Favorite combos for juicer?
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
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.
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.
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...