Green juice #1

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With the upcoming 4th of July holiday I wanted to do a little refrigerator cleaning, so I decided to throw some stuff in the juicer and make some fresh juice. Here's what went into it; the actual contents are probably not that critical:

1 apple (Royal Gala)
2 pears (D'Anjou)
green chard
ginger
blueberries (about half of the amount pictured in the container)

Since I prepped the chard ahead of time, it was already washed and stemmed. It doesn't need to be stemmed to put it in the juicer, however.

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All of the ingredients went into the Hurom Slow Juicer, the leafy stuff interspersed with the fruit so it would feed properly.

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One of the problem of making juice for one is that it's time consuming and a pain to clean the juicer for one cup of juice. On the flip side, you don't want to make juice in advance, because many of the beneficial compounds degrade shortly after juicing.

My compromise is to vacuum seal the juice in 8 oz. wide-mouth canning jars. Without air in the jar, it won't degrade as fast, and refrigerated it should probably last 24 hours. Though this juice was really delicious; I'll probably have the other half this afternoon!

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By the way, I do know how to spell "juice." I just have bad handwriting. My "U" doesn't have a trailing downstroke and it merged with the "I". I did not write "juce." Really!

Update 7/9/2013: I made it again with only one pear and it was just as tasty, just a little less volume, about 12 oz. total. That would work for a big glass of juice, or two smaller glasses.