“If by Juice Cleanse You Mean More Mimosas, Then Okay, I’m Down.”
Let’s Blog Over Juicing Tips…
Too bad I can’t have a mimosa. Honestly… I don’t mind going without for my little angel face I’m carrying.
My pregnancy has my appetite off, and I don’t eat things that I used to eat. If I crave anything it’s all healthy. It’s also very much homemade. Going out were the days of the past. Not just because of quarantine, but I’m so particular about what I’m putting into my body right now. My little one is very much like his dad. A picky eater.
Gone are the days of detoxes and liquid diets. The modern way to juice involves making fresh homemade blends to help you supercharge your diet, get more nutrients, and feel great all day long. Before my brother left he made me fresh juices every single day. It was the only thing I could keep down. I’m sad he’s gone, but I’ve continued with all of his wonderful tips.
Prep Ahead: Juice is best when freshly made, but you can save time by prepping ahead: thoroughly wash all ingredients, remove stems, pits and tough skins, and cut everything just small enough that it will fit through the mouth of the juicer. FYI:There are some juicers that will remove skin, stems and pits for you if you’re willing to invest in one.
Speed Up – Or Down: If your juicer has more than one speed, don’t forget to use them both.Hard produce like apples and beets are processed on high and soft ones
like spinach and cabbage are processed on low.
Sweeten Your Greens: Dark leafy greens like a kale and chard are the healthiest ingredients around, but not everyone loves their flavor. The big secret? An apple or pear will almost completely disguise the taste of the greens. Adding one or two sweeter fruits to your green juice can make even the healthiest green juice feel like a sweet indulgent smoothie.
Spice It Up: Adding a pinch of spice to a juice can kick up the flavor and provide an extra health boost. For example, studies show turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, ground black pepper is thought to aid in the absorption of other nutrients, and cinnamon can have a regulatory effect on blood sugar. Cayenne – oh it can do wonders for your digestive system.