Green Juicing ~ Week 1

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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.

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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!

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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.

Green Juicing #healthy #cleaneating #vegetables

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!

Enjoy!

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26 comments

  1. I wish I lived near you so you could make me juices – they look fab. Such healthy ingredients in there too! Great idea to add the pulp to egg & fry it up! Happy #foodpornthursdays my darling co-hostess x

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  2. We have a juicer, but it’s been up in the loft for the last five years! Yet another job that keeps getting added to my never ending list of things to do once Harrison starts school!

    I’ve not really been adventurous with ours but it did make me realise why Fresh fruit juice is expensive.

    Thanks for hosting on #foodpornthursdays

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  3. I should start juicing. I know I don’t have to tell you, but it’s really one of the best ways to get your daily nutrients! I’m not sure if I could start off with an all veggie juice like this one. You definitely have to acquire a taste. I love the idea of using the pulp in an omelette! That sounds amazingly yummy! Thanks so much for hosting #foodpornthursdays, Trista! xx

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    1. It is really yummy in eggs. And that way you are getting protein and fiber. The only part I hate about juicing is the clean up …but luckily since it gives me energy almost immediately then I just clean up right when I am done. Thanks for coming over and joining us this week Katie! So happy to have you.

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  4. I’ve been juicing a lot lately too and I agree, I have more energy than when I drink coffee. I have never actually used the pulp yet though. How does it taste with fruit mixed in? Maybe I’ll juice my veggies first and take some of the pulp for a scramble. Sounds good. I might try to run the pulp through another few times as well. Sometimes it doesn’t chop it fine enough and it feels wasteful. We also use worms to compost and they LOOOOOVE the fruit/veg pulp too! Stopping by from #foodpornthursdays

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    1. You can also use your pulp in a “blender” smoothie. I don’t use a lot of fruits when I juice. Just an apple. If you juice a lot of fruit then the pulp would taste good in breakfast pancakes or muffins. Do you have earthworms in your garden all year long? We freeze here so I don’t know when I would put them in there. This was the first year I had a garden and loved it!

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