So, a couple of you asked if I could give you some good juicing recipes *waves at Beth and Kate* Mainly, you were curious about a juice that could put a smile on the face of a 7 year old finicky eater. I don't blame you. It's hard to believe. This is a boy who will turn his nose up at lasagne. Lasagne for Pete's sake! *shakes head in disbelief*
If you have a juicer then you're all set. If not, you'll want to get one of those. I have a Breville JE98XL, a good juicer without being too expensive. It's about $150.00. That's not bad compared to some of the "better juicers" that can run into the thousands. I don't recommend a blender. A friend of mine (Hi Laura!) and I, just tried one of the recipes that I have in her Nutribullet and it worked quite well although it's much more pulpy.
Once you have your juicer you want to go to the supermarket and start looking for vegetables you never knew existed. Confession: I had no idea what a parsnip looked like before I started juicing. Now me and parsnips, we're like this...fingers twisted together...best friends forever.
With the exception of "Hal's Mix" and "Licha's Concoction" all of these recipes are found online, somewhere. I've pulled from here and there and everywhere. And if you guys try one that is fantastic that I don't know about, please share. Always looking to add a variety of colorful veggies!
Mean Green My kids LOVE this recipe. It's the only way I could ever get them to eat kale :)
1 cuke (that's cucumber in Lichanese)
6-8 kale leaves
2 green apples
ginger to taste. I love ginger but like annoying relatives, I must have it in small doses.
Roots and Fruits This one is the kids' all time favorite. Okay, it's one of my favorites too!
1 1/2 cups pineapple
ginger to taste
Kitchen Sink Disclaimer: I have not tried this one but I recently found it and it looked delish!
1 granny smith apple
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
handful frozen cranberries
1/2 medium red bell pepper
handful seedless grapes
Licha's Concoction Similar to the kitchen sink, you throw in what ever is left in the fridge.
2 handfuls spinach
2 handfuls dandelion leaves
5-6 brussel sprouts
Hal's Mix Made as an experiment, loved as a masterpiece
4 celery stalks
Celery, Cuke and Pear
3 celery stalks
1 1/2 pears
3 handfuls kale
Ruby Red Champagne Warning: This one can taste a little "earthy" because of the beet. Still delish!
2 celery stalks
1 handful parsley
ginger to taste
These are all some very good and delicious options. I'm trying to incorporate more of a variety of fruits and veg without eating too much fruit. Would love ideas on how to incorporate more peppers, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, squash, radishes, tomatoes, eggplant, etc...
I tried a V8 juice the other day from a recipe I found online and it was, meh, not that great. I would love a good one. Maybe I'll just have to experiment and come up with one of my own. Also, I came across one the other day that was red pepper, cabbage, leeks and spinach. Trust me...DO NOT EVER TRY THAT ONE. It will give you nightmares!