Get Juicy!! Sounds a little dirty doesn’t it? Well that’s because it is! Juicing can seem like a chore, but once you get past those deceiving barriers, you’ll enjoy it more than cheeseburgers. Promise!
What barriors are am I talking about? I’m talking about any reasons you may decide to not try juicing. But I of course, will help you get over that!
1. It’s really expensive…Juicers range in price. You can find a juicer on Amazon ranging anywhere from $45 to $300. If you’re looking to invest in a nicer one, cut back on the partying for a couple weeks and save up some money! Also, the idea that ‘eating is healthy is more expensive’, has been proven as fiction not fact! (See my next blog for all those goods!) While juicing may be more expensive (depending on how often and what you’re juicing), you can still shop efficiently to create your liquid masterpieces.
2. I don’t/won’t like it…You never know until you try. You’d be shocked at how delicious fresh fruits and veggies taste with the right combinations. A little tip on juicing veggies: add a kiwi, green apple, or a bunch of cranberries to make veggie juices taste fruity!
3. It takes to much time…here are several things you can do make the juicing process quick and easy! First, make sure all your things are washed and ready to eat. Second, cut up your fruits/veggies and store them in containers so they are ready to juice immediately. This includes removing seeds (apple seeds have traces of arsenic in them), citrus peels, stems, and stickers. Most juicers will juice right throught the skin on any other fruit/veggie.
So what’s stopping you? Get out there and start juicing. Remember, juicing can be HEALTHIER for you than eating fruits and veggies for several reasons. You can fit more phytonutrients in a drink than you can eating. It takes more energy to break down all of the food you would be eating normally, and you get less nutrients.
The best part is creating your own juicy recipes. Here a few to get you started! Play with it and get creative!
Dream Green: Bunch of kale or romaine lettuce, 2 carrots, 1 stick of celery, and 1 red apple
Boost Juice: Bunch of kale, 1 beet, 1 whole lime, 1 kiwi, 2 carrots
A few general guidelines for juicing:
Remember that fruits have a good amount of sugar in them. While they are natural sugars and are good in moderation, sugar is sugar. Try and juice veggies with a little fruit rather than Fruits with a little veggie!
Use it all! Don’t waste the pulp. We add water to it and freeze. They make italian icey knock offs! And they are full of fiber. I occassionally sprinkle some over my dogs food as well, they love it!
There are still things that are good for you, but shouldn’t juice. Avocadoes and bananas for example give no juice! Add those items, and a juice to a blender to create a smoothie!
Good luck on your juicing journey!!!