I tried two recipes this afternoon: creamy carrot juice and energy bars. The carrot juice is my first experiment with my new juicer and I’ll admit that vegetable juices are going to take some time to get used to. I’ll let it chill over night and see how I like it in the morning. As for the energy bars, they are delicious!
Creamy Carrot Juice
- 4 large organic carrots
1.) Wash carrots using water and a stiff vegetable brush to remove any dirt.
2.) Remove tops and slice to fit juicer.
3.) Juice and enjoy.
Carrot juice is considered a favorite of many vegetable juices. It is suggested as a good ingredient to mix with other juices. It has a great supply of potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, sodium, silicone and iodine. Suggested to drink upon being made or keep in refrigerator to drink the same day.
Baked Energy Bars
(courtesy: Runner’s World, September 2011)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 eggs
- walnuts (I substituted with sliced almonds)
- orange zest (I substituted with lemon zest)
- 2 cups granola
1.) Mix all ingredients
2.) Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees
Despite having more calories than sugar, honey has many more healthy advantages. Runner’s World cited the following as reasons for incorporating honey into one’s diet: provides fuel performance, controls blood sugar, boosts antioxidant levels, curbs cholesterol and improves G.I. health.