Are you one of those people who have started juicing yet?
If you still haven’t, then you should really try it! It is a really fun and tasty way to pack a ton of nutrients into one amazing drinkable feast that will make you feel great.
The secret about juicing
Well, there are a lot of people out there that think of the juicing as a replacement for the whole foods we usually consume, but we do not agree with that. We believe that the whole foods, as well as the fiber that come with all of them, are an essential part of any dieting plan. We do not recommend using fruits or veggies as a replacement for food.
So, what is the fuss about it all?
Instead, we believe that adding all natural and unsweetened veggie and fruit juice in order to supplement your dieting plan is an excellent idea. We don’t say that it is better than the whole foods, but it definitely somthing different and new. And believe it or not, sometimes that is all it takes to help us keep up with the healthy dieting plan.
This goes for everything, not only juicing. If it happens to make your family feel good too, then do it for them as well as for yourself. We have seen quite a difference in the way of constant juicing, but that is probably because of the constant consumption of veggies and fruits overall. Your skin will be clearer and brighter, and your immune system will work at an optimal level, which means that you will get sicker less than usual. Juicing should definitely be considered as a way to kickstart a momentum.
But I’m a beginner at juicing – what now?
If you are a beginner, just starting to get into the entire process of juicing, the first thing you will be needing is a juicer of course! There are two main kinds of juicers and they are centrifugal or fast juicers and masticating or cold pressed and slow juicers. But, when you go to the store and pick out a juicer, you are probably taking up on a centrifugal juicer. There are plenty of disadvantages to these juicers, especially because they are not very efficient at extracting the juice from the fruits or the veggies. Also, these juicers do not perform well when it comes to juicing leafy greens. And of course, let us not forget the fact that they are so loud to begin with! Finally, some of these juicers during the process of work get too hot from juicing up all the ingredients inside and they break down from too much products.
Let’s talk juicers
And what is the advantage of these juicers? Well, first of all, they are very affordable, and you can find one for about 40 dollars. You can definitely buy yourself a centrifugal juicer if you are up to juicing from time to time, and not use it for nutritional purposes.
However, if you have decided to really get into juicing and take the most out of your nutrients and flavor from all the fruits and veggies, the slow juicer is the way to go. Don’t hesitate about buying a slow juicer, just because it is called slow only means that it is slower than the centrifugal juicer, but it is actually very fast itself.
These kinds of juicers are very easy to clean, they are pretty quiet when working, and will provide you with the best quality juice. The drawback here is that they are not cheap. Actually, if you are looking to get a quality slow juicer, you would be spending something more of 400 dollars. But, if you are determined on juicing on a regular basis, this is a great investment for you. And if you happen to stumble across a great juicer, you will be able to make nut milks, smoothies and can even help you with canning. It would definitely be an appliance that will earn a good spot in your kitchen!
Ease yourself into it
When we first started getting into the process of juicing, you can easily get intimidated by all the crazy combinations that you can find out there. Only going to the grocery store and check out the labels on some products you can see ingreidents such as a third of a mango or 28 blueberries – seriously, people count blueberries!
Because it can all get a bit confusing for you, instead of reading labels in the store and being even more confused, we have made things a bit easier for you. If you are a beginner and want to delve deeper into the world of juicing, this is definitely the place to start from. We have found several simple juice recipes just to get you started and spark up your imagination. The following juice recipes are all comprised out of easy to find fruits as well as veggies, and most of the juices do not have many ingredients, so this can make things a lot more easier for you too. They all have a naturally sweet taste that comes with the help of the fruits, so you should be certain that they are all going to taste great! These are a great way for you to get into the whole juicing world, so prepare yourself and start juicing!
− Green goddess – if you are looking for a way to start adding green juice to your dieting plan this juice is an excellent place to start from. Both the celery as well as the cucumber which are included in the juice are packed with water, making them excellent candidates for the whole process of juicing. Also, there are green apples in this recipe, which will add a lot of sweet taste to the juice, and a tasty fruity flavor, making this juice super healthy, super refreshing and highly hydrating – which is a perfect combo for those hot summer days!
For the ingredients you will need – one medium green apple (cut into pieces), three stalks of celery, one medium or half of a large cucumber (cut into pieces) and one medium pear (also cut into pieces). Juice all the ingredients together and either drink the juice right away, or let it cool for an hour in the fridge then enjoy it.
− Ginger zinger – are you a fan of the spicy kick that the ginger provides? If the answer is yes, this is definitely the recipe you need. The sweetness from the apples and the carrots which are also a part of the juice will balance out the heat you may feel from the ginger.
For the ingredients you will be needing – two medium sized apples (cut into pieces), 5 carrots, half an inch of fresh ginger root, and a quarter of a lemon (without the peel). Juice all the ingredients together an enjoy an amazing and edgy juice.
− Tropi-kale – how do you feel about taking all the nutrients you can get from leafy greens, and at the same time enjoy an amazing juice that has a tropic taste? Yes, you are going to love this one! This is one of those juice recipes which are definitely not recommended to make in a centrifugal juicer, so if you have a slow juicer, you absolutely have to try it. The reason why the centrifugal juicer is not fit for this particular recipe is because it will not be able to juice up the kale leaves and the banana, which are a significant part of this recipe. We recommend a slow juicer.
For this juice you will need the following ingredients – a quarter of a fresh pineapple (stripped from the core and the peel), four leaves of kale, and one ripe peeled banana. Juice up all the ignredients together and enjoy this amazing juice!
− Antioxidant blast – there is a spash of earthines that the beets can provide you with in this juice, and the same earthiness, in order not to come on too strong for your taste is being balanced out by the sweet and amazing berries, which also give the bright purple color of this juice. If the regular beets are a bit too strong for you and give out the deep purple color, then feel free to substitute them with the golden beets. They are as equally tasty and nutrient dense as the purple beets. They are even proven to be a bit milder in taste and a hint sweeter.
For the ingredients to prepare this juice you are going to need – two medium beets (cut into pieces and with their greens too), a cup of blueberries and a cup of strawberries (cut in half). Juice up all the ingredients and pour the juice in a glass, and enjoy!
− Immune booster – has it ever happened to you to feel a bit under the weather? Of course it has, we have all experienced that, and this is why we are here to help you! This is a juice that will send a power booster to your immune system with this amazing combo created from ginger, orange lemon!
For the ingredients you are going to need – two oranges which are cut in quarters, a quarter of a lemoon without the peel, one medium sized apple (cut into pieces), and half of a medium sized root of fresh ginger. Take all of the ingredients, put them in a juicer and mix them all up until a smooth and tasty juice is created.
− Not so sour apple – this is a juice that combines two different types of apples. This is because a juice like this one requires a fun and healthy twist from the traditional apple juice. This is another one of the juice recipes which are not recommended to be tried on a centrifugal juicer, which will not be able to juice up the spinach leaves in a proper way. The spinach leaves are an important part of the recipe, so make sure they are nicely juiced.
For the ingredients you are going to need two tart apples (which would be cut into pieces) and and five kale leaves. Take the ingredientss, put them in the juicer and make this amazing juice out of them, and enjoy!
− Kale kickstart – it can be really easy for you to start off your day with this recipe. It is another one of those recipes which are not recommended to be prepared with a centrifugal juicer. It will not be able to process the kale leaves and the banana the way it should.
For the ingredients you are going to need – one orange (without the peel of course), two kale leaves, three carrots, a cup of strawberries, and one ripe banana. Mix all of the ingredients in a blender and pour the juice in a glass.
− Cucumber cooler – this is a juice that can be best described as fruity and bright. This is a juice that can show you how the melon can actually work both in fruit and in vegetable juices. If you want to add a bit of refreshing twist to it, add a leaf of fresh mint in the juicer.
For the ingredients you are going to need – a quarter of a ripe cantaloupe, two stalks of celery, half a cucumber, and a quarter of a lemon, without the peel of course. Add the ingredients in a juicer, blend them together and enjoy the amazing taste of this juice!
Juices are a very important part of the every day life. They are an excellent addition to the dieting plan and a great way to start off your day! The juices are, as we already mentioned earlier, filled with nutrients that will benefit you and your body, as well as your mind. They are a natural supplement that will complete your daily eating plan.
Although, what you absolutely need to remember is that the juices are not to be substituted for an actual meal. Even though they are quite rich in nutrients, the body reacts differently when a solid food is digested and when a juice is digested.
So, remember you should never switch an actual meal with a glass of juice. This is how you can get your body into a lot of trouble. If you want to have something other than solid foods, we recommend that you turn to the smooothies. They are similar to the juices, except they have some other ingredients such as milk or herbs in them. They are a great substitution for a solid meal and will definitely satisfy your needs.
Have a healthy day
But, what we definitely have to offer you is a healthy day. Imagine that you are waking up in the morning, and besides the coffee, or instead of cofffee, you take some of the ingredients of any of the juice recipes we have provided you with just above, and turn on that juicer of yours! Make yourself a juice every morning, you have no idea how good it is for you! You will even notice some improvements for yourself. For an example, try consuming juice every morning for a period of one week or ten days, and notice the results. You will definitely have more energy, more vitality, your brain will funtion at a whole new optimal level, and let’s not even get started on the effects it will have on your body. Your skin will be more beautiful and healthy, your hair will shine, the health of your nails will improve, as well as your teeth, eye sight, and basically the entire body, inside and out. Your entire digestive system will work properly, your blood will be more strong and healthy, as well as the strength of your muscles. The heart will be protected from any cardiovascular diseases, and the body will get rid of any inflammation or even the common cold in a faster way than usual.
We have hope to have given you some interesting and easy ideas when it comes to juicing! If you are looking to start a new and compelling hobby, this would probably be the perfect one for you! Get started, go and seek an amazing juicer (preferably slow juicer as we already elaborated that question before) and invest in your health. Also, these juice combos are probably good enough to catch your eye and attention, and make you want to crave to try them as soon as possible? Did we succeed in our quest of integrating you into the juice world? We hope that the answer is yes!