Today I’m sharing a different type of tutorial. But it’s more like a recipe (or a few) for fresh juice in a juicer. I was asked to share these here, so I’m obliging. :)
I have been talking a lot on Twitter and Facebook about my diet lately. After watching Forks Over Knives, I have completely changed it a ton! I’ve done from eating whatever to eating a plant based diet. I only eat meat 2 times a week. I’ve also removed all processed unnatural sugar from my diet as well. And everything I’m putting into my body is 100% organic. All meats are 100% organic, cage free, free range, grass fed as well. This isn’t just what I’m eating, nope. My whole family eats what I cook, so that means more plants for them too. My kids eat a little more meats than I do in their sandwiches, etc. But more on that later. I’m going to be starting a series soon with THIS GIRL called “What’s In My Grocery Cart”. Stephanie and I will be sharing tips on how we shop for the more expensive foods but manage to keep our food bills manageable still. It will be a linky, so if you want to join us in changing our lives, we’d love to have you link up! Stay tuned for the announcement.
OK. Let’s move on, shall we?
A Juicer – I have a Waring Pro. It is now $60 on Amazon… when we bought it a long time ago, it was over $200! You can get juicers pretty much anywhere for any price. Target, Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc. Get one that fits your budget now and maybe eventually you’ll upgrade. :)
Fruits & Veggies
Juicing is simple. Our juicer requires no preparation for the most part. We don’t have to deseed anything. The only thing we have to prepare are things with peels or rinds.
Let’s start with the Strawberry Blueberry Juice.
I juiced 2 pints of Strawberries (cut off the green top) and 2 containers of blueberries.
Pour into a canning jar and drinking immediately or refrigerate for no more than 24 hours. The longer the juice sits, the more the nutrients weaken.
Green Grape & Pear Juice is next…
Juice 1 cup of grapes, 1 pear, 1 lime and 2 cucumbers
I actually cut the lime in half and threw the whole thing in my juicer – including the peel. Surprisingly, there was no bitterness at all.
This juice was really good! Refreshing.
Carrot Apple Ginger Juice is the last one I’m sharing today…
Juice 3 carrots, 2 apples and 1 small piece of ginger (about a 1 inch piece)
This juice was so good, my daughter didn’t want to give it back! :)
And that’s all there is to it! Juicing may sound daunting, but it really isn’t. And it’s incredibly good for you. My favorite is the green juice we make. I’m making some this week, so I’ll share that recipe with you all soon. All of these juices may sound weird, but I promise you they are so very yummy! :)
Do any of you juice on a regular basis?
Anyone wanting to juice but afraid to do it?
If you aren’t interested in juicing, why not?
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