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!
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.
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!
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.
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?