Category Archives: Juice

Minty Iced Green Tea

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Nothing says summer to me like some minty iced green tea!  I got this idea from my mother-in-law, who adds fresh mint to her iced black tea.  I changed it up some and use green tea instead, particularly with how healthy green tea is supposed to be.  Since green tea has caffeine, I personally don’t drink this after 3pm or so.  🙂

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  • 3 green tea bags
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 stalks fresh mint

Boil 4 cups of water.   Pour into a heat-proof container (I use a pyrex 4 cup measuring cup) and add the tea bags, honey and mint.  Stir and allow to seep for 5 minutes or so.  Fill an 8-cup glass pitcher halfway with ice.  Remove the tea bags (I squeeze out into the tea) and pour the tea into the glass pitcher.  I usually pour the mint in too.  Add additional ice or water as needed.  Keep out of fridge until ice is melted and it’s ready to drink!  Then store in refrigerator.


My Second Juice

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So, I’m not very creative with juice names.  😉  After making My First Juice, I felt that (a) I didn’t need it to be so sweet and (b) the kale didn’t really juice well enough to seem to be worth it.  If that’s the only way you’ll eat dark leafy greens, then go ahead and juice them.  But we love greens in our house and I rather just eat them!

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  • 5 large carrots (or 8 medium), scrubbed
  • 7 celery stalks, washed
  • ginger, 1″ piece, peeled
  • 2 apples, quartered and core removed
  • 1 1/2 lemons, cut in half then peeled

This made 4 cups of fantastic juice!  I’m experimenting and I froze two mason jars, each with about 12 oz in them.  (It’s enough of a pain to get out the juicer and clean it afterward, that I don’t want to do it for just one serving!)  I put one in the fridge last night and drank it this morning and it tasted great!

My First Juice

My dear friend Sue upgraded her juicer to a Vitamix and passed her old juicer onto me.  So thrilled!  I’ve always been intrigued about juicing, but wasn’t willing to spend money on my intrigue.  I got to experience it today and it was pretty cool!  It will be a bit to determine if I actually make the effort to use it.  It isn’t trivial to clean.  And, I must say, my juice today was awesome!   🙂   (But, I made a huge mess – that will be a learning curve!)

  • 2 apples, cut in halves or quarters and cores removed
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 lemon (cut in half and then peeled by hand)
  • 2 leaves of kale
  • 1/2″ piece of ginger, peeled

Makes about 18 oz of juice.