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.

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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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