Millennial Juicer

juicing isn't just for your hippie grandma any longer…

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.)

 

 

Kalelicious Carrot Pear Juice November 12, 2010

Spinach, apple and carrot juice is an old classic and usually on my rotation several times a week (at least as a base). However, this week there was a recipe on kale and pears so I decided to stock up on that and try something a little different.

Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there (thanks, Dr. Fuhrman!) as its ranked high on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) so this may replace spinach as my regular. Lately, kale has been making a trendy appearance these days with even Gwyneth Paltrow gulping kale juice 3 times a day but please don’t let that deter you from using kale in your juices. It really is great for you!

Kale is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, dietary fiber, copper, calcium, Vitamin B6 and potassium. In homeopathic medicine kale has traditionally been used to help treat ailments like anemia, asthma, eye problems, weight loss, skin problems, impotence, hair loss, hay fever and arthritis.

I will warn you, though that kale has a very strong taste so it may take a while before you get used to it. You may want to throw in an extra pear, apple or even orange in there to sweeten it up a bit at first if you can’t really handle it. I was okay making the switch no problem, though.

This juice is also a great base for lots of other ones. There are an array of different juice possibilities building off of this and I will be sure to post them as I go along.

Kalelicious Carrot Pear Juice

1 large bunch of kale (I just cut it up and roll into balls and juice in segments with stem and all)

2 large pears (I used a Bartlett and a Bosc but feel free to use whatever you have on hand but if they’re small you may want to use 3)

4 large carrots


 

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.)