Many people just do not like the taste of some vegetables. Some of these people were chastised, when they were younger, for not cleaning all the vegetables from their dinner plate. If eating whole vegetables makes your taste buds frown, juicing is perfect for your needs. Read on to learn more.
When preparing a healthy juice, select a deep green vegetable to serve as your juice’s foundation. Ideally, your juice should be somewhere around 50 to 75% chard, kale, spinach, or another dark green vegetable. To give the juice a palatable taste, round it out with your favorite fruit juice.
If storing your juice, use only air tight containers to avoid the damage from oxidation. Refrigerate your juice and as a little helper, add in just a little bit of lemon juice to help keep your juice as fresh as possible. Following these steps should lead you to still have tasty, healthy juice even hours after you did the juicing.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on fresh juicing produce as long as you shop in season. Berries are great in the summer, but will cost you an arm and a leg to buy in the winter, so skip them until the prices drop again. Apples last all winter, so feel free to buy a few bushels and keep them in the garage.
Juicing will lead you to more ingredients than just produce! Try spices like cayenne or cinnamon, or nutrition-packed additions like spirulina. You can even put a little honey and yogurt in once in a while for a sweet, smooth treat. Make sure to use only non-fat, unsweetened dairy to keep the resulting produce healthy.
Sometimes when you juice fruit, such as oranges, you can end up with pulp in your drink. This pulp can easily be separated by straining the juice through a coffee filter. Some juicers make very pulpy juice, and that may not be to your liking. Try pouring the juice through a cheesecloth or a coffee filter. This should remove the majority of the pulp.
Fats are still important while juicing. Nuts and seeds contain not only necessary fats but proteins as well. Blending nuts and seeds with your juices will give the juice extra protein, necessary amino acids which help the immune system and the brain and the good types of fat your body needs.
When buying a juicer, choose one that can be easily dismantled for cleaning and storage. If it’s 10 minutes to put together the juicer, another 10 minutes for using it to make juice, and 15 minutes for cleaning it after that, you may not want to juice! Cleaning your juicer right after making juice is a lot easier than waiting until much of the liquid has evaporated and left hard pulp around your juicer.
There is no disputing that getting enough fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet benefits your mind, body and palate. Juicing is a great way to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. This article will introduce you to juicing basics, so that you can start to get the benefits of not only healthy eating but healthy drinking.