Drinking Away The Winter Blues: Recipes Part II

Click here for the introduction to the Mini Series  Drinking Away The Winter Blues.

Sun Burst Juice

It may not be green, but boy does this one give you a burst of energy. Don’t be afraid to use a TON of carrots; they’re actually not very bitter. I know Kris says to juice vegetables and fruits according to a 3:1 ratio, but I’m not that hardcore yet. A word of warning about the ginger: a tiny little piece, say the size of your thumb, is plenty. Believe you men, anything bigger than that will have you breathing fire, and I don’t mean in the cool dragon-like manner. 

A bunch of carrots
1 satsuma, or an orange, or a clementine
1 small piece of fresh ginger
1 tomato
1 red bell pepper, deseeded

Juice it all! If you don’t have a juice, try this method from Bonzai Aphrodite

Clem’s Version of Make Juice Not War

half a cucumber
3 stalks of kale
a handful of broccoli
1 pear

Chop it up, shove it down the juicer, and poof! Magic green juice. So good. I wasn’t a huge fan of the cucumber at first–the smell is slightly nauseating to me–but I find that if I only use half a cucumber it isn’t so bad. I also omitted the celery because that is just a little too much for me. I know it’s super healthy and all but eck. No. The broccoli, on the other hand, is surprisingly sweet. And best of all, it’s all according to Kris’s 3:1 ratio! 

Amazon Warrior Princess Juice

I do not like beets. I tried to make a smoothie with beets once and it was revolting. No exaggerations. I foreswore beets for ever. Recently I saw Nigel Slater making a beet cake on his BBC show and it rekindled some curiosity in me. What if I gave it another try? And I did. This stuff is worthy of an Amazonian Warrior Princess, it’s that epic. Here is the result. 

1 beet

1 apple
a bunch of carrots
1-2 stalks of kale
1tsp agave sweetener

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