You probably now by now that fresh juice is just about the best thing you can possibly get when it comes to meeting dietary needs – vitamins, minerals, nutrients essential for cell regeneration or repair – you name it, fresh fruit and vegetable juice has got it. Do you need some inspiration for new combinations? You can buy books and eBooks with good juicer recipes (might make a good gift for someone, everyone loves recipe books and this is definitely a unique one to add to the collection) or you can find plenty of good free stuff online – so keep reading.
While you really don’t need to follow someone else’s juicer recipes too closely, here are a few favorites you can try if you need a change.
1. Apple, Pineapple, and Ginger: 2 apples to every cup of pineapple, and a small cube of Ginger for taste. A really refreshing hit of vitamin C.
2. Carrot, celery, apple and capsicum (my favorite!): a bunch of celery, 2 pounds carrots, three apples, and a capsicum. A beautifully mild juice that contains everything you need. Works well spiced up with ginger too.
3. Orange twister. Oranges, a lime, and a lemon. Seriously citrus!
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4. Berry smoothie. Belongs more in blender rather than juicer recipes, but can be made if you have a masticating juicer – take a few cups of your favourite berries, any sore is fine. Put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then check on them – you want to get them to the just beginning to freeze stage. Then blend, mix with yogurt and and serve…delicious.
5. Breakfast vegetables: Juice a pound of fresh sweet carrots, and serve with breakfast. A great alternative to OJ everyday! NOTE: always always wash out carrot juice immediately – it stains like nothing else, even on smooth plastics.
6. Mega detox and anti-oxidants: Several cups of leafy greens – kale, cabbage, and a small bunch of either wheatgrass or parsley. Adding acute of ginger root covers some of the “cabbagey” taste of strong greens, by the way.
(Try to check this section again soon – readers favourites will be posted when I get the time! Feel free to leave comment below with your own favourite juicer recipes and I’ll add them for all to try.)
So as you know, the benefits of making fresh juice at home are many. For one thing, you are getting more nutrition than you would with any store bought drink. Even the juices that say they are all natural probably have at least some additives or preservatives to keep it fresh while it sits around on the shelves. The now popular Goji Berry Juice and Acai juices are a big offender here, although you can get genuinely healthy ones, many are sadly laden down with preservatives and sugar. A note here about buying juice concentrates to put in your own juicer recipes: You will often hear me ranting about sugar, and generally I stay right away from any sort of fruit concentrate. However, what you CAN do is just mix a splash of Goji, Acai, or Mangosteen juice (all three are very rich in vitamin C and antioxidants) into your veggie juice recipes. Concentrates from berries and fruits like the mentioned three are really only intended to be used in small doses, and by mixing it in with say celery juice, you are nicely diluting the sugar content.
Just remember to be cautious when buying any concentrate – when you are making juice yourself at home you know exactly what is going into it each and every time, but with concentrates there is no real way of knowing.
You are using the freshest fruits and vegetables so you know what you are drinking is completely natural and this is a huge relief to your system. Additives, preservatives and other ingredients commonly found in store bought juices and other beverages and foods can create a build-up of toxins in the body. Because of this, you can end up feeling slow and sluggish. Fresh juices made in your own kitchen with your juicer machine can be great way to work on a natural detox cleanse that can improve your health dramatically.
Another benefit of making fresh juicer recipes at home is that you save money. You can buy enough fruits and vegetables to do you for a couple weeks before they go bad. This will give you enough to make juice every morning and night too if you wanted, and you will save from having to spend double that on buying packaged juices at the store. That means more hard-earned money kept where it belongs, in your pocket.
You will lose weight by following juicer recipes. Many people have done it, and swear by juice for weight loss. I won’t cover it again here, but by eating naturally and because you are sticking to fruits and vegetables rather than sugary, fatty breakfasts or dinners you will drop the pounds amazingly fast. Even if you are already in shape, it will only benefit you and improve your current diet that much more.You can also make the juices based on your own preferences. Maybe you are a kiwi and mango fan or want something really unusual that you cannot find in stores, like apple and coconut juice. Whatever the case may be, it is nice to know that you can buy pretty much any fruits or veggies that you want and make up your own special concoction at home.
Juicer recipes are very easy to follow and you can mix them up however you want. Typically, with any juicer you purchase you will also receive a handy pamphlet or book listing different common juicer recipes for you to try. You can also head online and find a wealth of juicer recipes to choose from.Have fun with it and the best part is that you are going to be greatly improving your health. You should notice a difference in how you feel within the first few weeks and it will only continue to get better.
People with diabetes are often advised against drinking juice, which is a real shame and is a very misleading piece of advice to give. It is based on fact of course: If you cannot regulate your blood sugar, you need to avoid consuming overly sugary foods, as this will result in a spike in blood sugar, with potentially dangerous consequences. Sugary foods certainly includes berry juices, and any fresh juicer recipe made with sweet fruits. However, it most certainly does not preclude you from enjoying fresh vegetable juices that will contribute significantly to your nutritional intake. Celery, carrot, mild peppers, even potatoes are all low GI (not entirely true – carrot falls in the middle, but is still ok) and can be safely enjoyed by persons with diabetes. In the case of people who suffer blood sugar lows, sweet juices can of course be used as a pick-me-up, but in moderation. Generally speaking, vegetable juicer recipes provide an excellent source of slow release energy that can really help persons with diabetes to keep and even keel in terms of sugar regulation.