I love carrots. All kinds. Crunchy orange ones from the garden. Diamond carats that glitter a mile away. Yup. All kinds of carrots are good in my books.
My sister loves carrots too (the sparkly kind too…we’re so similar in our tastes) and she’s always buying carrot juice. When we travel, which we’re constantly doing, she’s always salivating over the idea of carrot juice. I think she’s cute. So we both end up buying the big (I mean BIG) container of juice to share. And then we realize it’s not so cute when our skin turns orange. Darling, right?
Haha, actually…we just giggle over it…because we just know a couple handsome Oompa Loompas out there will fall head over heels over us. Maybe even give us some sparkly carats?
Anyway, I promise you that this amazing drink won’t turn you orange. Unless you love it so much you keep drinking it every hour of the day for a week. I wanted it to be a little different than the traditional carrot/apple juice so I added some fresh basil and it tastes so good! Just the little twist that it needed! Serves 2 (Naturally! My sister would flip if I didn’t make her some too!)
Carrot Apple Juice with Fresh Basil
- 6 organic carrots
- 2 ½ apples
- 2 knobs of fresh ginger
- Handful of fresh, organic basil
- 1 lemon, juiced
Juice everything up in your juicer, except lemon. Stir in the lemon at the end. Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh basil.
Use nice organic carrots for juicing! The skin is thin and that’s where a lot of the chemicals/pesticides of non-organic carrots are stored. If using commercial carrots, you may want to peel them.
Even a little “organic” dirt on them…fresh from our garden. Mmmmm…nothing like growing your own!
Today: We’re shopping all day long. Groceries, clothes shopping, and bazillion other things! We have an enormous trip coming up with the family band (I’ll tell you about it soon!) so there’s so much to think about and get before we leave.
Today’s workout will be shopping. That’s okay, right? After a day of walking a few miles worth of grocery stores, malls, and sidewalks I think it totally qualifies.
In other news. I NEED YOUR HELP! My next post will be a roundup of great, healthy after-school snacks and I would so loooooove YOUR assistance! I want all your yummy ideas…comment below, post your favourite snack on my new Facebook page, or tweet me on Twitter! Food Bloggers: You can contribute too…just send me a link to one of your loveliest snacks/treats that would be great for an after-school snack!
So come on, let me know all your favourite healthy snacks?
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