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adventures in juicing

i bought a juicer!

this bad boy is the black & decker JE2200B fruit & vegetable juice extractor. i bought it here on amazon for $30.

and i can't get enough of it!

what i usually do is juice right before i go to bed, so between 10:30 and 11 pm, and keep it in a canteen in the fridge, then i'll drink it when i go to work the next morning, so around 8-8:15 am.

here's some of the best combinations i've tried so far:

1 orange, 1 apple, 3 baby bell peppers, 1 carrot

chop it all up so it can fit in the juicer!

this combination was really good. it wasn't as citrus-y as the other juices i've made, which was nice. oh and a quick tip, if you juice something that you don't really love the taste of (for me, it's celery), add part of a lemon to the juice and it'll help mask the flavor.

look at all the leftover pulp! this juicer is really easy to clean by the way. you just take everything apart (there are 5 parts that you'll need to clean) and wash it. it literally takes 5 minutes to clean completely.

1 stalk of celery, 1 grapefruit, 2 baby bell peppers

if you do take up juicing, make sure you whisk or stir the juice before you try and drink it. otherwise you'll get layers of pure juice and it might not taste the best.

of course i had to try traditional orange juice with my breakfast. it was very refreshing. not as sweet as packaged orange juice, but still very good. i even added some pulp back in, because i love pulpy oj.

the purpose of this isn't really to give a demonstration on juicing, because literally you stick the fruits or vegetables into it and it juices it. i wanted to share this with you all because i'm terrible at consuming fruits and veggies, so getting this juicer has been a great way for me to sneak them into my diet. i also don't know if this has any correlation, but my skin has cleared up considerably since i've started drinking fruit and veggie juice.

if you have a juicer, what are your favorite 'recipes'? i'd love to know!

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