Category Archives: Juicing

Vegetable Juice

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On the site JUICERECIPES they have a calculator to figure what you are really drinking in term of vitamins, minerals, calories.. you can find it HERE

So in the juice (3 1/2 cups, about 2 large glasses or 3 small glasses) I just made there is…

–  152 calories,

–  57 % Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

–  138 % DV of Vitamin C,

– 55 % DV of iron

– 15 % DV of Calcium

– 10 g of proteins

and much more.

Yesterday I made some vegetable juice for my husband since he’s a fan of V8 kind of juices. We added some pink salt, pepper and Tabasco (to add a little heat) and he told me that it was a million times better than the one from the stores 😀 Before buying a juicer, we used to make vegetable smoothies, it was super delicious too, but the texture is way more fun in the juice form, hehe.

Servings

3 1/2 cups

Ingredients

* 2 celery stalks

* 1 green onion

* 4 small carrots

* 1 green bell pepper

* 5 yellow tomatoes (and few small cherry tomatoes)

* 1 onion

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Directions

* Wash all the veggies. Peel the onion, core the pepper and cut all the veggies.

* Juice.

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Citrus Juice

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On the site JUICERECIPES they have a calculator to figure what you are really drinking in term of vitamins, minerals, calories.. you can find it HERE

So in the juice (2 cups, about 2 glasses) I just made there is…

–  252 calories,

–  24 % Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

–  263 % DV of Vitamin C,

– 12 % DV of iron

– 19 % DV of Calcium

– 5 g of proteins

and much more.

Awww the other day the oranges and the grapefruits were in sale at the supermarket so I bought many… we ate a lot, haha (the kids are BIG fans of oranges and usually I’m not the biggest grapefruit fan but don’t ask me why, since I’m pregnant I started to love like crazy that fruit..) but I decided to juice some too. The result was very delicious. Usually I try not to put too much grapefruit in my juices/smoothies/recipes because my husband don’t like that a lot, but this time he liked the juice a lot! Yeah!

Servings

2  cups

Ingredients

* 4 oranges

* 1 pink grapefruit

* 1 lime  (I kept the skin on)

* 1 medium apple

(I added an apple to add a little sweetness in all that acidity)

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Directions

* Peel and cut the fruits. (Except for the lime and the apple, I left the skin on)

* Juice.

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Papaya, Orange & Lime juice

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On the site JUICERECIPES they have a calculator to figure what you are really drinking in term of vitamins, minerals, calories.. you can find it HERE

So in the juice (2 1/2 cups, about 2 glasses) I just made there is…

– 176 calories,

–  18 % Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

–  301 % DV of Vitamin C,

– 13 % DV of iron

– 14 % DV of Calcium

– 3  g of proteins

and much more.

Right after I did the papaya-mango juice, I did this one. they are both so delicious. The other day I bought a very large papaya for like 2,50$, I was super happy about that, hehe.

It’s another awesome juice to bring sunshine and happiness to the cold weather. It’s super sunny today, it’s a very beautiful day.. but when I look outside, everything is covered in snow. Tropical fruits always makes me happy, is it the tons of vitamins in them or just the fact that I love them a lot.. don’t know, but one thing is sure, this juice is good for me (and for you too!)

I’m totally addicted to juicing now, haha! But I’ll continue to do smoothies too since it’s super healthy and delicious too. Talking of smoothies, yesterday I sliced and froze 6 bananas. It’s way cooler to use in a smoothie than water or ice, yay!

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Just in front of me when I’m at the computer, there is that quote from an unknown person.. I wanted to share it with you all because I strongly believe in that quote. Each day we change, we evolve, we are older after each breath we take.  I think we have to be the person we want to be, the person who makes us truly happy. Now that I’m working out seriously (tomorrow I’ll start my 4th week) it means even more to me. It was time for me to create a new me. To take time for me, to be happy, to be healthier than ever.

Each day, multiple times, I look at that artwork and told myself to continue in that journey to be happy.

Servings

2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

* 1/2 large ripe papaya, peeled, seeded

* 2 large oranges, peeled

* 1/2 lime  (I kept the peel on)

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Directions

* Cut the fruits.

* Juice.

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

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Papaya & Mango Juice

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On the site JUICERECIPES they have a calculator to figure what you are really drinking in term of vitamins, minerals, calories.. you can find it HERE

So in the juice (1 1/3 cups) I just made there is…

– 228 calories,

–  19 % Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

–  280% DV of Vitamin C,

–  13 % DV of iron

– 8 % DV of Calcium

– 3  g of proteins

and much more.

What an awesome combination, both mango and papaya are awesome fruits! they are so fresh, so colorful, they kind of bring sunshine in the cold Canadian winter, yay!

Servings

1 1/3 cups

Ingredients

* 1/2 large ripe papaya, peeled, seeded

* 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cored

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Directions

* Cut the fruits.

* Juice.

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

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Beet & Pineapple Juice

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On the site JUICERECIPES they have a calculator to figure what you are really drinking in term of vitamins, minerals, calories.. you can find it HERE

So in the juice (3 cups) I just made there is… (It’s like 2 big glasses)

– 273 calories,

– 28 % Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

– 187 % DV of Vitamin C,

– 36 % DV of iron

– 8% DV of Calcium

–  6 g of proteins

and much more.

I love beets.. A LOT!!!!!! And I love pineapple a lot too, so hey it’s like the perfect combination for me, hahaha! During our honeymoon in the dry region of Los Cabos, Mexico in 2012, I used to drink plenty of beet-pineapple juice (I got pregnant with my son at the same time, haha! Just the perfect holiday), so drinking that juice reminds me of these great memories. Mmmm that juice was delicious!!!

I peeled the beets since I bought them without the leaves and their skin were kind of dry.. but next time I’ll use beets with their greens (that I will juice too)

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Servings

3  cups

Ingredients

* 1/2 large ripe pineapple

* 5 small beets (or 3 medium size)

* 1 apple

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Directions

* Wash, peel (pineapple & beets), core (for the apple) and cut the fruits/veggies.

* Juice.

* Pour the juice into a strainer (over a bowl), because the beet and pineapple kind of make foam.

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Mango Pulp Muffins

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Since I bought my omega juicer I’m wondering what to do with that pulp… (and don’t tell me compost.. during winter, it’s suppppppper cold here, so it’s not really possible to compost outside during the winter., hehe) so I decided to try to use some of the pulp in recipes. For this one I used the mango pulp, but next time I’ll try baking with the pineapple pulp, since they are more wet than apple pulp for example.

I was glad I tried because I love them, hehe. Big boy Auguste wanted a bite too and I think he loved them too, haha!! Silly big boy, he love to eat everything! (Including dirt from plants, rocks, paper.. irshh, haha)

Since I’m working out and losing weight the mini muffin pan was just perfect, that way I don’t eat too much big muffins, hehe!

Servings

12 mini muffins

Ingredients

* 1/4 cup mango pulp

(I kept the mango pulp when I made homemade juice this morning)

* 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

* 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce

* 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

* 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional, you can use nuts instead, or just nothing)

(If you want the recipe to be vegan, make sure there is no milk in the chocolate you use!)

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(I’m now using a new brand of organic coconut oil, since my last jar is empty. I found that super big jar at Costco the other day and instead of being 18$, it was 13$ (yay! another awesome bargain). )

Directions

* Preheat oven (350′F)

* In a bowl or a stand mixer, combine the pulp, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and applesauce. Mix well.

* In another bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda.

* Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, then mix. Stir in the chocolate chips (or nuts or just nothing, hehe).

* Spoon the mixture into mini muffin pan and bake. (I’m always using silicone! No need to throw papers!)

* Bake for about 11-12 minutes. If a toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are ready.

* Enjoy!

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Tropical Juice

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On the site JUICERECIPES they have a calculator to figure what you are really drinking in term of vitamins, minerals, calories.. you can find it HERE

So in the juice (3 1/2 cups) I just made there is… (It’s like 2 big glasses)

– 360 calories,

– 22% Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

– 324% DV of Vitamin C,

– 19% DV of iron

– 11% DV of Calcium

– 17 % DV of Vitamin A

– 5 g of proteins

and much more.

Awwww homemade is always the best, hehe!

I’m really glad I finally bought a juicer. Homemade juices are just way too good! I’m not only talking of the taste, but it’s good for your body too!

I’m a big pineapple juice fan and I’m very pleased with this homemade juice, yay! Can’t wait to give a glass to my husband (he’s sleeping, hehe), I’m sure he will love it!

Today I tried something new (well juicing was kind of new for me too, hehe) I used the mango pulp in a muffin recipe.. they are good, hehe! I’ll post the recipe right after this one.

Have a nice sunny day!

Servings

3 1/2 cups

Ingredients

* 1/2 large ripe pineapple

* 1 large ripe mango

* 1 orange

* 1 apple

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Directions

* Wash, peel (for the orange, mango and the pineapple), core (for the apple) and cut the fruits.

* Juice.

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

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I had to sit down my big boy Auguste near the juicer because he’s super curious and was super mad that he wasn’t seeing what was happening, hehe!

Kiwi & Mango Juice

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On the site JUICERECIPES, they have a calculator to figure what you are really drinking in term of vitamins, minerals, calories.. you can find it HERE

So in the juice (3 cups) I made this morning there was…

– 346 calories,

27% Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

– 312% DV of Vitamin C,

– 15% DV of iron

– 13% DV of Calcium

– 17 % DV of Vitamin A

– 5 g of proteins

and much more.

How awesome is that!?!

This time the taste is way sweeter (not like the carrot juice I posted before, hehe)

Servings

3 cups

Ingredients

* 1 ripe mango

* 3 kiwis

* 2 apples

* 1 orange

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Directions

* Wash, peel (for the orange and the watermelon), core (for the apple and the pear) and cut the fruits.

* Juice.

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Carrot & Fruit Juice

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The other day I finally bought a juicer (awwww after all these weeks I was talking about juicers with my husband, haha)

I was so excited to received it!! 😀 Yay! Finally I’m able to do juices to, not only smoothies (but hey, I love smoothies.. a lot!)I decided to buy an Omega 8005 juicer because the reviews were very good and that I trust that brand. I’m reading the juicing book that I bought at the same time and also looking all over the internet to find cool and delicious ideas. If you have some, please share them with me, hehe!

This morning I found a website that calculate everything there is inside the juice you’re making, I mean, vitamins, calories.. You just have to click HERE. They have tons of awesome recipes, but the calculator tool is just fantastic!

With that, I was able to learn that in the 3 1/4 cups of juice I made, there was:

– 307 calories,

29% Daily Value (DV) of potassium,

– 260% DV of Vitamin C,

– 20% DV of iron

– 15% DV of Calcium

– 56 % DV of Vitamin A

– 5 g of proteins

and much more.

How awesome is that!?!

It was the first time I was really juicing, well not really.. back in the days I had a very basic juicer but it was working like crap, haha! So first time for the real deal. Next time, I’ll go smoother on the carrots.. hahaha! What a STRONG taste!!!!! My husband loved the juice a lot. I found it very good, but very strong.

It’s just the beginning of a love story between me and the juicer 😉

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Today I start the second week of my new life, exercising, juicing, eating less, awww I feel AWESOME! Last time I weighted myself (4 days after starting) I was already at -2 pounds. YAY! Each day I want to do more and more exercise, I’m so motivated, it’s making me happier! I’m doing the P90 program, squat challenge and elliptical each day.

I took pictures at the beginning, can’t wait to take new ones after 1 month 🙂

Servings

3 1/4 cups

Ingredients

* 1 large carrot

* 3 kiwis

* 1 apple

* 1 orange

* 1 pear

* A large slice of watermelon (about the size of two apples)

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Directions

* Wash, peel (for the orange and the watermelon), core (for the apple and the pear) and cut the fruits.

* Juice. (To prevent your juicer to be clogged, juice smooth things, then something hard like a carrot, then another smooth fruit.)

* Serve and Enjoy.

You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.

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