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Orange, Mango, Papaya & Passion Fruit Juice

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I have this fantasy of being that girl who frequents farmers markets, toting around her reusable grocery bag made out of recycled plastic, only eats organic and just LOVES kale and juice cleanses. The reality is that the Ralph’s is right down the road and as many times as I’ve tried, I cannot eat kale solo and reached a whole new level of grouch-o the last time I attempted a juice cleanse (but I do love my reusable grocery bags!!).

So maybe I can’t be cool Organic Girl, but I can definitely dig a good fresh juice–as long as I’m also promised food because you do not want to see me hungry!

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For the longest time, I strayed away from juice. I didn’t understand why a juice would be better than a smoothie when you’re getting more sugar and less fiber, therefore also making it not as filling too. But after I came across this article on Juicing vs. Blending, I learned that both have their pros and cons. Because of no fiber in the juice, the body can absorb the nutrients from the fruits and veggies faster.

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In order to make this juice, I visited the small Farmers Market in Manoa. I found locally grown papaya, oranges, and mango, all for much cheaper than if I were to purchase these fruits inside the supermarket. Whole Foods (where I bought passion fruit last time) was sold out of passion fruit this week, so I thought I’d give the market in Chinatown a try. The first shop I went to had a big box of ripe passion fruit sitting outside.

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I’m probably the worst at being Chinese because I rarely ever go to Chinatown. I think the severed pigs head I saw sitting in the butcher shop when I was little probably scarred me a bit. But I’m not exaggerating when I say that Chinatown has everything, and I mean everything. I’ll need to make another trip down there for some goodies before I leave!

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Orange, Mango, Papaya & Passion Fruit Juice

1 small papaya
1 large mango
3 large oranges
5 passion fruits

1. Cut the papaya, mango, and oranges into slices appropriate for your juicer. Juice away!
2. Slice the passion fruit in half and scoop out the juice and seeds into a small bowl. Use a fine mesh strainer to separate the passion fruit juice from the seeds.
3. Mix the papaya, mango, and orange juice mixture with the passion fruit juice.
4. Serve in a mason jar, cup, or glass bottle. Mix in some of the extra seeds from the passion fruit. The seeds can be eaten too!

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  • what sunny, vibrant pictures! they totally inspire me to try a juice cleanse.

  • This looks so good! I absolutely love juice. I think I was born on the wrong continent too because I would love to live somewhere I could get fresh, locally grown tropical fruit. Your photo’s are amazing too, consider me your newest fan! 🙂

  • What stunning photographs! Delicious sounding recipes as well. Very happy to have stumbled across your corner of the blogosphere!

  • Peter Herz

    People should stop thinking of such drinks as reactionary detox drinks and more along lines of preventative good health medicine to do regularly.

    • Hi Peter, you’ve made a good point. A lot of diet fads tend to idolize detoxing for weightloss, but it’s important to know that juices are also a great way to give your body the nutrients it needs!