Millennial Juicer

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Kiwi Sale Leads to Pineapple Asparagus Goodness December 18, 2010

Filed under: Mixed (Veggies & Fruit) Juices,Recipes — millenialjuicer @ 10:11 pm
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In addition to my juicing habit, I’ve also picked up a thrifty one as in my juices tend to involve lots of fruits that happen to be on sale when I go to the store for my weekly produce “pickup”. I was shopping recently when I noticed kiwis were 3 for a $1 so I picked up several. I had some asparagus I needed to use up in the fridge as well so that’s how this recipe came about. I can’t get away from using pineapple and asparagus together because the pineapple does such a stellar job at softening the asparagus taste that you can’t even tell that you’re drinking asparagus. It’s more like a citrusy, pineapple-ly refresher.

Don’t use kiwis that are too hard. Using kiwis that just slightly indent to the touch are perfect for juicing. Don’ t worry about peeling the kiwi before juicing as it’s loaded with extra nutrients, plus it gives it a more tangy kick. If you must avoid all bitterness as much as possible then go ahead and peel the kiwi.

Kiwis have more vitamin C than oranges, as much potassium as bananas and four times as much fiber as celery. They are excellent sources of Vitamins A and E, antioxidants, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, folate and the amino acid L-arginine. Consuming raw kiwi juice is also associated with several health benefits, such as reducing high blood pressure, improving eye sight, and boosting our immune system. The L-arginine in kiwi specifically helps to keep the liver, skin, joints and muscles healthy.

Yes, kiwi is the star of this recipe, but the asparagus, pineapple, orange, and lemon also present in the juice have their own set of nutrients and health benefits. They not only make the juice taste great, they also provide an added boost of goodness for your body.

Kiwi Pineapple Asparagus Goodness

7 or 8 kiwis (You can leave the skin on if you like.)

1 large orange (You definitely need to peel the orange. Keep as much as the pith or soft white part as you can but if you leave the peel it will make your juice bitter and undrinkable.)

1 large lemon (Like the orange, peel and leave as much as the pith as you can or you’ll end up with a bitter, undrinkable juice.)

1 medium pineapple (Include the core but remove the rind. I’ve heard you can juice the rind if you’ve got a power juicer and it’s organic but I don’t and I wouldn’t recommend it either.)

1 bunch of asparagus (about a 1 pound) (Just rinse and juice. No need to cut the ends off or anything. I find that it is easier to juice when you put the pointy, soft side down first and do a handful at a time.)

 

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Pine-Apple Asparagus Citrus Cooler November 7, 2010

Filed under: Mixed (Veggies & Fruit) Juices,Recipes — millenialjuicer @ 5:38 pm
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The one thing that’s really great about most of my juices is that they are like meal replacements for me. The recipes I post probably make enough juice for 2 people, but if one person drinks it all then it can definitely be considered a full meal. This is one of those juices.

The other day I had a few different pieces of fruit that needed to be used so I decided to throw them all together into a juice and it was the most refreshing and tastiest juice that I’ve made thus far, in my opinion. Each sip just made you wanna go, “aaaahhhh!”

Pine-Apple Asparagus Citrus Cooler

I pineapple (Include the core, but not the rind or outside.)

1 Bosc pear

1 bunch of asparagus (about one pound and I find they are much easier to juice when you put the good part down first and the woody part up)

1 celery stalk (Include the leafy part if it has it)

1 large apple

1 cup of red grapes (If you don’t have red any grapes will do here.)

1 large lemon (Peeled but include as much as the pith or “soft white part” as possible as it’s good for you. Do not include the peel though because it will make the juice bitter and sour.)

1 large orange (Peeled but include as much as the pith or “soft white part” as possible as it’s good for you. Do not include the peel though because it will make the juice bitter and sour.)

 

A Twist to the Sunshine Burst of Asparagus Juice Recipe November 1, 2010

Filed under: Mixed (Veggies & Fruit) Juices,Recipes — millenialjuicer @ 10:55 pm
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My Sunshine Burst of Asparagus Recipe boasts about the benefits of juicing asparagus and pineapple, but today I added celery to that recipe and not only did it add a kind of salty taste, it also gave it a more refreshing touch. It added that little “aahhh” after each big sip.

Celery juice is highly nutritious (celery leaves are high in Vitamin A; stems have Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and essential amino acids), has virtually no calories, and helps equalize our body’s PH‘s through its alkalizing qualities.

Celery juice can be used as a digestive aid and traditionally has also been used to treat cancer, insomnia, lower blood pressure, prevent gall and/or kidney stones, encourage weight loss and act as a diuretic and anti-inflammatory.

I added two large stalks taken from a bunch of celery.

Sunshine Burst of Asparagus Juice

1 whole pineapple (I do not juice the rind because I don’t think it’d be tasty and I’m allergic. However, I’ve heard you can if it’s organic and it’s also where the highest concentrations of bromelain reside.)

1 bunch of asparagus (about one pound and I find they are much easier to juice when you put the good part down first and the woody part up)

2 medium sized oranges (peel but try to include as much as the pith or the ‘soft white part’ because it’s good for you and do not juice the rind because it will make your juice sour and nasty)

3 medium sized carrots (unpeeled but you can peel away all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients if you want)

2 large stalks (include the leaves if there are any. They are tasty and good for you!)

 

Juice Recipes – Sunshine Burst of Asparagus October 31, 2010

Filed under: Mixed (Veggies & Fruit) Juices,Recipes — millenialjuicer @ 5:42 pm
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Asparagus is an alkaline food and a good source of potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin C, Choline and Folic Acid. It is rich in protein but low in calories and carbs.

Asparagus is good for cleansing or detoxing the body due to the large amount of an amino acid it contains called asparagines. Note, this causes some people to have stinky urine so you’ve been forewarned. This is nothing to worry about, though.

Asparagus is also a natural diuretic and traditionally in natural medicine it is used for various conditions like arthritis, PMS, bowel movement, cataracts, kidney stuff, diabetes and more I’m sure.

I’m also sure that pineapple is good for you in many ways as it contains Vitamin C and bromelain. Bromelain is a natural digestive enzyme that also has anti-inflammatory properties so you know that’s good for you for oh so many reasons.

I forgot to take pictures while I was making this juice, but I’ll take some the next time I make one which I’m sure will be soon.

Sunshine Burst of Asparagus Juice

1 whole pineapple (I do not juice the rind because I don’t think it’d be tasty and I’m allergic. However, I’ve heard you can if it’s organic and it’s also where the highest concentrations of bromelain reside.)

1 bunch of asparagus (about one pound and I find they are much easier to juice when you put the good part down first and the woody part up)

2 medium sized oranges (peel but try to include as much as the pith or the ‘soft white part’ because it’s good for you and do not juice the rind because it will make your juice sour and nasty)

3 medium sized carrots (unpeeled but you can peel away all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients if you want)