I've always wanted to try juicing, too, but as I am allergic to both celery and carrots I feel a bit limited with recipes. However, the one I tried with Iolanthe was before it had the celery added, and it was delicious. I love them now, and have been playing around with recipes to vary it up and get some different things in them. Ginger is lovely!
Today I made a favourite. It's really simple and really yummy too. And I love knowing that I am getting a good amount of raw leafy greens in there! It's quite thick but quite creamy, too, and makes a really lovely sweet snack, and a good replacement for my daily biscuit cravings.
To make this, you need:
one banana, one apple, one orange, and several good handfuls of baby spinach.
Pop the banana and apple (sliced) in a blender with a small glass of water. Wooj wooj. And the orange and wooj again. Then start adding the spinach, slowly blending until the spinach gets sucked down the middle and chopped up (it's like it's being eaten by a tiny, noisy monster) and then woooooooj for a bit longer to get a nice smooth consistency. I transfer mine to a jar, and if it is a bit too thick and goopy (I like substantial but who wants goopy?) I add some more water and shake it all together to mix.
And that's it! It looks rather green and lively if you haven't had a green smoothie before but trust me, it's yummy! And I just love how virtuous I feel by upping my daily fruit and veg intake. Double goodness! I look forward to drinking it outside on crisp sunny days when I've got my backyard sorted. Soon!