Saturday, September 18, 2010

Let's Get Juiced!

For whatever reason, I am challenged at eating raw fruit and veggies. I just don't like biting into them or something. I like them when they are warm and cooked, roasted or baked, just not raw. However, I have found that I love juicing and can chug back shot after shot of raw, fresh goodness!! So, let's get juiced!

First, meet my juicer. Yes, it's the Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer, and I picked mine up on sale at Walmart.

Juicing Tips:
- Serve juice on ice. It always tastes better!
- Peel all citrus fruits. The skin is bitter if you juice it. Sometimes I simply squeeze citrus rather than putting it in the juicer so I don't have to spend any time peeling.
- Your juicer is so much easier to clean if you immediately place in sink with hot water after you use. Then into the dishwasher.
- Juice is best fresh. It doesn't store well in fridge for more than a couple hours, however I have placed extra in an ice cube tray to use later to fancy up water or other beverages! Popscicles work as well to use up extra juice!

Inspired by Wendy, Kathryn and Natalie, encouraging us all to Live A Balance Life.

Be sure to check back - I will be posting many of my tasty juice concoctions!


  1. Great minds think alike! My Saturday morning post was a juicing recipe. I LOVE my juicer and use it all the time, it's a great way to use up leftover veggies. So glad you're a fellow juicer! Thanks for the info. :)

  2. Thanks for the info.....I use to juice and should pull my juicer out of the basement. ....have a great weekend!

  3. I love juicing. Just need to use it more often. I love spinach with apples or strawberries.

  4. I haven't had homemade juice in years, but I really liked it.

  5. I am the same with raw fruit/veggies. My trick (becuase I don't have a juicer) is to pre cut up my fruit once they are ripe, stick them in a tupperware in the fridge so they are ready to go at any time! Looking forward to seeing your juice blends.

  6. They were juicing oranges in the supermarket the other day and giving samples. So fresh and delicious! We have a juicer I need to dust if off...

  7. I love juices and smoothies...especially in the summer. They are so refreshing!

  8. I've been thinking about getting a juicer for a LONG time now and I just keep dragging my feet with it... now you've got me motivated now.

  9. You know, I just found the juicing attachment to my bullet and was thinking that I need to do this. you've motivated me too!