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Simple Raw Juice

My 4 year old had a fever of 102* all day yesterday so we spent the day lounging around and taking naps. When she woke up this morning she felt much better but I still felt we could use a little extra nutrition today. So I decided to dust off my juicer and make some fresh juice with ingredients we typically have on hand on a daily basis.

I make juice almost every day during the summer but during the winter, for some reason, I forget – a lot. Which seems completely counter-intuitive considering winter is probably the time we need the extra nutrients the most!

So I used these:

  • One apple
  • One pear
  • 2 large leaves of kale
  • 10 various sized carrots. A few of them were pretty small. 5 large carrots would probably be the equivalent.

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I juice the carrots whole. Place one kale leaf in the juicer and place the apple on top of the kale leaf – juice. Place the second kale leaf in the juicer and place the pear on top – juice. I have found that putting something on top of greens to juice them, produces more juice from the greens! Once done – pour over some ice!

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Yum!

My 4 year old decided she didn’t want juice today so I poured a cup of this juice in the blender with a cup of frozen blueberries and a cup of goat yogurt and blended up a smoothie for her!

And finally… save the pulp! I’ve mixed the pulp into paleo muffins and the pulp tastesΒ amazingΒ in my meatloaf recipe!

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If you’re not going to use the pulp right away – just save and freeze!

-Tarrin

Did I say juice pulp in meatloaf??? Oh yes I did…..

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