Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Green Juice!

So I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and it made me miss my juicer.  A while back we had new siding installed on our house and I forgot to remove our juicer and food processor from a shelf that was attached to the wall.

Needless to say the shelf was knocked off the wall.  We lost the juicer.  However, the food processor survived the mighty fall.  Go Cuisinart!!

So I ordered a new juicer and it came today.  Here is the juice that I made with it.

Just look at that color!!!!  I don't know about you, but the greener a smoothie or juice is, the more nutrient rich it looks to me.  My heart actually starts to beat a little bit faster!

Here are the ingredients I used:

2 oranges (rind removed, seeds and pith in tact)
1 peeled, de-seeded asian pear
1/2 cup cut carrots that were already peeled (unfortunately)
1/4 of an English cucumber, peel left on.
A ball of spinach, about a handful worth

This was really tasty.  I actually loved drinking it!

My four year old's response was something along the lines of "BLECH! I do NOT like green juice!"

So I mixed it 1/1 with apple juice and he had two glasses.  My only reservation about that is whether or not that will digest well in his little body.  Next time I will make sure to dilute the juice a bit to protect his stomach.

So, there will be more juice recipes to come!  I also can't wait to start utilizing the pulp of these juices in other cooking and baking, and in my smoothies!  More to come!!!

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