September 2014 archive












So, I’ve been juicing pretty much daily throughout the summer and have finally found my favorite, go-to juice! When others find out that I juice, I usually get the question, “What do you put in your juice?” Most people want a juice that doesn’t taste like they’re drinking a salad, which I totally get. I think I’ve found a good balance that doesn’t come off too “green” for the newbie juicers.

The other common question I get asked is, “What juicer do you use?” We have a Breville Juice Fountain Elite.   I love it and find that it’s not too difficult to clean. I will admit that after the first few juices, I dreaded the cleanup. But, after getting into a routine, it was much easier and didn’t take much time at all (3 minutes.)

Energizer Juice:

1 large handful of kale
1 large handful of spinach
1 small bundle of parsley
1 handful of mini carrots
½ cucumber
½ lemon
1 medium chunk of ginger (I usually cut off about 1/2”-3/4” off the root)
1 apple

Things I do to make my juicing faster and easier:

  1. Buy the spinach and kale prewashed mix at Central Market. Cleaning lettuce is probably one of my least favorite things to do, so this makes it much easier!
  2. Wash fruits and veggies ahead of time for the week and bag separately for easy access each day.
  3. Put a bag in the barrel so you don’t have to clean it constantly.  It’ll make excellent compost!