I’m sharing my juicing and smoothie routine with you guys because it’s hella fun! I bought a nutribullet awhile back, say… maybe 3 years ago and I’ve used it quite a lot. It was a great investment. I use my nutribullet to make the yummiest, healthiest bad boy smoothies ever! no joke! I’m super excited to share all my smoothie recipes with you.

Now, unto juicing. I bought a Breville Juicer last summer and its hands down a bad boy in the kitchen. It’s easy to use and even easier to clean. Just flip the little switch on the side, place your ingredient in the open mouth at the top and voilà, liquid gold gushes out.

My juicing/Smoothie routine and schedule

So, let me be honest, I try to juice or make one of my yummy smoothies every day. It’s either one or the other, but never both! that’s just a lot of work and money(these ingredients ain’t chump change). When you juice, you don’t get the fibre that’s in whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing machines extract the juice and leave behind the pulp, which has fibre. The smoothie, for me, makes up for lost fibre when I juice. Also, I use the pulp for baking. I may skip or day or two just because…

1| I prefer to juice in the mornings and say around 5 pm in the evenings. My go-to morning juice is my “Carrot Turmeric Ginger Juice” and my go-to evening juice is my “Meanest Greenest Monster Juice- that onion gives it a bit of kick”

2| Smoothies are for brunch! just my preference.

3| I use my carrot pulp for baking. My trick is to juice the carrot alone first, then I’d save the amount of pulp I need and discard the rest.

Note: You can use your pulp for soups, sauces, baking, as compost for your garden ect.

Selecting the right ingredients

You name it, I’ve juiced it. From onions to sweet pepper and they are yummy. I buy my ingredients fresh from the market. It’s just a preference of mine. I like the idea of strolling through the market and looking at the beautiful luscious produce, oh…and bargaining(bawling down 😊) the price.

For juicing and even for your smoothies, you want to use the freshest fruits and/or vegetables as possible. Here in Jamaica, I don’t think we have to worry too much about whether our veggies and fruits are organic but ensure to wash them properly. For example, I have a scotch brite dedicated just for washing my fruits and veggies. I don’t scrub them too much as scrubbing could kill essential vitamins and minerals found in the skin of some fruits and veggies, but you know, I scrub ’em enough to juice or cook ’em (you get the gist right? great, moving along).

Juice Recipes

My Twist on String Juice(Original)

Ingredients:

1 Cup String Beans
1 Cucumber
3 Celery Sticks
1 Apple
1/2 Cabbage
1/2 cup Parsley

Carrot turmeric Ginger Juice

Ingredients:

3 cups Carrot(I don’t dice’em)
3 pieces of Ginger (Medium to Large)
1 1/2 cups Turmeric (I love this thing man!)
1 Tsp Black Pepper

Note: “Black pepper: Another way to boost the absorption of curcumin is to consume it in the whole food, turmeric root (fresh or dried as a powder) because natural oils found in turmeric root and turmeric powder can enhance the bioavailability of curcumin seven to eight-fold.”

Meanest Greenest Monster Juice(Original)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups String Beans
1/2 Cucumber
3 Celery Sticks
6 Kale Leaves
1 Onion (medium to large)
1/2 Sweet Pepper
2 pieces of Ginger
You can add pineapple for taste (I don’t, I like it as is)

p.s don’t be fooled by the ingredients! it’s yummy

For my smoothies, I buy the mixed fruit bags from Mega Mart. They carry a wide variety of mixed pack berries, then I’d based it with Papaya, Bananas or Water Melon just to kick it up a notch 😉. I also tried making a smoothie bowl with chia seeds, flax seeds and a bunch of fruits I had on hand and boy oh boy…whew…it was the true definition of masterpiece lol.

Smoothie Recipes

Spinach and Kale Madness

Ingredients:

handful of Spinach
1 1/2 cups Kale Leaves
1 Banana (used for based and thickness)
1/4 cup Water

Very Berry

Ingredients:

1 cup Mixed Berries (frozen- sold at Mega Mart)
3-6 Kale Leaves
1 Banana
1/4 cup Water

Punch Packer Smoothie Bowl(Original)

Ingredients:

1 small Beet
1/2 Avocado
1/2 Papaya
1/4 cup Flaxseeds
1/4 cup Chia seeds
1 Banana
1/2 cup Watermelon
1/2 cup Yogurt

Garnish – Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, banana slices

Papaya Banana Smoothie Bowl(Original)

Ingredients:

1/2 Avocado
1 Papaya
1/4 cup Flaxseeds
1/4 cup Chia seeds
2 Bananas

Garnish – Beet slices and Chia seeds

Carrot Cake Recipe

I forgot to take a picture(this blog came to me yesterday, it wasn’t planned so…yea), but it was so moist. I bought all my ingredients(except the carrot of course) from SuperPlus Supermarket in Mandeville. It cost me roughly $520JMD.

Ingredients:
3 cups of shredded raw carrots (mine was the pulp from my juicing carrots earlier)
4 beaten eggs
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cinnamon
3/4 nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

METHOD:

1. Combine carrot and sugar and mix
2. Add beaten egg, then oil and vanilla and mix well
3. Combine and sift together the flour, cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, mixed spice, baking soda and salt
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture
5. Pour into a greased baking container
6. Bake for 40 minutes at 350F

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