Did you catch my segment on KC Live this morning? I shared how to make one of my favorite green juices, Gimme The Greens.
Below you’ll find the recipe I shared, as well as links to my favorite juicers and juicing accessories. Juicing has been the easiest way for me to introduce more nutrients to my diet. Even as a vegetarian, getting all of the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables can be challenging. No more! I have green juice every day and I’m much healthier for it!
If you are new to juicing and want to jump in with minimal investment, I recommend the Black & Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor with Custom Juice Cup. This is what I started with. It is a centrifugal juicer, which means it spins quickly while grinding the fruits and vegetables to a pulp. Because of this, it heats the produce a bit as it works and introduces oxygen, which means you should drink the juice immediately to get the maximum nutritional content. It works well and was a small enough investment that I was comfortable buying it without knowing if juicing was something I would commit to long-term. I’ve since passed this juicer on to another family and they are using it, so it’s definitely a sturdy little juicer.
Do you have a little more money to spend? I’d suggest a Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor. While still a centrifugal juicer, it handles large quantities of produce quickly and the pulp that comes out is drier, which means you get more juice!
My favorite juicer is the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer. I use this juicer every single day. The downside is that fruits and vegetables have to be chopped into smaller pieces and it takes longer to juice than the juicers mentioned above. The upside is that I get a much greater amount of juice from produce. I’m also able to store the juice for a day or so without it turning brown and going bad. It is also much quieter than a centrifugal juicer.
Here are a few accessories I find useful in juicing:
Large glass jars for juice storage:
A tea strainer like this OXO Good Grips 3-Inch Mini Strainer is handy if you like little-to-no pulp in your juice. I strain my juice and put the pulp back through the juicer another time to get the most juice from it.
Gimme The Greens!
Makes approximately 16 oz.
2 stalks celery
2 green apples
½” or to taste fresh ginger root
1 bunch kale (6 to 8 stems)
Juice all ingredients and strain if desired. It is recommended that you juice the kale last, as it is very fibrous and most likely to clog your juicer.
Serve this juice cold and right away if you use a centrifugal juicer. Enjoy!
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