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I have really come to love and enjoy the juicer we bought a few weeks back. It has definitely been a learning experience trying to get the fruit and vegetable proportions just right for quantity and taste. There were 1-2 trials that were pretty hard to swallow, but otherwise it has been easy coming up with different juice ideas. First, I went online to see some potential recipes and found this website full of different options. They even break the recipes down into different body and health categories. We went out and chose some fruits and vegetables that showed up often on various recipes. Here are some of our key ingredients:

(we tend to use a lot of apples and oranges)

Finally, I am able to share a couple of our favorite recipes and tips! This has been the best way for us to increase our fruit and vegetable intake for daily servings. It has been especially helpful to Eric who is not a huge vegetable fan. Most of these are enough for 2 people and of course can be adjusted to personal taste and preference. Some tips include:

  1. Throwing in an apple to all vegetable mixtures to avoid that “sludge” taste
  2. You will get more/better juice if you spend time prepping your fruit properly (no short cuts!)
  3. Buy fruit/veg in season. It’s cheaper and tastes better!
  4. It is A LOT easier to figure out a good tasting fruit recipe, vegetables take a little longer (especially if you are someone who really doesn’t like vegetables…such as eric!)

Fruit Juice 1

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup ripe large strawberries
  • 1 orange

Fruit Juice 2

  • 1 apple (we have been using gala, fuji, or red apples)
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 cup strawberries

Veg Juice 1

  • 10 asparagus
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 apple

Veg Juice 2

  • 5 carrots
  • 1/4 a cantaloupe

Veg Juice 3

  • 3 asparagus
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup broccoli

These are just a few of the recipes we tried and are actually worth making again in our house. Enjoy! 🙂