This past week I made the ultimate purchase that I've wanted FOREVER: a juicer!!!
I know it might seem like a trivial excitement, but I remember seeing the Jack Lalanne juicer commercials on TV as a kid and wanting to throw combinations of my favorite fruits and veggies into it and make my very own drinks. So, a mere 20 years later here I am with a brand new kitchen toy and I couldn't be happier.
There will be a series of juicing recipes to follow, as I discover the healthiest and yummiest blends.
One note, I am making a habit of drinking these first thing in the morning before consuming any food. Why? Because your body is able to easily digest the nutrients in juices because it does not have to breakdown the fiber. Prime time for absorption of these vitamins is on an empty stomach!
I do not recommend having juice replace food, but it makes a nice prelude to breakfast. You can start your day energized without caffeine and knowing that you are giving your body a major boost of nutrition and antioxidants before the sun rises!
Side note: consume juice immediately if made with a centrifugal machine. Cold-pressed juices (masticating) are able to keep a bit longer, but those made with a spinning blade should be drunk as soon as possible to avoid loss of nutrients.
- 3 handfuls of chopped kale
- 2 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 slices of pineapple
- 2 slices of lemon, peeled
- Sliced ginger, add to taste
- Slowly add ingredients into machine.
- To get the most of your greens, put them in between other "juicier" ingredients such as pineapple and celery.
- Stir to combine and drink up!