Juicing Ahead: Soulful Sunday

Hi beauties! Happy Sunday. My weekend was packed full of pure love and I wanted to end it with a bang. Each Sunday my closest girlfriends come to my home and we have “Soulful Sunday”. We pick a recipe we’ve never made before (jarred salads etc.) and we also juice. We drink wine, dance around to oldschool hip-hop, discuss fun things we learned over the week, and laugh our asses off.

The beautiful women who I’m blessed to call my best friends add so much value to my life. They say you reflect the 5 people you spend the most time with. I truly hope that is true because I’d be honored to have the love and light that the women in my life carry and create.

Tonight we made 3 different juices. Becca and Ryanne are new to juicing and I’m so excited that they trust me enough to let me guide them into the juice world! I’ve been a juice-junkie for years. It makes me extremely happy that I get to help my loved ones ease into it. Anyway, I’ll stop chatting and get to the important stuff: the recipes.

Each recipe is my own creation and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t proud of them! However, I can’t take full credit for the first one I’m going to share with you because Becca was the mind behind the magic. They each turned out delicious (and so pretty)

Pride Juice

Pride Juice

  • 2 lbs of apples (pink ladies)
  • 1 Pineapple
  • 2 1/2 lbs of carrots
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • Handful of Italian Parsley
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 Navel Oranges
  • 1 Mango
  • A heaping dash of pride and equality

Yields 3 quarts (fills 6 pint sized mason jars)

Make sure to core the apples prior to juicing them. Interesting fact: Apple seeds do contain a small amount of cyanide, which is a lethal poison, but you are protected from the toxin by the hard seed coating. If you eat whole apple seeds, they pass through your digestive system relatively untouched. If you chew the seeds thoroughly, you will be exposed to the chemicals inside the seeds, but the dose of toxins in an apple is small enough that your body can easily detoxify it.

Also, pineapple kicks ass. Want to know why? Read this info from Medicalnewstoday.com

One cup of fresh pineapple chunks contain approximately 82 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams ofcholesterol, 2 grams of sodium, 22 grams of totalcarbohydrate (including 16 grams of sugar and 2.3 grams of fiber) and 1 gram of protein. 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks provides 131% of your vitamin C needs for the day, 2% of vitamin A needs, 2% of calcium and 2% of iron.

Fresh pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which has been used in studies to determine it’s effectiveness in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth and shorten recovery time following plastic surgery.

This juice is delicious and I was pleasantly surprised by the calm, sweet taste. Plus it’s packed with some powerful stuff and PRIDE! (In honor of Gay Pride this weekend in Salt Lake City) We plan to make this for Pride every year now. The best part? We can add vodka and get my guncles to drink it. Recover and rehydrate while you get your drink on ;)

Pepp-y Morning Juice

SoulfulSunday#2Juice

  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers (do not de-seed)
  • 3 lbs of apples (granny smith)
  • 2 Large bunches of organic kale
  • Parsley (handful)
  • 1 Lemon

Yields 2 quarts (4 mason jar pints)

This was my first time making a juice with bell pepper. I’ve used jalapeno in my juice in the past but that’s a bit different. Bell peppers have quite the list of benefits. Go ahead and read about them if you’re interested. I wont shove too many food facts down your throat…

“Oh Snap!” Ginger Juice

  • 1 Small seedless watermelon
  • 4 Oranges
  • 3 Thumbs of Ginger
  • Half a pineapple
  • 4 larege carrots

Yields 6 mason jars (3 quarters)

Click HERE for a wonderful article about 8 amazing health benefits of watermelon. I love ginger and it is honestly a beautiful thing to consume. It’s a staple in India and they use it as an Ayurvedic natural remedy. I’ve always loved ginger juice or tea because it helps with my sensitive stomach. It also adds a bit of a kick to juice which is where “Oh Snap!” came from. Ryanne said that’s what her thoughts are after drinking it, ha!

 

Alright folks, that’s all she wrote for now. I’m exhausted and I have yoga in 4 hours. If you choose to make any of these please let me know what your thoughts are! I’d love to see your creation. You can tag #ToBeHerOwn on instagram and I can find them :) Tomorrow I’ll post my recipe for my new favorite salad and homemade dressing… amazeballs. I’m so excited to talk greens with you! Have an amazing Monday my loves.

 

Namaste,

Bee

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