I’ve started drinking fresh juices! If you’ve been reading other posts of mine, you know that I struggle with eating vegetables. I especially hate how crunchy they are. Which is why, if I ever eat them, I eat them very cooked. I have found, however, that I can “drink my vegetables”, even raw vegetables, without too much difficulty. A carrot, beet (beetroot), orange, and ginger concoction I made yesterday for instance, was actually pretty refreshing!
Of course eating whole vegetables is so much better for you. If you’re simply not eating enough vegetables though, for whatever reason, juicing is a good way to supplement your nutrient intake. Also, when it comes to people like me who dislike vegetables, I see juices as the opposite of a gateway drug, they’re a gateway to healthier eating. At least, I am hoping they are.
Anyway, it’s week 2 and I am still keeping at it. Every day, I make myself some juice, varying the vegetables so that I am getting a range of nutrients. If you’re looking to try your hand at juicing and haven’t done it before, this is a great starter juice. I use a juicer, but I have heard of people using a Vitamix and then straining out the pulp if they don’t like it.
8 Carrots (with the ends cut off)
2 Beets (peeled, with ends cut off) (you can use just one beet if you don’t like the strong “root” flavour of beets and just use 2 extra carrots instead)
1 Orange (peeled) (you could also use an apple)
2 inch Piece of Ginger
- Wash the fruit and vegetables well.
- Cut them as needed depending on the size of your juicer feeding tube.
- Feed the ingredients into the juicer.
- Pour the juice into a glass.
- Enjoy your juice 🙂
P.s. You could use the pulp to bake muffins. I plan on trying this out at some point and will update this post, when I do.