I have been a huge health kick recently. I’ve been working out more often and completely changing my diet. I’ve been trying to add more fruits and veggies into my diet, but it can definitely be a difficult change to make. I had been eyeing The Breville Juice Fountain Compact, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend $100 yet. I wanted to make sure that it was something I really wanted and would us
I started by adding smoothies to my diet. I bought large bags of frozen fruit from Sam’s Club, and that made it easier for me to make smoothies a regular part of my diet. I really enjoyed making smoothies and started to experimenting with cheese cloth juice recipes. I definitely thought that i could start adding fresh juice into my diet.
Well fast forward to about four months ago. My mom found the Breville Juice Fountain Multi- Speed on sale.(it retails for about $180) She is the sweetest person ever and decided to buy it for me! I was so excited to start juicing. Then I realized that I had no idea what to juice and how to get the most out of juicing.
I began easy with only juicing apples and oranges. I really wanted to start adding veggies, but I wasn’t sure what went together. I found that I actually really like the taste of carrot juice, so I went from there. My favorite juice is my Apple Carrot Ginger (recipe below).
Ideally when making juice, you want a 70:30 vegetable to fruit ratio. That can definitely be difficult especially for a beginner juicer, so start with more fruit and add veggies as you get more comfortable.
I started experimenting with vegetables outside of my comfort zone. You can juice beets, celery, cucumbers, mint, spinach, and honestly whatever vegetable you can think up. I suggest starting with a fruit juice and slowly increasing the amount of vegetables each time.
Here is a SUPER easy juice recipe for first time juicers:
This is my favorite juice recipe. i do not drink it all the time because it does have alot of sugar, but it is perfect for someone just starting out!
- 4-5 medium sized apples (I prefer Gala, but you can use whatever you prefer)
- 3 large carrots
- 1 Tbsp of lemon Juice (cuts down the sweetness)
- 1 inch of fresh ginger.
Throw all of your ingredients into your juicer and wah lah! You have fresh juice for the whole week!
A few juicing tips:
- Cleaning the juicer can be kind of a hassle. I like to make a large batch and store them in glass bottles and jars like in the picture. Make sure you store your juice in glass. Storing juice in plastic can alter the taste and won’t keep it as fresh.
- What do you do with all the pulp? Don’t throw it away!! Besides throwing it into the composte bin, you can add it to soups or create delicious veggie patties.
- If you don’t have a juicer. but still want to try out juicing you definitely can! Blend all your ingredients together in a traditional blender then put it through a very fine cheese cloth. Yay for juice on a budget!
I hope you all enjoyed this blog post. Let me know your favorite juicing recipes in the comments! Or any juicing tips!