Brunch Party Juice Bar

Brunch Party Juice Bar

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is to start my weekend with a glass of fresh juice. I used to drive downtown to my favorite juice cart, but now I keep my KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and Juicer and Sauce Attachment handy and make my own concoctions at home.

I thought it would be fun to host a casual brunch with a few friends, so I put together an array of beautiful fruits and vegetables from Melissa’s Produce and let my guests come up with their own signature juice blends.

Brunch Party Juice Bar

I went with a mixture of both fruits and vegetables to provide a range of flavors and nutritious vitamins. To add extra flavor and interest, I provided bunches of fresh parsley and cilantro to incorporate into our creations. I also made sure to put out lots of citrus, both sweet and sour, to finish off the juices.

I did some work ahead of time to prepare a few recipes for those who were new to juicing, or weren’t sure which flavors would go well together.

First, there’s the “Morning, Sunshine!”

Brunch Party Juice Bar

This one is chock full of carrots and tangerines, with subtle flavors of ginger, lemon, and parsley. It’s perfect for an early morning wake-me-up!

Next, we have the “Pink Lady.”

Brunch Party Juice Bar

That beautiful color comes from beets! Apples and carrots sweeten up the earthy flavor, while lemon and ginger provide a bit of brightness to the mix.

Finally, my personal favorite: the “Stolen Summer.”

Brunch Party Juice Bar

This gorgeous juice blend is made from an alluring combination of cucumber, pineapple, apple, lime, and cilantro. It’s enough to inspire daydreams of sunshine, flip flops, and private islands.

The best part about these recipes? The Juicer and Sauce Attachment is so easy to use, the method for making all three juices is exactly the same!

Brunch Party Juice Bar

Simply assemble the attachment, insert the low pulp screen, and make sure the pulp chute is in the open position (pushed in). Turn the speed to 10, then place the produce into the hopper. Use the food pusher to feed the produce into the juicer bowl. It’s as simple as that!

Since most of these recipes call for small amounts of ingredients such as ginger, parsley, and cilantro, I like to save a piece of firm produce (like an apple or a carrot) to feed into the hopper at the end of the recipe. This helps extract as much flavor as possible out of those little aromatic ingredients.

Brunch Party Juice Bar

One last tip: When I’m using the attachment to make a variety of juices, I usually pour a little water through the hopper between recipes to minimize any lingering flavors.

Make sure to show your guests how to use the juicer so they feel comfortable jumping right in. Once they know just how easy it is to juice at home, they’ll be hooked!

Tell your guests to be creative; with produce this beautiful, it’s hard to go wrong!

Morning, Sunshine!

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

2 peeled tangerines, halved
1/2 inch ginger root
3 tablespoons (about a small handful) fresh parsley
Juice of half a lemon
2 large carrots

DIRECTIONS

Insert the low pulp screen into the KitchenAid® Juicer and Sauce Attachment. Insert the attachment into the attachment hub of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and tighten the attachment knob to secure the juicer in place. Ensure the pulp chute is in the open position (pushed in). Place containers under the juice and pulp spouts, plug in your Stand Mixer, and set the speed to 10.

Begin juicing by placing the tangerines in the hopper. Use the food pusher to gently feed the fruit into the Juicer bowl. Repeat this process with the ginger, parsley, lemon juice, and carrots. Allow the mixer to run for 1-2 minutes after the last piece of food is fed into the attachment.

Morning, Sunshine Juice Recipe

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Pink Lady

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

1/2 of a medium raw beet
2 firm, crisp apples (such as Fuji), quartered
1/2 inch ginger root
Juice of half a lemon
1 large carrot

DIRECTIONS

Insert the low pulp screen into the KitchenAid® Juicer and Sauce Attachment. Insert the attachment into the attachment hub of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and tighten the attachment knob to secure the juicer in place. Ensure the pulp chute is in the open position (pushed in). Place containers under the juice and pulp spouts, plug in your Stand Mixer, and set the speed to 10.

Begin juicing by placing the beet in the hopper. Use the food pusher to gently feed the beet into the Juicer bowl. Repeat this process with the apples, ginger, lemon juice, and carrot. Allow the mixer to run for 1-2 minutes after the last piece of food is fed into the attachment.

Pink Lady Juice Recipe

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Stolen Summer

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

1 large cucumber, peeled
1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
Juice of half a lime
2 firm, crisp apples, quartered

DIRECTIONS

Insert the low pulp screen into the KitchenAid® Juicer and Sauce Attachment. Insert the attachment into the attachment hub of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and tighten the attachment knob to secure the juicer in place. Ensure the pulp chute is in the open position (pushed in). Place containers under the juice and pulp spouts, plug in your Stand Mixer, and set the speed to 10.

Begin juicing by placing the cucumber in the hopper. Use the food pusher to gently feed the cucumber into the Juicer bowl. Repeat this process with the pineapple, cilantro, lime juice, and apples. Allow the mixer to run for 1-2 minutes after the last piece of food is fed into the attachment.

Stolen Summer Juice Recipe

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