I love juicing. My juicer has not gotten the miles that it was expected to get by now. Although it is at hand reached, I am not using it as much as I should. I bought my NutriBullet juicer many months ago and so far I have no complaints. When I juice and if I don’t follow the recipes provided in the recipe book, I just add what ever I find that would taste right. I have not been disappointed so far which says a lot.
I have finally decided to add some mileage to my juicer and I have taken a pledge to juice at least once a day to rejuvenate my joints and muscle. So yesterday I started with carrot, beet, nectarine, ginger and apple juice. Many of the recipes in the NutriBullet guide have water added. My recipe did not originated from the NutriBullet book and therefore not obligated to add water. There is only one reason I added apple juice instead of water. Taste! I did not want the juices from the fruit and veggies to get to diluted and have a watery taste. I added the apple juice because I did not want to use sugar or honey and because I ran out of apples. I call that improvising. Right!
What should I call this drink I created? What about “Pick me up blast”? That’s not bad at all considering that I felt more energized the entire day. I guess that it, no changing the name now. By the way I use a 100% apple juice with no sugar added. The results were unexpected.
I also did not use honey or sugar or other types of sweeteners because I am trying desperately to cut down on sugar. This is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I don’t indulge myself in sweets and candies but I love adding honey or sugar in my drinks and specially teas. Oh, I love a great tasting hot tea with a hint of honey!
To start my pledge here is my own creation I call Pick Me Up Blast. Enjoy!
Pick Me Up Blast Juice
- 1 carrot
- 1 pitted nectarine
- 1 small beet
- 1- inch piece of ginger root
- Apple juice 100% apple juice with no sugar added
- Add fruit, veggies and ginger to ingredients, Fill to the max line with
- apple juice. Blend until smooth and enjoy!