Juicer suggestions
March 7, 2005 12:06 PM   Subscribe

So getting into 'juice'ing, I'm wondering what kind of fruits and vegetables do what. I mean I've tried the obvious carrots, but do more exotic combinations exists? Is there a website about juicing? Somewhere that describes the benefit and taste of various fruit and vegetable combinations.
posted by patrickje to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by fake at 12:20 PM on March 7, 2005

A college friend of mine swore by beet juice. He also liked to juice a bunch of nutrient-rich veggies he didn't like to eat, then mask and sweeten the flavor with a couple of apples.
posted by willpie at 12:36 PM on March 7, 2005

Ginger (be careful with this)

Um, is there anything that can't be juiced? Maybe not zucchini, or squashes in general. As far as I know it you can juice anything, and what you juice is dictated by taste. My boyfriend loves carrot, beet and ginger, I am more of the fresh pear and grape juice lot.
posted by scazza at 12:54 PM on March 7, 2005

If you are going to do a vegetable juice, it is often best to add an apple to it to sweeten it. Cabbage, although not very tasty, is supposed to be a super juice.
posted by mic stand at 1:09 PM on March 7, 2005

Cantaloupe and honeydew melons are my favs. Also try lots of carrots, an apple, and a little ginger.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:12 PM on March 7, 2005

My favorites: carrot/orange and apple/lemon/watermelon.

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posted by Specklet at 1:20 PM on March 7, 2005

Just-plain watermelon is probably my favorite. It's even better than it sounds.

There are some good recipes at the Champion site.

Beware of beet juice- it's stainy. A little beet will turn a funky-looking juice a nice color, though, without affecting the flavor much.

It's nice to make a huge fruit salad to eat all day, then juice the leftovers for breakfast with a carrot &/or apple, or mixed with orange juice.
posted by obloquy at 2:19 PM on March 7, 2005

I'm wondering what kind of fruits and vegetables do what.

Are you asking about the benefit claims of specific juices that folks like Jay Kordich make? People make all sorts of ridiculous claims-- "beet juice is a liver tonic!" etc. They're all really just the essences of vegetables, generally good for you but not specific treatments like prescription medicines. So mix it up-- experiment with stuff you like and add little bits of stuff you don't generally eat. Here are a few tips:

a little ginger goes a long way.

a bit of cilantro and a dash of pepper sauce makes carrot juice amazing.

If you don't like beets, you'll HATE them juiced.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:21 PM on March 7, 2005

Response by poster: you guys are fantastic!
i can not STOP juicing!!
Something in me is UNLEASHED!
posted by patrickje at 8:07 PM on March 7, 2005

Response by poster: note to self: always log out before girlfriend comes home
posted by patrickje at 9:38 PM on March 7, 2005 [1 favorite]

My favorite is pear/ginger, followed by apple/ginger, carrot/ginger, and ginger shots. Bananas can't be juiced.

Be careful the first couple of weeks. If you drink too many carrots, you'll fart like the dickens.
posted by ikkyu2 at 1:28 AM on March 12, 2005

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