Sunday, January 24, 2010


I have celery growing wild, so many tomatoes that I've had to resort to giving them away and apples that are falling from the tree and rotting on the ground.  What better way to deal with all this excess produce than to juice it!

Juicing vegetables converts them into an easily digestible form. If you're struggling to meet your daily fibre intake then juicing won't help because the fibrous part of the vegetables are left to the compost. Nutritionally though, juicing delivers a high burst of vitamins and minerals without demanding the digestive system break down all that fibre. It's good for people with compromised digestive systems -- and for those with healthy digestive systems.

This morning I juiced up celery (6 stalks, home grown), carrot (1, shop bought), apples (3 small home grown) and tomatoes (3 small home grown).

Into the juicer went all this stuff:

Here's the left over pulp. This goes into the compost.

And here's the vegetable juice:

The colour may not be to everyone's taste. What you put in will determine the colour, and to give a beautiful purplish drink you need add a small amount of beetroot.

Juicing options are limitless, confined only to your imagination and taste preference. Experiment, and whereever possible use fresh (home grown or organic) produce.

And, if you weren't convinced by me, read this: Juicing for Health.

Happy juicing!

1 comment:

  1. Holy smokes, you grew all that?! (yeah yeah, except the carrot... but you're growing those too now so there) Looks GREAT!!! And what an impressive juicer! I don't have one of those. *thinks about looking for one*

    You and I both know that appearance doesn't matter!! What a great way to get all those nutrients!! I bet it tastes great.

    Nice job!