Over on my FB page I post a lot of pictures of the juices I make & I’ve been getting a lot messages from friends asking me for some juice recipes/info… Well, here you go:
Before I share my jugos let me share a little bit about my experience with juicing. I was born in Mexico but have lived in the US most of my life. When I was younger my family would visit Mexico quite regularly and one of the things I remember most, other than ridding on the back of a pickup truck down the Plaza & through the milpas, were the jugos frescos, the fresh juices! In every town, you would find a sandwich spot that also served freshly made juices with claims of curing all sorts of illnesses. I must admit, however, I wasn’t a big fan of the veggie juices at the time, but now as an adult I have grown to LOVE them!!
When I started training for my first marathon in 2008 I really wanted to have a clean diet, so I started making wheat grass shots every morning. I had heard they had the same amount of nutrients in one shot as 1 glass of veggie juice, I figured it would be easier to down one shot than an entire glass!! hehe… However, me being a self-proclaimed queen of experimenting in the kitchen, I decided to give other things a try. As most first time juicers, I started off with fruit juices. They were so sweet and delicious, and of course gave me that huge burst of energy I wanted before a run. I never got the “crash” some people get, but I did notice my body started craving HUGE salads about an hour after my runs. Slowly, I decided to start adding some fruit/veggie juices, and now I juice EVERYTHING!!
I’m very lucky that my neighborhood has several fresh juice places where I can pick up a juice when I’m in a hurry,
but when I have some time I really enjoy juicing. Here are a few of my favorites, ENJOY!!!
First up, Watermelon Juice!
!!This is my go to post cardio/run drink!! It’s amazing & ever since I first made it, my body has been craving it after every work out. Lucky for me, it’s summer & watermelons are everywhere at great prices. Here’s what you do:
- Wash the watermelon thoroughly
- Slice it into small pieces, you know how well your juicer can handle more difficult rinds so cut as small as you need to.
- Juice the entire watermelon, YES EVERYTHING, rind included!!! If not you’re missing out on all the amazing things it has like chlorophyll, calcium, vit C, etc….
- Serve & Enjoy!!!!
*If your juicer can’t handle the rind then it’s ok not to juice it, but if it can’t don’t be afraid & throw it in!!
NRGY Red Juice:
I love my NRGY Red Juice, the color is so beautiful & strong! In Mexico they nickname this juice “Vampiro” aka Vampire!! Can you guess why? hehe…..
-2 medium beets
-2 cups of greens(Kale, mustard, collard, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, etc… whatever you have available)
-3 small carrots
-1 lemon (rind included!)
-2 cups of grapes or 3 apples or 3 oranges
-1 medium cucumber
-2 small tomatoes or 4 cherry tomatoes
- 2 sticks of celery
This juice is a great eNeRGY boost!
Last,NRGY Green Juice! Yes, I said GREEN JUICE!!! hehe….
I don’t know why everyone is so afraid of it, it’s delicious!! I’ve made several variations of it, but here’s one of my favorites:
-4cups of greens (Kale, mustard, collard, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, etc… whatever you have available)
-4-6 small apples or 3 large apples (It also depends on the apple, some are sweeter than others, so play with the recipe)
-2 stems of celery (celery is a little too salty for me so I don’t add to much)
-2 inches of ginger (I like mine with a little more kick so I add more)
-1 bunch of parsley or cilantro
-1 medium lemon (rind & everything!)
-1 medium cucumber (optional)
Like what I’ve shared? Buy me a cup of tea, a wheatgrass shot, a cup of atole, Veggie Juice or Dessert! YUM!