New Year Healthy Start

Between the binge of Thanksgiving  and the onslaught of Christmas over-eating I decided that I need to have a more healthier life so I began juicing. I dug my juicer out of storage and began a healthier start to my day. In my head I say to myself, ” If I start the morning with fresh juice then the rest of the day will surely follow suit.” Who am I kidding, this is not the case everyday. Somedays it’s just a downward spiral after the juice, but I least I’ve had ONE thing fresh and healthy.

Over the Christmas season I fell off the wagon, partly due to the fact that I had brunt the motor out on my juicer and partly because there were soooo many people at The Croakery and a lot to do. So a new year and a new juicer, I’m ready to begin again.

I try to have a whole spectrum of colours, but as you can see I’m missing purple today, Vegetables balance out the sweetness of the fruit

There’s a handy dandy pusher so I don’t have to get my fingers near the blade

It goes in solid and comes out juicy goodness

The pulp is contained in a outer chamber. The way it settles in layers reminds me of sand art

Mix it together and down it goes

The pulp may seem like a waste, but you can use it in muffins or breads, and I sometimes put it in the garden for the birds

Jose’s Labour day lychee libation

This is simply delicious, It was our Labour day cocktail up at The Croakery. This is one cocktail you don’t have feel bad about indulging in! It contains lots of anti oxidants and DHA, courtesy of the minute maid juice.

Meet the players ( from left) Home made Lychee vodka, Litchini, Jose Cuervo gold, Minute maid pomegranate blueberry juice and simply lemon

Meet the players ( from left) Home made Lychee vodka, Litchini, Jose Cuervo gold, Minute maid pomegranate blueberry juice and simply lemon

Measure equal parts of lychee vodka and Tequila, measure out half that amount of litchini. Mix with equal parts of  the juices to taste