I have to admit I haven’t “juiced” ever. It is something though that interest me. After so much research on my own and the benefits of certain fruits & vegetables and mixing them all together on your own, I have a juicer on my wish list of things.
I first came across hearing more about juicing from my close friend, Shane, in fact he helped me quite a bit with this post and was the first person I thought of when I thought “Hey, let’s do a juicing post for Healthy Tuesday!”. He started on his own huge health journey the beginning of this year,and the first step was the juicing!
I myself came across on how celery, especially while juicing, can help lower blood pressure and if you have been reading my posts you know that I have been wanting that for my husband, Jason. Interest peaked my journey on the concept of juicing began and juicer on wish list.
I love the idea that while juicing you can get so many of your daily servings of fruit & vegetables in one simple drink. That to me is a huge concept and something that is fairly easy to put into your daily routine.
Some tips that Shane had when it came to juicing as a whole are as follows:
- A little ginger goes a long way!
- Watermelon or any melon, will make your juice rather foamy (so be warned of that if you using them).
- Cucumbers make a lot of juice and also should be fresh.
- Beets make your juice sweet and give it a pretty color, but be warned that it does leave a bit of dirt taste in your juice.
- If you plan to use mint or wheat grass it needs a special kind of juice that masticates it.
- If you use non organic veggies, make sure to get that wax off the peel.
- The best mix, he has found, is veggies 80% while fruit is only 20% of that drink.
- 2 red or Fuji apples
- 4 to 5 carrots
- 1 small piece of ginger