This juice should come with a caution sticker to warn you that you might question the health and well being of your internal organs if you drink too much...but don't worry-it's the beets!
I make no secret of my love for my Breville Juicer, it sits in a place of honor on my counter-right next to the best Mother's Day gift EVER a Vitamix (thanks Daddy!). These two appliances get daily work outs, sometimes both of them in the same morning if I'm feel particularly undernourished. I love green juices, so does Paulo, and we drink those regularly and I love to experiment with new juice recipes and create my own concoctions.
Before I get to the ingredients though I want to encourage anyone that is thinking about juicing to watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It is an amazing documentary about the healing power of good nutrition. While I believe that most people would not need to go to the extreme that Joe had to go to in order to get healthy I think that just about everyone on the planet could use a little, no a lot, more vegetables in their diet and juicing or blending is an easy way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. My normal morning juice is kale/celery/apple/lemon. It's refreshing, energizing and it tastes great. But when I saw this particular juice on the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Facebook page I knew I had to try it.
So, what goes into this beautiful glass of goodness??
1 orange, peel cut off
1 lemon, peel cut off
1-2 beets (depending on size)
5 fresh strawberries
Run the above through the juicer and enjoy! The strawberries were an addition I made, they weren't in the original recipe but I had some extras on hand and they looked so good I had to use them.
I hear a lot of feedback about how much time juicing takes and yes, I agree, it takes time. But I think the bigger question is how much time does being sick take? Our country loses countless hours of business productivity a year because of an unhealthy work force. We sink thousands of dollars over our lifetime into the "health" care industry (or is it really sickcare?). In the grand scheme of things if you spend a few extra dollars a month and take 15 minutes a day to make a fresh juice and it keeps you healthy isn't that worth it? I think it is and that's why I juice, or blend, nearly every day.