Creating your own fresh juice is fun, and I recommend you begin by following a recipe. This way the juice is more likely to taste delicious, and you'll want to keep on juicing:)
Fresh vegetable juice is lovely at any time of the day. Nutrient rich raw juice is excellent for keeping the body hydrated and is very easy to digest so you can feel the benefits straight away.
Here are a selection of my favorite juice recipes. Use the links below to learn how to make them, plus information on the health benefits, nutrition facts and advice about the best type of juicer for juicing at home. The recipes all serve one thirsty person. Enjoy!
You can juice at any time of the day that suits you. I love to start the day with a raw vegetable juice, and make extra to
store in the fridge or cool bag for later on in the day when I get
thirsty. Fresh juice is most
nutritious straight after it's made, but if you want to
drink fresh juice several times a day then it can be seriously laborious
to break out the juicer and start from scratch each time.
I often make up a large batch of juice and store some in the fridge or cool bag for later. I keep the juice in leak proof glass jars(amazon.com) filling them right up to the brim to minimize oxidation.
This means I can take fresh juice out with me for the day and have
some waiting for me when I get home, without all the hassle of making it
from scratch each time. You can also freeze the juice.
Absolutely, I prefer to use organic fruit and vegetables but I can't always justify the extra cost. One of the many advantages of organic produce is that it doesn't need to be peeled. When my budget doesn't stretch to organic vegetables then I buy non-organic and give them a good wash them first.
For more recipe ideas check out "The Juice Suggester - Juice Recipe Software" (opens a new window). This handy tool gives you recipes for whatever fruit and vegetables you've got around the house, and you can print out the list to take shopping too!