The juicing trend has been going strong for a while now, even though the health benefits have become slightly controversial. Juicing is super healthy as long as you don’t go overboard. I like to juice a big pile of fruits and veggies at once and drink a little bit each morning.
Things to keep in mind:
- Juice at home: Frequently purchasing pre-made juice from the store can be super expensive. If you drink a lot of cold pressed juice, invest in a juicer.
- Stay away from juice cleanses: Fruit and veggie juices are a great way to get nutrients you miss when you don’t have time to prepare fruit of veggie heavy meals. They are not the best meal replacement. Replacing one meal with a nutrient rich juice is totally fine but you shouldn’t go without solid food for a long period of time.
- Drink plenty of water: Juicing will dehydrate you, so drink extra water!
- Use it all: Don’t just trash the pulp! If you really can’t use it, compost it. Try making breakfast veggie pancakes by mixing the pulp with egg and spices! You can also use it in recipes for sauces and stews! There are tons of nutrients in the pulp that you don’t get in the juice.
- 1 green apple
- 1 bunch of celery
- 1 large bunch of spinach
- 1 lemon
- 2 inch piece of ginger
- 1 cucumber
- 1 bunch of parsley