Over the course of 60 days the only thing he "ate" was fruit/vegetable juice. By the end of his 60 days he had lost a crazy amount of weight and he was almost completely off of his Prednesone medication. Impressive! Since I was going to be visiting my parents soon I called up my mom to ask if I could borrow the Jack LaLanne juicer.
It does take a lot of fruit/veggies to make a drink. From the documentary we learned it takes $14 a day to fund your "meals." ($28 a day if you're going organic - which you should - but good golly that's quite the cha-ching!)
Through our experiments we've discovered one carrot gives you about 1 ounce of juice. I don't remember how many Red Delicious apples we used - probably 6? - but we got 4 cups of juice. Two Gala apples gave us 8ounces, 3 Bartlet pears gave us a little over 8oz, I think (I didn't pay close enough attention to know). Apple and Carrot go well together. That's what Biju had as snack yesterday afternoon after work.
Pear was good, too, though a bit gritty (no surprise, a pear is a pear, right??). Too bad Alex spilled half of it. He did like it enough, though, to try to slurp it off of the table.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of waste. I thought this brand of juicer was supposed to have considerably less waste but was not the case...
|8 carrots = a bit of juice and a lot of "waste"|
|And a lot of clean up!|
Back at the beginning of July a friend let me raid her garden while they were off on vacation. We got some nice looking zucchini and crook-neck squash. We sliced some up and dipped them in an olive oil/canola oil mixture and the sprinkled them with salt and pepper then tossed them onto the grill. Y.U.M.! (BTW - the oils really make a difference. Twice we tried grilling them w/out the oil and they just didn't go over well w/ the picnic-ers!)
We had picked up a couple of realllly big zucchinis so instead of grilling those I decided to shred them to put into muffins. I ended up with 8 cups of shredded zucchini to put into the freezer!
|Food processor w/ grated zucchini; Fine mesh sieve over a bowl, using a cup to press out the liquid; a container to store all the juice (about 2 cups).|
Yummy juice to drink, and zucchini/carrot muffins just waiting to be made!