Getting Juicy

For as long as I can remember, whenever I would order a freshly squeezed juice at a cafe it was always a combination of apple, pineapple and orange juice. As I got older I’d sometimes add ginger, maybe a carrot, but those three key ingredients never changed. I still standby it as a great flavour combination, but over time I have expanded my horizons somewhat, and now my freshly squeezed juices are more guided by whatever fruit and veggies I have on hand (which unfortunately rarely includes pineapple!) as opposed to habit!

As the weather finally warms up here in Melbourne I have been making juices with a bit more regularity – there’s something about freshly made juice that is so much more refreshing than anything in a bottle! Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite flavour combos of late – if none of these sound appealing, maybe try an apple, pineapple & orange juice instead!

Orange, apple & pear juice

This first combo came about when I had a whole bunch of overripe pears sitting in my fruit bowl, so I juiced them up with a little bit of orange and apple and voila! Delicious!

Apple, Cucumber, Carrot & Lemon Juice

This juice looks remarkably similar to the first one, although they only have one ingredient in common! This baby is made from apple, carrot, cucumber and lemon and was so tasty. The flavours all balanced out nicely with no one ingredient overpowering, and it was extra refreshing thanks to the cucumber. Yummo!

Apple, cucumber, ginger and lemon juice

This green coloured goodness is a mix of apple, cucumber, lemon and ginger and was a refreshing, delicious juice. I went heavy on the ginger which gave it a good zing and the lemon provided a really nice balance to the sweetness of the apples. A definite winner!


This last green monster was a combo of lots of romaine lettuce, orange, carrot and ginger. The orange and ginger help to stop it tasting like you’re drinking straight from the garden, and it gave me lots of energy to power through my morning! Just what I needed!

Do you have a favourite juice combination? Do you stick to a tried & tested combo, or do you like to mix it up?

4 Comments on Getting Juicy

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Alicia! It’s certainly fun to add new flavour combos to my repertoire!

  1. Ally @ Om Nom Ally
    January 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm (10 years ago)

    It’s like you read my mind and knew I bought some cheap pineapples this week 😀 I’ve never actually tried your preferred juice combo before (crazy right!), so I’m going to juice your fav tomorrow morning and then move onto your other suggestions one by one!
    Thanks for sharing this at Smoothie OTW, can’t wait to see more of your recipes in the new year 🙂

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm (10 years ago)

      Ooh I can’t wait to hear what you thought about my go-to juice combo!


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