Food & Health
27 April 2016

Juicing secrets to get you started

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by Gaby Smith - 3 Comments
Juicing secrets to get you started

Juicing your fruits and vegetables is a

great way to pack vitamins and minerals into your diet on the go, and to sneak in extra nutrition without completely changing how you eat. When you’re just starting out, the breadth of information available can be overwhelming. So, to make it simple, here are some tips and secrets to help you get started making your own juice. ### You can juice most things… but not everything Yes, you can juice the skin! The skin of fruits and veggies contain a lot of nutrition, so don’t leave it out of your juice. The same applies to most stems and leaves

  • finally, a use for those beet greens! Just be sure to wash these fruits and veggies thoroughly before juicing to remove pesticides and other impurities. While you shouldn’t shy away from juicing watermelon rinds or the skin of that zucchini, don’t try to juice avocados or bananas! ### You don’t have to buy a high end juicer If you think you might want to start juicing, but aren’t quite ready to purchase a pricey juicer, you’re not alone. While it’s true that the high end juicers do extract more nutrients from the fruits and vegetables, the difference may not be great enough to be worth the cost if you aren’t planning on juicing every day. It’s worth putting in a little effort researching popular brands to find one that meets both your budget, and your juicing needs. If you really don’t want to buy a juicer yet, use your blender instead! Roughly chop the fruits and vegetables you want to juice until they become completely liquid, then strain the resulting mixture with a double layer of cheesecloth, making sure to squeeze out all the juice into the container. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good way to test out if you’re ready to start juicing without a commitment. ### Become your own mixologist Want to add apples, carrots and ginger to spinach? Then, go for it! When making your own juice, there’s no need to follow recipes exactly, or buy whole books dedicated to crafting the perfect blend. Start off simple, with fruits you like, and add a handful of greens for extra nutrition. Once you feel comfortable with the basics, you can start experimenting with herbs and veggie blends. If you need some juice mixing inspiration, [JuiceRecipes.com][1] has a ton of delicious recipes that you can sort by ingredient, or even by health condition! With a trip to the grocery store, and a little creativity, you’ll be drinking healthy juice in no time! [1]: http://juicerecipes.com

Gaby Smith

Gaby Smith

Gaby, a practicing nomad, has been an entertainment buff for decades. She has published articles in US Weekly and is a member of several of lifestyle blogs including Jaribo. She currently lives in Rumford, Maine, with her husband, three kids and two dogs.

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3 Comments

  1. Brian Delphin says:

    Juicing works. I had a hard time starting out but I got the hang of it.

  2. Aurora Lee says:

    Just a little tip. Its a good idea to consult your doctor before you go juicing. Especially if you have any health or dietary issues.

  3. Craig Tracy says:

    I tried juicing for a while and it really worked. But if you don’t change your overall diet there’s a good chance you’ll just gain back the weight you lost. Which happened to me. 🙁

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