Lately my body has been telling me to detox, I've done it all before, green smoothies, teas, raw food. I've never tried juicing, but darn my luck, I don't have a juicer :( I was looking online and apparently you can make juice by blending up your veggies with a little water and straining it through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth! Well that will do nicely! Here is how it's done:
Juice of half a lemon
1 inch of ginger
1/4 of a bunch of celery
1/4 bunch of dandelion greens (fave!)
2 cups of a spinach salad blend (spinach, raddichio, and arugula)
1 bunch of parsley
1/2 cup water
Start by blending the apple, celery, lemon juice and water. Leave the leafy stuff until you have a good liquidy base. Put in green stuff. Blend on highest setting for a good minute or so. I don't even have a Vitamix, I used a regular blender. If you have a Vitamix type blender you don't have to blend it for that long.
Then, make a contraption that looks like this. I used cheesecloth to strain because I don't have a nut-milk bag. Straining with a nut milk bag would probably do a more thorough job.
Pour blended mixture in cheesecloth/strainer.
Gather sides of cheesecloth together and SQUEEZE!
Look at all the pulp! Raw veggie crackers?....hmmm
Aaaand.....Green juice!! This recipe makes about one half litre of juice or 2 1/2 cups.