Making your own vegetable and fruit juices is not nearly as common as it ought to be. I was never particularly interested in juicing until I made the acquaintance of the painter/poet/filmmaker, Christina Conrad, who practically lived on carrot juice and would usually offer up a glass of fresh juice every time I came visiting.
Juicing is probably the easiest way to stay trim and fit and it doesnt require much more than a good juicer (which you can pick up for as little as $80.) and a good supply of your favorite fruits and vegetables,
Most vegetables and fruits can be put through a juicer; however, knowing how to combine them is an important part of the art of juicing. The right mixtures can unlock a great many health benefits, small and large.
Some juicing recipes are great for improving eyesight or cardiovascular health; other raw juice and juicing recipes help to relieve menstrual cramps and migraines. You can combine and experiment as much as you like, and even invent your recipes.
Different fruits and vegetables are good for different complaints and ailments. Here are a few:
Apple, broccoli, carrot, celery, cucumber, grape, lemon, pear, pineapple, red pepper or tomato.
Avocado, blackberry, blueberry, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, chilli pepper, fig, garlic, grape (red), grapefruit, kale, leek, lemon, onion, orange, papaya, pumpkin, raspberry, spinach, strawberry, tomato or watercress.
Apple, beetroot, carrot, fennel, grape, kiwi, lemon, lettuce, orange, papaya, peach, pineapple or spinach.
Apple, blackberry, broccoli, carrot, dandelion, garlic, grape, grapefruit, lettuce, melon, onion, orange, parsley, pumpkin, spinach, tomato or watercress.
For those interested in weight loss, the key is choosing healthy, organic products that are nutitionally sound and loaded with “healthy calories”. Eating the right food is essential for giving the body what it needs to survive and thrive but you can also introduce nutrients to the body while losing weight through juicing.
Two Weight Loss Juicing Recipes
With this first weight loss juicing recipe, you would enjoy the delicious flavor but also appreciate that the ingredients are so filling. As a result, you could use this recipe for breakfast and easily last the day without experiencing that nagging sensation of hunger.
• One cucumber (leave skin on)
• One medium red apple (cored, seeds removed, but skin left on)
• Three stalks of celery (leaves on)
• Two tablespoons of vanilla flavored protein powder (sold at health food stores)
Simply juice all the listed ingredients and enjoy.
- Four large carrots
- Two long celery stalks (leaves on)
- One small beet
- Ample lump of fresh ginger
- One Granny Smith apple
- Two tablespoons each lemon and lime juice
- Bunch of parsley (optional)
Many people trying to drop pounds will choose this weight loss recipe as a replacement meal at dinnertime but it is delicious any time of day.