I attempted juicing again today. The plan was to buy kale and beets to go along with the apples and cucumber I had at home. In accordance with my juicing experiment I juiced each type of fruit by itself to get both it’s yield and taste them individually before combining. I was so excited about the beets that I juiced them first. But why so bitter Mr. Beet??? Because the “beets” I bought were really radishes. And this is exactly why I am going to culinary school. Because apparently I can’t tell the difference between a beet and a radish…
Truth is, it still took me a few moments after tasting the juice to figure it out. The radishes had a very peppery and interesting earthy/bitter taste. But it should go without saying that the radish juice got tossed out.
So I ended up with a greenish juice of kale, cucumber, and apple. I ended up having the following juice yields:
1 japanese cucumber 2/3 c.
2 kale leaves 1/3 c.
2 apples 1 c.
**5 small radishes 1/2 c.
The juice mixture (minus the radishes) had an earthy taste because of the cucumber, a little bitterness from the kale, and a good amount of sweetness from the apples. Fairly tasty, but not exactly an indulgent treat like a Starbucks soy Mocha. Which is exactly what I bought myself post juicing adventure.