Health food trends. Goji berries, Kombucha, Juicing? Just like fashion, they recycle over the years and pop back into our lives hotter than ever! I remember my Mom juicing back when I was in middle school. Absolutely not cool, hip, popular. Goji berries? You mean, those red things at the bottom of my Chinese soup? And Kombucha? Which my brother and I personally like to call it 恐怖茶 "terror tea" because that's exactly what it was back in the day. A terror my mom was growing in our house and forcing us all to drink. Gotta love the health food trends... I wonder what's new for 2013?
Ok ok, so I really just wanted to whine about the Kombucha thing and give it a huge eye roll. And to think, Jenny and I could be gazillionaires right now if our Moms were still brewing terror tea!
Back to the main reason of this post... I have finally jumped on board with juicing and I don't know why I waited so long. Truth is, spinach juice doesn't exactly sound appetizing and sometimes eating raw spinach makes my throat itch. Plus some juicers are so expensive and what if my juicing thing end up to be a one time use like the waffle machine? Thankfully I have juiced a couple times now and I did end up buying 64 fl oz of Naked Juice Green Machine for those lazy days. I also tried a bottle of Evolution Fresh which I'm not sure if they sell it everywhere, but I found mine at my local Safeway. They also have a store in Bellevue which I really want to check out, but dang... 16oz handcrafted juice is $8! I'm a sucker and I actually would pay that to try it. Actually, looking at their site, I wish they carried MORE flavors at my Safeway. Do you think people really want to pay $4 for 15.2 fl oz freshly squeezed orange juice when you can walk over to the refrigerated juice section and pay $4 for almost a gallon of the same thing? If you think about it, it's cheaper to just buy the darn machine and make it yourself.
My favorite base is always spinach, carrot, lemon and green apple. So far I've tried kale, broccoli, celery, cucumber, pear. I want to try tomato, bitter melon, herbs, beets. What's your favorite combos? Definitely comment below and share your tips and recipes :)