Daily Archives: April 7, 2012

Love Potion No. 9

For Paul’s birthday I bought him a juicer. While I was set on buying something HE wanted, it turned out that I am a bit more obsessed with it than he is. Then my mom wanted to surprise us by having home deliveries of organic fruits and vegetables brought directly to our door. The first box we got was called Love Potion No.9. It was a pretty straightforward assortment of carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, lemons, strawberries, apples, oranges, pears, kale, celery, beet roots, and kiwi (might be forgetting a few others). Since we are both pretty new to juicing I decided to just start sticking things into the juicer until something tasted good. To my surprise, though, almost any combination of fruits and vegetables tasted good! So from there I have already established a couple that I LOVE. Now I won’t bore you with the nutritional facts of each ingredient, but each juice has different benefits, which you should look up at least once. If you have never juiced, this will help you get a visual for what it will look like. One thing to keep in mind: I did not take an AFTER picture of my kitchen. It can get pretty messy but lots of practice will fix that :)

My favorite juices so far have been:

Plain & Simple

  • apple
  • lemon
  • ginger

A little of this a little of that…

  • carrots
  • apples
  • strawberries
  • kale
  • beets
  • ginger
  • lemon

It is hard for me to be specific about how MUCH of each to put into your juicer (since each one if different), but you will quickly realize which fruit or veggie spits out the most juice (ie: apples, carrots, pears). If you are into juicing and discover some amazing juice please share!!!

 

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