Monday, May 11, 2009


If you want a really refreshing and highly nutritious drink. . . get into juicing. Just yesterday I made a drink with fresh cranberries, half a peeled lemon, two apples, and a handful of grapes. I put the ingredients in the chute of the juicing machine and in seconds my drink was ready. I buy fresh cranberries when they are in the stores and freeze them, then thaw what I need before putting in the juicer.

You will need a good quality juicing machine. These aren't cheap but you don't want a cheap quality machine. I've had mine for quite a few years. I think they currently retail for about $250.

Here are a few combinations which I particularly enjoy. Keep in mind that these don't sound good. But the taste will surprise you.

fresh spinach and carrots

fresh pineapple

one beet, 2 carrots, 2 apples

3 or 4 kale leaves
1/2 cup brocolli florets with stems
1/2 head cabbage
2 carrots
2 apples

1 beet
1/2 of a medium sweet potato
3 carrots

There are dozens and dozens of combinations you will find once you start using your machine and rarely have I found one I really didn't like.

Some people use the solids that are left over to thicken soups or stews or to use in muffin or quick bread recipes. I've never done that but it's a good idea.

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