A few years ago I met the man behind the juicing craze: Joe Cross. I hadn’t seen his documentary Fat, Sick ad Nearly Dead but went home that night to watch it on Netflix (still available and a must-see). I was inspired and decided to add a juice to my daily routine. I started off by making one every morning and I would occasionally make one for lunch too. I noticed a strong boost in energy throughout the day and even noticed a difference when I went bouldering after work. When Ean and I did our four month road trip from NYC to Buenos Aires, we built a kitchenette in the back to accommodate our juicer. Our rule was one juice a day, to balance out the heavier foods we would be eating. We would get withdrawals if we ever went a few days without it. My suggestion is to start with a juice that is heavy in fruit with a little vegetable and slowly make your way to the perfect veggie to fruit ratio 80:20. This juice, inspired by one of Joe’s juices on Reboot with Joe, is usually the one I give to people who are just starting out.
Strawberry Pineapple Carrot Juice
Makes 2 small servings or one large
a large handful of strawberries
1/2 inch of ginger
Peel your washed fruits and vegetables. If your juicer removes the skin, skip this step.
Juice your ginger, pineapple, strawberries and carrots.
Enjoy immediately! If you wait a little bit, you will see the juice start to separate, just take a spoon and mix well.
The juice will keep for a few hours but will not taste as good as it does fresh. If you must store it for later, pour the juice in a mason jar and keep it in the fridge.