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carrot-ginger-apple juice

I just spent a few days on the road, far far away from my juicer.  While I did find a really great fresh juice place along the way, it's just never quite the same.  Don't get me wrong, there is nothing bad/wrong about having someone else make it for you.  I suppose I just love the comforting sound of whirl of my juicer, the smell of the fresh juice.  AND to further solidify my place in the Juice Geek Hall of Fame, I also add  to my glass of fresh pressed  juice a couple of tablespoons of chia "gel".  For those of you who only know chia via cha-cha-cha-chia, the seeds are a pretty easy way to add a substantial amount of fiber to your diet as well as being loaded with antioxidants and omega-3.

carrot-ginger-apple juice

6 medium organic carrots

3 medium organic apples (I used gala)

2-3" knob of ginger (I like it spicy)

Juice and enjoy.  It will keep in an airtight container (I love using mason jars) for about 2 days although it's best to drink it immediately.

For the chia gel:

1/4 c chia seeds

flitered water

Pour some chia seeds into a mason jar.

Cover with water and shake it a bit.

In about 15 minutes, the seeds will swell and the gel will form.

It will keep in an airtight container for about 2 weeks.  Add it to juices, tea, smoothies...