Last month we said goodbye to fitness guru and juicing aficionado, Jack LaLanne, who died at age ninety-six. Upon learning the sad news, however indelicate the association may seem, my mind went directly to the juice extractor languishing in the recesses of my kitchen cabinet. Am I alone in this mildly displaced sense of guilt and remorse over my forlorn appliance?
I hope not. And, given his life’s mission, I imagine that Mr. LaLanne would be pleased as fruit punch to know that his passing sparked a juicing revival in the home of at least one errant juicer. So, juice ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, for Jack and for your health.
Juicing celery was a revelation that added a whole new category of beverage to my repertoire, which I have taken to calling “celery-ade.” When juiced, celery becomes a fantastically phosphorescent liquid, pleasantly reminiscent of Powerade. Its vegetal notes perfectly balance any myriad of fruits and its water-like consistency makes it an ideal mid-workout thirst quencher.
2 oranges, peeled
2 apples, cored
8-10 stalks celery
Put all ingredients into the juicer, juice and drink! Makes 2 drinks.
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