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So, I got into juicing.

It all started when our wonky old refrigerator decided to act strange when maintaining a constant temperature (to this day, it still does that) and ruined most of our vegetables and fruits.

I decided, to minimise waste, I would juice some of the fruits before they became icky masses of mush.

A blender, however, was not the most efficient way to do it (it produces a pulpy juice, absolutely not fun to drink).

Chad saw my frustration and decided, to heck with it. We would replace the fridge, and buy a Braun Multiquick juicer.

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Clockwise from top left: peeled pomelo from Rustan’s supermarket, Braun Multiquick juicer from Abenson’s The Link, and the pinkest pomelo juice I’ve ever seen.

The technophobe in me initially balked at the sight of its many parts, but I discovered it’s a breeze to use.

The juice it produces is so pure, rich, concentrated, and delicious that it’s absolutely worth the purchase. No part of the fruit goes to waste, too. So far I’ve juiced green apples, tomatoes, and pomelo, but I’m looking to juice green vegetables too (I should really drink more healthy stuff to compensate for the amount of alcohol I drink).

I mean, I might as well go all the way and start juicing kale (good source of calcium sans dairy… I am determined to make my yogi proud). Here’s a good recipe I’m keen to try out soon (source: www.elizabethrider.com):

Kale-Aid Kale Juice Recipe:

  • 5 large kale leaves
  • 1-2 large cucumbers
  • 1 lemon (peeled)
  • 1 apple
  • 1 inch knob ginger (peeled)
  • 1-2 large ribs celery

You just need to stick all the (clean!) ingredients in the juicer, then serve over ice.

What’s your favorite juice recipe? Cheers!

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