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For today's installment of Makin' It Monday, we wanted to share something that we've been making a lot of lately. It's so simple, yet so delicious and refreshing. Here's the recipe:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 3 large stalks of celery
  • 1 handful of cilantro

That's all!? You might finish with a pinch of your favorite salt (optional).? Also, since the cucumber is an extremely water-heavy veggie, I would advise you to run it through the juicer several times. Here's what I do:

I run the cilantro first, followed by the cucumber. Then, whatever pulp comes out, I usually run that again, pushed down into the juice feeder by the celery. (If I'm juicing a lot of celery, I'm always careful to run that last, as celery is very fibrous and tends to gum up the works. But, for a single-serving juice like this, that really isn't much of an issue.)

From there, I usually re-run the pulp through three or four more times until it starts coming out of the chute rather dry, or until you can see that you're no longer getting any juice from re-running the pulp. When that happens, you can either discard your remaining pulp, compost it, give it to a pet, or save it for some later concotion such as a dehdrated cracker.

Photo credits for creative commons pics used in making the banner:

?? * Celery pic from Flickr user Daveybot

?? * Cuke pic from Flickr user Andy2Boyz

?? * Cilantro pic from Flickr user Michael Lehet

Original Comments

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On October 12, 2009, Joanna_Steven wrote:

Oh, you're doing green juices!! Yay! I love them! I give them to my hubby in a little glass, and say it's time for his medicine. It works better than raving about their taste :)

On October 12, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

I serve the green juice to Wendi in my special "Bubbies" brand sauerkraut jar (which happens to be my favorite "glass" to drink from). It's a great jar -- 25 oz.! (But, the recipe given usually yields only 16 oz. or so of juice.)

On October 12, 2009, Patricia wrote:

i love this combination and i make it in my blender, as a soup. others appreciate it too. i had a friend here from out of town for lunch, tasting raw tidbits. he liked it all. :) one person at a time. :)

On October 12, 2009, Redpumkin wrote:

Thanks for this recipe, it sounds wonderful!

On October 14, 2009, tinaintheraw wrote:

You have probably already commented on this somewhere, but I can't recall....what kind of juicer do you guys like/use

Thanks!
Tina