I consider myself a pretty healthy person. I still indulge in Cheetos when I go to Rudy’s and I eat spoonfuls of cookie dough when I have a desire to get backing late at night but I try to eat fresh & local as much as I can. Farmers markets and my local grocery store are my go-tos and I spend most of my time in the fruits, veggies, and meat sections.

You all know that smoothies are some of my favorite things and so I thought I should baby step into juicing and see if I loved it. Because it totally looks like something I would be into! I found this book and thought it would be a great resource of recipes, knowledge, and pretty photos. (Oh, boy was I right!)

As a beginner, there was so much to read about and I kinda panicked and went with the easiest recipe. Also, the fact that I don’t have a juicer really needs to change. Ooops. But I do have an old school twist your circus on a little thing by hand juicer so anything in the citrus theme was good to go.

I made grapefruit juice from chapter five Citrus Appeal with a dash of cinnamon on the top. I didn’t think I would love it because I am weird about mixing food but I totally enjoyed in. I am totally inspired to get a juicer now because I wish I could make more of the recipes – so this really may be one of my newest obsessions!

I received this book as part of the Blogging for Books program. All thoughts, opinions, and photos are my own!

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Yum! This looks so good πŸ™‚ I didn't think of a grapefruit and cinnamon combination. That is so unique. This book looks like it has a lot of good information! I would love to start juicing sometime soon. I already love making smoothies!

  • I have this one too! Such a great juice recipe book….it's got so many great tips!! We've been juicing for about 18 months….my favorite combos are orange/pineapple/mango & kale, apple & kale, and carrot & apple! Fruit juices are always yummy and great for Vit C, but your veggie juices are the ones that will pack the most punch with the least sugar! πŸ™‚

  • I too recently became very inspired by the idea of juicing, but instead went the vitamix route. I'm much more a fan of smoothie type drinks and the waste from juicing just bugged me too much. But the premise to be a more healthy version of myself is the same!

  • I've been considering getting this book. I love smoothies and drink them almost everyday, but I haven't tried juicing. This Citrus Appeal looks amazing! I love grapefruit juice and think it would be great with a dash of cinnamon. I'll have to try it soon.

  • I do love to juice, I love to go the veggie route. Our favorites are doing a few carrots, spinach, a lemon, and some ginger if you like ginger. Sooo good!

  • That juice looks so good! I've always been intrigued about learning more about juicing. I would probably go the really fruity route right away, though, because I'm a wuss about juiced vegetables. πŸ˜‰

  • My favourite green juice combination is spinach, lime, apple, pear and kiwi: it's divine! I used to grab one everyday at my old work place, and now that I freelance I don't get my green juice fix anymore; hence my skin looking crazy at the moment!

    Angela | The Awkward Blog

  • This book sounds great! I love the Blogging for Books program, too. πŸ™‚