I do hope that you continue drinking smoothies, and don’t treat the challenge as a temporary thing.
So today, I want to ask you a question:
Do you want to live to be a hundred, while still being full of energy, passion, and–most of all–healthy? Do you want your family to thrive?
If so, then you should look into adding juicing to your repertoire.
Now, I know what you may be thinking: “Is this really necessary? I’m already drinking green smoothies, and eating plenty of healthy fruits and veggies, why do I need juices? Aren’t they too much work, anyway? WHO HAS THE TIME FOR THAT?”
Yeah, I hear you. I had those thought too (especially the last one, believe me, I’ve been there!).
However, the undeniable fact is this. Juicing provides the most concentrated nutrition, in the form that’s easiest for our body to absorb.
After long winter (and gallons and gallons of green smoothies), I’m craving juices. Today, I’ve made some green juice – just looking at it makes you feel energized!
Green juice packed with vegetables is all the rage these days. It can be prepared with a variety of ingredients, such as kale, celery, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, apple, kiwi, parsley and/or cilantro.
Juicing kale, broccoli, celery or parsley adds that green color and a multitude of health benefits. Throw in a sweet element to keep the juice palatable, but going too sweet may result in a dessert juice rather than a drinkable vitamin.
For beginners, I’d advise to steer clear of adding too much cabbage, cilantro or parsley (only because you may find the flavors too strong), and add more cucumbers, apples, a pear or a kiwi – to make it sweeter.
It’s been ten days since I purchased my new Breville juicer to join my kitchen appliance team (and replace the old one, which was long-ago ready to leave its post), and we continue our Juice Reboot morning juicing routine (or mini-detox-cleanse) with my husband (who is the main reason I bought the juicer in the first place, as I could not get him to drink enough smoothies, and I think may be more inclined to drink juices).
I have to say it’s been working really well so far, even though it does make the mornings a bit more busy and it takes a bit more time to get everyone out of the house. We’ll continue it for just a couple of days more, until my husband leaves on a trip, and then resume when he comes back in almost three weeks.
So today, we made this rich vibrant beetroot juice with carrots, celery and apple.
Although I’m a great believer in green smoothies and I pretty much gave up on juicing the last couple of years, I decided to give juicing another try.
Just a few days ago I purchased a brand new Breville juicer (which, by the way, came with a free DVD “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” movie), brought a few bags of produce from a farmers market, and set of to make some colorful juice.
So I made a few quarts of vegetable juice and we sat down with my husband (who, incidentally, came down with a fever and a nasty virus infection) to watch the Joe Cross documentary of his 60 juicing reboot.