I have to admit, I am awesome telling my kids what to do with their health, but I'm not taking care of myself, not sitting down to eat, struggling with water intake, ect.
I have started a morning ritual of juicing. I have been fiddling around with varieties for the past couple of weeks, but this mornings concoction has sent me over the edge of yukkiness.
- Strawberries (5)
- Passionfruit (1)
- Kiwifruit (1)
- Half a beetroot, don't ask me why.
- Black and white chia seeds.
I have tried to base it with an apple/ blackcurrent Nudie juice, but felt like the health benefits would be minimal, more sugar than anything.
Does anyone have recipes or guide me toward the best nutrient/taste combos? I would really prefer to bulk my fruit and vegetable intake in the mornings, the more tired I get, the less willing I am to do it.
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03-08-2016 11:46 #1Senior Member
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Juicing in the morning- best recipes for maximum benefit?
03-08-2016 12:17 #2
My DP makes a bulk lot of juice each Sunday so he doesn't have to do each day.
7 Lebanese cucumbers
1/2 bunch kale
1/2 bunch Spinach or silver wet
Small piece of ginger
He likes this one even though it has a big green base which may sound yuck the fruit gives it a sweet tastes
Add a bit of water aswell but his depends on the juicier we have. We have a ninja but found that there is a lot of waste product and it is very Bitsy to drink so he strains it. My mum on the other hand has a kuvingos juicer so we have borrowed that until we can afford to buy one ourselves as they are around $600
03-08-2016 15:20 #3
Fruit juice has a very high concentration of sugar. I would be focussing on more veges and less fruit. By adding chia seeds etc I am assuming you are making a smoothly rather than actual juice?
If it's juice your extracting, I would try using a combo of cucumber, celery, kale, lemon, ginger and green apple if you need extra sweetness.
If your using a Nutri bullet or similar to make your 'juice' I would suggest a frozen banana, baby spinach, cucumber, celery, mint, and lemon. Adding chia seeds will thicken it.
03-08-2016 18:56 #4Senior Member
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You need mostly veg/greens & just one fruit if you want it to be healthy. Tart it up with lemon or ginger if you need to.
03-08-2016 20:22 #5Senior Member
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I have found a combo of about 50% fruit and 50% green veg is good. And less is more when it comes to the number of different things you put in there. So pineapple/Apple/pear is all good for the fruit and kale/spinach for the green veg, but cucumber goes well too without adding too much extra flavour. I put it all in a high speed blender so you keep all the fibre, rather than juicing.
I think this looks like a good recipe too, but haven't tried it yet:
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