To juice or not to juice? That's the question & we're gonna answer it-YES! Whether it’s fruits, veggies, herbs, spices: the combinations are endless. Wanna supplement your diet with all of the added benefits that juicing brings? Let’s talk flavors.
Juicing…not THAT kind of juicing. We’re talking about good old-fashioned, DIY juicing - the fruits and veggies kind.
While we prefer to eat our food, juicing helps get those micronutrients that we may be missing out on. It’s a great way to mask those veggies you’re not too crazy about but know are good for you (hear that, kale?). This is no cleanse! We’re talking about supplementing the nutrition plan you already have in place with the added benefits of homemade juice.
There are great recipes on the web, but juicing is about finding flavors you like. Men’s Fitness recommends leafy greens, kiwi, papaya, grapefruit, bell pepper, broccoli, oranges, strawberries, asparagus, even garlic! You can also use carrots, apples, ginger root, cucumbers, beets, herbs like parsley and flavors like cayenne or cinnamon.
It may sound like a good idea to whip up a huge batch to save for the week, but the best way to enjoy your juice concoction is ASAP - fruits and veggies lose nutrients over time, especially when changing from solid to liquid and removing those protective skins.
Do we have to say it again? Eat (or drink) your fruits and veggies, people! It’s damn good for you!