About a million years ago, my sister and I got my mom the Champion juicer for her birthday (or was it Mother's Day?) The gift was my idea, naturally, as I was getting hooked on all the carrot juicey goodness I was experiencing at the health food store I worked at during college. Of course, I was the one who wanted the juicer, and wouldn't you know, my mom ended up passing it on to me eventually. I've mostly been storing it in my basement, but I dug it out last week and it works perfectly.
The current 21-day detox recommends starting the morning with a green juice of cucumbers, broccoli stems, celery, romaine, what other green goodies you have on hand, plus an apple or a pear for sweetness. Basically, the ratio is 3-4 veggies to one piece of fruit. I've been tossing in a lemon wedge and a small piece of ginger root as well. It's been heavenly.
I honestly never thought I'd juice a piece of romaine lettuce or a broccoli stem, but I've been incredibly surprised with the taste. It's so refreshing and a perfect way to start your morning.