|*Our favorite juice.|
Now days I usually use an extractor and have gotten back into the groove since we've been sick. If I can't get it together in the mornings it works just fine to have juices prepared as the first course of our evening meal. This really helps meet the 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily goal. We so often struggle with that.
My dear friend Mickey Thienes shared with me the other day that she juices large batches and FREEZES the JUICE! Well gees! Why didn't I think of that? It is such a great idea. The down side of these machines is that you have to take them all apart and clean them after each use. If you are like me you tire of the mess. She also shared that Elbert's, a natural food grocery in Evansville sells 5 and 25 pound lots of organic carrots for a nominal fee.
*My favorite recipe (apple, celery, parsley, carrots, and beets) I have shared with you many times but here are some others we like too!
Ingredients for Alkaline Cocktail:
(Good for bouts of Diverticulitis.)
3 ribs of celery
1 carrots, greens removed
Push all ingredients through the hopper and enjoy.
(I seem to have a lot of Inflammation and these next two recipes I find helpful.)
1/4" slice of ginger root
4-5 carrots, greens removed
1/2 apple seeded
Push the ginger through the hopper with the carrots and apple.
3 pineapple rings with skin
1/4 " slice of ginger root
pineapple spear for garnish, optional
Juice the pineapple and push the ginger through the hopper with the pear. Pour into a tall glass and fill with sparkling water. Garnish with pineapple spear. YUM.
These are but a few of the many recipes and combinations out there. My reference and guide is a book I purchased years ago, Juicing for Life by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane.