Try incorporating a fresh juice into your Christmas holiday traditions instead of the rich foods that are typically made.
This day is such a special time of year. We’re celebrating Jesus’ birth. It’s an exciting time where memories are made, friendship is shared and gifts are given. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. I don’t tend to go all-out on my decorations, but I do really like themed foods and juices.
If you’re wanting some good juices for Christmas…you have two options: red or green! Which is no problem in the world of juicing.
Juicing idea: Since a lot of the excitement is actually the build up too it, while not make your own advent calendar…but with juices. Not pre-made juices, of course. You could make 25 days of either red or green juices. Write the juice you are going to make on a paper for each day, and insert into the calendar. Each day you or your kids wake up, make the juice for that day. It adds excitement and is way better than having a piece of chocolate in the morning! It’s also a good way to get the kids excited about juices!
It’s so easy to find red and green colored juices.
To make red juices try beets, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, cherries & watermelons
To make green juices, try celery (for light colored), kale, spinach, watercress or a mint garnish. Green smoothies are also great.
These are some of my favorites…Try out these Merry beverages.
2 handfuls of cherries (1-2 cups) pitted
2 apples (cored)
Juice together for a rich burgundy-red juice.
This juice turns out a light green but oxidizes quickly. I make this all the time.
3 apples (granny smith are the best)
2 sticks of celery
Juice together and drink immediately. Add a stick of celery in the glass for more green and a nice decorative and festive touch.
It’s all red.
1 lemon (peeled)
A few sprigs of parsley
Juice the vegetables together and drink
A great nightcap or morning “opening the gifts” drink
6 oz of black tea if morning, decaf tea if night
1 tsp of honey
Make your tea of choice. Juice the 2 apples. Add the honey and apple juice to the tea. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a nice holiday flavor.