Our Experiment with Juice!

As you all know, January is fresh squeezed juice month and so we decided to make our own combinations of juice to enjoy. Our first juice combination was bananas, oranges and pineapple. The second combination was strawberries, oranges, bananas and grapes and the third combination was a vegetable mix of tomatoes, celery, carrots and beets. The residents had a great discussion as to why society would value juicing and what the pros and cons might be. As we enjoyed each combination we tried to see if we could taste each specific fruit or vegetable in the drinks. Sometimes this was difficult because we found that specific fruits or vegetables overpowered others but as we spent time really savoring the flavors and the different combinations, we were able to taste each individual flavor.  At the end we decided that it might be fun to sample the “pulp”! It was really good…especially the carrot and beets, and a great source of fiber! 

Quotes from residents: 

Marge:  “It was good…particularly the fruit juice combinations. It was a good deal and I hope we can do it again sometime.”

Harriet:  “It was good except the tomato because I don’t like tomatoes…..otherwise the juice was GREAT!” 

Ed:  “Oh, the juice was a real treat!” 

Maribel:  “It sort of made a mess with all of that pulp but it tasted really good!” 

Millie:  “It was something different instead of plain orange or tomato juice. I liked them all but probably the fruit more than the vegetables.”

Virginia G.:  “There was a good balance of flavors in all 3 drinks. I enjoyed the fruit more because to me it tasted better. I was trying to taste each fruit in the drinks.” 

Betty:  “I have always liked fruit so I enjoyed finding a new way to enjoy them with drink.” 

Romeyn:  “It was good….a lot of work but very good.”  

Alice:  “It was very nice to try the different combinations. I know it was a lot of work and preparation but it’s always nice to try something new and it turned out to be quite good!”

Be sure to check out a few pictures of our Juicing experiment: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.707534049278745.1073741831.165066503525505&type=1  

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