I’ve been wanting to jump on the vegetable juice trend for a while now, but I didn’t start properly until a week ago when I discovered there was actually a juicer in my parents house! #win
Since then I’ve been juicing like crazy! First off I went to the farmers market to buy loads of vegetables. I came home with kale, carrots, cucumbers, beetroot, collard greens, celery etc – the list can go on!
Juicing itself is actually a really fun! I love the sound of all the stuff that get mashed down the pipe and out comes colourful juice.
When I juice I don’t bother following a recipe as you can literally mix – taste – add until you feel you’ve achieved a decent flavour.
I believe the general rule is to always add 1 or 2 fruits to your drink in order to make the drink drinkable. Otherwise it will taste very concentrated of the greens you’ve put in. Another trick is to use more of carrots and beets if you want to flavour your drink sweet, but of course you should not overdo with them either as fruit sugar will get your glycemic index rise & fall.
Cucumbers & celery have a neutral taste but contain loads of water which is great if you want to dilute your drink. I always add one cucumber & a few celery stalks no matter what in my mix.
You can juice in many different ways, having it for breakfast, snack or simply do a detox where you only drink juice for a limited amounts of days like I’m currently doing.
Juicing has so much health benefits as you extract all the nutrients from the vegetables and making the body absorb them immediately by drinking the concentrate.
The reason why juicing works is because the quantity of vegetables that you extract the nutrients from, are so large – you would never have eaten that much vegetables in a day for sure! This is an easy way to health and it doesn’t taste bad at all!
Long term – I can’t really tell you yet of my experiences, as I’ve only been doing it for 7 days.
But people claim it literally heals your body from inside. It should work on any form of issues, illnesses & problems. Beauty wise it’s amazing as weight loss is pretty much guaranteed as long as you don’t combine your juicing with eating rubbish. All the nutrients have also a positive impact on skin (cell regeneration for example), hair, nails etc.
I’m in love! I thought it was just another health hype but I feel I can’t go back now to a life without juicing.
It’s a great way to start the day with and it gives you so much energy! If you manage to do a proper detox, you will loose weight 100% guaranteed. I’ve lost several kg’s already, but that’s not the motivator for me as I feel the natural healing powers of the vegetables are way more inspiring!
I just know my body has been craving this after I’ve been polluting it with processed food & artificial sugar for so many years. Now my blood sugar is stable, I’m not craving any crappy foods and that’s great. Normally I can never say no to dessert if it’s in front of me, but now I feel honestly turned off by the fact of touching it’s. It’s like juicing makes you uninterested in all the temptation you usually get trapped with.
The beauty with drinking a large glass of vegetable juice is that it can actually replace a meal and you will understand why if you try it.
Although you’re drinking concentrated juice without any bits & pieces – you actually end up feeling full & not hungry at all. I do recommend to drink another juice 2-3 hours after your first juice if you’re going to do a detox and don’t want to feel the hunger coming.
If you for some reason don’t want to go all in with a juice detox, I’d drink it at least for 2 meals a day and one meal should be plant based diet with fibres & good fats to have the stomach going. This is almost as good as the detox but doesn’t feel as hardcore.
I really recommend everyone to watch the documentary “Fat, sick & nearly dead”. Watch it for free here, it’s amazing and so inspiring! You will understand why & probably start juicing yourself after you’ve seen it 🙂
Does anyone of my readers juice? How has your experience been? Any great recipes to share?