Orange You Glad…

Orange You Glad Juice

I didn’t say banana?

I was messing around with juicing again and came up with something that I think even Heidi’s son (Adventures of a Gluten-free Mom) would love.   I pulled out a mango, two oranges, and a beet.  Then I thought, why a beet?  Why not a carrot?  Let’s make this an orange colored juice.  I put the beet back and reached for a carrot.

Mangoes have lots of fiber.  I mean lots.  One of the things I used to do when constipated is eat a whole mango.  This was when I was back home and friends had mangoes growing out the wazoo and they couldn’t give them away fast enough.  Now, I don’t need to do that.   If I have a whole mango, it’s just party of my natural daily fiber.  They also have Vitamins C, A, E, B6, K, potassium, copper, and lots of phytonutrients (antioxidants!).

Oranges of course have Vitamin C.  They also contain niacin, potassium, riboflavin, thiamine, panthothenic acid, folate, calcium, Vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus.  Carrots are full of beta-carotene which then metabolize into Vitamin A.

What I loved about this juice was none of the ingredients stood out.  They all blended together for a nice sweet juice to go with my breakfast.  I even started thinking about Heidi’s comments about turning juice into popsicles.  I thought, this would make a great popsicle for these hot summer days coming.

The bright orange color didn’t quite come through in picture because my battery was too low.  Once my camera battery gets low, it won’t let the shutter work.  Darned SLR digital cameras!  Oh well.  Once you make it, you’ll see just how orange it is.

Orange You Glad Juice

2 oranges, peeled

1 mango, pit removed and flesh scooped out of the peel

1 carrot (or more if you want your juice less sweet)

Place all ingredients into the feeding tube of your juice and juice!