Last week I had mentioned that over the weekend I was going to be testing out my new juicer. I have been wanting to try juicing for a while now and I had finally caved in and bought this juicer from Target. It seemed to have the best reviews for the price — and so far no issues! I was nervous about juicing for two reasons:
1. The amount of fruit/vegetables you would need in order for one glass of juice.
I am still figuring out which produces the most juice, so far cucumbers and watermelon yield the most juice. (Thinking about some cucumber/melon margaritas in the summer… yum!)
As for the cleaning, I recommend two tricks. After buying all the fruits and veggies, save the little produce bags and even plastic shopping bags, and before you start juicing, line your pulp container with one. That way when you’re ready to clean, just take the bag and toss it. Another easy clean up trick is to clean right after you are finished with the juicer. Don’t let any of the pulp start to dry. Just make sure you move your freshly made juice out of the way of cleaning so you don’t knock it over in the process — it’s very sad. Other than those things, cleaning is no issue!
Here is one of the recipes I have been making that is my current fave:
Kale Spinach Apple Green Juice
recipe adapted from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
3 celery stalks
4 romaine hearts
2 kale leaves
1 cup spinach
1 medium green apple
1/2 medium cucumber
1/2 lemon, rind and pith removed
1 slice ginger, the size of a quarter (not pictured)
Put all items into the juice and juice! Enjoy!
If you happen to have other favorite juicing recipes, please share!