Last week while talking with a couple friends about gardening I asked them if they knew any juice recipes using spinach. They suggested carrot, apple, ginger, spinach, and lemon. The other night I got out the juicer and tried it. I knew I liked carrot, apple, and ginger together, but wasn't sure what the addition of spinach would bring.
The following amount yielded about 2 1/2 cups of juice:
6 carrots, washed
2 gala apples
slice of ginger
juice of part of a lemon, to taste
lots of spinach, probably a gallon size ziploc full
First I blended the carrots, apples, and ginger, and it made the most beautiful orange. Then the spinach produced a thin, green slurry to which I just squeezed the lemon in by hand. Stirring it all together certainly makes it a dense green so I was surprised by the sweet taste. The spinach itself is subtle, and kind of just deepens the carrot and apple flavors. My husband was surprised how much he liked it. I added a cube or two of ice to my glass and also tried a sprinkle of fresh pepper on top.
Do you have a juice machine? If so, what recipes do you like?
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