April 05, 2013

Apple, Kiwi, Fennel & Cucumber Juice

We treated us with a juicer at the end of last year. I hesitated for a long time whether to get one or not. The beast takes quite a lot of space and I was afraid that it would end up being one of those kitchen appliances that would be rarely used. But so far so good and we’ve used it pretty much every week, and how much I love freshly made juice! Juicing is a great way to include a varied intake of vegetables and fruits in your diet and is nutrient dense. Although the juicer can take a bit of time to clean afterwards, it is not a too hard job. We’ve been experimenting with various fruits and vegetables and I have learnt so far not to juice too soft fruits/vegetables are they get mashed and most of it ends up going in the rubbish. Taste wise, start with ingredients that you like and experiment! Some might taste a bit strange at first, so it’s worth trying different combinations. Finally, it is best to drink the juice straight after it’s been made as fresh juice is highly perishable.

Here is a recipe for a juice mixing fruits and vegetables, which is great if you’re new to juicing. I hope you enjoy it, and let me know in the comments below if you juice, and if so, what are your favourite combinations.

Apple, Kiwi, Fennel & Cucumber Juice – for 1 large glass or 2 small glasses
• 2 green apples, cored
• 2 kiwis, peeled
• ½ fennel bulb
• ½ lime, peeled
• ½ cucumber

1. Place all the ingredients in a juicer and turn it on. You might need to do this in 2 rounds.
2. Pour into a glass and serve straight away.

Jus de Pommes, Kiwi, Fenouil et Concombre – pour 1 grand verre ou 2 petits verres
• 2 pommes vertes, évidées
• 2 kiwis, pelés
• ½ bulbe de fenouil
• ½ citron vert, pelé
• ½ concombre

1. Mettre tous les ingrédients dans un extracteur de jus/centrifugeuse et le mettre en route. Il sera peut être nécessaire de le faire en deux fois.
2. Verser dans un verre et servir de suite.

If the more liquid part of the juice separates from the more solid part like on the picture, just give it a little stir before drinking it

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