Fuel up with fresh juice

Get Juiced with Margaux Drake

To the women of West Michigan…It’s time. Let’s get JUICED for 2014!  We’ve made it though our 2013 wrap up meetings, the new year planning meetings, the second or was this last one the third polar vortex (I’ve lost count due to brain freeze) and multiple school closings. Oh, the joy of a snow day. When it’s four or five in one month, well that’s a different story. A women’s work is never done. We POWER through.

We, the Women of West Michigan are STRONG! No amount of snow, new scary names for winter storms or kids (along with their friends) swinging from the chandeliers is going to stop us.

The crew at WOTV 4 Women met recently to share our new year visions with each other. Now we are fully charged and ready for action. We are JUICED for 2014 to continue our mission to: Inspire. Inform. And, Empower the Women of West Michigan. I, the Healthy Eats crew member, prepared a signature cocktail for our New Year Kick Off meeting, it’s simple and packs a punch: OJ with a Twist! The vitamin C and antioxidants in this juice will arm you against or help you kick the winter ick so you can keep marching forward in full regalia.

WOTV 4 Women Crew cheers to a happy healthy new year.
WOTV 4 Women Crew cheers to a happy healthy new year.

My Vision for 2014: To create a community of women who are committed to health and wellness, who want to inspire, inform and empower each other. Who want to MOVE together, who want to FUEL together, who want to INVITE their families join in and have a BLAST doing it.

West Michigan Women we are here for you. Jump on board, and as a Mom I can’t help but say… “don’t forget your juice!”

Margaux's O.J. packaged in mason jars.
Margaux’s O.J. packaged in mason jars.

OJ with a Twist
Makes 2 cups
(v/gf/r)

1 3/4 C Orange juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 C Lime juice (juice from one lime), freshly squeezed with the peel

Preparation:
Make your own or purchase freshly squeezed orange juice. Pour into a 16 oz Ball jar. Cut the lime in half and juice it using a fork as a lever. Zest the peel and toss zest into the juice too for added vitamins. If you have a juicer, toss the whole lime in, peel and all. Add lime juice to the jar. When the jar is full, secure lid, shake to combine, tie with twine, add a tag and/or a sticker, give to a friend and Get JUICED!

All ingredients available at D&W Fresh Market.

 

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