Homemade "Good Morning" Juice - a recipe for your Juicer
- Servings Per Recipe: 3
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 118.7
- Total Fat: 0.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 57.8 mg
- Total Carbs: 29.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
- Protein: 1.3 g
IntroductionMy children do NOT like to eat their veggies and only my daughter will eat certain fruits fresh, so for Christmas we were gifted with a juicing machine and found the perfect concoction to get them some fresh fruits & veggies without them knowing it!
We call this our Good Morning Juice and is SO yummy everyone (including me) wants more. LOL My children do NOT like to eat their veggies and only my daughter will eat certain fruits fresh, so for Christmas we were gifted with a juicing machine and found the perfect concoction to get them some fresh fruits & veggies without them knowing it!
We call this our Good Morning Juice and is SO yummy everyone (including me) wants more. LOL
3 large and/or extra-large strawberries, rinsed and greens removed (today we used 1 lg, 1 med & 3 sm since that was what was left in our container)
3 medium apples, gala, golden delicious, fuji and empire apples work best to keep it sweet. Use macintosh or granny smith if you prefer a bit of tartness
3 raw large carrots - the long skinnier type is what juices best. The thicker carrots tend to cause the juicer to bounce all over and isn't that great on the blades.
1 cup of Fresh Baby Spinach OR Full-grown Spinach, rinsed & bunched together - no chopping needed
(I've been using baby spinach and it has less of that aftertaste/flavor that adult spinach can have - less potent, but equally rich in its nutrients)
I usually start with the spinach and smaller strawberries followed by the carrots and then the apples.
I do this because the apples have a lot of moisture that helps "rinse" through the juicer to get any remnants of the smaller ingredients. It may not make a difference, but I feel like it's better to try than to not, right? :-)
The strawberry and apple combo really remove the idea of carrots and spinach and the kids each get a great benefit from the juice without even knowing it. :-)
2- remove stems and greens from apples and strawberries
3- peel one layer off of carrots after rinsing
4- Turn on Juicer
5- bunch spinach in your hand (using a 1c measuring cup really worked well too) to make as much of a ball as you can, which is actually easier with the baby spinach.
Stuff the spinach in the juicer and using the plunger push it all the way through.
6- add the remaining ingredients in the same manner, pushing through with the plunger.
7- Drink and ENJOY!!
Serving Size: This makes 3 servings of juice, about 1/2 c liquid per person
Number of Servings: 3
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OLIVERFAMILY33.