When it come to juicing, it is fun to experiment with different flavours however there are a few tips to keep in mind before you start throwing things into your juicer.
When picking out what vegetable or fruit you want to juice, think of the different combinations that you already know will taste good together. There are many different juicer recipe books on the market which will give you a good starting point for getting started. While you may not enjoy all the recipes, you will get ideas of what types of veggies/fruits will help enhance each others flavours as well as the health benefits of drinking them.
Make a list of the different food that you already like to eat. If you don’t like to eat carrots, ten-to-one you will probably not enjoy them in a juice. When you first get started, stick to what you like and enjoy.
If you are trying to get the health benefits from a vegetable that you don’t like to eat, finding a fruit or veggie that you do enjoy that could overpower the taste of the veggie you don’t enjoy will allow you to reap the health benefits without tasting the disliked veggie.
When you have gotten the hang of juicing, don’t be afraid to venture out of your ‘veggie’ comfort zone. While we often have favourites foods that we go to, make a habit of trying a new fruit or veggie combination once a week. Not only will you expand your tastebud horizons, but you may be surprised to find that you like veggies you may have previously passed over in the produce isle.
Add Enough Veggies For Your Glass
When juicing raw veggies, it is important to keep in mind that for a pound of veggies, you will only get about half that in juice due to the fiber being extracted. You can add water to thin out your juice if you find it too thick for your liking – just add it slowly so that it doesn’t become too watery.
There are so many rewards that can be gained by juicing your fruits and veggies. Not only can you get all your daily nutrients needed by your body, but you may just find that you lose weight as well – a bonus that many enjoy!