This particular juice recipe was one of my least favorites of all time! Now I know you are wondering… Why then would you post it? Or better yet, why should I read it?! However, before you think this post has NO VALUE. Above all, I believe we can learn more from our flops & failures. Rather than just our successes.
While this juice recipe was healthy, light & refreshing. It didn’t give me that OMG… That is SOOO GOOD like I usually get! But here’s what worked & what didn’t…
Juice Recipe Ingredients
3 Large Carrots
4 Small Cuties (Tangelos)
1 Small Handful of Cilantro
1 Large Golden Delicious Apples
My family loves cucumber. That is to say, we love eating it in our salads, as a snack or in other things. So, one tends to think, surely I would love it in fresh juices… right?! However, I’ve tried to make REALLY tasty juices using cucumber but have yet to be successful. Therefore, WRONG just because you LOVE a fruit or vegetable RAW. Doesn’t mean you are gonna LOVE it Juiced! This one didn’t quite hit the mark either although the citrus in the cuties seemed to work a little better than past cucumber pairings.
Is it possible that one of my favorite veggies (cucumber… well really fruit) I DON’T LIKE JUICED?! Can that be – Is that possible? Surely there is some tasty juicy nectar that can be created with the cucumber. Therefore, this was Lesson 1 in the doesn’t work category!
I haven’t given up on it yet – Perhaps I’ll just keep it really simple next time like maybe something very neutral like squash or zucchini and lemon or lime.
Perhaps it was the combination of cilantro & cucumber blend that didn’t quite work together. however, I am wondering if cilantro has any place in any juice other than something with a salty or savory flavor profile. Therefore, perhaps I will cut it altogether. In other words, save the cilantro for some tasty and healthy guacamole or salsa! Therefore, this was Hard Lesson #2. Certain Flavor profiles go together & others do not!
I did find this to be much more palatable after straining it. I don’t normally strain my juices although I know many faithful juicers do. Lesson 3