Blueberry and Spinach Juice: Juicer, Part 2Posted: July 24, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, body/mind/spirit, Experimentation, Field Trip, Garden, Outside, playing with our food, Tradition | Leave a comment »
This is one of my favorite type of posts because it combines food and being outside.
The summer can’t go by without visiting the local farms’ blueberry bushes. We always do something different with our horde of berries…blueberry muffins, pancakes, cakes, sprinkling berries on our favorite yogurt with granola…etc.
The boys help me pick berries. They probably eat more than put them in their roped pails that hang from their little necks. After about 20 minutes of hunting for loaded branches and eating and picking, they get lost in the bushes, finding hide outs and calling out to me like the game Marco Polo.
I fill my bucket 4 times, picking as fast as I can to make the most of our trip.
This year we’re going to use our blueberries to further explore our new juicer. We did a taste test and blueberry juice was the kids’ favorite.
We fill the sink at home with berries, wash them gently and thoroughly.
I take out the vat of organic spinach that I usually use for pesto and layer blueberries and spinach in the juicer.
Because we’re taking a little risk with adding vegetables here, because the kids might say, “Why ruin a good thing?” I put the juice in an extra special cup, but we have some mixed reviews. The boys have trouble with some of the pulp left in the liquid. I don’t know how I will fix that. Any advice expert juicers?