I’m probably a little bit late to the ‘juicing party’ but after looking at the pros and cons, I decided to join in. And I’m loving it!
It’s easy to see why juicing is super popular with health conscious people all over the world. It is a healthy, natural way to get a big dose of vitamins and minerals into your body. Plus, while I love my fruit and veg, sometimes there are days when I simply don’t eat enough of them.
But if you are a beginner like me, it can be a little daunting trying to get started. The good news is, the worst that can happen is you end up with a juice you don’t like. No problems, pass it on to someone else or tip it on the garden!
Like many things, it is best to just jump in and get started. So to help, I’ve listed my best tips to juicing for beginners below. These are the things that helped make juicing a lot easier for me and I hope they help you too.
First of all, you can juice pretty much any type of fruit or vegetables. Don’t be scared to experiment, and as I said before, if if doesn’t work out, no problem.
Just think “the more the merrier” both in the variety of produce and in the colors you choose. More colors will mean a wider range of nutrients in the juice. So, as you walk through the supermarket, consider trying something you never have before.
Start A Shopping List
Get out your recipes and make a list of all the ingredients you will need. Planning makes it much easier to juice when you need to.
Get organised and prepare your vegetables and fruits so they are ready to go when you want to juice. There are some tips for getting organised here.
At the very least, prepare the night before a morning juicing session. This means washing the produce, peeling if needed (but remember there are lots of nutrients locked into the skin), and storing it overnight in airtight containers.
One thing that juices are definitely lacking is protein. This can be overcome by adding protein powder to your juice before drinking. The addition of protein powder will not only provide a source of energy, but helps to make you feel full. Because of this, juices with protein powder added are often used a meal replacement.
Make sure to buy a high quality protein powder, not a cheap one with lots of filler ingredients.
Where your budget will allow, choose organic produce. If your budget can’t stretch to all organic, at least consider buying organic for the ‘