Win-It-Wednesday: “Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well” Cook Book

One morning last week a college student that works with me came to work with a tall glass full of an icy, frothy baby-blue drink. It looked delicious. Between sips he explained that this “drink” was his breakfast and he had, literally, whipped it up that morning. Packed with fresh blueberries, coconut water, chia seeds and pineapple, the drink, he explained,was not only gluten-free, but full of nutrients, and was a refreshing & convenient breakfast on the run. Intrigued, I set out to find out more information about “juicing” – the practice of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables.

My search to discover  juicing basics, the do’s & don’ts, and fantastic recipes lead me to the new cookbook, “Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well” by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores and Hayden Slater – the three founders of Pressed Juicery – one of America’s most successful emerging juice companies with nearly 20 locations throughout California (they also offer nationwide shipping.)

Along with all the juicing how-to’s and recipes, this book made me realize the health benefits of fresh juice is astonishing and an important part of a fit & healthy lifestyle. Fresh juice is a great energy booster, replenishes nutrients in your body and is great for youthful and glowing skin.

I was also shocked at how easy juicing can be… and fun too! Following & making the recipes are quick and easy. In no-time you’ll be whipping up your very own breakfast, snacks, smoothies and more. Two of my favorite recipes are the Coconut Mint Chip Smoothie (this tastes just like Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream) and the sweet Pineapple, Beet, Pear, Ginger blended juice.

I also love the chapter on Elizers and Flavored Waters (you must try the Infused Blackberry Sage Water – YUM!). To make things simple I use my water pitcher infuser (I LOVE THIS! And they are only $19.90 on and PRESTO I am drinking my daily allowance of water with no problem at all! (Or check out the singe serve infusion water bottles!)

All of these healthy and delicious reasons are why I am so excited that “Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well” Cook Book is the prize sponsor of this Win-It-Wednesday on

The prize (drumroll, please!) is a copy of this phenomenal cookbook on Juicing! One (1) winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you’re a BeFreeForMe member and enter to win two times!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and let us know one way you stay healthy and well. Me? Trying to get my daily walk in first thing in the morning… when my day is not yet hectic and excuses don’t exist!

Good luck, remember to eat (or juice!) your fruits and veggies… and as always,
Be Free!

P.S. Want to buy the cookbook today? Check out this link on!

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32 Responses to “Win-It-Wednesday: “Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well” Cook Book”

  1. elaine Says:

    Green tea! Cures all, tastes great! Can be mixed with anything cold, hot sweetend, marinate fish… name it, it fights colds!!!!!

  2. trenelle c Says:

    I would love to win this!!!

  3. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    I would like to win this Juice cookbook. Nothing compares to a fresh squeezed glass of juice.

  4. Stephanie Says:

    I try to stay healthy by exercising atleast 3 days a week!

  5. Tara Tuck Says:

    I do water aerobics 3 times a week. I feel great after each class! Would love to win this give away so I can start to eat healthy too:)!

  6. Jacquie Says:

    I would really love to win this also!!

  7. Jacquie Says:

    I forgot the best part 🙂 I walk my dogs every evening for about an hour and I try to eat some form of protein with every meal/snack. I love juicing and can sneak hubby lots of vitamins and minerals in one of my “smoothies” 😉

  8. Jordan Says:

    I exercise with my 4 dogs (my furry exercising team 🙂 ) every morning! If I don’t go out they bark and whine, so they keep me accountable!

  9. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    I really love freshly squeezed orange juice. There is nothing that taste so delicious.

  10. Margoka Says:

    I make my own food at home and I take it to work. The cafeteria doesn’t serve healthy lunch.

  11. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    A freshly squeezed glass of lemonade anyone.

  12. Venessa F. Says:

    One way I stay healthy is by juicing my own fresh juices. Thanks for this giveaway 🙂

  13. Rachael Says:

    Hello, after reading this info I really wanted to win” Win-It-Wednesday” cook book. Thanks for this wonderful info.

  14. Zoe Waldron Says:

    I try to drink a green juice or smoothie every day to stay healthy!

  15. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    A Juice cookbook what a great idea. Great way to get those essentials vitamins. Great giveaway.

  16. Christina Says:

    Smoothie for breakfast starts my day off right. Green and Oolong teas throughout the day keep me healthy through long busy work days.

  17. Tina Says:

    I try to eat well balanced meals and exercise every morning (walking/group fitness classes/gym)!! Energizing!!

  18. Margoka Says:

    I make my own food from organic ingredients.

  19. Rebecca Says:

    I try to stay healthy by not eating a bunch of junk. I’m in a work in progress. I can eat healthy meals, but my snacking is a hard pressed issue!

  20. Tara Tuck Says:

    Would love to WIN! Trying to be a healthy eater andI think juicing would help!

  21. Theresa Says:

    We try to eat all whole foods and stay away from processed foods

  22. Belle Gayer Says:

    I eat healthy and try to exercise at least 6 days a week – Pilates, Yoga, spin, bowling, weight training, kettlebells, Nordic walking, and whatever strikes my fancy. I belong to Equinox, and steam there. I eat very little to no processed foods.

  23. Karen Says:

    The biggest thing I can do to stay healthy is to organize things so I’m ready for the next day ahead. I’m not good in the morning, so if I wake up and have to figure out what to wear, what to eat, where things are……’s going to slow me down, make me late, and stress me out. I have clothing (and jewelry if wearing any) ready and laid out, meds laid out, food prepped and ready to warm up or eat on the go, the night before I get into bed. Some weeks, like this one, I have so many really long days with meetings into the late evening that I spent Sunday prepping food for the week. I pack breakfast, lunch, and dinner most days so if it’s all prepped and ready, all I have to do is grab a container with each and head out to work. I usually prep two to three items for each meal so I’m not eating the same thing every day, but yes, some weeks I have the same thing for a given meal all week. I don’t mind that and it lets me relax. Because the food is prepped and ready, it makes my evenings less hectic as well since I don’t have to cook for the next day.

  24. Sharon Says:

    I make a smoothie with homemade kefir every morning and rink kombucha throughout the day. The book sounds great!

  25. Dana Matthews Says:

    Although I have RA and moving is painful, I try to stay as active as I can.

  26. Celine Girouard Says:

    I stay healthy eating whole foods and doing lots of zumba!

  27. camille ortiz Says:

    Juicing really can help you heal. Fantastic !I would love this book!

  28. Sharon Says:

    I try to do a 20 minute yoga routine every morning. Great start to the day! The juicing book looks awesome.

  29. cindy w. Says:

    I try to stay healthy by drinking 60 ounces of water every day and I’m trying my best to get in a half hour exercise tape everyday as well too.

  30. Christina Says:

    Woo Hoo! Thanks for another chance to win. Another way I stay healthy is to try to get 7 hours of sleep each night. It energizes me for long busy days.

  31. Dana Says:

    A juicing book would be very helpful for myslef and my family. I have been trying to hype myself up for a 21 days cleanse. I have done this before and makes me feel so much stronger with ky mind and body. It is a great way to clear the toxins put of my system , plus my kind runs clearer and I loss the water that my body loves to hold onto. I have a great walking routine of almost 3 miles that I need to get back into my routine along with using my rebounder at least 15 minutes every day to help keep that water retention away. It would be great to have a juicing book that would be show to guide me on this journey that I need to make into a daily norm for my life and the life of my family.

    Thank you,

  32. Denise C Says:

    I walk my dogs twice day. Even though some days I may not feel like it I know they need the walk and that gets me moving.

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