Thursday, March 01, 2012
These are some of the ingredients I use in my juicer. I love to make different juices in my juicer and do a little experimenting. My usual juice I make because it makes me feel so good after a hard workout, is my beet mixture. This mixture will usually have 1 beet, 1 carrot, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon or lime, and fresh ginger. The glass in this pic has those ingredients. Last night I tried something a little better and yummy it was delish! I made a juice with 1 beet, 1 cuke, several mini carrots, 1 celery stalk, 1 lemon, 1 kiwi and fresh ginger. I threw in just a pinch of sea salt for good measure and bam, there you go!!! A most refreshing juice for my health. It was so good. My DH even says he'd like to try it some time and he is so not an experimenter of veggies like that. The cool thing about using this juicer (Jack Lalane brand), is that I can throw the veggie in peeling, seeds and all. Any excess pulp goes into a receptical where I place a plastic veggie bag. I continue using the same bag till it is full and then I take the scraps to my friend with a veggie garden for her compost pile. It's a win/win situation. Cool eh!
I usually drink my juices after I've done a really hard workout because I truly believe they throw back into my body some of the nutrients I sweat out or absorb quickly. I also feel fantastic the next day. Lately, after a good Cardio Strike or boxing workout, I'll have one and sometimes even after Bikram Yoga. It's ice cold so it gives me a refreshing feeling. I actually started juicing a couple years ago when I was training for 2 marathons in one year. I would juice on Sat. after my long runs and I was recharged for the rest of the day. I think one could juice anytime though.
My wish someday is to invest in a Vitamix but for now, I'll use my Jack LaLane till it no longer functions.
Have you ever tried using a juicer and experimenting? If so, what kind of mixtures do you use?