This is a very simple guide on How to Start Juicing
Once you know How to Start Juicing, the fun begins. First, your body will thank you by making use of all the easy to assimilate nutrients and releasing stored toxins. The side effect is that you will start to feel great! With each time you juice, you will get more and more comfortable making different recipes, perhaps do some experimenting, and find the perfect combination for you and your body. This health giving activity will find a quick way into your home and into your daily routine. Once you start, it is hard to give up because of all the great benefits.
My Experience with Juicing
My husband showed me how to start juicing when we first met, and we’ve been juicing since. It’s been over 10 years now, and I just came across a recipe that I love. My morning juice has become several juices throughout the day, because I love it so much and I love how it makes me feel. There’s no reason not to really enjoy your juice, so feel free to make it super yummy. I went from juicing to be healthy once a day to juicing to be healthy, feel great, and have a super yummy drink several times a day. You can too! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to start juicing, just follow the steps and you’ll be on your way.
How to Start Juicing – Step by Step
Many people don’t juice, because they simply don’t know how to start juicing. First, you’ll need a juicer. If you’re just starting, then get an easy centrifugal juicer. They are usually around $100 or less (I’ve listed some models below). And, they are really easy to clean, if you wash it out right afterwards.
Next, just buy the produce you’d like to juice, wash it, juice it and enjoy! The sooner you drink the juice after juicing, the more fresh and nutrient rich it will be.
I remove all the stickers on the produce, wash it well, juice it all, and clean the juicer with my 2 year old in less than 30 minutes total everyday. He loves joining in the activity and drinking the juice too. It goes even quicker on the days I juice on my own.
Healthy Juice Recipes
Here’s a few of my favorite juice recipes. Experiment to find the right combination for your particular taste. I couldn’t believe how a little lemon and ginger changed the green juice into such a treat. Definitely try it!
Green Juice: 1 bunch of celery, 4 sprigs parsley or cilantro, 1 cucumber, 1-2 apples, 1/2 – 1 lemon (peeled), 1/2″ piece of fresh ginger.
Plain Carrot Juice… nothing added. Carrot is sweet and has a deep flavor that is perfect all by itself. It quenches your thirst, takes care of your sweet tooth and fills you up.
Red Juice: 3-4 carrots, 2 oranges, 1-2 apples, 1/4 – 1/2 beet. (to make without oranges, just add a few more carrots)
Centrifugal Juicers are the easiest way to get started. These juicers grind the produce and spin very fast to collect the juice verses other brands that grind or slowly press the juice. They are inexpensive and effective with a pretty simple clean up. My first 10 years of juicing was spent using a high end twin gear masticating juicer that slowly grinds/presses the juice out of the produce, which keeps enzymes in tact. Then, I would add a little raw honey to a huge batch of juice, and I’d have juice for several days. Problem is that my time disappeared when I started a family, and so did my regular juicing. I decided to try a centrifugal juicer, and I love it because I can fit it into my schedule and juice daily. Here are some different models compared for you to have a look at Types of Centrifugal Juicers. We have a Hamilton Beach model, and our juice is great. They are a little loud, but so worth it!
Need some motivation, be inpired by this story of how to start juicing and why in this documentary. It’s free to watch online in the US, and it’s also on Netflix.
Now you know how to start juicing… now it’s time to give it a try!