Happy New Years Eve!! What a year 2013 has been for me! I kicked off last year with an engagement in Las Vegas, and I will be ushering in 2014 back where it all began (well, in 11 days anyway) for my bachelorette party/birthday weekend.
I have no doubt in my mind that 2014 will be another exciting and fulfilling year for me, and I hope it is equally just as wonderful for all of you!
In order to kick off the new year feeling both healthy and energized, I created this bright and refreshing Beta Booster Juice.
Carrots are known to be the golden juice of healing. Perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant beta-carotene, these delicious root vegetables also supply us with a wide variety of other health-supporting nutrients, such as thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, manganese, potassium and vitamins A, C, and K.
With their natural sweetness and vibrant orange tone, carrots make a perfect vegetable for juicing, and when combined with the flavors of apple, orange, pineapple and lemon, this beta booster juice tastes like paradise in a glass. A pinch of turmeric adds a peppery, warm flavor reminiscent of orange and ginger, while providing anti-inflammatory benefits that help to both treat and relieve a wide variety of ailments. Turmeric has been used for centuries in both Chinese and Indian medicine in the treatment of digestive problems, infections, and even some cancers. It has also been discovered to be an effective treatment for those suffering inflammatory bowel disease.
After doing my Suja Juice 3-Day Cleanse, I really wanted to mimic the flavor and benefits of my favorite Suja juice, Fuel. I think this juice tastes remarkably close to the actual Suja product, and I am positive that this ultra healthy juice will become a new morning staple for me. This recipe should make you around 16 oz. of juice or slightly more. Be sure to drink this juice immediately after you make it, just as you should with all freshly juiced juices, to ensure that they remain fresh and do not become contaminated. Most store-bought juices have been treated through the process of pasteurization (with the exception of Suja) to destroy any harmful bacteria. Because the freshly squeezed juice you prepare at home has not been pasteurized or treated, it can potentially grow dangerous bacteria if you don’t drink it right away.
- 5 handfuls of baby carrots or 9 full size carrots; rinsed and peeled
- 1 fuji apple
- 1 orange; peeled
- Half a lemon
- 1 slice pineapple
- ⅛ tsp. turmeric
- Combine all ingredients in an electric juicer, except for the turmeric.
- When finished, combine all juice in a large pitcher and stir to evenly mix.
- Add in turmeric and stir until dissolved.
- Drink immediately. Juice should make about 16 oz. total. Discard or drink any extra juice as it will not save in the refrigerator.