The Starburst Juice

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Starburst Juice

Prep Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 5 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 5 red carrots
  • 2-3 leafs of kale
  • 1 red beet
  • 1/2 inch of ginger
  • 1/2 red grapefruit 1 apple
  • 1/2 lemon

Directions:

  1. Wash and chop produce to fit into electric juicer.
  2. Place all ingredients into juicer and juice.
  3. Serve right away.

The Holiday Reduce Juice

Recipe and Photo by Sarah O'Toole of Cooking With CSA

The Holiday Reduce Juice

Prep Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 5 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 leaves of Chard
  • 2 persimmons
  • 2 Carrots
  • 3 Apples
  • 2 Kiwi
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 to 2 inches of ginger

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in an electric juicer and juice.
  2. Serve right away.

Triple Produce Smoothie

It’s so easy: chop, blend and drink. Any fresh greens work if you don’t have chard, including kale, spinach or arugula. You can also try different berries, such as raspberries or blackberries. Basically, any berry with tartness will pull this mix together.

Ingredients:

  • 2 leaves of chard
  • 1 large (or 2 small) orange, peel removed.
  • 1.5 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Green Grapefruit Juice

Hot days often mean I don’t feel hungry, but I know that I need nutrition and hydration. I make this healthy juice and sip it during the afternoon. Substituting blood orange for grapefruit makes a sweeter version.

Ingredients:

1 grapefruit (sweeter alternate: 1 blood orange)
2 cucumbers
3 carrots
4 leafs of kale

Directions:

Process all ingredients into juicer and serve immediately or refrigerate. Keeps for 24 hours.

Makes 1 serving
Takes 5 minutes

Green Grapefruit Smoothie

Summer berries and greens blend into a refreshing juice. Add protein powder if you want a meal replacement.

Ingredients:

  • 4 leafs of kale or chard
  • 1 grapefruit, juiced
  • 1⁄4- 1⁄2 cup water (depending on how juicy your grapefruit is)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 dates

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and serve.

Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

In honor of National Iced Tea Day, here is a recipe using fresh strawberries in season. Combined with basil, the tea feels cooling and refreshing with a modest lift from the tea.

This recipe and photo first appeared on MarthaStewart.com and was modified to include seasonal ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 8 black or green tea bags
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved (quartered if large)
  • 1 cup water, plus more for steeping
  • 1/2 cup honey (or equivalent sweetener)
  • 1 cup fresh basil, plus more for serving
  • Ice, for serving

Directions

  1. STEP 1Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags, and let steep for 5 minutes.
  2. STEP 2Place strawberries in a bowl. Bring water and honey to a simmer in a small saucepan, stirring until honey melts. Remove from heat, add basil, and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain over strawberries; discard basil. Toss to coat. Let stand until cool, about 25 minutes. Combine strawberries (with syrup) and tea in a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice, and garnish with basil.

Sweet Vegetable Juice

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Recipe & Photo by Sarah O’Toole of Cooking with CSA

Ingredients:
  • 3 leaves of kale
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • 2 apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 leaves of mint (reserve for garnish)

 

Directions:
  1. Wash and chop all produce.
  2. Place all ingredients, leaving out the mint in an electric juicier.
  3. After juice is made add mint and mix well.
  4. Drink immediately.