A Daily Cup of Super Juice

January 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” so the saying goes. As part of our ‘Eat Healthy, Live Healthy’ mantra, MM and I have been juicing a concoction of fruit and vegetable blends every morning for the past six months. We shop weekly for fresh produce from our local supermarket and pack our refrigerator with wholesome goodness.

The three staples that we add as the foundation to any blend that we make are: carrots, tomatoes, and beet root. On top of that, we may decide to mix a combination of other ingredients depending on what we feel like or what is available to us in our refrigerator. This may include: capsicum peppers, celery, apples, pears, oranges, and wheatgrass. The possibilities are endless and the final product is oh so good! MM and I are addicted to our daily cup of super juice—it provides us with a boost of energy to start our day. And, trust me when I say that we need all the energy we can get to keep up with our little four-legged friend.

Since juicing has become a regular activity of our morning routine, MM and I decided to invest in a good quality juicer. We purchased the Breville Juice Fountain Plus after reading several positive reviews about it, and we are quite satisfied with its performance so far. However, it can be a bit scary using such a heavy-duty juicer because of the powerful 850W motor, which produces a rather frightening sound. Fortunately, Maple has adapted to the commotion.

At the end of the juicing, we are left with remnant pulp which, regretably, we end up discarding. Undeniably, it would be of greater environmental service to recycle the pulp in a compost bin or, if you’re like my parents, use it for baking carrot cake and banana bread. We save what we can, which is about one tablespoon of carrot pulp for Maple. She absolutely loves it and will devour it in seconds!     

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