Delicious Juice Recipe Using Kitchen Scraps!

Delicious Juice Recipe using Kitchen Scraps

One of my favorite ways to clean out the fridge and use up any extra produce is to juice it! You just need fruit, veg, and lemon/lime to make a delicious combo!

This juice isn’t fancy but it’s delicious, nutritious and loaded with antioxidants! It is super refreshing and will give you a nice little burst of energy after drinking it!

Kitchen Scrap Green Juice

You’ll need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pear
  • kale stems (I save these after making kale salads)
  • 2 broccoli stalks (these are great for juicing, save these too!)
  • celery tops, including the leafy part
  • handful parsley
  • 1 lemon (peeled)
  • 1 lime (peeled)

First wash the skin of your fruits and veggies. I always use this wash.

Then simply run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville). Makes 32oz.

Delicious Green Juice Recipe Using Kitchen Scraps!

Feel free to throw in or substitute whatever you have. Grapes, baby carrots, strawberries, even green beans! And, if you have backyard chickens like we do, be sure to give them the leftover pulp. They love it!

backyard speckled Sussex chicken with juice pulp

You can see all of my juice recipes here. If you are interested in getting started with a juice cleanse start here!

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Healthy Ice Tea Recipe

HAPPY NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY!! In honor of one of my favorite beverages, I wanted to share this article, originally posted March 2011. This recipe is BURSTING with antioxidants, is sugar-free, and tastes amazing!! Enjoy!!

Nothing says summer in the South like Sweet Tea. The sun is shining, kids are swimming, birds are chirping, and it’s time to play! Here in Austin, the weather is heating up and spring is officially in full force.

With weather in the upper 80’s today, I was in the mood for something clean, cool, & crisp. The answer, Iced Sweet Tea!! But you know me, always health minded, I decided to forgo the heaps of sugar for a healthier, sugar-free version. I got a little creative and gave my tea a twist by using Harney & Sons Chinese Flower (Green Tea with flowers and lemon). Let me tell you, it is AWESOME as an iced tea!!!

I actually don’t care for the taste of the Chinese Flower Blend as a hot tea but it’s a definite keeper as ICED Tea! I love this brand, they have the cutest tea sachets and come in a really lovely tin. An excellent gift idea…hint, hint! 😉

You can find them @ Amazon, Barnes & Noble or on their website.

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So what’s so great about green tea anyway? Green tea is bursting with antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect your cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals are by-products of our normal body functions. They are constantly formed and then destroyed by antioxidants throughout our lifetime.

The problem is, through exposure to things like cigarette smoke, radiation, pesticides, environmental pollution, food additives and even regular household chemicals (like cleaning products, perfumes, paint, out-gassing from carpets, dry cleaning, etc.) free radicals begin to accumulate excessively in the body. Eventually these free radicals will exceed our body’s ability to fight them off. If we don’t have enough antioxidant supply, the extra free radicals will invade the healthy tissues around them and attack healthy cells. As a result, our health will suffer from cancers, cardiovascular diseases, immune deficiencies and other health problems.

So, be a good girl/boy and load up on antioxidants!! The best way is through the diet. Green Tea is a great source as well as all berries (blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries etc.), apples (an apple a day keeps the doctor away!), pecans, artichokes, broccoli, & kale just to name a few. Load up with plenty of fruits and vegetables at each meal and you should be covered 🙂

To make this fabulous, antioxidant rich Sweet Tea, simply add 4-5 Chinese Flower Tea sachets to about 2 quarts of boiling water. Let steep for 3 mins. Serve chilled over ice with a squeeze of liquid stevia and garnish with sliced lemon.

I always order my stevia through iherb.com they have the absolute best prices!! I like NuNaturals brand alcohol free liquid stevia, it’s the best tasting. Be sure to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 off your first order!

I hope you enjoy this healthy Iced Sweet Tea and some warm weather to go with it!

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Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

raw mint chocolate chip smoothie

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this AMAZING Mint Chocolate Chip Shake!  This is what I love about raw foods, you can have delicious, decadent recipes like this and still be cleansing!!

I LOVED Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream as a kid and it’s still one of my favorite flavors. This shake tastes exactly like to the real thing!!

Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I use VitaMix. You could also add some baby spinach to make it a more green in color and give it a boost in minerals!

This shake is sooooo good!! If you like Mint Chocolate Chip as much as I do, you will really love this recipe! Kids will love it too!

You can get your Vanilla SteviaCacao Nibs and Cocoa Extract from iherb.com. They’ve got the best prices and fast shipping – they also ship to over 180 countries, including APO addresses! Feel free to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 OFF your first order or $10 OFF your first order of $40 or more+ FREE shipping on orders of $20 or more!!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!

Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
 
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  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 bunches fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ tsp mint extract
  • 2 dropperfulls Cocoa Extract
  • 2 dropperfulls Vanilla Stevia
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • Cacao Nibs as garnish
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I use VitaMix. You could also add some baby spinach to make it a more green in color and give it a boost in minerals!

 You can find more smoothie recipes here. Enjoy!!

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Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss

Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss via Linda Wagner

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost mid February!! Spring break is only a month away and with spring break usually comes beaches and warmer weather (thank goodness)!! As you know, I love juicing as my go-to for a quick slim down. Plus it makes you feel absolutely WONDERFUL both inside and out! I know most of us are typically focused on the vanity of health but there really is no replacement for feeling good internally!

This Beach Babe Juice aids in weight loss while acting as a detoxifier and appetite suppressant when drunk first thing in the morning.

Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss via Linda Wagner

Here is a breakdown of nutrients and benefits of the Beach Babe juice.

The carrots provide antioxidants and vitamin A which helps the liver to cleanse toxins out of the body. Carrots also support the skin and help to create that beautiful GLOW.

The citrus in this juice provides the body with hesperidin and diosmin which are bioflavinoids found in citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges. These bioflavinoids support:

  • fat metabolism
  • healthy cholesterol levels
  • active metabolic function
  • healthy veins (great for bulging veins and varicose veins!!)
  • immune system function
  • inflammation

Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss via Linda Wagner

This juice also contains blackberries and raspberries which are bursting with skin clearing antioxidants. They’re also jam packed with polyphenol antioxidants, according to Dr. Perricone. Polyphenols fight free radicals and regulate skin’s blood flow, giving it rosiness and a youthful glow. Berries are also rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins which are associated with a lower risk of certain cancers, urinary tract health, memory function, and healthy aging. They also contain vitamin C which supports the immune system. When I have berries that have been in the fridge too long, I always throw them in my juice recipes, they have amazing health and anti-aging benefits! 

Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss via Linda Wagner

Romaine lettuce is full of vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium and is also low in calories. It is an extremely alkaline food which results in faster cleansing in the body.

Cucumber is rich in B vitamins, water, electrolytes, silicon and sulfur to support hydration, liver, kidney, skin, and immune system health.

Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss via Linda Wagner

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Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss
 
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Serves: 32 ounces
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pint berries - I used blackberry and raspberry
  • 4 large carrots
Instructions
  1. Simply Run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville) and feel the ZING!! (Makes 32oz)
  2. Drink first thing in the morning as a replacement for your breakfast meal.

 

Beach Babe Juice Recipe for Weight Loss via Linda Wagner

Simply Run all ingredients through a juicer, I recommend Breville. (Makes 32oz) Drink this juice first thing in the morning as a replacement for your breakfast meal.

This juice is tart and tangy and SO good for you!!

You can see all of my juice recipes here. If you are interested in getting started with a juice cleanse start here!

If you are getting ready for a beach vacation, you may want to try skin brushing and these simple steps to ramp up your weight loss!

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Juicing Detox: Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe

Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe

This belly buster green juice is a powerful one! I know everyone is ready to rock their New Year’s resolutions so I thought I would share one of my favorite juice recipes for busting belly fat and jump-starting your metabolism!

This belly buster juice is loaded with citrus fruits, including their skins. Normally, I peel my citrus before juicing because the essential oils in the skin can make the juice bitter. In this case, we’re going to keep the skin due to the high amounts of hesperidin and diosmin. Hesperidin and diosmin are bioflavinoids found in citrus fruits like lemons and oranges. These bioflavinoids support:

  • healthy cholesterol levels
  • active metabolic function
  • healthy veins (great for bulging veins and varicose veins!!)
  • immune system function
  • fat metabolism
  • inflammation

While these bioflavinoids may taste slightly bitter, the benefits are well worth it! I created this combination specifically with health benefits and taste in mind so it’s actually still quite tasty! In all honesty, I think most of us can endure a little bitterness in exchange for a flat belly and amazing health benefits, am I right?!

Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe

I recommend having this juice daily as your breakfast meal. Substituting juice for breakfast is a great way to reduce your food intake while still getting ample vitamins and minerals. Most people find that they don’t even miss having solid food for breakfast because juicing makes them feel so satisfied due to the high content of nutrients. Personally, I always feel a nice little ZING from juicing that energizes me in such a clean and lovely way. Try it and see how you feel! If you’re not ready to substitute juice as a meal, you can have it as a snack in between meals. You will still get great benefits from doing so!

Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe

Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe

You’ll need:

  • 3 medium apples (I used fuji)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 large lemon, including skin
  • 1 lime, including skin
  • 3 small mandarins, including skin
  • 1 head romaine lettuce

First wash the skin of your fruits and veggies. I always use this wash. Because we are using the skin, try to get all organic if you can.

Then simply run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville) and feel the ZING!! (Makes 32oz)

Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe

And, if you have backyard chickens like we do, be sure to give them the leftover pulp. They love it!

backyard speckled Sussex chicken with juice pulp Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe

You can see all of my juice recipes here. If you are interested in getting started with a juice cleanse start here!

Detox EBooks by Linda Wagner

 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

 Interested in one-on-one Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with Linda? Click here and here for details on how to get started.

 For more healthy living tips and recipes please subscribe to this blog, follow me on twitterLOVE me on facebook, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on Pinterest, OR if you are interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey with a one-on-one consultation, shoot me an email!

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Juicing Detox: Belly Buster Green Juice Recipe
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 medium apples (I used fuji)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 large lemon, including skin
  • 1 lime, including skin
  • 3 small mandarins, including skin
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
Instructions
  1. First wash the skin of your fruits and veggies. Because we are using the skin, try to get all organic if you can.
  2. Then simply run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville) and feel the ZING!! (Makes 32oz)

 

 

8 Juice Recipes For Every Ailment

I always say that food is medicine. There are so many ways that you can heal and support the body with food alone, it really is pretty amazing! I’ve experienced it first hand with my immune system, skin, digestion, and overall health. In my opinion, juicing is one of the most powerful ways to support and heal the body.  If you’d like to start juicing, here are 8 different juice remedies to address specific health concerns!

Juice Recipes For Every Ailment via Linda Wagner

#1 Immune System – this “Better Than A Flu Shot” juice recipe will keep your immune system strong and supported all winter long!

Green Juice – Better Than a Flu Shot

#2 Energy – the “Red Spark Energy Juice” will have you feeling energized and in the ZONE to get things done!!

"Red Spark Energy Juice" will have you feeling energized and in the ZONE to get things done!! via Linda Wagner

#3 Fat – the “Fat Flush Juice” is loaded with fat burning fruits and vegetables that will get your metabolism revving!

Fat Flush Juice Recipe For Weight Loss

#4 Detox – the “Citrus Dream” juice recipe is a delicious way to gently detoxify your cells and get into juicing.

Citrus Dream - a gentle detoxifier for the whole body

#5 Skin – the “Skin Rejuvenator” is SO GOOD for your skin and strengthens from the inside out! Makes the skin youthful and gives you a gorgeous GLOW!

Linda Wagner's "Skin Rejuvenator" is SO GOOD for your skin and strengthens from the inside out! Makes the skin youthful and gives you a gorgeous GLOW!

#6 Liver & Kidneys – “The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice Recipe” is loaded with nutrients to support cellular detoxification and cleansing. You will notice a huge difference in your skin, mood, energy, cravings, and more!

The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice

#7 Digestion & Water Retention – the “Fennel & Citrus Juice” is amazing for supporting healthy digestion, reducing bloat and water retention. A great remedy if you are feeling puffy!

the "Fennel & Citrus Juice" is amazing for supporting healthy digestion, reducing bloat and water retention. A great remedy if you are feeling puffy!

#8 Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer – the “Ginger Detox Shot” is intense but it gives you that ZING first thing in the morning and it’s loaded with amazing health benefits in a highly concentrated form!

The GINGER DETOX SHOT is intense but it gives you that ZING first thing in the morning and it’s loaded with amazing health benefits in a highly concentrated form!

I hope you enjoy these recipes and keep them in mind for when you need them! They are all pretty amazing!!

You can see my entire collection of juice recipes here, enjoy!!

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