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Green Chai Juice

Cinnamon? On a green juice?? Yep! This post is inspired by a juice I used to get at a downtown Seattle shop called The Juicy Café, and that combo sounded just as weird to me as it might be sounding to you right now. But, one sip and I was hooked. This recipe also calls for a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt, and there’s just something about the flavor created from that, the celery—which plays a big part—and cinnamon that just works. And it’s a fun tweak that keeps the basic green juice from getting boring. Hope you love it as much as I do! M Green Chai Juice Ready in: 5 min Yeilds: One 10 to 12 ounce juice Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber 4 celery stalks, cut in half 1/2 apple 1/2 lemon w/peel sliced off Large handful of spinach (or other greens) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of Himalayan sea salt Directions: Juice all produce together, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt. TIP: Ball up the spinach and push it through the juicer either between the other …

Pear Apple Zinger

I usually try to incorporate veggies into my juices, but every once in a while I just want a sweet liquid treat. The lemon in this juice keeps things from getting too sweet, while ginger gives it a little zing. And this one is 7-year-old, blond-pig-tailed, UW-fan-approved, as you’ll see below. I enlisted the help of one my favorite little friends for this post. Happy juicing! M Pear Apple Zinger Single Serving Ready in: 5 min Ingredients: 1 pear 1-inch piece ginger 1/2 apple 1/2 lemon Directions: Slice the rind off the lemon, and cut up fruit into pieces that fit the juicer tube. Juice it up. And put some muscle into it like my little friend. Check out the guns on that girl! 😉 Pour and enjoy! (By the way, how about that juice foam? I usually am not a fan, but with this one I think it looks really pretty!)

Pineapple-Ginger Elixir

I used to order something similar to this from a juice bar in Seattle all the time—often enough that I was able to guestimate on the ingredients so I could make it at home, too. This juice is really delicious, but is especially great when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold or flu. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it will cure you, but it’ll definitely take the edge off. I always feel better after I have a glassful. Be warned, this one is a little on the sweet side. For that reason, I use a whole lemon to give it a good balance of tartness, as well as a big piece of ginger. (I like to feel the burn when I’m a little under the weather.) If you can handle the ginger, do it—it’s great for you. But if not, do about half the amount. It’s still good for you, regardless of the dose size. Enjoy! M Pineapple-Ginger Elixer Single Serving Ready in: 5 min Yields: 8 to 10 ounces  Ingredients: 4, …

Orangie-Beet Juice

I’ve never been a big beet person, and I’m still not—EXCEPT in juices. Makes no sense, but I’ve always been weird like that. I’m also the girl who likes all things chocolate except chocolate ice cream. Why? No idea. This juice is among my favorites. The orange and carrot juice totally mellows out the, well, beetieness of the beets, and adds just the right amount of sweetness. And the color is awesome. 🙂 Enjoy! M Orangie-Beet Juice Single Serving, Snack | Vegan, Gluten-Free Ingredients: 1 small beet 1 orange 1/2 lemon 1/2-inch piece ginger Directions: Send ingredients through a juicer, pour into a glass, and sip away.