Vegetable Juicing Tips For Beginners
If you are just beginning with juicing, then you may be a bit intimidated by the vegetable juice recipes that are presented as wholesome and nutritious alternatives to fruit juice. You may have never eaten certain vegetables together or assume that vegetables will taste the same juiced as they do cooked or raw. Fortunately, many of the most common fears about drinking vegetable juice are unfounded. Here are some tips that will help beginners get accustomed to drinking vegetable juice on a regular basis.
Add Something To Sweeten The Taste
One of the most common complaints of people that are just beginning to try vegetable juicing is that the taste of the juice is too bitter for their palate. This commonly happens when beginners are juicing green, leafy vegetables that have a strong taste. This problem is easily remedied by adding in some fruit or carrots to sweeten up the greens and mellow out the taste. Carrots and apples should be staples in every juicer’s refrigerator because they go so well with so many different types of vegetables when juiced. Adding these items will not only add flavor, but will boost the vitamins and mineral content of your vegetable juice.
Choose Fresh Vegetables
While you may be tempted to get frozen vegetables or freeze the vegetables that you buy to help them keep longer, you will get more health benefits from your juice if you juice vegetables that are fresh and in season. Fresh vegetables have more nutrition and taste better the sooner they are consumed after picking. As time goes by, the vegetable degrades and loses many of the vitamins and minerals that make them beneficial to your health. Choose organic vegetables that have been grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides and juice them with the skin on to get the most nutrition out of the veggies.
Spinach Apple Carrot Juice Recipe
1 bunch spinach, stems removed (or a few large handfuls)
2 large handfuls baby carrots
1 1/2 medium size apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
equal amounts water
Put lemon juice in the bottom of the glass with ice. Place spinach, apple, and carrots into the juicer. See how much juice is made, then add that same amount of water to the mix. Pour over ice, stir, sip and enjoy.