When I tell my friends I’m on a 60 day juice fest, some get a concerned look on their faces. They think it is very hard, but what they don’t know is that juicing is really very easy. Compared to preparing & cooking three meals a day and cleaning up after each juicing is a cinch!
I juice once a day, making enough juice for 2 meals, 1 quart each. I spend about 20 minutes each day and that’s it, I’m done “cooking” for the day!
Here’s my routine:
Easy out of the refrigerator. Grab fresh veggies and fruit out of the refrigerator. I clean my produce when I bring it home before putting it in the ‘fridge, so I don’t have to do that every day.
Minimal Preparation. My juicer is a wide mouth, so there is minimal cutting. For instance, I juice half a cucumber at a time, so every other day, I cut one in half. Apples get cut into quarters, other than that it depends on the particular fruit or veggies I’m juicing. Check out the recipe for my basic juice.
Start Juicing. Get my 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup out of the cupboard, turn on the juicer and start feeding.
Serve it Up. Grab my big pretty blue glass out of the freezer, pour half into the glass and the other half into a quart Mason jar, screw on the lid and put it in the refrigerator. Rinse the Pyrex cup.
Clean the Juicer. My juicer disassembles easily. First, rinse off the plunger, unsnap the top, rinse it off, pull the juice dispenser with the basket/blade off the motor and rinse off the dispenser. I use a big veggie brush to scrub out the blade basket. Take the pulp catcher outside and empty it into the flower garden, rinse it out.
Enjoy! Sit outside if it is nice and drink it up! Rinse out the glass and put it back in the freezer. Wipe the counters – Done! How easy is that?
I fix a smoothie with soft fruits (banana, berries, peaches, etc.) for lunch and that is all the time I spend in the kitchen all day except to get a glass of water or make a cup of tea.