Monday, May 20, 2013

The Cheap & Easy Way to Make Your Own
Green Juice & Green Smoothies

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Cup of Deliciousness.

For awhile I was back and forth about buying a juicer.  They are so expensive I started to think that with the price of the juicer plus the price of all the fruit (and wasted product from the fruit) that I should just forget about juicing at home.

Then I saw the NutriBullet commercial... I was intrigued... I liked that it didn't take all the fiber out of the food and that it could break up nuts and seeds.  (I definitely wanted something that could grind flax seeds!)

I was talking to someone about the NutriBullet, and she said to just buy the Magic Bullet.  I was hesitant, but for $50 I figured it was worth a try!

ANDDDDD... I LOVE IT!  The Magic Bullet is definitely the best $50 I've ever spent.  I use it every single day.  I either make green juice, green smoothies, fruit smoothies, or sometimes a mixture of everything!  It is so convenient and easy to clean.  And if I don't drink the entire juice, I screw the top on and put it in the fridge.

Not to mention, you can use it for a million other things... soups, pasta sauces, etc.  Comes with a recipe group full of great ideas.  But I've been so busy juicing I haven't gotten around to it!

Furthermore, I can 100% feel a difference in myself.  I have so much more energy than I used to.  I definitely believe that getting your nutrients from actual foods is A TON better than a multi-vitamin that was created in a lab.  Your body recognizes the vitamins and minerals from real food better!

Here are some pictures of a recent juice recipe I created... and that is another great part of it... you can experiment.. take a sip... don't like it? Add some more fruit/greens/whatever you want!  You can toss them in WHOLE.  Virtually no chopping.  You can even put frozen veggies or fruits in there too.  I will start to document my juice/smoothie experiments more often, but this one turned out great!

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The Ingredients I started with: A lime, frozen pineapple, ginger root, 2 handfuls of kale, heaping Tbsp of flax seed.
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I used about an inch of ginger root

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                       I then decided to throw in a few dashes of Cayenne for good measure.
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Throw it all in the Magic Bullet cup.
Fill up with water about 3/4 of the way.
  (This is important! Otherwise it will make something of the consistency of baby food!)

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Lock into place and watch it blend!
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Voila!  (and this was after I drank some of it btw... too delicious to wait)

Here is a link for the Magic Bullet (sale price) with Free Shipping:

If you have any questions regarding the Magic Bullet, feel free to email me or comment!