I have the Best Juicing Tips for Beginners! A fresh glass of juice allows you to get the most out of your fruits and vegetables, extracting vitamins and nutrients that would otherwise be depleted through other cooking methods. And the best part is, they are so delicious and refreshing. This article will explain the benefits of juicing and give you some easy juicing recipes that promote optimal health.
If you are new to juicing or interested in starting, this is the simple guide to juicing for beginners. The most important is that you are here and you are one step closer to living your healthiest life. HORRAY!
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With anything you do in life, it’s important to know WHY you do what you do. Why are you wanting to start juicing? People juice for several reasons including to lose weight, to supplement deficiencies, detox or to treat health conditions.
What is YOUR why?
I started juicing about a year ago to add vitamins and minerals to my diet. I realized very quickly how beneficial juicing was to my health.
Since your body does not naturally produce most vitamins and minerals, you must consume them through your diet. If you do not eat 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, this is a great option to get the nutrients your body needs.
The process of juicing extracts the liquid content of fruits and vegetables along with the nutrients while leaving the fibre behind. This allows you to ingest a high volume of nutrients quickly. They can go right to your bloodstream and get to work without a lot of digestion required.
Do a little research to see what contains the nutrients you need. Most fruits and vegetables are defiantly a good thing to add to your diet, but some are more nutritious than others. Ginger, carrots, blueberries, citrus fruit, leafy greens, broccoli, and asparagus are a few of the healthiest because of the amount and type of nutrients they contain.
Loading up your juicer with fresh produce is a great way to optimize your health, manage your weight and could reduce the risk of certain diseases.
So load up on your favorite produce and enjoy!
Next step: Find your juicer
Since you are looking to get in the juicing game, you have to have the right juicer. You will find that the right juicer will make or break your experience. When I first got started juicing, I purchased a cheaper machine and found out very quickly that quality matters. It was so hard to clean and I found myself not juicing as much as I wanted to because I dreaded the cleanup process.
There are a variety of juicing machines on the market and some are better than others. You want to find a machine that is easy to clean, low noise and something that is easily stored. You also want it to have the ability to make a variety of juices and even nut milk (added bonuses).
I recommend the Omega brand.
They have dominated the market with their slow speed juicers. I prefer slow speed juicers because it allows you to get the full nutrients value of the produce.
You can juice a variety of fruits and vegetables without it clogging. The Omega will also turn nuts into nut butter, grind coffee beans, make pasta, frozen desserts, baby food… to be honest, we’re not sure there’s much it can’t do. And it’s quiet!
You really can’t beat the quality or the price. Take a look at the product on Amazon and check out the reviews.
Now that we got the most important part out of the way, it’s time to get creative and play! Making juice is simple. I will go over the steps with you…
You will start off by prepping your produce. Wash it while keeping most of the skin on except for anything with a thick rind or skin. Slice off any thick rinds, leaving behind some of the white pith (from citrus fruits). Just to warn you, the pith can be a little on the bitter side. However, I recommend leaving as much of it on as you can because it’s packed with nutrients.
Next, you’ll want to remove any hard stems or pits and cores. Then cut produce down to fit through the feeder of your juicer.
The time has now come. Its time to start feeding all of that beautiful produce through the chute. You’ll want to alternate the hard and soft pieces. For example, adding a chunk of apple or carrot after soft greens.
Learn by my mistakes: Do not add bananas or avocados… they will just make a big mess and gum up your machine.
That’s pretty much it. I told you it was simple! All that’s left to do is stir, add ice and enjoy!
I have shared a few of my favorite recipes below. Check them out!!
A few things to remember
It’s best to enjoy your juice on an empty stomach. When your stomach is empty it more easily absorbs the nutrients you consume. So, consider starting your morning with a fresh vegetable juice.
Juicing is a great way to add some extra nutrients to your day as well as helping your body heal and repair.
- 3 Carrots
- 1 Pear
- 1 Green Apple
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 inch ginger, peeled
- 1/2 bunch of kale
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 1/4 cups Pineapples
- 3 Oranges peeled
- 1/2 Grapefruit peeled
- 1 Apple
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