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Juicing in the Thermomix

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!

Categories: Basics, Drinks, VERY useful information