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Miracle Drink

Miracle Drink


Let’s talk juice… I typically like to keep my juice fruity to make it more enjoyable but lately I was looking for more ideas to incorporate veggies into my fruity juices. About a month ago I came across the “Superfood Juices” book by Julie Morris which inspired this recipe. This drink is loaded with all kind of goodness. Beets and oranges offer rich amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Drinking beet juice helps lower blood pressure, and even enhance athletic performance. Buckthorn is consider to be a beauty berries. Tart and slightly sweet, reminds the taste of lemon and honey. These orange berries have high concentration of vitamins A and C, and omega 7 essential fatty acids, which promote skin health. I added a small amount of cashew nuts to create milkier juice and also balance flavors. So to sum it up, this “miracle” drink promotes immune system strength, energy, detoxification, skin clarity and prevents the signs of aging, and it turned out seriously delicious! I am bringing this healthy and refreshing drink to Fiesta Friday hosted by Angie. As always, make sure to check out this week recipes! Happy Friday!

Miracle Drink

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 10 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beet, scrubbed and trimmed
  • 2 large oranges, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon sea buckthorn powder ( I buy it online at ww.livesuperfoods.com; if its not available to you, you can add a little bit of lemon juice and honey instead to get a similar flavor)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted raw cashews
  • 8 ice cubes

Directions:

Juice the beet and the oranges. Than transfer the juice to a blender, add buckthorn powder, cashews and ice cubes. Blend well and enjoy! Serve with more ice if desired.

Note: If you don’t own a juicer, you can use blender instead.  Chop or dice your produce well and place it in the blender with the most watery and juicy produce closest to the blades. If the blender struggles, add water, a little at a time and blend until a pulpy smoothie. Use nut milk bag or two layers of cheesecloth and squeeze it by hand to strain the juice over the bowl.

 

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35 Comments

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    apuginthekitchen
    June 20, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This sounds amazing!! I love a drink like this that is so good for you and delicious at the same time.

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      oceanviewkitchen
      June 20, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Thanks! I was quite happy with the result:) even my husband liked it and he normally doesn’t do veggie juices!

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    Ngan R.
    June 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Skin clarity, detox, energy, strength? Sounds like a must do for me! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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    Lori
    June 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Sounds healthy and looks amazing!

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    Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
    June 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks for bringing something so healthy and refreshing!!! I mean, I brought DOG treats to FF- so people will really appreciate this drink that’s not only for humans (ha) but has so many health benefits. Educational too! Thanks so much!

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      oceanviewkitchen
      June 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! Your dog treats are awesome! And so cute:)

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    chefjulianna
    June 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Well, I know that all of us from time to time are in need of a miracle! There’s no time like now, so I’ll take a tall glass of your miracle drink right now! Thanks so much for thinking of our heath tonight here at FF! I feel zippier already! 😀

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      oceanviewkitchen
      June 21, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Julianna! Yes, we all can use something healthy and refreshing from time to time:) thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!

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    lapetitepaniere
    June 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    So fresh fresh and healthy, Olga 🙂

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    Gerlinde@sunnycovechef
    June 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I’m lazy when it comes to making my own juices, our health food store has a beet juice with spinach and ginger that I like to drink. Your post inspires me to make my own. Thank you

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      oceanviewkitchen
      June 21, 2014 at 7:19 am

      I have been juicing for years and really enjoy fresh juices. It’s so much better! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Malar
    June 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Beets are my favorite, this is so good 🙂

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      oceanviewkitchen
      June 21, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Thanks Malar! I am glad you liked it:) thanks for stopping by!

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    spiceinthecity
    June 21, 2014 at 3:25 am

    I need a miracle 😀 Thanks for sharing this lovely drink 😀

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    rawfooddiaries
    June 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I am totally in love in juicing and this one sounds super tasty!

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    crafteaheart
    June 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    That looks so good! I would have one right now!

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    The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly
    June 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Sounds wonderfully healthy! And tasty, too!! I have a juicer somewhere around here… I need to find it!! BTW… You have an award waiting for you on my blog! Congrats! Check it out here: http://foodgurly.com/2014/06/the-quintet-of-radiance-award/

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    sarahgiebens
    June 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    It looks and sounds great! happy FF!

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    Cindy
    June 23, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Wow – this is everything good for you rolled into one beautiful looking drink!

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    Patty Nguyen
    June 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    What a lovely color, Olga!

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    cookingwithauntjuju.com
    June 24, 2014 at 2:28 am

    I have the same book “Superfood Smoothies” and a Hurom juicer that I do not use very much. Maybe I need to bring it up from the basement and try using it again with your recipe 🙂 Do you have her “Superfood Kitchen” book?

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      oceanviewkitchen
      June 24, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Yes, I have her “superfood kitchen” book as well. She has some interesting ideas and I have been using superfood powders in smoothies, juices and cooking. You should defiantly bring up your juicer from the basement and start using it again:)

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    Pang
    June 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    This is indeed the “Miracle Drink.” The colour is so vibrant, and the ingredients have prepared me for the Summer; I love love it 🙂

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