Skill level: Novice
This is what I started off with… Unfortunately the orange and grapefruit were molding inside because I waited too long until I got around to using them :( Sad… Huge waste! One of my vices.
Also, you’ll notice the carrots are sprouting. Apparently it’s okay to use them if you wash and peel them.
1. Wash everything
2. Figure out grapefruit and orange are molding, toss (you probably won’t have to go through this)
3. Peel lime
4. Peel carrots, cut in half (not pictured)
5. Cut apples in half (unless they will fit in your juicer whole)
6. Compost the remains (if you can)
I bought this juicer on Amazon. It was pretty cheap, probably not the best out there which explains why the juice turns out so separated/foamy.
TIP: You’re supposed to clean the blade/strainer basket and bowl between each juice flavor so the flavors don’t mix (but I never do, of course, because I’m lazy. And if you’re reading this blog you probably won’t either).
I need to buy one of those little strainers, but for now I’m improvising and using two colanders for now to help with get rid of the foam.
Left: Apple Ginger Juice
• 6 Gala apples, ginger
Middle: Carrot Ginger Juice
• 5 medium carrot sticks, ginger
Right: Green Apple Lime Ginger Juice
• 1 granny smith apple, 1 lime, ginger
This should give you an idea of how much fruit/veggies you need to produce x amount of juice! As you can see, you kind of need a lot of produce to get a lot of juice… It gets kind of expensive if the items aren’t on sale!
The WORST part about juicing is cleaning the juicer. This is definitely what keeps me from doing it more often.
TIP: Put a plastic bag in the pulp basket to easily get the pulp out of there. Empty the pulp into your compost or trash can then recycle the plastic bag!
The juice keeps for about 3 days. I read that it’s better to fill the juice to the top of the jars!