I’m Jackie, a stay at home vegan mommy of one amazing little girl. My daughter, Zoey, is three years old, a huge Disney aficionado and Minnie Mouse super fan. She’s also the most amazing little helper in the kitchen that a mother could ask for, and so she is… my Minnie Chef.

shades of juice

shades of juice

I recently started going to the gym again after a very extended sabbatical.  πŸ’ͺ  And earlier this week, I left there feeling like I had totally kicked ass.  Just kidding.  I totally got my ass kicked.  πŸ˜³  After sitting outside on a tire for a good ten minutes trying to catch my breath and not throw up, I was eventually able to get myself in the car to head over to the grocery store and pick up some post-workout fuel. 

Well, as soon as I got there and stepped out of my car, I was feeling just as bad as I was when I stepped off of the stationary bike that nearly did me in...  🚴😡  The soreness was already setting in and I just couldn't shake the queasiness.  😷  So I decided to pick up some of nature's best medicine in the produce section and go home and make myself some fresh juice. πŸ‹πŸŒ±

I made a little 2 ounce shot of lemon-ginger-turmeric juice to help soothe the soreness and kick the nausea.  And I made a nice, refreshing, slightly sweet green juice as a chaser to just help bring me back to life.  πŸ™Œ

I immediately felt better after drinking theses babies and felt so great for the entire rest of the day that I might just have to make these juices a regular post-gym treat.  Or a whenever-i'm-feeling-in-need-of-some-life treat!  And, of course, I had to share the recipes with all of you!


//For the Yellow Shot//

  • 1-inch piece of turmeric
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 1 lemon, peeled

//For the Green Juice//

  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • 1 small handful of mint
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon, peeled


  1. Place all the ingredients in a juicer and juice away!

Toddler Tip:

The yellow shot will almost definitely be too spicy for your little ones, but the green juice is totally kid friendly!

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