Since we filled out our wedding registry in the fall of 2006, I have wanted a juicer. I actually registered for the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer then, which I think was relatively new to the juicing scene.
We didn’t get it as a gift, and my husband was determined it was something I would never use. So we didn’t purchased one with gift cards.
For the last 7 years I have been asking him if I could get a juicer- his answer was always no. =)
But, last week I found a brand new one on craigslist for half the retail price, and he said YES!
And let me tell you, I love it!
The juicer itself has quite a few parts, and they need to be rinsed out immediately after juicing, or the pulp gets stuck on pretty good. But, it is EASY to clean- I just rinse each piece under hot water, wipe with a rag is needed, and then lay on a drying mat. I don’t do the whole dishwasher thing because it would take up the whole top rack.
So, for this week’s Menu Monday, I wanted to share a little juicing recipe.
Juicing isn’t something that is necessarily cheap, you have to be mindful of what you are juicing to make it less expensive. I will never juice a million oranges to keep orange juice in the fridge; it just isn’t practical. But what I will do is juice veggies with a few fruits, so we can have a glass of healthy green vegetables each day, or every few days. Right now, I have given up coffee for the most part, and am replacing that with a morning juice. The kids LOVE the green juice recipe I am sharing; it makes enough for me to have a full glass, the kids to have a small glass each, and some left overs for later.
Here is what my 3 year old coined “Mommy’s green juice”
Do you juice? If you have been thinking about it, it is definitely worth a try. Maybe borrow a friend’s to see how you will like it.
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