“Orange” Juice

orange juice 4I realized that I’ve only ever posted one juice recipe and figured it was time to put up another one. I have really slowed my roll on juicing but decided to bust my juicer out so the kids could have some fresh juice with breakfast.

I have to admit, juicing is really a serious hassle. But if you’ve got the time, it’s totally worth the result, which is crisp, fresh tasting juice! Now, I call this “orange” juice because of the color. There are oranges in it, but it’s not just plain ole’ orange juice. This is a great recipe for a virgin juicer who’s not willing to jump into the green juice pool just yet, or for picky kids.

“Orange” Juice (yields approximately 3 cups)

  • 5 small green apples, core removed (2 large red delicious make a great substitute)
  • 2 large oranges, peel removed
  • 1 large carrot

Turn your juice extractor on and add ingredients in the order listed. Stir and pour over ice.

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I tried to get an action shot. It was difficult.

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Yes the color looks a bit off now, but wait!

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Check out that gorgeous ORANGE color!

I just wanted to mention that if you have the time, I highly recommend trying the aforementioned plain ole’ orange juice. It’s so much better in a juice extractor than in a traditional citrus juicer. Frothy and almost creamy. Very time consuming to cut off all the peels but if you’re hankering for some O.J. and have the time, give it a try.

Time to hulk out and drink GREEN

fruitSo first off, let me start off by informing all of you that I am NOT a photographer. I don’t know about lighting, angles or anything like that. But it’s a picture, you get the idea….hopefully! That being said, on to the matter at hand, JUICE! And green juice!

So I finally bought a juice extractor. We’d been thinking about it for awhile but after the first of the year, like so many others, my husband Adam decided it was time to get extra healthy. Enter juice extractor. I bought what I would call an introductory juicer. I really wanted this extra cool juicer that I saw Giada use but my budget and hers are nowhere near being close, so beginner juicer it was! Fortunately, I’m really happy with it so far.

So I’m very new to the world of juicing but I have heard that the greener, the better. I’ve been experimenting and came up with this delicious juice. If you have picky kids, like my ultra picky middle daughter, they will be put off by the color of this drink. If they can get over that hump, they will really enjoy this, and it’s GOOD for you. But maybe don’t tell them that last part. On a happy note though, my other two girls really like this so give it a try people.

First off, my juice extractor recommends that you peel citrus fruit. So I do just that. Aside from that minor inconvenience, juicing is pretty easy and fairly quick. I did a lot of research before buying my juicer, and according to a lot of people, carrots should always be last to go in because their remnants can tend to block the juicer causing less juice to come out of your other fruits and veggies. Also I cannot fit a whole apple down the chute so I core it and cut it, depending on the size of the apple. And the juicier type of apple, the better. ¬†Those are the basics. It’s now time to juice.

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Green Juice

3 oranges, peeled

1 lemon, peeled

1 apple, cored and cut to fit the chute (I used a large red delicious)

3-5 large kale leaves

2 carrots

Put all the ingredients through your juicer/extractor, stir and pour over ice. Should make approximately two cups, or two drinks, depending on the size and juiciness of your fruit.