Just over 2 months ago, my husband and I did a 7-day juice fast. We were inspired by the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (see on Amazon) to give our body a cleanse and a restart. Since the fast, juicing has become a part of our everyday lives. We start the day with a fresh juice and try to put more vegetables than fruits into the juice.
Just the other day, a friend gifted us a bag full of beetroots after she went a little crazy at her local farmers market. I was excited to juice the beetroot – I think it was the colour I was excited about! Turns out, beetroot, doesn’t just make a fresh juice look good, it also tastes fabulous. This was the first time we ever wrote down a recipe as it is was definitely a winning combination!
10 Small Apples
2 Small Cucumbers
4 Small Carrots
1 Small Beetroot
Prepare all the veggies by peeling the oranges and beetroot.
We use a Breville Juice Fountain Plus (see it on Amazon here). We haven’t exactly compared a dozen juicers, but we do like this one. We love that you don’t have to deseed apples and oranges (it just shoots it into the waste) and that the chute is wide enough to put whole apples in. We use a larger container to collect the juice instead of the one that came in the box. Cleaning is easy enough along as you clean it straight away. Just a brush and running water does the trick.
*Note. For some reason all ouf our fruit and veggies were really really small! Using small veggies made close to 2L of juice. So play it by ear, if you don’t want 2 litres, but have big veggies, only use a quarter of what’s in the recipe – just keep everything proportionate