You may be thinking, "why is this drink called Sunflower Sunset?" Because every juice (just like every color of paint) needs a great name. One of the fun parts to juicing is trying to come up with a name for the color of juice that comes out of all the different combinations of fruits and vegetables. Do you ever wonder how the names get chosen for colors? Like, whose really fun job is it to come up with a new name for a crayola crayon. Color is so important because even without putting something in your mouth you can taste and feel it just by seeing it's color. Was "Sunflower Sunset" the correct name for the color of this juice, you tell me?
The juicer that I use is a Breville Juice Fountain ® Compact
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Sunflower Sunset Juice (Raw & Vegan)
1 pallet of sunflower greens (approximately 2 cups)
3 peeled moro blood oranges
3 organic beets with their tops, scrubbed completely clean from dirt or sand
1 peeled sweet potato
4 large organic carrots, scrubbed clean
1/2 teaspoon spirulina*(optional)
Process the sunflower greens, oranges, beets, sweet potato and carrots through your juicer. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of spirulina if using.
*Spirulina is one of those health food items that is said to be super great for you. I was recently introduced to this blue-green algae by my health coach. Spirulina makes my mouth very dry when I consume it, but it doesn't seem to bother me when placed into a juice in small amounts. It has a grassy and earthy flavor that seems to work well with the root vegetables in this juice which is why I like to include it.