Purple Power Juice

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Every year I like to try to do a juicing cleanse as a way to reset my body, and to be more conscience of what I am putting into it. This go round I wanted to mix up some of the juices that I would be making so that I wouldn’t get bored by the second day. The gals over at Simple Green Smoothies wrote a great article on juicing vs. blending and you can read more of the benefits of juicing here.

Juicing and having something beautiful to drink is just as important as the drink tasting good, and having nutritional value.

Because as they say, “you eat with your eyes first.” The rich merlot color of this juice is both beautiful and vibrant. And the tots will love it, why you ask? Well for those that have an aversion to green there is no hint of anything green in this drink even though it has a fair share of veggies. The beets camouflage any greens that are put into this drink, so the kiddos will never even know! And it doesn’t taste green. If you proportion it right the major taste will be apple, with low notes of the ginger and beet.

Purple Power Juice

Ingredients

Generous handful of spinach
1/2 beet plus beet tops
Ginger (about the size of a dime)
1 cup blueberries
2 apples
3 small carrots
6 strawberries

Directions

Juice all ingredients and stir. If you are not going to drink it right away, chill in the refrigerator. NOTE: I don’t bother peeling anything, and I keep the tops on the strawberries.

Makes 4 cups

Happy Juicing!

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