Chances are you’ve heard of juicing, but for some reason you haven’t tried it yet. If you’re ready to lose weight and maintain better health, then it’s time to start juicing and you can today! It’s never too late to commit to your health and take up juicing. Why juicing you ask? It’s simple fact that we need more fruits and vegetables in our diets and juicing provides that quickly and in huge amounts by juicing the nutrients of so many fruits and veggies into the juice we can drink. And we can drink more fruits and veggies than we can physically eat so it’s a healthy quick way to catch up on nutrients. And bonus you can also loose a lot of weight without working out. You should work out, but your health will improve even if you don’t.
What You’ll Need To Start Juicing
The most important things is a juicer. There are many kinds, but the best bet for beginning juicers are the centrifugal juicers that ranger from $100~200. You can get an amazing juicer for $150 and not have to worry about extensive cleaning more costly juicers require. It’s best to start smaller and see how you like it before getting too invested. Next you’ll need lots of delicious fruits and veggies that you can turn into delicious juice. Head to the store and be sure to stocks up on essential juice elements like apples, lemons, oranges, fresh ginger, and carrots. Kale, spinach, cucumbers, zucchinis and other veggies will add varying amounts of juice. Try a pineapple if you like to get sweeter juices. Avoid small fruits like tiny plums or grapes. Anything too small might get ejected back at you. Tomatoes are great for you and easy to cover their flavor if you don’t like them. Any citrus is great, and grapefruits render a lot of juice. Strawberries are delicious and have a strong flavor when in juice. Mangos lend a creamy texture, and papayas and watermelon also give good juice and flavor. Try anything in any combination really, you can’t make a wrong juice, though some might taste bad. Balance fruits and veggies if you like sweeter juices.
Preparing Produce For Juicing
You’ll be able to tell how small things need to be cut when you set up your juicer and see the entry point for produce. It’s usually a 3” round chute produce is sent down to be pulverized for it’s juice. Don’t send pits or cores down your juicer. Wash all your produce and cut out apple stems and pineapple cores. Peel mangos and papayas and melons then chop into juicing sized pieces. Get peach pits out but skin can remain. It’s best to cut and peel everything ahead of time. Peel all citrus and break it into quarters if it’s too big for the chute. Read the instructions that comes with your juicer and prepare you jars. Each serving should be about 16 oz. Try these simple recipes or try your own! Simply push your ingredients through the juicer and pour it into jars. Juice can be stored for up to 72 hours! Enjoy and feel good about your commitment to health and decision to juice!
- Skinny Rabbit: 4 apples, 6 carrots, 1 lemon, 1” piece fresh ginger, 1 tomato
- Spicy Sunrise: 4 oranges, 1 lemon, 1/3 pinneapple, 2 orange peppers
- Sweet and Peachy: 1/3 pineapple, 2 oranges, 4 peaches, 10 strawberries
- Kale Me Now: 6 kale leaves, 1 lemon, 1” fresh ginger, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 2 apples, 1 orange
- Mango Madness: 2 mangos, 1/3 pineapple, 2 oranges, 1 basket strawberries