Favorite combos for juicer?
We are addicted to our new juicer and have been fooling around with different vegetable/fruit mixes.
So far my favorite is beet, celery, carrot, apple , jalapeno.
I'd love to hear what you like.
So far my favorite is the classic Apple & Carrot, using both green and red apples. I've also found that juicing Asian Pears with cucumbers comes out oddly like watermelon, which I know is kind of hard to juice, so it's neat. And I always throw in a hanful of kale or spinach, because the flavor doesn't come out too much, but it's so good for you.
Since my last post, I've discovered that juicing a mostly peeled lime goes great with jucing strawberries! Its like instant strawberry limeade :) As I said, I still always add in a bunch of spinach or kale for nutrition oomph, but it still comes out delish. A friend of mine even had a glass and loved it.
I'm currently discovering beets, which you have to use in small amounts, but are really sweet and give the juice such a pretty color. Next up I'm planning on trying a savory juice, with cucumbers, tomatoes, and maybe a clove of garlic (a site recommended it, but even though i LOVE garlic, I'm not sure i want to drink it...) but we'll see...
I make a power fruit juice in the morning -- 2 blood oranges, a container of blackberries, 1 cup of red seedless grapes, 2 plums, 1/4 pineapple, 3 large carrots. It makes a fair amount, and if it seems too "sweet" you can add a half lime with the rind (makes it nice and citrus-y) or cut it with ice cold water.
Another one I like is this -- 1 cucumber, 2 pears, 1 cup green grapes, 1/2 lime.
The joys of juicing! I make quite a ritual of it and juice large quantities that I freeze for later use. (Since the thing is such a pain to clean. )
When I first got it I tried some weird stuff like horseradish, and veggies that just didn’t work.
Here’re my current favs:
Yams-this is a recent addition and it’s delicious.
To the above I add nut milk, cranberries, bananas, and mangoes for an incredible smoothie.
Cucumber, pineapple and ginger
Pear, orange and mint
Tomato, celery, lemon, thyme
but about an hour ago my friend whipped up a chilled strawberry, cucumber, mint with a shot of balsamic that was super good.
i wish that i could find a good recipe that tasted like v8. i have spent a crazy amount of time trying to get close, but to no avail. :(
5 carrots, 2 oranges, bit of ginger, lemon = 2 servings Shooting Star
3 carrots, 1 pear, 1/2 lemon = Sun Drench Pear
1# strawberries hulled, 1 lime, 1# white grapes = 2 servings Strawberry Daiquiri
1 pint blueberries, 2 cara cara, 1 lemon = Bluberry Zinger
1 pink grapefruit, 2 pears, sparkling water = Pink Grapefruit Sparkler