Afternoon Pick Me Up Juice

Okay, I seriously made the best juice ever!  It tasted like sour apple.  I was actually kind of sad when it was gone.  Really, I just threw together some odds and ends from the fridge.  So naturally, I had to share!

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Did I mention how much I love juicing?  Right now my house is a mess and I needed this bolt of energy to get everything done.

Afternoon Pick Me Up Juice

1 bunch romaine lettuce
1 bunch parsley
2-3 kale leaves
1/2 a large cucumber or 1 small cucumber
1 apple
1 lemon (peeled)
handful of pineapple

Rinse all vegetables. Juice in the order of the ingredients. I got about 15oz out of mine. Try to drink immediately, but if you need to save it for later, try to drink it within 12 hours. Enjoy!

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34 thoughts on “Afternoon Pick Me Up Juice

  1. I’ve done that before, just juiced whatever I found in the fridge. It usually turns out pretty yummy. And that’s how I found out that I don’t like anything with beet juice in it. (disclaimer: love cooked beets normally, so I thought that it would be just fine. no. just no)

    1. I love juiced beets! I thought I would hate them, but I actually thought they were really good! I love beets just about any way though.

      1. Do you cook them first? or raw like I did. I don’t know what it was about the raw beets, but I just didn’t like the juice. weird right?

        1. I juiced them raw and even left the skin on. The juice was super sweet. Almost too sweet. Next time I will cut the sweetness a bit. I have only eaten raw beets when they were dried in the dehydrator. I make beet chips with them.

    2. Oh gosh I love, love the beets. And it makes the juice so pretty, lol. I too just chunk the whole kit and kaboodle in. But I have lots of green to off set the beets, bc I too feel they are very sweet. But I have a juicing buddy, wont touch them with a 10′ pole. So its just a matter of what you like. My husband makes the worst flavored juices, he throws in whatever, I like a system 🙂

      1. Lol. My husband would make the juice super sweet if I let him. I love juicing beets too. Especially with some sweet potato and ginger. 🙂

    1. I have always seen juice recipes that call for that, so I was under the impression that the stems cannot be juiced. Am I wrong? If so, I will juice the stems from now on.

      1. I leave my stems on, especially if the kale is organic. I have seen recipes where it calls for them to be removed, but I’m not sure why that would be. Maybe I will have to look into that;) Your juice sounds delicious! I think I will try it tomorrow! We have been juicing for four months now. My husband has lost 20 lbs. and reversed his diabetes. He has also gotten off of two different daily meds. I am still working on the weight part, but I have gotten off of five daily meds! I love juicing!!

        1. That is fantastic! I love juicing too! I am getting my husband addicted as well. It just gives you such a great high.

  2. Can I ask why your remove the stems of the kale, the peel of the lemon, and the ends of the cukes? Is it because of the type of juicer you have or is there another reason? Thanks for posting the recipe!

    1. I was always under the impression that those things could not be juiced. I have a Breville juicer. Every juice recipe I have seen calls for the removal of the stems and ends. I will try to juice those next time. As for the lemon rind, I tried juicing with it on and it was too much for me. Now when I peel the lemon, I try to leave as much of the white layer on as possible.

  3. After removing the stems from Kale for salads, keep the stems in a baggie to use for juicing. It’s a good thing.

    1. You can also feed the stems to your dogs. They love kale stems and it helps keep their breath smell fresh (real “greenies”).

      They love most other vegetables and fruits as well, just be sure to avoid grapes & raisins which are toxic to dogs.

      Happy juicing!

    1. Yes I do. For breakfast I usually do a juice and a green smoothie. I eat a good sized meal for lunch and then juice later in the afternoon. My dinner is usually small.

  4. I think the issue with kale stems, is the same thing with all greens and their stems. They add a bitterness. I add mine to the juice only bc I dont want to waste any of the properties of the kale.
    I also want to follow up that we are super new to juicing, and love reading any any all suggestions.
    So im super grateful just to find a new recipe. Thank you for this one.

    1. You very welcome! I now juice all the stems. I have heard recently that the stems actually contain the most vitamins. We are fairly new to juicing as well and love it!

    1. I use it in my daughter’s homemade formula. You can also use it as a filler in baking, use it for broth and I have even heard some people dry it out in the dehydrator and make crackers with it.

  5. If you make any one of these juices can they be refrigerated so I can drink it in the morning before I go to work so I’m not waking up the whole house using the juicer…

  6. When I saw the picture of the banana I had to look to see how you juiced it…several years ago I tried putting one in my juicer and simply watched it vanish; it created absolutely no juice. I see you didn’t use banana in this recipe though. 🙂
    PS I love your recipes and appreciate the time it must take you to run this blog – you sound like Wonder Woman.

    1. Thanks Kelly! I have actually never tried to juice one only because I freeze all mine to make healthy ice cream and smoothies. On of the strangest things I have juiced has been a sweet potato. It actually has a lot of juice and goes well with beet and ginger.

  7. I love all of your recipes and pin them almost daily. Thank you for all the great ideas. I just started juicing and love it! I use the left over citrus peels in my homemade citrus vinegar all purpose cleaner!!

    1. Thanks Tammy! Yes, I have been saving my citrus peels as well. Either for zesting or for homemade cleaners. I love the way a fresh lemon smells. Juicing rocks!

  8. My husband and I have been juicing for a few years – sometimes more and sometimes less. When my husband first started he lost 50 pounds in a few months. Now he continues for the anti-inflammatory benefits as he has an autoimmune disorder. We started with a Breville, but now use a Vitamix. With the Vitamix there is no leftover pulp – everything is pulverized due to the speed of the mixer. This way you are not losing our on the fiber you get from the whole fruit/veggie. I also recommend using it for delish homemade soups.

    1. I also have a vitamix, but still use the Breville for juicing. Not everyone throws the pulp away. There is many uses for it.

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