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Juice Me

Juicing is a great way to get your fruits and veggies in, and also have a delicious drink.

Juicing is a great way to get your fruits and veggies in, and also have a delicious drink.

I know it sounds very L.A.-esque, but there's a reason those Hollywood actors and supermodels look so glowy and seem so energetic. I mean, besides the personal trainers and weekly massages, they juice. It's a healthy trend that seems to be here to stay. All you need is a juicer or a blender with juicing capabilities. To make one of these drinks, simply combine the fruits, veggies and other healthy goodness into the blender or juicer's pitcher, give the mixture a whirl and then enjoy.

Lemonade

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Courtesy Flickr/Andrew Comings

You will never go back to plain lemonade once you try this bounty of deliciousness.

Ingredients:

4 apples, seeded

1 lemon, peeled

No sweetener needed. Add crushed ice for a refreshing treat.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Serves 1-2

Magic Sleep Potion

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Courtesy Flickr/pedrosimoes7

Who knew celery is a sleep tonic? Not me, until I tried this and zzzzzzzzzzz.

Ingredients:

3-4 romaine leaves

1 stalk celery

Drink 30 minutes before bedtime. Makes 1/3 cup.

Serves 1

Ginger Fizz

Ginger is so good for almost everything—motion sickness, circulation issues, arthritis, fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome ... (I'm not making this up!) Also, it tastes incredible. You're welcome.

Ingredients:

1 inch slice of peeled ginger root

1 apple, seeded

Sparkling water to fill glass

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Serves 1-2

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