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Juicing Wisdom I Learned from my 10-day Juicing Challenge

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I ahve now completed my self-administered '10-day Juicing Challenge'!! And I have to say I really enjoyed it, though it did take a fair amount of prep work and at times took longer to prep and juice than it did to make a meal, I am glad I finally cracked the tape on my Juicer.

Things I learned along the way:

- If you are making a juice in the evening and know you will want one in the morning try to do as much of the prep work for the mornings juice while you are prepping for the juice for that day.
- Anything with Carrots and/or Apples shouldn't need any honey or Stevia added to it.
- Depending on which Juicer you have you may need to double (or even triple in some cases) the amounts of veggies/fruits you are using to recreate a Juice Recipe.
- When you have finished savouring your fresh juice, clean that Juicer STAT! Nothing worse than having to soak the peices before you can get them clean (and beet/carrot juice will stain).
- Veggies or fruits in your crisper looking a little worse for wear? Put them in the Juicer..you'll never taste the difference!
- If you are serious about your Juice, invest in a serious Juicer..Aka not the one I have, which is a low-end Hamilton Beach, it does the job but there is a lot of wastage and I feel if I had invested in a better machine that wouldn't happen..the old adage is true 'You get what you pay for'..at least when it comes to your Juicing appliances..lol.

Some of my Fav Juicing Recipes:

Carrot, Apple, Ginger

6 Carrots
4 Apples
1 big hunk of peeled Ginger

*Stir with a spoon after you juice to equally mix the Ginger throughout.

Carrot, Beet, Spinach and Apple

6 Carrots
2 Beets
Handful of Spinach
3 Apples

The Waldorf

6 stalks Celery
3 Apples

I plan to keep up the Juicing at least 1-3 times per week, unfortunately leaving on a Northern island where we can't grow alot of fresh produce makes it more expensive then usual to Juice...alas I could use a great little Farmers Market. But the Juicing continues regardless..

Happy Juicing Everyone!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I REALLY need to buy a juicer
    1763 days ago
    Thanks for the info!
    I don't have a juicer yet but I have just started getting into making healthy smoothies. I needed a way to get myself to have something for breakfast, and to eat more fruits and vegetables. So I have started having a smoothie every morning for breakfast.
    Next I will have to get a juicer and give it a try.
    2019 days ago
    What a great blog, I too just started juicing and so found this very good to know!
    Thanks so much for posting!
    2110 days ago
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