Mash-Up Monday #2 | Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well - Review & Recipe

Hello everyone & happy Monday!

I'm back today with a second Mash-Up Monday post & this one is all about the book Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores and Hayden Slater.

So, as some of you may know, I juice. Yeah, it's a thing. The juicer I own is one my boyfriend gifted me for Valentines Day (he's a romantic, that one) and it is the Bella High Power Juice Extractor - 1,000 Watts. If you happen to have any trouble with deciding which type of juicer to purchase, Juice has got you covered.

* I received this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review *

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was extremely informational and I have already gone ahead and purchased a copy for myself as I sort of "go-to" for any juicing questions and recipes I may be in the market for (pun intended).

If you are a beginner to juicing, this is the book you want in your life. It is full of juicing how-to's, recipes and breakdowns of all the vitamins and minerals you can find in almost every kind of fruit or vegetable. Juice also has recipes adapted for specific wants/needs like healthy eating or you're sick and need a pick-me-up kind of juice - it has it all!
Definitely recommend. :)

Basic info. about this book:

Name: Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well
Author(s): Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores and Hayden Slater
Review Source: Provided by Publisher (via Netgalley) in exchange for an honest review.
Publishing Company: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages
Rating (out of 5): 4.5

Recommend? Yes!

Where it can be purchased: B&N | Amazon

&& Now here is one of the recipes I adapted from Juice:

"Roots 3" Recipe:
Adapted from Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well Cookbook by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores and Hayden Slater

Ingredient List
3 Beets (the recipe calls for red beets but I had golden beets so that's what I used!)
1 Fuji Apple
1/2 Lemon, peeled (except I didn't have a lemon so I used a full Lime, peeled, instead)
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
natural sweetener - optional & add to taste

Yield: Roughly 12 oz.

Juicing is one of the easiest things to do because the machine does all the work for you. All you really have to do is wash the ingredients and prepare the amount you need.

The big tip given in regards to this recipe was to make sure that the beets are scrubbed well. No, this does not mean that you have to peel the beets (believe it or not), but you have to make sure that you give them a nice scrub as well as removing any green tops they may have come with.

Also make sure that you remove all of the peel off of the lemon or lime you are using - including the white which can make your juice taste bitter. I like to cut off the top and bottom so it stands upright on my cutting board, and then cut down the sides, around the natural shape of the lime.

I like to do the same with the ginger ; cut off a top and bottom so it stands upright, and then cut down the sides.

A tip? Make sure that you cut the apple right before placing it in the juicer. If you plan to prep this ahead of time and feel the need to cut your apple up, as well, make sure that you rub some lemon juice over it to prevent the apple from turning brown on you.

So, that's it! A simple and delicious juicing recipe. All you have to do is stick it all in the juicer and let the machine do its work!
Don't have a juicer? Blend it all up! You might just have to strain it after blending, but I promise it's worth it.

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