Suess Juice

A haiku for my love, Ben:

Saturday: sore throat

By Monday a scratchy voice

Tuesday: buh-bye voice

Can you imagine a voiceless Mr. Ben in his over-filled special education classroom? <– chaos! 

We knew we had to get him back in tip-top shape ASAP, which meant a) lots of local honey + lemons from the yard and b) lots of greens!  We’re talking as many as the boy can possibly ingest.  The best way to get in the most micronutrients [vitamins + minerals]?  Juice. 

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We absolutely adore our Champion juicer, but we don’t use it very often because we’re good at eating a heap of veggies each week [literally].  Every once in a while, though, if we’re feeling under the weather, or if we have an abundance of fruit or veg, or if we get a random hankering, we’ll bring out the juicer.  Even if we don’t use it every day, I still believe it was one of the best investments we’ve made. 

For Ben, we got as many greens as we could find and got to work. 

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Suess Juice

tell me that color isn’t straight from a Dr. Suess book…

[ingredients]

  • 5-6 stalks kale [high chlorophyll content / calcium / vits A, C + E]
  • 2 c spinach [highly alkaline / carotenes / folate / manganese/ iron / iodine / amino acids (protein!)]
  • 5 stalks celery [vits B(1,2+6) and C / potassium / folic acid / magnesium / iron / phosphorus]
  • 1/2 large or 1 small cucumber [silica / electrolytes / vit C / highly alkaline]
  • 2 apples [anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory / phytonutrients]
  • 1’’ ginger [warming / full of anti-oxidants / phosphorus / choline]

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All together, it made about 20 oz. of delicious, nutrient-packed juice to be packed alongside Ben’s lunch. 

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He’s been drinking the stuff for a few days now, and I’m happy to report that his voice is making a come-back!  Smile

What’s your staple food for when you start feeling under the weather?

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5 thoughts on “Suess Juice

  1. heathergfc says:

    Your Seuss Juice sounds awesome! The only thing I’d add is lemon. Adds a great zing and always helps me when I’m feeling that dreaded cold. We just got a juicer a few weeks ago, and I don’t even put it away…we use it almost every day!

    • greenplatedinners says:

      Oooh, lemon would be a good addition… thanks! It’s always such a hit or miss for me to toss lemon in, lol… sometimes it’s delicious and other times it ruins the whole flavor =/.

      We’ve definitely been using the juicer tons in the past week!

  2. Angela @ The Chicken Scoop says:

    I have been eating local honey like its my job. LoL. I also heard drinking water with apple cider vinegar helps. I tried it. Not so bad when its really hot but really nasty when it gets cold. And I just love the jar filled with green goup! Looks yummy! What do you do with the pulp from your juicer? I love my juicer too but I feel bad that all that goodness is leftover (so I’m more a fan of smoothies with my immersion blender). I might have to try this one though!
    ~Ang

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