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    Because I eat very little veggies, my friends suggest that I juice some vegetables and drink a glass of them 4 times a week. This was my first day and I was warned that it wouldn't taste very good, and they were right. The drink has spinach, broccoli, carrot and tomato in it. Is there any good recipe out there for a good tasting veggie drink?
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    You really should just eat the veggies for the fiber too. The juice is mostly useless.
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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    Quote Originally Posted by K. McEuen View Post
    You really should just eat the veggies for the fiber too. The juice is mostly useless.
    Oh, I'm drinking the fiber from them too. I am liquifying them in a blender not a juicer. I agree that I should just eat them but I usually don't fix them, so I'm trying to see if I can come up with a way to make sure that I get the nutrients that I need to be eating.
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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    Crowne Royale and 7up?
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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    I do a lot of juicing and I mix fruit with my veggies. Try putting some pineapple in them. I also use a lot of berries.
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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    They are not that difficult to cook. I like to roast or steam most veg, that I cook.
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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    Quote Originally Posted by bubba View Post
    Crowne Royale and 7up?
    Oh my! I spit iced tea on my screen!

    I'd much rather eat my veggies as a salad. Spinach, diced tomatoes, shaved carrots, a bit of thinly sliced red cabbage, a few slices of mushrooms, and some thin slices of sweet onion (add or subtract veggies as your taste prefers). Add a bit of balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper and done.
    I'd gag if you put it in a blender and then wanted me to drink it! Even if you added Crown and 7-up to make it a cocktail like Pat suggested. Unless she meant that you drink the bottle of Crown Royal BEFORE you drank the juiced stuff. Then you probably wouldn't care what it tastes like.

    I googled Veggie Juice recipes and got a boat load of links.

    This one looked OK. Vegetable Juice Recipes What do I know. Our juicer hasn't been used since Grandpa lived with us 9 years ago.
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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    Carrots and orange makes a good drink

    and ginger is always good and I think parsnips is nice to.

    But most popular is fruits of all kind.

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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    I like V-8 juice, you can get it low-sodium. Also, when making vegetable soup or beef stew, I replace some of the water with a large can of V-8.

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    Default Re: Juicing Vegetables

    I've been able to work in a few veggies into the morning smoothies. We use a blender not a juicer.
    I love spinach+carrot best though... trader joe's used to press this fresh juice that was magical.. but I think I was the only one drinking it. LOL

    The combination you've started with may be too acidic and bitter. There's no rounded sweetness except for the tomatoes, and they're an odd flavor you can mimic with equal parts beets to carrots with a big squeeze of lemon. Carrots tend to be a lighter sweet..

    This is the basic recipe that we just modify to fit (swapping the fruit+greens for what's in season. I detest parsley and banana....)
    A Month?s Worth of Green Smoothies ? Only One Day of Prep!
    Then you can add in a little greek yogurt+honey or juice instead of water... It's worth playing around with.
    These http://thechicsite.com/2014/02/03/pre-packed-smoothies/ are all fruit, but swap out 1/2 for dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, sweet potato leaves) and you're good to go.

    Fill out the flavors, and you might be happier with the whole experience. Start on the sweeter side so they're more treat like and gradually swap in more and different veggies. <-got the 12yo to request kale for breakfast... if that doesn't speak volumes idk what does.

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