I have been a juicing for most of a decade but it has been a couple of years since I’ve had a juicer in the house. So, this past Monday when I started craving juice I went out to the stores to see if I could find a deal. I ended up bringing home the same juicer I’ve used in the past, this basic model offered by Jack Lalanne:
I bought some organic carrots and spinach, then loaded up on Fuji apples, cucumbers, blueberries and raspberries.
Carrot and apple is my all time favorite fresh juice. With that as a base I can add all kinds of green stuff to it and enjoy it going down.
Another favorite juice addition is a beet. Beets add a dark red color and you don’t need much to add a lot of flavor.
My son loves the juice I make at home too. He guzzles and asks for more most of the time.
Since I started using a Magic Bullet for smoothies and other small blending tasks, I decided to mix up my juicing with my blending. I juiced my apple and carrot, then took it and my spinach over to the bullet and blended it all together. It was a tad chunky, I probably overdid the spinach LOL!
I also use the bullet to blend in the berries – you don’t want to ‘juice’ the berries, they just turn to mush and you don’t much out of them. Blend them in and get all the goodness!
Next I need to head over to the farmer’s market. There’s so much more that I can add to juice if I have available to me. This time year tough because a lot produce items are expensive.
How about you? Do you juice? Do your kids enjoy it?
P.S. I bought this: Jack LaLanne’s PJEB Power Juicer Express