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My husband and I are still drinking our “green” juice every morning with breakfast. I love the energy I get from that one drink; it sets up my day to be pretty great. Requests have been made for some of our favorite combinations. I thought I would compile them all and post them, but the list is getting quite long, so here is part I.

All recipes are for one glass of juice. My husband and I always have juice together, so it’s easy for me to use 1/2 of an apple or lemon, then use the other half in his juice. If you are juicing for one, you can use a whole lemon or whole apple instead of the mixture of both so that you don’t have to try and save 1/2 an apple!

Our Morning Green:
3 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber, peeled
4 kale leaves
1/2 lemon
1/2 green apple
small bunch parsley

Another Green:
3 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber, peeled
2 c. spinach
1 green apple
1/2″ knob of ginger
small bunch of cilantro

My favorite Orange Drink (without any oranges):
6-8 carrots, depending on the size
1 orange or yellow pepper (stem removed, seeds are fine to juice)
1/2 lemon
1/2 green apple

**Variation: use jicama in place of the apple. Jicama is a great additive to any juice because of its high water content and mild flavor. It is found in most grocery stores with the Asian vegetables.

I love the vibrant color of the pulp when juicing.

Immunity (from The Juicing Bible):
2 stalks celery
2 carrots
1 clove garlic
1 apple
1/2″ piece ginger
1/2 lemon

**This juice burns going down, but wasn’t as bad as I was anticipating. Garlic has amazing health benefits when juiced raw, so I’m glad we were able to incorporate it into a juice that was palatable.

Carrot Apple (The Juicing Bible):
4 carrots
2 stalks celery
1 apple
small bunch parsley

 My baby’s orange mustache. That color makes me smile almost as much as watching her guzzle this orange juice!

Folic Boost:
2 oranges
4 kale leaves
1/2 c. spinach
5 stalks asparagus

**A great drink for childbearing women, packed with folic acid.

Greens with Beet:
1 c. spinach
2 kale leaves
1 beet, with greens
2 stalks celery
1 apple

**Beet skins are bitter, and should be peeled before juicing. Place in boiling water for 20 seconds to make peeling easier.

When we first began juicing, we threw in whatever was available and didn’t pay attention to combinations. Now that I’ve tried actual juicing recipes I can tell a significant difference in taste. I have come up with some combinations on my own that worked really well, and have had some definite “failures.” We drink every single one, but I think recipes help a lot. For someone just getting into juicing I recommend trying some recipes instead of experimenting right off the bat. If you taste a nasty juice, you aren’t likely to want more.

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  1. Shelly says:

    Thanks for posting these!

  2. Janelle says:

    Your favourite orange drink is my new favourite too! And Arianna loved it too, and that makes me sooo happy. Looking forward to part 2 of the recipes!

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a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

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