April 04, 2013


For our wedding, someone gave us a JcPenny gift card. At first I wasn't really sure what'd we'd get from there, but then I remembered seeing a juicer at Sams for 50 bucks, and I thought I'd take the chance and see if Pennys had the same brand. They did! I know you Vitamix people will be rolling your eyes at my 50 dollar Bella brand juicer, but honestly, it works just fine for my occasional juicing. I didn't want to commit to something such as a Vitamix if I wasn't sure I'd even like juicing. Turns out, I do really like it, so when this one dies, I might invest in one. I'd like to try my hand at peanut butter making.

ANYWAY, all of this to say, I'm going to be starting a new series called Let's Make Juice. The first up is real "orange" juice. Here's what you need:
Before we get started, make sure that you've thoroughly washed your fruits/veggies. Use organic if you can, because when you make juice, any/all dirt and pesticides are going into your juice in super concentrated amounts if you don't get them off. So wash those veggies and fruits!  In a juicer, add 2 large red apples (I use fiji, or pink lady!), 1 extra large orange (I used a Florida orange), and 3 carrots. I like to use the coconut water after I've juiced everything to give my juicer a clean, and push out anything still stuck in the machine. You'll be surprised what might come out with just a little extra liquid!

And that's it! Store in an airtight container (mason jar) for 3-5 days. If it lasts that long! ;)


  1. Happy Belated Birthday!
    Love this orange juice!!!!!

  2. Yum Yum Yum!
    This is making me want a juicer!
    I am a huge smoothie fan, sometimes it is more the consistency of juice, rather than a smoothie.

  3. That looks really yummy! And what a cute kid :)


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