{Not your average orange juice: boost nutrition by adding carrots, papaya & ginger}

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Summary: 
This juice is the perfect way to start your busy day.  If you want peel all of the ingredients the night before and place in a zip lock bag or plastic container. This will save you some time in the morning! Papain, a powerful protein found in papaya helps sooth and coat an upset or nervous stomach. Both carrots and oranges provide a huge antioxidant boost from vitamin C plus provide beta carotene for healthy eyes and skin. These ingredients are thus said to posses anti-aging benefits. Ginger root provides detoxifying properties to this juice.

Ingredients:
2 cups of papaya, cubed
2 large peeled carrots
1 large peeled orange
1/4 to 1/2  in cube fresh ginger root (depends on how spicy you want to make it!)
ice cubes

Directions:
JUICING TIPS:
– Peeling the outer layer of the carrot skin removes some of its bitterness.
– Removing the orange skin: cut in half and then insert your fingers between the outer skin and the orange. The skin should come right off like a baseball cap. See pictures below.

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-Ginger: is a very potent ingredient. Use in small quantities! Peel the skin off with a small spoon or cut with a knife. In my hand is a hefty 1 inch cube for those who cannot measure with their eyes, notice the proportion in relation to my fingers. I used about 1/3 of that cube in my juice.

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Juice the orange, papaya and ginger at low speed. Then switch to high speed for the carrots. Serve and enjoy immediately.

Serving Size: two 7.5 oz glasses or one tall glass
Yield: 15oz

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Don’t you just love that beautiful and NATURAL orange color? It’s one of the many reasons I love juicing!

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4 thoughts on “{Not your average orange juice: boost nutrition by adding carrots, papaya & ginger}

  1. From webmd:
    Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite.

    Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain.

    Some people pour the fresh juice on their skin to treat burns. The oil made from ginger is sometimes applied to the skin to relieve pain.
    Hahaha i knew it had SOME benefits but this is great. It also helps lower blood sugar.

    • So all and all….this is the perfect breakfast juice before a hectic/stressful day….especially for those with IBS or a “nervous stomach”.

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