Powerful Juices, Waters, Smoothies, and Spritzers by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven



Powerful Juices, Waters, Smoothies, and Spritzers





Green Juice Recipe


Ingredients

1 cup packed organic spinach leaves
1/2 cup organic flat-leaf parsley leaves, can include stems
1 rib organic celery
1/2 organic cucumber
1/2 ripe organic organic pear
1/2 organic green apple
Zest of half of a large organic orange
2 large organic oranges, peeled, seeds removed
1 piece (1 inch) fresh grated ginger
*Organic is important with this recipe as these are soft flesh items


Directions

Blend ingredients in juicer.

Makes 14-16 ounces.



Aunt Rosemary and Uncle Tom’s Cherry-Mint Spritzer





Ingredients

1 cup pitted or frozen (thawed) cherries for each glass
1/4 cup mint leaves, washed, plus 4 sprigs to garnish each glass
1/4 cup fresh squeezed organic lime juice for each glass
3 cups cherry-flavored seltzer for each glass.


Directions

Divide cherries, mint, and lime juice into four glasses.
Muddle ingredients in each glass with a wooden spoon or muddler.  
Stir in seltzer.
Garnish with mint.

For my gin twist on this recipe click here:  Black Cherry-Mint Cocktail



Cucumber Water





Ingredients

1 large organic cucumber, washed and dried
8 cups filtered water


Directions

Trim and discard ends of cucumber. 
Slice cucumber horizontally; cut into 1/2-inch rounds. 
Combine cucumber and water in large pitcher.
Steep for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Serve over ice.



Orange Citrus and Mint Water





Ingredients

1/2 tangelo
1/2 orange
3 sprigs mint
8 cups filtered water


Directions

Wash and halve the honey tangerine, tangelo, and orange.
Wash mint.
Combine ingredients in large pitcher.
Steep for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Serve over ice.



Orange Mint Water





Ingredients

2 organic oranges
Zest of one washed organic orange
1 sliced orange
3 sprigs mint, washed
8 cups filtered water

Directions

Wash, dry, and zest an orange 
(You may save the flesh to eat or use in another recipe.)
Wash, dry, and slice the other orange. 
Combine ingredients in large pitcher.
Steep for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Serve over ice.



Melon Rosemary Lemon Water





Ingredients

4 cups diced green melon
Zest of one washed organic lemon
Juice of the lemon
5 sprigs rosemary, washed
8 cups filtered water


Directions

Combine ingredients in a large pitcher.
Steep for 2 hours in refrigerator.
Serve over ice.



Rosemary Mint Lime Water





Ingredients

2 organic limes
Zest of one washed organic lime 
(Use flesh for this lime in another recipe.)
1 washed organic lime, sliced
3 sprigs rosemary, washed
1/4 cup mint leaves, washed, plus 4 sprigs to garnish each glass
8 cups filtered water


Directions

Combine ingredients in a large pitcher.
Steep for 2 hours in refrigerator.
Serve over ice.



Pumpkin Smoothie





Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree 
(Canned is good because it has consistent texture.)
2 frozen bananas (Freeze without peels.)
1 cup non-fat milk
Zest of one washed tangelo
1 tangelo (from above) peeled and sliced
1 organic green apple, washed, dried, and diced
1 Tablespoon flax seed
1 Tablespoon high quality cocoa powder
1 pinch fresh ground ginger
1 pinch fresh grated cinnamon 
2 scoops nutritional shake mix 
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted


Directions

1.  Freeze bananas in zip baggie (3 hours minimum or overnight).
2.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 176.667 Celsius.
3.  Spread coconut flakes on a baking pan.  
Toast flakes for 3-5 minutes, watching closely, until golden brown.  
Use a hot pad to remove flakes from oven.
3.  Blend pumpkin, frozen bananas, milk, tangelo zest, sliced tangelo, apple, flax seed, cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, and nutritional shake mix in blender.
 4.  Pour smoothie into glass.
5.  Garnish smoothie with toasted coconut flakes.  



Sport Shake 





Ingredients 

1 large scoop of ice (2 cups)
2 scoops nutritional shake mix (Herbalife24 Formula 1 Sport)
1 cup non-fat milk


Directions

Crush ice in blender.
Add banana, nutritional shake mix, and milk.
Blend until smooth.

Serve with fresh fruit.





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