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This morning I made a really yummy new juice combo I couldn’t help but share here! My method was simple: toss the veggies and fruit in my Vitamix and strain using a nut mylk bag. I’ve definitely been known to overload the Vitamix, but actually just a few whirls on low was all it took to get everything moving!

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Sweet Beet Green Juice (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

1 Head of Romaine

1/2 lemon

1 medium apple

1 carrot

1/2 mediu, knob ginger

1 large beet

1 cucumber

1 cup parsley

Instructions:

Make green juice in a blender using my method or using a juicer. Enjoy!

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Drink this juice, feel amazing.

Green juice flavor balancing is somewhat of an art. Folks like Gena, Kris and Courtney juice expertly, and I have to say I often combine juice ingredients pretty well myself. Too much spice or tang overpowers the juice, while too much sweet and the libation tastes weird. My friend Ivory puts jalapeño in juices! There really is a spectrum in terms of what our unique palates can handle!

Today, I made this juice incorporating beets, fennel, chard and kale, and with a little experimentation realized that for the whole juice to come together it needed a bit more sweet for me to get it down. After all, the best green juice is the one you actually like to drink. I added a bit of cucumber, apple and lemon juice and it really changed things! Here’s the recipe I used. I’d love to hear what you like to put in your green juice!

 

Slightly Sweet Beet Fennel Kale Juice (serves 1-2)

Ingredients:

1 beet

1 bulb fennel

1 cucumber

1 apple

1/2 lemon

bunch of kale

bunch of chard

Instructions:

Juice them in a juicer, or try my “juice in a blender” method.

 

 

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A few of my closest childhood friends are admirably, remarkably, brilliantly, several years sober. I am so proud of them, and though I do not abstain from all things alcoholic all the time, I wish to support them in their healing journey.

This year, for them, and for those of us who are avoiding alcohol tonight either out of necessity or personal reasons, or wish to include something healthy before getting soused, I hope my top five healthy beverage ideas will provide you with some delicious alternatives to enjoy when the ball drops!

Top Five Healthy Beverage Ideas For New Year’s Eve:

1. Coconut Water

Hydrating, sweet, and it goes down smooth! Available at health food stores, Trader Joe’s, and even some supermarkets!

2. “B Healthy” Lemonade

This is a year-round favorite drink of mine. My recipe: add liquid  b-12 (MaxB by Premier Research Labs is the kind I use), lemon juice, and liquid stevia to pure water. You could also use limes or omit the B if you haven’t got it on hand. It’s a delicious way to get your essential b-12 supplementation!

3. Green Juice

Drinking green juice on New Year’s Eve is a wonderful excuse to get in your yearly dose of greens, and a superbly healthy way to usher in 2012. It’s pretty much a goddess-send, as far as your body is concerned!

4. Kombucha

Kombucha is fizzy, expensive, and culturally important–what more could you ask for when it comes to champagne alternatives? Note: I’m not totally sure kombucha is non-alcoholic, so if this is a concern for you, please check! It’s best to brew your own, but you can stop by your local health food store to grab a bottle or four in a pinch.

5. Water

Go for it, champ! ;)

Happy New Year’s Eve 2012, Queer Vegan Foodists! Remember: If you are going to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly! xo

I’d love to know: What are you favorite non-alcoholic healthy beverages?

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