When life gives you lemons combine them with other fruits and veggies and make amazing juice!

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I used to never understand the purpose of juicing. I would feel like it was so wasteful. Why would you buy all of these expensive fruits and veggies only to make like one cup of juice.

Boy was I wrong. You can make so much more and it's a great way to add drinkable nutrients to your lifestyle. Especially because of the fact that I only drink water with the occasional cup of coffee or glass of wine, something fruity and delicious is often needed.

My dad passed down his juicer to me and I've been using it faithfully ever since! I typically only juice once a week due to the fact that clean up can suck!


If you're just getting into juicing and looking for a good juicer here are a few affordable ones!

 Jack LaLanne's PJEB Power Juicer Express, Black $75 This is an updated version of the one I use!

VonShef Professional Powerful Wide Mouth Whole Fruit Juicer 700W Max Power Motor with Juice Jug and Cleaning Brush $55

BLACK+DECKER JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor with Custom Juice Cup, Black $32


Now onto the 3 amazing recipes that I slightly altered from fablunch.

Glowing Green

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  • 1 Cucumber
  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • 2 Green Apples
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Kale
  • 1 in of fresh ginger

Liquid Sunshine

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  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Gala Apple
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 in of fresh ginger

Pink Power

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  • 1 Beet
  • 2 Red Delicious Apples
  • 1 Carrot
  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 in Fresh Ginger


These juice combos taste just as great as they look!


Tips for beginners!

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  1. Follow recipes! The first time I juiced I just threw stuff in and it came out tasting like room temperature grass. yuck!
  2. Cut fruit and vegetables into smaller pieces for easier juicing. Also assist in the throughput by alternating between chunks and leafy greens.
  3. Chill! Directly after I juice I like to throw my jar into the fridge to let it chill a bit. Even if you pull the fruits and vegetables from the fridge you will notice that it warms a bit through the process.
  4. Use a grocery bag to line the waste bin for easier clean up!
  5. Remember to drink juices the same day as the nutrients begin to break down the longer it sits.

Have fun and enjoy! What's your favorite juice combo?!

xo vanessa.michele

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