Juicing AND Blending. The best of both worlds!

When I’m feeling extra fancy, I like to bust out my juicer AND my blender. The two go together like peas and carrots, or peanut butter and jelly.

Good ol’ fashion team work can make for an amazing drink!

Make the juicing worth your time!

Since you’re doing twice the amount of work (or depending on how much juice you’re making, 3x to 4x the amount of work!) I like to make sure I’m getting the most bang for my buck.

With my juicing, I make it worth it the effort by always making a little bit more. If I need orange juice for my recipe, I’ll make a little extra for my breakfast in the morning. If it’s carrot juice for my smoothie, I’ll make enough to enjoy on its own as a snack later.

Another fun option with our extra juice is to throw some in the freezer for frozen juice pops. Or we’ll freeze them in an ice cube tray, making “juice cubes” for a quick flavor booster to use later. (This is actually a refreshing addition to your beverage on a hot summer day. Ice cubs can water your drink down, but juice cubs keep your drink cold and original).

Remember that fresh juice is best consumed right away. If you want to save a little for later, store it in the refrigerator in a dark, airtight container. You don’t want to be saving the juice for days on end…at most I always recommend 24 hours. To help retain the nutritional value, you can always add in a squeeze of lemon (but make sure the lemon taste will still compliment your next beverage concoction).

Is it a juice, or is it a smoothie? It doesn’t really matter, please just pass along the recipes!

Strawberry Pomegranate Bliss

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup carrot juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Serves 4.

Banana Berry Bliss

  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup raspberry juice
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 6 oz fat free vanilla yogurt

Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.

What are your favorite best of both worlds’ recipes? Share them in the comment section below!

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