Juicing - do you juice and also add back in the pulp to drink?
HI i am confused, i got my juicer last week and have been having great green smoothies, i have one of the good juicers where its cold pressed, 80rpm etc, and has two exit holes, one for the juice and one for the pulp. I dont put the mesh cover over the juice exit hole so i get a tiny bit of pulp.
I have a question, do most people out there actually add some more of the pulp that comes out at the front of juicer into there drinks? Or is the juice truly the best part of the process?
I thought i would be going to the toilet quite a lot for more bowel movements (sorry i know this is personal!!) but if anything its just twice a day and its like swam sludge not proper healthy bowel movements. I eat salads etc too and will have a nut smoothie with fruit usually at lunch time after the green juice.
I just dont know if i am doing this correctly! I hope i dont have to add the pulp in cause it will be more like soup and not that enjoyable to drink/eat but i do want to do this properly.
Here's what I do.
I primarily blend. Meaning having all the fiber and all in my drinks. The food I juice are beets and carrots, mostly. I don't add any of that fiber back. I use the beet and/or carrot juice as a base for a blended drink...
I suggest reading books on juicing. Reading has helped me learn a lot as has this forum. I'm sure others will pipe in on what they do.
i will add my pulp to things i dehydrate - breads or crackers or cookies. only because when i want juice, i juice - if i want the pulp in there, i just use my vitamix instead. depending on the mixture of the pulp, you can add flax or sprouts or nuts and make some really great dehydrated goodies. or even chia and coconut juice and make a pudding.
Wow. Your question really confused me.
Why juice (separate the pulp from the liquid) just to add the pulp back in? Why not just throw it in a blender and get it all? Unless there's a reason (like terminal or acute illness) for juicing, I don't bother. SO much easier to blend my food with one knife, one cutting board, the blender and a glass. Easier clean-up; less mess.
I'm on a juice fast and strain all my juice to get as much of the remaining pulp out as possible. The pulp goes on the compost pile. As for BMs, I haven't had one in 4 days. that's pretty normal on a fast with very little juice and a lot of water. If you have 2 BMs a day, you have more than most people in the US. I'd be more concerned about consistency of BMs, but at the beginning of raw, when you start to detox, loose stools are quite common.
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The purpose of juicing will be defeated if you allow the pulp back in.
In fact I would argue that it is a very bad idea.
I use the strainer attachment on the juicer and then I strain it further using a fine mesh strainer. This juice is then the correct size to pass through your system without the need for digestion. The pulp that is left over after the second straining I keep and add to a green smoothie later.
You drink juice without letting it stay in your mouth for long enough to have your stomach informed as to what type of food is coming so it is best that there is no need to digest it. Otherwise you are defeating the purpose and should just do smoothies.
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Nothing wrong at all with adding the pulp back in. It's a totally personal choice. The only time you would need to leave out of the pulp is if you are juice fasting and want to give your digestion a rest.
That being said... why bother juicing just to add it back in. Toss it in the blender and drink it as a smoothie.
I hope this assists you.
I leave it out. If I am making a smoothie I use my magic bullet. What haven't been doing but I am going to start is saving all the veggie pulp to make crackers. I don't know why it hasn't occured to me before.
you need to freeze the pulp or use it the same day!
For my Juices, I strain ALL fiber out...
there is NO nutrition in FIBER.
For my Smoothies... I'll blend them and of course they have plenty of fiber.
You see by juicing you allow the juice to get directly into your bloodstream because there is no fiber, only juice. Therefore no digistion is neccessary and the juice can get to the body's 100 trillion living cells more efficiently.
Whenever there is fiber... the body's digestive system must sperate the fiber from the juice which takes more energy slowing down the effectiveness of the nutrients reaching cellular level.
I hope this makes sense.
Keep the juice all juice.... and do smoothies daily as well.
Now I admit when it comes to my fresh orange juice made with my CitruStar Juicer, I DO enjoy some of the pulp in it, but for my daily Carrot juice or Carrot/Spinach/Celery juice... I strain it well to remove all fiber.
BTW, When Juicing Carrots with my GreenStar Juicer....
It removes almost ALL juice 99.9%
...it does it so well, that my family has Horses... And the horses will NOT even eat the fiber from the juicer, but they will go crazy for some fresh carrots or the juice!
They can not smell ANY nutrients in the Fiber...
NO nutrition in FIBER.
Fiber is good for you and you need it... but the nutritents and living enzymes are locked up in the juice. The Blood of the plant is it's life...Just like the blood of US... is our life.
So I am confused why you recommend not to add the pulp back in but yet you do recommend to have a smoothie daily. I feel like that is pretty much the same thing? I am new to this and just trying to learn. Thank you!
Hi ibcma ~ I haven't read all the above replies, but I feel both are important to me - juicing and smoothies. I love them both.
Originally Posted by ibcma2
Right now, I will juice 4 oranges (in a citrus juicer) and I *will* take that pulp and add it into my fruit smoothie, where I've used the orange juice as a base.
Sadly though, I've been juicing 15 apples per day, just for the juice, and while I can't help but think there's some great recipe out there to use all that apple pulp, I do compost it...
The reason we're saying not to add the fiber back in is, what's the point? Juicing is juicing which separates the two. Smoothies leave the fiber in. If you're going to leave the fiber in, why bother separating it in the first place? Each process has it's benefits.
Originally Posted by ibcma2
Wow, some of these posts could not be more mis-informed. That pulp that they talk about straining is what helps the body to digest the sugars from fruits and veggies more slowly and consistently. I don't like to add the pulp back in because the stuff immediately smells rancid, but I stir in some psyllium husks or ground flax seed as a supplement. Veggies and fruits have their share of sugars, and when you remove the pulp (fiber) you get "sugar spikes" which can affect your insulin production. Do it on a consistent basis, and you could be on the road to diabetes. Especially dangerous for those who already have diabetes or are predisposed for type 2. And for the person who said it's normal not to have a BM for four days during a juice fast, you need to visit a doctor and get that verified before you start spreading harmful misinformation.
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