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06-03-2007, 10:03 AM
I have a juicer but don't like to use it much cause it seems like a little too much work when I'm in a hurry and too many parts to clean up, etc. So, I tried this: throw some greens in the blender with an apple (chopped without seeds), a lemon (don't peel it) (chopped), 1cup of water & dash of honey, blend. Then pour through a strainer or nut milk bag into large glass, and you have Green Juice. Very little clean up, IMO. :)
06-03-2007, 10:16 AM
Yup - there 'ya go! I guess your blender doesn't pulverize it enough to just drink all the "pulp", huh? Also, make sure your lemons are organic. Eating the peels/skins of non-organic foods is harmful as they are colored, waxed, etc. Just a word of caution.
06-03-2007, 10:28 AM
Lucy, I don't have a vitamix or K-tec but my blender is a good one and I make green smoothies all the time in it, I just thought I would try making juice - its lighter than a smoothie - also I wanted to strain out the lemon peel. But that's a good point, I'll make sure the lemons are organic.
06-03-2007, 10:31 AM
Yeah, ya gotta watch the skins/peels. I bought some key limes and it says on the packing (they aren't organic)
coated with vegetable, petroleum, beeswax, and/or shellac-based wax or resin to maintain freshess
Ewww - just that stuff I don't want to digest and I know many of the oranges and lemons are colored to make them appealing to the eye.
Just some caution...
06-03-2007, 12:06 PM
Before I started eating raw I bought a 200.00 juicer that is a pain to clean and only makes juice. DUMB!!! I end up using my cheap blender most of the time. Live and learn.
06-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Yes! I've been doing this fairly frequently as well... I love my green smoothies, but sometimes I like something a little lighter - and I don't have a juicer that can handle greens. Soooooo.... my favorite combo as of late has been:
several handfuls of baby spinach
some kind of citrus juice (I like orange and/or lime best)
a touch of vanilla paste
a dash of sea salt
a squirt of agave (generally only if you're using lime, lemon, grapefruit, etc. you know, the tart ones; orange is good without it.)
a couple cups of water
Blend like heck until it's smooth and juice-like in consistency. I have a high-speed blender, so I don't usually strain it, but you certainly could.
I love this because even if I want something different for breakfast (like my hemp/sunflower/coconut/goji breakfast cereal), I can still make sure I'm getting in my greens without excessive calories or feeling like I've got the Red Sea (plus a nice large whale to boot) sloshing in my stomach.
It's also nice to sip throughout the day - and I can manage that even with a room full of special ed preschoolers!
Juicer? Bah! Who needs one? :p
06-04-2007, 11:10 AM
Here is my morning green smoothie! Yum...:D
Im' in school right now to be an herbalist. We learned the bennefits of the following
Turmeric, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmeric (about a TSP.)
Cinnimon, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon (just a sprinkle)
Gotu Kola Tincture: is a brain and nerve tonic, improves memory and concentration, increases longevity, helps with varicose veins, skin problems & is anti-inflammatory ( I use a few skirts)
& some Shatavari powder
in my green smoothie along with the following:
Blend up in the vitamix or a blender
06-04-2007, 01:54 PM
I have strained smoothies like almond milk when in a bind - makes great green drink!
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