Curious George Juice

>> Thursday, January 9, 2014

I'm a fruits + veggies artist now.

Portrait of Stephen in carrots, romaine, cabbage, apples, and lemons.

Mix this up to make a colorful beverage that serves 2-4.

This combination was inspired by a Curious George episode I watched with Ada. George becomes interested in a local juicer's recipes and decides to create his own. One of his mixes is a huge hit. His special ingredient? Cabbage! And it's really quite delicious and beautiful, isn't it?

Now, the baby carrots aren't a usual staple in our house, but we had a huge bag leftover from the holidays/entertaining . . . so, no better way to use them up, right? (Oh, and if you've seen some nasty news about baby carrots, I found this post that puts a lot of that misinformation to rest, at least with regard to the organic varieties.)

As you can probably tell from my recent explosion of juice posts, the whole process/drink is addicting. I'd say we drink homemade juice every three days or so. We try to keep it as veggie-heavy as possible to cut down on excess calories and sugar. A little lemon zest or ginger can go a long way toward brightening the flavor of vegetables. And beets, for example, have their own natural sweetness, all while boasting high levels of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B & C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine, and folic acid.

Anyway, purple cabbage.

George is such a clever little monkey.

I might just have to try out his actual recipe from this episode!

I'll be back tomorrow with an earthy garlic knots/pizza crust recipe featuring pure cabbage juice. This one is a KEEPER, you guys! We're in love with it -- plus, it's PURPLE!

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