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Annie’s Adventures in Juicing, Part 1

After watching the eye-opening documentary Hungry for Change, Annie, a major foodie, was ready to take the plunge into juicing. “It’s very commonsense,” she says. “You need to feed your body with all the nutrients it needs, and this is a simple way to do it.”

Unlike those wacky herbal cleanses that send you rushing to the restroom or multivitamins that load you up with too much of one nutrient and not enough of another, juicing is a great way to take in a big, heaping serving of fruits and veggies in a single, portable snack—which not only helps you add more variety to your diet, but also helps you feel more satisfied, reduces between-meal cravings, and aids weight loss.

So Annie started out by researching juicers, and chose this sleek, top-rated model by Breville. Then she brought home some choice veggies from her favorite market and started experimenting. She admits that not all of her formulas worked out, but she learned some valuable tips, such as: “Add a beet to pretty much everything. It will make the juice color much prettier and more visually palatable to drink. It also naturally stains your lips, so you don’t have to wear lipstick.”

Here are three of Annie’s current favorite recipes. Remember to thoroughly wash your veggies before juicing. Then start playing, and post your own favorite recipes in the comments!


Ginger Zing

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon (whole and washed—the peel contains tons of antioxidants)
  • About 1.5-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • A handful of fresh parsley


Salad to Go

  • 3-4 celery ribs
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 red or green pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • A handful of fresh cilantro


Beet It

  • 1 beet
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 lemon (whole and washed—the peel contains tons of antioxidants)
  • 1 rib celery
  • 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • 1 apple
  • A handful of fresh parsley

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