Sometimes I crave carrot, apple and ginger juice. I got hooked on it when living in NYC where juice bars and carts were pretty easy to find. I love how fresh and sweet carrot juice is and that extra kick of ginger makes it so refreshing. What I don't love is the price. It can cost around $5 for a 12 oz. juice from a fresh juice bar. That gets to be a pretty expensive craving. I can buy an entire BAG of carrots for less than that. However, recently, my Mom asked if I wanted her juicer. Not ready to commit to the free juicer, I said I'd borrow it. It's a cheap, small, easy to use juicer that works well enough for my carrot,apple and ginger juice cravings. The only downside is that it can take a while to clean up. If you want to experiment with fresh juices but don't want to pay the high prices for either a top of the line juicer or fresh juice at your local juice bar, you might want to buy or borrow a cheaper model until you figure out what your needs are.
Here are some refreshing juices I made over the past couple of weeks. So far I can't tear myself away from my carrot juice, but I did veer off the path a little. I don't see myself investing in a fancy juicer anytime soon, so for now, the one I've got is working just fine. I probably made juice about 3-4 times per week.
|yellow beet, ginger, carrot and apple|
|carrot, ginger, mango|
|apple, carrot, ginger and celery!|
|This was my main deviation from the carrot, apple ginger path. I went green with cucumber, kiwi and granny smith apple.|
|this is the bright green fresh cucumber juice. it did not taste as good on its own as I imagined. next time I'll try a nice organic cucumber from my garden instead of the everyday supermarket cucumber.|
|I strained the juice because of the intense cucumber pulp|
|the kiwi made it really tart and sweet|
|back to the classic but with pear|