February 24, 2013

Sunrise Juice

Who knew that veggies for breakfast could be so  yummy?   
Have you seen Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead?  It is a documentary about Australian Joe Cross who comes to the US to embark on a juice fast for 60 days.  Through this juice fast, Joe Cross "rebooted" himself and regained his health, discontinued medication, and lost weight.  Since this documentary, a few of my friends have started juicing and raved about how it made them feel.  The film has inspired millions of people to reboot their lives and become healthier by getting fruits and veggies back into their lives.

Joe Cross visited Denver and hosted a "Meet and Greet" at Whole Foods.  Joe is a likable guy who tells it like it is.  He talked about the many health benefits from juicing, namely a quicker, more efficient way to absorb the immune-boosting nutrients in fruits and vegetables.  Most commercial juices are pasteurized and processed, which results in less nutrients.

Juicing in process!
After seeing the film and hearing so much good feedback about juicing from friends, I wanted to juice on with them.  For Christmas, I received a Breville juicer, and since then, I've been juicing away.  I juice once or twice a day and feel great with more energy.  The juices are filling and so flavorful, and I have not bought any store-bought juices since getting a juicer.

When I lived in Australia, I often visited juice bars and would get a sweet, yet tangy, orange juice.  This juice recipe is my attempt to recreate it.  It combines carrots and oranges, with ginger and lemon added for the tang.  This is my favorite juice to have in the morning because it is refreshing and energizing.

It is easy to juice!  The "hardest" part is prepping the fruits and vegetables for juicing.  I find the juicer very easy to clean, and the parts can go in the dishwasher.  Juicing is just as creative as baking and cooking, and I continue to enjoy experimenting with juices!

Sunrise Juice
Yields approximately 16 oz. of juice

4 carrots, tops cut
1" piece of ginger
3 oranges, peeled
Half a lemon, peeled

Juice all ingredients in juicer in order listed.  Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Source: A Simply Sweet Justice Original, inspired by Reboot with Joe

1 comment:

  1. Claire...I have always wanted to get a juicer. Just think of the combinations and now that spring is on the horizon....I want to lighten up even more. Do you like your Breville? Would you recommend it? I think I want to invest in one. So keep those juice recipes flowing! : )


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