Thursday, August 27, 2009

What REAL Grape Juice Looks Like

Remember those free grapes I got this week?

This is what it made.

Once you have fresh juice, the store bought tastes like junk. It was so good and sweet. I didn't add a thing and you put the stems and seeds and everything in it. The machine separates them from the juice and you can throw the pulp into your compost bin. No waste!

HERE's a juicer that I recommend. It's sturdy and can take lots of seeds and stems with ease.

Juicing is a great way to sneak in fruits and veggies to the kids. Carrot juice is really sweet and we mix it with apples so the kids will drink it. We also make our own V8 juice and whenever one of us has a urinary tract infection, one 12 ounce glass of fresh cranberry juice wipes it out in a matter of hours. We also like ginger/apple and fresh orange which is thick and frothy.

HERE's the recipe book that I use. It explains how to prepare the fruit and veggies, different combinations for recipes, and the health benefits of each fruit and veggie.

6 comments:

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I fully agree--freshly juiced juice has got nothing on commercial juice!!

Kelli said...

I've never seen grape juice from a store that looks like that!!! Looks delicious!

Donna's Days said...

I want a juicer, but I don't want another appliance taking up room in my cabinets.

Do you find you use yours often enough to make it worth it?

I wonder if they make a juicer attachment for the kitchen aid stand mixer...

Jennifer said...

In reply to the previous comment... kitchen aid does have a juicer attachment, however it only squeezes juice out of citrus fruits...nothing like the juicer Gayle is talking about.

Life is Good said...

Canning grape juice with the stems and seeds still in it, and then juicing or straining it after you open it gives you that health benefit that they claim for wine. It is not the alcohol in the wine that makes it good for your heart, it is the stems and seeds!

Nikowa@KHA said...

WOW, I would have never guessed that's what it is! COOL