|Posted by Bee & John on February 23, 2011 at 6:50 PM|
I must admit.... Juicing is one of those things that I hadn't done a lot of in the thermomix until lately. Actually... I learnt more about juicing at a cooking class this week (the first one I have attended!)
I was under the miss-understanding that you stuck the fruit/vegetable in the thermomix and voila! but who can drink pulp?!?
Nope! I have just had the most beautiful juice! Drink the thick stuff if you like.... but gee, add some sugar (I'm not into sour juice... I like - nay LOVE lemons and/or limes) and make into icing sugar. Add ice and your fruit, herb, and/or vegetables and blast into nothingness on speed 9 for 20-30 seconds. Add some water and blend again for a minute or two..... then drink!
Do you need sugar? Nope - that is totally up to you. I am only talking a tablespoon or two, not much more. It isn't sugar that's the problem you know.... its the AMOUNT of sugar!
I have found that a little sugar carries the flavour into the added water - makes the juice thin but not tasteless/watery. If you are worried, don't be, a little sugar in a large glass of juice is actually much less than a full glass of "juice" from the shops. MUCH less!
Is it watery.... well maybe in texture, but it is full of flavour and incredibly refreshing!
Today, I had used a couple of tablespoons of sugar, a couple of fronds of parsley, 1/2 an orange, a lime and a small carrot. I added a large handful of ice and about 2 cups of water. I did strain it - maybe tomorrow I won't.
Lori (another consultant - a friend) will tell me that I threw away the best bits! I'm learning Lori (finally) I ended up with about 600mls of the most refreshing drink I have had in ages! Don't laugh, but I could FEEL it doing me good! Like something in me was craving that nourishment.
Okay... that's enough of that... basically - try it! It is easy! Refreshing and delicious!