Healthy Green Juice
This recipe is what I call a "starter" recipe. It is an excellent beginning point. Beginners can "start here" and then personalize to their individual taste. The most important element of juicing is to enjoy it! The alternatives facing most people may propel them to initiate juicing, but to continue, you should embrace the "healthyness", (to paraphrase Stephen Colbert), and create a flavor that matches your particular taste.
1) It is difficult, but possible, to transition from 20 years of "jeroboam" sized Coca-Colas to green juice.
2) The right equipment does make a difference. The high speed, rotary, Breville's are a starting point, but if you are making a long-term health change, then I recommend an auger style. Personally, I find the Champion an excellent value that should last a heavy juicer 4 years of faithful use before needing to replace the rasping auger. A typical Breville of 850 to 1000 watts might get you through 2 years befor needing total replacement. Auger-styled Champions pay for themselves in extraction efficiency in the first year. ( I juice approximately $200. of fruits and vegetables a month for my wife and I.)
3) Personalize your juice for the taste palate you have today. Over time this will change as you mature your taste buds, weening them away from the daily overdose of salts and sugars. Add more lemon, lime, ginger, mint, jalapeño, horseradish or cilantro to enhance the flavor. Chill, then drink asap for better flavor and the most benefit.
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Jul. 22, 2014