Juicing is Gorgeous

G’evening eaters!

I promised I’d be back today and here I am.

I’m actually in Virginia right now at the Mountain Man house (Leon’s friend Will’s house) so I’m writing this post from the comfort of a clean (non-pull out) bed while I hear the sounds of a salmon marinade being made in the kitchen.

I may not have a house of my own yet, but I can’t complain.

Another reason I can’t complain is that when I do finally get a house (which should be tomorrow so pleasepleasePLEASE send me home-y vibes tonight) I already have a handful of kitchen appliances to put in it.

Between my electric wok, my beloved food processor, a pasta maker that I need to play with more, and a stand mixer, I’m pretty much golden.

And now, to add to that list, I have a 20-year old juicer.

She may not be fancy, but I bet she could still slice the tip of my finger off.

Recently, while enjoying some delicious carrot-beetroot-pear juices Mother mentioned that she had an old juicer that she never used. Having gotten hooked on the juices from a coffee shop around the corner from my internship, I jumped on the chance to re-create them for (hopefully) cheaper at home.

So as soon as I got back to the States, I washed the juicer and made a grocery trip for produce.

Organic apples, organic carrots, beets, rhubarb, and organic kale.

I was a bit lost on what to juice in terms of what tastes good, what produces more than lightly flavored water, and what produces enough juice for the money, so I was a bit conservative with my purchases.

Conservative or not, you better believe that I fired that delightfully-yellow-with-age baby up as soon as I got home.

And I very quickly learned that rhubarb doesn’t juice well (though that may be just because my machine is old), kale only produces a little juice BUT it doesn’t taste nearly as bitter as straight raw kale, and that carrots, apples, and beets juice beautifully, as expected.

Ten minutes and 3 carrots, 1 apple, ½ stick of rhubarb, 2 stalks of kale, and ½ beet later, I had a GORGEOUS cup of juice.

The layers!

Can we take a moment to marvel at those layers? And then can we marvel at the AH-MAZE-ING color of that froth?

The foam!

Now, let’s look at it all mixed up.

I love you!

And finally, let’s all marvel at the fact that those pictures are completely UNedited.

Yeah, I didn’t change the color or the brightness or the tint. That’s the real deal Holyfield right there.

And then I drank it all down and proceeded to take juice mustache pictures.

Juice mustaches are better than milk mustaches. And beet juice is better than lipstick.

Because I’m an adult.

So, I think it goes without saying, I’m in love with my new toy (and not just because I realized that I could probably also use it to make kick ass margaritas). And I can’t wait to have a home so that I can go broke juicing. And then make a ton of pulp crackers.

But in the future, though, kale will stay out of the juicer and in my eggs.

What do you think, eaters:

Are you a fan of juice or would you rather just eat the thing whole?

And veteran juicers, can you give me some tips or combinations to try?

G’night eaters!

Comments

  1. Time OUT!!! You're in Virginia?!?! Where?!?! If you're anywhere NEAR Richmond, I demand you come visit me!!!!!

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