Connect

Beginner’s Guide To Juicing

Have you seen your favorite celeb holding a cup of celery juice on their social media pages lately? There is so much hype around juicing these days, I am sure you are wondering why. Matter of fact, juicing is super beneficial for many reasons. The body requires a certain amount of fruit and veggie intake on a daily basis and most likely, many people are not achieving that number.

If you are wondering why you cannot just eat a piece of fruit or vegetable and still get the same benefits that you would get from juicing, that’s because juicing allows for the breakup of insoluble fiber of fruits and vegetables, a.k.a. allowing access to the nutritional elements locked within them. Instead of the digestion process that happens when you ingest fruit and vegetables by mouth, juicing allows direct access to your bloodstream, meaning you will feel that shot of energy right away while getting the maximum amount of nutrients. Some of the key benefits of juicing include: rebalancing your alkaline levels which aids in keeping your immune system strong and energy levels up, increasing overall happiness, rehydrating your body, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke and improving digestion. One of the major benefits of juicing is what it can do for your skin. Because of the extra nutrients that are being ingested, it helps push out the toxins in your body that can cause acne or other skin imperfections. Juicing also aids in anti-aging and gives you that fresh and natural glow.

Now that you know the benefits of juicing, next up is getting your hands on a juicer and finding the recipes that are beneficial for you and your goals. Finding the right juicer for you all depends on what you are wanting out of the juicer. There are generally three types of juicers: centrifugal, masticating, and triturating. When looking for a juicer, you want to be mindful of what types of fruits and vegetables you will be using, the size of the juicer and where you would store the juicer within your home, the speed and noise, the price and the ease ability of the juicer and of course, clean up.

Many juices aide in weight loss, better skin, increased energy etc., so finding the ones that work for you can be overwhelming. But if you take the time to figure out exactly what you want from juicing, it will be easier for you to find the juices that will benefit your goals and your overall well-being. Listed below are a few popular and easy juicing recipes and their benefits.

Fights Aging

  • 1 1/2 cups liquid of your choice (water, milk, or aloe vera juice)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 large leaf kale (thick stem removed)
  • 1/2 medium beet

Energy Booster

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 8 stalks celery
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1/4 lemon (with rind if organic)
  • 1-inch piece ginger

Immune System Booster

  • 1 small beet
  • 3 carrots
  • 8 stalks celery
  • 1 stalk broccoli
  • 2 cloves garlic

Stress Relief

  • 2 big handfuls spinach
  • 3 to 4 stalks broccoli
  • 3 to 4 stalks celery
  • 1 large or 2 small carrots

Digestion

  • 1/2 small papaya
  • 3 leaves kale
  • 1/8 head cabbage
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger
  • 1 wedge lemon

Cold Fighter

  • 1 ounce organic ginger
  • 1 squeeze lemon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Skin Enhancer

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries

Skin Clear Up

  • 2 large carrots (tops and tails removed)
  • 1 cup of spinach (or kale)
  • ½ apple (cored)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets

Smooth Skin

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cucumber

Skin Hydration and Cleanser

  • 6 stalks of celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • A handful of spinach or other leafy green
  • 1 apple

When it comes to making the juice, it is recommended to drink the juice immediately. However, not everyone has the time to make fresh juice every morning, so if you do need to store the juice, it is recommended to not store it for more than 48 – 72 hours and should be kept in a tightly sealed jar like a mason jar. Results can be seen within a week, happy juicing!

Newest Articles

See all Articles