Have you seen the commercials on television advertising the benefits of juicing? You can buy a blender or food processor and fill it with fruits and vegetables and with the press of a button have your daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables conveniently in a smoothie-type concoction. Juicing can be an excellent way to get one’s daily vitamins and your recommended amounts of vegetables.
Adding vegetables to your juice is a wonderful idea for getting more nutrients. Any type of leafy green is going to give you a stronger flavor; if you want to mask the taste of the veggies, try using cucumbers. You don’t even need to peel them before putting them through your juicer, and they won’t overpower the taste. I use it as a great way to increase my intake of veggies such as spinach, to me it tastes much better as a smoothie instead of served up on your dinner plate.
Bananas and papayas do not seem to do well in a juicer. You can still use them with juice, but it is best to stick them in a blender. They are very thick, and tend to work better when making fruit smoothies or any type of frozen dessert that you make. Use bananas in a blender such as the Nutri Bullet, it works really well.
You can also mix leafy green vegetables with something sweet. Leafy vegetables have a strong taste and may be too much for you to start with, on their own. Luckily, juicing is a great chance to mix your foods; so temper that strong vegetable taste with something sweeter like apples or carrots. Plain water might work as well. Or you might like to try adding milk, almond or coconut milk are great choices.
Are you diabetic? Juicing can still be for you! You can juice so many different items that you’ll always be able to have a selection that does not contain too many carbohydrates or a large dose of sugar. You can also include milk or yogurt in your drink to up your dairy intake. Use Greek yogurt if you want to increase your protein intake.
To lose weight quickly but healthfully, try juicing. Simply replace one to two meals per day with fresh green juice. There are countless recipes available online, but you can make your own by mixing a green leafy vegetable with one or two fruits. You will be getting more vitamins and minerals than the average American, but fewer calories.
Whipping up a smoothie is a great choice for a quick afternoon snack. It will provide you with enough energy to get you past that afternoon slump until dinner time.
Juicing may not be for everyone but it is not a difficult habit to form. With one simple purchase of a blender or a food processor, anyone can become a juicing expert. The health benefits and the convenience of being able to juice any foods you want don’t require anything except the willingness to push a button on a food processor.