Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables can be a great way to add nutrition to your day.
Juices are quickly absorbed and keeping the veggies and fruits raw preserves all their nutrients. It’s also pretty darn delicious. I love to eat my veggies straight up, but juicing can be a great way to fit more of them in without filling yourself up. If you want the same benefits, but want the texture of a smoothie and all the fiber, just blend the ingredients instead of juicing them.
I’m not a fan of cleanses, so I don’t use recipes like this as meal replacements. But if I’m feeling run-down, stressed or exhausted, these always get me back on track. I drink them when jetlagged from travel, during exam time when at school, and any old time when I just feel extra tired.
For a couple more ideas for juicing here are some of my favorites that didn’t make the infographic:
ABC juice: Combine one apple, one beet and two carrots. Juice them all together and presto! Something to boost your vision with all that beta carotene and that tastes great,
The Vampyre: Combine two beets, two to three ribs of celery, one carrot and either a thumb sized piece of ginger or a dash of tobasco for a spicy kick.
Author: Kathryn Muyskens
Editor: Catherine Monkman
Photo: Fix.com, Andreas Kambanis/Flickr
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