I’m pretty sure you already know by now that I received a juicer as a birthday gift back in May. (Thank you sister!) If not, then how did you miss all those pictures of yummy fruits and veggies over the past few months??? No worries, I’ll share them here again for your
viewing drooling pleasure. Naturally I was extremely excited to start juicing. But there’s more to it than just buying a juicer and throwing veggies and fruits in.
First, I had to learn how to use my model, because apparently not all juicers are the same. (Thankfully instructions came with the contraption!) You have ones that can be fairly complicated. Luckily mine wasn’t too complicated, even when it comes to the cleaning part (which is a pain-in-the-rear-end and can be time-consuming, by the way). I’m not a hard core juicer, I’m only a novice so this brand fit me well.
Second, I had to learn how the fruit or veggies were to be prepared for juicing (thank you instruction guide and Google – if not for Google, I surely would have tried to juice a banana, which apparently is a NO-NO!) There are some veggies and fruits that require peeling as you normally would and some don’t require it. For example, you should peel the orange or grapefruit (though someone mentioned to me that they don’t peel lemons) but you can juice an apple whole. Peaches are required to be pitted before juicing too.
watermelon, apples, oranges, kiwi, lime, carrots, peaches
Third, there are juicing recipes. When I first thought of juicing, I started researching juicing recipes. I felt the need to know and follow a recipe. But when it really boiled down to it, I only followed one recipe and that was my first batch. I didn’t really like that recipe and I’ve found that I’m not a beet person. After that, I decided that I was going to just throw together combinations. My ultimate goal, after all, was to get the nutritional benefits from the veggies and fruits and this would help me do it as well as increase my veggie intake.
His ~ apple, orange, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, cucumber, carrots
Hers ~ apple, orange, strawberries, carrots, beet
So yeah, I don’t follow recipes anymore after that first one. Now I just throw in what I have in the fridge, especially if the veggies are getting ready to go bad and need to be used ASAP. It’s helped cut down on wasting veggies, that’s for sure. With all that being said, here are some of the combinations that came together. You’ll notice that I use apples, oranges, and carrots in every single one. I guess you would consider them my base fruits and veggie for every juicing concoction that happens! Enjoy!
apple, orange, peach, tomato, carrots, lemon
What are your favorite juicing combinations?
What fruits or veggies do you always use?
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