July 6, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
Hi everyone <3
I was planning on having this post up hours ago but I am having some internet connection problems in my neck of the woods. Sorry for the inconvenience
This morning I wanted to use the rest of a few ingredients I had around the house. I have a rule with produce that I like to use what I have purchased asap, after three days most vegetables start to look wimpy and some say they even start to loss their nutritional value. I personally do not have a car or anything, I bike to the store and fill up my backpack. I try to use almost everything before I go to the store again, this way I am not wasting any groceries and am making an effort to only buy & eat what I really need.
By using jicama, kale, and oranges I made a green juice version of an Orange Julius <3 Hopefully by Tuesday or so I will have a smoothie version of this that is more true to a traditional Orange Julius, but of course with a raw vegan love twist
This recipe is very simple, and should make around 12 ounces of juice.
Green Juice Orange Julius Recipe
6-8 pieces of kale (I used curly kale, I like how the juice comes out a lighter shade of green compared to lacinato kale). If needed rip your kale into smaller pieces so your juicer does not “heat it up” by trying to use lots of presser causing heat.
2 oranges, peel removed (mine were on the smallish side, keep as much of the pith which is the white tissue on the orange as possible)
1/2 a small jicama, peeled and cute into pieces that are easily dropped down your juicer (should make around 6-8 ounces of juice)
Stir and drink immediately! If you want a little warmth add some ginger
The reasons why I stress keeping the pith on the orange is this will create a nice thick smoothie texture to your juice, helping you stay full. Also, the health benefits of orange pith are arguably higher than the actual orange itself.
I say arguably because some researchers say the most important flavanone in oranges is herperidin, which has been shown to lower high blood pressure as well as cholesterol. Additionally, it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Most of this phytonutrient is found in the pith, the peel & inner white pulp of the orange, rather than in its liquid orange center (the actual juice).
Some believe when we juice oranges we remove the pith, but I think that if you try to keep as much of this white peel on the orange it must be possible to still get some of the health benefits of it.
I guess that’s wishful thinking on my part, I know several people who stay away from citrus fruits because of the white peel on them, they can not stand the taste or texture. I hope that juicing citrus fruit with the pith intact will provide those who struggle to consume this part of the fruit to still receive the health benefits.
As mentioned before in a few days I hope to have a smoothie version of this provided. I also have some product reviews to post that will most likely go up this weekend if my internet behaves
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