tags: cantaloupe juice, Delicious, elixir, fruit, juice, juicer, plum juice, refreshing, summer drink, vegetables
I have wanted a juicer forever. I think i actually have one back home, but it didn’t make the initial move out here and i’m not even going to try to get it on a plane so in a garage in Michigan it stays. However, I recently had an all-caps outburst on Facebook stating in no uncertain terms that i wanted a juicer. Hot Sh!t reader Joanne Reynolds heard the call and responded within minutes to inform me that not only did she have a juicer, but that it wasn’t in use and i could have it. Heavens to Betsy! It turns out that this thing is a no-joke Jack LaLanne juicing machine! It’s very heavy duty and came with two recipe books for juice cocktails.
Naturally, i had to get started right away and made a drink in the book that called for 3 stalks of celery and 2 apples, and it was the worst. Literally the worst. I don’t know what went wrong, but it tasted so salty! Disgusting. Not to be deterred, i made another recipe in the book called “Apple Pie Drink”. This one calls for 4 apples, 2 carrots, and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. This drink was delightful (the trick is to dash the spices in the juicer before you juice the apples – otherwise if you sprinkle it right in the drink it clumps up).
When i got home from work i decided that i wanted something very refreshing to drink from my juicer. Erica had just went shopping (with my newly acquired juicer in mind) so i had plenty of stuff to work with. Here is the delightfuly simple elixir i came up with:1 Cantaloupe (rind removed) 1 Apple 20 Grapes
After i juiced all of the above i poured it through a fine sieve because if there’s one thing i hate, it’s pulp in my drinks. Serve over ice.
Later in the evening i decided to just go crazy and make another drink with whatever we had in the house. Here goes:1 Orange (peel removed) 1 Plum (pit removed) 1 Apple 2 Carrots 2 inches Cucumber
Same story, juice all of the above and strain. This one was even better than the first. The carrots accent the orange very well, with the apple providing a little extra sweetness and the cucumber adding a refreshing note.