Are you like RoJ reader Bill who still looks at his juicer in awe and has made the same carrot, apple, celery juice since he got it?
He asked if he could ‘really juice greens’ in his Breville? That made Angie and I realize that sometimes we forget about the basic questions.
Angie and I would love to help you out with any questions about juicing. Email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, we will personally answer you and share the best ones with you all.
Raw Food expert Karen Knowler once wrote:
‘Fruit Juices are good for picking you up. Vegetable juices make you feel truly nourished. And green juices balance you and help to reduce food cravings.’
Most of us focus on veggies and greens, sweetened with an apple, pear or a carrot to make a great tasting and healthy juice.
We understand Bill because we all started off unsure about what we could and could not juice. I remember juicing oranges with the peel on. I thought because I could juice a lemon or a lime with a peel then I could do the same with oranges.
How wrong was I!
It tasted very bitter and I later read that the oil in the peel is not very good for us. Luckily for me no side effects. Don’t try this at home. Another friend of mine juiced lots of beet greens and beets, I mean lots and he spent most of that day in the mens room.
How you can make healthy juice recipes.
Health Coach and author Victoria Moran writes that you should think of your juice as three components.
● The Base
● The Best
● The Bite
The base is for mildness, use the most of this.
The best is for the nutrition factor. (There is great nutrition in the base too.)
The bite, is the ‘kick’ or the ‘roar’ and you will need to play around with this to suit your personal taste. Personally I love lots and lots of ginger. You can omit these but where is the fun in that.
The Base The Best The Bite
Apple Carrot Ginger
Apple Celery/Kale Lemon
Cucumber/Apple Kale Bell Pepper
Carrot Beet Parsley (Go easy with this)
Carrot/Apple Celery Fennle
Carrot Spinach Watercress
There are loads more combinations, we have not even looked at tomatoes yet but it really is simple. Take one ingredient from each column and juice away. This will give you the confidence to try out your own combos. In the early days I would aim for 3/4 ingredients per recipe before adding more. The juices that aided our weight loss were those with a 70% veggies and 30% fruit.
Our main tip for beginners is not to stand in awe of the juicer but make the most of it. Also do not put the juicer in a cupboard, hidden away. Then you will never use it.