Happy New Year! I took a little time off to spend winter break with my family and unplug a bit. Sometimes you just need to slow down and enjoy each moment for what it’s worth.
Do you make resolutions at the start of the year? I like to make a list of goals. It helps for me to write them down- that way I feel more accountable about keeping up with them. At the beginning of the year everyone turns toward fitness and well being. This is something that gets easier once you set simple habits into place. The more you do something, the more natural it becomes. As my dad always said “health is everything!”. I will be tending to that philosophy and bringing a bit more balance to my life.
With all that being said, I pulled out my juicer this past week and made a delicious fresh juice. My juicer was a gift my uncle gave to my parents well over a decade ago. Lucky for me they never opened the box and sent it to me. Sadly, I left it unopened for some time and figured a blank slate has arrived in 2018 and would try it out.
Carrot Apple Juice:
- 8 baby carrots (or 1-2 medium sized)
- 2 peeled and cored apples (I used Granny Smith)
- Make sure your juicer is assembled and plugged in. Be sure your produce are cleaned thoroughly. Cut produce into pieces small enough to fit into your juicers feed tube.
- Turn juicer on and use the plunger to gently direct carrots and apples through the tube. (Never use your fingers!)
- The juice will have collected into your glass and is ready for consumption.
*I use a Juiceman Jr. brand juicer (again this is at least 15 years old, but it’s a great entry level juicer.)
This glass of juice does have natural sugars, but the carrots provide beta-carotene and the apples are a good source of potassium and soluble fiber. Don’t feel guilty reaching for a glass of fresh juice. Make up a big batch and serve it at brunch. You can’t beat nature’s candy!
Thanks for reading! xo