I recently purchased a juicer (this Breville Juicer) and I’ve been enjoying trying out different recipes.
I admit, I’ve been nervous about everything tasting like pureed celery, but luckily I’ve found that a green apple makes ALL the difference! I love Granny Smith apples and any juice I’ve included one in so far has been awesome!
Here’s what I put in my juice this morning (inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead currently available on Netflix instant streaming!) …I have a feeling this might be my daily breakfast juice from now on!
- 1 carrot
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 Green Granny Smith Apple
- Handful of Baby Kale
- Half Lemon
- Half Cucumber
This yielded a great deal of juice. I drank a bit before I took the picture actually.
The secret to making sure your greens (kale, spinach, etc) “juice” is to smush them in between the green apples I’ve found! Just ball them up and put them in between your green apple sections.
If you smell the juice, you can definitely smell the veggies. But I tend to not smell when I drink my juice so it just tastes like I’m drinking juice from a yummy Granny Smith apple.
There is a lower model of Breville from the one I use, but I really like the output of this Breville juicer. Yes it does take a bit to rinse all the parts, but I just do it as I’m drinking my juice and it’s no big deal (I’ve never let the pulp get old and caked on, so I’m not sure how that would be to clean).
Is juicing cheap?
No. Not really. Especially since you really want to buy organic produce for your juices.
However, I find I crave junk a lot less since I started drinking a glass or two of fresh juice a day. The less junk I crave, the less junk I buy. Hopefully it will even itself out in time.
They say the best investment you can make in life is to invest in your health because you and everyone around you will reap the benefits (including your children!), so I’m willing to make the investment!
What are some of your favorite juice recipes? Comment below!