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September 30, 2010 on 11:40 pm
Pineapple and its cross section
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I picked up a couple of pineapples they had on sale at the market today. I also had some fresh organic produce that I got from the Farmer’s Market we have down the street.

I wanted to try a new recipe using a few more ingredients. I had just worked out at the gym; I was not real hungry, but wanted a pic-me-up. This is what I came up with and it was so tasty and refreshing I thought I would share it here.

2 – 3 carrots or a couple of  handfuls of the already peeled organic ones
¼ pineapple, peeled
1 apple of choice
1 peach pit removed
½ of a cucumber
Small piece of ginger

Of course wash all your produce well. You can use a vegetable brush if you want. Add fruits and veggies to your vegetable juicer, alternating the softer ones with the harder ones.

Drink and enjoy.

June 4, 2010 on 9:42 pm

vegetable juicerDrinking fresh vegetable juice every day can be a great way to get more healthy vitamins into your diet.

When you’re able to make juice yourself at home at any time, you’ll never be without its healthful benefits.

Whether you already have a vegetable juicer, or are simply in the market for one, you’ll want to keep a list of your favorite recipes


Cucumber – Cucumbers are high in Vitamin K, and also contain Vitamins A and C.

Cucumber Juice Idea

  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 apples
  • Small piece of peeled ginger.

Ginger is believed to aid in digestion and may also act to relieve pain for some people.


Kale – Kale is a surprisingly healthy green leafy vegetable, very high in Vitamins A, C and K, and also contain respectable amounts of protein, Vitamin B6 and manganese.

Kale Juice Idea:

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup parsley (optional)


You may find that you want to increase or decrease the amount of apple in the recipe, depending on whether you prefer it sweeter, or more “vegetable-tasting.”


Carrots Carrots are exceptionally high in Vitamin A. (Just a single carrot has over 400% of the RDA for Vitamin A). They also contain a fair amount of potassium and Vitamin B6.

Carrot Juice Idea:

Carrots are perhaps the most versatile juicing vegetable there are. Carrots can be juiced together with fruits (carrots and oranges are great together), fruit or herb accents (plain carrot juice with just a little lemon juice, mint, or cayenne pepper are quite tasty) or any hearty green leafy vegetables. Experiment and find what works best for you!


CeleryCelery is high in Vitamin K, and also a good source of Vitamin B9 (Folate), Vitamin A and potassium. Celery is very low in calories, so it would be a good choice for someone who plans on drinking a lot of freshly made vegetable juice, but who is particularly concerned about their caloric intake.

Celery Juice Idea:

  • 3 sticks celery
  • 1 pear
  • 1 small piece of ginger


Again we have ginger supplementing the nutritional benefits of the juice. This particular recipe, in addition to the vitamin and mineral benefits (and the fiber from the pear), is thought to


Spinach – Spinach is one of those foods that people know is good for them, but that they probably don’t eat very often (or ever). Once you find a spinach recipe that you particularly enjoy, keep it handy so that you can make the juice often.

Spinach Juice Idea:

  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 apple
  • ½ lemon

Be sure to use large leaf spinach for your juicing recipes, and not baby spinach. Not only is it generally less expensive, it also yields more juice than baby spinach.


The best piece of advice is simply that you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with different amounts of different vegetables in your juice recipes. You might come up with a recipe that you want to make every day!

Fruit & Vegetable Juicers