Sweets & Greens Juice Recipe <3 Is There An Order Of What Should Be Juiced When? Are Juicers Dishwasher Safe?

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February 14, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods

Photo: Brunch-a-munch on some sweet greens juicy juice time mmmmm!

These ingredients are all more or less things I use everyday for juice. Fruit, citrus, ginger, turmeric, cucumber, herbs, dark leafy greens, and celery.

I find having a green juice in the morning or as a first meal to be one of the most cleansing breakfast choices. Usually for the rest of the day this keeps people inspired to make healthy choices, to not want to snack on random things or to pick up some sort of quick processed breakfast sandwich.

Overtime, these raw vegan juices will feel like a pick-me-up, coffee will seem like a thing of the past for some people.

I can go on and on about the health benefits in the juices that I make. But I am starting to worry that this isn’t really helping people. There is so much out there to know, with time we all gather more information and one of the best ways to learn anything is to go right into it.

Fruits, vegetables and herbs all connect differently with each person.     What could be super cleansing for me could not be cleansing at all for another person. This is why I frequently stress rotating your produce, never having the same juices every day or the same dark leafy greens in green juices.

Sweets & Greens Juice Recipe

4-6 kale leaves

1 cucumber

4 celery sticks

Optional, 1/2-inch to 2-inches of ginger & turmeric (peeled)

1 small green apple

1 small pear

1/2 lime, with rind on if organic

1/2 lemon, with rind on if organic

1 small handful of parsley

This makes one large serving! I had this for brunch so I used several  different ingredients and in fairly high quantities.

When I juice I typically put ginger and turmeric into my machine first. This way the small amount of these roots ends up going a long way. If you are not a fan of ginger or turmeric, and are just trying to kinda hide it in there, try adding a very small amount at the very end of juicing.

Normally after that I add in my citrus ingredients if I am keeping the rind on. Like ginger and turmeric root, the rind can go along way, the taste becomes more powerful and this also gives the machine a chance to really break down everything.

Typically after that I just start kinda mixing things around hahaha. Usually herbs, dark leafy greens and root vegetables go in. Then I might add a piece of celery, then apple, cucumber, and just keep mixing it up. Apples are high in pectin, so an applesauce-like mixture will be created in the juicer. I like adding a piece of this then that so it helps break up the pectin. This way an ingredient with a high water  content can flush out anything that remains in the machine.

Once I am done juicing I like to start cleaning the machine right away, shaking any bits that might have juice stowed away in a corner and start washing everything off. I like to at least rinse everything off, things like turmeric and beets stain quickly, the best way to remove these spots is by cleaning them right away.

I like to use lemon juice and a cleaning brush that came with my juicer.

I personally do not recommend placing a juicer into a dishwasher. The blade and smaller bits may be destroyed in the process. I’ve also noticed with most at home dishwashers, they are not powerful enough to remove the fiber and stains.

I hope this helps answer any questions people had about juicing and juicers! With time and juicing more often you will have your own little tricks on how to clean your machine. What works best for my juicer might not work as well on yours. Just like what works best for your body might not work as well for my body. So like always please use your intuition! The more you accept and love this idea, the easier it is for your body and mind to communicate.

Much love ❤ and raw power 😉

Jess

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