The Easiest Recipes for Juicers
By F. Gruner Updated 11/14/13
Juicing is a fast and healthy way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. It's one of the quickest ways to grab a sweet and healthy treat whenever you are craving one as well. The variety of fruits and veggies you can use to mix and match to your preference go on forever. Purchasing a good quality juicer will have you well on your way to making tasty concoctions that your whole family will love.
One of the best juicers out on the market today is the Champion 2000 Juicer. This juicer is good for much more than just making juice you can also use it to process coconut milk, prepare baby food, nut butters, and ice creams. The Only downside is it does not work well for juicing veggies and wheat grass. If those are things that you prefer to use on a regular basis then I would recommend the Omega 8006 Juicer in its place.
If you already have a quality juicer in your home or are getting ready to purchase one then here are some recipes for your juicer that will get you going. Experimenting with different combinations is the key to finding recipes for your juicer that you will enjoy and these are classics.
1. 1 cup each of strawberries and raspberries, 1/2 cup each of blackberries and blueberries, and one whole cucumber. Then add agave nectar to taste.
2. 1 each of kiwi and orange, 6 strawberries, 1/2 a mango, 1 cup of pineapple, and 1/4 cup of coconut water.
3. 1 apple, 10 grapes, and 1/2 cup of strawberries.
4. 1 orange, 1/4 of a lemon, and 1/2 of a grapefruit.
5. 3 carrots, 1/2 cup of beets, and 1/2 of a cucumber.
You can start by trying these ratios but feel free to adjust each recipe to suit your taste. One of the wonderful things about juicing is that you can change the recipe to suit your personal tastes and it will not affect the outcome heavily. If you like something sweeter you simply make the fruit ratio higher. If you can't have too much sugar in your diet you may need to use more veggies and less fruit and use a sugar substitute (like stevia) rather than the agave nectar. Your juice recipes can be as unique as you are as an individual.
It is best to start out with things that you are familiar with because sometimes trying something new can be scary and in many cases your body will need to adjust to using a newer item especially if you have any dietary sensitivities such as GERD. If you have problems with high blood sugar then you will want to limit your intake of certain fruits and veggies. Of course, a best selling recipe book will also help you feel more comfortable. I highly recommend the
Best Selling Juice Recipe Book by Drew Canole.
Once you get a feel for how juicing works and what you like and don't like, then you can start experimenting. You can start adding things like wheat grass, parsley, and spirulina. Ginger is a nice addition when you have an upset tummy. There are a variety of additives on the market that you can put in your juices for an additional nutritional punch that will have you zipping joyfully through your day. Spinach is a very nice addition to any fruit based juice recipe.
My best advice for you is to not be afraid or shy when juicing your veggies. The taste of veggies is very different when they are juiced fresh versus when they are cooked down and stripped of their nutrients. Soon you will be sharing your personal favorites with your friends.