Juice!

Before I get going, I just have to show you my view as I write this post:

NasonCreekCamp

We moved again!  We are in our third campsite at Nason Creek.  This site is next to the river and fully shaded.  It’s been really hot here–90+ degrees every day.  The river and shade cut the temperature considerably in this dry climate, making it very pleasant.  Rob has set up a desk and is working away under the pines next to the river.   Later today when it gets really hot, I’ll just set up a chair in the middle of the creek.  With a book and a cool drink, I’ll be one happy gal!

But let’s get back to business…

This post is for my daughter Joy, who asked for some good juice recipes.

I’m on day 8 of a 15-day pre-wedding juice fast and am over the worst of the cravings, headaches and all the other weird things your body does when you’re not used to a ‘back to basics’ diet.  I’m following the diet recommended by Reboot with Joe.  Joe Cross, of ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead‘ fame has set up a company that helps you to complete a juice fast if you are so inclined.  It’s been really easy to do–the first 5 days included vegan soups and salads along with the juice, and the last 10 days are juice only.  I think that easing into the juice fast by adding soups, salads and veggie dishes really cut the side effects.

I nearly bought out the produce section at Dan’s Food Market in Leavenworth yesterday and spent the afternoon preparing veggies.

It’s challenging to prepare juice in a small space with a limited water supply.   

First I peeled all the veggies and fruit.

Readywash

Then I filled both sinks with filtered water to rinse the produce.

Washing

Eventually I got everything rinsed and cut up.

Lotsaprep

Finally, I started to juice.  We don’t have an electrical hook up to run the juicer, but our generator was able to handle the load.

Beautykale

Here’s what it’s all about!  Pure nutrition.

Saladinajar

I ended up making 15 16-oz servings that I loaded into my refrigerator in mason jars for the next couple of days.  I’ve also prepped 2 days worth of veggies so the’ll be easy to juice.  Our little RV refrigerator is very full right now, but will be empty in 4 days when I’m done with all the juice.

I like to make recipes up, depending on the best produce I find at the market.  There are other recipes on the Reboot with Joe website that you can use.  They recommend an 80/20 ratio of veggies to fruits in the juice.

It’s peach, pear and apple time here in Washington, and the other produce at Dan’s Market looks heavenly.  I got pears for 39 cents/pound!  Can’t beat that.

Here are a recipes I created yesterday (all make 2 servings):

Good Morning Starshine

  • 2 nectarines or peaches
  • 1 lemon
  • 15 leaves romaine lettuce (1 head)
  • 2 golden beets
  • 1 orange
  • 5 carrots
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 1 inch turmeric

Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

  • 5 carrots
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 2 apples
  • 1 inch turmeric
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • Sprinkle ½ tsp cinnamon on top when done, mix in

Sublime Lime

  • 10 kale leaves
  • 2-3 cucumbers
  • 1-2 limes
  • 2 apples

Beet the Blues

  • 2 beets
  • 10 kale leaves
  • 5 sticks celery
  • 2 apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 inches ginger

Salad in a Jar

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 5 carrots
  • Handful of parsley
  • 1 – 2 large tomatoes
  • 5 sticks celery
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • Sprinkle hot sauce, balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top and mix in
  • Chop basil and sprinkle on top if desired

Orange Deeeelite

  • 6 carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 inches ginger

To make sure I get enough protein, I’ve been adding some protein powder to my first juice of the day, which was a Beet the Blues this morning.

Hope you enjoy these recipes!

 

 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Martha Goudey | 16th Aug 16

    What kind of juicer are you using? We’ll be in a casita and need a different juicer than the one we have.

    Liked the recipes and photos.

  2. Nancy | 22nd Aug 16

    Just got a juicer myself and love seeing your variety. I keep doing the kitchen sink version and this gives me more ideas for some nuance of what to juice. Have a great wedding!!! Only a few days away!

    • Stella | 23rd Aug 16

      Hi Nancy! It’s great that you got a juicer. I’m finding that I like the variety of different juice flavors. For quite a while, I’ve usually just mixed apple or orange (or some other sweeter fruit) with a heavy green like kale or broccoli, added a ‘filler’ like cucumber or celery, then either lemon and/or ginger for flavor. That’s my standard juice…but it’s nice to experiment. Thanks for the wedding wishes–it’s been hard to post because we’ve been busy!

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