About one year ago, I ventured down the path of purchasing a juicer for our home. My wife and I wanted to experiment with the new trend (to us at least) of juicing vegetables and fruits. Of course, we had never juiced anything before, so we thought that we could create some healthy juicer recipes of our own based on the vegetable and fruit combinations that we already liked. Some of our favorite vegetables that we experimented with included: carrots, kale, romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, and celery. Some of our favorite fruits that we experimented with included: apples, grapes, grapefruit, cherries, oranges, kiwi, blueberries, clementines, pears, and watermelon. The key to finding the right recipe that included our favorite vegetables was challenging at first, but after experimenting for several weeks, we discovered some of our favorites that we still use today.
One of my favorite juicer recipes includes that following ingredients: oranges, apples, celery, watermelon, grapefruit, kale, spinach, kiwi, and carrots. The finished product is a deep orange and green color. The first time I tried this combination, I was amazed at how full I was after drinking it, as well as how delicious it was. This juice is full of nutrients. The kale alone provides enough Vitamin A, C, and K for the day. The spinach provides large amounts of B vitamins. I made enough juice for two people with the following: two oranges, two apples, three celery stalks, one third of a watermelon, two grapefruits, three to four cups of kale, three to four cups of spinach, two kiwis, and three large carrots.
Interestingly, I was flabbergasted by how easily the juicer ate up the fruits and vegetables, separating the pulp from the juice. The product that we had left the pulp in a container that was attached to the juicer, and the juice would flow out into a basin that was attached to the juicer on the opposite side of the container for the pulp. I was initially told that the only thing that I would need to do to create juice was to turn on the juicer, drop the fruit or vegetable into the opening at the top of the juicer, and then push the fruit or vegetable down into the juicer with the crushing device.
The only thing that I did to the fruits and vegetables prior to putting them into the juicer was washing them in the sink. After I washed the fruits and vegetables, I put each one into the juicer, alternating the order of what I put into the juicer. For instance, I would put a fruit into the juicer, and then I would put a vegetable into the juicer. If you try this recipe, you may find that it is a little sweet during the initial taste, but after consuming it for a few moments, it begins to transition from sweet to savory. I would recommend not doing what I attempted to do one time with this recipe, which will give your teeth an electric shock of acidity. Do not put the rinds of the oranges and grapefruit into the juicer! You must peel them first. After you finish making the juice, you can dump the pulp collected in the container into a slow cooker and make some soup.