Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Carrot Apple Gingerade

With each new juice I make, I keep on surprising myself with how freaken delicious they are. I swear. I go to juice bars ALL the time and nothing compares to a fresh homemade juice. That is (of course) if you have a great juicer. The other two juices I have posted are Apple Green Lemonade and Grape Cucumber Pear Refresher ......and they way surpass any juice bar. I think it has to do with (A) my juicer. Which is just amazing (Breville Ikon Juice Fountain Elite) and gives you a perfect juice with no pulp and (B) making juice at home just seems to turn out BETTER. Probably because I am making one juice at a time, using fresh produce I just bought and then cleaning the juicer afterwards. (Unlike the massive juicers they have running all day at juice bars where you think you ordered a straight watermelon juice and then find pieces of parsley floating at the bottom....hmmmm........) Anyway - who cares? If you are into juicing, the answer is to invest in a great juicer. You will be thrilled :)

I am juicing for the next 3 days in order to detox a bit after a weekend (OK, more like a month) of overindulging. And thank god these juices satisfy! This Carrot Apple Gingerade is made with 4 simple ingredients and has a subtle sweetness from the carrots and a nice bite from the ginger root. Yum yum yum.

3 large carrots (green tops removed)
2 large granny smith apples (may have to cut in fourths if you can't fit it down the chute whole)
1 lemon (yellow skin peeled off)
1 inch piece of ginger root (skinned removed)
Makes one 16 ounce drink

Wash all ingredients well. Start with the lemon as its the softest, then add the carrots, ginger and apples. Scrape off any foam from the top and enjoy!

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