Juicing, Days 6-9

September 6th: Up to this point, I’ve been composting the pulp after juicing. Pulp from fruits and vegetables can be saved for use in many recipes, such as frozen desserts, soups, sauces, casseroles, vegetable stocks, dressings, baked goods, salads and many other dishes. I think I’ll stick with composting for now! 😉 This morning I made a juice called “Sweet ‘n’ savoury” and it was delicious and refreshing!

Sweet ‘n’ savoury

3 apples

2 celery sticks

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C; calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulphur.

This juice gives you an energy boost and a nice glow.

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September 7th: Juicing at home is quite different then cold pressed juicing. Your typical home juicer has a centrifugal or rotary blade. The friction of those high speed blades applies heat to your fruits and vegetables, which can oxidize and break down vital nutrients. These juices should be consumed within 15-20 minutes. This morning I made a juice called the “Grapefruit Basic.” I think I would try substituting orange for the grapefruit next time, but that’s just personal preference.

Grapefruit Basic

1 grapefruit

1 apple

2 carrots

1 stick celery

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C; calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur.

Use this juice for energy and immunity.

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September 8th: Juices you buy in the grocery store have been pasteurized. During this process, the juices are heated up so nutrients are lost and you end up consuming a lot of sugar and water. Raw juice provides exactly what nature intended. This morning I made a juice called “Pale Faced.” I’ve never cooked with fennel before so I had to watch a YouTube video to see how to prep it. This juice was pretty bitter, and I’m learning that I’m not a very big fan of grapefruit. I would be willing to try this juice again with oranges to see if that makes a difference.

Pale Faced

2 grapefruits

1 apple

1/2 fennel bulb

1 small bunch fresh mint

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C; calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur.

This juice is a great source of energy.

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September 9th: Apparently carrot greens, rhubarb greens, orange peels and grapefruit peels contain toxic substances! Therefore, they should not be juiced. Luckily I’ve been removing the peels to avoid breaking my juicer. This morning I made a juice called “Orange Crudites” and it was fantastic! Joe said it reminded him of V8 Juice, which I didn’t get at all because I remember V8 juice tasting absolutely disgusting! Then again, the last time I tried V8 Juice, I was a little kid who only ate hotdogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese, so what do I know!

Orange Crudites

2 oranges

1/2 cucumber

2 carrots

1 stick celery

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C; calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur.

Drink this juice to boost energy, immunity and to improve your complexion.

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