How to Make Green Juice in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

This is John Kohler with discountjuicerscom

Today we have another exciting episode for you You might be thinking, "Hey John, where's the juicer, man? I thought you do juicers?" Well I also do gardening and today’s episode is actually inspired by my garden in particular I was out gardening Look at all these amazing, beautiful leafy greens I have I want to encourage you guys to not only eat, but also juice and even blend your leafy greens

I think the average American gets less than half a pound per person per year in, for example, Kale And my goal every day is to eat two pounds of leafy greens a day And that's definitely a lot of leafy greens But it can be made super simple by literally juicing them You can literally take one pound of leafy greens, condense them down into literally one cup of juice

And now you can get the nutrition out of a leafy greens into you It's the nutrition that I'm really after to be healthy, to lose weight, to have more energy I've learned that there's different phytochemicals and phytonutrients aside from the vitamins and minerals that are very important in the leafy greens that may help us ward off things like cancer and all these kinds of things So anyway, we're in the garden today and you know what we're gonna do? We're gonna pick out some leafy greens out of the garden We have some beautiful collard greens here getting nice and large…while I could use these for a wrap and make a burrito wrap out of these because they’re so big

I like to generally pick the large ones and juice them on up They juice up really well and you don't need a lot of them to get to the one pound that I'm shooting for in my juice every day I think we'll pick a few more of these and then we'll head over to the juicer that we're gonna use today The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Now we're ready to get juicing with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

Now the first thing I want to say is if you wanna juice all greens or virtually all greens, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer or any other vertical single auger juicer is not the one that I would recommend for you guys You then want to go with the horizontal auger style machine, which is far more effective when juicing straight leafy greens alone The problem with the vertical machines is that as the pulp comes out, it actually has to make a right hand turn and then things can get clogged in that And so we're gonna juice a few different items in the juicer today that's gonna ease the pressure of the greens Plus, we're gonna use our knife and pre-cut our greens so it will work properly in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

Now before I get into juicing the greens, you might be thinking, "John, man! I really like your garden!" You might be still thinking about my garden! I want to always encourage you guys to start out with the highest quality produce you can juice So for me what that means is it simply means grow it yourself because standard conventional agriculture…big agriculture, is not growing the most nutrient-dense foods as they possibly can They're growing the largest foods because, think about it…you pay for produce by the pound The more the produce weighs, the more money the farmer can get So I'm trying to grow nutrient-dense crops and I put 70 plus trace minerals back into my soil to ensure my plants are gonna get all the nutrition they need to thrive and then consequently so that I can eat them, and them get all the nutrition that I need to thrive as well

In standard agriculture, it’s common practice to add maybe 3 minerals and PK fertilizers back in the soil, and that's really not doing it for us So I encourage you guys to have a garden, grow your own food You can even grow sprouts and micro-greens inside your apartment in New York City if you don't have a yard And if you want to learn more about gardening, I encourage you guys to check out my other YouTube channel, Growing Your Greens, which is where I teach you guys how to grow your own food and then, of course, you get a juicer to juice it on up and get healthier than ever before In any case, let's go ahead and start juicing with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

First step, very important when making a green juice in a Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer or any other vertical juicer is to properly prepare the produce This is where most people fail because, unfortunately, directions such as this are not included in the instruction manual to any vertical slow juicer that I'm aware of at this time As you guys can see here, we got the collard greens washed and we got a whole bunch of them, almost like a deck of cards, a deck of collard greens There's actually a dozen leaves here This dozen leaves weighs about 1 pound so I've met my quota for my 1 pound of greens in this one juice

So what we're gonna do first is we're gonna take all these guys and blend them all up And we're simply gonna go ahead and roll these guys up in a bit fatty A big, fat greeny! Big fat cigar So as you guys can see we got a nice roll there Gonna smoke it

Alright so what we're gonna do is we’re gonna simply take the knife and we're just gonna cut it into little strips So my goal is to do one-eight inch strips–this is really small strips here–that might be a little bit too wide I like to get them a little bit thinner

And the reason why I'm doing this is because we need to break up those long fibers that are in the leafy greens, most importantly in the stalk I mean the greens are not that critical but mostly in the stalk This is especially important when juicing large greens If you're juicing little baby greens that are pre-washed from Costco, for example, you don't needyou can omit this step because they're so soft But as the greens get larger–big bunches of Kale, big bunches of collard greens, big bunches of Swiss chard, you will need to cut them for the best results And the thing is if you don't cut them, the juicer is gonna jam up; it's gonna make excessively more pulp and you might not be happy So this is what is required to make green juice in this juicer

Now there are other juicers if you don't want to do all this pre-cutting You know you don't have to, you can get a juicer that doesn't require all the pre-cutting And that's fine but, once again every juicer has their pros and cons Despite the pre-cutting, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is the juicer that sits on my countertop that I use each and every day Actually, for breakfast I made cactus fruit coconut milk and that was definitely delicious

So yeah I find that I use my Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer a lot actually because of the 3-inch wide feature it just makes juicing a lot easier and more convenient for me so that I'm more apt to do it And I don't want to sell you a juicer and then it sits there in your counter and you never use it because then, despite you having one of the best juicers, it's not benefiting you if you're not using it every day That's one if the features–one of the big features–that I like about the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer They make it easy to clean with three included cleaning brushes And also they make it easy to juice with the wide feed shoot

So I'm just about done cutting up the last bit of stalk Now, it's very important to cut out the stalk and yes you can juice the stalk of the produce There's actually a lot of liquid in the there It's very important to cut up the stalk because the stalk is where all the strings are They're gonna get clogged in the ejection port where the pulp comes out

So once we got all this cut up–you guys can see we got a nice pile here–what were gonna do is we’re gonna go ahead and put this in a bowl I got a hairdo! We got all that cut up, collard greens in a bowl Next we're gonna do celery So I do recommend something like celery, cucumbers, zucchini, or romaine hearts make up the bulk of your juice It's gonna make your green juice more diluted than if you juice did straight up collard greens like one pound, it will be really strong

then you guys might gag and even actually hurl because of it I always recommend you guys to dilute it down so that 75 percent of the glass should be something like the celery, or cucumbers, romaine hearts, zucchini And then the other 25 percent then should be the dark leafy greens

And that's for beginners As you get into juicing more, you'll be able to stomach and handle more greens straight Some people don't particularly like the taste of green juice straight because it does have a different flavor than you might be used to I just love it So yeah we're gonna go ahead and cut the celery up also very important to cut your celeries so all celery and leafy greens should be pre-cut to put in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer

This is for one very important reason It's these long fiber strings here—look at that I don't know if you guys can see that, it's really thin And this will get stuck in your teeth It also gets stuck in the ejection port and cause a backup situation

Which is not good So that's why we're gonna pre-cut the produce So on the celery, very easy, what I like to do is just cut off the end here We're gonna go ahead and compost this I always recommend you guys to compost instead of throw things away

And now we're just gonna once again cut this into eighth-inch pieces And I know you might be thinking, "John, I got the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, man, and I didn't want to have to cut produce!" Well on leafy greens and celery you will have to pre-cut them, on cucumbers you don't need to pre-cut them, on carrots as long as they're not too fat of a diameter you will not need to cut them But on any slow juicer–any vertical slow juicer–you will need to pre-cut your produce Now there's one exception here if you're making a glass of eight ounces of juice, not making a big quantity like I am today, you can get away with actually not cutting your produce or cutting into larger pieces The thing you have to remember is, if you put in larger pieces of celery especially your outlet port is gonna clog and then the juicer will not really function properly

But if you're doing, like 8 ounces of juice you should be able to get away with it because the juice will clog up by the time you're done If you want to juice larger volumes then you're gonna have to cut it into smaller pieces So what I show is I just show the optimal way of preparing produce and this is what I recommend so that you don't any headaches or any problems We got all this celery chopped up Next thing we're gonna do is get juicing

So the recipe today I'm gonna use is celery as my base because it makes up the majority of what I'm juicing today In addition, I got a half dozen apples here and one lemon which you do not need to pre-cut because it'll fit in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer in one whole piece of fruit And I like this, it's gonna save me a little bit of time So, when juicing in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, you want to rotate the produce you're juicing Now the average person might be like, "Okay John, I got all this celery

Let's just put all the celery through the juicer And then put all the greens and then put the apples, and the lemon in" That will be a really bad idea The celery will juice really good once the celery is in, it's kinda blocking up the feed shoot You put the greens in there and they start to back up and by the time you got to the apples and the lemon, it's really not gonna be working well at all actually

You need to follow proper procedure, much like if you have a stick-shift car You can't just get in the car, put it in first gear, and press the gas, right? It's not gonna go You have to put the clutch in, put it in gear, let the clutch out slowly, put the gas on, blah, blah, blah Same thing with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer You just have to learn how to use it properly

So the main thing I want to sum up is that you want to vary the different textures And you always want to start off with the softest texture and go into the hardest texture So in this instance, the softest textures will be the fruits, the apples, and the lemon Then when it's a little bit softer then is the greens and then the celery would be the more firmest and hardest texture It be very good if I actually juice carrots and I do encourage you guys to juice carrots each and every time you use the Kuvings Whole Slow juicer

This will make it work 50 percent better because carrots are the ideal and optimal fiber to help the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer push out all that residual pulp that's stuck in the machine You know, softer fruits, like apples, especially if they're old and mealy and soft So pick hard fruits whenever you're juicing them and pick the freshest produce, when you can get it, because soft and wilted things are not gonna juice well And no, you cannot juice frozen vegetables or previously frozen vegetables Now let's go ahead and turn on the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer and get juicing

So first, we're gonna use one of those apples Now to juice apples, you do need to remove the stem but you can put the apple in whole Look at that…drops right in Now it will stop and you will need to use the pusher to push the apple in past the safety switch and it will actually take a bite off each piece of the apple And as you guys can see we got the juice out

Now to catch the juice, I'm not using the standard included plastic catch cup that's included with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer I choose to use an eight cup anchor hawking measuring cup or measuring bowl These are available at a local big-box store such as Target or Walmart and this is what I recommend In addition, another thing I'm using, is a standard sieve The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer does not come with a sieve

I told them they should include one But the all vertical upright juicers such as the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer makes some of the pulpiest juice As you guys can see after juicing that one little apple, we already have some pulp there that's caught I prefer the pulp free juice There's nothing wrong with drinking pulp, but I like it pulp free, it just make it taste that much better so I can drink it and enjoy it that much more

So yeah you will have to pick up an accessory strainer or sieve They are relatively inexpensive so you might also want to do that at the big-box store when you're there picking up your glass bowl so you can juice lots of juice at one time So now that we put the apple in, next thing we're gonna go ahead and out in some greens We'll go ahead and put in a handful of some greens there I like how I can just literally, once I got the greens pre-cut, drop them in and they juice right up

I always encourage you guys to keep your juice flap up and always let the juice fall out One of the things I've learned about all vertical slow juicers is if you keep the cap down, the pulp comes out wetter So then you're losing some yield, actually So we're just gonna continue to grab another handful of these greens here And one of the things I wish the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer had was a funnel on the top because sometimes things will drop around and out of it whereas other vertical slow juicers do have a funnel

So once we got the apple, the greens, we got the hardest thing we got–is the celery I'll put a nice big handful of celery in there Even a little bit more And one of the things you want to be aware of when juicing the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is that the outlet port, here You always want to make sure that pulp is always flowing out the outlet port

And it looks like it's coming out nice and wide, that's a good sign You know if the pulp is still flowing, it's definitely a good thing If your pulp stops flowing, then that means you have a backup situation, which is really not good In that case, then you want to try feed something like carrots to see if that will help unjam it Otherwise, you may have to stop the machine and disassemble

But don't be too fast and think, "Oh! It's jammed up because it hasn't come out" Feed a couple extra things before you determine that it is jammed up for sure because it really doesn't jam that often Especially…I mean I've never had it jam if you properly prepare the produce Let's put it that way Alright so now that we did the celery, we're gonna go back and do another apple right in the machine

Once again, we're gonna use our pusher to push that apple in there I really like how the juicer just literally goes around and chunks off chunks the apple at one time Nice, strong, and powerful Actually, this has the most powerful motor of any vertical single auger juicer that I'm aware of Okay, now the greens

Next, of course, after the greens we have to do the celery, very important The celery in this recipe is what's really helping push things out For example, if you just did greens and apple, it's not gonna work too well in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer That would be a good recipe for a horizontal, single auger machine I do recommend adding some celery or some carrots into the recipe

Carrots would be much more ideal than the celery So I'll put in another little bit of celery As you guys can see our pulp is still flowing out And it's probably blowing out like 80 percent of the ejection port So I want you guys to strive to do that

If your ejection port clogs up, more than likely it's because you didn't cut things small enough Now let's see, next, another apple I really enjoy putting apples in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer No extra cutting is required And, I want you guys to slow down when using the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer right

It's a slow juicer, it's not a fast juicer So just because the feed shoot is wide, don't be cramming things in as fast as you possibly can I'm going at a slow, moderate pace I mean, I'm talking to you guys today But I'm letting the machine work before I add the next item

So we just had the apple now we're gonna add another handful of the greens here Now one if the things you maybe want to do, like, "John! Something's stuck in there man! I can put my knife in there! My fork or even my hands or something!" Don't put anything in the juicer except the included pusher Number one, whatever you put in there, number one, will be probably damaged when it comes I contact with the auger It can get hurt And there's a nice caution on here, "Do not put your hands or anything else in the auger into the juicer

" It will not be covered under warranty if you do something like that I've had three ex-girlfriends now, put things in the juicers and break my juicers Each one of them, have done it And I'm telling you guys now, don't do it So it looks like it's progressing well

Looks like the pulp is slowed down coming out of the outlet feed shoot That's your sign that it's time to put more produce in the machine We're gonna let it chop up that apple before add in our greens So I hope you guys are getting the idea, we're gonna rotate the produce from softest to hardest, pre-cut all the produce, and the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is gonna work great for you Now we're gonna juice that lemon

You might be thinking, "John, can I juice the seeds in the lemon? Was it alright to juice the seeds in the apple?" Well my personal opinion is that the apple seeds do contain some nutrition in there that are and is probably beneficial for us in small amounts I wouldn't sit there and grind up a bunch of apples and eat them because they do contain toxins in there like cyanide But I don't have a problem juicing the occasional apple and getting some of the nutrition out of the seed into my juice Same thing with lemons Now fruits that have big pits, such as plums and apricots, and peaches, and nectarines, you definitely will want to remove

But things like melons, like watermelon, and cantaloupes, lemons, citruses, you can totally put those in, seeds and all I always like to add lemon to my juice, not only for the flavor but because it has the citric acid The citric acid helps keep your juicer fresher longer This is especially important if you want to save your juice Now all the slow juicer manufacturers say you can store the juice up to three days

I always encourage you guys to drink the juice, right after it made for the highest benefit Alright so we got our last fruit in there And uh-oh You might be thinking, "John, what do you do, man? You're out of the greens now What are you gonna do with the rest of the celery?" That's alright

If you run out of produce, you wanna be sure to run out of the soft things The soft things are the apples, the lemon, and the greens first If you end up with the last thing, the hardest thing, that's what you want to end up with It would be really not a good idea to use all your celery and have some leftover greens and apples, right? You always wanna try to gauge it and not put too much of any one item in so that you always have leftover celery or something like carrots that will help push things through the machine at the end of your juicing experience So now we're just gonna go ahead and feed the rest of this celery in to finish off my green juice

We got our last handful of celery here Drop that right into the machine Let it juice it on up Now it's very important, once you're done using the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer or any other vertical auger juicer, you don't want to just put the stuff in, turn the machine off, right? It's not done that quick It's a slow juicer

You need to let it kind of run a little while and you're gonna keep an eye on where the juice is flowing out, right? It seems as it pretty much stops the juice coming out, you're gonna wanna turn it off I mean it looks like still the juice is still flowing out so I'm just gonna leave it on just a little bit longer Maybe 30 seconds is sufficient So it looks like it's just basically dribbling out now dripping out so we're gonna go ahead and turn the machine off And I want to take a look at the pulp show you guys the pulp on this

I started with a pound of leafy greens, a whole head of celery, six apples and one lemon and it was turned into this much pulp And when I pick up this pulp through my hand and try to squeeze it, I get a few drips out It's not super dry but the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer has done quite an excellent job in my opinion And it leases well as other vertical slow juicers or most of them, anyways And next we're gonna go ahead and put our cap down

This will prevent dripping on the top of your counter Next we're gonna go ahead and show you guys how much pulp was created Once again, the vertical single auger machines do create the most amount of pulp in the juice And the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is no exception So you guys could see there is the pulp that it was created

No problem with drinking this pulp if you don't mind the texture I prefer not to have texture in my juice so we're gonna take it out And I like to usually set this on the top of the machine to drip in there And what we're gonna do now is we're gonna take our glass here and we're gonna pour off a nice glass of green juice Look at that nice consistency there

Mmm…I can't wait to drink it Mmm Wow It's quite a good recipe The celery kind of gives it some saltiness, the apples give it a little bit of sweetness, the lemon kind of gives it that tartness, and the greens fire you up full of nutrition

Hope you guys enjoyed this episode learning how to make a green juice in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Once again, my name is John Kohler with discountjuicerscom Be sure to visit discountjuicerscom/youtube for special promotional offers for our YouTube visitors

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