It’s been a while since I have used my handy little juicer and my favorite book I like to use with it for reference. So this morning after browsing through my book I decided to make a juice with some handy fruits and vegetables. I had a few carrots and apples around and thought why not….
My boyfriend’s grandmother gave this juicer to me a couple of years ago and I tell you I have made so many juices with this little old juicer and not to mention all the traveling it has been through. Juicing is a great way for you to get all the vitamins and minerals fruits and veggies can provide especially if you tend to be a picky eater and don’t like to eat fruits and vegetables straight up.
Juicing is very simple just choose what kind of juice you want to make, all vegetable based, all fruit, or mix them up. You decide what you want to make and go from there. The recipes are endless and any juice can expose you to other types of vegetables you may have not liked or did not know how to use. In my case for example, beets is a vegetable I don’t really enjoy in my salads but when I make a beet, apple and pear juice the taste is not so unpleasant. Simply passing a slice of apple into your juicer can instantly give any juice a sweet and tasty kick.
My juicer has a side where it separates the fruit and vegetable’s skin and dispenses the juice on the other side. Depending on the fruit, sometimes I like to take the pulp and make a face mask out of it either adding on more nourishing ingredients to it or simply alone.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A, K, C as well as in many minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. All essential nutrients for a healthy immune system. Carrots also contain antioxidants vital for healthy glowing skin as well as maintaining healthy eyesight. Apples are also very tasty and healthy. Juicing apples is a great way to naturally sweeten any juice you make. Like I mentioned if you are making a juice and it tastes rather bitter an apple always saves the day.
Apples are also very nutritious and it is said that raw apple juice is great for those who suffer with asthma. There are many great benefits to apples and they have been attributed with treating cancer sufferers as well as diabetics while also helping lower harmful cholesterol levels. The skin of the apple is said to be very healthy packing on more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than the inside of the apple itself. ( just beware of the wax most apples and fruits in general are covered with.)
-Nice, sweet, simple and very cooling natural juice you can enjoy anytime-
All in all any fruit and vegetable can provide you with many nutrients and you can create countless of recipes for yourself. Juicers range in many sizes and prices so make sure you shop around for the best one that suits your need and budget.
I got this juicing book full of recipes for 25 cents at some random yard sale.
You can find it HERE if interested.
There are many suggested recipes for all types of ailments. Here are a few of my favorite I have tried:
2 apples seeded
4 carrots, greens removed
1/4 inch slice of ginger
3 Beet tops
1/2 green pepper
1/2 apple, seeded
1/4 head cabbage
2 dark green lettuce leaves
handful of alfalfa sprouts
2 slices of pineapple with skin
1/2 apple seeded
1 Kale leaf
1 collard leaf
1 stalk of celery
1/2 red pepper
1 broccoli floweret
Celery stalk for garnish