Healthy Juices for the New Year

Healthy Juices for the New Year

I’ve had so many wonderfully indulgent holiday meals with family and friends, but I’m ready to get back on track for 2017. These fresh juices feature some of my favorite holiday ingredients, like fresh cranberries and sweet potatoes. These elixirs will rejuvenate and invigorate you, and they’re the perfect way to jumpstart your new year.

Healthy Juices for the New Year

I used the KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer, which is a great way to get every last drop of goodness from your fruits and vegetables. This Maximum Extraction Juicer does a great job juicing everything from leafy greens to apples and pears. It extracts expertly, leaving the discarded fruit pulp dry.

To use this Maximum Extraction Juicer, assemble it and make sure the fruit will fit through the wide chute. This Maximum Extraction Juicer cuts down on prep time since it actually slices the fruit for you. I placed the carrots in whole, but wide product like sweet potatoes and pears have to be halved or quartered. Once the vegetables are in the chute, the machine does the rest of the work!

Healthy Juices for the New Year

There are three pulp screens so you can choose between low or high pulp, or even make fresh sauces. Set the large pitcher to the side of the juicer – beneath the spout – to collect discarded pulp and the smaller pitcher beneath the juicer to catch the extracted juice. There’s an optional screen you can use over the pitcher to catch any foam.

Healthy Juices for the New Year

This Cranberry Apple Juice is the perfect blend of tart (from the cranberries) and sweet (from the apples). Cranberries are a superfood that are loaded with antioxidants, and the natural sweetness from the apples enable you to imbibe quite a bit of this tangy-sweet combination. I juiced one cup of cranberries and three apples, which yielded about two cups of this deep, enriching juice.

Healthy Juices for the New Year

It’s important to consume a variety of colors in our diet, so I made an orange-colored juice next. I juiced a large sweet potato, three large carrots, and two oranges. This yielded a beta-carotene, Vitamin A and Vitamin C-rich juice, that was as sweet as it was refreshing and nutrient-packed.

Healthy Juices for the New Year

The last juice I made was a green juice. This Juicer does a superb job of juicing leafy greens. I juiced a handful of parsley, 2 large cucumbers and a large pear. This juice had a hint of sweetness, but the cucumber juice is hydrating and refreshing, and the parsley adds an antioxidant punch.

Healthy Juices for the New Year

This Maximum Extraction Juicer makes preparing healthy juices fun and easy. Make these delicious and nutritious juices a part of your new year regimen, and you won’t be disappointed.

Healthy Juices for the New Year

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Cranberry Apple Juice

Yields 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh cranberries
3 apples, quartered

DIRECTIONS

Assemble the KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer with the low pulp blade and pulp screen over the small pitcher. Add the cranberries and quartered apples into the feeding tube. Turn the Juicer on. Continue to add the fruit until there is none left. Discard any foam that has accumulated on the pulp screen. Serve juice immediately or store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to three days.

Cranberry Apple Juice Recipe

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Sweet Potato Carrot Orange Juice

Yields 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

1 sweet potato, quartered
3 large carrots
2 oranges, peeled

DIRECTIONS

Assemble the KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer with the low pulp blade and pulp screen over the small pitcher. Add the quartered sweet potato to the feeding tube. Turn the Juicer on. Add the carrots. Add peeled oranges (you must peel the oranges first). Discard any foam that has accumulated on the pulp screen. Serve juice immediately or store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to three days.

Sweet Potato Carrot Orange Juice Recipe

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Parsley Pear Cucumber Juice

Yields 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

1 cup parsley
2 large cucumbers
1 pear, quartered

DIRECTIONS

Assemble the KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer with the low pulp blade and pulp screen over the small pitcher. Add the parsley to the feeding tube. Turn the Juicer on. Add the cucumbers, one at a time. Add the quartered pear. Discard any foam that has accumulated on the pulp screen. Serve juice immediately or store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to three days.

Parsley Pear Cucumber Juice Recipe

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KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer (slow juicer)
The KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer (slow juicer) gives you more juice with less prep work, featuring a patented two-stage blade and auger system and wide chute. This juicer also comes with 3 pulp screens for low pulp, high pulp and sauces. Perfect for hard, soft or leafy fruits and vegetables. Learn More

KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer (slow juicer)

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