For some time now, I have been drooling over my friend wonderful homemade juice creations. She juices every from bell peppers to garlic. Here is one of her wonderful creations.
~ sweet broccoli kale juice from Spabettie ~
And then I recently saw that also my friend drinks homemade juice, made from lots of greens. So what do you think, who else wants fresh juice?
Now the problem is, of course, that I do not have a juicer. I also hesitate to buy yet another kitchen appliance … So, time to get a little creative. And since I have a blender, I figured that I might use him to make juice. And it worked.
I started very basic with a simple green vegetable juice made from just spinach. You can also use other greens such as kale, broccoli, lettuce, or whatever you like, to make something like this. I found it quite bitter and it was a little too much for me to drink it pure (how do you do it?), but it is very nice when you water it down and add some lemon juice and ice, or balance it with a little sweetness from fruit. It is also a nice addition to a smoothie. Even an already green smoothie will be more nutritious when you make it with green juice instead of water. I am looking forward to trying fancier juice creations in the future.
350 ml (1 1/2 cups)
2 handfuls of spinach (or other greens)
350 ml (1 1/2 cups) water
Blend everything in the blender. Filter the “soup” using a sprout bag or a (washed ) nylon sock. Now you have green juice ready for further use or direct enjoyment (if you are hardcore). This technique works equally fine with other vegetables or fruit, or any mix of fresh stuff. Just add some water so you will have something to drink afterwards 😉 .
So, my (probably juicerless, but hopefully blender-equipped) friends, join the juicing fun! What would you like to juice?