Red and Green Juicing Recipes!

January 26, 2013

Aka. Moose Juice and Goose Juice. (Get it?!)

Juicing. This is something I have been meaning to talk about for awhile now.

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Last summer was the hottest summer I have ever experienced during my existence on this planet. I came from the cool climates of the bay area in California. Summers, at most, got up to 80 degrees or so. Maybe a few straggler 90-100 ones once in a blue moon. Upon moving to Portland at the beginning of the warmest season of the year, living on the 3rd floor of my apartment with little to no air conditioning, the only thing that sounded appetizing and energizing was juice.

So by golly, I went out to Best Buy and bought one.

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After doing a tiny bit of research and knowing what my price range was (no more than $100), I quickly decided upon this dude. The 4.5 star average reviews convinced me. I went kinda kookie with researching recipes and buying up a several juicing recipe books on trips of Powell’s (The Big Book of Juices, The Healthy Green Drink Diet, The Green Smoothie Bible) but mostly just used them for ideas and made up my own anyway. I experimented with a few juicing recipes here and there, but regretfully never jotted down my combinations. I can remember ones with ingredients such as cherries, lavender, sage, and blackberry. Those were absolutely delicious. But since cherries aren’t necessarily in season at the moment, I’ll have to resume to concocting another juicing recipe including them a few months from now when they make their return.

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So here ya go. If you have a juicer, I’d highly recommend giving these combinations a try. Use your gut when you add amounts, nothing is ever specific. I tend to stock up on tons of oranges (especially the cara cara’s right now), Granny Smith apples, spinach, limes, lemons, mint, ginger, and kale. I typically use those, or a combination thereof, for the basis of most of my juicing recipes. Experiment and see what works best for you. Sometimes just using what you already have in your fridge or in your fruit bowl lends great results you never dreamed of. What about you? Do you use a juicer? What are some of your favorite combinations? Please share!

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A moose is asleep. He is dreaming of moose drinks.
A goose is asleep. He is dreaming of goose drinks.
That’s well and good when a moose dreams of moose juice.
And nothing goes wrong when a goose dreams of goose juice.
But it isn’t too good when a moose and a goose
Start dreaming they’re drinking the other one’s juice.
Moose juice, not goose juice, is juice for a moose.
And goose juice, not moose juice, is juice for a goose.
So, when goose gets a mouthful of juices of mooses
And moose gets a mouthful of juices of gooses
They always fall out of their beds screaming screams
So, I’m warning you, now! Never drink in your dreams.

-Dr. Seuss, The Sleep Book

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Juice #1: Red Juice Moose Juice

  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 5-6 strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 cara cara orange
  • 1/2 lemon pulp
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2″ fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 cups red kale

Process all ingredients in your juicer! 

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Juice #2: Green Juice Goose Juice

  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 pear
  • 2″ English cucumber
  • 1/2 lime pulp
  • 1/2 small sweet potato, peeled
  • 8-10 sage leaves
  • huge handful fresh spinach (~1-2 cups)
  • 1/2″ fresh ginger, peeled

Process all ingredients in your juicer! 

AND REMEMBER: I’M WARNING YOU NOW! NEVER DRINK IN YOUR DREAMS.

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9 thoughts on “Red and Green Juicing Recipes!

  1. Autism United

    I had to go and find that Dr. Seuss book in my kids collection, I didn’t remember that poem. So funny.
    Great looking juice! I just bought myself a new juicer, do you find yours hard to clean?

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    1. thebakingbird Post author

      It was my favorite Dr. Seuss book! I’m glad you found it.

      And thank you! Oh man, yes, it IS definitely hard to clean. It takes at least 5 minutes sometimes, mostly to scrub out all of the pulp in the press. You’re not alone!

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    1. thebakingbird Post author

      Adding fresh herbs is awesome! Sage especially, but you can also try parsley and cilantro, ones that have a bit of meat to them. I’d highly recommend it! :)

      Reply
  2. midwestbeauties

    These look great! I made a juice last night with papaya, cara cara orange, ginger, yellow pepper, carrot, and apple. The pepper at the end gave it this delicious freshness.

    Can’t wait to make these!J

    Reply
    1. thebakingbird Post author

      OOh that sounds yummy! I’ll have to try papaya. I bet it was very orange and delicious. Thanks for your idea!

      Reply
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