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.