Thursday, August 23, 2012

Juice Here Now Giveaway

Every year, usually in January, I vow to start juicing daily. I have good intentions, but juicing is so darn expensive. I wish fresh, organic produce was more affordable. Anyway, I love juice. It makes me feel refreshed, energetic, alive.

I was asked to review Juice Here Now, a juice e-book from Pura Vida Pantry. Of course, I jumped at the chance. When I can afford to juice, I tend to stick with recipes since my creative conceptions tend to be disastrous. Thankfully, the e-book is loaded with recipes for fresh juice to cure all kinds of ailments from hangovers to thyroid problems. It also contains smoothie recipes (which I can always use help with) and even recipes using the pulp leftover from your juices.

When I saw the recipe for PVP Viper Juice, I knew what I had to start with. Just read the description for this tomato-based veggie cocktail made with kale, carrots, garlic, jalapeno, celery, cucumber, and cilantro:  
"The ultimate in everything I look for in a juice.  Packed with free radical fighting antioxidants, cleansing and alkalizing, proven to aid in the discharge of heavy metals from the blood, builds flourishing skin, teeth and bones, improves eyesight….hmmm what else?  Oh, yes, I shall continue:  the PVP Viper helps restore healthy cholesterol levels, support healthy nerve and blood vessels, lessen the risk of cancers, is a pain reliever, lowers blood pressure, is a diuretic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and wellness."

Here's what went into the PVP Viper:


Here's the juice. I made a jar of this to enjoy for breakfast for the past few days:


I use a Jack Lalanne juicer, and it makes a ton of pulp. I never know what to do with it, but Juice Here Now has recipes for utilizing pulp. I made some extra tomato pulp, onion pulp, and vinegar to mix with my PVP Viper pulp in this Salsa Fresca:


Yea, it's a little weird eating juice pulp for salsa. But once you get past that weirdness, it's pretty delish and refreshing.

Besides the juice, smoothie, and pulp recipes, this e-book is loaded with healthy living tips and basic ideas for juices and smoothies. You can purchase the e-book on Pura Vida Pantry's Facebook page. But you can also enter here for a chance to win your own copy. Here's how.

Enter one comment letting me know about your favorite homemade juice for one entry. Be sure and leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

For ADDITIONAL chances to win:
1. "Like" Vegan Crunk on Facebook and let me know about it in a separate comment.

2. Tweet this: "Win a Pura Vida Pantry Juice Here Now e-book at Vegan Crunk: http://vegancrunk.blogspot.com/." Make sure to tag me @biancaphillips. Then leave another comment letting me know you tweeted.

3. Follow me on Twitter @biancaphillips. Then leave yet another comment letting me know you did.

4. Like Pura Vida Pantry on Facebook, and leave a comment letting me know you did.

That's five chances to enter, folks! So get busy! And good luck! I'll randomly choose a winner on Monday night.

46 comments:

Sarah Hope Dickert said...

My favorite juice is definitely apple, cucumber, lemon, ginger. SO refreshing!

climbinvegan said...

I love kale, apples, and plums!!!! Yum! I miss my juicer :(

Jessica Eagle said...

My favorite homemade juice is beets, ginger, carrot and apple. Ohhh no, wait, it is spinach, celery and kiwi...miamm!!

Jessica Eagle said...

I follow you on facebook :)

Jessica Eagle said...

I follow you on twitter

Jessica Eagle said...

I like Pura Vida Pantry on facebook.

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

oooh a salsa out of pulp! how interesting!! looks great:)

Audrey said...

I like you on FB

Audrey said...

I love a good green juice

Audrey said...

I follow you on Twitter

fitbody4ever said...

just followed you on twitter !!

Tami C. said...

This looks like the perfect book for me...I'm relatively new to juicing and want to learn more!!!!

Tami C. said...

tchand@yahoo.com!

Blake said...

One time my mom made me fresh juice from beets, lemon, green apple, and carrot. It was fantastic!

Christina said...

My very favorite juice combo is carrots, apple, and ginger.

Christina said...

I liked Vegan crunk :)

Christina said...

I tweeted.

Christina said...

Follow you on Twitter.

Christina said...

I liked Pura Vida Pantry on Facebook!

Jackie said...

My favorite juice is called Creamsicle. It has orange, pear, apple, AND sweet potato. Soooo dreamy!

Jackie said...

I like Vegancrunk on fb :)

Anonymous said...

my favorite homemade juice is concord grape with a little jalapeno. i order the grapes bulk form MI

Steve Freno said...

Hi Bianca, I have been juicing now daily for almost a year (51 weeks today). I like and follow you on FB.... stevefreno@gmail.com

Steve Freno said...

Hi, I liked Pura Vida Pantry on FB....stevefreno@gmail.com

Nikki said...

Now I want to go to Costa Rica and visit Pura Vida Pantry! Anyways, my favorite juice is:

Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Parsley, and Lime

It's so refreshing.

nikki.fyc at gmail dot come

Nikki said...

I like you on Facebook :)

Nikki said...

I tweeted about the give away :)

Nikki said...

I follow you on twitter :)

Nikki said...

I like Pura Vida Pantry on FB :)

Billiejean said...

My favorite is strawberry, carrot and watermelon with a weeee bit of ginger!

Billiejean said...

Like Vegan Crunk on Facebook!

Billiejean said...

Tweeted!

Billiejean said...

Follow you on Twitter!

Billiejean said...

And Like Pure Vida Pantry on Facebook!

Curtis said...

love juicing, hate the clean up. I just bought a crap load of peaches... and yes, I like you on facebook because you rock.

Brittany said...

This juice looks unreal. YUM!

Jacinta said...

Liked on Facebook

Jacinta said...

Favorite Juice, carrot/beet

Jennifer said...

I love spinach, celery, apples, ginger and lemon. Super healthy.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

My fave juice is carrot/apple/ginger with some spinach thrown in to make it green and delicious!
e-mail is tumblesonabbie@yahoo.com

Abbie said...

I like Vegan Crunk on Facebook.
e-mail: tumblesonabbie@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I now "like" Pura Vida Pantry on Facebook.
email: tumblesonabbie@yahoo.com

Abbie said...

I am now following @biancaphillips on Twitter!
e-mail: tumblesonabbie@yahoo.com

Abbie said...

I tweeted and tagged @biancaphillips on twitter!
e-mail: tumblesonabbie@yahoo.com

R said...

I haven't done any home juicing, but I am now staying with someone who has a Jack Lalaine juicer, too, and I'd love to try something! I definitely need some recipes, though. ;)

Sheila Tajima said...

My favorite juice combo is apple, carrot, kale, tomato and strawberries.