Recently I am looking for juice recipes online and offline to try and make them myself. I made a couple so far and although some of them tasted surprisingly good, most of them were quite a nose cringer!
To document my 'experiments' , I decided to jot down all the recipes tested and to review them accordingly to my own taste.
The first one on the recipe list was one I found online called 'Eye Am Healthy Juice' . My eyes certainly was never my best asset, looking at how I had to either wear my glasses or contact lenses and so I was excited to try this out!
The recipe called for 1 celery stalk, 2 carrots, 1/2 cucumber, 1 lime and 1 inch slice ginger.
All the juices I experiment will be blend using blender instead of juicer, I would like to have them as a whole instead of just the juice itself. So this may actually affect and differ the taste.
I simply put all the ingredients except the lime into the blender and blend them. I then squeeze in the lime juice and blend a little more.
This is the outcome, looks pretty innocent?
I thought so too, I smelled it and it smelled okay, it wasn't good but it wasn't that bad either.
Then I took a first taste and gosh! If you could only see how my nose cringed! I'm not sure if it was the combination of the ginger and the celery, but gosh, I tried my best to get use to the taste. I did my best to think of it as a extremely healthy drink and made myself try to gulp down the rest but I gave up 1/4 cup through.
I then separate the fibre from the juice, and tried taking the juice by itself. It definitely tasted a tad better without all the fibre, and I manage to forced myself to gulp down all the juice. However I still couldn't imagine drinking this for the second time.
I will not make this for the second time, I think I'd prefer to bite on a raw carrot, a raw celery and even eat the ginger by themselves rather than to having to experience this taste for a second time!
Smell : ★★★☆☆
First Taste with Fibre : ☆☆☆☆☆
Taste Overall with Fibre: ☆☆☆☆☆
Taste Overall without Fibre: ★☆☆☆☆
Nose Cringe Level : ★★★★★