Get Your Free Week Trial Today! | 317-407-4512
BLOG

Juice Recipes and Tips – Bite Me!

For our wedding in December, Katie and I received a juicer. We hadn’t had a chance to really try it out, so this past week we pulled it off the shelf and decided to give a few recipe ideas a try. As a disclaimer, I’ve never made juice before, and typically find that any green juice is just way too grassy for my taste. However, I also knew that when rushing out of the door in the morning to get to the CrossFit box, a vitamin and mineral packed drink can be a very easy way to get lots of healthy nutrients into my macros without having to cook up vegetables before 6 a.m.

Katie and I made two juice recipes: beet and carrot, and what we’ll call “green juice,” because it was a combination of multiple green vegetables and fruit. The main thing I learned is this: when making this, you want something sweet, something tart, and something earthy. After that, you can really run down a lot of different paths with your juice. Whatever is about to go bad in the fridge that may work, toss it in! Experiment and have fun with it, and if you’d like to start with my juice recipes, they are below.

Beet Juice Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Beets, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lb. Carrots
  • 1/2 Medium Green Apple

Steps:

  1. Peel your beets using a very sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Be sure to keep as much of the meat as possible, by only peeling the outer layer. Cut in half twice, and set aside.
  2. Wash your carrots very well, and cut to fit your juicer. Set aside.
  3. Cut and core your apple, but leave skin on.
  4. Starting with the beets, juice each item and mix the juice to a homogenous mixture. Chill and enjoy!

Green Juice Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon, peeled and halved
  • 1 1/2 Medium Green Apples, cored and halved
  • 2 Large Cucumbers, halved
  • 1 Bunch Kale

Steps:

  1. Wash all ingredients throughly before using. This is especially important with unpeeled vegetables (like kale) that can have dirt trapped in the leaves.
  2. Starting with the kale, juice everything by working in as big of batches as possible. I found that stuffing a lot into the juicer at once seemed to create the most liquid from each vegetable.
  3. Swirl the pitcher to combine, and chill thoroughly before drinking.

One final note on juicing. Making your own juice can be expensive. The way I get around this is to buy the produce which is on sale because it is on the verge of going bad. This produce is always cheap, and will juice perfectly.

Other Posts You Might Like

How to journal | Mindset Tips

Listen to any self-help podcast, or read any self-help book, and you’re bound to hear something about how to journal to improve your life. Now, does just starting a journal improve your life? Probably not. What it does is get you in the process of assessing and improving your own thoughts. Journalling can act as … more »

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout Originally published on HVMN by Nate Martins. *all references are at the bottom of this post, and are located in parentheses throughout the article* The moment every athlete wants to avoid. POP! A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. Sometimes … more »

WHOOPIE Goal Setting

On a Mindset Thursday video post, we talked about the WHOOPIE goal setting framework which is an elaboration on the WHOOP methodology prescribed in the book Rethinking Positive Thinking. If you care to dive into the psychology behind how these strategies for goal setting work, I recommend grabbing that book on Amazon or your favorite book … more »

The Real Benefit of CrossFit isn’t a Six Pack

Instagram, Facebook, social media in general have turned into a place to flaunt curated pictures, and more or less show off the best sides of our lives. This isn’t a critique or a support of social media as a whole, but rather a look at the real benefit of CrossFit…which is not the brand new … more »

Self Help: Fill Your Own Cup First

This time of year there is a lot of focus on doing more, being more, and making improvements. However, if you’re constantly focusing on more, when do you recover? Just like in fitness, balance in your life is important. If you never recover from working out, you won’t see muscle growth and development. If you’re … more »

How to Look better in the mirror

Admittedly, that title is total click bait. How to look better in the mirror…can anything be more of what you expect from a gym? Probably not. Let me go a different, direction, though, than is expected. “Looking better” (whatever that actually means) doesn’t begin in a gym or in the kitchen – it begins with … more »

Ready to transform your life?