We’re Drinking the Juice

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Back at the beginning of January I said that one of my 2013  challenges was to juice more often and I’m here to report that in the past month I’ve done…okay. Like maybe a “C” if you were to grade me. Not an epic fail (like my goal of blogging once per week…) but definitely not a stellar job. I’ve juiced a few times a week for the past month, so there’s a TON of room for improvement. Our goal is to replace one meal a day with juice or a smoothie.

A few months ago Josh and I watched the popular documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it yet, GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW! It’ll shock you how well our bodies can heal themselves if given a half a chance and a good diet. Anyways, we were really encouraged by the film and purchased this Breville juicer shortly after seeing it. We’ve put it to good use so far and have really enjoyed coming up with new recipes to try. A lot of people will tell you to buy a more intense, masticating juicer ($$$), but we figured the base model would be a good start for us as we were starting at zero. Maybe one day we’ll graduate to a bigger, badder juicer, but right now little Brevvy is doing just fine!

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Here are a few of our favorite juice recipes so far!

Green Lemonade

  • 1/2 a pineapple
  • 2-3 oranges
  • 1-2 lemons
  • 2 handfuls of spinach or kale

Dirty Orange

  • 5 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 handfuls of spinach or kale


  • 1 small beet
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 orange

Orange Beast

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 apples
  • 4 carrots

Juicing for Dummies | Simply Mrs. Edwards

We hope to increase our intake of fresh juice over the next month. Although it requires some commitment, juicing is so rewarding, healthy and delicious!

Have you jumped on the juicing bandwagon? What is your favorite combination?

Getting healthy,
Mrs. Edwards


9 thoughts on “We’re Drinking the Juice

  1. Katie S Reply

    We were inspired by you guys and got a juicer at Costco :). We’ve been doing 2 apples, lots of carrots (probably 8-10), spinach, kale and parsley! It is serving all 5 of us! It is yummy and even the boys will drink it and they love to do the juicer too!!! Thanks for the recipes…gave us some great ideas for switching it up!!

    1. Terra Reply

      Hi Katie! That’s awesome, I’m so glad you guys like it :) I think we’ll have to try your recipe next!
      xo, t

  2. Tristan Reply

    So proud of you two! We haven’t juiced in a while, but I still have my super almond and spinach smoothies! We should have a juicing party sometime. :)
    Oh, and watch Forks Over Knives if you haven’t. =D

    1. Terra Reply

      You should share your smoothie recipe sometime :) We watched Forks Over Knives a while ago, it was good! Netflix has been good to us :)

      1. Tristan Reply

        I wasn’t sure if I had recommended Forks Over Knives. I wondered if it’d be a tough one for the hubs…lol
        I’ll have to send you some of my green smoothie recipes then! Yum yum yum!

  3. Beth Denney Reply

    Proud of you for not setting unrealistic goals! It’s so worth it, even if its just one meal a day! Another documentary I would recommend is Hungry For Change…from the people who made Food Matters (both docs are awesome!). Our morning juice typically consists of apples, celery, carrots, lemon, kale and spinach – then I stir in ground flax seed. It’s delicious!!!
    – Happy Juicing!

    1. Terra Reply

      Thanks Beth! We’ll definitely check that doc out, and thanks for the recipe! We’ll add it to our list :)
      xo, t

  4. Ally Reply

    When you say 5 carrots, do you mean full-sized carrots? Like, Bugs Bunny carrots?

    1. Terra Reply

      Yes! Full sized, Bugs Bunny carrots :)

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