Juicing for Beginners
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Juicing for Beginners

Adding fresh juice to your daily routine is a delicious way to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and load up on healthy antioxidants and other nutrients. Eating well is an effective first step in improving your overall health, and juicing is an easy way to add more nutrient-packed foods to your regular diet. Juices should not be viewed as meal replacements, but as a complement to your already healthy diet. Starting your day with fresh juice can give you the kick start that keeps you feeling energized all day! Below we share three recipes that will help get you started with juicing.

If you are looking for extra energy in the morning, this juice is the perfect combination of sweet and tartness. The ingredients are simple: 3 carrots, 1 green apple, 1 pear, 1/5 lemon, and one inch of ginger, peeled. Lemons are helpful in keeping the body’s pH in balance while also giving your body a healthy dose of vitamin C. This is a simple juice that contains flavors that are familiar and not intimidating. If you are looking for a great tasting juice that contains ingredients you probably already have, this is a great one to try to get you started on your juicing program.

Beets are known for their high nutritional value but the taste puts many people off these brightly hued veggies. This combination lessens the earthy taste of the beets, while still delivering a tasty and high-value nutritional juice. Blend 2 medium sized beets with their tops still on, with 3 carrots, and 1 apple. Be sure to wash the beets thoroughly and cut them into easy to blend pieces. This tasty drink will add folic acid and betacyanin, which is known to prevent certain cancers, to your diet. With this delicious juice, there’s no longer a reason to fear beets anymore!

If you are ready to really increase your veggie consumption, take a look at this: 5 cups of spinach, 1 green apple, 1/4 cup parsley, 1 green pepper, and 3 carrots. The inclusion of the carrots keeps any of the other flavors, such as the green pepper, from becoming overwhelming. The taste of this powerhouse is actually pretty mild, while the nutritional value is off the charts! This is a great way to start adding a lot more vegetables to your diet, and just remember when you are creating your own recipes, that carrots are a great way to keep any one taste from becoming overwhelming.

Juicing is an effective way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet and experimenting with different ingredients is a fun way to discover even more healthy tastes! Invest in a solid juicer and don’t be afraid to try all the fruits and vegetables you come across! You can also add protein supplements if you are seeking even more oomph from your juice. Add ice to any juice, especially those that are fruit based, for a delicious smoothie experience. Once you start juicing you’ll wonder how you lived without it!