To achieve the best flavor, ensure that the peaches are nice and ripe. The fruit should be fragrant with flesh that yields when lightly pressed.
Kirby cucumbers are typically small to begin with, and it might be tempting to add the entire thing. But too much can overpower the fruit. In this case a little goes a long way.
Some high speed juicers refuse to play nice with soft berries, flinging the fruit into the pulp bucket without extracting a drop of juice. If this describes your machine, add the raspberries to a blender. Pour the juice from the peaches and cucumber over the raspberries and blend until smooth. Then press through a sieve to remove the seeds prior to serving - preferably by the pool with a really good end-of-summer book!
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3 medium ripe peaches, halved and pitted
1/2 Kirby cucumber
1 pint fresh raspberries
garnish: fresh raspberries, peach and cucumber slices
Run the peaches, cucumber and raspberries through a juicer. Fill a glass with ice. Pour the juice over the ice and add the garnish. Serve immediately.
Yield: 1 serving of juice