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
2 apples, whole
1 lemon, whole
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Peel and quarter the lemon. If you put lemon peel into the juicer machine, you’ll end up with a very bitter drink.
- 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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