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Old 09-13-12, 03:28 PM   #1
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Anyone Here a Juicer??

My sister gave me her older juicer and I have decided to start using it at least once a day. Anyone else here juice? Hopefully this, WW, and bike riding will get my weight down once and for all!!

If you have any recipes you like, please share them!!
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Old 09-13-12, 04:27 PM   #2
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I have in the past, really liked it. Pears make anything taste good, and a small amount of ginger "root" (fresh not powder) make vegetable heavy juices taste good. All fruit juices seem to taste fine, my favorite vegetable to juice was cucumber.
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Old 09-13-12, 06:05 PM   #3
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How do you get the cheeseburgers in it.....lol
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Not a juicer but a blender.
Have family on the juicer trend and there isn't that much difference between their results with a juicer and my results with a blender. Depending on juicer design, theirs is a pain to clean up compared to a blender vase.

As for recipes, i just have some staples that i use pretty much in everything i blend like spinach and flax seeds. Spinach adds very little flavor and tons of fiber that i wouldn't have had otherwise. flax is good source for vegetable fats with no flavor.
Other than that, any fresh fruit (or combination of fruits) for flavor, most times plain water, sometimes milk. Sometimes i add eggbeaters (lots of protein and not that many calories). Sometimes i add oats. Whatever fruits available make for the flavor of the day.

Ginger is a good addition, very refreshing taste. I've had similar results with spearmint and basil. Cucumbers are similar to spinach, very little taste and tons of fiber.

I think this is just trial and error. A chance to be creative and resourceful; exploit the local produce offerings.

Fail safe recipe: PB milk/water banana, throw in a handful of spinach and some ice cubes. It's just the greenish version of the classic flavor. Perfect recovery drink.
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Kale is really a popular juicing vegetable, or pretty much any leafy green. Overall in my opinion, all the vegetable juices are foul, and all the fruit juices rule. I could probably find some mix that is tolerable, I just haven't taken the steps to try multiple trips to buy the produce necessary. Lazy! Sunday I'll grab my bag and ride out to the farmers market early to get some kale, cucumber, oranges, and then before I juice all that, I'll grab some apples and see what mixes well. Maybe some bananas to blend in could be interesting.
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If you haven't seen the movie "fat sick and nearly dead" you might find it interesting. Hard-core juicing.

My solution to the nasty taste of kale juice is to run apples, oranges and pineapple first and set a glass full aside. Then, without even having to clean the juicer I do a full glass of kale, carrots and spinach. I literally hold my nose and down the veggie juice. If you can't smell it, it hardly tastes (to me anyway). Then I enjoy the delicious glass of fruit juice at a leisurely pace.
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Carrot + beet + kale + ginger
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Every morning, apples and oranges. Grab a banana and a glass of milk for a snack and i'm good till lunch. I've tried veggies and other things but I just stick to the fruits.
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Ack... Kale. I've tried it in my juicer and it's just narsty, and you don't get much return from a whole lot of cramming leaves in there. I prefer spinach or chard for juicing. A big plus is that you don't need to try and "counteract" the flavour of either one; they don't have that bitter taste like kale.

Some of my favourites:

Citrus // Carrot // Ginger (any citrus works, I like a mix of orange, grapefruit, and lemon)
Beet // Celery // Spinach // Parsely // Carrot // Red Pepper (careful with beet juice; no more than 2 - 3oz. per serving; it's a potent detoxifier, and can give you the runs if you're not used to it.)
Grape (mix of red and green)
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I went with a blendtec blender instead of a juicer...I try to have at least one smoothie a day....had an old juicer but the clean up was a hassle
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How much spinach do you use? I did spinach for the first time today and used up the whole 5 oz. container. Guess I need to buy more at one time!
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celery adds a salty flavor for vegetable mixes. I so far have not been adventurous with our juicer. Mostly fruits. We still fire up the blender to make smoothies though. I need to find a good source for kale this winter. We also can not find fresh lingonberries, only the jam which defeats the healthiness.
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I buy the organic baby spinach containers in the produce section...they seem to last longer and easier to work with...I use a handful of spinach and either collard greens (which go bad fast) or kale too...

I know handful does not sound scientific...

that is IF you use a blender...for someone juicing...no idea...sorry if i wasnt any help
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How much spinach do you use? I did spinach for the first time today and used up the whole 5 oz. container. Guess I need to buy more at one time!
Here's one of the last batches I made:

1 peeled large beet (about baseball sized)
6 peeled large carrots
3/4 pound fresh spinach
4 stalks of celery
6 radishes
2 cucumbers (washed, not peeled)
1 red bell pepper
1/4 bunch parsely
1/4 bunch cilantro

I make a big batch over the weekend and store it in 1pt canning jars for easy grab-n-go to take them to work.

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I buy the organic baby spinach containers in the produce section...they seem to last longer and easier to work with...I use a handful of spinach and either collard greens (which go bad fast) or kale too...
To keep greens from going bad quickly (and this works for everything from lettuce to fronded greens like cilantro) wash and pat them dry, then store in a ziplock or tupperware with a paper towel wrapped around the greens inside.
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