Thursday, August 26, 2010

My First Juice


The other day, my parents went to Costco and surprised me with a juicer. I've been eating vegetables for breakfast, lunch and for dinner, and now I have the ability to make juice!

In true Jessica form, I snagged a little bit of everything for my first attempt at fresh juice. In odd quantities I included the following:

Cabbage
Carrots
Parsley
Kiwi
Nectarine
Ginger
Celery
Asparagus
Cucumber
Spinach

I was excited because I didn't have to peel anything (just make sure they've been washed - and when applicable, pit). You can even use a whole kiwi, skin and all!

Anyway, when I was finished juicing I poured a cup and sniffed the glass. Instantly, I recoiled severely, and started dry heaving. It smelt like baby poop. You know the kind when babies are starting to eat solids, and meats? Absolutely horrendous! I walked a glass over to Danny and told him not to smell it, but to chug as much as possible as quickly as possible. I tried to convince Danny (and myself) that in the cheese world the stinkier the cheese, the better the taste, but within the first sip it was obvious that the same can not be said about juice.

Laughing hysterically, and sick to our stomachs, we each almost finished a glass, and I vowed to never make another concoction like that again.

I think, for now, I'm going to start with the basics; carrots, apples, oranges, etc, but NOT in the same mixture. No more mixing until I've earned it.

6 comments:

  1. Juicing is great. I like carrots, celery and apples together - a good mix.

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  2. "So Cal" PattiAugust 26, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    I bought a Jack LaLanne juicer a few years ago and it came with a book with recipes. There are many juicing books out there with combinations to prepare and lots of recipes on the Internet. I too had the experience of making some strange, awful combinations in the beginning. You and Danny are extremely brave to have tasted it! HA! Check the net for some recipes and enjoy- it is so incredibly healthy for you to juice and gives you so much energy!

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  3. dailyjuice.org
    the best juice bar I have ever been to. they have a menu on the site and it tells the ingredients they use. check it out they have some amazing combos.

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  4. You are so cute and brave to put such a wide array of ingredients together for a juice! You make me smile Jess! I hope you have had better luck since that first trial! I love that you are such an adventureous person, including with food! I miss you, and I hope you can get together soon!
    Love, Sarah B

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  5. I'm just glad I wasn't invited over for the trial run! ?????

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  6. carrots, beats and apples- my all-time fav. Luv ya. AJ

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