The wonders of juicing have been talked about by doctors and health nutritionists for decades and we are always hearing about amazing weight loss success stories with some lean, green, fat-burning machine.  But what does it really entail and why does it seem like an impossible feat to be able to really enjoy a mystery green drink made out of beet leaves and kale?

Obviously we all know that fruits and veggies are a critical part of our daily diet, but what does juicing do… It gives all of us that peel off the skins and boil to oblivion the nutrients out of the fruits and veggies that we eat.  By consuming complete, raw produce we get the most out of those vital minerals and vitamins that each fruit and veggie is known for.

So that mighty, green drink may not be the place to start for beginning juicers, but testing out how to use your juicer, use fruits that you know you like and then work your way to the healthier leafy greens and earthy vegetables.

Try a Carrot, Pineapple, Orange Juice, it’s sweet and will have a familiar test to other fruit juice blends:

1 whole orange cut into pieces

½ cup of cubed pineapple

2 whole carrots cut into pieces

Twist of lemon

Once you’ve conquered that, test out a Sweet Potato, Apple Juice:

1 large sweet potato, cubed

1 carrot cut into pieces

1 red bell pepper

2 red beets

2 apples

1 orange

Then you’ll be ready for the Mighty Green Juice:

1 apple

1 ½ cup spinach

2 cups kale leaves

½ cucumber

4 celery stalks

½ lemon

With all of these recipes you’ll be using cleaned, raw fruits and veggies and eventually you’ll want to have two juices a day to help digestion and to maintain your vitamin intake AND you can change up which fruits or vegetables so you don’t get bored. I’m a bit obsessed with my daily green drink…ask anyone who knows me and they’ll usually see me carrying around a cup of what looks like mush but makes me feel amazing…I’ll post my secret recipe one of these days ; )

Happy Juicing!

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