I’ve found the solution for when the juicer’s in the dishwasher! SMOOTHIES! You use a blender for these which ends up making more dishes to beef up your dishwasher load! TA-DA! Mine is running as we speak with the juicer AND the blender in it! “The Big Book Of Juices” has a “frozen fruit quenchers” section in it where you can get a bunch of recipes. Also, I received a smoothie book for Christmas in addition to the juice book! It’s called “Cool Smoothies” http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Smoothies-Fast-Frozen-Treats/dp/1597690422/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325356500&sr=8-1 Amazon has it for $727.08! What a great deal! (sarcasm) It’s a pretty informative book with tasty recipes, but I wouldn’t say it’s worth $727.08. It looks like you can get a used copy for much less! I’m sure if you couldn’t get your hands on this exact book, you could find an equally good smoothie book.
So, this morning, I made 2 different smoothies to share with the whole family. They had a small amount to sample while I filled myself up on goodness! Really, I got pretty full!
1/2 cup apple juice, chilled (I used Simply Apple)
1/2 cup low-fat milk
8 baby carrots
1 cup frozen mixed berries (I didn’t have this so I threw in 1/2 cup fresh strawberries (stems removed) and 1/2 cup blackberries)
Place all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup ice cubes and process until creamy. Makes 1 smoothie.
This one wasn’t bad. Especially considering you get your carrots and some protein from the milk in there! It wasn’t very sweet, but everyone drank it without complaint!
I also made….
1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced
1 ripe peach, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen strawberries
Pour orange juice into blender and add banana, peach, strawberries, and 1 cup ice cubes. Blend on high speed until creamy. Makes 2 smoothies. (I didn’t add the ice cubes…I prefer it without.)
We all agreed that this one was tastier. I think next time, I’ll try it with fresh strawberries!