Monday, November 3, 2014

A Recipe: The Veggie Juice



What you will need to create this delicious healthy juice:

A Juicer... (no brainer)

3/4 Swiss Chard Leaves
2 Celery Sticks

2 Carrots

2 Thumb Sized Pieces of Ginger (skin and all)

1 Beetroot (peeled and halved)

1 Quarter of Cucumber

1 Garlic Clove (peeled but whole)

1 Digustingly Handsome Boyfriend To Chuck Your Ingredients Into That Scary Looking Juicer That Let's Face It.. Could Munch Your Fingers Off! -------->

Half a Lemon (no skin)


Slowly start shoving these fresh ingredients into your juicer and watch the magic happen within seconds! I love juicing all my greens first and then adding in the beetroot and watching it change to a plum color. I'm strange.. I know. 

DIVINE I tell you.


Juicing it up in the mornings is such a healthy way to start your day. You'll be exploding with energy and vitamins - not to mention they are super tasty!

By juicing, you are able to get all of the nutrients from the veggies that are often lost in our alternate ways of cooking / eating them. 

This recipe is one that my handsome bearded fellow created himself  - and I do have to pre-warn you that the garlic is POTENT (yes, even just one clove!!) so if you're not too much of a garlic fiend like us or if you have an important date scheduled then maybe cut the garlic content down or leave it out entirely. It's up to you!

BUT - Garlic has some great benefits too that you should be made aware of before worrying about your breath when having a snog instead. 

For example: 
Garlic contains Vitamin B6 which has been proven to strengthen the immune system. 
Vitamin B6 also helps if you suffer from mood swings. 
Vitamin B6 has many cancer fighting capabilities and so garlic is well known as a cancer preventative.  

This specific juice is super strong - but super scrumptious and bursting with all sorts of flavor. 

Make your drink look pretty by adding the final touches of a leafy celery stick (just as you would in a Bloody Mary...) which I love because then I can munch on the stick while working my way through the juice. 
Make it look even more cocktail-hour-ish with a little veggie wedge on the side. We used a tomato slice for this image but you could use absolutely anything.

There you have it - the best way to start your mornings! Now drink up and enjoy!



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53 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe. The truth is that I'm not a garlic friend. I love creams and soups.

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    1. Yeah not everyone loves garlic so that's why it's optional :)

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  2. Sounds really healthy!

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  3. I'm so into juicing at the moment I love to add lots of ginger to mine.

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    1. I would have ginger in everything if I could - it's just divine!

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  4. great post!
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  5. I need to do this! I've been wanting to! And this looks yummy! I Love garlic!

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  6. well , have all other ingridients for the juice, one thing i need is a handsome man to chop my veggies
    the last time i had veggie juice , it was not tht best, think i need to try this one
    like the recipe as it does not have spinach
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  7. Hello Jade!! Lovely to meet you on my blog :) I hope you are well :) This looks really good, I should drink mor eof this kinds of stuff really, since its so good for you to drink. Love juices. Thank you so much for the sweet comment and for following too...I have followed you back with pleasure, will be wonderful to keep in touch. Have a gorgeous week doll. Kizzy xxx

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  8. Sounds like a great, nutritious way to start off the day. :)

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  9. wow i gotta make something like this, this is so healthy and looks so yummy too <3

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you do get around to making it Sarah x

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  10. Thanks for sharing! Looks delicious! And the fact that it's healthy is always a plus <3

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    1. I know - just the fact that after that we go out and have a six pack of beers and bloody marys that's the minus bwahahaa but it's fun and I enjoy it! :D

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  11. I put garlic into almost everything I eat, Sam is in the Kitchen !!? Hun you've got yourself a keeper.Thanks for sharing the recipe, I have to try this.

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    1. Hahahahaha yes my man knows how to cook amazingly!!! I actually worry we may fight over the kitchen <3

      Definitely a keeper!

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  12. that actually does look so good! x

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  13. This recipe sound great! I adore fresh made juice, every morning I drink carrot and apple juice but great idea to mix these vegetables!

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    1. Oooo yum! Since I read this comment I've been craving a nice apple like crazy!

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  14. Ohh this looks so delish!!!

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  15. This sounds delicious
    I need to try it

    Jennifer Jayne xx
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  16. I still don't own a juicer! For now we make a lot of smoothies in the blender.

    Your presentation is beautiful, it looks like a cocktail, yum!

    Silvia

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    1. I don't own one either! I borrow my mans :)

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  17. This drink sounds so healthy (obv)
    If I make one of these will I get a gorgeous boyfriend?! hahah xx

    LauraThinksAbout

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    1. Ahh Laura, they are so hard to come across aren't they?? I am so blessed to have found my one and only :D

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  18. I don't know if I would like this! I wish I would, but the thought of vegetable drinks make me feel a bit weird!

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    1. hahaha it wouldn't be for everyone :) thanks for the honesty xx

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  19. This sounds yummy! We have fresh juice most mornings and the ginger adds such a lovely kick to it! <3
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    1. I agree! Ginger is such an amazing ingredient to nearly everything!!

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  20. Absolutely love the idea of adding garlic to veggie juices! I love garlic so much, and it is SO good for you!

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    1. It really is a tasty juice - different, but tasty!

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  21. This is super inspirational as I was going to start getting into juices and uh, didn't! Oops! I'm with you on finding juicers menacing with their constant threat of slicing your fingers off ;) I'm having porridge for breakfast each morning at the moment, but I'd definitely like to step up my health game even further and introduce juices into my routine! :)

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    1. It's been AGES since I've had porridge.. I love it with a dollop of jam and some honey.. mmmm!!!

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  22. this looks and sounds delicious. we're going to have to try it out and let you know what we think!

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  23. This looks absolutely yummy! I try and drink a green smoothie daily. Love your recipe includes garlic. It's a fave of mine. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish I could drink a green smoothie daily - I always have green tea but a smoothie would be delicious! Unfortunately the juicer is my bearded fellows contraption - so I only juice when I'm by his side :) x

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  24. I never tried adding garlic to my juice, I really wanna try this just with out celery I'm allergic to it! Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe with us!
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    1. I'm sure you could substitute the celery with something else :) xx

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  25. Looks yummy! I've been trying to make more smoothies recently, this has inspired me to use different ingredients!

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    1. Thanks Alix! There's so many rad juice books out there too - really helpful.

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  26. I LOVE JUICES... but i hate the cleanup (lazy I know.. so i buy now)

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  27. I adore juicing and this looks fantastic! Normally I'm a smoothie gal since I find the cleanup easier with my vitamix but nothing beats fresh veggie juices. NOTHING. Ha :)

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