Nothin’ Fancy Vegetable Juice Recipe

We have been juicing on and off for a few years now, but since our CSA offered a “juicing” box, we’ve been getting more serious with it.

The CSA provides us with…well… whatever is on the menu.  Usually it’s plenty of fresh kale, lemons, beets, cucumbers, carrots, etc.  And to be honest we can’t keep up- our fridge is overflowing with raw veggies!  I guess we need to get even more serious.

Here’s a video of my favorite things to juice. Like I said, it’s nothin’ fancy.

Nothin’ Fancy Juice Recipe:

2-3 carrots
3 stalks celery
1 apple
1 inch ginger
1 small golden beet
1 small cucumber
half lemon with rind

Some fruits and veggies are essential to buy organic and some are not. Check out the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List to find out which veggies you must get organic.

The juicer we use is the Black & Decker 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor.  It’s like the Little Engine That Could.

If you’re just starting out with juicing, we recommend it. Another great advantage is it’s very portable.  Brian takes it to work from time to time and it’s not a huge deal to carry around. Click here to read reviews.

And some food for thought regarding the Green Smoothie Debate…

How Green Smoothies Can Devastate Your Health
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/how-green-smoothies-can-devastate-your-health/

Whatever you decide to juice, it’s gotta be healthier than a McRib! Have fun with it!

I’m looking for some tried and true juicing recipes- what are your favorite veggies to juice? Share in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  1. I really despise my juicer, hatred aside I use it to make lemon juice and orange juice once a week or so. The filter always gets all oogie and its just a mess. I really do prefer using the blender for green juices, it works so much better!

    1. Hi Cat! My mom gave a really cool retro Juicit juicer that I use to make fresh lemon, lime and orange juice. You may see it in the video. It’s a press-down type. It’s old but works like a charm. Thanks for stopping by!

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