Vibrant 50/50 Juice

Almost everyone is getting ready for Superbowl feasts and Valentine’s day treats, and all of that is good and well. I even have an awesome Superbowl appetizer recipe coming for you, tomorrow! But, just thinking about all of the (unhealthy) food that is going to be gracing coffee tables and counter tops alike, makes me a little scared for my physique. So, in prepping for the Superbowl and the super bowl of chips and salsa, I have this delicious 50/50 juice for you.

What does 50/50 juice mean? You might ask. When making juices, I try to get a good balance of vegetables and fruit so that there is not too high of a sugar level, but also so that the juice actually tastes good and is extremely enjoyable. I feel that with this juice I’ve found a pretty good balance of that, but if you want to give it a lil’ extra boost of vitamins feel free to add some dark, leafy greens into the mix. After that, your juice may turn a disgusting color, but it will still taste good and be even better for you!

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 3 Carrots
  • 3-4 Small Satsuma Tangerines, Peeled
  • 1 Small Fuji Apple, Cored
  • 1 1/2 Cup Green Grapes
  • 3-4 Stalks of Celery

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients through your juicer, stir juice together and if you’d like it colder, serve over ice.


Enjoy this raw, healthy drink for breakfast (instead of coffee) to feel revitalized and ready for the day. Remember, fresh juices are your friend! ;)

29 Comments

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29 Responses to Vibrant 50/50 Juice

  1. uhhh Juice Genius!!! This is like the rolls royce of decadent juices! I make juice every single day and I have never thought of this combo. Grapes and Tangerines have me sold!

  2. I have to agree, the unhealthy food consumed this weekend….well I will need to do a detox next week, LOL! I love all the flavors in your juice, it sounds wonderful:-) I just started including grapes in my smoothies, what a great natural sweetner:-) Hugs, Terra

  3. Morgan

    Only thing missing is a knuckle of ginger!

  4. Shelia

    Can a blender be used instead of juicer?

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Absolutely, although it would definitely have to be powerful to puree the carrots and celery. If you do use a blender, I would lower the quantities of each ingredients or else it would be massive!

    • Shawna

      Not to be contrary, but I’ve tried running carrots and apples through my blender (a good, powerful one) as additives to a spinach smoothie and it was a DISASTER. It was a thick, fibrous pulp…not juicy at all. It totally ruined my smoothie, so I’d suggest to beware of using a blender for carrots.

      • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

        This is great to know! I’ll be letting others in on this info the next time I’m asked. Thank you!

        • Sarah

          Frozen, thawed carrots (or canned) work out pretty well, if you’re OK with subbin’ for fresh in order to use the blender

  5. I got a juicer for Christmas and I’ve been looking for good juice recipes. This one seems like a winner! Just reading the ingredients makes me feel vibrant and healthy :-)

  6. Shelia

    Thank you for your response!!

  7. Heather

    What kind of juicer do you recommend? I made a green smoothie this morning in my blender but I do think a juicer would be great for blending the carrots and celery.

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      There are a few different options you have when looking for a juicer to buy, and this also depends on your budget. When I first started juicing, I just had a small Black & Decker juicer like this one: Black & Decker Juicer and it worked great for strictly juicing produce, although the cup and insertion hole for it are pretty small.
      I have also used a Champion Juicer like this: Champion Commercial Juicer Which was annoying to work with sometimes because I felt the pulp would jam up to easily and the way it is supposed to function is just awkward.
      Right now I am using a Breville BJE510XL Juicer and I really like it, it’s a centrifugal juicer that works very fast and isn’t too hard to clean up. I would like to look further into masticating juicers because they get the most juice out of your produce, but they are slower than the usual juicer. One example is the Omega Masticating Juicer

  8. Hannah

    My mother makes juices like these all the time. She will make a juice instead of lunch and swears she feels better when she does. She has more energy and less body aches.

  9. Lindsey

    I only have a food processor or a blender. Do u think if I cooked the carrots and celery first to soften them and then blend them that that would work??

    • Cooking actually destroys many of nutrients/enzymes in the carrots and celery unfortunately. Juicers tend to be a little expensive but worth it–blending foods causes them to be very “pulpy” and thick–not always the consistancy of something many people want to drink.

      • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

        Oh gosh, sorry that I didn’t answer your question sooner, Lindsey. Michelle is right about the nutrients and enzymes being destroyed through the cooking process. There are some low-cost juicers like this Black & Decker one: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-JE2100-Vegetable-Extractor/dp/B002LAREEM, that work great if you don’t juice all of the time and it’s cost efficient.

        If you don’t want to get a juicer no matter what, then I suggest dicing the raw carrots and celery and possibly adding water to the mix. Half the ingredients if you decide to do this.

  10. thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful drink recipe..I have just called my husband and told him to please pick up the ingredients I did not have. So happy I found your site!

  11. Marcie Melançon

    I make smoothies in my Ninja blender. I have used baby carrots in my spinach smoothies. I put 1 cup of coconut water and then add the carrots before I add the other ingredients. It has always worked well.
    I love spinach smoothies!!!

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  13. Marie

    First of all Jackie, thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes.
    About the smoothies. I have a Vitamix which will turn anything into a good smoothie…even flax seeds disappear, plus there is nothing thrown away. They are expensive, but worth every penny. I have had mine now for almost a year and it gets used every morning to make a smoothie for nyself and husband.
    Hope 2013 brings you success, great health and happiness.
    *hugs*

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  16. This sounds really good. Adding it to my list to try. I just started juicing today and on the hunt for recipes. Found your blog via Pinterest and can’t wait to look around some more!

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