Spring Juicing Recipes + Shopping Lists

Hi everyone! As summer gets closer, we all start thinking about what needs to be done; in our closets, in our homes, and with our health. We’re sharing with you one of our favorite summer time secrets- juicing!

First we’re going to address some of the instruments you’ll use while juicing! One big decision you’ll need to make is which juicer to buy. A lot of the juicers you’ll find in Target and JC Penny’s are centrifugal juicers. They use high-speed spinning blades to get the juice out. These will do the trick if you’re a beginner, but if you plan on juicing daily, I would recommend getting a slow juicer. The heat from a centrifugal juicer breaks down some of the nutrients in the juice, and it’s unable to process nuts. The slow juicers are far quieter and use less food (aka less money in groceries) because they’re more efficient in removing the juice. They both work- it’s just a matter of your dedication and size of wallet!

That being said, I’m a part-time juicer. I have a centrifugal juicer and it works just fine for what I need it for, in my less than gourmet kitchen! I’m going to walk you through my favorite juicing recipe, I call it the “Root of the Problem” juice! Why the weird name? It contains a lot of roots, and it works wonders for your skin from the inside out! Drink a cup every day, and you’ll be glowing like JLo by the time you hit the beach this summer. After you see how I juice, I’ll give you a few more of my favorite recipes!


Root of the Problem shopping list

  • 6 medium sized beets
  • 4 large apples
  • 1 lemon
  • A small chunk of ginger root (just larger than a quarter in size)
  • 8 carrot sticks
1) Make sure that you cut off all of the stems from the beets, and the cores from the apples. It'll still juice, but why risk a nasty tasting juice or breaking your juicer?

1) Make sure that you cut off all of the stems from the beets, and the cores from the apples. It'll still juice, but why risk a nasty tasting juice or breaking your juicer?

2) Start juicing! The beets are a little tough, just because they're a harder piece of food. The apples and carrots will be far easier to juice. You'll also notice the lip inside of the juice collector. This helps keep the foamy residue from the juice inside the container when you're pouring it out into your glass, so don't worry if it doesn't look perfect quite yet!

2) Start juicing! The beets are a little tough, just because they're a harder piece of food. The apples and carrots will be far easier to juice.

You'll also notice the lip inside of the juice collector. This helps keep the foamy residue from the juice inside the container when you're pouring it out into your glass, so don't worry if it doesn't look perfect quite yet!

3) Use a small chunk of ginger root. A little bit goes a long way! And juicing note: these beets make your kitchen look like a crime scene, so use a cutting board that's easy to scrub! It will also stain your skin, so you may want to avoid any formal events afterwards :)

3) Use a small chunk of ginger root. A little bit goes a long way!

And juicing note: these beets make your kitchen look like a crime scene, so use a cutting board that's easy to scrub! It will also stain your skin, so you may want to avoid any formal events afterwards :)

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You can really see the foam in this picture- don't worry about it yet!

You can really see the foam in this picture- don't worry about it yet!

5) I filled up two juice collectors with juice, so I emptied them into a large measuring cup. I've learned through trial and many errors, that using a bowl with a pouring lip on it (like a measuring cup) works far better than a normal bowl!

5) I filled up two juice collectors with juice, so I emptied them into a large measuring cup. I've learned through trial and many errors, that using a bowl with a pouring lip on it (like a measuring cup) works far better than a normal bowl!

6) So once your pour your  juice into your bowl (you'll need to mix it together) you'll have a little bit of foam leftover on the top. I use a powdered sugar sifter to strain it out.

6) So once your pour your  juice into your bowl (you'll need to mix it together) you'll have a little bit of foam leftover on the top. I use a powdered sugar sifter to strain it out.

7) And now it's time for cleanup! Remember, if you garden, you can reuse the aftermath of juicing and add it as fertilizer. One last side note: This juice doesn't "stain" your teeth,  but you definitely aren't going to want to drink it in public!

7) And now it's time for cleanup! Remember, if you garden, you can reuse the aftermath of juicing and add it as fertilizer.

One last side note: This juice doesn't "stain" your teeth,  but you definitely aren't going to want to drink it in public!


Green Juice shopping list

  • 1 head of romaine
  • 4 large apples
  • 1/2 package of celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 cups of spinich
  • 5 cups of kale
  • Parsley to liking
  • 1 lemon

Juice, and enjoy!


Spicy Detox Lemonade shopping list

  • 2 lemons
  • Agave nectar to liking
  • Cayenne pepper to liking
  • Filtered water to taste

Thin our the juice with water until it tastes alright. It's not a delicious juice, but it detoxes your body like no other! Remember to keep the pepper down - it shouldn't hurt to drink it. Juice, and enjoy!


Refreshing Pineapple Mint shopping list

  • 1 pineapple, skin removed and chunked
  • 5 large apples
  • Mint to taste (this would work best with a slow juicer)
  • Filtered water to taste

Juice, and enjoy!

Source: kittsonablog.com/loveit/rootjuice