I just got a juice machine! What should I do with it?
I'm a college senior who just really got into cooking this college year (several months ago I didn't even know how to sautee), and it was this Spring break that my parents ended up finding a juice machine in one of the cabinets of their kitchen! I'm very excited about trying it out, but I'm short on creative ideas.
I was hoping someone else out there would know what some of the best juices are to make that you can't get in a normal supermarket. Also, I'm guessing that there are some interesting cooking and baking recipes that could require exotic juices, I just don't know what they would be or how to find them.
I'm open for recommendations or creative ideas to get some interesting work in the kitchen happening!
I made this juice this morning; makes 2 glasses
5-6 stalks of kale
1 6-inch piece of cucumber
1 cup of spinach
1/2 small bunch of lettuce
4 ribs of celery
1 medium Fuji apple
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/2 bunch of parsley
1 1-inch piece of ginger
½ green bell pepper
Wash all the ingredients and process vegetables, herbs, and fruit through a juicer.
Orange, apple, pear, cucumber
Carrot, beet, apple
Lemon, lime, pineapple
Mango, carrot, kale
Watermelon, cucumber and ginger
Honeydew melon and pear
Really all you need to do is follow the fruits and vegetables you enjoy and experiment with combos you like in small batches.
You can freeze the juice in batches. Or freeze them into fruit pops.
Or if you have a blender, add some juiced fruit to a yogurt blended smoothie.
I use the pulp in baked goods and sometimes in smoothies.
I just bought a used one (Juiceman Jr.) in December at a thrift store and I LOVE it...carrot, apple and kale is my favorite blend so far. Sometimes I just do carrot. Not sure which kind you have but I save the carrot pulp to use on my green salads, tons of fiber so I don't want to waste it. It *IS* a pain to clean but I do love the juices. I think it's great your mom and dad dug it out and gave it to you!