My latest craze is -- JUICING!!
I bought a second hand Hurom slow juicer about 2 weeks ago, and have been happily juicing almost every day since then.
I started off with pure fruit juices. My first attempt was a combo of apple, orange and pineapple. It was of course, very nice to drink but that wasn't my purpose of getting a slow juicer.
Pretty soon, I got my veggies in!
Fruit &Vege Combo - carrots, broccoli (yes, broccoli!), cucumber, turnip, lettuce, orange
Elyssa helping with the juicing
As expected, Erin didn't want to be left out!
Juice from above combo
Both girls gulped down their portion and asked for more :-)
Another Fruit & Vege Combo - carrots, celery, broccoli, organic sweet potato leaves, turnip, green apples and oranges.
Green juice from the combo above.
Hubby and I were pleasantly surprised with the taste but both girls refused to touch it
Here's a more "potent" combo - bitter gourd, carrot, celery, sweet potato leaves, turnip, apple
I knew Elyssa won't touch the combo above, so I asked her to pick her own combo of 2 fruits and 2 vege.
She picked this for her personal combo : carrot, sweet potato leaves, orange, apple
She drank it all up !
Didn't take photo of the rest, but so far, I've also added - yellow zucchini, lemon, pomegranate, spinach, guava and Japanese cucumber.
And here's my take after 2 weeks:
a) Adding any leafy greens makes the juice a lot less palatable :(
b) Thumbs up for carrot, celery, turnip, yellow zucchini and cucumber
c) Adding bittergourd makes the juice bitter (ahbuden!) but lemon helps a lot
On weekdays, I make these juices after work and I'm really glad to add on all these fruits and vege to the daily diet. Once, after being stuck in a particularly horrible traffic jam on the way home, a simple juice of celery and green apple made me feel much better :-)
Oh, I've been making nut milks with my juicer too. There's a lot of negative studies about cows milk (hormone injections, not meant for adult humans bla bla....). A bit worrying since we drink a lot of cows milk in our household. Not going to go for a drastic change of zero cows milk, but I like the idea of having an alternative milk in my fridge :-)
My first attempt - creamy, nutty, Almond milk with some added Milo. Yuh-mee!!
Made 3 rounds so far
Really loving my juicing (and nut milk) journey so far :-)