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The other day I decided I would try my hand at making a vegetable juice, you know, to keep those chemicals out of my diet that comes in the store bought varieties. Plus, I really love my juicer and I thought it would be fun. I looked at the back of a few cans to see exactly which vegetables they had in their juice and I went from there. Now, they don’t give you amounts and they also have something to make the juice stay mixed up, so this isn’t exactly like the store bought kinds, but it was pretty good anyway. You just have to mix it up after it has been in the refrigerator a little while.
First I selected my veggies. I picked tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, spinach, beets, carrots, celery and parsley. Don’t they all look so pretty in my picture?!
For some reason, when I use my juicer I make a pretty big mess. I don’t mind the mess so much, but I don’t want to mess up my clothes. With this in mind, I decided to put on my cute apron that my wonderful friend Lisa made me. Isn’t it cute?! Everyone should have an apron like this and also a friend like Lisa. I just love her. Seriously.
So I washed and juiced all of my veggies and then I blended up some of the pulp in my blender. That added some of the nutrients back into the juice and it also thickened it up some. I wanted a thicker juice, not a runny one. I forgot to take a picture of the mess, but trust me, it was a big one.
The finished product. If you like it a little spicy, you could add a jalapeño or some hot sauce to it to spice it up. I think I would take the seeds out of the jalapeño though because otherwise it might be too hot. Also, like I said before, after it has been in the refrigerator, you will need to stir it up before you pour it. For some reason it separates. I guess because I don’t have the stuff in it to make it not separate.
Makes about 2 quarts
2 cups spinach
2 pounds of carrots
6 sticks of celery
1 head of Romaine lettuce
1 bunch of parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp pepper
salt to taste
Juice the tomatoes and then put all of the tomato pulp and 1 cup of juice in your blender and blend it up well. Put it in a pitcher. Juice the rest of the veggies. I cut the beet, carrots and celery into smaller pieces so they wouldn’t get stuck in the shoot of the juicer. Add the juice to the pitcher. Take three cups of the remaining pulp and put it in the blender with the spices and some of the juice and blend it until it is smooth. Pour it into the pitcher, stir it up some and then pour some of it back into the blender and blend it to mix. Repeat one more time. Then refrigerate until it is cold. Drink it up!
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