Friday, 18 May 2012

Get Your Juice On! :)

Got a juicer for my bday. Now I'm obsessed with juicing. Juiced all this this morning. Got the following in it: kiwis, apples, oranges, melon, spinach, parsley, celery and ginger. I feel healthy just reading that. It was so tasty too! Pls ignore lager in

Ok, so I have recently become a 'juicer'. I had no clue that there is a whole juicer/ raw food community out there! That is cool, but for my kind of easy juicing, you don't need them!

Some people have asked me how I juice, what I juice, why I do it and which juicer I use, so here be da lowdown on mah juicing gear, preferred juicing foods and the reasons:

I have the Philips Aluminium Collection Juicer

It's great, works well and is fairly easy to clean (though all juicers are a pain to clean, key is: do it straight after you've used while all the pulp is still wet so it doesn't start to dry onto the machine and create mould and other yuckie stuff).

To get more and better quality vegetables into my body. When we boil/ fry veg, a lot of the nutrients (and 'live enzymes') get killed. When you eat raw food (or juice your food), you get ALL the goodies that the veg have to offer. Also, it's a yummy and convenient and relatively fast way to get veg in you.  

Preferred Juicing Foods: 
So a lot of people are like: eeeeuw, you put spinach in your drink! It looks all green. Dudes, you SO have to get over the colour thing. The thing is: once you mix in 2 apples and an orange, none of the green stuff is taste-able. Haha. For reals! It's like you're drinking apple juice, but it just looks green and you vaguely taste some veg, but the apple is really very dominating, so the taste is great!

So I throw in a whole mix of veg, whatever is around really that I think is healthy. I usually use the following fruit and veg:
  • Apples (2 per person)
  • 1 Orange
  • Carrots
  • Spinach or Curly Kale (or both)
  • Parsley
  • Celery
  • Kiwis
  • Lemon (with the rind/ skin)
  • Ginger
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Garlic (not too much of this though)

Those don't all go in one juice drink, I pick and mix depending on the day and what we have in the house. 

Other options for juicing:
  • Watermelon
  • Limes
  • Any kind of berry
  • Cabbage (true story)
  • Grapes
  • Lettuce
  • Beetroot
  • Cucumber

I've really been loving it so far and do notice a difference in how I feel already; healthier! :) I encourage you to juice too! :)

Tonight's juicing ingredients; apples, carrots, kiwis, celery, parsley, garlic, ginger and curly kale


  1. Spinach! I love it in my chocolate and fruit protein smoothies. I was ascared to try it... I mean eeeuuuuwwww! Yes it is a bit green-ish but all I taste are the choco and banana and maybe strawberries if I put them in. Good for you for Juicing! There are some amazing veg/juicing/rawfood/gluent-free websites out there that have really helped me alot. At the time I wasn't NEEDING them for health reasons but now I have been diagnosed with diabetes so onward the quest and all Hail the Spinach !!! Yea !

    1. I can juice but I can't seem to work this computer stuff Don't know why it didn't put me in as ME :( LOL... anyway this posting is from ~Dee Ryder

  2. Okay, I have been thinking about doing this. Thank you for the encouragement via example. :) ♥ Angi

  3. I just ordered a juicer a few days ago and then I saw your blog post! I've been buying the little bottles of "Naked Juice" with all the veggies & fruits but at $5 a bottle, I thought I should try to make my own. So glad to hear you're having fun with it! I may need the websites because I think mine would taste awful without a recipe to follow! lol! Looking forward to juicy days! xoxo

  4. I can highly recommend any of The Juice Master's books. They're full of delicious 'recipes' that use a vast assortment of fruit & vegetables.

  5. That's great! I actually bought a juicer a couple of weeks ago too. I've had some successes and not-so-success, but I guess that's part of the fun. I have a small book called "Juices and Smoothies for Kids" by Amanda Cross which is pretty good - I figure if a kid will drink it, then it can't be that bad. :-) My favourite so far has been a mix of 1 mango, 1 orange, and a good-size chunk of cantelope (1/3 of a large one). I may start going more adventurous soon, with the spinach and kale type of stuff. Glad to know I'm not the only one, and glad to hear you're already feeling healthier!

  6. So good for you....and the little ones who get it via you :)

  7. Rawfood is good! I used to eat a lot last spring. I too have a juicer, or my boyfriend rather.. but we don't use it so much as the blender, we just love smoothies! :)
    Keep on the healthy way! :)


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