Make it work! My juicer doesn’t do greens so well.

20120930-093343.jpg

This morning I wanted to have a nice, green juice, but I’ve been frustrated with how my Jack Lalane processes greens. Most of them end up in the pulp untouched…just tattered a bit.

I took matters into my own hand! I read up on the why and how of greens. Everyone agrees that the best way to juice is a slow mastication process. Well…I don’t have that. Second best is a centrifugal process…isn’t workin’ for me. Third is a blender. Now, THAT I’ve got! But the problem which degrades blended juices is oxidation, which happens fast for greens. I know that acid and temperature help assuage that process. So here is my fix.

I decided to blend up a bunch of parsley in my BlendTec with a whole (peeled) lemon and some ice with just enough water to make it happen. Then, I strained it out in a nut bag, poured it into ice trays, and voila! Frozen parsley shots.

Now, I just toss one or two in my juice and consider it good. Is it as “intact” as a Greenstar fresh? Nope. I it better than nothing? Yup.

Enjoy

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Make it work! My juicer doesn’t do greens so well.

  1. You are so awesome! I don’t suppose I’ve read through something like this
    before. So good to discover somebody with genuine thoughts on this subject matter.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

    • Thanks, Omega 3 Help. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I remember how frustrating it was “googleing” for this information, and there just wasn’t what I needed out there. Synthesize and PRESTO!

  2. Usually I don’t learn article on blogs, however I
    would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do so!

    Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice post.

  3. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site?
    My blog site is in the very same niche as yours and my users
    would truly benefit from a lot of the information
    you present here. Please let me know if this ok
    with you. Thank you!

    • I’m honored to be cited, thank you! Sorry it took so long. With the beginning of another adventure with my seventh graders i.e. the first weeks of school, I was too … well, too anything to do the blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s