I got into juicing after watching “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” Great documentary, and gave me the final push I needed to take the leap into juicing. Many people do juice fasts, but in our house it is just a supplement to our diets. Great way to pack in a lot of micro-nutrients, we do a ton of juicing if anybody in the house is sick. Otherwise, we juice a few times a week to use up produce and get some extra fruits and veggies in. Local toddler and I love green juices, but those are an aquired taste. Walking on Sunshine is a great into to juicing.
Making two servings of juice is my usual mojo. I usually drink some, save some for later, give some to local toddler, and make some popsicles with the leftovers. I have a cheap juicer from Aldi, I eventually will get this Breville Juicer. I really now have my eye on this Omega one on the recommendation of Grant. If you are using a cheap juicer, the best way to get the most juice is to re-run the pulp.
The delightful thing about juicing, is that there is no recipe. Just add whatever you like, but here is my basic recipe:
- two oranges, peeled and quartered
- two apples, cored and quartered
- 1/2lb carrots, chopped in half
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 stalk celery, chopped in half
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
Throw everything in the juicer except the lemon. I don’t like the flavor of the lemon when it goes through the juicer, so I squeeze it into the juice.
Also makes wonderful popsicles
Local toddler loves fresh juice, but he might like popsicles just a little bit more.
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