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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How To Get The Most Out Of Juicing

 This is a picture of a Juice Cleanse I did!

 Juicing is a convenient way to get your daily dose of fruit and vegetables.  A fresh juice is basically just a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants that is shot immediately into our bloodstream so we can absorb all of the nutrients.  There are so many wonderful benefits that come along with juicing but it can be expensive. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways I get the most out of juicing. 

    The farmers market is the cheapest place to purchase produce and it’s local which is a plus.  I haven’t priced every single thing out but comparing complete trips to the grocery store, the farmers market was by far my cheapest trip.  I also enjoyed shopping at the farmers market because I wasn’t tempted by the cookie or chip aisle like I always am at the grocery store.  There was ONLY fruits and vegetables so I was able to go in, get what I needed, and get out!

 Fruits and Vegetables with a high water content will ALWAYS juice the best! For example apples, celery, and cucumbers are going to produce a lot more juice than kale or spinach.  So that is something to keep in mind when you are doing your grocery shopping.

There is a specific order in which you are able to get more juice when juicing! I have found this order of operation to be extremely beneficial, so I thought I would share :)

1. ALWAYS start with your leafy ingredients first! Spinach, Kale, Mint Leaves, Parsley, Rosemary, Wheatgrass, Cilantro.  These ingredients are going to produce a small amount of juice when you send it thru your juicer.  They are very beneficial but their water content is low.  You never want to save these types of ingredients for the end because they need some help getting pushed out.

2.  Second, if a recipe calls for ginger root, I will send that next.  Ginger is another thing you never want to save until the end to add in.  If a recipe doesn’t call for ginger root, I’ll do things like Jalapenos, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, beets, carrots, bell peppers… pretty much anything that is a little softer than an apple. 

3.  Last but not least you always want to save your hardest produce items for last… and by that I mean things like apples, celery, cucumbers, onions etc.  Saving these things to juice at the end cleans out whatever is hanging out in your strainer, therefore pushing out a little more kale or whatever wasn't fully executed on its own.  

Basically just remember when juicing,  go from softest to hardest!

I hope this was helpful to some of you who have recently started juicing! 

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mommas out there who read my blog! I so appreciate each and every one of you!  Have a blessed week everyone! 


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  1. I feel like it takes me forever to juice. Part of it could be my juicer but the other thing is I'm making different jars of different ingredients ie. All green, reds, orange. I typically have to juice for 2 days At a time. Do you suggest making a large amount at once then Putting them into jars? Or making 1 small jar at a room few with different ingredients in them. It's so hard to tell how many ingredients fill 1 jar.

  2. Antoinette,

    what kind of juicer do you own?

    I do recommend making a lot at one time and then storing the juice in mason jars. I do this weekly!

    If I am understanding your question correctly, you are making a bunch of apple juice, orange juice etc. in different jars and then mixing together? If that is right I wouldn't suggest doing it that way... I can see why it would take forever! I ALWAYS make juice according the recipe. For example I would juice 5 kale leaves, a handful of mint leaves, one lemon, one cucumber, and two green apples... all together! That should make around a 16 oz juice depending on how big your apples are.

    Hope that helps!

  3. Thank You for the tip.. I drink about 24 oz.every morning, I will look for the coupons for the nutribullet.

    Best Citrus Juicer

    1. Military Loans,

      The nutribullet is awesome but it is not a juicer so all of the recipes on my blog will be extremely off in the nutribullet. The nutribullet is a ver efficient blender. At target they sell a juicing bullet and that is an actual juicer.

  4. Ashley, I love your blog, and I am finally starting to see results! I am clean eating as much as possible now too. My question is how long will juice last. I put mine in a pint mason jar with a resealable lid, but the mayo clinic says "make only as much juice as you can drink at one time because fresh squeezed juice can quickly develop harmful bacteria"