I thought I would take some time to post a list of juicing recipes that I have found so you don’t have to “go it alone” when you begin juicing. Coming up with your own juice concoction can be fun, but its usually trial by error. To start, try using other peoples’ recipes to get an idea of what fruits and vegetables taste like when juiced together. Use other peoples experiences to guide you towards a successful juicing experience.
*Disclaimer* I have not tried all of these juices yet, but based off of the juices I’ve made so far, I know these will be good options when deciding what to juice.
Food Babes Ravishing Red Juice
Food Babes Kickin’ Kale Juice
The Little Pines 5 Green Juices
*Almost the Original Mean Green Juice, which is first on The Little Pines list, is TO.DIE.FOR. Seriously – great combo
Dr. Ben Kim’s Juice List
1/2 pear, 1/4 head of cabbage, 8 stalks kale, 4-5 stalks celery, chunk of ginger, 1-2 slices lemon
2 Kiwis, half orange, half apple, 2 large chunks of purple cabbage, 2 carrots (High in fruit, so drink sparingly)
I took this post from my blog I used over a year ago. When looking at this recipe it makes me smile. Lemon bars are a go to dessert for me, and let me tell you, I’ve tried more than one paleo recipe trying to mimic ‘the real thing’. This recipe is by far the most successful and I am not ashamed to say I could eat all of this in one sitting. If you like lemon pudding, my suggestion would be to just make the custard part of this dessert, top with whipped coconut cream and enjoy!
The request, “all I want for Mother’s Day is a chocolate dessert.” The answer, chocolate coconut cream pie made paleo. I found my inspiration for this dessert after scanning Pinterest looking for anything that stood out to me. Here is the recipe I used. I was a bit leery of using one of the main ingredients, avocado, in a dessert. I decided to give it a whirl despite my apprehensions since I’d seen other recipes do the same. I was not disappointed and am glad I took the leap and expounded my use of yet another fruit.
My main point of this blog post today is to inform you that using avocado in dessert is not as weird as I thought. Actually, it adds a decedent creamy smoothness! You couldn’t even tell there was anything out of the ordinary about this pie; in order to make sure it wasn’t just me, I kept the ingredients a secret and just said we were having coconut cream pie. Surprised smiles went around the table when I announced that the base of the pie was avocado. No one would have guessed.
If anything, I want to encourage you to step out side the normal, live on the edge with healthy eating and try something new. If your like me and face food allergies and sensitivities, don’t focus on what you can’t have but rather, focus on all the possibilities there are with the foods you can eat. In the last two weeks I’ve experimented with several new ingredients and have been delightfully surprised: plantains, chia seeds, avocado and coconut cream. It’s been exciting and fun. I invite you to join me in getting creative and try something new!