When I was a child living in my hometown Bogota, it was a ritual to have an orange juice for breakfast.
The oranges in my country are the cheapest and they are all year long available as you know Colombia don’t have seasons, we have dry months and rainy months but not winter or summer.
We have tropical weather so we are very lucky to have this fruit full of antioxidants all year long.
My father used to make this juice by hand but later in years a juicer and blenders came up.
So the normal orange juice turned into new tastes and flavours.
My dad used to wake up early in the morning and bring the juice to our beds… so special!
Now that I’m older have such beautiful memories about my childhood and the good habits we created with little things.
Back in years, having a juicer was a novelty , it was so cool to put everything green and some fruits from the fridge out and laid them all on the kitchen counter.
We experimented a lot , some juices were bitter or very acid or very sour or too thick.
It is hard to find a good combination.
But one day this combination made me change my mind and from then on I started to liked it a lot. This combination is
Carrot and Apple and orange.
The juice was so sweet and refreshing.
I loved it so much that one day I turned a bit orange.
Why do I call it GlowJuice?
Because of the combination of antioxidants. Carrots contain the antioxidant Beta carotene which turns into Vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy skin and improve vision. Orange contains Vitamin C which is a potent antioxidant specific to improve immunity and improve the collagen in our skin and he lovely apple that give us natural sugars.
Together this juice will keep you Glowing.
I don’t recommend to have this juice more than one serving a day. There is so much natural sugar in it as well as betacarotene that will have you turning orange just like I did as a kid.
It’s harmless and will go away as soon as you stop consuming the juice, but keep that in mind.
People use juices in different ways. Some do cleanses, and in my personal opinion I like juices for complement our healthy diets, instead of being a replacement for whole foods .
In my personal experience , I prefer to chew fresh food and being mindful about the food I am putting into my mouth than a smoothie or a juice , but in a hot day or after a workout I will definitely will have a glow juice like this and even before I go to work.
My kids love this juice very much so say …
Good morning darlings with a good and healthy smoothie.
See my notes below for my juicing tips.
APPLE AND CARROT GLOW JUICE
- Large organic carrots
- 1 organic apple
- 1 orange quarter and peeled orange
- Any juicer or blender
Place the ingredients into the juicer and I will add 1/4 of water, mix and enjoy.
Rinse your fruits and vegetables well, but don’t worry about peeling the skins as long as you are using organic.I do peel the skin of citrus as the contain really bitter oils.
Now oranges are in season so …make the most of them.
Perfect start of the day for our kids.
The simplest juices the better!