I have some 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.
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.
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With anything you do in life its important to know why you do what you do. Why are you juicing? People juice for several reasons including to lose weight, to supplement deficiencies, detox or to treat health conditions. What’s 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. Here are just a few of many!
Since your body does not naturally product 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 the best way 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.
Find your machine
If you are looking to get in the juicing game, 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 because I personally dreaded the clean up process.
There are a lot 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 milks.
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. 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 its quiet!
You really cant beat the quality or the price. You can get one of these staring at $300. Thats a great price!
Now that we got the most important part out of the way, its 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 its 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.
Thats pretty much it. I told you it was simple! All thats 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, pealed
- 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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