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Fresh Vegtable Juice

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The 5-vegtable-a-day guarantee

before

Juicing ensures you get a lot of vegetables in your diet. And it’s almost instant. I can easily have 5 vegetables with my lunch. And the veggies guarantee good health.

after

Tips for taste:

–  If you are not used to fresh vegtable juice, start with half a glass or less.
-Carrots and tomatoes are good bases for juice. They are sweet, and not too strong. Go easy on the strong tasting veggies, like radishes, onions, hot peppers, or garlic, and herbs, especially at first.
– If you are really squeamish, or a kid, you can start with 1/2 orange juice, 1/2 carrot, or 1/2 apple, 1/2 carrot.
– Cucumbers are easy to take, so throw one of those in too.
– Drink it right away because it gets weird after 10 minutes.
– You can add a twist of lemon, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or salt to your juice for added flavour.

The Juicer

I use the Breville juicer which I love. It is powerful (1000 W). I bought if 5 years ago, and use it almost everyday. It’s a real workhorse. Most parts are stainless steel, it has a wide mouth so you can put most veggies in without cutting them up, and I put all  the parts (except one) in the dishwasher. I can make juice and clean up in five minutes.  This one is expensive, but it’s the best.

The Ingredients

I drink a combination of veggies, depending on what I have in my garden or fridge.  Just wash your veggies and throw into your juicer. Use organic vegetables. Some veggies are sweet, some are bitter, or very strong. Every vegtable has a unique combo of vitamins, minerals, and medicinal properties.

Some veggies are sweet and some bitter.  All are good for you. Find a combo that you like

Sweet:
Beet
carrot
apple
cabbage
lettuce
cucumber
red pepper
tomato
cauliflower
potatoes
lettuce
parsnips
green and red pepper
potatoes

Herbs: (don’t use more then 1/4 cup per person)
fennel
basil
coriander/cilantro
parsley
chives

Greens (use in moderation):
spinach
wheat grass
beet tops
Swiss chard
Watercress

Strong flavor:
garlic
onion
ginger
hot pepper
radish
diakon
celery

Avoid:

-if you have kidney problems you might need to avoid things with oxalic acid such as beet tops, spinach and celery
– pumpkin (makes me queasy)
– pomegranate skin (tried it, felt like poison)

peace

Author: Rhonda

Documenting all the things I have done in an attempt to survive cancer.

2 Comments

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  2. I posted on my blog about my Jack LaLanne Power Juicer. I’m sure it’s not as good as your Breville, but was cheaper! I feel blessed to have the inspiration to juice daily for my husband & I … it can only do us good!

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