Simple Juicing Recipes For Your New Juicer

recipes for your brand new juicerFruit or vegetable juice provides the body with the fuels needed for keeping a person active, energetic and cheerful. Furthermore, it only takes about 20-30 minutes to make any variety and as such everyone is encouraged to prepare their own fruit or vegetable juice at home rather than buying from the store.   If you have read through all the juicer reviews looking for the best juicer and have finally decided to get one, then you should be ready to give it a good work out with the juicing recipes below.

Home-made juice is much healthier than processed as the latter normally comes with extra additives and fillers that can have some harmful effects to the body. Therefore, if you want to stay safe and healthy, sticking to home-made juice is the key. Here are some new and simple juicing recipes you can follow;

Carrot, Golden Beet and Orange Juice Recipe

Vegetable juice recipes are increasingly growing popular due to the fact that they have cleansing effects. Carrot, Golden Beet and Orange juice can be enjoyed as a healthy drink. It cleanses the digestive system since it is rich in dietary fiber. The other benefit of taking the juice is, it makes one feel full for the better part of the day hence helpful for those that wish to control their eating habits for weight loss.

Ingredients

1)1/2 inch fresh ginger.
2)2 golden beets.
3)5carrots.
4)4 cara cara navels.
5)1/2 cup water.
6)3 tablespoons sugar.

Instructions

1) Thoroughly wash all the ingredients.
2) Peel ginger, carrots, beets and cara cara navels then place in juicer.
3) Turn the control knobs to set the juicer and blend for about 30 seconds before stopping to add water.
4) Repeat the same procedure until the ingredients are fully blended to fair thickness.
5) Transfer to a sizable jug and put in the refrigerator until cold.
6) Serve in cups.

Carrot Lemonade Juice

Carrot lemonade juice tastes refreshingly good and it only requires a few ingredients to make. It also makes a good base to experiment with especially for beginners. Each ingredient in this recipe blends well with almost any other ingredient so the chances of messing up are almost nil.

Ingredients

1)1 lemon (peeled).
2)1 carrot.
3)1 apple with seeds and core removed.

Instructions

1) Wash the lemon, carrot and apple thoroughly.
2) After thoroughly washing them, place in a juicer.
3) Turn the control knobs to set the juicer and juice for about 30 seconds before stopping to dilute with water.
4) Repeat the same procedure until the mixture is blended well and to fair thickness.
5) Transfer into a sizable jug and store in the refrigerator until cold.
6) Serve in cups.

Strawberry Banana Juice

This refreshingly tasty juice is made of a yummy blend of fresh strawberries, lime, ripe bananas and honey. This juice is easy to make and the ingredients readily available.

Ingredients

1)2 chopped bananas.
2)1/3 teaspoon lime juice.
3)1 cup chopped ripe strawberries.
4)2 whole strawberries with leafs. These will be used for garnishing.
5)1-1/2 tablespoons sugar or honey (honey preferable).
6)2 cups cold water.

Instructions

1) Place banana chunks and adequate strawberry pieces in blender. Leave a few pieces of strawberry for garnishing.
2) Add 1 cup water, lime juice and honey then blend until perfectly smooth.
3) Add the remainder of the water and blend again for half a minute.
4) Transfer to a jug and store in the refrigerator until cold.
5) Pour in cups.
6) Arrange the remaining strawberries on every glass rim and serve.

NB: If you want a thick strawberry banana juice, use only a cup of water whereas if you need a light one, three cups water are necessary but thick is preferable.

Spinach Apple Juice

This juice tastes good and is loaded with calcium for healthy bones, vitamin A and C which act as antioxidants to reduce aging. Spinach apple juice is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients to prepare.

Ingredients

1)2 large stalks celery.
2)1 piece fresh ginger (peeled).
3) Ice.
4)1/2 piece grapefruit (peeled with white core removed).
5)1/2 cups spinach.
6)2 green apples (sliced).

Instructions

1) Place all the ingredients in the juicer and blend until perfectly smooth.
2) Fill 2 cups with ice and pour juice in the cups then serve immediately.

Just Juice It

Juicing is a great way to treat yourself to something cool and healthy, the best of both worlds.  If you don’t have a juicer yet for your kitchen, then what are you waiting for.  Any of the recipes above will come out great with either a centrifugal or a masticating type juicer.  We prefer Omega juicing machines as they have performed well for us over the years, but that is more of a personal preference.  There are a number of quality juicers that you could use in a wide range of features and price points.  The bottom line is that there is no better time to start juicing than right now.

Want yet another recipe? Here is a quick and simple way to make a green juice.

Cool Off With These Cocktails

cocktailsThe best alcoholic mixed drinks for hot summer days or outdoor parties are full of flavor. They can be fruity, subtle, rich or just plain refreshing. Jazz up some creative twists and fiery look to your drinks. Here are some party starter alcoholic mixed drink recipes to sip this summer! There is something for everyone- sweet, bitter, salty, shaken, stirred, up and even fruit induced. So spice up your party and make your beverage a smashing success!

Ginger Shandies

This is a light, subtle and refreshing drink made with Lemonade and real Ginger. It imparts an exotic ginger bite and citrusy-lemon aroma. It is beer flavored and promises to excite the taste buds. Ginger Shandies are aimed at the “young at heart”, who wish to be cool and trendy. This pleasant and refreshing recipe serves 6. Here is the secret recipe.

In a large pitcher, pour 1 bottle chilled ginger beer.

Add 3 bottles chilled Hoegaarden beer. Mix them well.

Next, stir in 1 thinly sliced lemon.

Fill 6 big glasses with ice.

Add a few lemon slices to glasses and pour in shandy. Lemon gives your drink a bit of pop.

For garnishing, add some mint sprig in each drink. Serve chilled.

This treat is bubbling with savory flavor. It is perfect for relaxation and social situations- lounges and night clubs, beach events, social gathering and family days. The drink’s blend has a perfect crisp taste that is balanced with a sweet note.

White Wine Sangria With Summer Peaches, Lemons, Oranges And Strawberries

The version uses seltzer, white wine, peaches and strawberries. The drink isn’t just for wine lovers. This sunset colored drink is perfect for an outdoor summer party. The fruits flavors and vibrant colors will be at their best. For the recipe

Take 1 cup strawberries, halved and hulled.

Next slice 2 large oranges into 1/4 thick rings.

Slice 2 big lemons into 1/4 thick rings.

Cut 3 peaches into 8 wedges.

Place all these fruits in a large pitcher or bowl.

Add 3 bottles white wine.

Mix all the ingredients properly. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature 5 to 20 hours.

Squeeze some lemon juice in the end. When ready to serve, add some ice and 1 litre sparkling water. Serve in a glass with a ladle.

You can also tuck some mint sprigs into top of glass. Make sure that there is enough fruit in every serving. Insert a tall straw and serve ice cold. If you wish to make your ice decorative, you can add dried cherries, cranberries etc to your ice cube tray.

Sipping a frosting drink like this one can be incredibly refreshing. It just cannot get better than that!

Pink Grapefruit Margarita Drink

A must serve drink! Try this beverage to quench your summer thirst! It is a blast in a glass. The refreshing and cool alcoholic drink has just enough gusto to keep your taste buds happy. For the recipe

Pour 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice in a blender.

Add 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice and some ice.

Now blend this mixture into a puree until smooth. Pour the puree in a large pitcher.

Add 2 cups orange liqueur and 2 cups silver tequila. Stir in well.

In the end add 2 lemons cut in wedges.

If you and your guests like a salt rim on the rock glasses, then rub some lime around the glass edges. Dip the rim of each rock glass gently in a plate of kosher salt. Next, set aside the glasses to dry. Pour the mixture into them and garnish with a small slice of grapefruit. Serve chilled.

This recipe is sure to please everyone. It is an excellent drink for any outdoor party in the heat of the summer.

Be Smart

Adding a few mixed drinks into any social gathering can make for a enjoyable and relaxed occasion.  Of course you want to drink these responsibly.  We want the party to be memorable, not something we can’t recall because of blackout.  Indulge don’t overindulge is a good rule of thumb.

For a few more summer cocktail recipes, this time with gin, check out the video posted below.

Stay Cool With These Ice Cream Recipes

icecreamThere is probably no better treat on a hot day than a nice bowl of ice cream. It’s tasty, chilled, and it is a great way to just sit back and treat yourself to simple goodness. Kick back and enjoy life a little bit with some of our favorite ice cream recipes.

Making your own ice cream is not only easy, but it can be quite a creative and fun experience. Gone are the days when you need lots of rock salt and crushed ice. Now all you do is mix up your ingredients and pour into the freezer can of your ice cream maker. Then press the button and wait until the timer goes off. Fresh ingredients and no preservatives make for delicious creamy ice cream.

You can enjoy making ice cream at home and make it just like you prefer. It costs much less to do this than you would think. Here are a few recipes to get you started.

Banana Ice Cream With Chocolate Chips

Ingredients

2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup of sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup chocolate chips ( more if you prefer)
1 box banana flavored pudding mix

Preparation

Mix 1 cup of the milk with the sugar and egg yolks. Heat over medium heat stirring constantly. Cook this mixture for 9 minutes or until it thickens. Remove from the heat and let it cool.

Combine the rest of the milk, pudding mix, and vanilla together. Then stir this into the custard, banana and chocolate chips. Pour this into the ice cream maker can. Turn on and set according to the makers instructions. When its done spoon your fresh ice cream into a plastic freezer container and freeze until firm.

Peppermint Ice Cream With Mint Chips

Ingredients

3 cups whole milk
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup finely crushed peppermint candies
1 cup peppermint chocolate chips

Preparation

Mix 1 and 1/2 cups milk and the egg yolks. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat for about nine minutes. Stir this mixture constantly until it thickens. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Mix this egg mixture and extract and the rest of the milk in a bowl. Cover this and chill it an hour. Then stir in the mint chocolate chips and the crushed candy bits. Pour into an ice cream maker at this point. When its done remove and spoon into a plastic freezer container and let freeze until firm.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Ingredients

8 oz. cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup half and half
1 1/2 cups pureed strawberries

Directions

Blend all of these ingredients until smooth. Use a blender or a food processor for this. Chill the ingredients for about an hour. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker. Set the timer according to your ice cream makers directions but approximately thirty minutes.

If you have allergies to lactose or dairy products then try making this recipe instead. It is a light refreshing sorbet made with tropical fruits.

Pineapple, Mango and Peach Sorbet

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups peach pieces, diced
1 1/2 cups mango, diced
1/3 cup lime juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Directions:

Mix together two cups of the diced peaches, the mango also diced, the lime juice, and the sugar in a food processor or blender. Blend until its smooth. Pour into a bowl and stir in the remainder of the diced peaches and the crushed pineapple. Then pour this mixture into the ice cream maker. Set it for thirty minutes and check to see if its thickened. Spoon into plastic containers for the freezer to firm up.

Making ice cream at home can be a fun family activity. Most ice cream makers have removable freezer bowls so that each person can choose a different flavor if they like. When you make your own ice cream it is pure and fresh without added preservatives. Some combinations that you make are not even found in the stores.

Another good reason to use an ice cream maker at home is if you are diabetic. If this is the case and you cannot consume artificial sweeteners either, then this is the answer for you. There is a lot of natural sweetness in fresh fruit. So even if you eliminate the sugar from the mixture it will still be edible. Also, you can substitute dry milk in place of the pudding mixes. Also, tapioca can be added as a thickener if needed. Making ice cream is an experience that your family will enjoy.

Here is yet another ice cream recipe that you can enjoy.