I don't know about you, but lately I've been feeling the urge to clean, throw out, and start with a clean slate. My entire life seems out of whack lately, nutrition being part of that.
After rounding up a whole bunch of fruits and vegetables, I decided to create a juice recipe that had strawberry, orange and cucumber. The carrots, grapes and spring salad mix were also looking good, so I added those in as well. I juiced it on up and hoped for the best.
The result was incredible. This is a seriously delicious juice. My kids were giving me the puppy dog eyes, wanting to try it, so I poured them a drink and waited to see their reaction.
The toddler made a funny little face like he tasted a lemon - but only for a split second. He seemed to consider the drink for a few moments, and then he chugged it. Success! My daughter drank her juice down quickly as well, and bugged me all day long for more juice. I was so happy that they were digging the juice and getting more servings of fruits and vegetables in their diet. Ready for the recipe?
Strawberry, Orange & Cucumber Juice
Makes 1-2 servings
1 large cucumber, peeled and de-seeded
3-4 strawberries, tops removed
1 orange, rind removed (some pith is fine, it is nutritious)
handful of grapes
1 carrot, peeled and top & bottom cut off
handful of greens (I used a spring mix, you can use whatever you like)
1. Juice all ingredients and serve.