I’m not the expert juicer, nor do I ever plan on becoming one. I’m too weak minded to actually stick to it longer than a day. I’m the type of person that likes to wake up, juice first thing in the morning and then eat a regular meal by mid morning. I get my morning nutrients that way. A lot of people can juice all day, all week, all year and be just fine with it! I need my hot meals, my sugar fix, and a better source of carbohydrates for my workouts. Though, there are benefits to juicing and cons to juicing.
Last night, my mom and I watched “Fat Sick & Nearly Dead on Netflix. I’m sure half of the world has seen this documentary and got inspired by it. After the film, my mom was so inspired! She couldn’t stop talking about juicing and still talking about it! She’s currently in the living room reading juicing websites out loud…I’m just sitting here eating my trail mix nodding my head up and down.
I did promise her I’d let her use my juicer and show her a couple of great juicing recipes.
This morning, we went to the store to pick up everything she needed. She’s determined to start this juice cleanse and even thought I know I can’t do it, I’ll support her. We picked up kale, peaches, cucumber, peppers, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, celery, tomatoes, carrots, apples, ginger, oranges, lemons, spinach, and I think I named them all!
One of my go-to recipes for juicing has one medium orange (with peel), one peach, one lemon (with peel), celery, carrots, strawberries, cucumber, and kale (not listed on photo) a small amount of ginger!
The first time ever using ginger in my juice turned into a frightful situation. I didn’t know how powerful it could be and put the entire root (size of my fist) into the juice…whoops! I felt that sip burn all the way down into my stomach. Now…I know to only use a small chunk. I love using orange and ginger together. The flavors really compliment each other and cover up the nasty vegetable juice. Ginger has some awesome health benefits which you can read here!
Don’t forget to clean your vegetables before you insert them into your juicer.
After juicing everything up, give it a quick stir and drink those nutrients up!