2 juice recipes below. Wanna see the juicer first? Here's a link to the product page on the Brivelle site with specs or see the pic below. We don't own kitchen appliances to speak of- just the toaster, microwave, and coffee maker. Oh- we have a thrift store toaster oven. But we spent $150 or so on a juicer. This is why- I imagined a good juicing experience. Then I imagined a bad juicing experience. Some things you're paying to avoid a hell. And we love it! It really does juice an entire apple at once like they say. The food prep is negligible and we have the cleaning down pat so its not a big chore. Its fun. Anyone that wants to talk about juicing, cleaning, sale produce shopping, recipes... write a note on our Facebook page or email us please! But if you read below, you don't have to necessarily own a juicer ...
1. Equal parts Carrots, Apples, Bok Choy, and Red Cabbage. That's it. Just remember, Cab cab.
2. Equal parts Carrots and Apples - (8 small apples and 10 good sized carrots split between 2 quick batches will fill up that 16 oz repurposed Santa Cruz juice jar)
A chunk of ginger root the size of a deck of cards or less.
Also, 4 tbsp or so pure lemon juice added after to the batch (found next to the organic juices in small jars, not a concentrate). I guess instead of cab cab, this would be "Glac." No job in juice marketing for me.
Do watch the amount of ginger and lemon juice. 4 oz. is very strong ginger flavor which we love. Also, there is a big difference in lemon juice concentrate in a plastic lemon and Santa Cruz or Lakewood Organic pure lemon juice. The latter is sweet and tart, cloudy and a lovely citrus. The former is strong and sour and clear and if you add the same amount of it, you will probably just taste lemon. Pucker up. The Lakewood made the other flavors come out and I thought it even sweetened it somehow.
How much is this stuff? Everything is $3 each. A large bag of carrots, a bag of small gala or other apples, a red cabbage, a jar of lemon juice, each are $3. The ginger was less, plus you can often get just half a red cabbage. You could make both juices (2x14 oz) for $14.
That's right- a 6 oz. serving is $3. But you seriously just ate 3 apples, 3 carrots and some ginger or cabbage- nothing digestible was lost and it was put in a form that your body will absorb the most. If you're really into it you can ask the grocer about buying boxes for juicing instead of the regular sizes of produce- or find a good CSA. That works well if you have other juicing friends to split a CSA share with. In fact...
I didn't start out owning a juicer. I went over to a friend's house who invited others over to juice with him. I lost track of Juice Dave. :( Anyway, Juice Dave got into it when his roommate taught him and he was always in upscale food service/bartending to begin with. I would be invited over (this was years ago!) to juice with him and maybe others. We shared in cutting and cleaning the veges and washing up the juicer. He treated me to the actual produce but a person could go in halvsies easily. It was an event- something enriching to do. There was always something funny as we did this. Chances are, you have a friend with a juicer. In storage! If you ask them they'll say, yeah they really should- they used to then stopped. If you have special relationships with friends because you walk with them, or play cribbage with them, this is that kind of thing. Its really social and you're accomplishing something that feels absolutely purely positive and full of self-love as you give yourself good food, and its always with that friend that has the juicer who appreciates you for getting them back into it. Try our recipes, try your own, go easy on the celery and have an excuse to spend some quality time with those friends. Do it early so you can get revved up to do more fun things together. Nothing makes you say Carpe diem like a morning juicing party with friends.
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