Lux Get Fit Week: Juicing

Welcome to to the summer season of local Farmer's Markets! The Central Valley offers a variety of locations and opportunities to snag your fresh local produce. The perfect ingredients for a juicing adventure!

Here are some locations for you to note:

Vineyard Farmer's Market: Wednesdays 3-6pm and Saturdays 7am-Noon on Blackstone and Shaw

Old Town Clovis Farmer's Market: Friday Nights on Pollasky

Rue and Gwen Gibson Farmer's Market: Fresh produce from Fresno State off Chestnut near the campus

Bluff's Farmer's Market: Tuesdays 5-9pm at The Park Place Shopping Center at Palm and Nees

River Park Farmer's Market: Tuesdays 5-9pm off El Paseo in the River Park Shopping Center

Kaiser Permanente Farmer's Market: Wednesdays 8am-1:30pm off Fresno and Alluvial

Market on Kern: Wednesdays 9-2pm off Kern Street in Downtown Fresno

Farm Grown Market: Fridays during Grizzlies Home Games at Chukchansi Park off Tulare Street in Downtown Fresno

Certified Organic Farmers Market: For over 30 years Kristina's Natural Ranch Market has been serving the Central San Joaquin Valley with our brick and mortar store located off Barstow Street.


An amazing palate-cleanse infuses the sweet notes of the fruits and power of veggies to make your health both quenching and intoxicating.

Get your dose of veggies in a delicious way with these easy recipes bought with Farmer's Market produce. It's the best way to flush those toxins away.

Benefits of Juicing are nutrient rich! There are many health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and veggies, and it’s a fabulous excuse to explore all of these awesome local Farmer's Markets!

Fruit and vegetable juices retain most of of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that would be found in the whole versions of those foods. These nutrients can help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and various inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis. Valuable compounds called flavonoids and anthocyanins are abundant in a variety of fruits and vegetables and guard against oxidative cellular damage, which comes from everyday cellular maintenance and is exacerbated by exposure to chemicals and pollution.

We love all of the healing properties that come with these recipes. Juice to weight loss, juice to your health!


Lux Green Monster:

Ingredients:

1 cup kale
2 Swiss chard leaves
1/2 cup parsley
1/2 small beet
1/2 cup pineapple
2 green apples (use red for sweeter flavor)
1 sprig fresh mint
1/2 lemon, peeled

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender or juicer and process until smooth. Bottoms up!


Lux Red Dream Machine

Ingredients:

2 pounds beets (about 6 medium), trimmed, peeled, cut into 1' pieces
1 pound carrots (about 4 large), trimmed, peeled, cut into 1' pieces
1 Gala or Empire apple (about 8 ounces), cored, cut into 1' pieces
1 Granny Smith apple (about 8 ounces), cored, cut into 1' pieces
1 3' piece fresh ginger, peeled, chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Pass first 5 ingredients through a juicer. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl. Stir in lemon juice. Pour into glasses. Enjoy!


Lux Green Refresher:

Ingredients:

3 kale leaves
1 cup spinach
1 apple
5 celery stalks
1/4 medium cucumber
1/2 beet
1/2 lemon, peeled

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a juicer or blender and process until smooth. Delishh!