All right, this one is for all of you who have a juicer collecting dust in your basement/attic/most-difficult-to-get-at cupboard. The juicer is a fabulous way to enjoy refreshing, healthful beverages you create out of the most beautiful specimens of fresh fruits & vegetables you can find at the store. And it’s kind of fun, too. If you don’t have a juicer yet, don’t despair. You can buy one for money. Here’s the one I use: John’s Juicer.
Disclaimer: Juicing fruits and vegetable, while good for you, is not as good as eating the whole fruit. The juicer separates the fiber, skin, & cellulose of whatever you’re juicing from the juice (uh, hence the name, I guess), and so it may look like you’re drinking a handful of carrots, it’s not quite that way. Although you can reserve the pulp the juicer creates and use it to make muffins, cakes, etc. More on that in another post.
For now, here’s the favorite juice of bunnies, and one of mine as well.
makes about 3 cups
1 pound fennel bulbs
1 pound carrots
1/4 pound fresh cranberries
1/4 pound fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic
Process in juicer according to manufacturer’s instructions. Chill if desired.