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Green Juice: Buy it or Make it?

green juice

Oh, look! More green juice. No, don’t leave. I know I’ve shared plenty of juice on here before but this is my latest concoction and may have taken the lead for all-time favorite.

Plus, I have really important information to share. I’m serious. For once, no sarcasm here, we’re talking money. Serious face.

freshness

The other night while grocery shopping, I got a craving for green juice. I went over to the juice section, grabbed a green juice and chugged it. (I realize this is weird. That’s not the point. Just keep reading). I checked out and paid $6.99 for that empty bottle of juice. 16 oz. Gone. It was delicious but I was annoyed with myself because my cart was full of ingredients to juice at home. Apparently I just needed it then. I got home and calculated how much money I had just wasted.

juicer

Let me break it down for you:

So, there it is. I’ll have a hard time paying that again now that I’ve done the math.

look at that color!

Here are a few other things that I’ve changed since my last juicing post that you may find helpful:

  1. I got a new juicer. I now use the Breville Juice Fountain. I actually got an Omega masticating juicer but ended up returning it. The shoot was way too small for me. I’m too lazy for all that chopping. The Breville is great. I highly recommend it. No one’s paying me to say that. Just my honest opinion.
  2. I take back what I said about juicing celery. I don’t mind it now, but that’s probably because the ginger and pineapple take over here and I don’t taste it at all.
  3. I’ve been running the kale through first, stopping the juicer and saving the pulp in a ziplock. I use the kale pulp in my eggs. I then turn the juicer back on and finish running everything else through. That pulp goes in the trash because I still don’t know what to do with it.
  4. I no longer core my apples before juicing.

Happy Juicing!

jar juice

Green Juice

Ingredients:

Ingredients:
1 bunch of curly green kale
2 green apples
2 lemons
2 large english cucumbers
1/4-1/2 a pineapple (I use 1/4 but 1/2 makes it sweeter)
1 celery heart (not one stalk, use an entire heart)
About an inch of ginger

Directions:
Wash all ingredients, cut rind off lemons and pineapple, cut ingredients to fit in shoot and juice according to manufacturer’s directions.

juice pyramid

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6 thoughts on “Green Juice: Buy it or Make it?

  1. I’ve been using your recipe. Delish. I add the pulp to chicken broth for soup. Simmer for 1/2 hr. then strain. Makes for a nice hot cup of soup.

  2. Your recipe does indeed sound yummy! Here’s an idea I came across for using the leftover pulp – if you have a garden (flower, vegetable, whatever), bury the leftover pulp in the garden and it will be like compost, proving nutrients to the soil. Put a plastic bag (like a grocery bag) in the pulp catcher… saves a little time on clean up too!! Win-win! Happy juicing!

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Posted on February 17, 2014


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