What’s the juice du jour?

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Tastes like victory!

It’s the juice of the day.

Don’t mind me, I’ve inexplicably been on a Dumb and Dumber kick lately…

As my last post mentioned, I started juicing a couple weeks ago. No, I’m not doing a juice cleanse/detox/fast. I simply make a glass of fresh juice in the morning then eat solid food the rest of the day, as I normally would. 

Here’s what I threw in the juicer this morning:

1 apple
1 beet
1/2 cup blueberries
1 carrot
1 stalk celery
1 small cucumber
1″ piece of fresh ginger 
1 lemon, peeled
1 cup spinach
1 turmeric root

Gadgets Galore: Citrus Press!

I consume citrus fruits like it’s my job.  I juice 2 or 3 lemons every day to add to my water and salad dressing.  Fresh-squeezed lime juice is great in marinades and adult beverages. Orange juice straight from the fruit tastes way better than anything you’ll find in a bottle at the grocery store.

For years, I used handheld presses to extract the juice from citrus fruit. I found a couple issues with this type of juicer.  First, they seemed to leave a lot of juice in the fruit.  Second, I needed to replace them after 6 months of use because the hinge would eventually corrode and break.

A couple months ago, I decided it was worthwhile to invest in an OrangeX juice press.  It’s pricey and takes up a lot of space, but I’m completely in love with this thing!  The OrangeX extracts every drop of juice from the fruit and is easy to clean.  It has usurped my espresso machine’s spot on the counter by the kitchen sink.

I had a couple valencia oranges left from my CSA delivery last week, so I made some orange juice.  Two oranges yield about 1 cup of juice.

Rumor has it, this bad boy can also be used to make pomegranate juice!