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My Juicer

This is my Champion Juicer.  I found it at a resale shop.  I don’t think the employees knew what it was.  When I checked out, the cashier thought I was buying a meat grinder.

I had been on the lookout for a masticating juicer for a while and was so, so happy I found my Champion.

This is what I juice for two batches of green juice.

  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Green apples
  • Lemons
  • Ginger

The kale on the left is from my garden and the kale on the right is from a grocery store.  I really love my garden’s kale.  It’s fantastic eating straight from the garden, and it also goes into the juicer really well.

I put two containers under my juicer.  The one on the left is for pulp, which later goes into my compost bin.  The container on the right is for the juice.

The container on the right holds about 24-30 ounces of liquid, give or take.  It’s enough to fill up a spaghetti sauce jar with some left over.

This is everything cut and ready to go.  The kale and ginger were already in the juicer when I took this photo.

This is about how much pulp I got from the juicer (from all those fruits & veggies).

After juicing, I rinse everything off so it doesn’t harden and be a real pain to clean later.

This was the juice for two batches of green juice.

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Getting Ready to Juice

Here’s a picture of what it looks like before I start making juice in the morning.  Often, I’ll make carrot-orange juice, grapefruit juice, and green juice (celery, kale, green apples, lemon, cucumber, and ginger).  I’ll drink the carrot and green juice for breakfast and morning snack, and save the grapefruit for an afternoon snack (about 2-3 PM).

I cut the rinds off the grapefruit and oranges, leaving the white part if possible.  I also take the stems off the bottom of the kale.

First, I juice the grapefruit and put it in a jar.  Then, I do the oranges and carrots.  After that, I run the kale and everything else through the juicer.  The carrot and green juice each make enough to fill a spaghetti sauce jar, sometimes with some left over (about 24 oz).

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Raw Carrot-Orange Juice

When you buy 10 pounds of organic carrots from a warehouse store, you have to use them!  I juiced them with tangerines or oranges, whichever I had on hand.  I usually did 8 carrots with 2 oranges.

 

Sometimes, I would have the juice for breakfast and sometimes I’d take it for a snack at work.  Whenever I bring out a jar of raw juice, my students come over to check it out.  I always let them smell the juice before I have some.  They thought the carrot juice smelled good.  They weren’t so sure about green lemonade!

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Green Juice

I used my juicer to make some green juice:  broccoli, kale, spinach, carrots, and apples.

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