Friday, January 3, 2014

The (Chunky) Juice is Loose

DT got me a juicer for Christmas and I've been  having a lot of fun concocting juices. I didn't bother with the manual or recipes of course, so my first go round was maybe a little rocky.  And disgusting.

Using my Breville Juice Fountain, I threw in a misch-mash of fruits and veggies.
#1  Carrots, orange, lemon, apple and ginger.  

Not bad!!  A little tart.  Maybe no lemon?  Maybe I should take off the rind?   I chugged it anyway, feeling the vitality of the fruit and its vitamins energizing me (hey, it was New Year's Day and for once, I was not hungover - this is what pregnant people do for fun).

#2  Parsley, lemon and cucumber. 

BARF!  Very, very bad.  Ok, ok, read the manual.  Get online for God's sake!

Revised  #1 Carrot, beet, orange and apple.   Delicous.  And VERY purple.

Revised #2  Cucumber, celery, tomato.  Palatable.  Then I added then lemon and green onion.   You can juice green onion!  Best V-8 (well V-5, since we are getting technical) I've ever had.  Didn't even need salt and pepper.

The juice is definitely loose.....

While making my V-5, I was reminded of one of my favorite movies, The Goonies.   Mama Fratelli is torturing poor Chunk while the brothers torture him even more by eating pizza in his presence while offering him none.  Pizza?  SHHHHH!  Pepperoni?  SHHHH!!!!!  



Ky | TwoPretzels said...

YAY! This is so exciting! I love reading about your concoctions.

The worst juice I ever made involved cantaloupe and tomato. (I don't know what I was thinking.)

I'm sure there isn't a ton of nutritional value in cucumber, but I adore it.

Today I had cucumber, carrot, spinach and half of a green apple. (I love green apple more than red, for some reason.)

Lime is fun to throw in, have DT bring you some how from the cantina. :)

The juice is loose. Stop it.

Iris Took said...

Green apple better than red apples? Really? I will try it!

Yeah, cantaloupe and tomato. Blech!

Do you juice the lime or just squeeze after?