Green Juice

Green Juice. Pic by M.C.

If you hate vegetables, juicing is the best way to enjoy your veggies. After a year of having fun with my wheatgrass juice and drinking easy drinks with carrots and apples, I knew I had to add more dark greens to my juices.

I use Envy or Fuji or Pink Lady or Gala apples, but sometimes a green apple. I try to use Meyer lemons for sweetness if available. The cucumber will make the drink light and airy.

Spinach is high in iron, which combats anemia. Kale is great for your hair elasticity, growth, and moisturizing the scalp.

Green Juice
1 apple
1 lemon
1 cucumber
2 kale leaves
1 bunch of spinach (maybe 2 cups)

Yield: 12 – 15 ounces

Wash and chop all the fruits and veggies. Don’t juice apple seeds since they contain cyanide. Juice the lemon last to get the pulp off the auger. The spinach creates foam. Use a strainer to pour juice from foam. Enjoy!

Food for Thought:
Happy Independence Day! Even though I don’t really believe America is a free country. America keeps feeling less and less like a country. I thought we were a motley crew, a rebellious bunch. I’ll keep writing here until they take away the freedom to say whatever I want. So many people are afraid of each other and the unknown. We are being manipulated by those in “power.” We should have faith. It says in in the Psalms, “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.” (NIV Study Bible, Psalm 91:3) Read all of Psalm 91. It is a prayer of safety under God Almighty.

Happy Juicing!

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Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon

Comparing Affordable Juicers

I believe everyone should have a juicer. Anything missing from your diet, a slow, cold press, or masticating juicer will fill in the gaps. So I thought I’d share a video of juicing.

I did have a fight with my Omega MMV700 yesterday. I juiced celery and other things. I didn’t cut the celery small enough so the strings got stuck then the pulp got backed up. I took off the lid to take out the pulp then put the lid back on. Well that made it difficult to get the lid unscrewed after three juices. Don’t do what I did. Make sure you cut the celery in small pieces like John does in the video.

Listen to your intuition. If you are feeling dehydrated or tired get your juicer out and try a new recipe. Always keep fruits and veggies handy. Right now I’ve got celery, kale, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, apples, ginger, turmeric, an aloe vera stem, white peaches, a tiny watermelon, and non-GMO pineapple to play around with. The poor new cashiers have to learn all the numbers on the produce when I come through. Cashiers are heroes/heroines these days.

John from Discount Juicers suggests to try black grapes. He says the red ones are second and the green ones are last in nutrition. Also juice the ones with seeds for more nutrition. You can listen to him at minute 36:45.

On June 13, 2020, John said Omega was having issues with customer service. You can listen to him at minute 20:50. I’ve only talked to two ladies in Florida. The website says, “Dear Valued Customers: Our system maintenance is now complete, and we are able to accept orders. Due to increased order volume, orders may take up to 48 hours to process. We thank you for your business and for your continued patience as we work to better serve you.” Sounds like they fixed their issues now that we are in the beginning of July 2020.

After checking out Omega look at Discount Juicers and Hurom. Hurom is having a 30% off summer sale plus free 3-day shipping in the U.S. Our friends have had a Hurom as long as we have had our Omega juicer and they are doing better with their health.

I really enjoy watching John juice in these negative times especially when he is outside in his garden.

Happy Juicing!

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon