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Pineapple-Grapefruit Juice

This week’s a doozie for me, so I’m just posting this simple juice recipe to tide you all over until next week when I should have something a little heartier for you. I love this fruit combo—the pineapple is nice and sweet, but the grapefruit is more on the tart side, so it’s a really nice balance. It would make an awfully nice refreshment sitting on a Seattle patio this week…the weather is looking UP, friends! Hope you’re enjoying your day! M Pineapple-Grapefruit Juice Ready in: 5 min Ingredients: 3/4 cup cubed pineapple 1 grapefruit Directions: Send all the ingredients through a juicer, pour, and go kick your feet up—you deserve it! Need more of a fix? Try my Fancy Pants Grapefruit:    

Green Chai Juice

Cinnamon? On a green juice?? Yep! This post is inspired by a juice I used to get at a downtown Seattle shop called The Juicy Café, and that combo sounded just as weird to me as it might be sounding to you right now. But, one sip and I was hooked. This recipe also calls for a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt, and there’s just something about the flavor created from that, the celery—which plays a big part—and cinnamon that just works. And it’s a fun tweak that keeps the basic green juice from getting boring. Hope you love it as much as I do! M Green Chai Juice Ready in: 5 min Yeilds: One 10 to 12 ounce juice Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber 4 celery stalks, cut in half 1/2 apple 1/2 lemon w/peel sliced off Large handful of spinach (or other greens) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of Himalayan sea salt Directions: Juice all produce together, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt. TIP: Ball up the spinach and push it through the juicer either between the other …

Mocha Valencia

When I was a Starbucks barista, I loved making mocha Valencias because of the chocolate-y, orange-y, espresso-y aroma that would waft up from the cup when I swirled all those components together, but I always opted for a caramel macchiato or some sort of white chocolate mocha when I wanted to take my espresso-drinking experience to eleven. So, I probably wouldn’t have done a post about this particular coffee drink if a friend hadn’t requested it, but making one with a piece of orange zest—as opposed to a syrup like Starbucks does—was a bit of a game changer for me. This is how Seattle coffee shop, Cafe Ladro, makes them, but I’d never actually tried it for myself. It’s shocking how much flavor comes through with just a small piece! And I like that you can adjust the sweetness with this method—more orange doesn’t equate to a sweeter flavor—simply add sugar as you wish to create your own mocha Valencia adventure. I am now officially a fan. Will I turn you into one?? Enjoy! M Mocha …