I watched this video about raw sushi on twitter/youtube last night. While doing so jicama was brought up. The guy raved about how 'good' the juice is and well, I just happened to have two of them in my fridge. I have never used them before and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them... besides, hopefully juice them. Well, after his words in the video, I decided I'd try it.
When I pulled the jicama out of the fridge I was surprised to see wax all over them. A quick search online says that grocery stores do that... sadly, even the ones purchased from sprouts had wax on them. I wasn't about to "juice" wax so I peeled them... usually I juice the entire fruit (with the exception of citrus) or vegetable as the juicer kicks out the remnants.
While searching for how to clean off the wax I came across this Strawberry and Jicama juice recipe (list of ingredients and photos are below). The recipe called for mint... which I did not have, so I omitted it. The author of the site called this more of a "dessert."
1/2 medium Jicama, brown skin peeled off <-- Peeled only because of the wax.
1/2 cucumber, peeled <-- Did not peel it.
1 Chinese pear, quartered and seeds removed <-- Did not remove seeds.
2 sprigs mint, plus some leaves for garnish <-- Did not have mint on hand... still tasted great!
My wife smelled it (as she ALWAYS does) and then tasted it... "Wow. That is pleasant. I'll have some."
Tip: Use a few extra strawberries if you want. The jicama I used was a pretty good size, if you don't have a 'medium' one, just know that the jicama is rather sweet by itself... but not a strawberry or orange kind of sweet. I found myself wanting a few more strawberries to make it just right. Had I had a 'medium' jicama or only used half of it, the 1/2 pound of strawberries would have been fine.
In case you are on a mobile device and can't see the tracker above.
This morning's weigh in: 221.4!
This after doing two rounds of Insanity!
Total thus far: 30.6 pounds lost in 20 days!