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05-14-2009, 12:20 AM
Hey everyone. I am thinking of fast for a few days after I am better from my Bronchitis.
I have a nice brevell juicer and I am wondering how to properly juice greens. I didn't think juicers could really juice greens. Could I mix it with apple or anything to not only make it more palatable but also maybe that will help it run through better? Maybe I could somehow use my Vita mix with the greens to make green juice?
05-14-2009, 02:16 AM
Interesting topic you posted out here.
05-14-2009, 03:36 AM
Adding an Apple is Fine. If you want Juice and have a Juicer the use it. I would use the Vita-Mix for Smoothies. If you used it for Juicing (Vita), you would have to Strain all the Fiber out.
05-14-2009, 08:47 AM
i disagree with spicy. your greens will yield you a much higher amount if you use your vita-mix and then use a nut mylk bag (or a paint strainer bag) and squeeze all the juice out.
you can do any combo you want. i find a little beet with apple, spinach and parsley - and a tiny bit of ginger is lovely!
but no, your breville will probably just move it around, yield you a tiny bit of juice and create a lot of waste.
melissa did a 152 day juice fast with a vita-mix! using a vita-mix for juice is much better than using most juicers ;)
05-15-2009, 02:56 AM
Omg that is the best idea to just use your Vita-Mix for everything! I have a nut milk bag and seriously that sounds so much easier than using my juicer and all the work it takes to clean it!
Got any more great green recipies? Anything I could put to make the greens not so strong besides apples? What is ok to mix with greens?
05-15-2009, 06:36 AM
That is how I always make juice...blend then strain in nut bag...I add apple and also celery if I see I want to soften green. Also ginger can be added. So many things to make it taste yummy!! Have fun.
05-15-2009, 08:49 PM
beet with greens is really really nice as well. as is ginger or garlic. (light on the garlic or the neighbours will be avoiding your house LOL)
05-20-2009, 09:01 AM
I used to use my Breville juicer but there's so much wasted (chunks etc left in the pulp) so I started using my blender to blend apples/greens/ginger/lemon or orange with a little water, then I strain it through my nut milk bag or paint strainer bag and have fabulous green juice, and I can totally squeeze all the juice out of that pulp. It works great for me.
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