For this segment of my juicing extravaganza I thought I would share with you the making of green juice. If you don’t have a juicer I highly recommend that you get one. I have a Breville Fountain Juicer and it works fabulously. It is sold on Amazon for $80. It is my first juicer and I have had it for a few years now but granted it has been in the cabinet for quite some time and wasn’t in use. I have no idea why I ever stopped juicing. It truly gives me more energy then coffee.
For this particular round of juice I used:
- 1/2 of an english cucumber
- 2 cups of Organic Kale
- 2 cups of Organic Spinach
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (cause it was about to go bad and I hate wasting food)
- 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (from my garden)
- 2 small ripe tomatoes (from my garden)
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 green apple (gives it a little sweetness)
You feed the entire vegetable or fruit into the juicer. Yes the core of the apple and all!
Now I will assure you that the taste is not one that is acquired by everyone. My husband has tried it a few times and just can’t seem to bring himself to drink it. I like mine over ice. A straw always helps in the aid of getting it down as well. I actually like the taste so no straw needed here…just ice.
I pass the pulp through the juicer two more times and actually end up getting a lot more juice.
There is tons of fiber in the pulp that is left over after juicing. I usually throw it in with some eggs and scramble them, then add a few slices of avacado on top and even the mini-monsters eat it up! You can also throw it in a batch of muffins or sweet breads, if you make them. I have also made some dinner style pancakes using the pulp. Just blend it into the final stage of mixing. I like mine best with eggs. Probably because I am not much of a baker.
You can also use it for compost in your garden or if you have chickens….THEY LOVE IT!
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