Monday, April 16, 2012

Old Dog (Me)...New Tricks (You)

So there are some other people out there that actually read this blog, and decided it was a GOOD idea to do a juice cleanse.  (Obviously having skipped the posts about Stage 5 - or aren't being honest about not experiencing it.....)

My friend (you know who you are **wink**) came up with a couple of awesome new recipes I wanted to share with everyone.  She got pretty adventurous with one of them with it calling for tomatoes and everything.  Now that, to a normal person, wouldn't sound at all off kilter.  To me, however, someone who can walk into the kitchen at work 2 hours after someone cut a tomato and gag fiercely, this recipe was terrifying to my taste buds.

So in the meantime of waiting for me to try the scary tomato recipe, she came up with ANOTHER one that is by FAR the best juice I've had (still didn't add any vodka...but this is the one that would get it!!).   That particular recipe is as follows:

The Breeze - due to the ease of making it, and it tastes all tropically 
  • Half a pineapple
  • 2 big oranges
  • Handful of fresh Basil

HOLY!!! This drink is good!!!!  DH was gone for a long time, and I couldn't wait to make it for him when he got home (after eating cuy on his trip - I'll wait for everyone to google that, gag fiercely, and come back).   He loved it too, and suggested that you could use mint if you didn't have basil - or wanted to try it.  We haven't done it yet, but plan to.  But I really like the basil.

So after The Breeze was so good, I figured the other one couldn't hurt me.  The list of her ingredients look perfectly normal and harmonious....but to me those letters that form the red word....ugh.   I don't think I've ever bought a tomato on purpose, but I did it.  I arranged the myriad of produce, and began juicing my little black heart out.  I would consider this juice a "meal" juice.  It is very satisfying, and filling.  It's savory, and really wonderful.  I just said that out loud (with my fingers.)   No one was more surprised than I was! My sister-in-law has been making it every morning for her DH since I tried it (she let me be her cuy)...which I don't know that I could drink this in the morning since in my mind, it is a dinner juice....but that's just me.  I'm a neurotic juicer.

Without further ado.....I present to you:

Soup in a Glass - this makes a LOT
  • 2 garlic cloves (if you really like garlic, use 3)
  • 2 kale stalks
  • big handful of spinach
  • 3 leaves of leafy lettuce
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 5 or 6 roma tomatoes
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 12 baby carrots (or 3-4 large adult ones)
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeno (no seeds)  (I didn't have this and I was so sad :( )
  • big handful of parsley
  • handful of cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chives  (I didn't have this either)
  • large pinch of oregano (be careful with this - its strong)
  • medium handful of basil

So all you new juicers, try these two new recipes - and learn like I did
 that tomatoes are almost our friends!!!


  1. LOL! Jami, I am so glad you were willing to try it tomatoes and all. I was REALLY craving soup when I made it up. You said you added an apple and I have made it again with the apple and it was pretty good. I agree it is more of a dinner juice for me too. And I have to confess, I have made "The Breeze" with vodka, it was yummy :p

  2. :) I forgot about the apple and the lemon! I fixed it to add those two things. Your comment about the Breeze made me Laugh LOUD!!! I'll have to try it ;)

  3. I know it's hard when we are concentrating on being healthy but I HAD to add vodka to that one. I am sure some of the peeps will be able to figure out who I am just by that comment. LOL! Glad you changed the soup up a bit. I had only made it once when I had sent it to you. It was only my second day of juicing, so I was far from an expert ;)

  4. Geez you two. You ALMOST make me want to juice. But alas, with four other mouths to feed (3 of them small and whiney) I despair. Maybe someday, when I'm feeling more adventurous. Of course, by then I'll have had time to amass the recipes good for vodka additives, since, well, we all know my life without vodka is not a life worth living ;)

  5. Me ;) is my friend...I'm the star of the OMGin blog :)