What Are The Best Juice Recipes for Juicers?
The first rule of thumb in juicing is to make sure you use a juicer and not a blender. A juicer will literally separate the pulp out from the juice, whereas a blender will not. Also, with most recipes where you use a juicer, you can (and for most fruits you should) place peels, stems and all into the juicer (just make sure that you cut them into pieces). These items are rich in nutrients, so you always want to make sure to utilize them while juicing. Should you use a blender and try this, you would have quite a few “floaters” to say the least.
Keep in mind that bananas and avocados are very soft and can potentially clog your juicer, so you may want to leave them out of your “concoction.” Also, with citrus fruits, you will need to remove the rind around them but keep the pith intact before putting them in the juicer. For those that aren’t familiar with the term pith, it is the white spongy, fibrous tissue lining the rind of the fruit. It is packed with great nutrients, so you definitely want to leave that on while placing the fruit in your juicer.
You may be reading this article looking for specific recipes, but I want to stress that the beauty of juicing is using your own creativity. By now, you already know what fruits and vegetables that you like, so take that a step further and consider which ones will taste good combined. If there is a particular vegetable or fruit that is high in the nutrient that you want, consider throwing in another fruit or vegetable that you like that has a strong taste. Strawberries, and citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes and oranges are great for this and will really take the bitter taste away from dark, deep, leafy green vegetables. To begin with, take three fruits and vegetables to juice and when you become a pro, add more to the mix!
It is important to note that green vegetables can cause some gastric discomfort, so limit your juice output to no more than 2 ounces per glass. Otherwise, get yourself some Beano or other food enzyme to help your body process it better!
It is recommended by just about every health authority that we eat 6-8 servings of vegetables per day, yet most of us fall short of this by a mile. Juicing is such a wonderful way to ensure that we receive those nutrients. There are too many health benefits to list here in this short article, so be sure to adopt juicing into your lifestyle and have fun with your creations!
Very Berry Melon
½ cantaloupe, without the rind
1 cup strawberries
Juice the combination. Stir. Enjoy!
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