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Favorite combos for juicer?

magiesmom Apr 11, 2012 05:37 PM

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.

  1. Crockett67 Apr 30, 2012 05:59 AM

    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

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      snoodie foodie Apr 29, 2012 04:22 PM

      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. :(

      1. HillJ Apr 29, 2012 12:58 PM

        Cucumber, pineapple and ginger
        Pear, orange and mint
        Carrot, basil
        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.

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          Spice_zing Apr 20, 2012 05:22 PM

          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.

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          1. re: Spice_zing
            magiesmom Apr 20, 2012 05:34 PM

            wow, yams, huh? I am intrigued by that.
            I am really liking parsley and chard with celery and carrot, which I just had for dinner.

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            freia Apr 20, 2012 04:44 PM

            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.

            1. DreamCyn Apr 20, 2012 02:34 PM

              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.

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              1. re: DreamCyn
                DreamCyn Apr 29, 2012 09:42 AM

                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...

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