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Do You Juice?

One of the “splurges” that G and I put on our registry for our wedding was a juicing machine.

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I didn’t know much about juicing before receiving this totally awesome juice machine, but now I’m pretty hooked.  Because …

You can JUICE VEGETABLES.  And DRINK THEM.

Greatest invention ever!

As someone who is not a huge fan of veggies (well, except roasted Brussels sprouts…), the juicer is great addition to my life.

I don’t know much about creating a great juice recipe, so I usually just throw a bunch of stuff in with a green apple and it usually tastes pretty good.  Here’s a celery, spinach, carrot, and apple combo:

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The only downside of the juicer is all the waste.  I feel pretty awful about throwing away all the fiber-packed pulp left over after juicing.  But, if that’s what it takes to eat more veggies, I’ll take it.

Because the celery/spinach/carrot/apple combo is getting a little tired, I need some new recipes.  (Sadly, I googled “juice recipes” and the first several sites that popped up were spammy sites that didn’t provide good recipes.  Sad.  🙁 )

So, what are your best juice recipes?  I’m not afraid of anything, so bring it!

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18 Comments

  • Compost the pulp!

    I’m not a big juice fan myself (would rather cook and eat the veggies) so don’t have any recipes, unfortunately. What bout those green monsters everyone raves on about?

  • I have the same juicer (and the same glasses) and I make apple grapefruit juice every morning for breakfast. It’s not veggies, but it’s delicious!

  • Try ohsheglows.com or go to Dr Oz’s or thechew.com and find Dr or his daughter Daphne’s super smoothie. Personally I make one using almond milk, pomegranate juice, spinach, blueberries, strawberries (both frozen) and pretty much anything else you can think of. I’ve thrown kale in, raw almonds, ground flax seed, it’s ver versatile

  • Don’t throw away the pulp! Some raw foodists use it to make crackers in a dehydrator. You could see if you can do it in an oven, enjoy with hummus and have a delicious and healthy snack!

  • My personal favourite is carrot-orange juice. Sometimes this can be amped up with a little ginger. If you’re looking for juice ideas, why not check out juice bar websites (like Booster Juice) to see what they’re combining?

  • I don’t own a juicer, but have always thought about getting one because I am not a fan of very many fruits or veggies myself, yet we need them in our systems, but I only ever eat the ones that I like. I think any kind of fruit (apple, banana, grapefruit, orange) mixed with a mixture of veggies would taste good. As long as you have a fruit in there to give it a better taste should do the trick!

  • We used to juice And also found very wasteful but you can easily compost the remains for your future garden. We now use our blentec blender and there’s virtually no waste. The juice/smoothies comes out very smooth and u can throw in anything. I like the celery, tomato, apple combo for juicing. My husband on the other hand uses frozen fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or mangos, and spinach for greens, peanut or almond butter, and protein powder for a complete no fuss meal.

  • My parents like to use a juicer unfortunately cleaning up can be quite a mess. I second the smoothie option. I’d rather throw things into a blender and move on plus cleaning up isn’t quite irritating. I’d rather eat my veggies though than drink their juice. 🙂

  • The next type of juicer is called a masticating juicer because it extracts juice using a repetitive pressing movements.
    The quality of juice obtained from an orange juice
    extractor is not the same as what is mass-produced and sold in stores.
    Most lower- and medium-end juicers on the market use the
    centrifugal method.

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