Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Juices and Smoothies. . .: Bright Eyes

Before I get to this recipe, I'd like you all to join me for a moment of silence for the beautiful pork tenderloin I lost last night, after it tried to burn down my apartment.

I'm not. . .fully sure how this happened, but, long story short, when smoke started pouring out of the eyes of my stove, I discovered that the casserole dish I'd put the tenderloin in had shattered, and pork juices were sizzling down to the bottom of the oven.  It wasn't until I tried to move the pan that I realized said pan was in. . .chunks.

So not only was my apartment full of smoke, but my tenderloin was (probably) ruined, thanks to the shards of glass that were likely embedded in it.

But on to happier things.

Dennis watched this movie about this guy who juices (a guy who drinks juice as his main source of nutrition. . .not a guy who's on steroids) and decided that was what he was going to do.  As a result, I've been drinking a lot of these juices, too, and they're not terrible, even when they involve weird vegetables.

As it turns out, I have a juicing and smoothie cookbook (Juices & Smoothies: Over 160 Healthy, Refreshing and Irresistible Drinks and Blends), given to us by my mother-in-law a few years ago, and I figured now would be a good time to give it a go.  I won't be doing just juice this week, so if you don't have a juicer, come back anyway!  There will be at least one smoothie, I promise.

My favorite part about this juice is how pretty it is.  All it's got in it is carrots and clementines, so it's a nice, bright orange.  It's pretty tasty, too.  Dennis said it would be good for a morning juice.  It's called "Bright Eyes," and it's supposed to make you feel more awake or something.  I didn't feel especially more awake after I tried it, but then again, I was also trying to prevent a pork tenderloin from burning down my apartment.

Bright Eyes

Serves 2


6 clementines, peeled and sectioned
7 oz. carrots, peeled and roughly chopped

This recipe is super easy.  Put the carrots through your juicer.  Then, put your clementines through your juicer.  Mix. Then, drink your juice!

As a side note, I really love the set of glasses this glass came from.  My grandmother recently died, and, upon cleaning out her house, I found this set of glasses in the liquor cabinet, presumably belonging to my grandfather.  I like how they're numbered, so you know if one of your guests absconds with one.  (There are 8, if you wondered.)

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