If you’re anything like me, this shift in weather is absolutely kiiiiillllllinnnnnggg you. When the weather drops below 60 the seat warmers in the car come on (I should say “warmer” seeing how my bf gets mad if I turn his on…), the humidifier comes out of the closet, I dress myself in 67 layers of clothing, and the cold shivers are in full swing. Though it doesn’t sound like it, I promise you I was brought up in the Midwest. When I’m not planning my winter escape out of Chicago, I’m trying to create juices that make me feel like a giant bucket of sunshine. Because if you’ve ever survived a Chicago winter, you’ll take whatever you can get. Even if it’s short lived…
This juice not only looks like it belongs in some warm, sunshiny environment, it tastes like it, too! So if this weather has you feeling sluggish (or depressed because you know what comes after Fall…) have a big glass of Sweet Sunshine — you’ll thank me later.
Just a few things to note with the ingredients*…
- Skin the sweet potato
- Cut off the tops of the carrots
- Peel the orange. Try to keep as much of the white pith on as possible since it contains most of the nutrients that help your bod absorb vitamin c! Leave the seeds in, they’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants as well! #ColdProof
- Core the apple (I used HONEYCRISP here. That’s right, baby. De-lish.)
- Peel the lemon. Same steps as the orange.
- Cut off the tops of the mini sweet peppers. Toss any loose seeds as well.
*Check out this produce prep guide to see what fruits and vegetables need to be peeled, chopped or cored before sending through your juicer!
Drink up, friends! Rumor has it we have another crazy winter in storm (er, store?). Okay, that’s my queue to exit. I’m clearly high on vitamins…
Until next time,
This juice is a close runner-up to my all-time favorite green juice. It is by far the quickest juice to make as it only has 3 ingredients and takes minimal time to prep. C.A.L. is a great pick-me-up when you are feeling sluggish or feel a cold coming on. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins a + c, C.A.L. will make you look and feel great from the inside out.
This juice serves 1. Feel free to double or triple the ingredients if you will be sharing the sunshiny goodness! Check out this produce prep guide to see what fruits and vegetables need to be peeled, chopped or cored before sending through your juicer!
- Carrots – just rinse! Then send through the juicer…skins and all!
- Apple – core and rinse
- Lemon – Lightly peel. Try to keep as much of the white pith on as possible since it contains most of the nutrients that help your bod absorb vitamin c! Leave the seeds in, they’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants as well!
Enjoy…I know I did!
Since I began juicing 3 months ago, I have gotten pretty comfortable with creating my own recipes. When I was new to the whole juicing thing, I would only stick to the recipes that I researched. After a few weeks of reading blog posts, watching a handful of YouTube videos, and reading a few books at the library, I was ready to start creating my own recipes. Through trial and error, I learned my most important rule when juicing – stick to one color. For example, if you’re going to make a carrot juice, use orange fruits and vegetables – sweet potatoes, orange peppers and oranges. If you’re going to make a green juice, stick to green fruits and veggies. If you happen to mix orange and green produce in your juice, it will turn the juice brown. Sure, it might still taste good, but if you’re new to juicing, a dark brown colored juice is going to completely turn you off.
If you have a juicer, I encourage you to give my green juice recipe a try. I juice every single day, and this is always my go-to. If you’re new to juicing, throw an extra apple in there to mask the grassy taste of the vegetables (you will get used to that with time, I promise).
Tip: Juice the kale and spinach first. Once you add in the apples, cucumbers, celery, etc., it will help push the rest of the kale and spinach leaves through the juicer.
New to juicing? Use this guide to learn what fruits and veggies need to be cored, chopped and prepped!
What is your go-to juice? Hope you enjoy mine!