Juice of the Week: Spice Up Your Life with Red Pepper & Citrus

March 2014

Remember this one…?

When you’re feelin’ sad and low
We will take you where you gotta go
Smiling dancing everything is free
All you need is positivity

Colors of the world
Spice up your life
Every boy and every girl
Spice up your life
People of the world
Spice up your life, aahh

Red Pepper Juice

Even you music snobs are probably picturing the Union Jack molded onto chunky platform heels. Despite the pervasive nature of those lyrics [#sorryimnotsorry as they say], I recently lost myself to a bout of nostalgia in the form of 90s pop music [can you name a Jock Jams song off the top of your head?] and recalling those songs put a smile on my face! Oh how time has shed so much light on young Quelcy’s naiveté. Little did my friends and I know what those ladies meant by “slam your body down and wind it all around” while we choreographed our backyard dance routine.

Red Pepper Juice and Florals

Heed the words of those spicy ladies and spice up your life with this red pepper, citrus and ginger juice! You’ll thank me for this combination more than you’ll thank me for the lyrics now swimming in your head.

Red Pepper & Citrus


7 organic navel oranges, peeled
4 lemons, peeled
4 oz fresh ginger, peeled
3 lbs organic carrots
2 organic red peppers


Combine according to your juicer’s instructions.

Juice of the Week documents my goal to drink fresh juice daily (made in batches weekly).



This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. peakperspective

    My monitor does not taste any where near as delicious as your pictures advertise it will. Still, it was a worthy try.
    Beautiful blog!

    1. withthegrains

      Haaa! I guess I should type a warning saying as much. Hope you get to sip some in real life!

  2. Wow, what a lovely discovery – I came across your blog through a wordpress recommendation. Love your beautiful photography and the many healthy recipes! Thanks for sharing! 😉

  3. laurajager1993

    It sounds very nice. However, I’m not a big fan of ginger and was wondering whether the taste is very present? I’d love to try it once!

    1. withthegrains

      The ginger does add a noticeable spice. I would recommend juicing the ginger separately and adding it sparingly. It’d be terrible to have a large container of a juice you don’t find palatable. Happy juicing!

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