Green Juice High

in food •  2 months ago 

I've been juicing almost every day for the last few weeks, after feeling my body calling for real fruit and veg juice.

And as I posted about before, I buy most of my fruit and veg from Riverford, because they're awesome, source local, organic produce, and also actively reduce plastic waste.

I usually just buy their biggest fruit and veg box, but this time I wanted to try their juicing box!

It came with a ton of green veg, so I knew I wanted to make myself a big fat cup of Green Goodness.

I picked Kale, Cucumber, Courgette, Mint, Ginger and Pears for my juice.

I've never tried this combination before, but I thought it can't be that bad.

So I let my cold press masticating juicer do its thing...

And then... my Green Goodness was birthed

It tasted ok, definitely not my favourite combination. I'd have it again, but maybe with apples as well next time.

What I did not expect though, was what happened after I drank it all up.

My whole body was buzzing. My brain, especially.

Almost as if I was high...

Turns out it's a thing.

Green Juice Highs

Who knew?

Another great reason to juice more often ;)

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That juice looks delicious even it didn't taste it - maybe melon and cucumber instead of courgette (pointless veg if you ask me.... I mean when was the last time you consciously fancied eating a courgette?).

But that juicer brought back painful memories of chopping feeding and.... cleaning mine.

I got a bit obsessed at one point - to the extent of growing my own wheatgrass and chucking that in.

Still I got over it - offloading it was a blessed release (it was a bloody heavy thing).

My Nutribullet is so much less hassle and you can pulverise quite a lot of green in a large cup, probably still more nutrients than ur body can digest in one go, esp.with some (bought) wheatgrass powder chucked in!

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Haha I did have a phase where I loved courgette actually.. Spiralizing it to make spaghetti ;) It is weird in a juice though, and I would never usually use it in one, if not for it being in the juicing box, which motivated me to try it.

You know, it's funny because the cleaning process is what put me off juicers too (the first time I owned one). It was so much hassle! This time, I have this different juicer (which my friend has lent to me indefinitely), and I'm finding the cleaning process really straightforward and am not bugged by it at all. Plus the juices are totally hitting the spot for me, so I think I am just way too in love to find it annoying right now :P

I have a nutribullet as well, and had a phase of being obsessed with green smoothies, but now I'm just not interested anymore... I mainly use my nutribullet to blend my Matcha Latte. And for making pesto. Definitely still appreciate having one around!

And I have to say, I've yet to try wheatgrass juice! Would be cute to have a wheatgrass patch at home I imagine hahah

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I think too many marrows from the allotment has put me off courgettes. Are you sure you love them? I mean if you really loved them, surely you wouldn't need to spiralize them to make them appealing? Contrast that to Avocado which requires no such treatment - best spooned straight out of the shell if you ask me.

I had a similar juicer to the one in the pic - all I had to clean was this tiny, half fist sized filter, but even that was a pain, it still required specialist stiff brushes, and 'friend lent it to you indefinitely'... that sounds sort of familiar!

Each to their own though, the end product is great, beetroot, carrot, ginger, one of my faves.

You can buy wheatgrass kits to grow from seed, you should try it - they grow on your windowsill in a very short space of time (I think it was a fortnight, might be slightly more).

Beautiful!!! I love making green smoothies - but have thought about starting to juice instead. Seems like it would be even more refreshing.

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Definitely start juicing! There's something about these cold pressed juices that's sooo refreshing and instantly revitalizing to the body. I'm sure you'd love it!

But just make sure, if you get a juicer, that it's a cold press masticating one, so the nutrients don't get zapped ;)

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Thanks for the tip!! ♥️

Interesting combination - I have never tried courgette in a juice mix. Could you pick up any taste of that?

Are you able to use the pulp at all - fried or in a soup?

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I'd never think to use courgette in a juice, but it was in the juicing box, so I thought why not try. I don't think I tasted it at all really. As a combination, it was semi decent tasting, but I'd definitely put an apple or 2 in there as well next time.

I've used the juice pulp to make soup before. Never looked into frying it, might be good for making veggie patties! Could also be good for baking! Some use it just as compost, which is what I do more often than not. I will try to make use of the pulp more in the future, I'm just too lazy sometimes!

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I wonder if frying the pulp with maybe some sesame seeds, grated cheese, a egg to bind (if not vegan) and a bit of cumin could make interesting patties.

I love experimenting with left overs like this. Sometimes it does work, but sometimes it doesn't.

Then it's given to the chickens to pick up the slack...

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Yea I'm loving the sound of making veggie patties now.. Especially since I've been looking for ways to use my Gram Flour that's been sitting in my cupboard, which I can imagine going very well with the pulp. Thanks for the inspiration, I'll report back ;)

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I've never tried Gram Flour.

You should make the veg patties live on Vimm ... Cooking with Red.

(I guess wine could be added to the end of that show name...)

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"Cooking with Red Whining" is a definite possibility hahah ;)

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Looks great mate, I am always sceptical of something like Kale, that has been promoted as healthy, yes it is high in vitamin K, but it does promote excessive blood clotting, which is not always a good thing, just saying, ha me being cynical as always, question everything I say and do some research, big love x

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I love kale, I don't have it much at all, so doesn't bother me if it's not the best veg for me to have ;)

Can always count on you to give your alternative opinion on everything hahah :P Keep being you, Dougal!

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ha ha, I've tried being someone else, 20 plus yeas of being an actor and even got paid for not being me sometimes, always me, thanks mate, I'll keep being me, if you keep being you, lol ! Big kiss, have a great weekend x

oh wow this looks like heaven to me! (apart from cleaning out the juicer).
I currently don't have a juicer - but a nutri-bullet.
That is one pro industrial juicer you have there!!

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It's so nice and green isn't it?

The juicer I have is actually one of the more budget ones. Cold press masticating juicers can be pretty pricey! I love mine, pretty easy to clean in my opinion :)

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hmmm.... I may look in to getting one...

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green juice is very much beneficial for healthy body n Glowing Skin
thanks for sharing your green juice experience...

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Veggie juice. OMG That's i think so really omitting if i will have it .

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Haha you won't know until you try!

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