Greener (Cherry) Limeade…Say Wha?!?! Sexy Green Lemonade’s Sexier Cousin

The sexiest limeade I’ve ever had!

Happy Friday Gorgeous People!!!

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!  (yes, Rihanna, I’ll drink green juice to that, yeah, yeah!)  Only one more day to go & this 30-day (prelude to a) juice feast is complete.  I’ve had awesome results including a double-digit weight loss, clearer, brighter skin, more energy, sounder sleep & a better disposition.  Most days I have had more energy but this past week I haven’t slept the best (for mommy reasons), so I can’t say I’m feeling very energetic right now. I haven’t taken my final measurements but it is totally safe to say there have been some inches lost because I can finally fit back into my jeans.  Thank goodness because even Alexander Wang can only find but so many ways to style a pair of black leggings.  I will report back tomorrow with the final results.

But now for the juicy news.  (Corny pun intended).  I was so excited this morning when I came up with my latest juice creation.  Anyone who knows me well, knows I am a sucker for fresh limeade.  So it’s serious business when I say I would take this green juice over regular limeade any day!  It happened by complete accident…I was out of lemons (gasp!) and I had a bowl full of limes…I imagine you know how this story ends.  When you don’t have lemons…make limeade!  This green limeade is seriously orgasmic…ok, not literally but it’s really, really, really freakin’ good.  As my sister would say, “It’s amaze-balls.”  And it’s fabu with a few cherries thrown in.  Strawberries would be a great stand-in as well.  I have a feeling you could also use sparkling mineral water instead of distilled for a twist.  Try serving this at a get-together & I bet no one would even know.  I will stake my reputation on it.

The best part is, this green juice is loaded with tons of green goodness & low-glycemic fruit… vitamins A, C, E, & K, B-complex vitamins & minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.  Limes are great for your skin–rejuvenating the skin, giving it that orgasmic afterglow, protecting it from infections & reducing body odor–due to the large amount of vitamin-C and Flavonoids.  They also aid in digestion–flavonoids, the compounds found in the fragrant oils extracted from lime, stimulate the digestive system & increase secretion of digestive juices, bile & acids & stimulate the peristaltic motion.  And just when you though it couldn’t get any better…limes also aid in weight-loss (citric acid is a fat burner) & are believed to fight against colon & prostate cancer, arthritis, diabetes & heart disease.  I didn’t want to hype the juice up too much but I think it might too late.  So, stop reading & go try it immediately!  This one is dedicated to you non-believers…

GREEN (CHERRY) LIMEADE

(All my ingredients are organic, choose organic whenever possible)

1 fiji apple quartered

1 pear quartered

8-10 seedless red or black grapes (adjust to preferred sweetness)

3-4 cherries seeded (optional–it’s great both ways!)

3 stalks kale

2 stalks chard

2 large handfuls spinach

1/2 a large cucumber (MUST be peeled if not organic)

1-2 limes depending on amount of juice (most of the rind peeled)

a handful of parsley including stems

1/2 a small yellow squash or zucchini

distilled water

Pass all the ingredients though the juicer, alternating between soft & hard produce to keep things moving through smoothly.  (e.g., Leafy greens, a couple apple pieces, cucumber, a couple apple pieces, etc.)  Make sure to cut or peel most of the lime rind off before passing it through or the juice will be bitter.  Add distilled water to taste.  Enjoy.

I hope you like this one as much as I do…I’d love to hear about it!

love & light,

MK

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6 thoughts on “Greener (Cherry) Limeade…Say Wha?!?! Sexy Green Lemonade’s Sexier Cousin

  1. Mmmm sounds “amaze-balls” haha – I will have to try it once we get our juicer! Suggestions are welcome 😉 (something easy to clean up, mid-range for price…I know you’ve gone through a couple so you have a good idea about what works for what situations – Amazon Prime purchase would be a bonus for 2 day shipping!)

  2. Look at the Breville’s BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor and Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor. $99 and $149 respectively. Good wattage, great brand, nice looking on your countertop. Both Amazon Prime 🙂 Check out the reviews…good luck!

  3. My daughter and I made this last night (pics to come, my battery died so she used her phone…no she’s not grown or a teenager just overprotected) and both really liked it. I’m not sure it can passover to the non-juicers as cherry limeade,but to us juicers it’s a sure-fire treat. I keep pumping up my juice to the non-juicers like they’re gonna love it and get my feelings hurt. Me: you will love this, it tastes as good as your mixed juice. Try it and you can have ice cream. Son: No thanks that looks disgusting. Me: you can spit it out if you don’t like. Son: Taking 3.2 mins to try a dip, gives the animated spit-out

    • ..and mouth rinsing. (got cut off from prev reply) I’ve let a few more try and they’ve said not bad or sort of good. My son and husband are taking too long to get on Board. My 12yr old rocks, she’s demanding flavors.
      Now, I followed recipe to a T, less the squash or zuc BC I had none, so added another apple since mine were small. I didn’t have nearly the juice you pictured. I think I had 20 oz.
      My auto correct is going wild so if u see strange words, blame it on me still laying in bed on my overbearing autocorrect Android.
      Thanks for recipe.

      • I’m glad to see you tried it! I think one of the dangers of following a recipe for juicing exactly is that there are so many variables. There are always variances in produce–size, sweetness, etc. that change the taste of the juice plus your own personal preferences. My friend tried it and said she could taste the parsley because she doesn’t like parsley, of course I didn’t notice it because I juice it almost every day. Also, I unfortunately find it difficult to recreate the exact same taste more than once without tweaking something. For example, later that same day I made another batch and had to add more grapes because I don’t think my apples were as sweet. Also, for the non-juicers make sure you are adding enough distilled water so it’s not to strong. Maybe for your son and hubs start with more fruit and less greens and gradually add more in once they get over the color. For example, I started my 4 year old off around 2 years old with mango smoothies that just had a handful of spinach. When I would juice, I would make him apple with spinach. There is no change is taste, just the color and the benefits. Now he drinks regular green juices…start them off slowly. Oh! another trick (I don’t know how old he is) is to put the juice in a plastic opaque cup with a lid and straw like the ones when you go out to eat and get a kids meal. It’s definitely somewhat psychological. Especially if you are resistant to begin with. And definitely tweak to your own taste buds! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your experience!

  4. Question about Flavonoids…These are a new topic of learning for me, I’m really interested in them because I’m dealing with inflammation in my joints. I want to focus my diet around foods with anti-inflammatory qualities and see if my condition improves. Can you explain these to me and help me find foods that would give me the most bang for my buck? Thank you thank you thank you

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