As delicious as this Sunset Juice is, I have a love/hate relationship with juicing. I love just about any fruit in it’s juiced form, but MAN the labor of love required to get that juice is outrageous! Am I doing it wrong? HELP!
I try to focus on the benefits of juicing as opposed to the big ole sticky mess it results in. Some of the benefits of juicing:
- nutrient consumption you wouldn’t otherwise get
- a way to eat/drink clean on the go
- it’s a good substitute for morning coffee or sweet cravings
- the pulp can be used in smoothies, as yogurt or oatmeal mix-ins, and in granola for extra nutrition
- it saves ridiculous amounts of money when compared to purchasing cartons of juice at the store
- you know whats actually in the juice, instead of buying weird preservatives and artificial flavors
Yeah, that’s a lot of benefits. That’s what keeps me juicing!
We bought a juicer probably a year ago, and have used it for numerous recipes including carrot juice (juicing carrots are $10 for 50 lbs at WinCo! <3, orange juice, and Griffin’s occasional fruit/veggie concoctions.
I didn’t really LOVE it until I made orange juice recently. We buy crap loads of oranges every couple weeks, so they were really stacked up in our fridge. I decided I’d enjoy them and run through them faster if they were in juice form, so I did it. At least 20 minutes and 15 oranges later I went and fell in love with juicing.
My favorite recipe by far is listed below… If you’re only going to test your juicer with one recipe, make it this one. You’ll be hooked in a sip.
- 1/2 Small pineapple
- 15 Oranges
- 3 Blood oranges
- Peel/Chop all of the fruit
- Place handfuls of mixed fruit into your juicer
- Collect juice in a large bowl and then pour into cups individually