Helpful juicing tips?
I'm planning to do a detox tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone has any good juicing tips.
I prefer not to drink wheatgrass because it tends to make me feel nauseous.
Leave your juicer set up on your kitchen work top. It will remind you to juice and is a lot more convenient than having to heave it out of a cupboard (most juicers weigh a reasonable amount). With your juicer always at the ready you will be more likely to juice.
Once you have put your ingredients through your juicer you should drink your juice as soon as possible to prevent the loss of any nutrients. You can store fresh juice for up to 24 hours if you keep it in an airtight container. Add a few drops of lemon juice to prevent discoloration. Consume fresh juice immediately, as it begins to discolor and lose it's flavor and nutrient content very quickly.
Thoroughly wash skin or rind of fruit or vegetables before juicing to remove harmful chemicals, or peel the fruit or vegetable before juicing to further eliminate chemicals from your juice. Skip both of these steps by using only organic produce. This means your juice will be pesticide free. If you do use non-organic ingredients in your juicer then either peel or wash them thoroughy first using a vegeatable brush to remove any chemical residues.
Try shopping at local produce markets where the produce will be fresher than if it has been shipped half way round the world.
Remember to remove any large stones / pips from your ingredients such as peaches, nectarines, cherries and apricots.
Some fruits with a low water content are not as suitable for juicing and are better being broken down in a blender and then combined with the juice output of the juicer. Fruits that should be prepared in the blender include bananas, avocado and papayas.
If you are looking to keep the cost of your juicing ingredients down then make sure that you make that you take advantage of seasonal changes in fruit and vegetable prices. For example strawberries are a lot cheaper in summer.
Just because a fruit is expensive it doesn¬ít mean it is of high quality. Check all the ingredients that will be going into your juicer BEFORE you buy them.
Cut fruits and vegetables into small bite-sized pieces. Dice strawberries and separate oranges into sections. Smaller pieces will process better in the juicer.
Spice up your juice with add-ins such as a small bit of fresh ginger or mint.
Give your juice a healt boost with bee pollen, flax seeds, nuts soaked in water to soften them, or dairy products.
Cut away all moldy, bruised, or damaged areas of your produce before juicing.
Place a plastic bag in the pulp receptacle of your juicer. When you're done juicing, you can thow away the pulp or use it in cooking and you won't need to wash the pulp receptacle.
Great reply Sweetlips!! The part of leaving juicer out is wonderful. I have a champion so it is huge,, and heavy..I have to leave it on the counter to make it more convient for me or else I just go "hungry" on my juice days.
So my favorite juice and it really gives me energy is organic carrots/apple/spinach. I find that non-organic versus organic in carrots is 100% different. I personally hate carrots,, I know,, that is terrible and weird.. I have tried over the years to eat them but just can't stomach them. BUT,, I do love my organic carrot juice. Must be the apple in with it.
Best of luck in your juicing..
Thank you Sweet lips. I appreciate you walking me down step by step. Your information was very useful to me.
Once again, thank you.
I know apple & carrot compliment each other very well, but I never tried it with a mixture of spinach.
I'll sure give that a try!
Thank you, Jamie.
I don't juice much, but I make smoothies, and my favorites are
Hope these sound good
Rawpriestess do you cut up the orange and place in blender or do you juice it first and pour that into the blender? just curious
Somewhere on this board someone posted a great tip: after they go shopping for fruits, veggies they wash everything before putting them away. Then, as they juice or otherwise use the fruit, it's already washed and ready to use!
I read that, and thought it was a great idea. So, I started doing it, and the whole family is happy to not have to take that extra step washing everything before using.
Also, I use Veggie Wash (there are several types of products like this that remove pesticides from food) so, we make a large bowl of it and washing everything after shopping saves on doing the veggie "bath" over and over again.
Juicing is great! Except for apples, I rarely juice any fruits. Mostly I make veggie juice, normally starting with carrots and an apple, and getting crazy from there...
- cucumber <--- totally yummy
- sweet potato
- bok choy
- broccoli <--- spears only, not tops
- tomatoes <--- usually too expensive, though very tasty
- any other veggie that's in season or less expensive
Watermelon, pear (hard ones, not soft ones), other melons also make great juice bases. I have a Jack La Lanne juicer, and it has a huge chute for putting stuff into the machine, so it's quick. I love it!
Experiment, have fun, go for a lot of variety!
Yum, sounds scumptious. Cannot wait until I give that a try!
Originally Posted by rawpriestess
Thank you for the veggie juicing tips. I have only tried juicing up carrots, celery, and wheatgrass, but I will definitely give these a try.
Originally Posted by Jackie1995
I was wondering if it has an negative side effects in the begininng? (ex: nauseous, headache, and etc...)
I tend to feel nauseous after drinking wheatgrass.
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looking at twin gear juicers
I have not tried wheat grass yet, but heard that barley grass is easier on the tummy as well as taste better too they say. Anyone??
I am looking at getting the Samson Ultra.
Autumn Breeze --
I have a Sampson GB9001, don't know if it is the ultra, but one year later, I'm wishing I had spent just a little more money and gotten one that juiced a little drier. Normally I put the pulp back in 1 to 6 times to extract even more juice. . . carrot being the exception. . .it clogs up if I push it through once more.
Clean up is supposingly easier than others. It takes time, but maybe not as much as others. Just make sure you clean up immediately.
Good luck on your choice and purchase.
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