Thursday, July 25, 2013

Juicing on Thursday - Mango with Cucumber

I wanted to kick start my busy cleaning-the-house day with a nutritious beverage that replaces breakfast. Mangoes and nectarines are in plentiful supply at the grocery store right now and not too expensive. I think the mangoes are $1 each.


So I gathered up :
1/2 a cucumber
1 ripe tomato
1 nectarine
1 mango - peel it!
1 cup fresh spinach leaves


Chop everything up, but don't bother removing the skin or seeds from the tomato or cucumber. 

Remove the stone from the nectarine 
and don't use the skin of the mango or the tough fibrous pith inside.



Start up your juicer!
Hurom Slow Juicer

I'm using a Hurom which I blogged about previously here. Juicing With A Hurom

It has to have a permanent 'place' on the countertop because it's so darn heavy!



I mix my ingredients together a little bit before I start pushing them into the juicer.

I find it helps if the spinach goes in first, then the tomatoes, mango and then the cucumber with the nectarine.

The cucumber skin seems to help to push the fruit juices through the grinder inside.


The consistency is quite thick so you could always go ahead and dilute it down a little bit with 1/2 cup of Coconut or Almond Milk. I'm not going to do that today though.

Juice coming through spout on right and the pulp is exiting on the left.

Don't be discouraged by the color, it really doesn't taste as 'green' as it looks!

Just those 5 ingredients made 12 floz of freshly pressed, vitamin packed juice. Since the spinach went in first you might want to give it a swirl with a spoon to distribute the ingredients, but I don't think it matters.


Just delicious! Sweet and fresh tasting and through the mango and nectarine I could definitely detect the coolness of the cucumber.

The pits, skin and pulp will go into my compost bin the contents of which I am hoping to be able
to integrate into my fall veggie beds.








Mangoes have lots of really good properties read here for the scoop on this valuable fruit. Mango Properties

2 comments:

  1. Wow - that sounds amazing . . . I love all the ingredients you combined. Jealous of your juicer!

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  2. what is liquid smoke?

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