Make your juicing recipes a little more tasty by adding fruit! Not too much though.
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My husband tends to be the type of person that eats to live. Now I’m not necessarily the person that lives to eat…but I do prefer a bowl of spaghetti to my husband’s boiled lentil dish. This is what it consists of: Put lentils into pot. Add water. Boil. Eat.
If you’ve ever tried plain, unseasoned lentils you understand. If you haven’t, don’t.
Needless to say, when he got onto this ‘juicing’ kick, I did not join in right away. His juicing recipes consisted of handfuls of mustard and turnip greens, cilantro, and lettuce. Liquid rabbit food. About the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
But then he started adding fruit (the lifesaver of all juicing), and going a bit easier on the greens, and I have finally found a bit of joy in juicing as well.
So, if you’re new to juicing, and actually care about the taste of your food (unlike my crazy husband), here are some simple (beginner!) fruit and vegetable juicing recipes:
Fruit Juicing Recipes
Fruit Juicing Recipe #1: Grapple
1 cup grapes (I like purple best)
2 medium carrots
1 handful kale
What is great about the apple and grapes is that it completely masks the taste of the kale, but you get all of kale’s amazing nutritional benefits. Spinach also works, instead of kale, and gives an even sweeter taste to the juice, with similar nutritional benefits.
Fruit Juicing Recipe #2: Melon Heaven
1/2 cup cantaloupe
1/2 pink grapefruit
1 red bell pepper
1 medium carrot
1 handful spinach
Watermelon and pink grapefruits are very high in the carotenoid lycopene, one of the most effective antioxidants. Cantaloupes and carrots are very high in vitamin A, another important antioxidant. Thus, this juice is not only tasty, but also good for your body.
Fruit Juicing Recipe #3: Berry Cherry
3-4 pitted cherries
1/2 small apple
1 medium carrot
1 cup swiss chard
Chard is thought to be one of the healthiest vegetables because it is not only full of antioxidants, but also contains a flavonoid called syringic acid. Syringic acid actually helps your body regulate blood sugar. This is especially important in vegetable and fruit juicing recipes, because fruits are, in general, very high in sugar, and turning them into juice can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar that is not ideal for your body’s functioning. Thus, pairing a vegetable which controls blood sugar with fruits that are high in sugar (though still very nutritious) is a perfect combination.
Choose Fruit For Better Tasting Juicing Recipes
Really, you can’t go wrong with fruit when juicing for good taste. The only tough aspect is finding a good balance of fruit to vegetables when making your own fruit juicing recipes. When juicing fruits and vegetables, add enough fruit to make the juice taste good, but not too much to where you are masking the juice’s nutrient health benefits with too-high, too-rapid sugar intake.