Got Apples? Juice! ❧ Ambrosia, Carrot & Celery Juice


Ambrosia Apple, Carrot & Celery Juice | ©

Not only do I have a new juicer, but in a brazen act of cliche, I bought it the first week of January. Yes, like so many I succumbed to the new year’s fantasy that I would be drinking freshly made, boldly nutritious juices every day.

So much for fantasy. The reality is that I’ve been using the juicer about once a week. I think part of the issue is that I started with a super-healthy concoction that was green, very green. Yes, I’m into food, but that doesn’t mean I’m not squeamish about drinking something dark green. And while I admit that my über healthy green juice didn’t taste bad — in fact, it tasted rather good — I still had a hard time getting past the appearance. These juices are going to be somewhat of an acquired taste; it usually takes a while for me to embrace something this far out of my comfort zone.

Ambrosia Apple, Carrot & Celery Juice | ©

I now realize that I needed to start with something more palatable and work my way up to, say, juiced kale. For instance, this mixture of Ambrosia apple, carrot, celery and cucumber, with a hit of lemon juice to brighten it up, was actually delicious. It was sweet but wholesomely vegetable-like at the same time. Okay, it was on the brown side — actually, a deep, deep pumpkin colour — but that’s partly due to the fact that I let the apple juice sit too long before I added the lemon juice, which helps prevent oxidation. It was not the best idea to run out and take pictures of the apple juice before adding the rest of the ingredients, but that’s the blogger’s lot.

The Culinary Enthusiast and I both enjoyed this juice and I’ll definitely be making it again. Maybe even more than once a week. Lucky for me, I still have a stash of those big, sweet and juicy Ambrosia apples left. They make all the difference when it comes to drinking my vegetables.

And if you’re going to juice some kale? Throw an apple in!

Ambrosia Apple, Carrot & Celery Juice | ©

DISCLOSURE: The Ontario Apple Growers provided me with a box of Ambrosia apples from Martin’s Family Fruit Farm in Waterloo, to cook with, photograph and post about on my blog. I received no compensation for this. All opinions are my own and my love for apples is genuine. 

I’ll be publishing a series of posts featuring Ambrosia and other apples. All the links will be available here.

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Ambrosia Apple, Carrot & Celery Juice | ©

Ambrosia, Carrot & Celery Juice

This juice was delicious, with the flavours of some of my favourite vegetables peeking through an undertone of apple sweetness. If you’re new to juicing, I suggest this recipe as a good place to start. Where possible, use organic produce in your juices; otherwise, thoroughly wash, especially the items you won’t be peeling.

  • 1-1.2 large Ambrosia apples, cored but unpeeled (makes about 1 cup of juice)
  • 1/4 lemon, peeled and seeded
  • 4 small carrots
  • the heart of a head of celery (mine was 3 large stalks with the smaller tender centre and lots of leaves)
  • 1/2 English cucumber

Process all the ingredients through the juicer and stir well. Raise your glass in a toast to your good health!


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  1. I, too, had bought a juicer at the end of December and I enjoyed the juices I made. It was mainly kale, red apples, carrots, one lemon, small piece of ginger, and celery. Yes it was a sludgy green, but it still tasted great. Now, I did give up on the juicer because I hated the fact that I was throwing away all that fiber! So I returned juicer and got a hi speed blender instead. I’m having much more fun with that.

    • The green that I made had everything yours did, except I used pear instead of apple, and there was also spinach and cucumber. Knowing myself, it will take a few more glasses of that before I get past the appearance, even though the taste is good. I feel bad about discarding all the fibre, too. I do compost, but I can’t get to mine right now due to all the snow! I thought about making smoothies instead of juices, but I haven’t tried that yet. Glad to hear you’re having fun with that!

  2. Hi Marlene, Great juice recipe. You know I love my green juice but having different recipes makes it way more fun. And I do green smoothies as at times I want to change things up a bit. I love all the fibre going to the compost as it makes me thing about the great soil I will have to try out a few veggies from seed this year.

    Let me know when you decide to venture to the green side again.

    Cheers to juicing,


    • You’ve so inspired me to juice, Jo-Ann! I hope you didn’t mind my tongue-in-cheek recount of my green juicing experience. The juice was good, but I’m one of those people who need to try something like this a few times before they acquire the taste for it. I agree that juicing is a perfect way to fill the composter – I imagine all the pulp will make absolutely beautiful soil.

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