Vegetable and Fruit Juicing.
Juicing has many benefits for promoting good health, as well as providing an enjoyable practice to create delicious, nutritional drinks. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables and fruits. Fresh juicing will help to “pre-digest” the nutrients for you, so you will receive most of the nutrition in the fastest, most complete, and efficient manner. Some people may find eating many vegetables in one day difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a quick glass of vegetable juice. You can also add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many people eat the same vegetables in their favorite salads each day. But with juicing, you can juice a wide variety of vegetables and nutrients that you may not normally be getting in your diet. Some people may be on a vegetable and fruit diet, with smaller amounts of carbohydrates at times. Juicing is excellent for vegetable and fruit diets.
Juicer machines come in many sizes and prices. I use a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer. It was less than $100.00 on amazon.com. This juicer has a large feed tube, is not noisy, is easy to clean, and creates very dry pulp. Dry pulp is important to insure the most nutrition and flavor is in the juice.
Juicing is fun, delicious, healing, and healthful, no matter if you are two or ninety two years old.
Use all organic ingredients.
Vegetable Apple Lime Juice
Two large cucumbers, unpeeled
Four golden beets in chunks
One bunch rainbow chard
One bunch carrots
Five green apples (not shown)
Juice of two limes or lemons
Wash all vegetables and fruits, then cut beets into chunks. Cut out the apple seeds and stems. Hard seeds do not juice. Juice the limes, as the peel is very bitter. (Some people like this flavor though. I use the juice of citrus.)
When all the vegetables and fruit are juiced you are ready to pour yourself and your family or friends some glasses of pure delicious nutrition. Juice is best when it is enjoyed immediately. It can also be kept in refrig in a sealed glass or BPA free jar for 2 days. I also freeze mine sometimes for a few days, but fresh is best! To your health and wellness!
Cucumber, Broccoli, Celery, Apple, and Lime Juice
one of my favorite recipes for vegetable and fruit juice
Two large cucumbers, unpeeled
Two heads of broccoli with stalks
One bunch celery
Five apples of choice
Wash all vegetables and fruits, then cut into chunks that can easily fit in feeder chute on juicer. Cut out the apple seeds and stems. Hard seeds do not juice.
After cutting vegetables into chunks, place your juicer on a large towel near your vegetables /fruits and turn on the machine. Place fruits and vegetables into feed tube and let juice run out of spout into a large bowl. I taste my juice mixture as I go along and modify the ingredients. If I want it sweeter or more tangy then I add more celery, or more limes. This recipe can be adjusted to individual likes. One noted quality of this mixture is the broccoli flavors are very subtle and mild. The juice is vibrant tasting with a slight sweetness.
When all the vegetables are juiced, you have sampled the juice and are happy with the flavor, you are ready to pour yourself and your family or friends some glasses of pure delicious nutrition. Juice is best when it is enjoyed immediately.
I also like to save what is not drank the same day into glass or BPA free plastic bottles and freeze for a few days. When you are ready to enjoy your juice, simply place a bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to thaw.
After drinking, sharing, or bottling the fresh juice, you can empty to pulp container out. I like to save my pulp, freeze it, and use it later in omelets, soups, or sauces. I spoon out any hard vegetable pieces I do not want to save and place them in the compost pile.
I hope you enjoy this juice recipe as much as I have and also share it with other friends. When I drink this vegetable-fruit juice I immediately feel energized, my mind feels alert, and my emotions feel balanced. This is pure nutrition releasing it’s power in your mind and body systems. Enjoy in good health!
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Pear Veggie Smoothie
Six medium zucchini, unpeeled
Five broccoli stalks (I didn’t use the heads this time)
One bunch celery
Five green apples
Five ripe pears
Wash all vegetables and fruits, then cut into chunks that can easily fit in feeder chute on juicer (except the pears). Cut out the apple seeds and stems. Juice all veggies and apples with one peeled lime. Set aside.
Cut pears off the core, including the peel, into a large blender pitcher. Add one cup veggie-apple juice and the lime. Puree all until very smooth.
Pour the pear puree into the large bowl of veggie apple juice and stir to blend. Serve yourself and your family or friends glasses of delightful, smooth, veggie fruit juice.
If you have leftover juice, store in glass or BPA free bottles in the freezer until ready to use. Thaw frozen juice in a bowl of luke warm water. Makes 6 pints of veggie-fruit juice. Really heavenly!