The Real “Orange Juice”

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Carrots are well-known for their help with EYE health, also giving you those healthy appealing white eyes, did you also know that carrots are incredible for your SKIN and HAIR too? They have a lot of beta-carotene (aka vitamin A). Vitamin A is what we need for shiny & moisturized hair as well as a healthy scalp (essential to hair growth). Carrots also help repair skin damage and give you a beautiful healthy glow. For more nutritional information on carrots, see my carrot ginger soup.

Below are my two favorite “orange  juice” recipes:

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Liquid Sunshine Ingredients:

  • Juice of 2 Oranges
  •  3 large carrots
  • 1 Apple (Pink Lady)
  • 1/2 peeled raw Sweet Potato
  • Juice of 1 lemon

 

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Rabbit Juice Ingredients:

  • 5 large Carrots
  • 2 Apples (I like using Pink Lady Apples for this)
  • 1 inch ginger (peeled)
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Lemon zest
  • 2 celery sticks

Red Juice: Beet Apple Carrot Ginger Juice with Grapefruit

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Apple (I like Pink Ladies in my juice)
  • 1/2 red beet, washed and peeled
  • 5 big carrots
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 1/3 peeled Ginger Root
  • Lemon juice

Beets

Beets are incredible for beautifying and detoxifying your body with incredible anti-aging benefits.

Skin: Beets stimulate cell production/repair, protecting your skin from premature aging & wrinkles. The antioxidants in beets fight aging signs, keeping your skin firm and youthful. & because beets thin bile, they improve liver function and increase detoxification which helps with weight loss & gives you those appealing white eyes and glowing skin. (but be careful to only juice at least half a beet per day as it is very very strong and can be too hard on your body and make you feel sick)

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Farro with Roasted Carrots, Sweet Potatoes & Collards

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 4 big Carrots
  • Collard Greens (about 2 leaves)
  • 1 cup Farro
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Coconut Oil
  • Turmeric

“My Ultimate Favorite” Dijon Cider Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 3 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Capers
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Drizzle and stir in olive oil until a dressing-like consistency

Mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl or mason jar

Set oven to 400 degrees. Peel Sweet Potato and chop into small chunks. Peel carrots and cut lengthwise into fourths. Put sweet potatoes and carrots in a baking dish, drizzle with coconut oil or olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, bake for 30-40 minutes until fork tender. Cook farro as directed (I save half of the cup for salads) and add in ripped pieces of collards to the boiling farro at the last 5 minutes. Put everything in a bowl and dress with the dressing (the dressing seriously makes the whole dish, its my favorite!!)

Farro

 

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 A cup of whole grain farro has about 8 grams of fiber. That’s four times as much as brown rice! Full of minerals like magnesium can relieve tension and cramps. Made of complex carbs that break down slowly, it keeps your energy level stable. And it has a great nutty flavor and its chewy for those of you who don’t eat meat and miss that chewy texture :)