Saturday, January 7, 2012

The foray back into juicing

After watching the film "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" yesterday while I was home ill from work, it occurred to me that my juicer has been dusty for far too long.

Before you start worrying that I'm giving up food and won't blog about anything but juicing - fear not.  I still plan on eating solid food  :)

I am, however, going to start posting recipes for my experiments in juicing.

This one was approved by both me and my roommate, who is notoriously picky.

I'm going to list the ingredients in the order they went into the juicer, because with this there really are no cooking instructions.  Make sure you've washed everything first, of course, and cut things down to a size that will fit through the tube for your juicer.

1 small lemon, peeled
1 cup of spinach (including stems)
4 leaves of kale
3 ribs of celery
1 green onion
1 honey crisp apple (similar to a Gala, it's just what I happened to have)

That was it, it made a little under 2 cups of juice, and the flavor of the green onion and the lemon worked nicely together.  And, like all juicing experiments, my skin is flushed and my heartbeat is up after drinking it because I haven't juiced in so many months.  But heck, it's all good for me, right?

I won't post all of the nutritional information, but here are the highlights:

Calories - 258
Total fat - 3g  (4% RDA)
Sodium - 247mg  (10% RDA)
Potassium - 1994mg (57% RDA)
Calcium - 475 mg (48% RDA)
Vitamin C - 380 mg (633% RDA)
Vitamin A (IU) - 26176 (524% RDA)
Vitamin A (RE) - 2617 (262% RDA)
Vitamin B6 - 1 mg  (49% RDA)

That's a lot of nutrition in one glass of juice.  I'm not sure if the numbers are totally accurate without the fiber from the fruit/veg, but it's got to be kind of close on the vitamins.


  1. I have been wanting to do juicing again, and that sounds jummy. A co-worker of mine is starting an ambitious 90 day juice fast. I don't think I can manage that - but definitely more juicing and green smoothies.

  2. OK the post above is from Kimberley :P

  3. I actually liked Green Juice #2 better than this one, though the green onion really does add something nice.