My Juicing Continues.
First, let me say a little about the Black & Decker Juice machine I bought. I said in my first post that my B&D broke and that I was going to take it back and get another style. Well, I priced them at Kohl’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond and they were over $100. I don’t want to invest in a high priced one if I don’t need to since I’m only doing this for me and not the family. So I thought maybe perhaps my B&D broke b/c my 3 yr old was helping me get it out of the box. Then the phone rang and I got preoccupied with the call, but my little one didn’t. Speeding up to end of story….I think he broke the handles!!! So, I went back to Wal-mart and got another one. This time it worked great!! $35 Juicer right here. Oh, and the same one is $49.99 at Kohl’s.
I’m having a hard time getting this one down. If you like celery, you’ll love this juice. Recipe below. Both photos show after berries added, then after greens and pear added. Not a very good looking juice.
- 1 C Mixed Berries (strawb., blueb., raspb.)
- 2 Celery Stalks
- 2 Handful Spinach
- 1 Pear
- I also added 1/2 lemon and some fresh pineapple
Next time, I will not add the lemon or pineapple and will use 2 pears
Thanks to Amy Sun for giving me some more helpful hints about juicing. Here are her tips.
- You can freeze juice up to a week in either a stainless steel water bottle or a glass mason jar. Make sure you feel up the glass to the top so you won’t lose any enzymes. If you don’t have enough juice to fill it up, fill the rest with coconut water.
- Don’t be afraid to use yogurt, or coconut milk or even a banana – these will make the juice more of a smoothie.
- You can juice by color – i.e. carrots, oranges, sweet potatoes
- You can also juice whatever fruits and veggies you have on hand. I would test taste it in between to see if there’s anything else you need to add to get the taste to where you can drink it!
- Amy follows Jason Vale and his efforts on juicing. She really likes him.
- One tip she learned from him is to run warm water through the
juicer when you’re done and then put the machine in your fridge on the
bottom shelf until the next time you juice. That you only have to clean
every other time. I personally don’t have room in my fridge.
My first post about juicing was just posted a couple of days ago. I’m really getting into this healthy way of getting nutrients into the body. I’m finding it hard to do so, as my belly wants to bloat up really fast.
If you have some tips on juicing, I would love to hear them. Feel free to leave me a comment…and let’s talk!!