A few weeks ago at the market Clif bought us an ice cold glass of this juice (or “elixir” as the seller called it) from a little stand we found there, and upon tasting it we both agreed that I had to find a way to recreate it. While I didn’t get the original recipe, the name of the drink seemed pretty self-explanatory. So I came home and gave it a try for myself. Personally, I don’t own a juicer. I’ve wanted one for a while now, but somehow haven’t gotten around to making the big leap. So for all of you juicer-less people out there like me, here is a delicious recipe for a refreshing juice, no juicer required! I’m also planning on making some sweet frozen treats with part of the juice I still have in my fridge…I’ll let you know how they turn out!:)
Speaking of fruits, baby is approximately the size of a watermelon now!
Peach Nectar (recipe below)
Cantaloupe Juice (recipe below)
Apple Juice (I used R.W. Knudsen Family’s Organic Apple Juice)
Honesty, this part is really up to you. Depending on which juice you like best, mix yours to taste! I personally prefer 2 parts peach, 1 part apple, and 1 part cantaloupe juice. Combine juices to your liking and serve over ice.
Juice freezes great for future enjoyment! Just pour into jars and pop in your freezer. Just be sure to leave a little room at the top of each jar for expansion as it freezes.
5 cups peaches, peeled and sliced into chunks
2 cups water
honey or agave nectar to taste (optional)
In a blender, puree chunks of peach and water on high until smooth. Sweeten with a tablespoon or two of honey or agave nectar if so desired.
Yields about 6 cups of nectar.
1 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded & cut into chunks
In a blender, puree cantaloupe chunks on high until smooth. Strain juice through a mesh strainer to separate the thick pulp from the juice. You can discard pulp, or freeze and enjoy it as a tasty frozen treat.
Yields about 4 cups juice.