Apple Juice is lovely on its own, and I enjoy it with ginger and lemon juice. It's the only fruit that mixes well with all types of vegetable juice, and I often use it in my Vegetable Juice Recipes to make them lovely and sweet.
Apples are one of the most heavily sprayed fruits so I like to use organic apples when I can.
Caution: Apple pips contain small amounts of cyanide. While you would need to eat an awful lot of apples to suffer any ill effects, I like to remove the apple cores when juicing - especially when making juice for children.
Here are some of my favourite apple juice recipes.
A lovely sweet drink. Great as is, or serve over ice with natural fizzy spring water for a summertime treat.
A family favorite!Ingredients
This is a sweet tasty juice which my son loves. I like to add more carrots and celery, and sometimes ginger and lemon too.
A lovely autumn breakfast juice, and a great way to use some of those windfalls.
Surprising sweet and delicious.
My Samson Juicer handles the leafy green nettles with ease - I wear a glove and feed them in one at a time.
Tip: If you have a centrifugal juicer then alternate juicing the nettles with the celery or apple. Centrifugal juicers don't really like juicing soft greens, so if this doesn't work I'd just miss the nettles out - apple and celery juice is lovely anyway.
Like the above recipe this one works best in a masticulating juicer like my Samson.
You should be able to make it in a centrifugal juicer if you alternate juicing the spinach with the harder apples and broccoli stems.
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The well known saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may well be true! Apples are great in juices, but to make the most of their amazing cleansing and detoxifying properties be sure to eat them whole with their peel, and add them to smoothies and puddings too. Apple skins contain anti-cancer chemicals, and beta-carotene.
Apples are rich in pectin a type of soluble fiber which can:
Apples and their juices:
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The nutritional value of apples:
Apples juice well in most juicers. Their soft firm texture means they're easily shredded by centrifugal juicer, and crushed by Masticating juicers. Crisp apples make a lovely clear juice, while soft apples make cloudy juice.
The Samson juicer I have now makes lovely fresh apple juice. The apples need to be sliced up into approximately eighths, but this doesn't take long unless you are making loads of juice.
If your not planning of juicing wheatgrass or other soft leafy greens then for large amounts of fresh apple juice I'd recommend a wide mouth Breville juicer such as the JE27 which won the overall Best Buy by Which Magazine (May 2008).
Small budget centrifugal juicers make perfectly good apple juice. The down side is that they tend to be both noisy and a pain to clean. You should drink the juice straight away as it soon turns brown.
Creating your own fresh juice is fun, and I recommend you begin by following a recipe. This way the juice is more likely to taste delicious, and you'll want to keep on juicing:)
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