1.28.2016

Berry Goodness Juice | SUJA Juice Copycat

Recently when we ran into the store for a grocery run, a sale caught my eye... The SUJA Juices were on sale so I thought "Why not?" and grabbed the first one that looked good, "Berry Goodness" to be exact. I fell in love with the flavor, seriously, it was amazing! But no matter how amazing it was I couldn't justify spending $3 to $4 every time I wanted one, so I snapped a photo of the label before I tossed the container after drinking it and said to myself "I can make this!". But fast forward 2 weeks and I still hadn't purchased the necessary ingredients to make it and had actually forgotten about it. So when I came upon the photo again one day when I was making the grocery list I decided to go for it! And goodness am I glad I did!
 
It literally tastes amazing and almost exactly like the original! Plus it makes a really good amount, like think along the lines of 4 quarts (a gallon), and it kept great in mason jars in the fridge for a few days, I'm sure it could have lasted longer, but it didn't, it was that good! Even my husband (who isn't usually into juices) LOVED it, and my stepdaughters compared it to the Naked Juices that they love! The only thing I would have changed is added an extra package of blackberries because mine turned out a little more pink than theirs (I added it into the recipe already), but the taste was almost spot on with their juice! It's a pretty easy recipe, super fun to make and even better to drink!


 
INGREDIENTS:
 
1 bag apples (I used Fuji apples, but you can use any kind)
 
1 bag navel oranges

4 organic bananas

1 package strawberries

2 packages blackberries

2 packages blueberries

3 to 4 cups of water
 
1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup chia seeds

 
DIRECTIONS:
You'll need a large mixing bowl or gallon sized pitcher. Put an entire bag of apples through your juicer (no peeling or coring needed), next peel your oranges and run them all through your juicer. Pour both juices together into your pitcher or bowl. Now run your bananas through your blender and puree them until they are liquefied, you'll need to add enough water in that they blend up, probably around a cup. Pour the bananas into the bowl/pitcher with your apple and orange juice. Now repeat the same steps (that you just done with the bananas) with the strawberries, cut the green tops off, put into the blender with 2 to 3 cups of water, add in blueberries and blackberries and blend them all until they are liquefied. Next, take a strainer (even a flour sifter works, its actually what I used lol) and pour the berry mixture through that into your bowl or pitcher, you can skip this step if you don't have a strainer or flour sifter but I like this step because it removes almost all of the strawberry, blueberry and blackberry seeds. You're almost done! Add in your lemon juice and make sure your juice is well mixed together with a wire whisk and then gently stir in 1/4 to 1/2 cup chia seeds. Pour into mason jars or cups, (I also topped with a little more chia seeds) and enjoy!
 
 

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