Get The JUICE!

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It’s me, Jackie, this week I want to talk to you about that nasty J letter word … JUICING! I know to some of you that cringe at the mere mention of juicing.

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I can promise you that my easy recipe does not call for blended spaghetti and meatballs to have a meal in a cup… #WIN This isn’t Gerber inc. I want to empower you, especially people that have had the urge to try this on and off again trend, a way to transition from coffee to an actual green meal that keeps you energized throughout your day. Juicing is an accessory to a great diet that can be used to access a better and healthier you!

Here’s a quick not about why juicing is good for you:

“Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, helps oxygenate the blood, creating increased brain function and physical energy,” says Judita Wignall, author of Going Raw.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 large cucumber
8 stalks celery
1 handful kale
1 handful spinach
1 handful parsley
1/4 lemon
1-inch piece ginger

Sometimes, I switch up ingredients to my personal taste because juicing can be subjective to the pallet; especially if it is purely greens. To add some natural sweetness , add frozen fruits.  Juicing can be fun and playful try different combinations of frozen chunks of pineapples or mangoes sometimes both and add almond milk, preferably Califia . The best  method of doing this is by pureeing your greens first with the almond milk then adding the frozen fruit chunks to a nice blend to leave some fruity chunks. If you’re not a fan of these frozen fruit, for a smoothie feel a banana does the job just as well. If  using frozen fruits chunks is not your taste,  crush a few ice cubes in there and it makes the perfect morning breakfast!

What should we name our new power drink? I’ll personally go for, ‘I don’t drink coffee but I want to stay up!’ Aha, isn’t that catchy? No? Well you can’t say that I didn’t try.

#CONNECT with me and let me know what you have tried and how it turned out! ( My social links are at the bottom of the page)

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Jackie Goneze

My name is Jackie Goneze and I am a twenty year old junior at St. John’s University with a major in Psychology and a minor in creative writing. Born and raised in Brooklyn, I was presented with ample opportunities to broaden my horizons growing up. My childhood consisted of many trips to the famous museums that are unique to NYC, Broadway Theaters, Libraries and historical landmarks. From that my love of the arts and history sprouted. Today you can find me mostly on the MTA commuting to school armed with a novel or a sketch book, most days both.

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My name is Jackie Goneze and I am a twenty year old junior at St. John’s University with a major in Psychology and a minor in creative writing. Born and raised in Brooklyn, I was presented with ample opportunities to broaden my horizons growing up. My childhood consisted of many trips to the famous museums that are unique to NYC, Broadway Theaters, Libraries and historical landmarks. From that my love of the arts and history sprouted. Today you can find me mostly on the MTA commuting to school armed with a novel or a sketch book, most days both.

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