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Pineapple-celery juice. Super refreshing on a winter's day, and the foam is scrumptious!

Pineapple-celery juice. Super refreshing on a winter's day, and the foam is scrumptious!

Several years back I asked for a fruit and vegetable juicer for my birthday, and my Mom got me a beautiful Omega powerhouse. I'll admit, my love affair with it has been intermittent, but at least once a year I fall back in the habit of making fresh juices at home and it really is fun. My older son loves loading cut fruit into the feed tube and seeing the juice pour out.

Winter is a great time to get back in the swing of it, when we're all starved for fresh produce and on a health kick after the holidays. This is a picture of one of my favorite combinations, pineapple-celery. Almost every time I buy a pineapple, it sits there staring at me, just threatening to go bad before I get around to cutting it up. The slightly bitter, cleansing flavor of celery is a great match for the super-sweet pineapple, and it makes the most amazing foam.

Take that, cappuccino!

Take that, cappuccino!

The only time-consuming part is washing and chopping the fruits and vegetables you want to use, but good juicer models have amazing blades that can handle skins and cores, so you don't have to be too fussy about your prep. The key to my success was discovering these paper liners that fit inside the juicer mechanism; they catch all the pulp and make clean-up super easy.

Here are some other combinations I love:

Beet-carrot-ginger

Apple-celery-ginger

Carrot-apple

Comments (3)

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    I have to get a new juicer and try these new juice flavors-I once added ice in a blender to limeade and celery juice and it was like a citrus smoothie.

  • avatar

    Speaking of juicers, can anyone recommend a good, affordable one? What is the Omega juicer referred to here?

  • avatar

    I'm with you on the beet-carrot-ginger! I usually throw some apple in. So delicious.

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