Grapefruit Cranberry Lime

Good morning Juices,

I am so happy to be blogging again. It has been some time since my last post. My son and I were a little busy spending time with my husband who was on vacation. While spending time with my favorite boys, I disconnect myself from everything. Today I am back and ready to share my recipes.


Grapefruit, hum… where do I begin?

I was never a fan of grapefruit because of its bitter flavor. But after doing a little research and remembering my husband saying “Don’t knock it before you try it!” or something like that, 😀 I gave them a try. Blending grapefruit with sweet ingredients and wa-la, just like that the bitterness is gone and you are left with a delightful sweet juice.

Grapefruit Cranberry Ingredients

Day Twenty Four: Grapefruit Cranberry Lime

2  Grapefruit

3  Oranges

2  Lime

3 cups dried Cranberries

2 thumb sized Ginger


Wash all ingredients thoroughly.

Peel grapefruit, oranges, and lime, leaving as much of its pith as possible.
The pith is high in fiber and contains the highest amount of valuable flavonoids and other anti-cancer agents.
Remove seeds.
Gradually load your blender with each ingredient.
If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.
Blend Away.
Pause. Load your blender with dried cranberries.
Blend again.
Pour yourself a glass…
or three and enjoy, your taste buds will thank you!

This is my all time favorite drink!

The ingredients blend so well, leaving you with a sweet flavor with a hint of lime. And to think I didn’t care much for grapefruit, good thing I listened to my hubby and gave them a try.

Have a blessed and juicy day!



Ginger Shot

Happy Thirsty Thursday Juicers!

I introduce the Ginger Shot also known as The Healthy Espresso. Every morning I make sure to start my day with a Ginger Shot. This is the first nutrition that enters my system and does a magnificent job awakening my senses.

Before I began juicing, I remember watching an infomercial with my sister and hearing the gentlemen on TV talking about The Healthy Espresso which included an apple and ginger, and talking about its benefits.  Well I never gave it much thought, until one day it came to me and I decided to give it a try. Need-less to say, it’s a little shot with a very big impact giving your senses a total wake up call.

Juicy Ingredients:

1/2 Apple

3cm Piece Fresh Ginger



Juice, add to a shot glass and drink in one.

Drink before your first smoothie or juice. For a rush that will waken your senses and give off a natural high, down as people do with a tequila shot and say Good Morning to your senses!


Here are five of the many health benefits of adding Ginger to your diet:

  1. Cancer prevention- Ginger has a high level of antioxidants, making it an excellent defender against cell damage and associated disease caused by free radicals.
  2. Alleviates nausea and vomiting.
  3. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is as effective as ibuprofen in relieving menstrual pain.
  4. Helps decrease bacterial infection in the stomach and battle a bad cough and throat irritation.
  5. Ginger helps improve the immune system.

Have a blessed and juicy day!



Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

Happy Thirsty Thursday Juicers!

Let’s welcome Autumn and Pumpkins! I love pumpkin EVERYTHING: pie, soup, seeds, juice, smoothies and milkshakes. I especially LOVE sipping on a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte on a chilly day. What I love most is not having to leave my comfy house on a cool day to purchase a Pumpkin Spice Latte, I can just make it at home. Awesome, right? And now you can too from the comfort of your own home. I  am thrilled to share this skinny recipe with you.


Start by brewing your favorite coffee. I used Folgers Classic Roast Medium.


In a microwave safe measuring cup or glass add 1/2 cup soy milk


1 tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice Puree


1 teaspoon packed Light Brown Sugar

light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice. (I don’t have a 1/4 measuring stick so I used a 1/2 stick, that’s why it’s halfway full)

pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

vanilla extract

Whisk all the ingredients together. Place in microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.

Make sure to keep an eye or two on it so it doesn’t overflow and spill… like my first batch.  I was saying farewell to my husband who was off to work, when I took a peek in the microwave I was bummed to see my Pumpkin Milk all over the glass. Bummer! On a good note, it make my house smell so yummy, like Pumpkin!!


Pour the Pumpkin Milk into your favorite mug or a transparent glass if you’d like to see the beautiful mixture.

pumpkin milk

Add the brewed Coffee.


2 tablespoons Fat Free Organic Half and Half

fat free organic half and half

2 teaspoons of sugar, stir and taste, if desired add more.

 Optional… okay who are we kidding, not really optional add fat-free whipping cream on top and sprinkle on nutmeg. Oh so yummy!


Serve and enjoy this delicious and very festive Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte.

pumpkin spice latte whip

I lightened up this recipe by using soy milk, light and fat-free ingredients. If you would like more of a rich taste use whole milk, regular half and half, and regular whipped cream.

Which ever way you decide to make your Pumpkin Spice Latte, I am sure it will be deliciously tasty.

This is my favorite hot fall drink, what’s your favorite?

Hope you have a blessed and Pumpkiny day!



Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yield: 1     Prep Time: 10 min     Cook Time: 5 min


1/2 cup soy milk

1 tablespoon unsweetened canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup hot brewed, coffee
2 tablespoons fat-free organic half & half cream
1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
whipped cream, optional
ground nutmeg, optional


1. In a glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, light brown sugar, spice and vanilla. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, watch it closely and remove it from the microwave when the milk is hot.

2. Pour the Pumpkin Milk into a tall mug or glass. Add hot coffee. Pour in the cream. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Stir, and taste. Add more sugar, if desired.

3. Optional, add whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serve immediately!

Mighty Green

Hello Juicers,

Hope you are having a Magnificent Monday! I am excited about todays juice… all greens!

I am also excited to introduce Thirsty  Thursdays! Okay I know it’s not Thursday today, but I can’t contain my excitement. Every Thursday I will be sharing a smoothie, milkshake, and other scrumptious beverages; hot and cold, heathy and unhealthy. And since it is Autumn my favorite season, I will be  sharing my favorite pumpkin recipes!!

Alright, now let’s Juice It UP!

Day Twenty Two: Mighty Green


6 kale leaves
2 cups spinach
1/2 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 apples
1 (1-inch) piece of ginger


Wash all ingredients thoroughly.

Gradually load your blender with each ingredient. Add water.
If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.
Using a strainer or nut/milk bag, remove the pulp from the juice.
OR drink as is after blending.
Either way you will love this Mighty Green Juice.
Doesn’t this look so delicious?… That’s because it is!
I absolutely love to juice with cucumbers. That’s because it gives the drinks a refreshing taste.
What’s your favorite green to juice with?
Hope you have a blessed and juicy day!

Red Bell Pepper Cucumber Celery

Hello Juicers,

 What a lovely morning it’s been here in Los Angeles, California. Hope you are all having a wonderful morning. I’ve had a very productive one, made my little one carrots and sweet potatoes puree and then this delicious drink. Love all the greens I used and how the red bell pepper stands out.

 Lets get this drink started!

Day Twenty-One: Red Bell Pepper Cucumber Celery


1 apple
2 cups organic arugula & spinach mix
5 celery stalks
1 red bell pepper
1 cucumber
2 cups water
juice of 1/2 lime

day21blenderingredientsWash all ingredients thoroughly.

Cut bell pepper, remove the stem, you can leave the seeds.

Gradually load your blender with each ingredient,
except the lime, we will be stirring it in at the end.
If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.

-1 My Ninja was full with all the ingredients,
leaving no room for the arugula and spinach mix.


so i blended all the ingredients that fit
and then added the arugula and spinach.


I garnished my drink with a piece of lime and
then indulged in the refreshing taste it offered.
The celery stalks gave it most of it’s flavor, if you would like more of the bell pepper flavor I would recommend adding 2 to 3 celery stalks, instead of five. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you enjoy it.

Have a blessed and juicy day!



Apple Cabbage Carrot Juice

Hello Juicers,

Hope you are having a wonderful morning.

For today’s juice we will be using the other half of the purple cabbage along with other delicious fruits and vegetables. We are on day twenty of our 30 Juicy Days program, only 10 days left! I must say, I am feeling very healthy and energetic.

Let the juicing begin!

Day Twenty: Apple Cabbage Carrot Juice


2 apples
1 wedge purple cabbage
2 carrots
1 thumb sized piece ginger
6 swiss chard leaves
juice of 1/2 lemon

-1Wash all ingredients thoroughly.

Gradually load your blender with each ingredient,
except the lemon, we will be using it at the end.

If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.

-2Stir in half of the juice from the lemon.

Not a very appetizing color, right?… But it taste really scrumptious. I couldn’t really taste the purple cabbage, it blend well with the other ingredients. The lemon gave this drink most of it’s flavor. Hope you enjoy!

Have a blessed and juicy day!


Green Pineapple Blend

When I was pregnant, cucumbers were the only thing I ever craved. I remember eating them every night with lime and chili powder. I even got my husband hooked and when we ran out, he would drive to the grocery store and get us more. They are just that yummy!


Cucumbers are very refreshing and make for a great healthy snack. They also have great health benefits. Here are 3 wonderful benefits:

Keeps you hydrated. 

If you are too busy to drink enough water, munch on the cool cucumber, which is 96 percent water. It will cheerfully compensate!

Fights heat, both inside and out.

 Eat cucumber, and your body gets relief from heartburn. Apply cucumber on your skin, and you get relief from sunburn.

Flushes out toxins.

 All that water in cucumber acts as a virtual broom, sweeping waste products out of your system. With regular use, cucumber is known to dissolve kidney stones. Wow, wish I know this information when I was passing my Kidney Stones! But you can be sure I’ve been keeping my fridge stocked with cucumbers and enjoy snacking on them throughout the day.

Day Nineteen: Green Pineapple Blend

1/2 pineapple
6 kale leaves
2 cups spinach
1/2 cucumber
4 celery stalks
1 inch gingerCYMERA_20130808_084242

Wash all ingredients thoroughly.
Cut pineapple in cubes, remove core.
Gradually load your blender with pineapples, cucumbers and celery add water.
If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.
CYMERA_20130808_084357Using a nut/ milk bag or strainer,
remove the pulp from the juice.
Once you have a pulp free juice,
add the spinach and kale.
CYMERA_20130808_084451Blend away!
CYMERA_20130808_084549And here we have our very delicious green drink.
By blending the spinach and kale with the strained juice
it provided our drink with a thick chewy texture.
Have a blessed and juicy day!

Cabbage Limeade

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Day eighteen: Cabbage Limeade
1 lemon
1 lime
2 pears
2 apples
2 carrots
1 (thumb sized) ginger
2 cups purple cabbage
Wash all ingredients thoroughly.
Cut lemon and lime. Remove skin. Remove seeds.
Cut pears. Remove core. Remove seeds.
Cut apples. Remove core. Remove seeds.
Cut carrots. Remove greens.
Cut ginger. Remove skin.
Cut cabbage.
Gradually load your blender with each ingredient and add water.
If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.
Drink as is after blending or
use a nut/ milk bag to remove the pulp.
If using a nut/ milk bag, pour contents of juice in bag.
Carefully lift bag and gently squeeze contents with hand until you’ve squeezed out desired juice amount.
Once juice is squeezed you will be left with
this beautiful color and delicious juice.The lime and lemon gave it a lemonade type of flavor
which was very refreshing.
Purple cabbage can be juiced, cooked, and even used on the skin for natural home remedies.
Let me share with you a some remedies.
Cabbage juice is great for intestinal cleansing, it also contains vitamin C. These will detox your body thereby curing acne.
Cabbage juice helps to keep your skin hydrated. Add honey to 30ml cabbage juice. Apply on face and leave it for 5 min. Wash off after 5min. This remedy will help in wrinkle reduction.
Fair skin
Mix 4tsp cabbage juice with a pinch of yeast and honey. Apply all over your face and neck. Keep it for 15minutes and then wash-off with warm water to get fairer skin.
Drink 20-25ml of cabbage juice to cure headache. It acts as disinfectant as it has lactic acid in it.
Have a blessed and juicy day!

Sweet Bulb

 It’s tallgreen and has a white bulb.
It’s smells like black licorice, but taste oh so sweet!
Oh yes, I am talking about this beautiful veggie, the Fennel Bulb. This vegetable adds a deliciously sweet taste to todays juice.
Here are 7 great benefits of adding more Fennel bulb to your diet.
It is packed with Vitamin C,
which helps boost your immune system.
Good source of FiberFolic Acid, and Potassium.
Best antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food.
Prevents formation of gas in the intestinal tract.
Fennel bulb is said to treat:
Irritable bowel syndrome
low milk production in nursing mothers
Bad breath
Chronic coughs
Sinus congestion
Day Seventeen: Sweet Bulb
2 fennel bulbs
2 pears
2 cups water
Wash all ingredients thoroughly.
Cut bottom of fennel bulb and fennel bulb stalks, like so.
We will only be using the bulb (middle).
Gradually load your blender with each ingredient. Add water.
If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.
Wala! Here we have our Sweet Bulb juice.
I must admit this was my first time using the Fennel Bulb as an ingredient.
At first I was a little resistant to use this veggie because of the strong black licorice smell. I told my self “Self, make the juice, give it a little taste and if you don’t like it, well let it be the last time you use it.”
I am so glad I listened to my self and juiced with this ingredient! Once blended and strained, I gave it a try and my taste buds went wild because of the sweet taste it offered.
Tomorrow I will be making apple and fennel bulb puree for my little guy! Hope he enjoys this veggie as much as I do.
Have a blessed and juicy day!

Leafy Greens

So you want to be strong like Popeye the sailor man and you just don’t know where to begin? Well I have the perfect juice to help you grow your muscles in no time so you can be strong like Popeye!…

Okay, I know eating Spinach won’t literally make you grow muscles, but it can help boost your immune system; which will have you feeling mighty like Mr. Popeye himself.


Spinach is full of valuable antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. If consuming regularly it has wonderful health benefits, which include:Good Eye Sight
Great Protein Source for Infants growth
Bone Mineralization
Maintaining Blood Pressure
Strengthens Muscles
Neurological Benefits
Due to it’s potassium, folate and antioxidants
Prevents atherosclerosis
Due to the protons, it tends to reduce cholesterol and there fat deposits in the blood vesselsWhen purchasing Spinach, it’s best to purchase Organic. The leaf is sprayed heavily with pesticides that doesn’t come off with a normal wash.With that said, lets get started on todays delight!

Day sixteen: Leafy Greens

1 apple
3 handful spinach
6 kale leaves
4 carrots
1 piece of ginger (thumb sized)
2 cups water


Wash all ingredients thoroughly.
Cut apples. Remove core and seeds.
Cut carrots. Remove greens.
Cut ginger. Remove skin.
Gradually load your blender with carrots, apple, and ginger. Add water.
If using a blender, place blender onto your base and pulse or use whole fruit setting until fully blended.
Here I used a nut/ milk bag to remove the pulp
from the carrots, apples, and ginger
Then I added 3 hands full spinach and chopped kale.
The reason I added the spinach and kale after straining the juice is because
I enjoy chewing on the textured chopped spinach and kale.
And here is our drink with the blended spinach and kale.
As you can see the spinach and kale changed the color of
our juice from orange to textured green. Yum!
Like I’ve said before, my husband is not a fan of the thick texture in our juice.
I removed the spinach and kale pulp from his drink.
This made for a delicious and quick snack.
You can eat this with wheat thing (my fav snack)
or add your favorite dressing on this and enjoy.
Have a blessed and juicy day!
Toot Toot!