This is the first recipe in what will eventually be many in the Fresh Juice category.
Fall is in the air and farmers are harvesting some of my favorite foods, many of which are great for juicing.
On my most recent trip to the farmers’ market I couldn’t help myself and bought more than I could possibly eat in the next week. When I got home I knew I’d be breaking out my trusty Jack LaLanne juicer to make sure nothing went to waste.
Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables offer many of the same health benefits as smoothies. Without the fiber they aren’t as filling, but do deliver an abundance of nutrients that can be assimilated in a matter of minutes.
I actually got into juicing a couple years before smoothies. My primary reason was to get more fruits and veggies into my diet, which was always a challenge for me. I started by juicing apples, oranges, and carrots before mixing in greens such as spinach and kale. To my surprise, everything I juiced was super delicious as long as I had an apple or orange to sweeten.
Don’t let the red color of this fall harvest juice be a turn off, it’s quite tasty. This recipe calls for more beets than normal because I had cleansing my liver in mind. Beets are rich in butane, an excellent liver cleanser and digestive aid.
Note, you’ll want to drink your fresh juice within 20 minutes as the vitamins and minerals begin to diminish rather quickly. If that’s not possible, or you want to prepare a juice for later I suggest using at least 1/2 lemon to help preserve the nutrients.
One more thing, if you’re new to juicing, ease into it, meaning start with a small glass of juice. Otherwise you may be running to the bathroom before long :)
Fall Harvest Juice Recipe
- 2 apples
- 4-5 beets
- 1 cucumber
- 1 bunch kale
- 6-8 medium carrots
- 1/2 lemon
- Additional bunch kale or spinach
- 1 small piece of ginger
- Anything else you’d like to juice
Run all the ingredients through your juicer and mix well after juicing if needed.
Please leave a comment below if you try this refreshing fall harvest juice. Happy Juicing!