a new formula

by Kristina Sloggett

in daily juice

I am still juicing twice a day, and for the last week or so, my focus has been on vegetables. I have been adding only one fruit to each juice full of veggies. Today’s juice had an additional fruit with the lemon, but lemon to me is more of an enhancement. :)

one fruit juice

serves three

2 large stalks broccoli
12 carrots
1 English cucumber
1 green apple
1 lemon

Juice and bask in the veggie energy goodness!

I want to send a BIG congratulations to my friend Heather, who ran her first half marathon yesterday – she finished with an amazing time, coming in 20th in her age group of 269, and 114 out of 1720!

Heather, you are a beautiful inspiration – enjoy your rest day!!

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 lindsay March 7, 2011 at 3:49 am

yea!! Congrats to heather and congrats to kristina….love that juice!


2 Stephanie March 7, 2011 at 4:15 am

Beautiful juice! I wish that I were good about washing juicers, because I’m so envious when I see fresh juice on other people’s blogs. But I really, REALLY hate washing my juicer, so I donated it. Ha!


3 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Hi Stephanie!! yep – if people REALLY don’t like washing the pieces (I understand – there are many!) or have other reasons, then they shouldn’t juice – it’s definitely not for everyone! when I had a kitchen that was too small for a juicer I would go treat myself to one at a juice bar every now and then… :)


4 Lisa March 7, 2011 at 4:28 am

That juice is totally my speed :)

I have cut down on fruit, and often don’t use any at all—I do add a little stevia though, just to cut some bitterness when I need to.

This looks like a great combo!


5 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I added a little maple syrup to Jason’s juice once, because I thought he wouldn’t like it… it really brought out the flavors!!


6 Kristina @ Life as Kristina March 7, 2011 at 7:13 am

I’m stalking through all your juice recipes bc i’m officially back on the juice market! I always get stuck on the same staples and I think that’s why I get sick of it after a couple months-so i’m excited to steal some of your genius recipes:)


7 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm

oh, GOOD !! I have some pretty wild concoctions, but to me they all tasted good!! ( I had my first juice fail the other day… I won’t post juice that doesn’t taste good!!) 😀 excited for you and your juicing adventures – let me know which ones you try!! XO


8 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty March 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

Congrats to Heather!!

Are you noticing any benefits from all your juice? That one sounds interesting!!


9 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I feel great!! 😀 juicing gives me energy and makes me feel good… and healthy. this one was really good – first time using broccoli – even Jason liked it!


10 Jess March 7, 2011 at 7:40 am

Amen! Big huge congrats to Heather :)


11 Christin@purplebirdblog March 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

Awwwe, congratulations to Heather! What an accomplishment!


12 MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College March 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

This juice looks delicious! I wish I had a juicer…my apartment kitchen is too small and I would have no place to put it :-( maybe someday soon I will! Heather is awesome! She kicked booty.


13 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

thanks, it was delicious! I know what you mean – now I have a decent amount of counter space, but our last kitchen was way too small for a juicer … :)


14 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss March 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

gosh, do I miss the day I finished my first half marathon. :) she must be feeling on top of the world! go, Heather!

do you use a juicer? I’d so love to get on the juicin’ train. unfort, I only have a blender…


15 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

yes, I use a juicer. then I sometimes take the juice and add it to my blender full of spinach, to make a “juice smoothie” of sorts… 😀

I know that feeling – I used to run races and LOVE that high – you can carry that with you for a week or longer!!


16 Dorry March 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

We stopped at Daily Juice in Austin on our way out of town this morning and I thought of you! I was wildly jealous of their powerful juicer behind the counter.

I’m excited to go read Heather’s race recap…


17 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm

yes, I’m sure they have a great one… I think of them about half the time I’m selecting my “daily juice” category :)


18 Dinner at Christina's March 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

Was that glass all that you got from all those veggies?? Or do you get a bunch and save it for multiple juices?


19 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm

oh, no – there was much more! I just used this glass for the photo… :)


20 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

That juice looks glorious — and I love that it is mostly veggies — I could easily eat tons of fruit (tastes so good!) but I have to remind myself to eat plenty of veggies too!


21 spabettie March 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I love that juicing gets me SO many nutrients + veggies – it would take me all day to eat all the veggies I juice each day! :) hope you have a fabulous week, Holly!!


22 Aimee March 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I love all these juices you keep posting! I don’t have a juicer, and likely never will because I know they are a lot of upkeep to wash each time and I’m lazy like that. Still very fun to see the combos you come up with! :)


23 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

hi Aimee!! I’m glad you like them :) I have said many times, juicing is not for everybody! so many people say they don’t like cleaning the juicer parts (I don’t mind it, I have it down to a very quick process, plus I love the fresh juice so much it’s worth it to me!) or various other reasons for not wanting to juice… then YEP, they shouldn’t juice!! :) before I had a kitchen that was big enough to accommodate a juicer, I would regularly go to a juice bar to get my fresh juice, and that’s what I tell people to do if they don’t want to juice on their own. 😀


24 Ashley @ the fit academic March 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Looks so good! I want a juicer soo badly, but I have ZERO storage for any extra appliances, and they can be pricey! One day!


25 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

I totally know what you mean, Ashley! our last kitchen was WAY too small for a juicer OR the space to even chop vegetables! :) I made a space for mine now, since I use it generally twice a day! :)


26 Tiffany @ Simply Shaka March 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm

It’s official, you post veggie porn. I swear you make this stuff look fabulous :)


27 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 8:37 am

haaa haaa, Tiffany! I love it. this stuff IS fabulous… 😀


28 Kris | iheartwellness.com March 7, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Congrats on the juicing twice a day and its still going strong. This totally inspires me! I wish I had a juicer right now so I could hop onto this health trend as well :)

YAY Heather rocks!



29 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

I miss it if I can’t juice… we were out all weekend and I wasn’t able to juice as much. it has become an essential part of my day :)


30 Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 8, 2011 at 4:48 am

Myam myam myam. Just looking at it gives me an energy boost.


31 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 8:34 am

I know!! me too. 😀


32 Toni March 8, 2011 at 7:30 am

Great looking juice! I don’t own a juicer, but, have been thinking about gettin one! Any suggestions?


33 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 8:34 am

hi Toni! we are on our second juicer – we started out with a “juiceman” which is a good juicer. we recently upgraded to the Breville, here –> Breville Juice Fountain – and I like it better for many reasons – the “mouth” is large enough for a whole apple – no chopping needed, it is VERY efficient in that the pulp is very dry and it yields a larger amount of juice… it comes with a firm brush to scrub, it’s very easy to clean. (I have a rule – I clean / rinse all of the pieces before I have my juice!) 😀


34 Sabine @ thefruitpursuit March 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

damn that’s a lot of beautiful produce! I use lemons/limes as enhancements as well, don’t count them as the fruit ;).

good luck with the start of the 21 day detox tomorrow 😀


35 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

oh, good… I’m glad you said that – when I changed my “formula” to one fruit only, I was still adding lemon sometimes, but would laugh and think, okay, that’s two! :)

I’m excited for tomorrow!!


36 Biz March 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

I believe I may be the last food blogger not to juice or have a green monster! I may have to convince my husband that I need just.one.more kitchen appliance – a juicer! 😀


37 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

ha! I hope you’re able to… I absolutely LOVE it! 😀


38 Natalia - a side of simple March 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

I don’t own a juicer (yet) but I’m bookmarking all of your concoctions for (i hope) future reference! Thanks for mixing it all up and experimenting for me 😉


39 spabettie March 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I do what I can… 😉 Natalia I hope you are able to get a juicer soon and enjoy these – I am LOVING juicing, having (at least!) two a day!


40 Amanda @ Martinis At Six March 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Just wanted to say hello! I’ve just discovered your blog and I think its pretty great. Can’t wait to keep reading.


41 spabettie March 9, 2011 at 8:41 am

hi Amanda! thanks for reading and saying hello! and welcome to the blog world!! 😀


42 Jenny April 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm

pretty photos!!


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