Happy New Year!
I realize this is a late post, seeing as how it’s basically February and there are Valentine’s Day items popping up everywhere on the shelves, however Adam and I just got back from Indonesia last week, so it feels as if January just began. Although, we were asleep for most of the first week (hello 15 hour time difference jet-lag).
Our trip was a crazy whirlwind for the first week – planes, trains and busses. Followed by a relaxed, food paradise for our last two weeks. I’ll be putting up a few Indonesia & Bali posts in the next week or two which will include where to stay, where to eat and what to see and do if you are planning a trip there. I’ve posted my Instagram travel diary pictures along the way too.
Next to the gorgeous views and beaches of Bali, the food was the second best part of our trip. While we had to have bottled water at every restaurant, the second cheapest thing to drink (besides the $1.50 beer) was fresh pressed juices. For $3 you could get a huge glass of mixed juice. My favourite by far was called Mint Sensation, made with Pineapple Juice Lychee and Mint Leaf. Juice was available at every restaurant and coffee bar you visited. So, when we returned home I was still craving juices.
In December I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of the Cold Press Juice Bible, which was great because I had only just opened my brand new juicer this past summer. Having had it over a year (I had won it), I was flat out scared to try it. I think because I was under the impression that juicing involved a lot of rules. What to juice, when to juice it, what it meant to do a ‘juice cleanse.’ The Juice Bible breaks down the basics about juicing, including how to set up your at home juice bar, what type of tools you need, ingredients and of course what type of juicer meets your needs. The book also explains how to juice, how to store and keep your juice and the nutritional facts of juicing.
The book includes 300 recipes, categorized by meal times and includes juice cleanses you may want to follow.
If your new years resolution included trying juicing, I recommend this recipes as a great beginning. It’s sweetened naturally to ease you into the world of juicing. I use the Breville Juice Fountain Elite.
- 4 medium carrots
- 1 small beet
- 1 orange
- 1 tomato
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon ground turmeric
- optional: 2 stalks celery or 5 collard green leaves
- Add washed, prepped fruits and vegetables to your juicer per its instruction. Enjoy!
- It's best to drink your cold press juice within 20 minutes, or keep it well chilled before drinking.