Amazon delivered my Breville Juice Fountain yesterday and today Mr. Wonderful and I made our first juice. Last week we watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and wanted to give a juice fast a try before the holidays.
Let me first tell you how liberating making a juice is. The whole process feels good. The noise feels good. The drinking feels good. The murdering of innocent veggies, feels good!! Even the clean up even feels good! I know, I’m on some nutrient dense high or something but seriously. Good.
This first time was basically about figuring out of how to operate the thing which was surprisingly uncomplicated. Choosing the fruit/veg came via whatever was in the fridge so here is our attempt recipe:
- 3 navel oranges
- 3 bunches kale
- 5 super mini apples
- 1 C cranberries
- 12 mini carrots
Juice ingredients one at a time, greens first. DRINK!
This made about 5- 16 ounce juices which is about a one person juice fast day.
I’m so glad you love it! I purchased one of those nice high end blenders from Costco (Blendtec, not VitaMix) a few years ago and love making green smoothies. I couldn’t wrap my head around the juicer because I felt it wasted so much of the pulp and fibrous content of the fruits and veggies. But with those scraps goes a lot of calories, and I also hear the juice absorbs quickly on a pure cellular level better than blending whole ingredients. Either way is awesome I’m sure, Cheers!!
I am going to make the most kick ass compost pile this summer…until then…the dogs love carrot and sweet potato pulp. 🙂
One of my favorite movies – it inspired me to juice too!
I love juicing. Dr. Oz has some great recipes I tried earlier this year. The combinations sound interesting but really taste great. Enjoy your fast!