We’ve all heard of it but may have different perspectives. Some may think it’s a fad, expensive, waste of time. I think it’s a helpful way to add health to your life! I know I definitely do not eat enough veggies, so juicing is a good way to get the most of the necessary nutrients.
How did this happen? What really started it for me was watching the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Completely recommend it as it really helps to open up your eyes a bit You can also follow @JoetheJuicer on Twitter as he is AWESOME.
I know you’re supposed to consume the juice within 10-15 mins in order to get the most nutrients, but I’ve been cheating a bit lately and making two big bottles to bring to work the next day. It really does keep you full and energized!
|Excited to try this V8 Juice recipe!!|
Investing in a juicer. Correct, they are not cheap. There are some really good deals out there though and I find it to be a very healthy investment. The juicer I have now is the Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer Express and I love it. Easy to use and pretty easy to clean (have to use a toothbrush to scrub the drainer but other than that–throw the pieces the dishwasher!).
Juicing recipes. There are SO many yummy recipes out there but when all else fails–just throw whatever you have in! Some typical ingredients for me include: kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, green apple, carrot, lemon, sage…and adding jalapeno to my juicing has definitely “spiced” it up and made it fun for me again! Nerd-alert. Feel free to mix and match and enjoy!
Finding ingredients. Yes, veggies and fruit can be expensive–but they don’t HAVE to be. The two places I go most often are:
1. The Minneapolis Farmers Market – where else can you find gorgeous, locally grown, cheap goodies?!
|So much goodness!|
2. But especially during the winter I LOVE getting all of my goodies from Trader Joe’s. Not only do they have fresh, organic produce but it is SO cheap compared to numerous other grocers. These batches of goodies are two separate shopping trips and BOTH times I spent under $50. BOOM!
*One tip to remember: cut up your apples a bit so they don’t get stuck!! DUH.
|Juice fail. My bad.|