You would be surprised at the variety of fresh produce that can be utilized for juicing purposes. And the delicious taste crammed with all the vitamins you need is an added bonus. Juicing helps you benefit from the minerals and vitamins in fruits and vegetables. The fresh juice it produces is better for your body than frozen or bottled juice. Fresh juice makes a healthy and delicious treat.
When preparing a healthy juice, select a deep green vegetable to serve as your juice’s foundation. To maximize health benefits, you should aim for the juice to contain between fifty and seventy-five percent chard, spinach, broccoli, or a similar vegetable. The rest of your juice should be made with delicious fruits that will help give your juice a great overall taste.
Only use the sweetest and ripest apples for your apple juice. If you are going to use bruised apples, cut out the bad parts. Apples like Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, and Rome have sweet tastes that lend themselves well to producing a rich, sweet, and flavorful juice.
If health benefits are your main reason for juicing, some of the most nutritious ingredients you can add to your juice blends are greens such as: kale, spinach, parsley, broccoli and chard, among others. The idea here is to use leafy greens not for their flavor, but for their health benefits. So use at least 50% leafy greens and then supplement other items for flavor. Fruit juices contain a lot of sugar which is best to limit on a healthy juicing program.
Vegetables your children won’t eat may be palatable to them in the form of a juice. There are lots of kids who aren’t crazy about vegetables. Juice vegetables and fruits together. Your children should enjoy this tasty drink more than a plate of vegetables.
Give your juicer a place of honor on your kitchen counter. You will be more likely to remember to use it. Seeing it on the counter will remind you to use it daily.
If you don’t want pulp in your drink, use a coffee filter. With some of the juices you make, you might not really like the pulp. If you are one of those people that doesn’t like the pulp, you might want to strain your juice through a cheesecloth or a coffee filter which can get rid of most, if not all, of the pulp.
As you can see, there is a great variety of ways to make juicing fit into your diet. As a quick snack, or a daily vitamin supplement, fresh juice fits in anywhere. Drinking fresh juice daily can really benefit your life. Consider taking the plunge and incorporating juicing into your new fitness oriented lifestyle.