Green Lemonade with a Twist
We love juicing…but don’t love the clean up. The Champion is great, but is a little heavy on clean up time, so we went searching for a new juicer and found a Breville on Craigslist for $50. Yay! Bella LOVES making juice…so today we made some “green lemonade with a twist”. Here is what we juiced up:
3 fuji apples
1 peeled lemon
1 head romaine
4-5 leaves lacinato kale
1 medium chioggia beet (beets build efficiency in your circulatory system and are good for your heart)
Bella and I stirred ours up immediately and enjoyed every last drop. But, we left Matt’s to sit on the counter for a few minutes and it separated so beautifully that I just couldn’t help but take a photo! Isn’t it pretty?
Side note: One of the most common questions I get asked is: “Why do you need a juicer if you have a blender?”. Well, let me tell you why…they do two different things. A juicer is extracting the juice and nutrients and making it instantly available to your body in liquid form…and it also removes the fiber. That’s the main difference. A blender leaves the fiber in…because you’re just blending it all up and not extracting. Juices, especially green juices, have the ability to give you an instant “high” or pick me up during the day. A smoothie takes a little longer to digest, so you don’t get such an instant boost. Fresh juices are also very beneficial for bodies that are experiencing any kind of disease (cancer, chronic illness, etc) because it takes much less energy from your body to digest the juice. Each machine has a separate purpose in the kitchen…and that’s why I need both 🙂 If you can only afford ONE, get the blender. It’s more versatile in the long run…but be sure to keep that juicer on your wish list. There is just nothing like some yummy fresh juice!