Juicing

IMG_2780 The new "FAD" is juice diets, juice cleanses and the obsession with just drinking fresh juice, pressed juice, fruit juice, green juice and all types of juice. Many juice places offer daily juice cleanses for one or three or more days, for an OKAY price. However, making juice at home is cheaper and makes a ton more juice. Juicing at home has many pros and cons, however, the pros override them because you can be saving money, however, it does take more effort, cleaning and time. I personally make a lot of juices at once for the next day or two, longer than that, it won't be so fresh!

I personally do both because I just have a juicer, and I like pressed juice. Pressed juice keeps more nutrients in the juice, giving your body more, however, the juice you'll be making at your house, is still great. You can also purchase a pressed juice juicer.

Drinking fresh juice keeps me hydrated and energized, and makes me feel great after a yoga session or working out, or even just before starting work.

Below are my three favorite juice recipes that I make at home:

(Tip: sometimes when getting juice at a place, I will take a picture or a pamphlet of the juices so I can go home and use the exact fruits, it tastes the same every time!)

About 1 cup v

Pineapple, Apple, Mint, Lemon

half a pineapple, 1 1/2 apples, a pile of mint and a whole lemon

I like my juice lemony but this may be too lemony so subject to taste you can add more apples or pineapple.

Pineapple, Apple, Mint, Lemon, Mango

Same as above but add 1 Mango.

Greens

Bunch of Cilantro, Kale, Spinach

Couple of Cucumbers

Half a Pineapple

Half a Lemon

Citrus

2 Oranges

Bunch of baby carrots

2 lemons

2 cucumbers

Bunch of Ginger (Ginger has many health benefits, included, helps with stomach pains, joint pain, nausea, and absorption of nutrients in the body!) I definitely fit this in my juices whenever I can.

I realized adding a ton of fruits and veggies may just become overpowering and not as good, so I've been sticking to really simple and a few options in my juice and they taste better this way.

Sometimes I will add water or add coconut water to these juices because they can be pretty strong and that makes the flavor fresh and a little bit more subtle!