BLOG: Juicing

Even as a vegetarian I find it hard to get all of those portions of fruit and veg into my daily eating life. There are so many alternative foods that at times I find myself not only avoiding meat, but also avoiding anything green as well! 

I recently decided to try juicing to help me get some more of those vitamins and minerals into my life so I thought I’d blog about it. 

I avoid fruit juices as a rule as there is some scientific thing about the breakdown of sugar when you blitz it… somehow the fruit is actually not good for you when it’s not in it’s original state – I don’t know, I’m no scientist, but ever since I was told this I’ve stopped drinking the stuff.

Instead I’ve decided to try juicing vegetables. I’m assuming that it probably is healthier to actually eat the stuff, but sometimes I just don’t have time to cook lots of veg, so I’ve just started making a green juice that’s jam packed with iron and what not. 

I’ve been using water, spinach, cucumber, the juice of a lime, a few grapes and agave nectar to make a sweet green shake that makes me feel healthy, but isn’t totally hardcore on a veg juice scale, but I will be trying more. 

Do you juice? What are your favourites? I’d love some helpful hints and tips! 🙂

 

Sam

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3 thoughts on “BLOG: Juicing

  1. I have been juicing for one year and two months now. You are right when you say fruit will break down to sugar in your system however, combining the right ingredients will prevent that from happening. For instance, don’t just juice all fruit or just all veggies. When you juice fruit add leafy greens, a tomato, Chia Seeds, Cashews or your favorite nuts, Goji Berries and Ginger. This will give you the balance you need. When juicing veggies, try using apples, blueberries, raspberries, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds etc. I’m no expert but in the year that I’ve been juicing (and I juice everyday replacing one meal) I have lost 35 lbs, my skin is radiant and I have tones of energy. You are welcome to follow me, I post my recipes daily. Cheers!

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