JUICING 101: RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS

I love green juice & since I got my own juicer back in April, I've tried hundreds of juice variations. I have this Hamilton Beach juicer that's only $69.99. 

For me, drinking my greens in juice is a lot less painful than eating a ton of veggies. I like spinach but do I want a spinach salad? Not really. Do I taste it when it's in a juice along with a cucumber, apple, & carrots? Nope. I'm also not a huge cucumber fan, but I love the sweetness it adds to a green juice. 

Some of the benefits of juicing daily are:

  • Glowing skin
  • Improved digestion
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Hydration
  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy

When you first start juicing you may experience side effects like nausea or irritability but don't worry - that's just your body detoxing!

Below are 3 of my favorite recipes that are perfect for beginners.

Tip #1: Always wash your fruits & vegetables thoroughly before juicing.

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Tip #2: Always remove the core & seeds from your apple before juicing.

These are 3 of my favorite recipes & once you get used to juicing, you can start mixing & adding ingredients. I like to add cayenne pepper, kale, beet root, or swiss chard occasionally. Always start with cucumber or apple as a base (they produce the most liquid), add a handful of either spinach, kale, collards, or swiss chard, and then add additional ingredients from there. Try out my recipes & let me know your thoughts in the comments below! If you have a great juice recipe, leave it as well! 

xo, Leah