Whether you own a juicer or are just thinking about getting one, one thing to note is that it requires dedication. You need a plan with a few go-to recipes that'll help you develop a routine. I like to juice right after I get back from the grocery store over the weekend while the produce is still fresh and crisp, I'll whip up a few batches of juice to enjoy throughout the week. Doing this all during the weekend prevents me from making excuses about not having the time during the busy work week — and as a bonus I just have to clean the machine once! Try making some yourself with these recipes: • Giada de Laurentiis' Rise & Shine Juice: a green juice with lemon and ginger for zing. • Martha Stewart's Vegetable Cocktail: you likely won't find fresh papaya this time of year so try subbing with papaya nectar or a fresh cantaloupe. • Sweet P Juice: made with sweet potato, almond milk and cinnamon • Sunset Blend: made with sweet potatoes, beets, and red bell pepper. • Spicy Tart Kale Limeade: made with kale, lime, and ginger. Do you have a favorite juice recipe?
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