Juicing: Back in the Saddle!

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JU005-pI’ve been away from my precious, precious juicer since before my Christmas vacation, but today had the opportunity to whip up something delicious thanks to my SPUD delivery.  I ordered their “Organic Detox Juicing Box”  delivered to my home and opened up a bin full of veggie goodness.  OH!  I’d forgotten how yummy these juices are!   At the first taste, my body instantly made a happy face.  AND, it’s the perfect addition to “Total Health Month.”  What an excellent way to get a blast of vitamins first thing in the AM.

Today’s juice was kamikaze style: basically I pulled out a bunch of thing from the box and threw them into my juicer.  I made a bigger whack of juice than I usually do, as life is busy these days and I wanted to have two days worth.  Now, ideally you should drink your juices ASAP after juicing them, but sometimes we gotta make some compromises.

carrotsKamikaze Juice

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • handful of parsley
  • slice ginger

The lemon, carrot and ginger keep it sweet and zippy, while the cucumber and celery add a” clarity” taste that I really like.

Nutritional Info (this is for two servings, keep in mind )

  • 100 g of lemon (about 1) yields:
    • 88% of RDA Vitamin C (53 mg)
    • calories 30
  • 400 g carrot (about 4):
    • a whopping 1320% RDA Vitamin A  (66,000 IU)
    • 40% RDA Vitamin C (12 mg)
    • 36% Potassium (640 mg)
    • 64% Vitamin K (16.4 mcg)
    • also some B6, Folate, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Manganese
    • calories 160
  • 200 g of celery (roughly 4 stalks, though this can vary)
    • 18% RDA Folate (72 mg)
    • 72% RDA Vitamin K (60 mg)
    • 14% RDA Potassium (520 mg)
    • 6% RDA Magnesium (22 mg)
    • calories = 30
  • 100 g cucumber (1/2 medium cucumber)
    • 9% RDA vitamin K (7.2 mcg)
    • trace elements manganese, copper, potassium
    • calories = 20
  • Total calories: 240 for 2 servings

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