‘Cool as a Cucumber’ Beet Juice

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Today is a very special day, friends!! And no, it’s not because of this super refreshing and healthy juice but we’ll get to that soon enough.

So…you know that unbelievably good looking guy you see on here from time to time?

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Yeah, that one. Well…today is his birthday!! He doesn’t like it when I talk about his age or his grey hair (teehee), but I’m going to do it anyway he turns 32 today! Side note: I don’t think men should be allowed to be funny about their age. I mean, women are the ones with the rapidly ticking biological clock while most men just get more “distinguished”. I don't know smile

Unfortunately, Brandon is working his little booty off tonight doing scientific research at a laboratory in Berkeley (he’s working to eventually reduce our dependence on foreign oil, swoon In love) and won’t be home until well into tomorrow morning. He also has a mean toothache from his wisdom teeth coming in (he’s a late bloomer) which has left him feeling less than stellar. Sad smile

Although he’ll be sleeping most of the day, I am hoping to take him out for a nice birthday dinner after I get home from work. We are also planning a day trip on Sunday to celebrate because I have to work all day Saturday. #weworktoomuch

Okay, now on to the juice! This juice was inspired by a small coffee shop here in the East Bay area. I have been wanting to make my own since I first tried it but because I didn’t have a juicer, I kept going back to the coffee shop every time I wanted one. Oh, and every time I get my hair cut too since it’s right next door to the salon I go to.

As soon as I saw the idea for using a blender along with a fine mesh strainer to juice, I knew I had to make this juice myself at home.

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Besides being incredibly refreshing, it is also full of age-defying antioxidants. For some reason, Brandon keeps asking me to make more of this juice…hmmm, I wonder why that could be? (I kid!)


‘Cool as a Cucumber’ Beet Juice

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  • 2 beets, peeled and diced (approx. 2 cups)
  • 2 apples, cored and diced (approx. 2 cups)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cored (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup water + 2 teaspoons lime juice

Makes 10 ounces juice

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Place beets, apples, and cucumbers into a blender. Then add the water and lime juice and blend on high until smooth.

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Transfer a portion of the pulp into a fine mesh strainer that is positioned over a large bowl or measuring cup and press down with a rubber spatula to drain the juice. Continue adding more pulp and pressing until you have emptied the blender. Allow the pulp to sit for at least ten minutes while stirring periodically to extract as much juice as possible.

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Refrigerate for several hours and serve cold (over ice, if you please).

There is also a good bit of pulp left over from making this juice and you are more than welcome to eat it with a spoon so you can benefit from the fiber! Yummy!

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So, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you know I originally set a goal to post five times a week on here. I’m sure no one even noticed this, but last week I only posted four times. I know, the horror.

Honestly, I thoroughly enjoy creating things and writing about other random stuff for my blog, but sometimes life just gets too busy for me to keep up, as it did last week. As much as I love it, I have to limit myself so that I can keep my sanity. Whether it is four times or five times a week, I’ll be here though so don’t worry. I’d hate for you to lose sleep over it.{total sarcasm, in case you didn’t pick up on that}

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BRANMUFFIN!! Party smile I love you more with every year that passes and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have found you! XOXO


Do you juice at home? Have you ever tried beet juice?