One of the quickest and easiest ways to get added vitamins, minerals and enzymes is through juicing. Every morning I like to start my day off will one full mason jar of this deliciousness. I always make sure I am eating whole sources of these foods in addition to juicing. Even though juicing can be really healthy, you are missing out on some added nutrients you get in the pulp from the insoluble fibre. For example, I will have a piece of peanut butter and banana toast or a piece of fruit with my juice.
There are a lot of debates now-a-days on whether or not juicing is really in fact that healthy for you so I have made a list of pros and cons I have read along the way and some suggestions on how to make sure you are in fact getting enough of the nutrient rich parts of your fruits and vegetables.
- Quick & Easy
- Fills you up
- Easily absorbed nutrients
- If fruits & veggies are not your favourite thing its an easy way to sneak them in
- Great sweet treat
- It is vegan!
- A lot of the healthy parts are in the pulp
- It can be messy
- Can be high in Calories
In order to make my juicing worthwhile I make sure to use every part of the juicing experience. I will use the pulp from my juicer and add it to either muffins or soups, making sure to remove seeds and some peels.
I always make sure to eat whole foods in addition to juicing. A lot of people may do a juice cleanse for a short period of time which can be healthy but I personally like to ensure I am getting enough fibre from whole fruits and vegetables.
In order to keep the calorie content down I always use three servings of veggies to one serving of fruit. Surprisingly, you do not need a lot of fruit for the juice to taste good. One of my favourites is pineapple because of its strong flavour. The smallest amount can make for the tastiest treat.
Make sure you only make as much juice as you are ingesting because it can develop bacteria quickly so it is best to drink it as soon as you make it.
This mornings Juice Recipe (2 servings):
- 2 stalks of kale
- 2 stalks of celery
- half of a cucumber
- 5 slices of pineapple
- 3 cups of spinach
- 2 kiwis
- 4 carrot sticks
- 1 small orange
Enjoy! And happy healthy eating!
Eleni from Convey The Moment xx