I’ll be honest, I wanted to have a juicer for quite some time now; but, I was always hesitant to buy one because I thought that I would stop using it like after one week. That hasn’t happened, so yay.

Now let me explain why I wanted a juicer. I don’t want to detox and I don’t want to diet. I want to eat, well drink, more vegetables.

I never wanted to eat my vegetables when I was little (called it rabbit food: “I’m not a rabbit, I don’t eat this”), and I still don’t like the taste of them now. Although lately I found out that I’m not a fan of cooked vegetables while I’m OK with raw vegetables. So I thought, maybe I should give juicing a try. Even if it tastes really bad, you can always just pinch your nose and gulp it down.

juicer

There is a difference between juicing and blending. You make smoothies with a blender, but juices with a juicer. Juicing removes all the pulp from your drink. This may seem obvious to some, but others keep asking me how my smoothies taste, so I had to clear it up.

pulp

pulp

I was kind of overwhelmed by all the online recipes that I found. You have juices for hair growth, weight loss, energy, dry skin, stress and so on. I picked some at random, starting out with the easy ones that didn’t require too many ingredients.

The first juice that I tried was really easy to make. I simply mixed an apple with carrots and celery. It was also a safe choice. I like carrots and apples. It tasted good.

I’ve noticed that a lot of recipes had fruit in them. I always thought that you have to juice your vegetables but eat your fruit because when you juice fruit you only get the sugar and not the fiber, while the juice from vegetables (which contains vitamins, enzymes and minerals) is then more readily available for the body’s absorption.

However, let me tell you that things like apples, carrots, and lemon add flavor to the drink. I tried not adding fruit or carrots to my drink and couldn’t finish it. It tasted bland and gross. I didn’t touch my juicer for two days after that.

juicer

My juicer came with two warnings: peel your fruits and vegetable and do not juice starchy foods or you’ll break the machine. I’m going to pass this along to anyone who doesn’t like reading instruction manuals since I know someone who broke his juicer by trying to juice a banana.

I don’t have a particular goal that I want to achieve or anything that I want to gain from this experience. I simply want to be more healthy. I have noticed that I’ve become more energetic, which is good, so I’ll keep making juices.

Weight loss recipe:

  • Carrots
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 Celery Sticks

Hair growth recipes:

  • ½ Cucumber
  • 5 Large Carrots
  • 1 Apple

beet juiceor substitute the apple by ½ beet.

You’ll get a red colored drink whenever you add beet to a juice. Beets can also give you an energy boost.

 

 

 

 

Energy recipe:

  • 2 apples
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • A stalk of broccoli

All of these are for one serving.

Have you ever tried juicing? What are your favorite recipes?

Love, Izzy

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