Electric Juice, Let the Sunshine In!

Like a glass of fresh vegetable and fruit juice in the morning, I thought I’d start my first Wild Kitchen recipe with what I call the Electric Juice—

I bumped into Fully Raw Kristina’s orange-spinach-basil smoothie recipe many weeks ago. When I opened the fridge today, I did not have any fresh basil, I had mint!

The fun part is I am not really keen on following recipes to a T— except my mom’s and my sister’s dishes (it never goes right when I don’t!). But that’s for another day. 🙂

I hope you will be inspired and refreshed by this juice.

Electric Juice. Made first in the Wild Kitchen along Timeless Boulevard on 2 November 2013.

Electric Juice
Made first in the Wild Kitchen along Timeless Boulevard.

Doesn’t the bright green tinge remind you of those ‘radioactive’ pickle relish served in some places? Maybe I should not say that. 😉

Here’s what I used and what I did— by all means break free and modify:

A juicer.
Any of your favorite juicer will do. I use a Breville and love it.

4 large mixed oranges (Valencia and Navel), organic
1 bunch large spinach, organic
1 box mint, organic
1 bulb fennel, organic
1 large cucumber

Spinach, oranges, fennel, cucumber, and mint

Fresh spinach, oranges, fennel, cucumber, and mint.

After washing thoroughly, I peeled the oranges just enough to get the rind off and its white fascia to stay. Orange peel makes the juice bitter.

For the cucumbers, which have annoying wax, I used Seventh Generation free and clear natural dish soap to wash them off. You may also use white vinegar and water or a vegetable wash. I sliced off both ends after washing.

I also sliced off the bottom end of the fennel bulb.

Then, I put them all in the juicer— the spinach first (I separated their pulp after and used them in an omelet!). Then, in went the cucumber, the oranges, the fennel, and finally the mint. My juicer has a wide chute so it accommodates  whole oranges and fennel bulbs without too much slicing fuss.

Enjoy the sunshine!

p.s. Take it up a notch?