Feel 19 again, Juicing Benefits & Recipes!

Feel like 19 again or at least get a glow about you and feel a steady energy level from adding just a glass of healthier beverages to your daily or weekly diet.

Fresh-Squeezed Juice vs. Bottled Juice

Have you ever tasted freshly juiced fruits or vegetables?  Fresh orange juice is mild and a soft sweet instead of the processed dead juice on the supermarket shelf that is bitter and tangy. The live enzymes and nutrients available in fresh-squeezed juices are not present in bottles juices.

Have you ever noticed the glowing skin and energy level of people that juice on a regular basis?  Would you consider substituting some of your processed food you regularly eat for breakfast or lunch with more nutrient dense real food as we make it easy for you with recipes included in this blog post.

A little motivation…… (really ponder benefits in the bullets listed below)

Health benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients essential for growth and renewal.
  • Fruits and vegetables have a protective effect.
  • Fruits and vegetables have a medicinal effect.

The sequence of Juicing: (this was new & helpful information to me as I have been juicing for over 13 years)

The key to successful juicing is to begin with the ingredients that have the lowest water content and end with ingredients with a higher water content and end with ingredients with a higher water content. Ingredients with low water content such as garlic, ginger, parsley, spinach, red pepper and beets have a high concentration of flavor locked in their pulp. A juice extractor will separate the juice from the pulp but most of the juice will stay in the bowl unless you drive it out with an ingredients that has a higher water content such as carrot, celery, cucumber and apple.  By flushing the strongest flavors out first followed by the more neutral ingredients, you are ensuring that your next juice will not be tainted. Using a neutral ingredient last also allows you to adjust the flavor and potency of the drink.

Don’t chug juice like your 19!

Sipping and Swilling

Good digestion begins in the mouth. When you lay your eyes on attractive food that smells delicious, your body begins preparing to receive it. as your mouth waters, in anticipation, it secrets digestive juices and enzymes ready to begin the process of assimilation and absorption. this is why slowly sipping, not gulping, and swilling your juice before you swallow are so very important. as the juice is swallowed with your saliva, its revitalizing nutrients are already being digested and absorbed into your blood stream. Chewing your food is beneficial for the same reason.

Hoping you will enjoy some of those recipes…Happy Juicing!

*Special Considerations:
Fruit juice is high in natural sugars and should therefore be used sparingly by those who have been advised to limit their sugar intake. This may include individuals who have diabetes, hypoglycemia, candidiasis, or gout. Individuals with high triglycerides should also restrict their intake of fruit and fruit juices

RECIPES

Anti-Virus Cocktail II
4 carrots/3 sprigs parsley/2 stalks celery/2 cloves garlic

Ginger Hopper
1/4-inch slice ginger root/4-5 carrots, greens removed/ 1/2 apple, seeded: Push ginger through hopper with carrots and apple.

Pink Morning tonic
1 pink grapefruit, peeled (leave white pithy part)/1 red Delicious apple, seeded: Push grapefruit through hopper with apple.

Cleansing Cocktail
1/4 slice ginger root/1 very small beet or beet slice/ 1/2 apple, seeded/4 carrots: Push ginger, beet, and apple through hopper with carrots.

Super Energy cocktail
1/2″ ginger root/4 slices pineapple/3 oz. filtered water/ 1/2 cucumber/2 medium red apples/ 1 tbsp. Greens+: Juice ginger first. Follow with pineapple slices, adding a bit of filtered water to flush the juice through. Juice cucumber and lastly apples. Stir in the Greens+.

Immune Boost
1/2″ ginger root/1 small beet, scrubbed/2 medium red apples/2 medium carrots/ 1/2 tsp. vitamin C powder/20 drops echinacea: Juice ginger first. Follow with beet and apples. Juice the carrots last. Stir in the vitamin C powder. Drop in the echinacea tincture. Pour into a glass.

100 Metre Dash
1 handful spinach/10 stalks parsley/ 1/2 lemon, peeled/1 large cucumber/6 stalks celery/1 tbsp. Greens+: Juice the spinach and parsley first. Follow with lemon and cucumber. Finish with celery. Stir in the Greens+

Iron Maiden
1 handful spinach/1 small beet, scrubbed/4 medium carrots/ 1tsp. spirulina: Juice spinach first. Follow with beet. Finish with carrots. Transfer juice to a blender, and add the spirulina while the juice is spinning on a low setting. A blender is essential to mix in he powder because it is so fine and gets sticky when wet.

Hangover Helper
3 oranges/1 banana, peeled/1 tbsp. spirulina/1 oz. wheatgrass: Juice oranges first. Transfer the orange juice to the blender and add the banana. Start on low setting while you add the spirulina-drop the spirulina in once the liquid is spinning so it won’t stick to the sides. Pour into glass. Drop the wheatgrass into the glass.

Rise and Shine
2 pink grapefruit/2 oranges/6 fresh or frozen strawberries: Juice grapefruit and oranges. Put the grapefruit and orange juice in the blender. Start on a low setting while you add the strawberries. Switch to a higher setting for about a minute.

Detox Cocktail
10 stalks parsley/1 handful spinach/3 stalks celery/3 medium carrots: Juice the parsley first. Follow with the spinach. Continue with the celery and finish with the carrots.

Sweet Surrender
1/2 inch ginger root/2 medium red apples/3 medium carrots: Juice the ginger first. follow with the apples. finish with the carrots.

Garden Cocktail
1 handful spinach/1 clove garlic/ 1/2 beet, scrubbed/3 stalks celery/3 medium carrots: Juice spinach first. Follow with garlic, beet and celery. Finish with the carrots.

Fresh Vegetable Juice Cocktail
8 large carrots/1 stalk celery/ 1/4 small beet/ 1 medium tomato/ 1 small red or green pepper/ 1 small handful spinach or fresh parsley: Cut bitter ends off carrots. It is not necessary to pare them. Discard celery leaves. Run all vegetables through juicer. Makes 1 large serving.

Woman’s Roar
1/2 inch ginger root/ 1/2 beetroot/2 red apples/1 cucumber/ 1tbsp. Green+: Juice the ginger first. Follow with the beet and apple. Flush through with the cucumber. Stir in the Green+. Pour into a tall glass.

Beauty Spa Express
4-5 carrots/handful spinach/ 1/2 cucumber/ small handful parsley/ 1/2 apple: Bunch up parsley and spinach. Push through hopper with carrots and apple slices.

High Calcium Drink
4-5 carrots/3 kale leaves/small handful parsley: Bunch up kale and parsley. Push through hopper with carrots

Fresh Complexion Express
2 slices pineapple/ 1/2 cucumber/ 1/2 apple: Push pineapple slices (with skin) through the hopper with cucumber and apple slices.

Fruit Salad Cocktail
Bunch of grapes with stems/ 1/2 apple/ 1/4 lemon with peel: Push grapes and stems through hopper followed by apple slices and lemon wedge.

Recipes from:
Fit for life – Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
Juicing for life – Cherie Calbom & Maureen Keane
Juice for life – Ruth Tal Brown

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