Sunday, Juicy Sunday

Orange, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie to start the day

Katie and I have started a new weekend routine.  For the past four weeks we have declared Sundays Juice Fast Day.  That’s correct, we consume mostly fresh juice for the entire day.  I say “mostly” because sometimes there is the occasional bottled V8 juice thrown in the mix.  We start the morning with coffee ( I know, also not juice!) and a smoothie.  Ok, all you purists out there, I confess the smoothie is not total juice.  I juice a whole fresh pineapple, thanks to the Champion juicer, and fresh oranges in the Sunkist commercial juicer. Pull out the blender, toss in a banana, pineapple, and orange juice and a splash of vanilla soy milk.  Add some crushed ice for thickening and the chill factor and blend away!  It is so good!

Mid morning comes the veggie juice combo.  Our current favorite blend is this:

Kale, carrot, celery, beet and jalapeno for a little zip.  The flavor is amazing!  Sweet, savory and a little spicy.  Perfect for the mid morning pick me up.

The Champion Juicer working it’s magic for our taste buds pleasure

Not only is this drink tasty but it is so pretty!

Served up in expensive wine glasses, this juice is beautiful as well as delicious!

Every week I save up my vegetable scraps and make vegetable stock.  You may have read my post entitled “By the Time We got to VegStock”  a few posts back, where I wrote all about the making of said stock.  Anyway, on Juice Fast Sunday I heat up veg stock, add a splash of tamari, a few shakes of Brother Bru Bru’s African Hot Sauce,  a bit of spicy hot V-8 juice and a tablespoon of miso and let it simmer until the miso goes all soft and blendable.  Then we pour big “Friends” style coffee mugs full of it and sip to our hearts content while we watch a movie or a silly TV show.  The hot liquid is really satisfying, especially when we start to get a little peckish later in the day.

The evening repast

Remember that pineapple and orange that I juiced for breakfast?  Well, we don’t use all of that juice for the smoothies, so we always have some left for staving off hunger later in the day.  The sweeter the pineapple, the better.

Fresh pineapple Orange Juice

Well, I have one more juice to share with you.  This one is nice anytime of the day, but I love it for our last juice of the day.  Organic carrot and organic Fuji Apple Juice.  OMG!  It is so sweet and heavenly!  We are so spoiled with all of the organic produce available to us here in Portland.  And Katie and I are extra spoiled because I work for a grocery store where  practically everything in the produce department is organic and locally grown!

Organic carrot and organic Fuji Apple Juice served up in chilled pint glasses

I hope I have inspired you to try drinking more juice or perhaps try the juice fast for a day.  Hey, if nothing else, how about all the pretty pictures of our cool glassware?


1 Response to “Sunday, Juicy Sunday”

  1. February 18, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Mmmmm… just the sight of those glasses of carrot/apple juice made me start salivating.

    You left out the best part… over the course of the last month, our clothes have mysteriously started getting looser on us. Either magical time traveling elves have been altering our clothes in the dead of night, or all that juice (and no solid food) on Sundays is beginning to work it’s magic on our cute figures.

    Thanks for all the juice, darling!

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