So I experimented a little this morning. Be sure to give youself TIME to do this if you’re juicing along with me, because it is not a quick process, as some would be led to think. And cleaning out the machine is a real pain in the ass. But it’s all for a goal right???
I got 2 of my 4 juice recipes from Pinterest and I will be giving them credit here. They are not my ideas, but they seem great so I’m willing to try anything at this point. Below is a picture of the 4 juices i made today!! So proud!! Eek! 😀
Juice #1: Vegetable Juice
This is your super vitamin FRESH V8. You’re probably thinking, ok why not just go by V8. Alot of those canned or bottled beverages that store for a long period of time go through a “high heat/flash pasteurization” process. This process heats up the liquid to >250 degrees F to kill all the microorganisms that can cause the juice to spoil, and then it is cooled quickly. This happens with the “Naked” brand or “Odwalla” brand juices as well I believe, otherwise they wouldn’t last more than 3-4 days. This flash pasteurization also destroys many of the micronutrients we are trying to get out of our juices, and if you’re existing solely on juices for a few days, you really need the MOST micronutrients you can get. So these are a bad idea if you’re doing a juice fast. Sorry. I know, i thought about it too.
Here is a link to more info about this if interested: http://www.lifewithgreens.com/fresh-versus-bottled-juice
Anyway this is my vegetable juice. Was great after drinking just sweet fruit juice all day yesterday. It’s kind of like drinking a salad! Haha, if that doesn’t get ya, I don’t know what will! This image is taken directly from Pinterest.
Juice #2: SuperSkin Juice!
Oranges, pineapples, and sweet potatoes, oh my! (sorry, I had to). Who knew they would go together well? I certainly didn’t, but its a fresh, “citrusy” vitamin packed mixture that really does actually taste good. Again variety is key my loves.
This image is also taken directly from Pinterest.
Juice #3 and #4:
These are my concoctions. They are alkalizers, as I’ve read, and apples and cucumbers combine together to make a pretty refreshing drink. Add a little ginger (which I happen to love), and it’s even better. Leave the ginger out if you’re not into this- (people tend to LOVE or HATE ginger, it’s a strong flavor). These last 2 are the same with the exception that the last green bottle (in the picture above at the top of this post) is diluted slightly with Pure Coconut water. Just a little less intense taste, and still very refreshing.
So this will be my “food” today. sigh.
I have to tell you, the taste really is good. The issue for me at least is definitely more the texture. Especially with the vegetable juice- i love the flavor, but I’m not really used to the idea of drinking my vegetables yet. I’m working on it. A straw helps a little, and Im going to be putting them on ice at work tonight. I. Just. Can’t. Wait. haha. (can you FEEL the excitement!!!!)
8.5 more days 😉 But who’s counting!!