Thursday, May 12, 2011

A juice recipe

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?

garden notes:
5/12/11 Thurs.
`The robin eggs in our plum tree hatched! Mama and Papa robin take turns feeding the three babies.


  1. What a fantastic bird picture! LOVE!

  2. The way that birds construct their nests is absolutely incredible - such an art. The second of these photos is especially amazing! It's such a privelidge to be able to live so close by nature like this.

  3. wow great shot of the birds!
    the juice sounds amazing - I don't have a juicer but wish I did. instead, we do smoothies with frozen berries, fresh or frozen spinach, whole milk yogurt, and a banana. it's a great way to get spinach into my kids! : )

  4. I don't have a juicer but I have a vitamix that I make lots of spinach smoothies out of. Our spinach is all starting to bolt so I better get out there and pick some for a smoothie today. Look at that little baby robin, adorable!

  5. !!!!
    incredible shot of the mama and babies.