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
- Spinach or Curly Kale (or both)
- Lemon (with the rind/ skin)
- 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:
- Any kind of berry
- Cabbage (true story)
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! :)