This is the time of year when we see the beautiful farm fresh cucumbers at farmers markets everywhere. Yum! My boys and I have been eating A LOT of them!
So many options for cucumbers, from salads to snacks and of course to making pickles!
But, since cucumbers are 96% water, how about juicing them? Yes!
- 5 medium sized cucumbers (skin on)
- 4 coin size pieces of ginger (skin on)
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Wash cucumbers and ginger well
- Run all ingredients through juicer
- Add ice if desired
- Sip on this healthy drink and be healthy!
Cucumbers are not only hydrating but also act as a deep cleanse for our bodies. They help to get rid of toxins, impurities and waste, which in turn prevents all kinds of illnesses – from digestive issues to cancer!
Cucumbers are also very dense in nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, copper and potassium.
Add some FANTASTIC benefits of ginger to your juice (hello to all the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, plus protein, iron, Vitamin B6 and C and potassium!!) and you are ready to go!
Improved energy, boosted immunity, better digestion, fantastic hydration, loads of nutrients!
Cheers to YOUR health!
Tis the season of plums, among other things;) Oh how I love to sink my teeth into these juicy, yummy fruits! But, they also taste lovely in other forms such as spreads and of course SMOOTHIES! You will love this recipe for the Plum LOVE Smoothie – easy breezy and delicious too!
- 4 ripe red plums
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
- 1 tsp raw organic honey (optional)
I have always liked radishes and knew of their nutritional benefits. Having said that, I could eat one or two of these red beauties and be done, you know? I mean, how many radishes can a person eat in one sitting? 😉
I recently heard of the exceptional benefits of radishes when it comes to kidney health and dissolving kidney stones. And since I need help in that department (lucky me!), I thought, I must increase my intake!
I started to experiment with juicing radishes and guess what? I can drink a whole bunch in one sitting;) Ha! If you’re looking for a nutrition packed juice, this one is a definite option for you!
- 1 bunch radish (approx. 10)
- 1 lemon
- 1 apple (any apple will do, but the sweeter the better!)
The weather has been SO hot around here lately! Not complaining, not complaining! But, man it has been HOT! So what’s a girl to do? Make some yummy juice, of course;) Have to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
This Mango Juice Delight recipe is the easiest, quickest way to make a yummy juice for you and the family. Your kids will love it AND you can easily serve it to guests in pretty wine glasses, or just treat yourself!
- 4-5 ripe mangoes
- coconut water
Today’s juice recipe is SUPER exciting! I have collaborated with the fantastically talented Lisa of Lismore Paper Co., who has created the beautiful art for this post. I am SO thankful! Take a peek Lisa’s site to find out more about her creativity!
I remember spending summer days on my grandparents’ farm, picking red currants off their shrubs. Mind you, at that time, it was intense labour for my family, as my grandparents had A LOT of shrubs! Just doing one was loads of work! Each family member had a little stool and a bowl and we sat around and picked, picked, picked. Ate some in between, of course. You can’t beat that taste. Hence, when red currants are in season, I absolutely must have them!
A lovely Red Currant and Peach Juice is SO good and super good for you! Plus, it’s easy breezy to make!
- 3 cups red currants
- 3 ripe peaches
It’s been REALLY HOT around here in the past few weeks and hey, I’m not complaining! After all, we have pretty cold winters in Canada and we anxiously await these summer months. But, when it’s this hot, hot, hot, you need to take care of your body and keep it nice and cool. Don’t want to dehydrate! And while water is always fantastic, a nice juice filled with vitamins and minerals is a lovely way of getting you cooled, feeling great AND healthy!
- 5-7 medium-sized carrots
- 1 lemon
- Small bunch mint
Have you been cherry picking this season yet? I don’t know about your part of the world, but here in my little world, the cherries are absolutely BEAUTIFUL this year! I love fresh sweet cherries, and my kids love them too. Albeit Daniel loves them a lot more than Dominick;) Either way, they are a staple in our kitchen when in season!