After too much sugary cake last night celebrating our youngest child’s third birthday, Kris Carr’s green juice was in order for dessert tonight.


  1. Whole cucumber (peeled if not organic)
  2. four celery stalks
  3. two pears (Kris Carr’s recipe calls for one; I sweetened it up a little)
  4. small head of romaine lettuce
  5. 5-6 leaves organic kale
  6. two broccoli stems
  7. bit of fresh ginger root

Our new juicer, the Breville Juice Fountain, is a dream. It quietly and swiftly juiced the ingredients (requiring only the large pears to be cut in half), producing pulp- and froth-free, delicious juice. Cleaning was simple, which helps me want to juice again and again.

Yum! Really. I mean it. Even my four year old tried some (and liked it, although carrot apple is much more popular with the kids) and my husband loved the juice. Or he is placating me…but it’s good for all of us, so I’m going with it!

I opted to invest in a good juicer and went with the less expensive blender/processor, the Ninja Professional, over Vitamix for smoothies and soup. My friends swear by their Vitamix. I just needed to keep costs down where possible.