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 red bell pepper, deseeded
Clem’s Version of Make Juice Not War
half a cucumber
3 stalks of kale
a handful of broccoli
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.
a bunch of carrots
1-2 stalks of kale
1tsp agave sweetener