Vegetable Juicer Recipe: Super Vitamin Cocktail

Vegetable Juicer Recipe: Super Vitamin Cocktail

Angela Tague guest bloggerPosted by Angela Tague, guest blogger

Some days, when it’s difficult to get enough fruits and vegetables on my plate, I turn to juicing. It’s amazing how a huge pile of produce can quickly turn into a nutrient-packed glass of tasty juice. My favorite vegetable juicer recipe is rich in vitamins A and C and has become my go-to drink when I am trying to fight off a cold.

Super Vitamin Cocktail
Serving size: Just for you

Glass of apple carrot juice1 lb of carrots, whole

2 apples, whole

1 lemon, whole

  1. Start by washing the produce. Fill your kitchen sink with warm water and a splash of white vinegar, then use a vegetable brush to scrub away any dirt or waxy coatings the supermarket may have added.
  2. If the carrots are from a garden, trim away the greens. There’s no need to peel the carrots, but do take the time to trim away any bruised spots.
  3. Chop the apple into quarters, or small enough pieces to fit into the spout of your juicer. You do not need to core or seed the apples.
  4. Peel and quarter the lemon. If you put lemon peel into the juicer machine, you’ll end up with a very bitter drink.
  5. Place all the ingredients into the juicer, pour the bright orange mixture over a tall glass of ice, and enjoy!

Reuse and Recycle
When it’s time to clean your juicer machine, don’t throw away the valuable produce pulp. You can add it to a compost bin to create fertilizer for your garden or recycle it into broth for soup. Small packets of the pulp can also be frozen. When I have several, I add the pulp to boiling water, strain away the solid parts, and use the remaining flavorful broth as a base for homemade soup.

Have you ventured into juicing? Tell us about your favorite vegetable juicer recipe in the comments below!

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