With citrus, the thicker the skin - the easier it is to remove the skin. Look for organic if your budget allows, and make sure the fruit is heavy and has thick skin. Thin skinned grapefruits have been on the shelf for a while and are harder to peel. Aside from the obvious reasons, it's a good idea to wash your hands quickly to keep the acids from ruining your fingernails/cuticles.
Fresh Florida Red Grapefruit is one of my favorites - The combination of tart and sweet just can't be beat. In addition to it's many health benefits, Grapefruit has a fat-burning enzyme and can help to absorb & reduce the starch/sugar in the body. People who are trying to lose weight should drink/eat lots of grapefruit.
Celery is very high in magnesium & iron content, ideal food for your blood cells
2 apples, 1 bunch celery, 7 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1/4 lemon, sprig parsley, 1/8 head cauliflower
The importance of selecting organic produce: Some items are more critical than others. My general rule is that if you are going to juice the skin, make sure it is organic. Doubly so if you are giving the juice to small children. Kids can not tolerate the same level of pesticides as adults without issues.
If you are willing to take the time to peel, then it is not life or death that you stick with organic produce, especially citrus or other very thick skinned fruit/veggies. Regardless, take the time to wash everything well. All of the ingredients in this entry are organic, except for the parsley.
A simple mix of 4 apples, 1/2 bunch of parsley, and 6 carrots. Parsley is an herb and very potent when mixed in juices. It is great for the blood vessels, kidney and bladder. When mixed with carrot - you have an incredible cocktail that can fight off many eye issues. I have the book by Dr. Walker, Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices. It describes the health benefits of each fruit/vegetable in great detail, and recommends certain produce by ailment. See link to right -->
In addition to the beautiful hue, red cabbage packs this mixture with Vitamin A,C,K,B6, Potassium, and Maganese - Oranges, grapes and fresh ginger give it great taste - the base is cucumber, red bell pepper, celery, cauliflower, carrots. Don't always limit your combos to two or three ingredients.
Perfect Lemonade Recipe from Simply Recipes
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar & water in a pan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a Jack La Lanne juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.