When our family started juicing we were hell bent on doing it and benefiting from it, no matter the taste. That was BEFORE we tried it, of course.
As long as it's ice cold, I think I can drink any of the juices we've made, my husband not so much.
It wasn't until we tweaked our current recipes and added lemon that we actually began to see that you CAN like the juice you make, you don't always need to feel like you've got to gag it down.
This is our Green Juice recipe, aka "Green Lemonade".
Ingredients:5 x 4.5oz Apples
3 x 12 oz Cucumbers
2 x 3-4 oz Lemons
2 x large handfuls of Baby Spinach or Kale
Directions:Cube the apples. No need to remove the stem, skin or seeds. Slice or cube the Cucumber. Use a potato peeler to get the yellow skin off the lemons until just white shows. The more yellow skin you leave the more bitter it will taste. Rinse spinach. *The lemon gives the juice a great lemonade flavor while masking the strong aftertaste from the use of Kale. So I would not recommend omitting the lemons...
I prefer to juice the spinach between the apples and cucumbers so that the more watery fruits and veggies can wash all the green goodness through the juicer. We use a Jack Lalane Juicer.
When I'm done I will also use a small scoop (1/4 cup) to re-run some of the juice through, just to make sure all the good stuff gets through and into my bowl.
Calorie Count:The above ingredients were weighed. You don't normally need to keep track of the weight, I only did so so that I could get an accurate calorie count.
This yielded 42oz of juice and 283 calories total. Low in calories and delicious, your body will thank you!
So do you juice? What is your family's favorite recipe?