What's your juice today?
I thought it would be fun (and inspirational!) for us to make posts about what juice we've made each day. I like to hear what other people are throwing in the ol' juicer, and get ideas for my own juices! It'd be great to have pictures, too, but I'm not quite so technically savvy to make that happen on my part (and my computer recently broke down and I'm now using a spare of my friend's, so not so easy to put pics!).
Not sure if a thread like this had been started already, but in any case, if anyone's interested, let's get those juice-taste buds watering!
I'll start! Today I had a juice made of:
-1/2 head celery
-1/2 bunch parsley
-small handful purple flowering kale
made via my vitamix and yielding about 2 litres.
Taste: good, though kept having to stir it up, as it would separate into clear purple (? From the small amount of kale?) and murky greenish brown.
Boyfriend says: "That was really good!"
6 bunches/heads of celery and 4 carrots. It made a 1/2 gallon of juice and tasted delicious!
Still using my blender, but in it this morning I made a smoothie using 3 ripe apricots, a quarter of a very sweet pineapple, a little water and ice. It was Awesome!! Best yet, I didn't feel the need to add raw honey or maple syrup like I usually do!
-a tray of barleygrass juice
-a tray of sunflower greens
-a large bag of garlic mustard, plantain, a little dandelion, and a little oxalis
Almost time for my evening ryegrass juice. I normally would of have had some more microgreen juice too (maybe chia or pea shoots), but I had a LOT of weed juice (at least 40 oz).
Juiced a batch of popcorn, the whole plant not the grain. It goes through the manual juicer really nicely as long as I am careful not to put the whole stock in at once. The juice was sweeter than I expected. this will, without a doubt, become part of my regular rotation.
and since this year works been too crazy causing me to not even have time to work my garden its become a 30x90 weed patch im going to juice stuff out of ,
for sure some russian comfrey and mullien in the weed patch , no doubt parsley kale lettuces from past seasons in their too
1 stalk of celery
1 sprig of spinach
5 mustard leaves
Last edited by Gianni; 07-08-2012 at 03:55 PM.
Reason: Added celery which I had forgot about
Mr Raw says that is the best kind of garden!
Originally Posted by michigan roman
about 20 years ago i started feeding this garden area , grass / wood chips / straw / leaves / decomposing logs / wood ash / lime .
Originally Posted by delmar
in very large amounts each year , my concepts that my gardens a mulch pile i grow things in . ive got like 12" straw / grass / leaves etc
on all pathways and aroound all plants every year besides main compost area . well about 4 years ago i cut down a good sized poplar tree one winter that had to be dropped
right on garden area . at the trunk of tree was a 4' limb with end rest of it cut off before being dropped . well this limb was first part of
tree to hit ground so was driven by trunk weight into the ground near 4' . and once i got trunk all cut up and limb removed from earth
you could see all the way down at 4' the soil was still rich perfect top soil like up in the top 12 " . as good a peice of soil you could grow on
on earth . and my monster 6' tall dandelions are evidence , lol .
wheat grass juice for me today. Homegrown but only a shot. I has discovered that if I dilute it with the same amount of water I can drink it much more easily. I can imagine being able to"hide" it in fruit juices.
I just drink it, then reward myself with fruit.
I would love to see a photo of that when you get a chance!
Originally Posted by michigan roman
It's not unpleasant diluted. I find I need to dilute fresh orange these days. It's so strong even though it's just orange.
I used to gag when I started drinking pure green juice, but now I've gotten used to it and even find it enjoyable. Same thing with spirulina powder - it used to taste really bad, but after a little while it started growing on me and now it's one of my favorite treats. Taste buds can adapt quickly, which is why I don't see the point with having to dilute green juices with fruit for the rest of your life when you could spend a couple weeks having unpleasant-tasting green juices and then very shortly come to enjoy them more then your old fruit-laden juices. I don't have a problem with fruit (I love picking wild berries straight of the plants), but I don't think juicing it is a good idea and I think its unfortunate that most people only through in a tiny amount of greens to a mostly fruit juice and call it a "green juice". I also don't like mixing fruit with greens.
Wow, that sounds very green! How do you like the taste of it? I love the idea of using wild greens - I feel they're more nutritionally dense.
Wild greens are far more nutritionally dense, and they're also much fresher. Many times better then store-bought greens.
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