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Juicing In The Kitchen

Updated on June 2, 2016

Healthy Juicing Lifestyle

Juicing in the kitchen is something that I am very passionate about and something that I practice as well as preach, at least to anyone that will listen!

There really is no excuse not to juice, many would argue that juicers are too expensive, however you can juice with a manual juicer that our grandparents used years ago and still get all the benefits. It is much more convenient to have a nice juicer but if being healthy is more important to you the manual route can get you started.

Another common argument is juicing is too complicated or hard; it is a lot easier than you may think, the simple act of squeezing a lemon slice in your glass of water is juicing, it is not rocket science or that complicated unless you make it so. Ideally it is wise to start slow just a few items at a time and work your way up to the more complex recipes. There are numerous videos and books for beginners some I have featured here to help you.

Helping you with your juicing journey is why I created this lens so I hope it helps you start your healthy juicing lifestyle!

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juicing lifestyle

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There are numerous brands of juicers, because juicing has become popular the major manufacturers have jumped on board with their models as to not be left behind in the marketplace. I have listed several here that got excellent reviews and different price ranges.

You need to consider your needs, your budget and then select which model makes the most sense to you.

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Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
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Good Beginner Juicing Recipes Ideas

If you are just starting out the ideal approach (if you do not want to fast first) is to start nice and simple.

Start with a simple juice of apple and carrot, it is easy to prepare and has an excellent flavor, use a half of an apple and two carrots.

Remember the greener the leaf the more powerful the effect or benefit however your stomach needs to make the adjustment, it is not wise to juice heavy greens like kale, collard greens etc without mixing it up with some apple or carrot.

Another great equalizer is the lemon, it will help offset any harsh taste.

Healthy Juices Recipes For:

  1. For Better Circulation:

    1 Fuji apple, cored and sliced.

    1 lemon, peeled.

    1 orange, with peel.

    2 carrots, whole.

    6 kale leaves, rinsed.

    1 inch of ginger root.

  2. Your Complexion:

    ½ half of seeded apple.

    ½ cucumber.

    2 slices of pineapple (you can leave the skin on).

  3. Boost Of Vitamin E:

    3 asparagus spears.

    5 carrots.

    Handful of spinach.

  4. For A Cold:

    one apple.

    one carrot

    tiny bit if dandelion leaf.

    tiny bit of parsley.

    sliver of ginger (careful it is strong).

  5. Start The Day With A Kick:

    Small beet.

    3 carrots.

    1 apple (no seeds).

    Small handful of mint sprig.

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Manual Juice Extractors

If you want to ease into juicing without the high cost of a high quality juicer then using a manual citrus juicer is an excellent approach, juicing fruit first is enjoyable and you can start with breakfast and work your way into the rest of the day when you are ready to take your juicing to another level.

Whatever you decide it is wise to go with a high quality unit the last thing you want is to have equipment failure especially when you are starting out because you may get discouraged and give up.

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      Lucille 13 months ago

      Can you use a Vitamix for juicing

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      PennyHowe 3 years ago

      Thanks for a super informative lens. Love your photos and all of your great information. I am just now looking into juicing and will start giving it a try soon. Thanks again and have a great day. Salud!

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      James Jordan 4 years ago from Burbank, CA

      Just bought a new juicer and have started up doing it again at home. Seems like everything can be mixed together. Are there any fruits/veggies that you don't want to mix together?

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      angus28 4 years ago

      A very informative lens and good introduction. I started juicing about 30 years ago. The good juicers were very expensive and the cheap ones were just that; not very efficient and messy to clean. Today there are many more fruits and vegetables available in the off season at reasonable prices.

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      My daughter convinced me to buy the movie of Joe Cross's - Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, and our kitchen has sported a Breville Juicer ever since. Not that it's used everyday, but every so often we will do a "re-boot" to get back on track.

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      renagirl 4 years ago

      I have a juicer and I love it Nice lens!!

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      Steven 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      @Bill Armstrong: Thanks for stopping by ... there are a lot more people that juice than I thought ... for years I was keeping a low profile... not anymore.

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      Steven 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      @employmentresources: Thanks for stopping by... I juice fruit and then take the juice and make my breakfast smoothie with a banana .... love it!

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      Bill Armstrong 4 years ago from Valencia, California

      Nice one, have my juicer up and running!

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      employmentresources 4 years ago

      I'm really into healthy eating (smoothie every day). Great lens, thanks!

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      Steven 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      @SheGetsCreative: Thanks for stopping by it is very much appreciated ... now get juicing... I will wait :))

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Good tips and recipes. I confess - I should really be more diligent about juicing. *blessed