Juicin’

For the last year I have been dreaming of juicing. There has been a voice in the back of my head telling me to just do it. So, after Christmas, Macy’s had 40% off all juicers, and, well, Carpe Diem!

This Bad Boy
This Bad Boy

There are so many mixed reviews on juicing. One of the biggest turn-ons for me is the nutritional benefits. There is no way I would eat carrots, beets, sweet potato, jicama, kale, an apple, a lime, a peice of ginger, and celery in one day. However, with juicing it just seems so much more attainable. With this juice I add Vitamins A, C, B-complex, E, K, beta-carotene, iron, folate, niacin, copper, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium… You get my drift. It is great for cleansing the liver, the skin, cell function, the eyes, increasing energy, the list goes on and on.

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After I buy produce, I like to give it a good bath. I fill the sink with cool water and add 1/4 cup vinegar. This kills 98% of bacteria and rids most pesticides. Hey, you never know where it has been before it makes it to your home!

Ingredients
Ingredients
A little slice of heaven right thurrr
A little slice of heaven right thurrr

Not to mention, after you drink this, you just feel like a better citizen haha As for the cons, some say juicing is bad because you throw away so much of the fruit/vegetable. The part that comes out of the juicer that is not the juice is mostly comprised of fiber AKA pulp. I agree, I always think it is a good idea to eat the whole food.

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I suggest throwing your pulp into the crock pot with a chicken breast and some organic low sodium chicken stock for a healthy dinner. This has a very different taste that some might not be in to. Pinterest has some creative ideas! What to do with leftover juice pulp,  I definitely want to try the muffins!

What juice recipes do you love?

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