I was planning to write about the black bean brownies I made last night but they really didn’t turn out that great, so I’m writing about juicing.
I love to juice, but like everyone else I hate cleaning the juicer. It’s a pain in the butt. I find that if I rinse it immediately after I use it, it makes the cleaning process a little easier, but it’s still a massive pain. So I usually make a juice every other day.
My favorite things to juice are the parts of the vegetable I would have thrown away – like broccoli, cilantro, kale and cauliflower stems, or celery, carrot and radish tops. It makes me feel like I am wasting less of the vegetable. I usually keep a little baggie in my fridge of parts I don’t use for cooking, eventually it all ends up going through my juicer and into my belly.
For my base, I always use the same 4 things – 4 celery stalks, 1 apple, a large hunk of ginger, and some tart citrus (either 1/2 lime or 1/4 lemon, peel on). Everything else is fair game.
On Tuesday I used leftover broccoli and celery tops:
Yesterday I used all of the cauliflower stems leftover from the curried cauliflower salad, as well as the cilantro stems:
Yum. I like to drink the foam first and pretend it’s a latte 🙂