Juicing

Welcome to the family, Breville Juicer! My step-grandmother juices for my grandfather and herself every morning and swears it contributes to their health and wards off my Grandpa's junk-food binging/cravings, at least for the mornings. When I asked her if she liked her juicer, she said she loved it and responded with an offer to go to Macy's to find one for me. I came home with the same one she has after being convinced that it was worth the money because it's the best brand out there. Although, I still sort of wish I had the commercial shop-vac-sized one that WholeFoods and other similar venues have.

I'm not extremely familiar with juicing, but I want to share my successes for those of you getting acclimated as well, or just looking for some new juice recipes. After I made my first juice - "Maiden Voyage" - I realized that juicing puts the amount of fruits/vegetables that you might eat in one full day into one cup. You don't have to chomp on 3 stalks of celery which may take an hour and 100s of calories from the nut butter than has to accompany it to get the 300mg of Potassium, 9% Vitamin A and 6% Vitamin C. Instead, it's just a few sips away.

Berry Green, unjuiced
This page will be consistently updated as I experiment and create new successes; so check back often! If you have any favorite juicing recipes, please share. Happy juicing!

*Ingredients are listed with those being juiced on Low first which is the proper order, according to my Manual.

Mixed Juices
Berry Green

Berry Green - Think about all of the antioxidants from the blueberries and the fiber from the greens.
1 cup blueberries
2 kale bunches 
3 celery stalks

Maiden Voyage
Maiden Voyage - This was the first creation I made with my juicer, based off of what I had in the fridge. I was surprised by how much juice comes from celery and how sweet the small amount of fruit was.
2 kale bunches (10 stems)
2 white nectarines, pitted
3 celery stalks
1 Golden Delicious Apple

Refreshing Orange - This juice has a lot of vitamins and great, refreshing flavor.
3 full-size carrots
3 apples (any kind)
1/4 inch ginger
1/2 cucumber
Groovy Beet ingredients

Cut the ends off of the carrots, and cut the apples in half. Otherwise, everything is good to go.

Green Scallion - my first green-ingredient-only juice, which is refreshing and full of health benefits
1/2 Granny Smith apple
1 cucumber
4 stalks green onion
2 cups white, seedless grapes
2 cups spinach

Juice the apple and cucumber on high. Then, juice the rest of the ingredients on low.

Groovy Beet - This was my first beet-based juice; and, I was a big fan. It makes a good base and its an easy way to get the nutrition from beets with added flavor.
1 beet
1 apple
2 peaches
2 carrots
1/2 sweet potato
1/2 inch ginger

Hurricane Juice - Juice the beets, sweet potato, and apple first, then the cilantro and lemon.  This was the juice I made when I was off work for a hurricane and trying to use up what was in my fridge and could go bad.
2 beets
1/2 sweet potato
1 apple
1/2 lemon
10 stalks cilantro

Groovy Beet, finished product
Apple Carrot - Mix 1/2 and 1/2 of pure Apple Juice (below) and pure Carrot Juice (below) for a great breakfast accompaniment. The sweetness of the apple juice balances the earthiness of the carrots, making it easier and enjoyable to get all of the nutrients from the Carrot Juice. Your eyes will thank you.

Pure Juices
I got all of this for $2 at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia!
Apple Juice (left) & Carrot Juice (right)
Apple Juice - You will really taste the difference when you make plain apple juice. You'll taste how pure it is compared to everything else at the store. Apple juice is also a great thing to use as a natural sweetener.
5 Organic, medium-sized apples

Carrot Juice - I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this. It has a pretty strong flavor. I bet the debris that comes from juicing carrots would make the base of a really good carrot cake-esque recipe. Updates to come!
10 medium-sized carrots

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