Juicing it Up!

I’ve had this juicer for over 20 years (hand-me down from my sister) and it only gets used a couple times a year when I am reminded of what a pain in the butt it is to clean!

However with Steve’s arthritis, aging and just keeping up our energy I’ve brought it out again.  This time we are going strong.  It’s addicting.  It has been about 3 months and I feel great minus our cruise and holiday set back.

The best part is that the girls help me and without realizing it they are eating tons of the vegetables as they help me prepare.  They then dare each other to try it when it’s complete.  While they think it is gross they each get at least a sip or two which is loaded with enzymes so I am happy; dare away!

It took me a while to get the right mix that both Steve and I enjoyed.  Initially it involved grapefruit but that darn fruit messes with medications so I took that out and replaced with apples.

My go-to recipe is:

  • A large apple
  • 3/4 lemon
  • a couple handfuls of spinach
  • a few celery stalks
  • a few big carrots
  • about 3/4 cucumber

I pour mine over ice and drink; Steve chugs his.  The only thing is bacteria can grow pretty quickly so I think you have to drink within a few hours.

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