Juicing {with Marriage and Menu Monday Linkup}

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.

Mommy's Green juice Recipe *Quiet in the Chaos*

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”

Mommy's Green Juice {for littles too}

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Ingredients

  • Everything is washed, and only peeled if stated:
  • 2 stalks kale
  • handful of broccoli
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 small apples
  • 1 lemon, peeled

Instructions

  1. place in juicer, alternating "juicy" produce with less juicy produce. That helps extract more juice and push the produce through.

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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