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04-26-2012, 03:17 PM
Does anyone have any juicer recipes for someone who hates veggies? We're just getting into juicing, and having a hard time with the "vile weed" green juices (kale, chard, spinach, parsley). Any help would be appreciated.
I doubt this is the answer you're looking for, but I make a green juice daily. It does not taste good. I stopped adding up to 6 apples to it just to "mask its flavor" and now I just down it in one gulp and call it good.
It has 1/2 bunch each of dandelion greens and curly parsley, 1 red beet with leaves and 2-3 cups alfalfa sprouts. I can drink it now without plugging my nose, I guess that's progress of sorts... ~ ~
04-26-2012, 11:59 PM
check out the fasting section... there are so many recipes in there!!!
04-27-2012, 05:31 AM
Perhaps you are overdoing the kale and the strong greens. Start with the milder ones such as baby spinach. Let your body learn to like it. I can still only take a very small amount of kale.
04-27-2012, 07:41 AM
I agree with sport start with spinach. Green swiss chard makes a nice juice also. My favorite:
Spinach or Kale or Chard
lemon or lime
Ginger. Ginger adds a nice zing to the juices.
I usually dilute them with celery or cucumber and apples.
The citrus takes out the green taste. Some times I do orange.
04-27-2012, 07:43 AM
I love nettle juice :)
04-29-2012, 12:02 AM
Kale is a very strong tasting "leafy green" for sure. I made a homemade recipe a few weeks ago that used a lot of carrot as well as red cabbage in the mix. I also used an apple or so as well. I have found and am starting to find for me at least red cabbage and carrots go a long way to make those "strong" tasting greens more bearable. I would go as far to say that they make a good tasting juice actually. For me I just have to use a ratio of less kale compared to more cabbage and carrots. You can play around with the ratio yourself and see what you can handle as far as taste. Good luck! Happy juicing! :)
04-29-2012, 09:57 PM
When doing "strong" juices like a lot of kale, I just about always juice a lot of cucumber and celery to make a nice "base" and maybe add a small amt of lemon.
I did this with wheatgrass all winter, then this spring when my winter wheat in the garden, used as a cover crop was ready, I wanted to taste it plain and have since discovered that where I used to hate wheatgrass, I now like it! Go figure.
Me. I'm trying to avoid ANY sweet juices, so no longer add sweet stuff to mask it. I'd rather add just plain water with a tiny lemon if needs be.
Best of luck, You know you're doing your body good!
Raw Angel Mom
04-30-2012, 10:41 AM
Your taste button will change at some point. In the mid time, why don't you do a simple recipe such carrot/celery (So simple and so healing and beneficial).
With greens, i find that apple goes well with them if you juice. Mango/banana if you do a green smoothie
04-30-2012, 01:57 PM
Thank you all for the great ideas. We'll keep on pluggin' away with some of the more "beginner" juices, and work up to the greener ones in the future.
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