I know not everyone has a juicer and this won’t be a popular post, but I honestly love my juicer and I just have to shout it out to the world. Back in April I bought the Omega J8006 juicer, and I have been juicing ever since. (This is not an affiliate link and no one is paying me to say any of this.) I thought there was a chance that my juicer would end up in my graveyard of appliances I never use, but I honestly use it just about everyday. This masticating juicer can juice just about anything quickly and thoroughly. Clean up is a breeze–all of the parts can be put in the dishwasher. If you are a person like me, who struggles with eating fresh, raw vegetables and fruit, a juicer can really add a lot of nutrients to your diet. Do we need fiber? Absolutely. We need to chew our food too, but we can still benefit from fresh juice. (I was going to link up to an article on juicing, but there are so many, I will let you just google the health benefits yourself.)
And because I have several pear trees in my yard, I have been juicing pears like crazy this fall. I know my pears are organic, and they make a great base to all kinds of juice. Plus they’re free, so I can’t beat that.
This quick recipe has been one of my staple green juices for the last couple of months. I don’t core my pears because I’ve read in several places you don’t have to, which makes prep super easy and fast. This juice is refreshing and not overly sweet if your pear isn’t huge. The bigger the pear, the sweeter the juice will be. You can even use half a pear to cut the sweet and give a higher veggie-to-juice ratio. All-veggie juices, although highly nutritious, don’t always taste great to me, but I am slowly developing a taste for them by increasing my veggies in my fruit juices, little by little.
Even my 5 year old grandson drinks this juice, by the way, so I promise it’s not awful. He loves feeding the fruits and vegetables into the juicer, and I let him help all the time.
- 1 medium pear, peeled if not organic
- ½ cucumber, peeled if not organic, cut into fourths lengthwise
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 large handful baby spinach, baby kale, or mixed greens
- Cut the pear into wedges, small enough to fit into chute. (I do not remove the seeds or peel it.) Juice the pear, followed by the cucumber. Place the lime wedge in the chute and juice it. (There is no need to peel the lime. ) Push the greens down the chute and juice them. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.
- *I use all organic vegetables and fruit whenever possible.