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Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

blueberry ginger smoothie

Great minds think alike, right? So when my friend Camille Styles posted this recipe last juice January, I flipped for it. Now I’m adding it to my roster for this cleanse.

I love it especially for breakfast. Try this Blueberry Ginger Smoothie.

She’s right, your lips might be Smurf blue, but it’s winter, so what the heck? Blue lips are expected in January.

Thanks, Camille! Happy juicing!

xx

 

 

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Color + Intuition = Daily Juice Meditation 1

Jane's Juice

Hello! I hope Juice January is going well. During the holidays, I went to visit my good friend Diane. She had a houseful of relatives running around which was fun, festive, and a bit chaotic; just the way I like it.

Diane’s sister, Jane, was making her juice for everyone, and of course, put a glass down in front of me. I took a big sip and was thrilled to find it was incredible. Delicious, fresh, and green. I asked Jane what was in it, and she quickly rattled off the ingredients and let me know that she juices everyday. Of course it was a no brainer to add her to the roster for Juice January. So here she is:

Jane Zalutsky is fun full of energy…probably from her devote juice habit. Read about Jane here.

I think you will love her juice recipes, but mainly you will love her juice philosophy; it certainly spoke to me.  I will be posting 2 of her recipes, one orange and one green, one this week and one next week. Give them a try and leave your comments for us below. We would love to hear what you think and how your January Juicing regime is going.

Take it away, Jane:

I start my day thinking about color. Is it an orange day or a green day? Sometimes it’s pink or pale chartreuse. But mostly it’s orange or green. And then it’s about trusting my intuition, what’s in the house, what’s local and in season, and what’s the essence of freshness? Starting my day this way is relaxing and stress relieving. 

Jane's Juice

So here are the basics.

Orange juice always* has:

– 1 peeled lemon
– 2”-3” chunk of ginger
– 2-4 oranges, peeled
– 4-6 carrots
– 1-2 apples (any red variety)
– 1”-2” chunk fresh turmeric root

*For those of you using a Nutribullet, add 1 cup of water and reduce the ingredients by 1/2 since the capacity in a Nutribullet is smaller. Jane uses a Breville Juicer.

And sometimes I add:

– Papaya, peeled
– Sweet potato
– Cantaloupe melon

Thanks Jane! xx

Jane

 

 

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Its’ January…It’s Juice…It’s Juice January


Every year I love to share the 21 day juice semi-cleanse I do in January. The reason I call it a “semi-cleanse” is because I actually eat a little while juicing. I don’t like the idea of just drinking juice and not chewing + its the best way to get some protein into your fast with using the powdered version which I am not a fan of. In our house it’s come to be known as “Juice January”.

I dust off the Breville Juicer and harvest my kale from the garden, visit the farmers market to stock up on carrots, celery, ginger, beets, cucumbers and apples, pears and herbs like parsley and cilantro. I load my refrigerator with freshly juiced concoctions. I become the mad scientist of juice all of January. This year I will I will share recipes and my meal suggestions.

Here’s how it you get started.

Start on January 1st. end on the 21st. Drink plenty of water along with the juice.
* and No Alcohol for 21 days.{yep that’s right no drinkies and you know that’s a killer for me}

Daily Regime

Breakfast- Drink tea of coffee limit 1 cup. * you may eat 1 cup plain yogurt + 1/2 cup cereal or 1 egg scrambled.1 8 oz. glass of water.

*Make your juice right after breakfast! *You only need to make your juice once per day. Note* I have to-go cups so I can transport my juice if I am working on location.

10:00 a.m. Snack 2 cups Juice

12:00 p.m. Lunch- 2 cups Juice

2:00 p.m. Mid day snack 2 cups Juice

Dinner- 5:30- 6:30 mixed salad, and 1 cup serving of protein chicken, lean beef or fish, saute fresh vegetables with 2 teaspoons olive oil.

I also love soup as a dinner option and I wil be posting yummy healthy recipes along the way + some of my favorite juice combo recipes.

I like having some protein for breakfast and for dinner as well.
I have found this is a pleasant way to pass the 21 days without starving.

This is a 21 day regime that I do, please be advised that you should be in good health to try this Juice semi-fast
I will say that the first week is hard, the second week is much easier so hang in there, and by week 3 it’s enjoyable.

To grow Kale, you can just pop a kale plants into a few pots. I have a garden and kale has a substantial presence since it’s one of my favorite vegetables.

Let me know how it goes and any comments you might have about the recipes.

Would love to hear what you do for your January Juice regime.

Happy Juicing, I look forward to hearing from you!

Basic Juice Recipe:

Kale and Apple Ginger Juice
yields about 6-8 cups {depending on the apples}

2 large bunches of kale, {about 6-8 cups chopped}
4 apples with the peel
2 inch piece of ginger
1 cup of parsley

Place everything through through the tube of your juicer place in a glass pitcher and place into the refrigerator. I drink it all in one day. * Note it’s only good for one day. Toss and start again with fresh fruits + veggies each day.

I continue to do my exercise regime you should be working out as well. You will be amazed at the energy level you have!

Follow me on twitter @AJstylist for updates and tips. and remember to hashtag #happyjuicing

beautiful juice photo from ravishing raw

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