.
I’d love any feedback on my juices, or how someone’s juice feast/detox is going. If there are any fruits or vegetables you or a loved one are interested in getting a recipe with please let me know! I love experimenting <3
Thank you for taking the time to stop by my site. Have a delicious day, much love and raw power
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