A Taste of Sweetness

taste-of sweetnessJust for fun, my daughter and I took every sweet piece of fruit that we could find in the house the other day and juiced it. As expected, the resulting juice was nothing short of heavenly. I’m sure that it was absolutely packed with sugar, but it was sugar of the natural variety, so I feel better than if we had indulged in cake or ice cream. If you are looking for a sweet treat but don’t want to derail your health efforts, I highly recommend making yourself one of these. However, I don’t recommend making it a regular part of the juice rotation, as it is much sweeter than most of the veggie/fruit concoctions that you would probably have otherwise.

The pulp was a whole science project in itself. The bright, colorful leavings were absolutely gorgeous. We cleared the pulp bin in between each of the different colors so that we could keep them from mixing, and then added the pulp to the soil of the plants that we started indoors the other day. We will be transplanting the plants outdoors soon, so hopefully we don’t have a problem with fruit flies before that time. The plants look so pretty right now!


  • 2 apples
  • 2 pears
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 1 kiwi


  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Cut apples and scrape seeds and stem out
  • Remove stems from pears
  • Peel and cut watermelon and pineapple, if needed
  • Separate grape from vines
  • Skin kiwi, if desired
  • Juice apples, then pears, watermelon, and pineapple on high
  • Lower speed and juice kiwi, raspberries, blueberries, and grapes
  • Mix juice to combine flavors
  • Remove pulp and use as mulch, of desired
  • Enjoy!