For our wedding in December, Katie and I received a juicer. We hadn't had a chance to really try it out, so this past week we pulled it off the shelf and decided to give a few recipe ideas a try. As a disclaimer, I've never made juice before, and typically find that any green juice is just way too grassy for my taste. However, I also knew that when rushing out of the door in the morning to get to the CrossFit box, a vitamin and mineral packed drink can be a very easy way to get lots of healthy nutrients into my macros without having to cook up vegetables before 6 a.m.
Katie and I made two juice recipes: beet and carrot, and what we'll call "green juice," because it was a combination of multiple green vegetables and fruit. The main thing I learned is this: when making this, you want something sweet, something tart, and something earthy. After that, you can really run down a lot of different paths with your juice. Whatever is about to go bad in the fridge that may work, toss it in! Experiment and have fun with it, and if you'd like to start with my juice recipes, they are below.
One final note on juicing. Making your own juice can be expensive. The way I get around this is to buy the produce which is on sale because it is on the verge of going bad. This produce is always cheap, and will juice perfectly.