I just made my first juice, and it was surprisingly good.
I tried 3 carrots, 1 apple, and 3 strawberries.
very simple . just start juicing whats in season and that tastes good to you and go from there
me i dont like mixing things so i mono juice
things like tomato juice - pineapple juice - orange juice - apple juice - etc
though i add garlic clove and parsley to tomato , and cranberries to orange juice
but right now because crops in juicing tomatos big time
but cukes also in so good right now
but obviously about everythings in except fall fruit crop so its vegi juicing season for me
just my angle on it in case it helps
You chose a very mild combo to start with. I'm sure you did enjoy it! When you start getting into the green juices, It has been my experience that a little carrot juice or some tomato will tone down just about anything strong!
Originally Posted by DonMakaveli
I still struggle with juicing.
Everything I make turns out really vile, loads of weird foam on the top and it never tastes good. Is that normal?
Are you supposed to just suck it up until your taste buds change or add other things to make them more palatable then ease into heavier stuff?
I probably need to check out some recipes because even when I make juice that's supposed to just be tasty it tastes horrid.
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I'll give you my approach. Make what you will of it, but it has worked for me. Organization? Ehhh.. who needs organization? :-)
Go to the store and buy a bunch of produce. Start with basics like apple juice, orange juice, carrot juice, etc. then start looking for more complex recipes with herbs and the like. I can't stand the idea of a schedule as I'll definitely break it. Over time, you will get a list of your own favorites and start experimenting with your own recipes. Eventually, you'll get good at what I call survival food preparation -- i.e. you have a number of items in the refrigerator and no exact meal plan or recipe and can put them together to come up with something delicious you wouldn't have otherwise considered.
My advice is keep your ingredient list short at first. Like: apples and kale, or pears, and Romain lettuce.
One sweet fruit with one leafy green. Experiment from there. Things like carrots, celery, and cucumbers I use as fillers.
Thinning juices with fresh coconut water is really good also.
Here is my v8 recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkK9...e_gdata_player
Last edited by truerawhealth; 08-15-2012 at 06:09 AM.
So i just checked out this recipe w/ some beets that i'm about to try. Celery, beets, and carrots. i might add some strawberries.
Originally Posted by truerawhealth
i'm still experimenting, this going to be my second juice ever. Hopefully w/ knowledge and experience later on, i could make a decision as to if i would like to be an all-time juicer.
But for now my question would be, how would i juice and balance it with meals? and what kind of meals would you recommend?
for example, do i juice something for breakfast, then lunch, then another juice, and then i have myself a meal at the end of the day?
is that how it would work?
i'm not sure how it would work.
how many ounces would be good enough to keep you full for a couple hours? like a regular meal would. I did my first juice yesterday, it
wasn't a lot. but an hour later, i was really hungry.
I usually eat fruit for my breakfast. Then green juice and salads for lunch maybe with more fruit or the salsas I make.
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