Monday, January 31, 2011

Veggie Detox Juice

The other half and I are trying to be a bit healthier (and hopefully a bit thinner as a result) this year. One strategy is Meatless many fruits and vegetables and as few carbs and dairy as possible. And, of course, no meat.

One way to kick start it is this juice. We stock up on the ingredients on our Sunday produce run and then make some on Monday (and if we're feeling particularly virtuous Tuesday too) for breakfast.

(One drawback though...the other half's coworkers wanted to know if he was drinking blood.)

Veggie Detox Juice
Makes two servings.
From Bon Appetit.

2 firm bosc pears, stemmed, cut into wedges
1 3/4-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
5 medium carrots, scrubbed (about 1/2 pound), cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces
2 celery stalks, trimmed, cut into 2-to 3-inch pieces
1 baby beet, trimmed, scrubbed
1/2 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley (stems and leaves)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Push pears and ginger through juice extractor. Working in batches, push carrots, celery, beet, and parsley through juice extractor. Stir in lemon juice. Divide between two 8-ounce glasses and serve.

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